Post by agalbraith on Aug 25, 2006 16:38:45 GMT 12
Well everyone (I am sure?) has one of those projects that goes on for years, you know, pick it up and make something then burn out for a month or so and then do it all again next month.
Well this is one of those, so please dont expect lots of updates because I simply am really slow and want to get every detail right cos it dosent come naturally for me like it does others to scratchbuild stuff.
The gun muzzle area is all wrong in the kit so I reworked it.
Cutting Edge intakes had the trunking ground out and inserted into the kit ones (they needed their profile modified when viewed down as they were flat, this was done with superglue)
Modified fin tip with strengthening plates added and also the rudder top is slightly higher and at a different angle.
Post by agalbraith on Aug 25, 2006 20:12:25 GMT 12
Yes, I am going to do either 6254 or 56 in the green/grey lizard scheme. I always thought that was the nicest scheme they were ever painted in.
Calum, yes I have rescribed about 90% of the fuse & wings now, and done some rivetting with a "rosie the rivetter" and a jewellers beading tool (this leaves very tiny circles stamped into the surface), just enough depth so that it will be barely visible under a coat of paint.
Oh I also have the Black Box TA-4J resin cockpit set as a starting point for my KAHU conversion.
I'd guess it felt pretty good after watching the a/c hit the water. Probably felt a lot better than most of the sqn did the next morning. After losing Muzz Neilson a month earlier I know my heart hit the floor when we heard '56 was down. It was about 10mins before we found out Barnsey had ejected safely and was busy paddling his raft. First live use of the single seater to save a life. There was one hell of a party in the W/O&SNCO's mess that night, the base turned a blind eye to the fact that most of us weren't eligible to be there. The armourers gin bucket was one or two or three to remember. I only made to the end of the second one, then couldnt believe it when Barnsey turned up to the S&S/Arm 'debrief' with a bottle of gin!! Sorry for the hijacking, Les.
Post by skyhawkdon on Sept 11, 2006 19:28:24 GMT 12
For a backdrop for my interview with Close Up today we used my 1/32 A-4K and 1/48 A-4K models. When you see the interview look over my right shoulder and you will see at a couple of my efforts at modelling the A-4.