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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 26, 2007 4:05 PM

Dave,

its done! I've not heard of that kit before, it will be interesting to see that one.Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Monday, February 26, 2007 4:38 PM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

its done! I've not heard of that kit before, it will be interesting to see that one.Thumbs Up [tup]

I had not heard of it either but I found a couple of reviews of it on the web.  It has a few flaws but it also has engraved panel lines and the build ups look pretty good so I thought it would be worth a try.

 

Dave

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Posted by darson on Monday, February 26, 2007 8:45 PM

Dave I've just done a few searches on the web and have read the reviews of your kit and it actually doesn't look half bad at all.  I must admit that when you posted you were doing a Vista (never heard of them by the way) kit I had all these thoughts of barley formed eastern European styrene and a vac formed canopy.

Looking forward to seeing it built up.

Cheers

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 8:34 AM

Hi folks,

I finished my mates F-14 today, I have posted some pics over on the A/C forum, here is a pic of how she ended up....

I just hope he likes it!
 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 8:43 AM

Darren-

Your Tomcat looks AWESOME!!!  You did a great job on the plane and on the deck.  I'd be proud to display that plane in my case, I'm sure your mate will love it!  Love the jolly roger markings, always were my favorite for the F-14.  More rum!  Bow [bow] Pirate [oX)] Make a Toast [#toast] Party [party]

 

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 8:57 AM

Thanks Frank!Thumbs Up [tup]

.......and Cheers!Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:04 AM

What's not to like ?  Very nice work Darren.  If your mate doesn't like it, you can ship it to me Big Smile [:D].

Regards,  Rick

RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:21 AM

Thanks Rick,Thumbs Up [tup]

Heck, if he does'nt want it-I'll keep it for myself!Big Smile [:D]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 2:55 PM
Darren-absolute stunning work.

Bob

 

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Posted by darson on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:40 PM

Darren that Tomcat looks absolutely awesome Bow [bow]Bow [bow], your mate should be well pleased with it that's for sure.

Cheers

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Posted by razordws on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:33 PM
Oooo... very nice indeed Darren Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]!!!!  Add me to the list of donor recipients should your friend not want to take it!Propeller [8-]

Dave

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:57 PM
Thanks lads, Thumbs Up [tup]Pirate [oX)] I'm real happy that it meets with your approval, when my mate comes over to see it, I'll let you know what he thinks.
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:15 PM
You could send it to me, too!  I'd be happy to display it for you in my case!  Cool [8D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:35 PM
Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]HehHeh.....I've got first dibs on it!
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:00 PM

Good news!Thumbs Up [tup]

My mate has seen his Tomcat and he's very happy.Approve [^]Thumbs Up [tup]

Just as well......I'll be Censored [censored] if I'm gonna build him another one! Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

No......I don't care how much rum you buy me..........Mischief [:-,]Big Smile [:D]

Right, after all that......I need a drinkWink [;)]

Cheers Everybody!Make a Toast [#toast]

Pirate [oX)]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by darson on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:20 PM
So Darren what's on the bench between now and the Start of April which is now only 30 days away Make a Toast [#toast]
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, March 1, 2007 2:54 PM

G'day Darren,

right now, I'm playing with Airfix's 1/48 Mk.IX Spitfire, I have done the interior and after a struggle got the fuselage together. I am now in the process of cleaning up all the seams.

I dropped the elevators too, they are the cranked ones so they were a pain to cut, never mind I  did a half decent job!Blush [:I]Big Smile [:D]

I'll hopefully get the clean up finished soon. Did you see Brett Green's recent build article on Hyperscale for this kit? Its well worth a look. I want to try his paint/weathering method for the grey/green camo pattern. It looks very good! 

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 2, 2007 9:52 AM
  Sign me up for my first group build. Are there any good Buccaneer kits out there? If not I'll go with the Phantom. Okay, now where does the line form for the rum ration?
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 2, 2007 1:45 PM

Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

Welcome JFB! Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Party [party]Party [party]Party [party]Big Smile [:D]Pirate [oX)]Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

There is only one Buccaneer in 1/48 scale, and thats the Airfix kit......it will fight you at every turn, so you were warned.......

There is a new tool kit out in 1/72, but I cannot recall who makes it. It looks very nice. I'll go away and try to find the magazine I saw it it in.

.........in the meantime first member of the crew to get the answer, wins a bottle of rum!Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 2, 2007 1:55 PM

There are now 22 of us! Party [party]Party [party]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Wink [;)]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Party [party]Party [party]

 

Its the weekend! Its Rum Ration Time!

Now, form an orderly queue......the Captain is watching you!Pirate [oX)]

Cheers!Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

That is all.Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Friday, March 2, 2007 3:26 PM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

There is only one Buccaneer in 1/48 scale, and thats the Airfix kit......it will fight you at every turn, so you were warned.......

There is a new tool kit out in 1/72, but I cannot recall who makes it. It looks very nice. I'll go away and try to find the magazine I saw it it in.

.........in the meantime first member of the crew to get the answer, wins a bottle of rum!Pirate [oX)]

 That would be CMR's resin kit of the S.1!  Now where's me Rum?Pirate [oX)]

 Airfix and Matchbox both made a 1/72 kit of the S.2

Dave

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 2, 2007 3:50 PM

And the Captains award for good memory goes to........DAVE!

Congratulations! (wild applause)Party [party]Party [party]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Well done! Here be ye Rum! Pirate [oX)]

 

Cheers!Make a Toast [#toast]Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Friday, March 2, 2007 5:08 PM
Good memory????   Plbbbbth!!!!  That's what Google is for!

Dave

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 2, 2007 5:19 PM

Here is the news from the BBC...

"Staff at Finescale Modeler Magazine were stunned to find that all the toilets in the building had been stolen........Detectives at the scene say they have nothing to go on."

 

 

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 2, 2007 5:26 PM

NEWSFLASH:

"Police at the scene at Finescale Modeler Magazines earlier toilet theft have also discovered a giant hole in the staff car park..........Detectives are still looking into it." 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Friday, March 2, 2007 7:16 PM
Can't wait to see where this is going!Laugh [(-D]

Dave

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, March 2, 2007 7:35 PM

Darren-thanks for the news updates until the build starts.

Well, my LHS was able to find the Hasegawa F6F-3 (1/48) so that's what I'll be building.  Now to find some decals....hmmmm

Bob

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, March 3, 2007 1:12 PM

Thats good news Bob, I'm doing an Airfix Hellcat myself so it will be interesting to compare the two  kits together.

News updates will resume when I've had more rum..........Pirate [oX)]Mischief [:-,]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

 

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend, I've had a couple of hours in the workshop this afternoon, trying some new painting techniques on my Spitfire.........I don't think this will turn out how I imaginedDisapprove [V]Sigh [sigh]

I will try and put it right tomorrow.Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by DesertRat on Sunday, March 4, 2007 12:36 AM

Ok, here's an update from me. I won the bid on the Dauntless almost 2 weeks ago, and it still hasn't shown up yet! In contacting the guy, he had just sent it out 2 days ago. Banged Head [banghead]

I wonder what the holdup was, but he didn't elaborate. Maybe casting me a new kit fresh from the mould? Hmmmm.....Confused [%-)]

Warmest regards,

Roger

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 4, 2007 6:15 AM
Tango-Looking forward to sharing input.  Right now I'm struggling to not overdo the kit with resin & PE-I don't want to spend more for accessories than I did for the kit-especially since I read (on their website, I think) that Eduard is going to offer a Hellcat kit late 2007.  I'm very impressed with their FW-190's.

Bob

 

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