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dude_gan_ainm

PK-110 HS.125-600

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I'll be building the Hawker Siddeley 125-600 which I also built as a kid,that one I subsequently threw out the top window at home.Hopefully this one won't meet the same fate.

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Good Choice Jimbob. Nice those colours they used on this kit.

 

Cheers,

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Another one I build. Took three or four coats if brush painted white to cover that red plastic.

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Cheers Arniec & John,also all the hearts - I feel the kove,the red plastic can be a problem alright.A friend told me to spray a  black basecolour over it as it will show through years later,I passed on the tip to a guy building a 125 on here recently & it worked a treat.

I made a start on this,I'm a pretty slow modeller so will be tipping away at it now & again.I filled in the panel lines on the fuselage with Mr. Surfacer,glued the poor fitting door,then used green stuff to fill it out a bit & finally a coat of Mr. Surfacer.The red colour plastic is still showing in the filler.I carved into the front of the rudder to give it a more realistic shape & done a little scribing on the rudder as well (more to do there).The trailing edge of the rudder & engine pylons were thinned down.I'll have to do a bit of scratchbuilding for the cockpit but won't go mad as not much will be seen.Added some liquid gravity in the radome with watered down white glue.

Here's where I am so far,

 

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Adios till next time,

Jimbob. ..

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Excellent start and subject choice Jimbob. 

I too have had at least two of these kits over time, however stupidly sold them off when my modelling preferences changed a while back - only to return again not long thereafter!

Good luck with the build. I'll be another fan watching the progress of this classic kit.

 

Cheers.. Dave   

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Nice to see a start Jimbo, I have built one of these a few years ago which I sold to someone who wanted it more than me :D and I have another in the stash. It may make an appearance here.

 

How are the kit decals? Usable? Will you be doing one of the kit schemes?

 

 

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Cheers lads,tis a rare kit to get hold of now like most Matchbox kits I'd say.

I'll do a little test on the decals later,I won't be using them so if you need them just ask - unless their past their use by date of course.I'll build it as an Irish Air Corps machine,if those decals are still ok,doesn't time just fly.

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Quick decal test done.Just warm water used & their fragile.You can see the bottom of the decal started to crumble as I pressed it on the kit to remove some water.I'm no decal expert but the glue has done it's job.

 

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Jimbob...

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The 125 build has stalled for a while.No power & no water since 11.30 yesterday due to Storm Ophelia passing by.I had another bit done but no photos taken so I'll update when we're back to something resembling normality.Enjoying seeing the other Matchbox builds going on.

Adios,

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30 minutes ago, dude_gan_ainm said:

The 125 build has stalled for a while.No power & no water since 11.30 yesterday due to Storm Ophelia passing by.I had another bit done but no photos taken so I'll update when we're back to something resembling normality.Enjoying seeing the other Matchbox builds going on.

Adios,

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That is no problem. As long as you are safe. That is the most important part.

 

Cheers,

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Thanks Arniec,we got away lightly but 3 people died in the storm.We have power & water back now,still no power at work so got a little modelling time now.

Here's where the 125 is at the moment. Got a little done during & after Ophelia but you can't see much by torch & candle.2017-10-18_13.48.33.jpg

 

I glued in the fillet at the wing train edge/fuselage join (still needs tidying up),drilled for a light before the wing,cut out the wings & filled in panel lines & sink marks,main undercarriage doors,glazing (will need to thin remove the framing on the cockpit) & finally I removed the elevators.I'll scratch new elevators from card since I thought it would be easier than cutting into the Matchbox tailplanes.Cheers for looking,

Jimbob. ... .

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Glad to hear that you’ve gotten through safe, however that’s pretty awful news about the fatalities. Let’s hope that this figures does not rise anymore. 

 

Your 125 is coming along wonderfully well and the effort to improve this kit will be rewarded in the end, 

 

Cheers and stay safe.. Dave. 

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Thanks Dave,alls well.Away from the bench at the moment as storm Brian rolls in so only have one photo on the phone from earlier today.I got the elevators done from 2mm sheet filed & sanded to shape.The photo shows the underside loosely fitted.20171020_134918.jpg

 

I'll do something simular with the ailerons soon.The wings have a droop towards the tips & thinking back to my first Matchbox 125 - that also had the same droopy wings.I had a quick look at another 125 build on here & that also has the droop so I think it comes down to the sprue design.When the parts are cut from the sprue the wing parts will bend into this curve.I'm thinking of putting some brass rod into the wing to help straighten it out.If it works great,if not it's a waste of time.

Didn't do much else,just marked out where some details will go.Thanks for calling in,

Jimbob...

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