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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:16 AM

Lodni I don't think the Admiral will mind at all if ye join this scurvy lot. Beggin'the Admirals pardon sir, i just want to post a pic of my current project and where she stands at the moment.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:22 AM
Hello all! I have a 1/72 Minicraft/Hasegawa Hellcat that I was planning on doing up in FAA markings anyway. Would you mind if I joined you lads & lasses(?)?

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:21 AM

Razor I'm lovin' that Stringbag!!! I can't see half of the pics before your post, photobucket has got to do something good for a change.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by cropredy on Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:16 PM
Thanks simpilot; thank goodness I don't have a PS4 or XBox

cropredy

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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, September 2, 2017 3:56 AM

Bow DownWOW what a build!!! Aaargh all you swabbies hic, pardon me, lol i'm still kicking just have not been on the puter for quite some time. Been playing PS4 n doing a lil modelling but starting to get the m-o-j-o back. Glad to see all the builds happening. Not ready to tackle my Buccaneer yet as I have moved and have VERY limited space, a bungalow. Been doing well and hope all is well with everyone here. really missed the forums so sat down with a beer and well i'm here Wink Been working on my Academy 1/72 FW-190A-8, wil ltry and get a pic up soon if anyone's interested. Just bought an Italeri 1/48 F7F-3 Tigercat today, and must say it looks like a very nice kit. Anyways, will try and keep more up to date on the forums and all the great builds happening. Admiral begging your pardon sir, i'm ready for my lashings for being AWOL Embarrassed Have a G'Day peeps!!Yes

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:29 PM

Wonderful stuff. i lost all of my Stringbag kits in the move, but I am inspired by you.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by cropredy on Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:19 PM

After a long dry spell in dry dock; I am determined to finish the Illustrious after meeting the sister of Sub-Lt Tony Wray, observer on L4R at Taranto. Wray's sister, Pat, is still sharp as a tack, funny, and has quite a collection of Illustrious memorabilia.  So, Swordfish planes on deck + crew as shown below. All that is left are the radio aerials, radar, and some miscellaneous bits that I have forgotten;  Planes are ordered by tail number roughly equal to attack order.  Just have to hope that I don't knock off some of the delicate work as I put on the finishing touches.

 Illustrious w planes

Some mistakes and omissions here to a stickler for accuracy and I can tell you I will never again attempt to retrofit the Heller kit to some sort of verisimillitude.

 

cropredy

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 10, 2017 5:47 PM

Got the Lusty out as I am on a carrier roll. These A-holes at photobucket really did some serious damage.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by cropredy on Monday, April 3, 2017 11:51 PM

Nice work - the rigging looks sharp and taut.  Having done the Frog version of this during the last FAA Group Build, I know how hard this can be at this scale

cropredy

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:20 AM

Nice going, Dave, you've been enshrined in the FAA Roster thread.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:13 AM
Nice build Dave

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:03 AM

Thanks Wannabe. 

Hey all, managed to wrap this up last night so here is my contribution to the fight.  This is the Airfix 1/72 kit.






Looking forward to seeing the rest of the builds.

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:51 AM

The Swordfish is lookin great, dwsrazor. 

Thought things would be slowing down again. It has not turned out that way. I'm itchin to make more progress on the Beaufighter though. Hoping I'll actually have something to post as an update after this weekend. Shouldn't be an issue since the weather won't be good for fishing the next few days. Lol. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:52 AM

Until 1942,

"With the coming of war, the FAA's aircraft were quickly done up in camouflage colours. Initially they were in Dark Sea Grey and Extra Dark Slate Grey (a greenish colour to you and I), with the upper surfaces of the lower wings being in Dark Sea Grey and Light Slate Grey to provide shadow compensation from the upper wing. The undersurfaces are in Sky Grey (NOT Sky)"

http://www.cbrnp.com/profiles/quarter2/swordfish.htm

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:39 AM

dwsrazor
For any of you planning to do a Taranto ship you might want to know what this tank is for.  It is not shown in the instructions anywhere and it was not until I did some reading on the Taranto raid that I discovered that an extra tank was installed in place of the middle seat in order to get the range they needed for the raid.  Of course this discovery was made after I had closed up the fuselage.  Whistling


 

two crew each aircraft

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/rollofhonour/Battlehonour_crewlists/FAATaranto_1940.html

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:33 AM

stikpusher

A round for all the lads here in honor of the Wyverns arrival!

 

Suez they saw combat. So did the Valiant and French Corsairs.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:11 AM

Tonka, nice job on the little Chipmunk!  Propeller

Wannabe farmer, going through a lot of health issues at my house to.  Hang in there!

Amornut.  Great subject choice.  Looking forward to your build.

As for the Swordfish the wings are now glued on and the rigging was attached to the upper wing before attaching it.  Gluing the rigging to the bottom wing should be lots of fun.   Stick out tongue   I still have some work to do on the motor but then it is just wheels, torpedo and a few other fiddly bits.



 

Cheers!

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:23 PM

I'll dri,k to that, even if it is my post LOL, and I have to work tomorrow. All Hail the Wyvern. Or as my friend Darth Laboriuos calls it " Jimmy D'arante with wings".

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 PM

A round for all the lads here in honor of the Wyverns arrival!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:34 PM

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:16 PM

I need to make one for this year, give me a week or so.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by tonka on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:02 PM

jeaton01

Tonka, I have added this photo to the FAA Roster page.  Nice work!

 

Thanks!! Now where do I get the badge?? Or do we not need any stinkin' badges!! Stick out tongue

 

FArmboy --sorry about the relative passing...and hope you Mom feels better

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:48 PM

Tonka, I have added this photo to the FAA Roster page.  Nice work!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:44 AM

Great looking little plane there, tonka. 

Hope to be back at it soon y'all. Been busy gettin my mom settled back in after surgery, and had a relative pass away unexpectedly. So, things have been a little hectic as of late.

Keep the pics of the great work coming. I'm not very skilled at painting and detailing models yet, and all the pics of y'all's superb work keeps me from settling for mediocrity in my own builds. 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:19 AM

So as said, I plan on Wyvern S-4. Dug out the kit and got ready to start putting pieces together and low and behold I forgot the kit has a full complement of PE, cockpit, wingfolds, landing gear wells, ALOT. S I'm gonna dive in and see what kind of damage I can do. Bought the kit at a show a few years back in southern Loiusiana and completely forgot I basically paid for the Eduard PE. I like little suprises like that. Perhaps I will post pte start pix tonight.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:10 AM

Paint is complete except for the upper surfaces of the lower wings.  Need to figure out the rigging before I paint those though.  A quick pic to show the progress.



For any of you planning to do a Taranto ship you might want to know what this tank is for.  It is not shown in the instructions anywhere and it was not until I did some reading on the Taranto raid that I discovered that an extra tank was installed in place of the middle seat in order to get the range they needed for the raid.  Of course this discovery was made after I had closed up the fuselage.  Whistling

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Yeah, Stik, I fear there is a Liberator in my future, but not my near future.  Such an ungainly beast.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:58 AM

That I would, laddie, that I would....

Got gum on them bucklers, do ya?  Or ya been nailed ta the ceilin' whilst in a drunken stupor.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:47 PM

'Scusin' yer pee stained britches yer excellency, yeh be talkin' to me?

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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