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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 5 months 2 weeks ago #1

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This is going to be my next wee project. It will be a completely fictional example. A RNZAF AC-130H Gunship. So its the Italeri 1/72nd kit with some extras. I think I may even try and give it a two tone "Have Glass" Finish.Undecided on that yet.
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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 5 months 2 weeks ago #2

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This is going to be cool! B)
Will be watching closely.
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Awesome will be watching.

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 5 months 1 week ago #4

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Yep i'm with the others, watching here.

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 4 months 4 weeks ago #5

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A bit of progress on the AC-130's very sparse cockpit, Not too worried as you wont see any of it..But didn't like the open back seats so had to remedy that. Working on landing gear and prepping the fuselage at the moment..Trying to work out a plan as to how much photo etch to use..

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 4 months 4 weeks ago #6

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That's the good thing about a 1/72 herc cockpit, even with a flashlight you still won't be able to see anything through the windows. What you've done will be more than adequate. Nice detailing on the panels though!
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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #7

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I have been pottering away with this and trying to make shrouds for the guns, Have added a lot of the external fittings and have now put the halves together.. Gap filling and rescribing!! Yay! I'm shit at rescribing! I have decided to keep the back closed. Not a great kit.. Big gaps..soft and inconsistant panel detail..but we will get there!

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #8

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Is that a PE barrel set or scratch made? BIG improvement on the kit part that's for sure. Nice work so far. I wouldn't want to find myself under one of these while it was blazing away.

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #9

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Barrel set mate! And bloody small!! Still gotta make the other one! Been putting it off!

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #10

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Give us the story!!!

NZ Police tired of calling off dangerous police chases reach out to the RNAZF for practical deterrent for drivers that fail to stop?
NZ armed forces sick of doing the dishes during various conflicts - suddenly get mad...and even..?
NZ DOC decide rabbit calicivirus ineffective and search for innovative solution to pest control?

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #11

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Give us the story!!!

NZ Police tired of calling off dangerous police chases reach out to the RNAZF for practical deterrent for drivers that fail to stop?
NZ armed forces sick of doing the dishes during various conflicts - suddenly get mad...and even..?
NZ DOC decide rabbit calicivirus ineffective and search for innovative solution to pest control?


Ohh! Like the idea of the first one!! But being from Central Otago originally I would luv to go night shooting in her!!:evil:

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #12

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Darn the secret plan to deal with the infected dairy cows is out but aren't we using 25mm Bushmaster cannons borrowed from the Army LAVs.

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #13

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"Tonight on One Network News, Central Otago farmers awoke this morning to find their paddocks riddled with holes interspersed with strange wet fluffy red patches, some farmers remember hearing the sound of an aircraft and a noise like a bed sheet ripping or as one farmer was quoted Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt"

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 2 months 4 weeks ago #14

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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 1 month 3 weeks ago #15

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So I have actually rescued this from the bin..Twice... Filling....Sanding....Filling... Sanding...Ohhh Re-Scribing!.. Filling..You get the idea..this kit is not a well fitting kit...Anyways... nearly ready for primer!




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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 1 month 2 weeks ago #16

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have to agree, having built the Blue Angels version, probably similar molds the fit was pretty sh*t..... looking good tho mat excellent perseverance!!!
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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 1 month 1 week ago #17

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finally in primer...Sorry bout the average pics!




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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 1 month 1 week ago #18

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Good work getting this in shape to paint. Looks solid.
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"What If?" RNZAF AC-130H Gunship 1 month 1 week ago #19

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One minute it looks a mess and next, there it is. Looking forward to the top coats now.
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