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  1. The 26Decals set arrived on Tuesday, I will make a start next week if I can get my Cessna build wrapped up early. by John L, on Flickr Back soon. John
  2. I finished touching in the camouflage paint early last week, and after a couple of coats of clear I continued with the detail painting along with a bit of work assembling weapons and additional tanks and fixing the undercarriage in place. That just leaves the fin cap, intakes and lights to finish off the main painting, after that it will be time to start on the decals. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  3. I agree Colin, it's a lovely looking aeroplane. I had a trip to Brooklands a few years ago, but didn't manage to fit everything in that day. I think that a revisit is required. You have probably seen the footage of the Vanguard's arrival, but here is a link anyway. Vanguard's arrival at Brooklands Museum.
  4. A bit of a late start but I think that I should be able to wrap this one up before the GB finishes. With plenty of military aircraft being built I decided to switch from my original plan to complete an Airfix Shackleton MR.2, bought as a gift by Mrs N when it was initially released, and join in the fun with this very British subject. The kit decals look a little fuzzy around the edges so I have ordered a set from 26 Decals which are on the way. Here are the box and contents shots. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John.
  5. Thanks for the encouraging comments chaps. I sanded back the area behind the canopy earlier, along with the area in front of the fin fillet where rhe join was barely visible, then painted on some Mechanicus Grey acrylic (Citadel) as a base. I hope to tidy up the paint tomorrow, if my wrist has settled down after gardening over the weekend. by John L, on Flickr John.
  6. Thanks Col. It's amazing what shows up when you start looking back at the photos though, I have just spotted that seam line behind the canopy, not detected when I ran my finger nail across the join - time for some masking and a bit more sanding methinks.
  7. I have brushed on the two greens since the last update, finishing off with the wingtip tanks last night. I can focus of the smaller details now and then it should be time for decals, by John L, on Flickr Cheers. John
  8. I have made a start on the painting on this little Cessna, brushing the grey on the underside last night and putting the first of the camouflage colours on the top surfaces today. I hope to have the main painting finished over the weekend, then I can focus on the details. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  9. Thanks matey. The jury is still out for me when using pink under yellow, I tried it on one of the Hornet builds recently and found that it warmed the yellow up a bit too much. It is great under red though. Cheers Paul, it was a bit tight towards the end, but I made it - just! Thanks buddy. Just Tamiya's Bare Metal Silver striaght from a rattle can. Cheers H. I thought that I was going to have to raid the fridge when I dropped it at one point but luckily plastic bounces - well at least on this occasion, it must have been a spring-chicken's egg.
  10. Thanks for your comments chaps. I wrapped this one up around 55 minutes ago which was inside my self imposed 12 hour deadline for today. Here is the end result and I have posted more photos in the galllery. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr As you can see, I had some trouble trying to get the D-Day stripe decals to settle down and they don't meet correctly on the underside, but I'll try and sort that out at a later date. Finally a big thankyou again to @Hockeyboy76 for sending me this kit, it was a lot of fun for my first Eggplane build - the only personal frustration for me was not getting the decal stripes on properly. Should anyone be looking for a bit of light relief from their usual builds then I suggest you have a crack at one of these. Thanks to everyone for the comments along the way. Cheers. John
  11. Hasegawa Eggplane Series P-47 Thunderbolt by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  12. With Mrs N heading out on a shopping trip I was left to my own devices this morning and made a start on the final stages for this build. I unmasked the cockpit area and here is how things stood before starting. by John L, on Flickr This photo shows the area that I intend to paint interior green along with the cockpit tub. by John L, on Flickr And having stopped for some lunch a short while ago, here is how things stood when I stopped. The interior green was painted on the cockpit area and I added a head cushionwhich I punched out of some plastic card, the engine was glued in place along with the undercarriage doors. The propellor was painted matt black and I have brushed on a first layer of white as a base for the yellow that is to follow. The cowling has had two coats of Citadel's Flash Gitz Yellow brushed on and the wheel hubs received some Revell Aluminium. by John L, on Flickr With the lunch break over it is time to get back to the fun. I reckon that with the time expended on this build over the previous two days I had about 12hrs of build time remaining, with the amount of work left I should be able make the deadline. John
  13. I have assembled the bodies for the bombs and they are ready for clean up before I glue the fins in place and paint them up. by John L, on Flickr And the model has had a second coat of BMS. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  14. Got back around 5:30'ish and after feeding Molly I made a start on masking up the areas that have to be painted a green colour. by John L, on Flickr Then added a couple of the undercarriage doors to the wings... by John L, on Flickr before heading outside to spray some Bare Metal Silver on a few bits. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Once I have posted this I am going to give it a second coat. John
  15. Wow! What a super build Little H. I wasn't expecting to see a dinosaur, so that was a surprise, even if it was a little scary.
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