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  1. Victor K2

    Revell 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1A

    Further to my earlier post, it seems Martin Baker have changed the colour of the leg restraints to olive green (just poked my head in the cockpit today and I was surprised that they weren't blue as I thought they were. I am sure they were once? I've only worked on them since 1983). I will check with one of our armourers to see if my memory is playing tricks or that I am colour blind.
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    Revell 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1A

    Great looking build, just a comment on the colour of the leg restraints. These are blue and when the aircraft is parked they are stowed attached to the instrument panel (the cords are placed in the grooves either side of the central instruments). The canvas case attached to frame 10 (rear bulkhead ) is stowage for the F700 (maintenance history etc) also there is a smaller one slightly lower which holds the rear seat apron (fitted to solo aircraft, modelers of Red Arrows take note). Finally, the seat pan is set to almost it's highest setting when the aircraft is parked for maintenance. Hope this is of help, Bob.
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    1:32 Lockheed EC-121K Constellation/Warning Star

    Nice to see Connie again in all her splendor and none the worse for the wait, thanks Iain for bringing her back to the fold. Keep nibbling away and let her see more of the cat (but don't let the cat nibble) Bob
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    Airfix Harrier GR.3 in 1/24th scale

    Stunning model Just one tiny observation, the Harrier operated in some quite out of the way airfields/landing grounds with the ground crew working in field conditions. I can't quite see the aircraft having such clean "remove before flight" flags. Otherwise a championship model in the making.
  5. Phantastic (sorry, I couldn't resist) Stunning result.
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    Revell Mustang

    I agree with your sentiment, build and make a model in your style. I know will follow.
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    Revell Mustang

    Mission Model Paint (MMP). I endorse the above comments on this amazing paint. I bought mine at Newark model show last year and have been amazed by the coverage and durability. Tiger Hobbies are the U.K. importers and have began to supply a number of retailers. Great model by the way, I look forward to seeing more. Bob.
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    Typhoon Mk.Ib 1/24 airfix

    Outstanding to say the least.
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    ME-262 1/32 Trumpeter

    Hi Warbird, I wish you had started this build from the beginning, so that we mere mortals could have seen you address and correct the problems that have mentioned. I have one of these kits on my "to do" pile (which is getting bigger all the time). I look forward to seeing more of this build and will be following this thread to help to promote my model to the front of the pile. Bob.
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    1/32 Trumpeter Me 262A-1a "Yellow 3"

    As long as you don't send Trump over here, I will gladly have a shipment of JT albums and Supernatural dvd's. Without British help and invention (Jet engine) your aircraft would still be operating with pistons and beeswax
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    1/32 Trumpeter Me 262A-1a "Yellow 3"

    If the undercarriage legs seem too long, it could be that the aircraft Trumpeter used as a reference ( photo's, drawings or museum aircraft ) were devoid of fuel/equipment/ordinance etc, and were therefore at the full extent of the oleo's. A lot of manufactures should offer fully extended or compressed versions of U/C legs. so as to give we, the modelers a choice of posing our model as either "in flight" coming in to land, or "on the ground" fully loaded. Oh, one other thing, we do Maths here in the UK, Maths is made up of a sum of numbers with an answer the result. A number on it's own is just a number and not Math as how did you get the answer without doing the Maths All joking aside, I look forward to this build , if only to give me some inspiration to get mine out of the loft/attic. Bob.
  12. Best wishes to you Bob
  13. Speaking as a former ground crew, most, if not all stenciling on aircraft are for the benefit of the Aircrew. If the aircraft had to be "turned round" by them (only likely if they landed at a different, non type operating airbase). The information given on the stenciling would tell them the pressure/type of lubricant etc, needed to replenish the aircraft. Failing that they would ring the home base and ask the engineers advice on what size spanner/screwdriver was required and then ask the ground crew to bring said tools and while they are there "could you please turn the aircraft round as you will be far quicker and we can get back to base". Why have a dog and bark yourself Great work btw.
  14. Could be that is the problem (window open). Cold damp air can cause an effect called "blooming". If a further coat is applied before the previous one has fully dried (this doesn't appear to happen in a dry slightly warmer, 65f , atmosphere). It may eventually cure in a drier, warmer room. Hope this helps. Bob.
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    1:32 Lockheed EC-121K Constellation/Warning Star

    Handley Page's finest next, pretty please. ( of course, by all means finish Connie first ). I am so frustrated at missing Telford (for the 3rd year running) again. Especially as you had taken Connie with you. Hopefully I will make it next year and see the finished master piece first hand and maybe convince you to cut plastic on my all time favorite, truly iconic, quintessentially British, the true Queen of all things aviation, the one, the only, Victor K2 (or B2). Have I over sold it . Bob