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#1 Madmonk

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

Hope you don't mond me joining the GB this late but last weekend I picked up an Eduard kit whilst in York.

While I wait for some paints for the F16 I'm building I thought I would see if this was really a "weekend" kit.

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Started on the cockpit floor and insides, painted using Andrea & Gamesworkshop paints. Seat drilled out after finding refs on interweb.




Two halves stuck together, painting and more tomorrow.

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Warren

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 01:04 AM

Im actualy trying to wrap up this group build and encourage the finishing off of models already started so im not to keen on allowing more in. I dont plan on asking for an extension on this either. Sorry to break it to you.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:18 AM

He's got more done in an evening that I can manage in a week – and there's still two more weeks left . . .

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#4 Madmonk

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:47 AM

Ollie,

You're the GB host and if 2 weeks before the end date it too late to enter a build so be it, personally doesn't seem fair as other GBs have allowed this.

Could someone move this thread and I will complete it outside of the GB.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

Warren, this is a great little kit and only took me a few days, be glad to see what you can do with her.
There is no hard and fast rules, but my feeling is if you can enter a build 1minute before the cut off and get it finished along with a build thread and gallery pics then it's fin by me.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

This will be a good little build and cant wait to see what you do with it..

Hopefully I will see more of your pics/progress.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:26 PM

Thanks for that Mish will continue posting, got main airframe, lower wing and tail plane together. Ready for priming this afternoon. Will post some picks later, when I can get the kids off the PC!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

Update of progress today.

Airframe closed, not much of cockpit visible now.


Prop painted & varnished

Primed before going shopping!

Aluminium applied after shopping!


Ancillaries to paint this evening and decals in morning, then assenbly & rigging.

thanks for stopping by.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

Looking good Warren, but look out for the colour police, I was criticised for painting mine silver. apparently is should be a doped linen colour, but I like the dull silver colour.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:54 PM

Warren,

Great looking build so far mate, I like the finish on the prop. :clap:

What paint did you use for the aluminium?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:27 PM

Mish,

Let them come in their anoraked uniforms!! When I opened the instructions and saw the aluminium paint scheme I was sceptical so I checked on the interweb and there are plenty of references to the aluminium paint scheme.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

Warren, I could only find some B&W pics, but it looked silver to me.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:18 AM

Found several descriptions stating airframe painted aluminium, plus photos although many are of restored craft.

Deacon, I used Vallejo model air steel on the airframe and Andrea Miniatures and Revell Aquas on the prop.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE (Mish @ Jul 18 2010, 06:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking good Warren, but look out for the colour police, I was criticised for painting mine silver. apparently is should be a doped linen colour, but I like the dull silver colour.


Someone was having a lend of you. The great majority of Nie-17s were aluminium doped, so should be a fairly glossy painted aluminium finish.


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for that Shane, I was going to give it a matt varnish final coat, will probably use satin now.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (Shane @ Jul 18 2010, 08:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone was having a lend of you. The great majority of Nie-17s were aluminium doped, so should be a fairly glossy painted aluminium finish.


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#17 Madmonk

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

Got decals on this morning whilst everyone else was asleep!



Will have to leave it for a couple of hours as the dog has picked up something in it's ear while out for a walk so a trip to the vets, with a £109 out of hours charge but the poor thing is in some discomfort and it won't wait till tomorrow.

Report in later with further up date on Nieuport and Archie the Cocker!!

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#18 Mish

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:02 PM

Looks good Warren.

Not wishing to hijack your build thread but this is what was said about mine.

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This is looking real food. real good. Just a little to much on the silverside for me. Brings back memories fronm the past.

My Nieuport 17
Just little to much on the silver side, it was doped, not dreed in alu.But still I´m impressed off this build


#19 Madmonk

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

Not a problem Mish, the link will help with weathering.

Had to leave Archie at the vets as he had a grass seed buried in his ear canal so has to be sedated to remove it, should be able to collect him about 3.00pm

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:34 PM

Mr Monk,
Make sure you do your tyres in a pinky light grey colour. Black is a no no, but if its to much grief for this weekender 'it's all good'!

Von Buckle ;)