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md72
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 03:01 AM UTC

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It was used to drop things that go bang on people wearing green


Ah, leave it to the Canadians, develop an airplane that won't drop bombs on the redcoats.
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 05:37 AM UTC
Out of curiosity (like I have time); would the SEPECAT Jaguar qualify?

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 04:13 PM UTC
Wasn't the Jaguar designed as a ground attack plane?
From wikepedia

The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French jet attack aircraft, originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Armée de l'Air in the close air support and nuclear strike role, and still in service with the Indian Air Force.

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 04:46 PM UTC
I think Thomas is correct Mike. It was a ground attack aircraft. I can't recall it being used as a fighter. Used in Gulf one as close air support.

Pete
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 05:27 PM UTC
Very good points. Whew, I didn't need one more campaign anyway!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 06:04 PM UTC
Peter and Tom are correct, Wikipedia quotes this re: the Jaguar:
[quote]Originally conceived in the 1960s as jet trainer with a light ground attack capability, the requirement for the aircraft soon changed to include supersonic performance, reconnaissance and tactical nuclear strike roles. A carrier-based variant was also planned for French service, but this was cancelled in favour of the cheaper Dassault Super Étendard. The airframes were manufactured by SEPECAT (Société Européenne de Production de l'avion Ecole de Combat et d'Appui Tactique), a joint venture between Breguet and the British Aircraft Corporation, one of the first major joint-Anglo-French military aircraft programs.[quote]

I remember the first time I saw the Jaguar and fell in love with its looks and ability to hang ordinance and drop on those green things that Jesse stated.

Bob

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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 07:09 PM UTC
Thomas, Peter, and Bob; you are all quite right and the Jag is, unfortunately, right out.

However, this could be a good excuse for this bad boy:

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Must... limit... campaign... joins!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 07:46 PM UTC

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It was used to drop things that go bang on people wearing green


Ah, leave it to the Canadians, develop an airplane that won't drop bombs on the redcoats.



But of course! It's the best way to avoid friendly fire. Now all we need to do is stop our soldiers from wearing their "you can't see me suits" in combat and go back to full dress.
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 12:33 AM UTC
Start on the Sea Hawk,

Found some Warload more appropriate to the early 60's.



The rockets came from and Airfix Seafire FR47.

The basic assembly of the seat.



The basic etch and instrument panel film included in the kit.



Kit interior assembled, not brilliant, but at least there is some sidewall detail.



One weakness that does need some work, the gunports.



Drilling out.



Blast tubes fitted to the inside.



Still a little cleaning up to do, but a big improvement.



The cockpit interior sprayed Tamiya TS81, Gunship grey, with a black wash is will about right.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 02:22 AM UTC
Simon, that instrument panel is KILLER.

BOB
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 02:10 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up Bob,

The etched panel does not look the same shape as the plastic panel, oh well a but of fettling needed then.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 03:06 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

The film instrument dials attached to the back of the etched panel, I use Krystal Klear, which works both as an adhesive and glazing medium.



The basic cockpit detail painted and together. Throttle handles added from plastic rod.



The main undercarriage bay assembled.



And sprayed, base coat of Citadel "Leadbelcher" and a mist coat of Tamiya TS30 Silver leaf.



Upper fuselage, the cockpit was masked, and the intakes and nose wheel bay sprayed "Leadbelcher"



Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 05:49 PM UTC
Well I got a small start this morning after work. Started with the cockpit and I will be adding a pilot left over from a binned Monogram F8 Crusader. I drilled out the gun ports and will be adding blast tubes. They are very prominent in some pictures. Much more to go.


Tom
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015 - 09:17 PM UTC
Progress on the razorback
There has been quite a lot because I have had a pretty rough week and I needed something to take my mind of things so the thunderbolt has come on quite a long way. As a matter of fact I have already got the base coat of olive drab on the thing, but that will follow later as this is going to be a pretty big post as is.


the cockpit - all one piece on this kit, appart from the instrument panel. I opted not to use the decal for the IP because I think that decal IPs at this scale tend to look a little too artificial


fuselage all glued together and bound up in rubber bands


wings and tail in place


the engine


undercarriage attached, I just painted the undercarriage wells interior green then dry brushed aluminium to pick out the details and coated the lot in a heavy black wash to give them a well used appearance


engine, cowling and prop all in their rightful places


the small pane of bulletproof glass position between the gun sight and the place where the windscreen will go

I have also done the canopy and started painting as I mentioned before but those pics will follow later because this is already a fairly sizeable post

Cheers, Simon
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 03:42 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

The cockpit done, drybrushing and washes added.



From experience this aircraft needs nose weight, some scrap from white metal kit parts.



Weight glued into the nose. the main wheel bay and intakes fitted, the cockpit also test fitted into the upper nose section.



just the jet pipes and their fittings to be sorted, and that is the fuselage innards done.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 12:56 AM UTC
A small amount of progress today,

Jet pipes and their backing plates given a coat of citadel "Leadbelcher" out of the rattlecan. This stuff is a great metallic spray, it is designed as a basecoat so it goes onto bare plastic very well.



work in progress on weathering the jetpipes, a coat of a bronze colour and a black wash to start.



Whilst this was drying the back end on the fuselage was assembled, all fitted very well.



More son.

Cheers.

Si

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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 02:46 AM UTC
@Simon.L: is that the Otaki kit? I have one that I started back in 1995. I just purchased an AM decal set to be able to finish it for the Hanger Queen campaign.

@SimonHeathwood: how did you accomplish your burnished tail pipes, they look real.

I finally started my F-84:




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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 09:21 PM UTC
@Bob - I am building the old Monogram kit as re-released by revell, although I must say that despite its age, this still makes a very nice looking Thunderbolt!
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 09:44 PM UTC
Found my Academy 1/72 Razorback over the weekend. Looks ready to go and there was some Eduard photo-etch in the box too, BONUS!. Now onto paint. Is it 'correct' to paint the surface of the fuselage inside the glass on the razorback interior green, or should it be OD like the rest of the skin???
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 03:11 AM UTC
@Mark - I painted the surfaces under the canopy interior green, then put a brown wash over them for weathering, so it is somewhere in-between, hope this helps in some way, I was confused about this myself, so I guessed it would be painted in the same way to a P-40, which did have interior green on those surfaces (according to the instructions for a hobby boss p-40 I built a while ago)
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:30 AM UTC
"Ditto" what Simon L stated. Glad to see your back Mark.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:38 PM UTC
Thanks Bob,

The jet pipes were painted using citadel paints, sprayed with "Leadbelcher" from a rattlecan, it is a good steel colour, it is designed to be used as a basecoat, so covers bare plastic (or resin) well.

The open ends were brushpainted with "brass scorpion" (they have such weird names for their colours) and washed quite heavily with "Nuln Oil"

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 05:29 AM UTC
Simon H, thanks for the tips on the paints. I will need to see what I can come up with on this side of the pond.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 03:02 PM UTC
and build number 1 is finished!

First some shots of the various painting stages

Paint applied, note that I have only done the tail stripes on the tail plane itself, the stripe on the vertical fin was not marked on the instructions, despite the fact that it is supplied in the kit as a decal (just like the other two) upon closer inspection, I found the number of the decal and a line pointing to where it should be, but the marking itself was not shown on the diagram. Thanks Revell, that was really helpful of you...


Clear cote was on before I looked at the box art and noticed the missing white stripe on the fin.


Underside all painted up in grey and the all important stuff that goes bang fitted.


The finished article, meet "The Bug"







So there it is, I wanted this to have a very heavily used look to it, and I think I pretty much got the result I was looking for so I'm absolutely chuffed with the end result!

Oh yeah, and I have already kicked off build number 2!



and progress on this so far



That really is it now, I'm gonna shut up now, promise!

Cheers, Simon
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 03:46 PM UTC
Simon that P47 was rode hard and put away wet. Nice job your on to your 2nd one, I barely joined my fuselage halves.

Tom