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rob Lyttle

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  1. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Still fiddling around with the airbrake assembly, but further to my comment on the "spare" white stripe piece that I omitted from the nose, this is from the walk around section... by Graham James Clearly no cross piece required. I've also noticed that the tip-stall spoilers on the leading edges are bare metal in this instance, which is the right "year" for the 1/32 airframe. I may set about these, either scrape the paint off or apply new strips of foil. Right, back to the walk around section for me. Ah ah.... think I've figured out where the mysterious part 117 goes; right in front of the tail bumper to the rear of the airbrake. No good pictures of a deployed airbrake though. Maybe that should be telling me something.
  2. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Had a look at the airbrake assembly. There are 2hinge pieces that attach to the main part, with lugs on. I've done them so the lugs are inboard, but the instructions are conflicted , drawing 1shows them outward and drawing 2 shows inward. Parts numbers indicate 1, I think, but looking at the aperture in the fuselage, neither will go in. I quite like a mechanical puzzle, but I don't think this will go! All I can do is trim the lugs off flush and fit it up into the fuselage. Much ado about nothing. Visible on the instructions you can see the hydraulic ram comes in 3 pieces with advice not to glue the extending rod. So I think the intention is for the lugs to act as hinges, the ram to slide and the whole thing to be movable. Hmmmm, anyone else done this successfully??😞
  3. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Yes, go for it @Biggles87.. I was concerned about the white stripe decals showing a bit pink on the red paint, but they're OK, and on the 1/72 version also. There's a little piece that is supposed to go on the nose between the side stripes, but it just doesn't make any sense (on mine anyway). I just omitted it. Anything required once the antenna is fitted will be done with paint.
  4. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Well, she's up on her feet, and I got the chance to deploy my latest pair of wheel chocks... Loads to do yet, but it's always nice to see them standing and looking something like it. The little one does look quite good still on the end of a brush handle - I'm starting to like the idea of a Red Arrows Hawk in flight , wheels up, clean, with a pilot. Well, I still got some Rover Vermilion in the can...πŸ˜ƒ
  5. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Cool! @The Spadgent Ok, watch OUT you guys... I'm on it now!⚠
  6. Loving the new kits too. That little F84 Thunderjet is going to be fabulous. I did the academy F84E/G version not that long ago. Funny enough, I didn't foil it- just seemed too fine and delicate, so I painted. Looks like a little ballerina for some reason. I need to get out more.....
  7. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Thanks Dennis. There is progress bit at a time. On the big one - And under... Underside turned out to be a bit easier than the little one, as all the door transfers are separate items on the sheet. Just needed to split the main diagonal and trim for the middle pylons, and a couple of measured cutouts for along the flaps. Still floating em on in Klear. I spilled some Klear the other evening, on to a piece of decal sheet for 1/72- all the little details for the cockpit sides. I thought I d better get a move on and apply them all, as they were wet. What a pain! 😠 The Klear had instantly waterproofed the back of the paper - it took ages to get them moving, and these were all the tiny ones that usually fly off the paper. I'll take precautions to minimise the risk of that happening again!
  8. 🌟🌟🌟🌠
  9. Tell you what.... you guys certainly take this " individual details" business seriously! Good luck with the research! 🌟🌟🌟
  10. I'm going to say yes to that one. I remember pondering that on my build- it just doesn't make sense fitting the sight. I fitted mine out of habit, and then realised it had to go.
  11. .... can't persuade you to do op.C then...?! I thought the Tusky Hog design was good, but THIS.... is the A10 nose-art for me!πŸ˜ƒ
  12. Dam that's cool! That's mean before it even starts shootin.......! Have you got this dΓ©cor on your sheet,??
  13. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    So, I just been treated to a quick tutorial by Keefr22 on the Aircobra build (CedB) covering a Klear method of decal/transfer application . Thus motivated, and convinced of my own invincibility, now having the knowledge, I set about some of the décor on the big airframe. Could've gone a lot worse. It's a long way from the back to the intakes, with no good datum to line everything up. Plus the lettering section tapers to the front, but I think it's lining up with the middle of the intakes. And good coverage from the white - no sign of red showing through.🍎
  14. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    There is a method that can be used in critical masking situations. I learned it as a student, it's crucial when working on a surface like canvas. Most recently deployed on a Nimrod MR1 by Lord Riot, on the advice of barside. First colour, and mask when dry. Then a quick spray or brush along the tape with the FIRST colour, so any bleeding is the " right "colour , and then on with second. The line on the Nimrod looks superb and Riot seemed well pleased with the method. But I wish I knew how to paste those little"@..." tabs on here, that everyone uses....!😞
  15. BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Quite so, johnny! I'm nearly ready to peel. I do have the advantage of working between the site for a decal and a rudder/trailing edge. But yes, it can be a little disappointing at times, can't it?!
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