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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM UTC
Well, after about three years of not actually finishing any aircraft, I now have two on the bench, primed and ready for paint.
The first I did manage to take a couple of pics of the KP Models 1/48th SU-25 cockpit before I closed her up.
First the seats, before paint.
Next the front office.


Didn't manage to take any pics of the F-16 during the build, which got started at the Truro show some time back.
Pics of both aircraft on the bench.

I am hopeing to get some paint on them Sunday, but don't hold your breath .
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 07:39 PM UTC
Very nice Andy, its nice to be back at the bench isn't it?
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 08:37 PM UTC
Are you feeling alright mate?
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:08 PM UTC
Nice going Andy, I remember the issues you were having with that F-16 cockpit at the show.

They should both turn out great, looking forward to seeing them both 'finished' for Yeovilton
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Very nice Andy, its nice to be back at the bench isn't it?


Yep it is, even if my "bench time" consists of a couple of hours a week at my local model club a few Mondays a month .

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Are you feeling alright mate?


Not really Andy, feels strange building things, instaed of just buying the damn things .

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Nice going Andy, I remember the issues you were having with that F-16 cockpit at the show.

They should both turn out great, looking forward to seeing them both 'finished' for Yeovilton


Yeah I had forgotten about that, mind you I still haven't done all that etch for the canopy yet, or painted the bang seat.
Yeovilton 2015 If I'm quick .
BTW Mal, the F-16 is the one you sold me all those years ago with the Verlindon cockpit set .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:52 PM UTC
do you need a sit down, Andy

two in one go, would hate to see you Burn out

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 09:40 PM UTC

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do you need a sit down, Andy

two in one go, would hate to see you Burn out

Keith


Sat firmly down Keith. You have to be doing something constantly to burn out, and no one can accuse me of that .
Well as sort of promised, camo is on both aircraft. Still need to do the light grey undersides for the F-16.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 01:07 AM UTC
Looking nice so far Andy, will that F-16 have a certain set of markings

Oh what colours did you use on the F-16?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Looking nice so far Andy, will that F-16 have a certain set of markings

Oh what colours did you use on the F-16?


Thanks Lucky.
Yep, it will have the Venezuelan markings.
Colours used on the F-16 were,
Aqueous Hobby Color, H302 Green
Model Air, Pale Green
Model Air, US Sand (with a bit of white added).
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 05:21 PM UTC
Getting there Andy and looking good


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BTW Mal, the F-16 is the one you sold me all those years ago with the Verlindon cockpit set



That was quite some time ago, its nice to see it come to life at last
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 06:27 PM UTC
Well after having a few days off, I decided to organise and tidy my various hiding places for kits, and A.M bits I decided to pull the SU-25UB out of the closet of shame and finish the damn thing .
So after several hours of putting the stencils and decals on, then loading her up, she is now finished.
KP Models 1/48th Sukhoi SU-25 UB/UBK, Materline edition, in Peruvian Air Force markings.



Andy
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 10:22 AM UTC
That looks good Andy and it didn't take too long, the first post is only in December 2013
So what happened to the F-16?
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:57 AM UTC

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That looks good Andy and it didn't take too long, the first post is only in December 2013
So what happened to the F-16?


Thanks Mal.
Yeah I did notice when I started it that's its been a year and a half since it last came out of the "Closet of shame".
The F-16 is still in there, and will be coming out to get finished. I need to extend the bottom of the tail as its too short for a Venezuelan F-16.
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:14 PM UTC
That's wonderful! One doesnt see South American subjects done too often.
I was just reading about the Peruvian AF, and now this pops up.

You know - you have earned the 2015 Hanger Queen award. Just enlist in the campaign, and it's yours
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:09 PM UTC

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That's wonderful! One doesnt see South American subjects done too often.
I was just reading about the Peruvian AF, and now this pops up.

You know - you have earned the 2015 Hanger Queen award. Just enlist in the campaign, and it's yours


Thanks. I have a list of Latin American aircraft I want too build. Got the bug for this area of the world after watching the Cops America football (soccer) tournament.
I have enlisted and will post some pics in the thread.
Andy :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hey andy they are looking good mate.

Take no notice of your critics mate, your pace is now accelerating to Warp Speed ! Haha

I am going to follow your fine example now,all the projects I started 10 Telfords ago will all be on the table this November, that'll show 'em eh ?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM UTC
Nice one Speedy.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Hey andy they are looking good mate.

Take no notice of your critics mate, your pace is now accelerating to Warp Speed ! Haha

I am going to follow your fine example now,all the projects I started 10 Telfords ago will all be on the table this November, that'll show 'em eh ?
Paul


Thanks Paul. No wonder we haven't got past the moon if this is classed as warp speed . I'm just glad this one is finished and out of the ever growing "closet of shame".
If we both get our projects started ten year ago finished for Telford, there wont be any room on the table for anyone else .

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Nice one Speedy.


Thanks Andy, I went as fast as I could .
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 05:15 PM UTC
(lots)
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 02:27 AM UTC
Well 14 years after I bought it and 7 years after it went back into the closet of shame I have finally finished it, thanks to being furloughed .
Venezuelan F-16 with a Verlinden cockpit, Eduard radar, and Aztek decal scheme.
One of the main gear doors has been lost, no idea where that went .
.


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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
Very nice Andy, a very striking scheme.

OK so you set the 24 hour build record several years back, is this your entry into a longest build
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Very nice Andy, a very striking scheme.

OK so you set the 24 hour build record several years back, is this your entry into a longest build


Thanks.
Yep, I cant get a longer build unless I wait about 20 years for the next one as that was my only surviving unfinished build.
And too top that off I tided and cleaned my desk, surprising how much room there is when all the paints, tools and models are put away .
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 06:26 PM UTC
Well, all I can say is wow! Nicely done, 14 years isn't that long My Mistel was finally finished after about 20 years! But the surprising thing is that I have known you for over 14 years!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:34 PM UTC
And who do you host your photos with?
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 06:11 AM UTC

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Well, all I can say is wow! Nicely done, 14 years isn't that long My Mistel was finally finished after about 20 years! But the surprising thing is that I have known you for over 14 years!


Thanks, Mal, it took a while .
Well its my longest surviving hanger queen, that survived the split from my ex.
Blimey 14 years, only seems like a couple of years ago we all first met .

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And who do you host your photos with?


An unpublished feature on Aeroscale, easier then the various picture hosting sites.
Andy