Scale Modellers, lets talk :)

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The JA version… Going with the two tone grey or the splinter?

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Splinter, using every possible combination of profanity as I mask it.

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Hardcore!

Is that the Tarangus/Special Hobby 1/72, BTW?

Just gonna leave this here…

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Indeed it is! I’m tempted to get an upgraded seat too, but they’re shipping to Japan is pricey.

I continued with my Lynx today and unfortunately, things are going a bit pear-shaped. :face_with_peeking_eye:

Oh well. I used to have a reputation for this kind of thing. It would start just fine, then there would be disasters, mistakes etc and I would think it was going to be a complete dud - then I’d somehow manage to make the model at least presentable. It’s pretty much my modus operandi! :upside_down_face:

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I do that too. I thought (from reading scalemates.com) that most modellers did this.

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got back to this hobby recently.

I think I didnt choose the best kit for restart. Revell 1:72. looks nice, but few headaches along the build

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I was going to get cracking with my double Harrier kit, but considering I’ve had quite a break from serious model building and how the Lynx is going wonky since I restarted it, I thought it’s probably best to start with something a bit simpler first to get back in the swing of things - so I’ll start this one:

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I’ve been working on a 1/48 F6F-3K Hellcat drone.
Wired up the engine last night.

Cowls cut and opened

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Wiring like that is something I want to try with my Eduard A6M but I haven’t a clue how the wires are supposed to look on an engine.

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The A6M used the Nakajima Sakae engine.
Google search for images (I found several) and do your best to match them.
Or there are aftermarket photo-etch sets that include the wiring harness. And/or resin engines that have them molded on.
Good luck and thanks!

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Actually I feel dumb now because I’m pretty sure Eduard–being Eduard–has the PE wiring in the kit. :joy:

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I was reading an old Airfix magazine and spotted a kit that I would normally really like. I saw they said it was originally by Matchbox, so I’m guessing that’s why I originally didn’t bother looking for it. Their review wasn’t bad, though, so I did a search and found them readily available and today it arrived.

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I wish someone would do a modern Twotter kit!

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It is strange. I was reading a build article about a King Air 200 kit in that magazine, as well. They were raving about it but I thought it looked dreadful - definitely the wrong nose shape. Shame cos it was the RAF WSO trainer scheme.

probably this one - looks good on the boxtop (well maybe…) but the built model looked different to that:

They have a 350 too - that looks far better.

ah - I found an article on it - make your own mind up :wink:

https://www.hyperscale.com/2022/features/beechcraft200raf72rs_1.htm

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I just ordered this…

Paging Mr. @Bogusheadbox

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That is very cool. As a kid I got to sit in a F-111 escape module at an airshow at RAAF Amberley.

The ‘Red Roo’ is a nice touch, looks like they have used Roger as a reference?

RIP Roger - https://kangaroosanctuary.com/2020/09/dont-mess-with-roger-the-kangaroo-kangaroo-dundee-bbc/

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Yeah, it is! I was about to buy their first Escape Pod release, but then they announced a special RAAF Roo edition, so I waited for that.

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Lol that’s funny as hell, with the big red as well!!! :grin:

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