Rick's build plan dream sheet for the year ahead

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  1. rickoshea52

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    Like many of us, I have a few ideas rattling around my mind that I have wanted to realise in model form for a while, some more recent though. I'd like to share my dreamsheet of models I want to build in 2017 with you and the reasons why.


    1/48 Phantom - 1435 Flt RAF Mount Pleasant. I was given a postcard with a photo of an air defence grey Phantom sporting these colours and just thought it looked good and a little out of the ordinary.


    A 1/48 helicopter - Sea King HAR3, D flt 202 sqn RAF Lossiemouth, Wessex or CH-34. The Sea King was a type I spent three years cursing, I mean working on. The Wessex has been in the stash for years and the CH-34 is another of those kits not seen often. I just fancy building a helicopter in this scale.


    A Tornado GR1/4 in 1/48 or maybe 1/32; 12 or 617 Sqn RAF Lossiemouth. After 40 years of flight it is about time I built one of these heaps of sh*t. These noisy gits would deafen you as they took off in waves at Lossiemouth and the jockeys had the nerve to wave at you as they taxied past after landing.


    1/72 Harrier GR3 - engine change, in the field or in the hangar. After the fun I had building a Lightning with a resin engine kit from CMK I had to get their Harrier engine set and the new tool Airfix offering and have a go. This could go in my hangar setting or a bespoke field diorama to include the Oxford Die Cast TACR fire engine I recently bought; I also have a load of 4 tonners with GS and bowser bodies that would look good alongside it.


    1/72 F-102 Delta Dart. I have the Meng kit, nuff said.


    1/35 Airborne Jeep and gun with figures; a tricky one for me as this is not my normal thing, especially figures...and painting those Denison smocks! I've had a life long interest in the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces due to my father being in the regiment, their exploits are legendary and probably none more so than at Arnhem.


    There are plenty more where these come from but this is probably a realistic target for a year's build for me. I cant wait to start!
     
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  2. flyjoe180

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    Awesome dream list Rick. I take it you're not exactly a huge Tornado fan then :p
     
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    Very good. It would be nice to have a plan, but I doubt I would stick to it. For me, just one stands out, that would be a nmf F104. Although a 1:48 Sea king would be nice as well.
     
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    look forward to seeing the jeep done


    my plan always seems to revolve around GB's on various forums.......and the plan never seems to come together lol
     
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    Hello everybody haven't heard from for me for some time my plan for 2017 finish my hindenburg i'm currently constructing a card model of the same scale so I can get the positions right for the cutaway I started 


    Next I have 2x 1/144th Concorde & Tu144 which I want to do the start of a large diorama based on the  Sinshiem musuem exibits but this one has real aircraft on display see enclosed picture then finish the Launch Umbilical Tower started when I first joined and a 1/32 Lancaster Bomber the  Millennium Falcon and finally the GB 1/32 Lightning F1 after which I will need to move house to display all these new builds anyway that's the plan this will still leave about 30 kits to build ranging from a 5ft wingspan B52 a Vulcan B Mk2 with a 4ft wingspan  down to a 1/144 Buran and Energia resin kit and a whole stack of ships from Endeavour to the HMS Victory 2 WWII Battleship/ Battlecruiser Namely Bismark & HMS Hood etc


    Regards


    Colin

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    Is that the museum in the south of Germany? We drove past it on the way home from Crailsheim a few years back.
     
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    Yep thats the one I plan to to do the sst area along with a buran and any other bits that take my fancy to do the whole area would need a floor space of a small hanger unfortuately so will have to be selective my area will be 5ft x 4ft in size which should be large enough to do what I want


    Colin 
     
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    My plan is to build something and finish it 100%


    Lee :)
     
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    Tornando GR Mk1 & Sea King would be my choice to start with 


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    I should clarify that I would build either of the Tonka's as a GR1/4.
     
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    Sea king and revell tornado 1/48 would be my pick (dont know if it builds into a GR1/4)
     
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    I would do the jeep but I do have a big interest as I am from the village where they were based before Arnhem so school taught us a lot about them and we met the veterans.


    Dave
     
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    There was a feature in Airfix Model World recently that used this kit for conversion to GR4A so it is possible with a few minor tweaks.
     
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    Hi Rick. Do any of those Tornado kits include decals for a Saudi kite?. Something I want to build one day
     
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    I don't think so Dave. The 1/32 version has decals for 31sqn & 617sqn and the Italeri 1/48 has option for 9sqn & 31sqn, an Italian and a Luftwaffe kite. The Revell 1/48 tornado is a German one only. The Italeri 1/48 F2/3 Tornado has Saudi decals though.
     
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    I built the Italeri 1/48 ADV in Saudi markings when i was working out there in the 90's. Its a very basic kit. I also did the Revell 1/32 model. Even more basic than the Itareri!.
     
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    While in the loft I stumbled across my old Sea King course manual from 2002. I think this makes my mind up to do the Hasegawa Sea King HAR3 later this year, although it is a rich mine of technical and systems information it lacks photographic references but there are plenty of them on line.
    Here's just a few pages to give you an idea of how comprehensive this manual is. I have included the pages that detail one of the differences between the HAR3 &3A; the main lift frames were modified on later production batches.
    Now to find the time to build one.
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    Seeing as I have only completed one of these kits and stuttered through two others maybe I should amend the title of the thread to "..the years ahead.)!
     

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