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Hardtarget

HT's 1/72 Special Hobby Mighty Bristols (Sea Furys)

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Hardtarget    578
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I shall start this GB with a pair of mighty Bristols ;)

 

Video to wet the apetite ;)

 

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CliffB    3,366

Welcome to the GB Hardtarget :welcome:

 

My appetite is well and truly whetted :eat:!

 

Cliff

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Hardtarget    578

Ok Right made a start this week.

 

Box shots, reference and sprues.

 

35824287563_dde72f92dd_h.jpgDSC_0143 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

FB.11

 

36236977510_5aa6fafb20_h.jpgDSC_0108 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

35824287203_5e2100dd06_h.jpgDSC_0109 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

35824287963_dd2847f668_h.jpgDSC_0110 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

T.20

 

35824289703_9bb34ebfa4_h.jpgDSC_0115 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

35824285153_f9ea5d87f8_h.jpgDSC_0116 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Extra Sprue for the T.20, all other the same for both kits.

 

36236973470_99fedd602e_h.jpgDSC_0117 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Resin

35824284473_8dfb0cccc9_h.jpgDSC_0118 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

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Hardtarget    578
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FB.11 Progress

 

First remove the resin from their moulds

35824288403_ab10e91726_h.jpgDSC_0111 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Headrest resin part needs to eb affixed to the read panel.

36633217925_20b4688abd_h.jpgDSC_0112 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Resin spinner affixed to the prop which pushes through a backplate.

36633218415_83241bcbb6_h.jpgDSC_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.

35824283973_b7b3fe94a5_h.jpgDSC_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.

35824289113_25994c8081_h.jpgDSC_0113 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

T.20 Progress

 

Control clumns were affixed to the resin cockpit.

36236972360_c02f0fef7c_h.jpgDSC_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.

36633212755_15079545b9_h.jpgDSC_0121 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Airbrush time.  Hu85 loaded and cockpits duly srpayed.

36495501931_bc3cee1652_h.jpgDSC_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.

35824285513_8e0c447278_h.jpgDSC_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.

36236976690_77e6497384_h.jpgDSC_0145 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Wings to fuselage. No dramas and fitted without cutting which is common in short run kits.

35824286213_8e441fde2e_h.jpgDSC_0146 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

With the sanding required around the cowling i had to rescribe some of the panel lines.

36236975760_42a78b7c42_h.jpgDSC_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

 

36236975260_78ce5c2aaf_h.jpgDSC_0148 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

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CliffB    3,366

That's quite some progress Stuart and looking good.

'Limited run' at its best.  Just enough fettling etc. required to keep you involved, but not so much as to be a pain.

 

Cliff

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DaveyGair    439

The wheel well bay certainly seems a better fit than on my Tempest II !!

 

Good going on both kits, I've yet to get the fuselage and wings together.

 

   :goodjob:

 

Davey

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Hardtarget    578

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.

 

36159528834_382f448dba_h.jpgDSC_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.

 

36159528144_1df49f574b_h.jpgDSC_0092 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Fuselage halves cementre with the cocpit coaming over the IP.

 

36598297550_8a18c45af8_h.jpgDSC_0094 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

36598297220_fa71de815e_h.jpgDSC_0095 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Couling join showing a nice seam which will be dealt with later.

 

36186689333_b87043421b_h.jpgDSC_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.

 

36159530274_bdf23f1e43_h.jpgDSC_0097 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

The two ready for priming and painting.

 

36598298770_9989fe7846_h.jpgDSC_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.

 

36598313250_2e3a7a2f61_h.jpgDSC_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.

 

36598312610_ea4175d8ca_h.jpgDSC_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.

 

36598312030_c310fe3e86_h.jpgDSC_0117 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

Sitting in the shadows this morning.

 

36823770402_87e0e57967_h.jpgDSC_0119 by stuart wellard, on Flickr

 

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