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Trojan Thunder

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    1/72 Australian Defence Force aircraft, Airliners, Multi engined transports

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  1. Trojan Thunder

    Question About Mirror Printed Decal's from DEKL'S

    Brother Dutch, The searchlight was from a locally made P-3B conversion set which is now long OOP from Hamilton Hobbies.
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    C-130 parts?

    No problems John, that is what this forum is all about. I have built 3 or 4 of the Italeri and Airfix/MPC Hercs with a few more to add to the collection 😄 .
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    Question About Mirror Printed Decal's from DEKL'S

    Don, I used them on these builds. They settle well, you just lay the decal straight on the surface and slide the paper away. I used Microsol and Microset to help keep them down. I also have an Argentinian P-3B in work that I will be using DekLS on and another RAAF Anniversary AP-3.
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    1/72 Convair C-131B, Texas ANG

    Thanks Derek, I will take a look
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    C-130 parts?

    All C-130 wheels are the same. Considering that the Brengun wheels were most likely created for the Italeri kit which is supposed to be an E then you should have no issue using them on the older mould Airfix/MPC kit. Since the MPC engines are moulded to the wing (unlike the Italeri kit) some surgery would be required to replace them, it just depends on if you want to go to the effort. The MPC engines are pretty good shape wise compared to the shorter blobs the Italeri engines represent. The Heller kit is a re-pop of the Italeri mould, so the nacelle set you speak of would correct the kits short engine nacelles. A number of manufacturers have created corrected engines for the Italeri/Heller/Academy/later Airfix C-130 kit (all the same plastic). They include Flightpath, Arma Hobby (now issued by Brengun), Ron's Resin in Australia and another that I don't recall now. If you use the aftermarket engines on the Italeri/Heller kit then you need to bring the inboard engine mount on the wing back in line with the leading edge. This will bring all props into line (as per the real thing), otherwise, you will find the inboard engine prop line will be about 3mm ahead of the outboards.
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    New Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk 1. 1:48

    Very nice work Nigel, you have achieved a lovely finish on your build!
  7. Trojan Thunder

    De Havilland Canada 1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Still here nice work with the control surfaces
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    747 Inspar decals

    Ash, I have a number of Liveries Inspar sheets and they don't come with instruction sheets. Best to use actual images of the wings to figure it out. Or you can Google other Liveries Unlimited B747 sheets, some of these other sheets reference the use of the inspar sheets. Here is the Tower Air 747 instruction sheet as an example
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    1/72 Convair C-131B, Texas ANG

    Wow! looks great Derek, glad you persevered with it. I have Welsh model CV440 on the shelf of doom with self-inflicted paint issues. What is the Bondo Phil clear tape and resin method? Sounds like something I could do with me current 1/72 P-8A build
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    1/72 Airfix QF-86E Sabre Drone, U.S. Army

    Nicely done Derek, it looks great!
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    RAF Sentry AEW.1 8/23(R) Squadron

    Thanks guys!
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    De Havilland Canada 1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Nice work Euge, looking good
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    Ed Force One

    That is a nice start, I have a couple of these 747s started. The gear can handle the weight without issues FYI. I have a freighter conversion and a QANTAS bird on the bench at the moment As for the wing mounts, I just use plenty of Revell Contacta on the mating surfaces and it holds very well. For the wing painting the overall colour is Boeing grey (FS16515), the wing centre spar is a metallic grey, I use Tamiya metallic grey mixed with a lighter grey to my taste to lighten it a little. Not sure what the other grey would be for. I am forever using colour conversion charts from the interwebs to get other brand equivalents on my Revell builds.
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    Group builds. really people?

    There's only 2 running here at the moment, on another forum I frequent the group build scene is going from strength to strength, with 22 GBs running over this year and up to 6 at any one time they are well subscribed. Next year the calendar is already full with another 22 GBs scheduled. There seems to be a small core here that are interested and contribute, it seems like only the hosts comment or post regularly to try an keep interest up. With a small member base willing to commit and document their progress the GBs seem to be 'ghost townish'. I had originally considered starting a thread in the Revell GB but other GB commitments on other sites and club builds for a club annual display pushed my build way down the build list, I did start it but have not taken many pictures. I suppose I am contributing to the lethargy here regarding GBs when there are more interesting (to me) subject matter for GBs offered elsewhere.
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Looks like there are more additions than the original kit parts Si, Your progress is great though especially the painted shots, I assume it is a base coat and some washes and dry brushing to get that effect?