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TOPIC: Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15

Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 13 Mar 2015 20:02 #1

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10TFW patches donated by our own Mr Flagg:

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(Jacket for photographic purposes only)
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Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 13 Mar 2015 20:06 #2

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67SOS challenge coin:

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1/72 diecast 10TRW RF-4C:

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Both on loan from Bigbear
(along with some other items I haven't photographed yet)
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Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 14 Mar 2015 22:47 #3

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Looks great now you've put it together!

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Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 14 Mar 2015 22:54 #4

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Ta.

That the glue used to fit the subassemblies together originally was used somewhat sparingly was both a blessing and a curse.

Good: I could easily remove the sidewinder rails from the wing pylon to show the usual unarmed service arrangement without harm. :)

Bad: The port main landing gear folded up almost as soon as I put it on its wheels, crushing the gear brace strut and snapping it in the middle. :(

After that, and considering the weight of the thing, I've elected to display it on the stand even if it means having to leave off the centreline fuel tank they normally carried.
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Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 14 Mar 2015 23:01 #5

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What a shame, it looks better on wheels especially with canopies up.

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Archive Additions: Week ending 14/3/15 14 Mar 2015 23:14 #6

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I'll take it into Hangar 15 for an overhaul.

Either that or rebuild the gear assembly myself when I find my modelling toolbox. ;)
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P Bellamy;158183 wrote: I'll take it into Hangar 15 for an overhaul.

Either that or rebuild the gear assembly myself when I find my modelling toolbox. ;)


Your repair may be safer, it will avoid the wrecking ball!

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