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  1. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Cheers for the heads up chris ill make sure i ammend that before i finish. Still alot to be getting on with. Cheers stew hooefully i can get this thing finished by christmas haba
  2. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    I know what you mean @Blitz23 not cheap and a vacform as well. Would be lovely but maybe not yet haha. Good news, tonight i managed an hour or two and set about doing a few final touch ups and maybe start thinking about laying down the decals. Started of by finishing the engines just leaving the intake trumpets to be painted. Look so much better with the ends drilled out. I also made a start on the decals. I started off by applying micro set to the surface of the aircraft and laying down the decal. Then removing any air with a cotton bud and then giving it a heavy coat of micro set solution. I then left the micro solution to do their job and got the flaps fitted and undercarriage legs painted and wheels on ready for weathering. Not sure if i have done it right but hopefully they will settle down. My next task is going to be getting the rest of the decals on and getting the exhaust in place and applying some of the weathering techniques i havr been wanting to try out. Hopefully should get some more done by the weekend. Thanks for looking in guys.
  3. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    I think that could be a way to sort the fitment issues but still have to be careful about the window joins. They can be fiddley but they go together quite well. Be nice to see more blenheims on here as well. Especially the nightfighter. Like option B here. May have to buy another just to have a black one 😂😂😂😂
  4. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Go for it trevor. It is a lovely build despite the gaps in the front and around tge bomb bay. Goes together great and has some really nice small details 😁😁😁
  5. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Hi guys, well the last few weeks have been a constant battle with work and family jobs. But after 3 weeks i was pleased to say that there was finally chance for a few hours of work. So no hanging around. First job was to get all the white and black underside finished including undercarriage doors, flaps and other parts painted. Next it was onto the camouflage and getting the green down. For the first coat the green went down okay. My plan to spray freehand out of the question until my airbrushing skills and techniques had improved. After around an hour i went over the green once again finishing off the edges of the green and applying sone tonal variation. About an hour later after the airbrush had a deep clean i loaded up the airbrush with Vallejo gloss varnish and thinned it down a little. So it would spray smoother. The gloss coat went on well and after that i called it time and headed to bed. I took a minute to look at how much better the Blenheim looked compared to my older brush painted models. Before exiting the cave i had one last thought, how well is my masking holding up through all this primer, paint and varnish? Well the answer will be revealed after the model is finished but... Its looking positive. Next stop decalling time and finally have a go with the micro set and micro sol and also the weathering before i begin fitting all the fiddly bits. More soon folks. sorry for the delay in post may have this done by christmas. 😂😂😂
  6. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Micheal. I think it doesnt help that the mk1 and mk6 are built on the same sprues except the glazed parts are seperate. I have found the mk1 cockpit parts in the mk6 kit so think that may be where the problems begin. 🤔🤔🤔
  7. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Hi guys. Well i did post up laat week, but for some reason my post didnt upload. So time for a big update. Also there is a few new techniques i have managed to learn along the way. So to begin i finally got the intake trumpets drilled out and will be painted and fitted to the engines later on. Next it was on with the main aircraft. The large gaps and holes where filled and sanded ready for paint. Next was onto the paint. And a layer of vallejo white primer was sprayed over the whole of the aircraft. Once dry i began spraying the white colour on the underside one of a vouple of of coats. Once i had completed the white i tried my hand at preshading. Go easy guys, this is my first attempt. While i was laying down the black i also applied the underside black down as well. After a couple of days i bit the bullet and layed down a varying amount of layers of vallejo dark brown over the top half of the fuselage and wings. I can already see how much of an improvement the preshading is compared to solid colours. Hopefully soon i can lay down the dark green to complete the camouflage. I personally am pleased with my preshading. Still alot to learn but practice will prevail. More soon guys thankyou for looking in once again.
  8. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Evening all. After this week of working i finally got back down the cave and set to work on the blenheim. The first job was to make a start on the engines. I gave both the cylinder heads and intake pipes in black and once dry they will be dry drushed. i have also painted the front supports and centre piece ready for painting. Another job was the intake trumpets which was certainly unimpressed with. So out with the drill bits and improve the look of them. As you can see right to left i have removed the mould lines. Drilled a small hole in the centre and used a small reaming tool to open up the end of the intake trumpets. 1 down 3 to go. I also made a start on getting the front cockpit section onto the main fuselage. However like most people have found the small gap is always going to happen. From the side it does look bigger than it is. And again this runs almost all the way around. A small amount of filler shluld remove the gap between the joints. Asyou can see i have a rather profound joining issue on the underside so looks like more filling is going to be needed However progress is progress. Also in the instructions it says the engine navelle rings on the front are to be painted in gun metal. Yet all of the referances i found half a copper/bronze colour. So may have to paint it by the references.more soon folks hopefully painting should be soon.
  9. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Cheers Baron. Laat few nights have been a quiet run of getting the masking done. Unfortunately i got so into masking i forgot to take some photos. But on the plus side the interior colour has been applied. A marathon of masking has taken place just on the front. Made good progress so far. With the front drying i decided to start on the engines by fitting the engine bulkhead to the wings. The bulkheads will be painted before the engines are to be fitted and also tge engines will receive extra details as well. And finally the bombay has been fitted and drying to make sure everything is lining up square. More soon folks and next is the engines.
  10. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Cheers Ced yeah alot of prople had mentio ed it i have a minor gap but it will close up with some pressure. Excellant work on the 4 engined bomber by the way looks lovely.
  11. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    I know i was amazed as well. There is a small gap at the rear where the front and main fuselage join is but some careful fitting will eliminate that. Hopefully 😂😂😂
  12. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    Hi guys. Well these last few weeks have left me timeless and have stopped any work on the blenheim. So tonight i managed to find some time to get a little work done. Firstly was the cockpit. I touched up any areas and gave it all a dark wash to bring any details out and also drybrushed some silver to create paint chips and natural wear. Here you an see the level of detail airfix went to which is certainly an improvement from there old mouldings. Once done it was time to button up the cockpit and fit all of the glazing into place. I must say that it all went together beautifully. All four peices matched each other and left no gaps or steps. While this was drying i worked on the rear of the aircraft and fitted the rudder and elavators. I found a few pictures which showed the elavators lowered when on the ground so i glued them into place in the lowered position. Finally to finish of my evening i did a test fit of the wings and fuselage sections. So far so good and hopefully next i can begin with the engines and cowlings. And also finish of the masking on the canopy/cockpit windows. More soon folks.
  13. Fast And The Furious Toyota Supra

    Hi everyone. Unfortunately work has been slow on the supra due to wprk and family commitments. But it hasnt stalled. After finding an hour here and there i have manages to make some progress. The underside has had the heat gaurds painted in around the transmission tunnel and the enxgaust has been painted and awaiting polishing to bring it to a shine. Progress on the interoir has continued with the dashboard being painted and awaiting decals and detailing. And also the in car entertainment has been worked on as well. I have also built and painted the roll cage which still requires another coat. And finally work has begun on the wheels to remove the solid back and to allow the springs to be visible through the wheels. Hopefully i should have more done soon. I will keep you guys updated as much as possible.
  14. Fast And The Furious Toyota Supra

    So more work has been done on the supra and to begin with there has been more work done on the engine and engine bay. The engine is beginning to look much busier now which is a positive. Still alot to add in terms of wiring looms and pipes. I have made a start with the wiring by adding the cables for the map sensor and the mass airflow sensor. These will be painted later. I have also made a start on the interior using some matt medium blue which is the base colour for the interior. Still rough at the moment and will be much neater once the second coat has been applied. The current interior is shows its base colour and once details such as the subwoofers and the door cards painted and detailed, it should look much better. I have also been playing with the wheels and the rear of the wheels which are solid have been cut out to allow visability of the shock absorbers etc. I have alao notices that the whole body seems to be sitting higher than the real car. I will check and adjust once the wheels are ready to be fitted in place. And finally i have began working on making the spoiler look much more realistic. As a basic setup its looking okay but i think it could be improved . More soon guys hopefully i can get the engine bay near completion and make progress on the interior also. Thanks for looking in.
  15. Airfix Bristol Blenheim MkIVF

    More than welcome guys and thankyou for the comments hoping to get some bench time today. Going to be working on detailing the interior more by scratchbuilding some seatbelts and adding a few bits of wiring. Still trying to find details of the interior as well.