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Arniec

Airfix 1/48 Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R update 15-9-2017

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Arniec    3,166
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Hi guys,

 

I will be building the 1/48 Airfix Javelin.  It is already started, but just. So it will be under the 25%.

I have just started the cockpit and some parts are of the sprues, but noting more.

It will be build out of the box. I might get me some seatbelts or some resin seats.

I have also got a sheet from Xtradecals Javelin part 1 (X48-125).

I think I will make the 5 Squadron Javelin.

 

Pictures will follow later.

 

Cheers

 

Edited by Arniec

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Grandboof    353

Will be watching Looking forward to your start

Martin H

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Col.    5,016

The big delta wing of a Javelin gives a good surface for those RAF roundels to show on :D 

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Arniec    3,166
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Hi guys,

 

Here are the pictures of what is in the box.

The box top.

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The content

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And here are the part that were already done. As you can see it is not much.

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And the decals I am going to use from Xtradecal

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This is the scheme I am going to use.

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I hope to start this after finishing my Mosquito in another GB and a Churchill AVRE that I want to take with me to a show in two weeks.

 

That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

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FortyEighter    295

Nice choice!

 

I did consider this one myself but think it will stay in the cupboard a bit longer as I intend to build a couple of airliners for the GB.

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Hockeyboy76    2,319

I am tempted by one of these, so will be following your build with interest. 

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Arniec    3,166

I have made some progress today as I was modelling at a friend home. I have put the seats together, intakes and exhaust pipes. As I was doing the intakes and exhausts I noticed some sinkmarks in there. So I have now decided to close them up with the plates provided with the kit. I also need to think about some seatbelts.

I dry fitted the fuselage as well and it looks very good at this point.

 

I have no foto's jet, hope to do some this weekend.

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166
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OK guys here are some pictures. 

 

The cockpit nearly ready for some paint. I still need to do some seatbelts.

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And here you can see the testfit of the intakes and exhausts. As there are some pinch marks inside the inlets and exhaust pipes I have decided to take the easy way out and use the blank off plates that are in the kit. I also had a misalignment with one of the exhaust plates. I removed the tap to get a better fit.

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And here is a picture of the test fit with the top fuselage and also with the front fuselage. It seems to be a very good fit. I like these new Airfix kits a lot!!!

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That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

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Shermaniac    1,226

I'm not particularly good a Aircraft but I do rather like the Cold War Jets

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Arniec    3,166
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Me to Shermaniac.

In the past I was just interested in WW II projects, but now I like the early jets as well.

 

But here is again a update. I have started painting some parts.

Here is the cockpit done. I painted it first black and then gave it a coat of German grey from Tamiya.

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And the exhaust were also painted black. This will later get a coat of metallic paint.

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The cockpit still needs to get a wash and some detail painting before I can put it into the front fuselage.

This is realy a nice kit. Airfix has done well.

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166

OK guys, the pictures are reloaded.

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166

It has taken some time to get this one going. It wasn't the kit (witch is great!!!!!), but me. I got distracted with some other models.

Here are some pictures of what has been done sins Monday.

 

I dry-brushed the cockpit with some medium grey colours and also gave it a wash.

Here is the result.

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And this was done today. I closed the cockpit and placed it inside the fuselage. It is realy a great kit to build. It is so well engineered.

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The clamping was just done to keep the inlets in the right place as the glue dried.

 

And the last one with the fuselage closed. I needed two cocktail sticks to get the inlet inline with the under fuselage.

Again nothing to serious.

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That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166

Here is a update what has been done till today. The most time I had was on Sunday and there I worked on all the seams, before I could put it further together.

 

After this it was mainly putting on small details. 

 

here are some pictures to illustrate the progress.

 

The model on sunday evening.

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And this is where she is now. I forgot to take a picture from the topside:doh: But there aren't much changes there.

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I have also made up the missiles. I also dipped the canopies in the new Klear, but don't know what happened. It looks like it didn't gave it a even look. Now I will need to remove it without marring the parts.:boom: Does somebody know how to do that?! I have never had this before.

 

There is still a few things to do before I get to the painting stage. Hope to do that next week. 

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166
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Luckely I have found a method (online, so not my own thinking) for removing Klear from clear parts. phew:clap2:

If you use some windex with some Ammonia in it. Dip the part in for a short time you will see that it becomes milky again and then you can whipe it of. If there still is some klear left, just do it for a second time.

I have redone my clear parts just a few minutes ago.:yahoo:

 

Cheers, 

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Arniec    3,166

She is now ready for some paint. 

 

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Cheers,

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Biggles87    3,146

I've only just found this. I like what you've done with the cockpit, 1950s and 60s black cockpits are always difficult.

I started one of these some time ago and then stopped to finish something else. I still havn't finished the other kit ( Spitfire ) but when I do I might get back to mine.

 

John

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Arniec    3,166

So, painting done in the last couple of days. 

Here are some pictures starting with some pre-shading and ending with the underside painted in alluminium that should represent high speed silver.

 

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some dark sea gray.

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masking

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green on

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the result.

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and alluminium on

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This now needs to dry.

All the paint is from Gunze.

Hope to put some Klear on tonight or tomorrow morning. So that I can put the decals on on Sunday.

 

Cheers,

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Arniec    3,166

I am not going to make it. Sorry guys.

I started to do the decals, but I didn't have time to finish it.

 

Cheers,

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nimrod54    4,383

That's a shame Arnold, it's really well painted. I hope to see it in the future, once you get around to completing it.

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