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Hardtarget

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  1. Thanks Valkyrie, For the weathering, using the oils i dripped it on and brush stroked it in the downward direction i.e AC sitting and airstoked if rearwards on the larger parts of the airframe. Im happy with her.
  2. HT's 1/72 Cyber-Hobby Sea Vixen FAW.2

    This poor sole has taken a back burner so a final push on this to get her finished is on. Right, got the airbrush out on Saturday and gave her a nice coat of humbrol EDSG. DSC_0098 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Whilst drying i go tmy little masking tool to paint the wheels. I simply hold this tight over the wheel hub and perfect circles. DSC_0099 by stuart wellard, on Flickr the top surfaces were masked along with demarcation lines and the Vallejo insignia white was loaded in a separate gun. The drying properties of the Humbrol EDSG were very quick and were touch dry in only half hour. Miss the enamesl if used correctly i.e psrayed thinly and not flooding the areas. DSC_0100 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Masking removed and photo take at half 8 this morning as the sun was piercing through the blind. Note that the nose cone isnt complete. I lefe this loose for a reason as i may need to add additional weight as the COG seems to be different with the wings up position to that of them being down. DSC_0120 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Ill get some decals on her now and then fix the wings in place to check that balance. The nose will be the last job.
  3. Rightho, update time. Steady progression on these two, a bit more work is involved with short run which if taken the time and care turn into a nice little kit. The dual cockpit havs been assembled and painted. Apologies for the photo it seems to have blacked out the details. Beware the tub does not fit dirmensionally so you need to sand the inside of the fuselage and the sides of the tub. I shaved a good 2mm from each side. DSC_0091 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The side cocpit walls was cut off the mount but were not inserted to the walls until the main cockpit was cemntented and hardened. This was due to knowing that they the cockpit tub will not fit if the walls are inserted first. DSC_0092 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage halves cementre with the cocpit coaming over the IP. DSC_0094 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0095 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Couling join showing a nice seam which will be dealt with later. DSC_0096 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The T.20's fuselage and wing assembled using the sprueglue leaving a nice bit of 'filler' oozingf out of the joint ready for sanding. DSC_0097 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The two ready for priming and painting. DSC_0101 by stuart wellard, on Flickr After priming the T.20 got her coat of arms. Sprayed using Xtreme Metal Aluminium. Looks a little bright but will weather her later. DSC_0115 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I affixed the U/C in place which doesnt have it faults as the oleos do not fit inside the hold of the wheel well so you have to open up the hole. Sprue glue was used again to ensure a nice firm fixing. Once this had been done, she was masked to get her stripes. DSC_0116 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Vallejo Trainer yellow sprayed on in light dusty coats to prevent flooding and to endure that once the tape has been removed you dont leave a 'wedge' between the yellow and the aluminium. DSC_0117 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Sitting in the shadows this morning. DSC_0119 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  4. Gallery

    Trumpeter 1/72 SU-24M Fencer-D MRP Paints DSC_0102 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0103 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0104 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0105 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0106 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0107 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0108 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0109 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0110 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0112 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  5. Ok, its been far too long since i did anything on this project but focusing on this in the last week has enabled it to get finished. I assembled and affixed the selected ordinace and weatehred using a oil washes, a mixutre of grey and sienna. Here are the finished photos DSC_0102 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0103 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0104 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0105 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0106 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0107 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0108 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0109 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0110 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0112 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0113 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0114 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  6. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Intakes Warning the instructions are the wrong way round. You need parts R7 for the RIGHT and R10 for the LEFT. DSC_0140 by stuart wellard, on Flickr+ CANS! Ared lovely and match any resin out there. Thet come at a main part then two infill sections. DSC_0141 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Then you have the very delicate feathers/rods that sit over the main part. The Can at the back then inserts. It was all a little bit tight and i did wonder if i might break one of the rods but all wasy ok using my teeth! DSC_0142 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  7. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Wheel Well detail is pretty good and are molded to the main frame. DSC_0132 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Top wing section DSC_0133 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Interestingly there are raised panel lines on the elevators which seem a littl over done when looking at the real thing. There are raised lines to indicate the panels on the real thing but i think due to limitations on IM that the lne is a too pronounced and wide. Still a little gentle sanding will reduce this or maybe will be fine after priming and painting. We shall see. DSC_0135 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Underwing halves that slot to the top opf the wint and either side of the fuselage. No reall cleaning up required. NOTE DRILL THE HOLES as the instructison OMIT this key stage. DSC_0136 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Wings done ready to be mated to the fuselage. DSC_0137 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Done, no fit issues here, pops together well using the tabs. DSC_0138 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Running a little tamiya cement down the join lines is all thats required. There is a little bit of a gap on the wing join which can easily be sorted. DSC_0139 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  8. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Right ho, the Eagle has scrambled. Box Shot DSC_0123 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Sprues which the number is impressive packed full of weapons and pylons. DSC_0124 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0125 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Decal sheet, clear parts and colouor call out for a couple of Mountain Home and a Seymour Johnson kites. I may not do either and my use some AM decals. DSC_0126 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Reference, probably the best in the world. DSC_0131 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Pit- the seats are made up of the usual 4 parts, the tub is one but the detail in that pit is awesome probably the same you would get with a resin AM or PE added. DSC_0127 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Check out those IP's. DSC_0128 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Wheelwell covers, shame you wont see the detail with the panels in the stowed position on the ground and in the air. DSC_0130 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  9. FB.11 Progress First remove the resin from their moulds DSC_0111 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Headrest resin part needs to eb affixed to the read panel. DSC_0112 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Resin spinner affixed to the prop which pushes through a backplate. DSC_0114 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Wing consited of the resin wheel well an underside and poert/sbt top sections. I did not need to sand the wheel well section down and the tops fitted ok with a little fellting. DSC_0120 by stuart wellard, on Flickr A few pegs was all thats required to hold the resin in place. I used my sprueglue to affix the resin to plastic. DSC_0113 by stuart wellard, on Flickr T.20 Progress Control clumns were affixed to the resin cockpit. DSC_0119 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Wings constructed with a little bit of additional touching up of the leading edges. Fuselage halves being a short run its do need a bit of cleaning up. DSC_0121 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Airbrush time. Hu85 loaded and cockpits duly srpayed. DSC_0122 by stuart wellard, on Flickr FB.11 cockpit in situ. The instructions do lead the location of the CP to the imagination if you want the two fulselage halves to fit so be careful with the locaiton and test fit before cementing. Note, also sand the hell out of the tail wheel support section as the fuselage halves will not marry together. DSC_0144 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage halves cemented with some cleaning up of the seam lines required being careful not to sand the panel lines if possible. DSC_0145 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Wings to fuselage. No dramas and fitted without cutting which is common in short run kits. DSC_0146 by stuart wellard, on Flickr With the sanding required around the cowling i had to rescribe some of the panel lines. DSC_0147 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The downside with a short run kit is the vacform canopy and ive not used these for a while so a little trial and error to get the canopy to the shape required was required. The canopy was cut bits at a time with the final fitting by sanding. Canopy was stuck in place using delux glaze n glue DSC_0148 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  10. Ok Right made a start this week. Box shots, reference and sprues. DSC_0143 by stuart wellard, on Flickr FB.11 DSC_0108 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0109 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0110 by stuart wellard, on Flickr T.20 DSC_0115 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0116 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Extra Sprue for the T.20, all other the same for both kits. DSC_0117 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Resin DSC_0118 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  11. Special Hobby Hawker Tempest II 1/72nd

    OOOH Keeping in with the Hawker theme, ill follow this one. Funnly enough this was to be the thrid AC tht i would do for this GB so be interested in how it goes together and if there is any difference to the Sea furys.
  12. I shall start this GB with a pair of mighty Bristols Video to wet the apetite
  13. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    I shall be taking part with one of these new boys. *Pics to follow*
  14. Azure 1/72 Koolhoven FK-58c.1 H&S Engine A095 Second prototype 5802, Holland Sept 1939 DSC_0026 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0027 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0028 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0029 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr RS 1/72 Fokker D-XXIII 92081 First Prototype 998 April 1940 DSC_0031 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0033 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0036 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0037 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0038 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
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