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  1. I glued up the fuselage halves last night and this was left overnight to set up. by John L, on Flickr This morning it was time to have a look at plans for the wings and I decided that a wing folded with the opposite one extended would add some interest, this woil;d also give me the option of opening up the cannon/ammo bays if the etch folding went OK. To that end I chose to fold the port wing, leaving the starboard side open and it was time to start the first chopping up of the bits, here is what I had at the end of my first session. by John L, on Flickr Now its time to go and bend some of the etch into shape before I start making the other cuts, that's all for now. John
  2. Nice to hear from you Jean, we are both fine, and Black Beauty, having had her last treat of the day a couple of hours ago, is curled up and quiet for now. Hope that you and Karen are keeping well. We have had a few issues with my mums health this year but she seems to be doing OK now. Glad you like the recent completions, they were both made for the PRRRS Mega GB, the Benz 1886 Patent Motorwagen accompanied with the figures was a fun packed build to do and made a pleasant change from aircraft. The Sea Fury's fuselage has been glued up tonight, so now it's on with what I think will be the most challenging part of this build - cutting up the wings and replacing the plastic with folded etch and white metal parts. I have everything crossed for that. Take Care John
  3. The cockpit painting and assembly is finished and the completed sub-assembly has now been fixed in place to one side of the fuselage, I still have to add a reflector glass to the gun sight but I will leave that until later in the build so that it doesn't get knocked off - I just hope that the headrest survives the next few stages, Time to close up the fuselage now though. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr As the build progresses towards wing assembly there are some big decisions to be taken regarding their configuration. Should I go with wings extended, weapons bays and flaps open, or wings folded with inner and middle flaps partially open (Flightpath's instructions suggest a scale 101.5mm), or should I go with one wing folded and the opposite side extended with that wings weapons and flaps open. Suggestions are welcome. Before I start hacking things up though, the undercarriage bay has been fitted and I also have drilled two 4.5mm holes in the lower wing half for the landing/signal lights as per the instructions. As can be seen, some marking up for removal of parts is also underway. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  4. Back in 2020 I started this 1/48 Hobby Craft boxing of the Hawker Sea Fury for the In the Navy GB. I had also planned to use a Flightpath Sea Fury set that I had bought several years before to add more details to the cockpit and other areas. Anyway time got away from me and the project stalled and has languished in a drawer since then. But having just finished this pair of builds for another Group Build, I find that I have a gap in the programme and have decided to see if I can get this one finished. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Here is a photo taken today of how I had left things back in 2020 along with a link to the previous work. by John L, on Flickr and the remaining details - only some of these will be used for this build. by John L, on Flickr Cheers for now. John
  5. Please add me to the list for this one Brad. I do like the odd Tiger build as you can see. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  6. Sign me up for this too MJ, although I think finding 'The Duke's' horse from Rio Grande might cause me a few headaches. John
  7. Airbus A319-131, G-EUPJ BEA Red Square Retro Scheme British Airways 100th Anniversary Revell 1/144 and 26 Decals by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks to our proffessional cat-herders @Col. and @Corsairfoxfouruncle for keeping us under control and finding time to comment on everyones build along the way. Thanks also to those of you who liked, made comments or gave advice in both of my GB entries. John
  8. I wrapped this one up a little while ago, here are a few photos of the finished article. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I'll post some more over in the gallery shortly. Cheers. John
  9. That's a great model Gerard, despite all the trials along the way. But it's all part of the fun of modelling and you have worked your way through the issues and are well on the way to producing a very colourful looking aircraft. John.
  10. I finished the decals on the starboard side earlier today and then patched up the gaps behind the cockpit windows. I now want to check a few photos to see which of the kit stencils can be added to the fuselage. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Cheers. John
  11. From the days of a mis-spent youth watching aircraft movements whilst sat on top of the International Pier at Ringway, I was always a sucker for anything sporting the Big Red Square Col - and when I saw this... well as soon as the decals were available I decided that I would build one. You are right though, it does look great on the A319. John Thanks Cliff, I am pleased with the way it is going so far. John Cheers Mike, I have sorted the gaps behind the cockpit window using some pieces of Xtradecals black decal stripe. The fit of the decal around the nose wasn't too bad, though I did have to make a couple of small nicks with a scalpel and they settled down well after a brush over with MicroSol, I also trimmed them to length at the radome join. The small red squares are supplied as individual decals so painting the cheatline is possible and would alleviate the gap issue I had. I have taken a few more photos so that you can see how things are underneath. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr You were very lucky to get a flight on G-CIVB, it must have been close to her final flight before being withdrawn from service. John
  12. I started adding the decals to the fuselage this afternoon and this is how things are at the end of my first session. One side with the cheatline and tail logo in place. and the other completed. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I have a bit of a gap between the cockpit window and the cheatline which is probably my error and will require some touch up to sort it out. I hope to get the other side finished tomorrow then I can focus on the wings, engines and the fiddly bits to wrap this one up. Cheers. John
  13. Glad you have enjoyed it Col, I had a lot of fun putting it together, working with the etched spokes offered some challenges but once I had figured out the technique things became easier, and the finished model has turned out well. As for Mrs Benz, she was able to spot the potential in Karl's invention and her trip Pforzheim makes her a true pioneer of the automotive industry - quite a formidable lady for that time. John Thanks a lot Tim. Whilst not a strong point of mine the figure painting turned out OK and I seem to improve a bit more each time I tackle one. John
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