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Fatboydim last won the day on December 17 2015

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About Fatboydim

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    Hampshire UK
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    I enjoy making 1/48th scale aircraft. Also, both 1/48th and 1/35th armour.
    Mainly Tamiya these days simply because they go together so well.

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  1. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Your more than welcome Simon I'm not the fastest of model makers, so you might find the going slow. But please feel free to drop in and have a say. Thank you, Joe.
  2. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Ah, thank you Jaime.
  3. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Hi Jaime, thank you. Sorry it's slow going. I don't know what happened in my last post. The words look really large. I must have pressed something with my fat fingers.
  4. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Thanks Ced. Good to see you've got one under your belt. I've started to clean up the parts I've glued together. I used a scraper to clean the seams off, then finished off with micro-mesh. I used an homemade sanding board to clean off the leading edge of the wing. Doing it this way leaves a nice straight edge. I only take off the minimum, or the edge will start to look flat. Hopefully, I will make a start on the cockpit next week. I will also take an off cut from the decal sheet to see if they are still useable. In the meantime, I can prime the parts I've glued together. Thanks for looking, Joe.
  5. Very nice Ced, looks really nice. I noticed you visited the museum at Southampton, that's not far from my where I work. Whats your next build. Joe. 🙂
  6. New Tamiya 1/48th German Heavy Tractor

    This appeared on the TamiyaBlog. https://tamiyablog.com
  7. New Ship Related Releases

    And I thought it was the Infantry that fought in squares I'm sorry, I really don't know. Maybe someone else on britmodeller can shed some light on it ?
  8. New Ship Related Releases

    Not sure if this has been already posted. My apologies if it has. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10489819 New tool HMS Ark Royal 1939
  9. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Hello Rob, nice to hear from you. Thanks, I was hoping to get some more done this week, but it never happened. It will be next week now. Joe.
  10. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Thank you Tony. Hi Jaime, thank you. The fit looks very good so far.
  11. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Hello Corsaircorp, thank you very much. Regards, Joe.
  12. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Hello gentlemen, I've made a start by test fitting some of the main parts, and gluing together a few bits and pieces. The weight supplied with the model goes in one of the floats. I taped the wings and floats on the fuselage to get an idea of the finished model and to test fit the parts. Next, I've glued a few of the parts together ready for the seams to be sanded down before spraying with a primer. I used a combination of Tamiya Liquid Cemant and Revell Contacta Cement. When gluing the main sections together, I normally use the Revell glue. I run a bead of adhesive along both the joining surfaces, then squeeze the parts gently together. This leaves a small continuous line of glue raised above the surface (see photo above). This is left overnight to harden. After it's cleaned off and sanded smooth, hopefully no more attention will be needed on the join line as the glue has filled any gaps. Thanks for looking, Joe.
  13. Great fast progress Ced. I'm still looking at mine.
  14. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    What a bargain beast. I looked at the dimensions on the Revell site, It really is big. I'll look forward to your build. Joe.
  15. Aichi M6A1 Seiran

    Hello gentlemen, here are the first photos of my build. Below is a model of the submarine that the Aichi Seiran operated from. I made this model when it was first released in 2007. All the the images were posted via imgur with the text on the photos being added with the aid Snapseed. Thanks for looking, Joe.