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Bedford RS RAE Farnbourough mobile fire control units.  1:48 scale ASAM Models.

 

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Back in the very early ‘90s I worked on the civil and structural design of the (then) new Airfield Fire Station at (then) RAE Farnborough.  It formed the basis of my design project for membership of the ICE.

 

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A couple of boot-sale finds. The four Airfix 54mm British Guardsmen 1815, in bits, in a bag for a pound, came up well. Just had to scratch a shako and a couple of little items. The Bat-boat and trailer was a mess but is coming together. 10p! And, a now fully working, Rovex princess train-set in very good condition. £10. Just had to put the coaches in the microwave on medium for 30 seconds to straighten them out, (sort of), but they do run smoothly now!

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Sword's Avenger TBM-3S2 of the JMSDF. A bit ironic considering the Avenger's part in Japan's defeat but an interesting subject. A dedicated anti-sub version they were some of the first planes supplied when Japan started to rebuild her forces.

A short run kit with all the usual foibles but quite straightforward, just needs a deal of fettling to ensure everythings fits where it should.

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57 minutes ago, lapford34102 said:

Sword's Avenger TBM-3S2 of the JMSDF. A bit ironic considering the Avenger's part in Japan's defeat but an interesting subject. A dedicated anti-sub version they were some of the first planes supplied when Japan started to rebuild her forces.

A short run kit with all the usual foibles but quite straightforward, just needs a deal of fettling to ensure everythings fits where it should.

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Stu

Were these the ones that hunted in pairs, as there wasn't enough room for the detection equipment and weaponry in one aircraft? The FAA apparently had them until they got the Gannet

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On 12/10/2021 at 04:37, 33C said:

A couple of boot-sale finds. The four Airfix 54mm British Guardsmen 1815, in bits, in a bag for a pound, came up well. Just had to scratch a shako and a couple of little items. The Bat-boat and trailer was a mess but is coming together. 10p! And, a now fully working, Rovex princess train-set in very good condition. £10. Just had to put the coaches in the microwave on medium for 30 seconds to straighten them out, (sort of), but they do run smoothly now!

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Bat-boat and trailer done. Won't win any prizes but displayable...i think....:scratchhead:

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Interesting Mossie DLI, who's decals?

Something else FAA, Sword's 72nd Gannet AEW3, an aircraft I've always wanted to model. Be tempted to do the COD and a T5 versions to go with it.

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Thanks for looking

Stu

 

 

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20 hours ago, lapford34102 said:

Interesting Mossie DLI, who's decals?

Something else FAA, Sword's 72nd Gannet AEW3, an aircraft I've always wanted to model. Be tempted to do the COD and a T5 versions to go with it.

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Thanks for looking

Stu

 

 

 

Hello Stu, they came from the Freightdog sheet below purchased more than 10 years ago. Still fairly useable though. The failed white stripes came from a more recent Xtradecal sheet for Hornets and Sea Hornets, but broke up as soon as they got damp. There is a Superscale sheet featuring this too, and a post war RAF FB.VI.

 

Mike

 

P.S. Nice Gannet, we could do with a decent 1 in 1/48 along with a Sea Venom, Scimitar,  Whirlwind and re-tooled Buccanneer.

 

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I see Bachmann have released a range of Thunderbirds plastic kits under the Adventures in Plastic label. https://www.Bachmann.co.uk/category/construction-kits/aip

 

Inevitably, they have been designed to be roughly a contant size rather than a constant scale; TB1 is 1:144 and TB2 is 1:350, but as I recall this was always the case with Thunderbirds toys.

 

I sometimes wonder if this was the inspiration for Thunderbird 3

 

The Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh - 3 Jun 2015

 

 

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On 31/10/2021 at 21:42, durham light infantry said:

de Havilland Mosquito FB.VI. Tamiya 1/48. 811 Squadron NAS 1945-46.

 

I know it should have white bands on the spinners, too curved to mask properly and the decals (2nd try) were brittle and broke up. They will get done.

 

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Noting the "Royal Navy" on the tail I was intrigued. I never knew Mosquitos served in the Navy or flew off carriers. I wonder why it was still carrying terrestrial camouflage.

 

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Noting the "Royal Navy" on the tail I was intrigued. I never knew Mosquitos served in the Navy or flew off carriers. I wonder why it was still carrying terrestrial camouflage.

The story of Eric Brown's first landing of a Mossie on a carrier deck is best described as "thought-provoking".

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19 hours ago, Andy Kirkham said:

 

Noting the "Royal Navy" on the tail I was intrigued. I never knew Mosquitos served in the Navy or flew off carriers. I wonder why it was still carrying terrestrial camouflage.

 

 

Eric Brown's 1944 landing was a proof of concept, leading to the development of the Sea Mosquito TR.33 a fully navalised strike fighter bomber. These were supposed to be deployed in the Far East using Highball bouncing bombs against Japanese capital ships.

With the dropping of the Atomic bombs production was not important and delayed. Modified Mk.VI were used for type training until the Sea Mosquitos were available in 1946/7.

They only lasted a year or 2 in service and probably never deck landed, de-navalised most were sold to the fledgling Israeli Air Force in the early 50's. A further development was the TR.37 with American radar and the horrendously ugly TT.39 target tug. 

T.3 dual control trainers were used for about 10 years until the mid 50's for high performance twin engine experience.

 

The fully developed Sea Hornet was the Sea Mosquitos better,younger and faster sister, and an excellent aircraft by all accounts. It was Eric Brown's favourite piston engined aircraft. Sadly superseded by perceived better early jets.

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