A Chipmunk Rides A Mustang To Harvard

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A Chipmunk Rides A Mustang To Harvard

Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

March 21st, 2012, 3:32 am #1

Hey Ho Hyperscalers! After a prolonged absence due to bloody persistent computer problems, Teddy Boy is back with another multiple build! First up is an Airfix DH Chipmunk, donated to me in an act of incredible generosity by the USA's Mr. John McConville, for whom this build is dedicated!

The Chippie will feature RCAF trainer yellow colours and I thought, well heck, why not also flesh out the post-WW2 RCAF collection with another classic trainer, the ubiquitous Harvard/Texan, courtesy of our friends at Heller:

I've rounded up some Harvard decals from CanMilAir Decals of Canada to represent an aircraft from the "Goldilocks" aerobatic team, circa 1964:

And while I'm at it, why not add another classic - the Mustang!

The old Hasegawa kit, which has been in the stash FOREVER, will feature marking from an early 1950's RCAF reserve squadron:

Construction on the Chipmunk begins with some cockpit rib detail of stretched-sprue bits, and some plastic card shaped to cover the gaping holes where the wing slots are:

After adding a floor section, some rudder pedals and control sticks, a pair of resin bucket seats were slipped into place:

Turning to the Heller Harvard, the admittedly well done cockpit nevertheless lacks the characteristic tubing structure that lines the inside. This was cobbled together with bits of plastic rod, using the tried and true pin-and-glue technique most often seen with balsa-wood airplane kits:

Apologies for having to twist your heads - why these photos lined up this way is a mystery to me!

Anyhoo, with some paint and other details added, the Harvard cockpit looks a lot more realistic to my eyes:


On to our postwar RCAF Mustang 4. I added some foot rails into the cockpit, and hacked off the molded-in radio set behind the head rest, simply to make masking and painting the radio easier later on:

After some simple detail painting inside the cockpit, along with the addition of some paper seatbelts, the 'Stang was looking right ticket-boo:


Whoa! Before closing up the fuselage, I noticed just in time that the ventral air intake under the fuselage is missing the oil radiator screen! I scored a criss-cross pattern onto a piece of sheet plastic and kept sanding it to shape until I got a good fit:


So there you have it, folks! The Preston Aircraft Works Co. Ltd. Inc. factory floor is busy again - hooray!

'Till next time, dudes - and keep up the incredibly awesome work!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

March 21st, 2012, 4:28 pm #2

That is one neat looking AT-6 interior. Delicate and nice and busy. Looks great.

I think the Chippie will look lovely and its interior is really coming along.

Well done and welcome back!
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Joined: May 29th, 2006, 5:17 am

March 21st, 2012, 10:51 pm #3

Hey Ho Hyperscalers! After a prolonged absence due to bloody persistent computer problems, Teddy Boy is back with another multiple build! First up is an Airfix DH Chipmunk, donated to me in an act of incredible generosity by the USA's Mr. John McConville, for whom this build is dedicated!

The Chippie will feature RCAF trainer yellow colours and I thought, well heck, why not also flesh out the post-WW2 RCAF collection with another classic trainer, the ubiquitous Harvard/Texan, courtesy of our friends at Heller:

I've rounded up some Harvard decals from CanMilAir Decals of Canada to represent an aircraft from the "Goldilocks" aerobatic team, circa 1964:

And while I'm at it, why not add another classic - the Mustang!

The old Hasegawa kit, which has been in the stash FOREVER, will feature marking from an early 1950's RCAF reserve squadron:

Construction on the Chipmunk begins with some cockpit rib detail of stretched-sprue bits, and some plastic card shaped to cover the gaping holes where the wing slots are:

After adding a floor section, some rudder pedals and control sticks, a pair of resin bucket seats were slipped into place:

Turning to the Heller Harvard, the admittedly well done cockpit nevertheless lacks the characteristic tubing structure that lines the inside. This was cobbled together with bits of plastic rod, using the tried and true pin-and-glue technique most often seen with balsa-wood airplane kits:

Apologies for having to twist your heads - why these photos lined up this way is a mystery to me!

Anyhoo, with some paint and other details added, the Harvard cockpit looks a lot more realistic to my eyes:


On to our postwar RCAF Mustang 4. I added some foot rails into the cockpit, and hacked off the molded-in radio set behind the head rest, simply to make masking and painting the radio easier later on:

After some simple detail painting inside the cockpit, along with the addition of some paper seatbelts, the 'Stang was looking right ticket-boo:


Whoa! Before closing up the fuselage, I noticed just in time that the ventral air intake under the fuselage is missing the oil radiator screen! I scored a criss-cross pattern onto a piece of sheet plastic and kept sanding it to shape until I got a good fit:


So there you have it, folks! The Preston Aircraft Works Co. Ltd. Inc. factory floor is busy again - hooray!

'Till next time, dudes - and keep up the incredibly awesome work!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
...on what happens to be three of my favorite kits--raised panel lines and all, I don't care! Will tune in on this one.
Great work out of the gate. BRAVO!
--Bill
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Joined: September 5th, 2009, 5:58 am

March 21st, 2012, 10:52 pm #4

Hey Ho Hyperscalers! After a prolonged absence due to bloody persistent computer problems, Teddy Boy is back with another multiple build! First up is an Airfix DH Chipmunk, donated to me in an act of incredible generosity by the USA's Mr. John McConville, for whom this build is dedicated!

The Chippie will feature RCAF trainer yellow colours and I thought, well heck, why not also flesh out the post-WW2 RCAF collection with another classic trainer, the ubiquitous Harvard/Texan, courtesy of our friends at Heller:

I've rounded up some Harvard decals from CanMilAir Decals of Canada to represent an aircraft from the "Goldilocks" aerobatic team, circa 1964:

And while I'm at it, why not add another classic - the Mustang!

The old Hasegawa kit, which has been in the stash FOREVER, will feature marking from an early 1950's RCAF reserve squadron:

Construction on the Chipmunk begins with some cockpit rib detail of stretched-sprue bits, and some plastic card shaped to cover the gaping holes where the wing slots are:

After adding a floor section, some rudder pedals and control sticks, a pair of resin bucket seats were slipped into place:

Turning to the Heller Harvard, the admittedly well done cockpit nevertheless lacks the characteristic tubing structure that lines the inside. This was cobbled together with bits of plastic rod, using the tried and true pin-and-glue technique most often seen with balsa-wood airplane kits:

Apologies for having to twist your heads - why these photos lined up this way is a mystery to me!

Anyhoo, with some paint and other details added, the Harvard cockpit looks a lot more realistic to my eyes:


On to our postwar RCAF Mustang 4. I added some foot rails into the cockpit, and hacked off the molded-in radio set behind the head rest, simply to make masking and painting the radio easier later on:

After some simple detail painting inside the cockpit, along with the addition of some paper seatbelts, the 'Stang was looking right ticket-boo:


Whoa! Before closing up the fuselage, I noticed just in time that the ventral air intake under the fuselage is missing the oil radiator screen! I scored a criss-cross pattern onto a piece of sheet plastic and kept sanding it to shape until I got a good fit:


So there you have it, folks! The Preston Aircraft Works Co. Ltd. Inc. factory floor is busy again - hooray!

'Till next time, dudes - and keep up the incredibly awesome work!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
Oh goody, great kits there Ted, dare I say classics. All that pit work is blooming lovely. I'll be hovering in the mezzanine following you along.

Cheers
Jim
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March 22nd, 2012, 12:04 am #5

Hey Ho Hyperscalers! After a prolonged absence due to bloody persistent computer problems, Teddy Boy is back with another multiple build! First up is an Airfix DH Chipmunk, donated to me in an act of incredible generosity by the USA's Mr. John McConville, for whom this build is dedicated!

The Chippie will feature RCAF trainer yellow colours and I thought, well heck, why not also flesh out the post-WW2 RCAF collection with another classic trainer, the ubiquitous Harvard/Texan, courtesy of our friends at Heller:

I've rounded up some Harvard decals from CanMilAir Decals of Canada to represent an aircraft from the "Goldilocks" aerobatic team, circa 1964:

And while I'm at it, why not add another classic - the Mustang!

The old Hasegawa kit, which has been in the stash FOREVER, will feature marking from an early 1950's RCAF reserve squadron:

Construction on the Chipmunk begins with some cockpit rib detail of stretched-sprue bits, and some plastic card shaped to cover the gaping holes where the wing slots are:

After adding a floor section, some rudder pedals and control sticks, a pair of resin bucket seats were slipped into place:

Turning to the Heller Harvard, the admittedly well done cockpit nevertheless lacks the characteristic tubing structure that lines the inside. This was cobbled together with bits of plastic rod, using the tried and true pin-and-glue technique most often seen with balsa-wood airplane kits:

Apologies for having to twist your heads - why these photos lined up this way is a mystery to me!

Anyhoo, with some paint and other details added, the Harvard cockpit looks a lot more realistic to my eyes:


On to our postwar RCAF Mustang 4. I added some foot rails into the cockpit, and hacked off the molded-in radio set behind the head rest, simply to make masking and painting the radio easier later on:

After some simple detail painting inside the cockpit, along with the addition of some paper seatbelts, the 'Stang was looking right ticket-boo:


Whoa! Before closing up the fuselage, I noticed just in time that the ventral air intake under the fuselage is missing the oil radiator screen! I scored a criss-cross pattern onto a piece of sheet plastic and kept sanding it to shape until I got a good fit:


So there you have it, folks! The Preston Aircraft Works Co. Ltd. Inc. factory floor is busy again - hooray!

'Till next time, dudes - and keep up the incredibly awesome work!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 1:27 am #6

Hey Ho Hyperscalers! After a prolonged absence due to bloody persistent computer problems, Teddy Boy is back with another multiple build! First up is an Airfix DH Chipmunk, donated to me in an act of incredible generosity by the USA's Mr. John McConville, for whom this build is dedicated!

The Chippie will feature RCAF trainer yellow colours and I thought, well heck, why not also flesh out the post-WW2 RCAF collection with another classic trainer, the ubiquitous Harvard/Texan, courtesy of our friends at Heller:

I've rounded up some Harvard decals from CanMilAir Decals of Canada to represent an aircraft from the "Goldilocks" aerobatic team, circa 1964:

And while I'm at it, why not add another classic - the Mustang!

The old Hasegawa kit, which has been in the stash FOREVER, will feature marking from an early 1950's RCAF reserve squadron:

Construction on the Chipmunk begins with some cockpit rib detail of stretched-sprue bits, and some plastic card shaped to cover the gaping holes where the wing slots are:

After adding a floor section, some rudder pedals and control sticks, a pair of resin bucket seats were slipped into place:

Turning to the Heller Harvard, the admittedly well done cockpit nevertheless lacks the characteristic tubing structure that lines the inside. This was cobbled together with bits of plastic rod, using the tried and true pin-and-glue technique most often seen with balsa-wood airplane kits:

Apologies for having to twist your heads - why these photos lined up this way is a mystery to me!

Anyhoo, with some paint and other details added, the Harvard cockpit looks a lot more realistic to my eyes:


On to our postwar RCAF Mustang 4. I added some foot rails into the cockpit, and hacked off the molded-in radio set behind the head rest, simply to make masking and painting the radio easier later on:

After some simple detail painting inside the cockpit, along with the addition of some paper seatbelts, the 'Stang was looking right ticket-boo:


Whoa! Before closing up the fuselage, I noticed just in time that the ventral air intake under the fuselage is missing the oil radiator screen! I scored a criss-cross pattern onto a piece of sheet plastic and kept sanding it to shape until I got a good fit:


So there you have it, folks! The Preston Aircraft Works Co. Ltd. Inc. factory floor is busy again - hooray!

'Till next time, dudes - and keep up the incredibly awesome work!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
Good to have back again, missed you and your posts !!!

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Multiple Mosquito Build, 1/72: Intro Part 1 Part 1.5 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Fini

Fathers Day A6M2: Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Finish

Airfix Stuka 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Finish

Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

Airfix Orion III: Build Tutorial Finish
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 1:54 am #8

...on what happens to be three of my favorite kits--raised panel lines and all, I don't care! Will tune in on this one.
Great work out of the gate. BRAVO!
--Bill
And stay tuned! Watch those panel lines - some may stay, others will disappear! But one thing is for sure: no matter how many times my beat up old PC goes down for the count, I'll keep bringing it back back from the dead just to hang with youse guys!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Postwar RCAF Pt. 1

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6;
Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 1:58 am #9

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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 2:28 am #10

Good to have back again, missed you and your posts !!!

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Multiple Mosquito Build, 1/72: Intro Part 1 Part 1.5 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Fini

Fathers Day A6M2: Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Finish

Airfix Stuka 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Finish

Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

Airfix Orion III: Build Tutorial Finish
I'm happy to be back in the saddle again! Jeez, I wish I had more time to spend here, Allan - I don't know how you guys do it! And you. YOU!
I can't get over that B25 build of yours. It wasn't a "work in progress" that I saw - it was an evolution in modelling skill. I MEAN that, man.
I feel like I've been cutting corners on my builds. Heck, I'll admit that sometimes I WANT to cut some corners just to boost the production rate. But then y'know, oh man - I see you (and others and I'm not even going to mention Dan Smith's name) pulling off miracles in plastic and I shake my head and think: No, no, when the rest of the team is hitting home runs, I've got to step up to the plate and at least get a base hit on a build!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Postwar RCAF Pt. 1

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6;
Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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