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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 10:07 am 
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I have a project that requires some fine aerials (the originals were yellow). Rather than have to white-prime some grey stretched sprue and then paint yellow (creating a thicker aerial than I require) it occured to me that yellow sprue would achieve the required effect. The sprue from a Matchbox Siskin or Airfix Seaking would do admirably.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 11:21 am 
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Unless the recent "Prince 'arry" boxing was in yellow, a yellow Airfix Sea King will have the octagonal sprues, not round ones.

That said, I do have a Hasegawa 1/48 RAF SAR cab in the stash, and it has round yellow sprues, so if you can give me an idea what sort of lengths (minimum and total) you want I'll see if I can help. Also, for this sort of "surplus to me" stuff, I'd normally ask that you make a donation to the RNLI, a local to you museum or to a military charity rather than repaying my postage.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 15:18 pm 
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I´m trying to think what vehicle, plane or whatever, would have yellow Aerials. :scratch: :scratch: :think:

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 15:51 pm 
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Yellow sprue? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!!! Yellow spr.....??? :clap: I've had this outside in the shed waiting nearly three years for such an occasion!!!
Please tell me Airfix Yellow Jack Gnat would be the right shade of yellow??? :shrug:
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:45 pm 
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Paul, if I said Eureka/Rebecca would that help? :-)

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It did :) thanks :thumb:

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:28 am 
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@JimByrne -Complete team, including all variations of the black tail machine?

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2017 10:41 am 
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Jim,
Don't throw out the yellow sprue! But firstly, a public thank you for supplying me with some sprue. Initial trials show that the plastic is very, very sensitive to heat applied and, thus far, my attempts have fallen short of my hopes. It is possible that the gery 'brittle' nature of the Yellow Jacks plastic doesn't lend itself to stretching! I shal persevere but I might need to see if anyone has a 'softer' yellow plastic sprue.

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After discovering that I'd already binned the runners for the Hasegawa Sea King fuselage parts, I've still got 6 good straight bits from around the rotor blades which will be about 8" long with 0 or 3 part "tabs" along the length. I should get get them painted and decaled over the weekend.

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2017 18:31 pm 
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Thanks P4T, is the plastic of the more current 'softer' variety, by any chance?

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P4T! The sprues were from a School's Project Airfix we completed a few years back... Any Purists please avert thine eyes NOW!

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We had an absolutely fantastic day with girls and boys from all age groups getting involved - most of them never having been near a model before!!! ( :shrug: )
Tony, I can always send more if needed!

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Apr 2017 12:21 pm 
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Thanks Jim, I'll not deny that the yellow sprue from these models is proving very challenging to stretch, not sure what to try next, a candle flame is not working.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2017 11:06 am 
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@TeeELL - The sprue is from the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sea King SAR, so it's a fairly hard plastic. It's also a darker yellow than a Yellowjacks aircraft.

I've got a mailer (free with an MZN books order) and my local GPO is open to 20:00 (may be 21:00) every day except Sunday. If you want some lengths (up to 6 available) PM me how many and your mailing address.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2017 13:32 pm 
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The darker yellow would be great. If you can spare me a couple of lengths, I will see how I get on (still doing some head scratching over the heat soirce for the Yellow Jacks!
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