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shortCummins

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About shortCummins

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    Cotgrave, Nottingham
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    mainly WWII aircraft
  1. Harrier

    I can't help with accuracy however I really like version 3
  2. Red Tulip...1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109K-4

    good recovery on the torn decals
  3. 1/48 HobbyBoss F/A-18D Hornet

    another 1st class build Ian
  4. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    Preparing for paint. As with all(?) builds there is a little filling, clean-up and re-scribing needed. The gap at the wing roots was tackled first. Next some ‘perfect putty’ was used to fill the gap where the rear of the wings fitted the fuselage and then cleaned/smoothed with a moist Q-Tip. Masking the cockpit, engine and gun bays with Tamiya masking tape, the windscreen was protected with the provided Eduard masks and Mr.Masking Sol. JHC_5670a by John Cummins, on Flickr Wheel wells were covered with sponge and masking tape I’ve temporarily attached the canopy with some white glue, the windscreen and canopy was given a coat of Tamiya XF-63 German grey so that this colour will be seen from the inside once the masks have been removed. When the windscreen dried everything was given a coat of UMP grey primer to check the seams and repaired areas. When the primer has fully cured I’ll be ready to add extra rivet detail which will be next. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  5. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    There are a few bits’n’bobs that need to be added to the airframe before I can start to prepare for paint. Firstly I need to attach the rudder. The windscreen was fitted I’ve decided to add the PE extra armour… the larger armour pice was bent to shape with the aid of a pencil PE ‘engine vents’ added The external fuel tank built, I’ll fit it later Preparing for paint will be next. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  6. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    I’m not sure how mush of the engine bay will be visible, I’m assuming that some of it will be seen so I’ve ‘weathered’ the panels. To start I’ve slathered Tamiya panel line dark brown This was then wiped off with a Q-tip moistened with turps AK engine oil was then added The cowl, 5 pieces, was assembled Tamiya panel line dark brown dirty’d the insides The engine fits onto a cradle made from 4 pieces, good fun lining up the cradle… engine attached the cowl is fitted and most of the engine is hidden Adding the final bits’n’bobs to the airframe will be next and then I’ll start preparing for paint. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  7. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    Fitting the exhaust pipes The kit includes a template to enable the exact position for the exhaust pipes which were then fitted after being painted with vallejo model color 70.814 burnt red Once all eight exhaust pipes had been fitted the template was removed… vallejo pigments 73.106 burnt sienna and 73.110 burnt umber pigments are then then used to simulate rust …and the final (back) part of the engine fitted Fitting the engine to the airframe will be next. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  8. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    This kit includes a detailed engine, first I needed to give everything a coat of UMP back primer. Cylinders were painted with Mr Color Metal 213 stainless Tamiya XF-16 flat aluminium was used for the manifold(?) Push-rods, gearbox and other bits’n’bobs were painted with Tamiya XF-69 NATO black The cylinders were then ‘weathered’ with Tamiya dark brown panel liner and the push-rod were attached The manifold(?) subassembly was assembled These subassemblies were then joined to make the ‘complete’ engine NATO black parts were then dry brushed with vallejo model air 71.065 steel Fitting the exhaust pipes will be next. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  9. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    Attaching the wings to the fuselage, generally this is a very tight fit however there are a couple of voids that will need to be addressed. The rear wing roots will need filling, perhaps with shims of plastic? Also the join with to the rear of the fuselage, putty could be used here The gun bays and engine compartment requires some wear and tear Ailerons fitted, ‘interesting’ fit, you have to push them up and back into their ‘slots’, once fitted their really positive. Rear stabilisers attached the ‘top’ instrument panel needs to be attached the fit of the ip and cowl requires a bit of guesswork Building the engine will be next. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  10. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    Hollow tubing, great idea, I think I might have either some copper or aluminium that will do the job thanks for that rgds John(shortCummins)
  11. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    As I want to fit an external fuel-tank I needed to drill the holes to allow the fuel tank rack to be fitted to the underside. Then I fitted the rear ‘main’ spar of the wheel well additional spars were added UMP black primer was used on various parts Once the primer had fully cured everything was given a coat of Alkan RLM:02 The wheel well ‘top’ probably needs to be painted RLM:02 as I think it will be visible once the engine is installed, I plane to have the engine bay open …so I gave it a primer of UMP black, after masking the lower exhaust which have been painted with vallejo model color 70.814 burnt red and then RLM:02 Next the machine gun barrels were added The top of the wings, at the rear of the gun bay, needs ‘metal’ colour and Eduard provide a mask for when the wing is painted Machine guns were painted with Mr Metal Color 212 iron which was then ‘buffed’ when it dried I had toyed with the idea of having one machine gun bay open and one closed however I decided to have both of them open, therefore the ‘top’ of the machine gun bay(s) were added to the top wing top and bottom halves of the wings joined the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve already broken one of the wing mounted machine guns, I think I’ll have a look for some brass barrels as I’m sure the remaining one won’t last too long Next will be nailing the wings to the fuselage. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  12. AMG 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 A

    impressive build, even more so at 1/72 rgds john(shortCummins)
  13. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    I first glued the rear wheel, cockpit and nose machine gun sub-assemblies to one side and tell in place while the glue dried. I also glued the cockpit and machine gun subassemblies from the underside In general the fit was very good however the machine gun sub-assembly needed to be ‘un-glued’ and re-aligned to fit. close-ups of the machine gun area Next will be wheel wells and joining the wings together. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  14. Tiger Striped Butcher Bird

    Machine guns painted with Mr Metal Color 212 iron. buffed The instructions suggest fitting the machine guns now however, I’m reasonably sure that I’d either knock them off or (more likely) break them so I’ll fit them nearer the end of the build. A base coat of Alkan RLM:02 I ‘dirty’d’ the RLM:02 with a wash of Tamiya dark brown panel liner which I toned down with the use of a Q-Tip moistened with odourless turps Additional scratches and general ‘wear and tear’ added with thinned XF-63, XF-64 and a HB pencil Tail wheel, UMP black primer Tamiya XF-85 rubber black Eduard mask and Mr Masking NEO, way too gloopy Tamiya X-18 semi-gloss black Alkan RLM:02 vallejo acrylic metal color 77.707 chrome The rear wheel assembly assembled Tamiya dark brown panel liner Now I can join the fuselage halves. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  15. Airfix 1/48 Hurricane

    Eduard have a couple of sets... KIT No. 8507 KIT No. 8508 rgds John(shortCummins)
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