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  1. I have been thinking about doing her as ex falkland vet  XZ-439/2,  the reason behind this particular frame is  - in 1982  just after the falklands war  my late farther saw an add in the paper talking about an airshow at Farnborough  where some ex falklands  harriers were due to be there, anyway after soom pleading by me, my farther took me to the show and  I got to see the Sea Harriers  display there, one of them there was indeed  XZ-439/2.

     

    Here are a couple of pics showing her at the show (the lighter grey one)

     

    Pics not mine they are off the net.

     

    OC.

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  2. Welcome back  to the pack,   right straight in with the canopy  - the glass unit needed fixing down to the frame after  both had thier edges  cleaning, then using a tooth pic ultra fine tip  - I dipped the end in some revell pro glue  and ran it along the frame and pressed the glass down, then I sat it in place just dry fitting  - its a start.

     

    OC.

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  3. Hi all   "Are you stil there",    I am getting back on this very soon  and giving my  Waterloo figs  a little break,  I have sent off for some more Tamiya Surface Primer  - waiting for it to arrive,    in the mean time I will prep  her  ready  for the primer,  I will  have to  mask up the main  sliding canopy  then temp attach it down possilbly with some blue tack inside the glazing onto the top of the Bang Seat,   then it will be a case of  checking  all over her  before laying down the primer.

     

    OC.


  4. 17 minutes ago, Canute said:

    It's a treat, Denis. Pull the trigger, snap goes the hammer(this was a percussion cap style), one sec or so, bang and a cloud of sulfurous smoke envelopes you. We called 'em smoke sticks. And I think the French pronounce your name Denny. Of course, I could be full of soup, but what else is new, eh?

    And dont foreget the deafening noise from the "Bang"  I understand a famous word between troops was  "Pardon"  or  "Whatttttt"

     

    OC.

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