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    617 First to Latest

    Finally, bench time (well, not much else I can do while signed off) 2 Lancasters worked on, and started the F-35. The Revell Lanc is an absolute cluster! just bloody awful, but I will persevere as Why not? (right??) the fuselage fitted together quite nicely, however, the bomb-bay modification sat rather proud, so out with the dremel etc and trimmed it down - it now kinda fits, but needs a lot of remedial work doing to remove the filing marks. Airfix (Heinz57 kit) is coming together as I would expect, without any drama, I have had to do a bit of remidial, but that's because I made an error, and removals wold mean a new kit. Thankfully this is all internal amendments. The fuselage is slighty warped, so a gentle ix into place. F-35, started on the engine duct, filling in some injection sinkholes, and trial fit. And thats where I am tonight I also received a set of Hataka paints, their modern USN Grey set, had a test spray of the Glass, which is a major colour of the F-35, and it sprays as quite a nice paint
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    Lancaster Exhaust Stains

    Doc, I believe the regular bomb sight was not fitted from the factory as it would have been in the way, I'll see it there are any photos in the books to confirm. Miggers, I thought I read the cockpit had blue persex in for simulated night, but smoke makes far more sense
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    Lancaster Exhaust Stains

    This is an 83 Sqn MkIII, PB156 "OF:O" note the shrouds and staining pattern, obviously the lesser run Specials wouldnt be as heavy, but it's a very uneven patterning [Lancaster at War 3 : Mike Garbett and Brian Goulding] From Jonathan Falconers rather excellent "The Dam Busters" Light staining on the leading edge can just about be seen, and the darker staining towards the trailing A better (?) shot of the trailing stains on McCarthys ED825
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    Lancaster Exhaust Stains

    Thing to remember is that the exhausts would have had the shrouds on, which Iwould imagine could alter the airflow over/under the leading edge a little. Am having a look through my books to see if there is anything extra to Miggers that may help
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    F-36 colour

    Thank you for your replies, Jamie, PM coming your way good sir
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    F-36 colour

    That should be F-35!
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    F-36 colour

    Help please. Am about to start my F35B, and I know my dire paint collection won't cover it, so need to purchase new paints so may as well get as close to correct as should be What are the best colours for the F-35B? (please don't say Grey 😅) I tend to use Tamiya and Valejo, but if there is a closer match elsewhere I'll entertain it (wine, dancing etc) Thanks
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    'I'm not going first...

    Grand build, great idea am loving the humour
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    Tempest Mk.V

    Thanks, I have a couple I would have liked to bring (the 24hr challenge for a start) but just my bloomin luck I'm away, Will try to keep the diary free for next time
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    Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes SLR McLaren

    Looks grand Miggers, nice work sir!
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    St Pancras Express

    I was reading an old copy of Flypast when I came across the attached article, and the black and white photo just said "Build Me" It was a race sponsored by the Daily Mail, a Transatlantic Race - top of the Post Office (BT) Tower to the top of the Empire State Building. The RAF entered 3 harriers, the RN a Phantom FG1 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the attempt and Jet Art Aviation are restoring the victor - Harrier GR1 XV741 My brain has already worked out how to do most of this. I am Tempted to enter it into the RAF100 Group Build, but I don't knowhow I'll find the time! My build mantra seems to be "Let's not make life easy"
  12. Loving the build, the extras are fab! (am taking tips)
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    617 First to Latest

    Thank you
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    Tempest Mk.V

    OOH, whens this?? (sorry for the diversion)
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    617 First to Latest

    YAY! I'm (almost) back. with one weekend remaining of planned serious photography events left this summer, and at least 3 weeks enforced RnR as I'm having a Knee op next month, I'm ready to continue. Plus, last weekend I finally got shots of a 617 F-35B to work from (thank you RIAT). New job also means I'm home before I would be leaving my old job. Result! Onwards and (in the case of a jumpjet) Upwards!