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Hardtarget

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  1. Matchbox Gallery

    Reveal photos. A final coat of flat to finish her off. This was the scheme she wore at Farnborough. DSC_0225 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0226 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0227 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0228 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0229 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0230 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0231 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0232 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All in all a nice little build run alongside other builds at the moment.
  2. PK-46 BAe Hawk 200

    Reveal photos. A final coat of flat to finish her off. This was the scheme she wore at Farnborough. DSC_0225 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0226 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0227 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0228 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0229 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0230 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0231 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0232 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All in all a nice little build run alongside other builds at the moment.
  3. PK-46 BAe Hawk 200

    Rightho, Update and reveal photos. Problem, There was not advise to add nose weight in the instructions and i completely forgot that they hawk is a tail sitter. Any way a nice chopping of the nose at the panel line enable some lead shot to be fixed into place. DSC_0104 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Nose cemented back on with minimal damage. DSC_0105 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All sitting nicely and with pitot added. DSC_0106 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Decals on and coat of Klear to set them in. DSC_0183 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Some painting of the wheels left.
  4. 1/72 Trumpeter, Ukrainian Su-24MR Fencer-E

    Thanks James, do we know if there is a uk importer at all?
  5. PK-46 BAe Hawk 200

    Parts DSC_0041 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Test fitting the fuselage and cockpit arrangement. DSC_0042 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Not very detailed but what are we expecting of these kits? DSC_0043 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I wasnt planning to renew the pit but i added a Mk.10c bang seat which is an improvement of the kit part by a country mile. DSC_0096 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Then it was painted. DSC_0100 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Bit of cockpit painting DSC_0097 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage cemented without issue will require a bit of filler, and the wings got their vanes. DSC_0098 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All filled and sanded using 'sprue glue'. DSC_0099 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Tamiya x-1 airbrushed on. and now she is looking nice. One thing i did have a problem with is the canopy didnt fit that weel and was too big, so a bit of sanding here and there was required. DSC_0103 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I think she is ready for decals tonight.
  6. PK-46 BAe Hawk 200

    Hey chaps, Ive committed myself to do this by the deadline and made a start this week. Box Shots DSC_0039 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0040 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  7. Revell Lockheed Hudson

    I will check Ced out and look forward to yours finally finishing. Nice work John.
  8. Revell Lockheed Hudson

    Hi Max, did this ever get completed? Thinking of tackling this beast.
  9. Revell Owners in Trouble

    More news on Hobbico It has now gone into bankruptsy from Protection in the last few hours. It will now be sold off whole or in parts and many employees to be let go. Hundreds of jobs to go. LInk to TV news in the USA http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/hobbico-files-for-bankruptcy/909851835
  10. Matchbox II GB Chat

    Thanks Arnold, ill get a thread setup.
  11. HT's Eduard 1/72 JRS-1 'The Boat'

    Awesome, thanks Jamie, much appreciated. Ive made some more progress, with decals on and just started weathering before i put all the braces and small bits that will ping off when handled. Pics will follow
  12. Matchbox II GB Chat

    May i take part with PK-46 Hawk 200? Hoping to finish my sea plane build then be right no this as its a simple build.
  13. HT's Eduard 1/72 JRS-1 'The Boat'

    Update 2. With the fuselage buttoned up it was time for the elevators. They seem to have some sort of peg system but you need to drill out the holes in the main stabilizer as they are there but filled. After this i added the struts which need an aweful lot of cleaning up and delicate cutting from the sprues. I found one that was slightly too short and was replace with plastic card to the correct dimensions and rounded. DSC_0045 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Will all the main parts ready, priming and then a bit of paint was airbrushed on. For this kit im using the US Navy/Marine set of Vallejo MA. Colours being 71.109 PRU Blue (as recommended by Vallejo for M-485) and 71.298 M-495. DSC_0050 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0051 by stuart wellard, on Flickr With that bit of painting out of the way it was time to affix the wing to the fuselage. This is a line up nightmare as there is only that center section on the fuselage as a contact cementing point which is not 'squared up' so needed quite a lot of sanding and test fitting until the right curvature and seating arrangement could be found. once i was happy with this i cemented in place using Tamiya Cement. DSC_0052 by stuart wellard, on Flickr With that center section in place and holing firm, the struts were added and these are int eh same condition as the rear struts and need the same amount of clean up to get a nice fit and get close to the right angles. DSC_0053 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  14. HT's Eduard 1/72 JRS-1 'The Boat'

    Hey up chaps, Progress has been good but uploads the usual non existent so its about time as the deadline is near to get some photos posted with progress and current state of play. Seats being resin were all painted on their mountings then sawed off. some of the arm rests tend to ping off as there isnt sufficient material to cut safely. These were glued back on and thinking if i did anouther that id saw them off first and cut off the arms. DSC_0034 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Inner fuselage prepared and painted. There are fit issues with this kit that you need to scrape and scrape until you get a nice fuselage fit. More issues when you try and fit the cockpit sections. DSC_0035 by stuart wellard, on Flickr A bit of PE for the windows affixed using Krystal Klear which i used for all PE to stop it from 'pinging' about. DSC_0036 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Seating & Cockpit in place. DSC_0037 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Some fettling and test fitting required before it all gets sealed up. DSC_0038 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All fits one side now for the other. DSC_0039 by stuart wellard, on Flickr With some persuasion its looks ok. DSC_0040 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Obligatory filler deluxe plastic putty. DSC_0041 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The filler is too fine and required a bit of thicker filler to get a nice finish and to cover up the step differences of the fuselage. DSC_0042 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The canopy glazing was dipped in Klear and test fitted to the fuselage. There is a slight gap at each side window if you want to mate the top of the glazing tot he fuselage. you can fill it with card or i used additional Krystal Klear. DSC_0043 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Once in place and dried, masking began using the mask set included. DSC_0044 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
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