Author Topic: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED  (Read 20277 times)

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2015, 07:48:32 AM »
Love it!
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Zac Yates

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2015, 07:21:18 PM »
 8) 8) just superb!!!  8) 8)
"Resistance is useless, prepare to be assembled!"

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2015, 10:48:41 PM »
Yes, very, very good!


Especially for a Shi..duck ... er ... Squawk (he adds, taking firm aim at friend FAAMAN, ex-Skyhawk techie & long-time mate).
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2015, 01:46:36 AM »
LOL - cheers folks: much appreciated.
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2015, 01:52:28 PM »
one very cool little aeroplane.

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2015, 03:59:18 PM »
Will you ever learn Wombat  ::) Sky . . . . hawk!!  :) How many times do we have to have this conversation  ::) ::)

I think those Tracker donks may have affected you more than you know ;D ;D
"Resistance is useless, prepare to be assembled!"

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2015, 08:53:27 PM »
one very cool little aeroplane.

One very hot little island if it had ever had to use that egg for real.... ???
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2015, 08:56:06 PM »
Will you ever learn Wombat  ::) Sky . . . . hawk!!  :) How many times do we have to have this conversation  ::) ::)

I think those Tracker donks may have affected you more than you know ;D ;D


LOL - years ago, I saw a custom-painted scooter in town than was called "Shy Talk". Didn't realise what it sounded like until I said it out loud to my mate. We were both struggling with the "entertaining" charactertistics of '80s Moto Guzzi motorbikes at the time, and since their logo is an eagle, we christened it the "Sh*** Hawk" from then on.....  ;D
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline finsrin

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2015, 10:49:31 PM »
I remember Skyhawk well from back during its hayday (decades).
Doing an FAA variant is primo :)

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba
« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2015, 11:50:37 PM »
where can I get the nose from?

the A-4C radar nose and the Red beard come courtesy of Freightdog


Link to FreightDog Models


Cheers Jeff - I don't think he's got the Skyhawk nose in production at the moment, but it's always worth asking because he sometimes has extras or seconds or part sets.


Update: I was talking to Colin last weekend and he's getting the A-4C nose masters re-done so he can do another production run.
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline kitnut617

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Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2015, 01:33:09 AM »
Yeah! --- I like how that turned out Harold ----   :) :)

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2015, 04:58:00 AM »
I missed the voting  :icon_sueno:

Great news about Colin!
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Zac Yates

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: FAA Skyhawk - Cuba '62 FINISHED
« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2015, 06:57:59 AM »
Cheers Guys!  :)
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith