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Offline Robomog

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Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« on: September 23, 2022, 09:31:24 AM »
Hi all

Second entry to run in parallel with the Hawk.



 I was going to do a back story about the Queens flight acquiring a couple of these but in the words of the late great and still missed Brian Da Basher I got 'skunked by reality' they did use VIP 125's all be it CC2's.

So a very tenuous backstop

One aircraft was taken off the flight line and converted to a VIP configuration for use as a more clandestine transport for the Royals. It was given a relatively plain white paint scheme to blend in with most bizjets of the time. It kept its registration and call sign so to the outside world it was still a training aircraft. It was used for a few years then quietly returned to its training role when the need for an incognito operation was no longer required.

More when it happens......

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2022, 02:06:02 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2022, 04:48:21 AM »
Also  :smiley:  . . .
I was going to do a CC.2, the grey scheme with blue trim, but for that I'd need a Matchbox version, and they're not cheap . . .


cheers,
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2022, 06:07:53 AM »
Look for a Sword U125 kit -- they have one as a C-29A too. These are Hawker 125-800's

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2022, 08:55:57 AM »
Also  :smiley:  . . .
I was going to do a CC.2, the grey scheme with blue trim, but for that I'd need a Matchbox version, and they're not cheap . . .
R

cheers,
Robin.


Yea i went down that route, they are as rare as hens teeth and those that are  around  are asking silly money !  ::)

Thats why i stayed with the T1 and lame backstory  ;D

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2022, 10:40:02 PM »
Look for a Sword U125 kit -- they have one as a C-29A too. These are Hawker 125-800's


I looked at one of those, the windshield and engines are wrong for a CC.2, 'Spose I could have Whiffed it as a 'CC.4', but I decided to go in a somewhat different direction. More when the kit arrives . . .  ;)


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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 04:20:20 AM »
In the wake of the one wing biplanes are we getting a no wing jet ? ;D ;D

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2022, 09:39:33 AM »
Hi all

Got some work done on this one. It is one of the re-released 'classic' series but I don't think they have done much to the molds, cockpit detail is spartan and cabin detail non existent there is some flash and part fit is acceptable given the age of the kit.

Here is the story so far......



I'm using elastic bands because none of my clamps would stay in position

I haven't bothered to detail the interior you can see very little through the windows.

More when it happens...

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2022, 05:17:56 AM »
Hi all

The Dominie is following the Hawk into the spray shop for a light primering




I never realised until now what a good looking aircraft this is  8)

I also need to start the decal design.

Thanks for looking

Mog
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« Last Edit: October 12, 2022, 05:19:48 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2022, 02:09:13 AM »
Looking good Mog  :smiley:

... I never realised until now what a good looking aircraft this is  8)

It really is. Handsome and purposeful ... but perky at the same time. The '800s lose a bit of the latter, IMHO.
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2022, 09:08:35 AM »
Hi all

After the debacle that was spraying the Hawk I decided to put on hold any more airbrushing on competition builds for the moment and have gone  back to rattle cans.
 


I gave the Dominie a coat of Tamiya primer, resolved a few faults , then gave it another couple of coats. It looked so good I've decided to leave it the semi gloss primer finish. I will probably give it a coat of Alt Kleer when it's finished.

The photo shows it ready for decals and the cockpit glass. The leading edges have been painted silver and that will probably be all of the paint work finished leaving the decals to make it pop (i hope!).

Just have to get my ass into gear and design them decals.

More when it happens.

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2022, 08:41:52 AM »
 Hi all

Had a bit of a setback while removing the masking liquid from the windows, the windows sagged back into the fuselage i managed to push them back by drilling a hole in the back of the cockpit and inserting a screwdriver but while attempting to fix them with some glue they fell back into the fuselage. So now i have an HS125 that rattles.

Tried some Clearfix to make new ones but that had gone gloopy ( does anyone know how to thin clearfix ?) so i have a new bottle on order at great expense.

Started work on the decals which is looking like it will be a hybrid of the later aircraft colour scheme and the earlier aircrafts stencils.

Thanks for looking.....

Mog
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2022, 09:04:45 AM »
shouldn't the side windows be tinted ? ;)  I've used PVA glue mixed with black acrylic paint before.

Why spend big dollars on Clearfix when cheap wood glue works.

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2022, 05:14:49 AM »
Aaaaah !  I've already ordered it  :icon_twisted:

But thanks for the tip, I have a big bottle of clear PVA that I can use  :smiley:

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2022, 05:42:52 AM »
Nice tip on glue use !

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2022, 05:44:54 AM »
You seem to be having a run of rather bad luck here . . .    :-\
But I'm sure that you'll get things back on track and produce your usual excellent model . . .   :smiley:


cheers,
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2022, 09:56:24 AM »
Thanks Robin,

 You aint jokin'  on the current two kits i seem to be have entered a reverse king midas syndrome where everything i touch turns to s**t   :-\

Nevertheless i will complete them,  they may not be as good as i'd  like,  but i will complete them  ;)

I have a month  ;D


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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2022, 10:00:24 PM »
Personally, I find that although PVA does the job, it's not as clear as Clearfix, not as strong nor is it as humidity resistant once dry.
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2022, 02:07:58 AM »
Well slap me down with a kipper and  call me Kevin  :icon_zombie: :icon_zombie: :icon_zombie:

 THE WINDOWS ARE BACK IN !  :o :o

Believe it or don't  I was having a last ditch attempt at shaking the windows back in when there was a quiet click and it dropped into place. Being ultra carefull to keep the windows facing down I gingerly Inserted a thin screwdriver through the hole in the cockpit bulkhead and pinned it against the fuselage, this allowed me to run some ultrathin glue around the windows (reached and opened bottle one handed!).

Made sure the glue was working. Taped the screwdriver in place and left it in the Draw of Construction to set.

Finally the gods of plastic karma have smiled on me  :icon_meditation: :icon_meditation: :icon_meditation:

Ran round the workroom a few times and treated myself to a large slug of single malt whiskey  ;)

Mog is back on track ! :smiley:

Mog
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« Last Edit: November 23, 2022, 09:30:02 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2022, 05:54:56 AM »
Oooh, good save !
All those sacrifices to the Carpet Monster have borne fruit . . .   ;D
Either that, or you now have one less Moggy life . . .


cheers,
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2022, 09:34:00 AM »

Either that, or you now have one less Moggy life . . .

Feels like it  ::)

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2022, 03:23:21 PM »
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All those sacrifices to the Carpet Monster have borne fruit

Any suggestions of what to sacrifice to the Carpet Monster? In my home the Monster keeps eating stuff in spite of the fact, that there is NO CARPET in the Hobby Room  :(

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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2022, 06:07:25 PM »
There are various Monsters that consume styrene (Carpet, Lino, Vinyl, Concrete, Timber, there's probably even a Rubber one) but all are only satisfied by either styrene or blood, preferably copious amounts of BLOOD. :o
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2022, 07:37:58 PM »
I tried to eliminate the carpet monster but the wooden floor introduced Bounce !, Skid ! and Ping !

You can't win  :-\

  ;D

Mog
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« Last Edit: November 23, 2022, 07:56:24 PM by Robomog »
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Re: Hawker Siddley Dominie T.1 to HRH Carrier
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2022, 10:27:38 PM »
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There are various Monsters that consume styrene (Carpet, Lino, Vinyl, Concrete, Timber, there's probably even a Rubber one) but all are only satisfied by either styrene or blood, preferably copious amounts of BLOOD.

We have two VERY annoying cats in the household  ::) Could they do the trick  ;)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2022, 10:35:15 PM by MAT »