Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Phoenix ( Eagle) from the ashes Repaint of an old Tamiya kit.

                                    The original Tamiya 1/48th built in 1988 then stripped down

to sit in my modelling scrap yard

to be finally restored

                                                          in a JASDF scheme 2018

Trying o find the correct sized serials.

          A fellow modeller Ian Gaskhill let me have an old Japanese RF4 EJ  decal sheet
                           Paint was from the Mr Color range through an Iwata airbrush

Although the serial number and some of the stenciling are bogus for that particular machine,its not going into any shows and Im happy to have "saved an old friend"

Skipton & Gargrave North Yorkshire A walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal 10/3/2018

                                   Cant set out for a long walk without tea......and a scone

                                          Leeds - Liverpool canal   Skipton end

    First sign of spring.......................hopefully

                                                   The old mill now luxury apartments

                                      River passes under the canal

Swans in the fields and still snow around

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A bit of "Wiffing." JASDF Rf-84.

Not much of a back story,the JASDF used the RF86 Sabre for their recce needs until the RF-4EJ. 
The USAF used the Rf-84 Thunderflash then used the RF-101 Voodoo before going all RF Phantom.

( mmmm a Japanese Voodoo???)

The markings are from a Hasegawa RF-4EJ. Provided very kindly by a fellow modeller Ian Gaskell. The sheet provided a plethora of Japanese stencil data which isnt readily apparent in the photos but adds "presence " when viewed on the table.

            Ejector seat from a Monogran F-84 Thunderstreak.

     The eagle eyed will have noticed the woodpecker on the tanks..........................old hotrod decals.

         I cant remember where the eyes came from........................answers on a post card please.