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  1. Yorki1960

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    You must have had a barrel of laughs doing those......lol. Just love your work. "I have ever intentionally moved a barrel in 30 years so I may just glue them as well. We shall see.. " Only barrel I have ever moved has had beer in it.. Do you have your whole fleet out on display?
  2. Yorki1960

    Getting it wrong all these years.... :-(

    0.4 needle assembly ordered, Another £35 to hide from the missus............hahahahahaha.
  3. You can do it when you B & Q it.... Wow amazing, such fine delicate work.
  4. Yorki1960

    Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    How did you shape the part on the bottom of the funnel?
  5. Yorki1960

    Getting it wrong all these years.... :-(

    Thanks for your tips. One other thing, the nozzle is 0.2mm that came with the set. Would it be better with 0.4 that I have seen on the web site?
  6. Never in the field of .............. nope wrong speech,...... Never have I have any real success spray painting models. Have tried various manufactures products, different mix combinations...2:1, 3:1 etc. Then my son asks me to built him a Tonka ADV. Don't have the paints for this so bought the Hataka modern RAF paint set, great they do it for brush and spray. So here is me with my new paint set and I must have hit the wrong tick box because I got a spray paint set..... der me ( lets call this number 1).... So I look on You Tube and find a video on using Hataka paints, yep the guy uses a 2:1 mix .......Oh hey hang on ... rewind... That's 1 part thinners to 2 parts paint...........der me...(No.2) all this time I have been mixing it the other way round, never crossed my mind that's where the trouble laid. Right now you all have permission to laugh out loud.....
  7. Yorki1960

    Another success for one of our members

    By jove, how tickled I am to hear that... Congratulations.
  8. Yorki1960

    Pictures Tornado U/C Bays

    After trawling through every walkaround I can find, there are very few pictures of the undercarriage bays. I am building the F3 and want to add in a bit more detail a the Hobby Boss is a bit sparse in this area. I doubt that will be much of a difference between the GR's and ADV bays, so any pics will help.
  9. Yorki1960

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    Fantastic detail work.
  10. Yorki1960

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    Bottom middle looks a bit bent ......................... says me who is sat here gob smacked at how you manage to do it. Would not a little white glue run along the cables make them a little more 3D?
  11. Yorki1960

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    You must know my wife, she says I'm full of wind as well.....
  12. Yorki1960

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    Fantastic work. Welcome back Grand Master.
  13. Yorki1960

    home made decals / masks

    Not the same. This is the bird I want to do. https://anticsonline.uk/N1536_Witty-Sky-Guardians-Birds-of-Prey/106193136_Witty-Wings-Panavia-Tornado-RAF-F3-Firebirds-56-Sqn-ZE735-1-72-S.html
  14. Yorki1960

    home made decals / masks

    Does anyone have any experience on making decals masks. I want to do a F3 56 Sqn (R) Firebird. The decals are long out of production, so I want to try my hand at creating some.
  15. Yorki1960

    Botswana Strikemasters

    I have just been reading Junes issue of Airfix magazine and there is a nice build of Fly's 1/48 scale Jet Provost TMk5/5a. I was looking at the decal sheet and low and behold there are markings for a Botswana aircraft and the small ice blue/white/black triangle (part 10) has small black lines at each of the 3 points. Well here in lies a tail ............. During the 80's/90's I worked in the design department at BAe in Warton, and was involved with getting these (memory lapse here) I think ex Kuwait'y Strikemasters in a fit state to fly because someone had sold them to Botswana. One of the many jobs I had to do was to get the paint scheme and national insignia drawn up and approved. Some years earlier bulldogs had been sold, off I went rummaging in the dusty archives office to see if I could find a drawing. Bingo found what I needed a cammo and insignia drawing (and lots of other very interesting stuff like piston provost and bulldog drawings). So off on my merry way, went to draw up my Strikmaster accordingly. I also thought it would be a good idea to draw the triangle up full size and stick it on a Jet Provost that was in the training hanger. My boss thought it was good too so we had it photographed to be sent off with the drawing for approval. Well blow me down when we got the approved documentation back the fuse triangle had lines at each point ...... anyone guessed what's coming next ...... yep those little lines are where I used masking tape to stick the triangle onto the fuse..... hahahahaha....... Another note whilst these aircraft flew from warton we had to cover up the Botswana Defence Force lettering on the fuse with brown paper and more masking tape because of some political issues.