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Dads203 last won the day on June 17 2016

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  1. Vosper 72' 6" MTB

    Kev has been talking about this this foray for a few years now, every time we meet up some of the details and how to tackle them get mentioned and discussed to great length. I reckon there is is a few hundred hours spent so far on just how this project could be done, just in chatting with a few people in hobby, that gives some idea on the planning phase alone. Kev buddy, really looking forward to this one progressing, after seeing the last few projects materialise I think you are ready to totally nail this one
  2. Clyde Puffer

    Very nice love the weathering, looks bang on Kev
  3. What scale size figure?

    Hi John, Figures are an art to themselves fella, first bit of kit that is really a must have is a good optivisor, no matter what scale you take up. Practice, practice with a bit more practice thrown in is the only way to get where you want to go with them. But remember the bigger the scale the more detail you need to paint, but it does get addictive I never used to bother with figures until a few years ago, then I painted a few just to see how I got on and I got really hooked, it's very rewarding when you get the hang of it. HtH
  4. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    One of the issues with the conversion to a RN HAR5 is the bubble window by the Radar op seat. I wasn't sure on how to do this, I thought about vac forming the new window at first. But I don't have the kit to do that. In the HAR3 boxing you get two bubble windows for the rear compartment, they are not the same size as the window mid cabin typically so they cannot be used. I trawled through all the kits I have in the stash to see if any others with bubble windows might work... Nothing close at all So I thought about using the larger window and cutting off the blister and adding that to the correct size mid cabin window.. Would it work? Nothing ventured nothing gained. Rear cabin bubble window on the sprue, Blister removed very carefully with a razor saw. Drilled a small hole in the centre of the mid cabin window and used my old RC car body reamer to open out a hole to the same size as the blister that I cut off the other window. Polished up the cut on the blister window with micro mesh and polishing compound and carefully glued the blister onto the new window using Tamiya extra thin. I then once the glue had dried dipped the whole window in Klear and this was the result A few marks on the blister where I used tweezers, didn't see them to be honest until it had been Kleared. It turned out better than I thought, now the whole window unit fits into the frame nicely. I would of probably vacformed one but I don't have the kit to do that kind of work yet. Cheers Dan
  5. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Cheers guys I got my tub from these guys https://sylmasta.com/product-category/epoxy-putties/green-stuff-putties/
  6. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    A good shot of penicillin cures all so they say
  7. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Had an hour at the bench today, just started to add the pouches and kit to the stowage bag, some winching strops and the likes of. Again made from Greenstuff. Cheers Dan
  8. Gator glue: how resistant is it to water?

    I think Gator glue is an acrylic resin rather than an outright PVA glue, again I would try it first, bond two parts together and see if it holds when submerged in water ? HTH Dan
  9. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Cheers Nige, I tried to replicate the Sea tray, I think it's a heavy gauge plastic waterproof liner that prevents water from getting to places that it's not supposed to go. I think all the SAR Cabs had them fitted RAF and Navy but again the RAF version is different Dan
  10. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Getting closer now, I've made the sea tray for the main cabin, still have the two dams to make from Green Stuff epoxy putty yet but the floor needed to cure off before adding these. I've also added the back of the winch, stowage thingy to the cabin side, these will have the pockets and pouches added later. I also started to build the step, made this from the HC4 etched set but cut down, its going to need a lot of work yet before its fitted. More material to be removed from the step itself but the basic shape is almost done, I'll fill some of the holes with solder and clean it up. Cheers for looking Dan
  11. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Who would of thought that the Navy and RAF Sea Kings are soooo much different eh? I thought it was going to be a simple job with a few bits n bobs different but no They had to change most things didn't they, most of the changes are a pain to sort for the modeller to sort out and you just know Airfix will release a Royal Navy version as soon as I start to paint this one.
  12. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Checking the fit of the crew steps in the forward cabin, door is now glued and the window masked up inside and out. Getting close to primer and paint for the inside now. Cheers for looking and the likes Dan
  13. What a cracking build DAG beautifully done and displayed
  14. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    And almost done with the Smoke float rack Cheers Dan
  15. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Cheers Mike, They should be okay TBH, they are quite well bonded and I'm looking at wiring them up so it's easier to do that after the riveting but before the painting stage, if that makes sense Dan