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  1. Cheers John. The next part that needs to be changed is the bomb aimer's blister under the nose and the prototype had a much smaller blister. This is the kit part; I found a resin blister in my spares box that gave a good starting point and after some hacking I got the required shape. It's just fixed onto some masking tape with a drop of superglue so I can check the size and shape. Here the flat circular window has been added and the shape refined a bit more. Next step will be to polish out the scratches and then make a mould so then I can vacform the blister. Steve
  2. Thanks guys. Not managed to get much done on this due to work getting in the way as usual and decorating to keep swmbo happy...... The replacement moulds cured properly and after leaving them for a couple of days to fully cure I got a couple of sets of resin out of them. No issues with the resin and only a couple of small bubbles to deal with. Due to the design of the intake moulds I did have a small part of the rubber get into the wrong position which left a small depression but that will easily fill later. If I cast any more of these I know what went wrong and can avoid it happening again - practice makes perfect but also uses up the resin! Test fitting not showing any problems, there was always going to be some filling to do with the amount of plastic I am replacing with resin but this look ok. This shows the depression in the resin intake that needs filling - easy enough. Still a long way to go but it's definitely coming together now. Steve
  3. My info was from Wrecks&Relics so I can't say for definite that it served with 43 but the service histories given are usually spot on. Steve
  4. If it's a 1/76 OO scale kit which most of their's seem to be then it will need to be printed at 316% to get to 1/24 - 76/24*100. If it's not 1/76 then substitute the the scale into that equation. Hope this helps. Steve
  5. Hi Steve

     

    My name is Dougie Barr and I am the Secretary of No 46 Squadron. This year we will be celebrating our 100th consecutive Reunion, you may have seen  our website 46squadron.org. I am attempting to have a model of every aircraft we have flown on the table on the 3rd of June. I was wondering if it would be at all possible that we could borrow your model of the Andover CMk 1 aircraft to have pride of place? We promise to take very good care of it and return it very quickly. Please let me know what you think.

     

    Best Wishes

    Dougie

    Group Captain D M Barr RAF (R’td)
    Secretary of the No 46 Squadron RFC & RAF Association

    Orchard House

    Cuxham

    Watlington OX49 5NH

    ' 01491 614204  ' 07786 277771
    www.46squadron.org

     

     

     

     

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      Hi Dougie

       

      Unfortunately my Andover is still in the same condition as in the photos that I assume you've seen of it. Due to work commitments  I'm unlikely to get enough time to work on it to have it presentable in time for your 100th reunion and would rather not let you down at the last moment. Sorry to have to disappoint you and I hope you are able to source an Andover elsewhere, perhaps you could try a wider request on Britmodeller as many people have bought the recent S&M Models kits and may be able to help you.

       

      I hope the day goes well, all the best.

       

      Steve

  6. It's been a while since I've done much on this but I have now finished the new engine sections, undercarriage bays, intake trunking and inner main gear doors. The first half of the rtv moulds for the engines and the single part moulds for the other parts are seen here. The last batch of rtv I mixed up didn't cure fully so this was cleaned off and re-done with the next mix. Just about had enough rtv to get all the moulds made after having to waste this Steve
  7. Hi It's XV591 and served with 892, 43 and 111 squadrons. Hope that helps. Steve
  8. To sit in the back of his full size pink Rolls Royce, obviously........ Steve
  9. Kits For Cash had got two yesterday at the Hinckley show Steve
  10. Nice choice Cliff, I've got one of those somewhere...... Looking forward to seeing what you do with it, good luck. Steve
  11. I am going to be making moulds from the new engine parts so let me know if you're interested. A few simple changes to make to backdate the Airfix kit - remove all the vortex generators from the fin, reshape the fin tip and the small fairing under the rudder, add the trim tab actuators and change the lower line of the rudder. Most of these changes are needed for a B1 anyway. Remove the vortex generators from the tailplane; Cut the inner main gear doors at right angles; Remove the vortex generators, fuel dump pipes and reshape the wing tips; Steve
  12. Close ups here hope they're useful Steve
  13. Good luck, I've got some close up photos of this. I'll upload them for you. Steve
  14. Welcome to BM Jim good to see you here. Great looking M52, I've built the same kit and made the same changes as you have. It's always going to be an emotive subject in the UK due to the way it was cancelled etc. An Eric Brown GB has been suggested - Would be a good one with so many different types to choose from. Steve
  15. Cheers Mike, it will be very shiny! I managed to get away with it on my Bristol 188 despite it being mostly filler This is the kit engine fronts and some of the intake ducting heavily modified with a new splitter added. Needs tidying up a lot yet With the internal bracing now removed I can get access to the rear of the intakes to refine the shapes Nice and deep intake trunking with the location for the splitter to slide into The engine fronts and splitter in place for a test fit. From the front, I don't think much will be seen down there.... The current state of play, still loads to do but hopefully you can see where I'm going with this! Steve