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Tony P

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  1. As you read this, the first PC-21 in Roulette colours have arrived at their new home of East Sale, Australia. The PC-21 is to replace the PC-9 which has been the Royal Australian Air Forces Aerobatic display team “The Roulettes” aircraft for the past 29 years. The PC-21 Roulette team is due to display in 2019. The subject of this review is Ronin Decals reboxing of the 3D Blitz PC-21 kit in 1/72. The kit comes in the same box with a nice sticker over the top displaying the ARDU & Roulette schemes. When opening the box we have the kit still in the plastic bag, original decals (factory s
  2. Hi all Does anyone have what the prop dimensions for the Dove are please? I'm trying to source some after markets. Thanks Tony
  3. The Alenia C-27J Spartan was ordered by the RAAF in 2012 to replace the venerable Caribou. At the time of writing this review 9 of the 10 aircraft have been delivered to RAAF Base Richmond under the ownership of 35 Squadron. 2017 marked the 75th Anniversary of 35 Squadron and A34-006 was marked up with an Orange Wallaby tail stripe reminiscent of their Caribou markings carried during the Vietnam War and affectionately known as “Wallaby Airways”. The subject of this review is Ronin Graphics C-27J Spartan 35 Squadron 75th anniversary decal set and is only available in 1/72 to fit the Itale
  4. Ronin Graphics 2OCU F/A-18 75th anniversary Scheme 1/48 The role of the Royal Australian Air Force 2OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) is to train graduates from Bae Hawks or other non-fighter aircraft in the art of strike and combat before moving onto frontline fighter squadrons. The unit also trains flight combat instructors (FCI’s). Formed in Port Pirie, South Australia during World War 2 in 1942, the unit moved to its present location at RAAF Williamtown in 1952. The tiger emblem or colours have been applied to aircraft of the unit since the Sabre. The origins of which are allege
  5. The 1 Squadron 100th Anniversary markings might have appeared a year late but 2017 marks the first time a special colourful scheme has been applied to a RAAF Super Hornet. When the first arrived on Australian soil in 2010 there was a “City of Ipswich” nose art which was toned down after a few months. This scheme is striking with a black tail with yellow tips with the Squadron crest of the Kookaburra over a cross of Jerusalem on the outer side and four aircraft on the inner tails symbolising some of aircraft used in the 100 year history (obviously it would be hard to represent nearly all of the
  6. Sorry it has been a while but I was having Photobucket issues when in progress. It is now finished as how it appeared at Avalon Airshow on it's debut in 2015. I couldn't find a snakeye or the Israeli pod as it had but I'm happy with how it looks. A special thanks to John Williams for the bombs and missiles. It was a challenging build at times. I really love the Ronin decals they are like paint.
  7. That's right Chris. It's designed for the Revell 737-800. I haven't received mine yet but should by early next week. Here is some more info here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234997106-1144-boeing-p-8a-poseidon-resin-conversion-set-by-sm-release-november-2016/
  8. As you are reading this the first RAAF P-8A has arrived on Australian soil. Australia has ordered 15 P-8As to replace the aging AP-3C Orions which have been in service for nearly 30 years. The Poseidon is loosely based on Boeings’ passenger 737-800NG with 737-900 wings but using 767-400 style winglets instead of the blended winglets commonly seen. There is also a bomb bay aft of the wings and hard points on the wings outboard of the engines. Like the E-7A Wedgetail , the engines have a larger generator than the passenger versions to power the host of electronics on board which are housed in a
  9. The Eduard PE in the cockpit finished. Fuselage put together. It has been a long time since I made a Hasegawa Hornet. I forgot how fiddly the intake section is. Lots of filler needed! I bought the Flying Leathernecks Models Tail Jig a few years ago. I have been anxious to try it out. You need to loosen the fin locating pins so that they move to the required angle. There must of been a manufacturing error with mine. I though this section was an actual duct! I couldn't see any on any reference material so more filler! Another item in the stash from years ago is the Orion models stiffen
  10. Over the weekend I started on the Canopy which needs the removal of the seam running right down the middle. I started with a rough sanding stick. To get a good hold and to not crack the canopy, I used this bouncy putty the kids had laying around. Works a treat. Didn't leave any residue behind and can be re-used. I then used the squadron stick using the finer grades each time. Then a gunze polishing cloth, then Tamiya polishing compound and finally brushed on Future. I tried dipping it but it didn't work. Came out ok.
  11. As part of my Australian ADF modelling page, I try to write up reviews of products that relate to all things RAAF, RAN and AAAvn in the modelling world. You can find the link in my Sig but for those who don't or wont have a Facebook page, here is a copy: Ronin Graphics RAAF F/A-18A “Worimi” Hornet (1/72, 1/48 & 1/32) The Royal Australian Air Force unveiled a specially painted F/A-18 Hornet at the Australian International Airshow in 2015. Named in honour of the traditional land owners on which RAAF Base Williamtown sits, the “Worimi” Hornet demonstrates the Air Force’s commitment to Indig
  12. Hi All Planning to turn this: plus this and this and this into this:
  13. 1/48 still available. Just check their ebay store or send a message.
  14. I run a RAAF centric facebook page and post reviews from time to time. I thought I would share this one. The CH-47 Chinook started out with the RAAF from 1973 with 12 C models delivered. Due to cost cutting the RAAF unit was disbanded in 1989 with the Chinooks to be sold. The Army Blackhawks were to take over the Chinook role but it became apparent they were not cut out for the job and the Chinook sale was put on hold. The decision was made to trade in the 11 remaining C models for D models. Four of the C models were converted to Ds and started life with the 5th Aviation Regiment in 1995.
  15. That sounds interesting Zac. I didn't know that. Apparently more are up on Ebay if you missed out on the first round. Cheers Tony
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