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Pete Wenman

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  1. Pretty much at the stage where I can start think about getting the airbrush out P
  2. Cheers Dave - it is the number of Aim-7 carried that most interests me. Given the Ark Royal AD flights would have all have been peace time sorties, and not really of the QRF type either I do wonder if two was more common than four on most AD missions. There are plenty of photos of RAF Phantoms loaded for bear, but it's very different for the FAA aircraft. I've found a couple where it shows wing tanks and two Aim-9 only, and some very obvious bombing range loadouts I'll carry on looking P
  3. Cheers MoFo that's pretty much the conclusion I'm coming to.
  4. Cheers for the comments Zac. I've been following the various threads on BritM and gleaning some info. I have got some good intel too from the FAA Fixed Wing FB page with regard to tanks. It seems when at sea it was either the two wingtanks (Sgt Fletcher) fitted or the centreline tank but never all three at the same time (the launch weight being too high). Less info so far about weapon loads, particularly when on AD patrol. A little progress on the kit, but I was waiting on further resources, which have now duly arrived. It seems I will need to sand off the
  5. Surprised that no one else has got one of these on the go. As some of you are aware I now model primarily as an aid for my aviation art, and being a Brit of a certain age the recent release by Airfix of the RN FG.1 has whetted my appetite to get a FG.1 on canvas this year. The Airfix kit is of the same standard as all their new toolings and does have a few issues, but is also fairly straightforward to build, and not too bad a fit. Not too much to see at this stage but it does prompt a couple of questions. My plan is to model the
  6. Words and pictures https://theaviationist.com/2017/09/21/heres-the-video-of-the-syrian-su-22-fitter-being-shot-down-by-a-u-s-navy-fa-18e-super-hornet/ P
  7. ....and the finished painting hot off the easel. Pretty pleased with this, and nothing at the JO briefing linked above showed this to be badly off the mark Warparty Rocks Oil on panel 18" x 9" P
  8. Let's see if this works Hot from Hook 17 https://livestream.com/wab/tailhook2017/videos/162478715 Nope can't get the embedding to work, so follow the link P
  9. Took these (and a load more) on the Bush this afternoon. P
  10. Guys hi The title says it all I'm looking for the MPM 1:72 Hansa Brandenburg W.29 Friedrich Christiansen kit Anybody got the kit and happy to let it go at a reasonable price ? I'm in the UK if that makes a difference thanks P
  11. I sure you can guess the squadron markings to be applied. About 8 hours work so far, and I would guess a similar amount left before this one is finished.Oil on panel18" x 9"Working title War Party Rocks
  12. While speculation is never good and usually shown to be wrong I'd like to throw a few questions out there and see what we collectively know or think about the event Navy Times ...but nearly two hours later a Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs on SDF fighters, according to Sunday’s news release. “In accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces, [the Syrian SU-22] was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet,” the news release said. and from the Aviation Geek a little more flesh after a couple of days
  13. Cheers for the confirmation @picknpluck. The kit was not as bad as I was expecting, and actually I thought it pretty good, but do bare in mind I made this as reference for a painting, and not to be entered in competition. The cockpit has issues, with the PE not fitting well within the plastic tub, but it matters little as it can't be seen with the canopy on. The instructions are a little vague in places, and the guide for the smaller decal placement is not very helpful at all. In summary you just need to accept that it is a limited edition kit with the chal
  14. Can someone confirm whether the photos are now showing ? I can see them, but then I could see them before when Chippy couldn't thanks P
  15. The Sword 1/72 F2H-2 Banshee - to be used as reference for a oil on canvas painting. I've always wanted to paint a Korean era Banshee, and so this is the first step - the 1/72 Sword F2H-2 kit in the markings of Vf-11 Red Rippers. It is too windy here for outdoor shots so these will suffice for the moment. Not perfect, but not to bad, given it's the first model I've finished to any standard for some several years P
  16. Managed to get some better photos, although need to fiddle with my depth of field next time. P
  17. This is the website of my friend who flew with VF-151 that I mentioned http://flitetime.net/151.html The whole site makes great reading. P
  18. Other than touching up in a couple of places I'm calling this done. I've got to admit that given the lack of decals and that I've not painted a kit in something like eight years that I'm pretty chuffed with this. Just remember as I said before this is just a maquette for a painting rather than a competition quality piece. It's a pity my photo skills are so poor - I'll get some better ones in daylight. At the moment I'm thinking of a 3/4 rear view with the Scooter banking away as the composition I want to go with -but we'll see. P
  19. I've got the decals for Cool Fool and you are welcome to them if you don't get an offer from closer to home P
  20. Well that was a lot easier and more successful than I was expecting. So much so that it's caught me by surprise and I've had to quickly future the rest of the aircraft so I can apply the rest of the decals. The trial decals went down well, although they have both lost a little ink where I rough handled them, but good enough for Government work ! I'm really pleased with the result given I'm not looking for a competition quality build here, rather a maquette for the painting I have in mind. P
  21. Joel - home made decals are not hard, you just need the right kit, and to accept the limitations of the process. In this instance I'm doing what is probably the easiest to do, with all the decals being black on clear decal paper. In addition all of the decals are letters/numbers for which I was able to use a font. Complex shapes and colours are a different kettle of fish ! Decal Paper is Experts Choice, by the Bare Metail Foil Co, and I'm sealing the decals once printed with Microscale liquid decal film. My printer is a bog standard 3 in 1 copier. Time to put my money where my mouth is and
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