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Everything posted by nimrod54

  1. I'll have a check through my stuff tomorrow H, I think that I have seen some markings for this scheme in my spares but can't remember the scale.
  2. Having painted the seat and figure a couple of nights ago, I made a start a start on putting this one together today by assembling the fuselage and wings. The empennage was the next to receive some attention, after that I cleaned up the joins before making up the tubular frame for the instrument panel in an effort to fill the empty space in front of Charlie. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I don't plan to do much more in the cabin, because little will be seen once everything is buttoned up and adding the frame structure has caused a couple of small issues. When the frame is fixed in position it will sit across the slot for the stand, so that means that my plan to use it needed revising and I will now fill the slot, which will not be a great loss because I don't think that the stand in the box is the right one for this kit. As can be seen in the photo above I have had to rearrange the Lindberg legs to stop them fouling the new internal structure. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  3. I have this kit too Steve and because you are building the Army version I will have a stab at the French Navy prototype. Yours has gone together nicely, which has given me more confidence about finishing it in time. Keep up the good work.
  4. @Greg Law and @bigbadbadge Thanks very much for your comments guys, they are really appreciated. Since the last update I have painted up the wheels, after that I made up a refuelling probe from some brass tube and used a Master part for the Buccaneer to make up the end. Then it was on with a couple of gloss coats before adding the decals and stencils, which in the main are from a Revell boxing of this kit, and after deciding to go with markings for 890 Squadrons XJ607:701-VL, I completed most of the task today. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr With just a couple of small jobs like the 2" rocket pods to make up and hatches to paint, I am approaching the home stretch with this one now - which is probably a good thing because Mrs N has retired today, so I am not sure how much free time I am going to be allowed.
  5. That's looking the business Dennis. I have a Master pitot for the Buccaneer if you want it. I have used the refuelling probe for my Sea Vixen, which isn't the correct shape but it s better than the lump in the kit box. Anyway, the pitot from that set is going spare so drop me a PM with some address details if you can use it. It will be Thursday before I can get it in the post for you though..
  6. That's great progress Jean, and after watching todays highlights of Le Tour, you have certainly climbed your La Planche des Belle Filles. Chapeau my friend.
  7. Sorry Moa, I didn't take any photos of the process on this build, but there may be something of use in the following link of my AVRO 504 build for last years Airfix Golden Years GB, scroll to post #34 for the relevant area. I like to pre drill the holes required around the struts, feed the thread through a hole and fix in place with cyano, then pass the thread through the opposite hole, tension and glue in position. It does take a while to master this and you will need plenty of patience when starting out but I am sure that you will get there in the end. As I have said there are a few photos in the link below, I hope that they are of use. AVRO 504 Rigging
  8. I may do some light weathering and a pin wash on the panel lines, but I don't feel that my weathering skills are that great, and I wouldn't want to mess things up by over doing it. Thanks Adrian, I agree with you, this was probably the best way to paint this one, but I know that some folks would prefer to start with the lighter shade working up to the darkest.
  9. Cheers Buddy. I am a fan of Open all Hours and Porridge. Heslop's (played by Brian Glover) "I read a book once. Green it was." is a favourite line from that series, and reminds me of the Wide Range Reader books from my schooldays.
  10. Hi Jean Thanks for your kind comment. The paint is one of the older tins of paint that I have in my stocks. It doesn't seem quite as thick as todays tins and brushes out really well. There is still fair amount to do yet but I am not too far off finishing this one now. I hope that your mojo restorer is working out for you, the last time I dropped in on your build you were making great progress with the MS406, keep going I'm sure you will get it finished.
  11. Thanks very much chaps. The white has gone on and there are just a couple areas to touch up, the main one being at the leading edge of the starboard outer wing section, where I have torn the paint removing the masking tape. I have also painted the pylons and drop tanks and purchased some ResKit 2" launchers to replace the rather skinny looking kit parts. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  12. Flying in the face of convention, I have started the painting by brushing two coats of Humbrol 123 onto the upper surfaces. I felt that because I had added the undercarriage legs in prep for painting the white undersides, painting the darker shade first would make for an easier masking job. I hope to add a final thinned coat of EDSG later today, I should then be ready to make a start on the white tomorrow. by John L, on Flickr
  13. Great start Enzo. I have those resin sets and seeing this has made me feel a whole lot better about fitting them to the old Airfix Bucc. when that STGB starts.
  14. It's been a while since I dropped in on your Bucc. build Dennis. Looking good bud, and well done on delineating between the upper camouflage and lower LAG, it's not an easy thing to do when trying to follow the Buccaneer contours. @Corsairfoxfouruncle Your decaling post has landed as I was posting this reply Dennis. Looking even better with those few decals on.
  15. Yes come on @Enzo Matrix, time to build the rest of those Hellcats.
  16. Thanks buddy, I tidied up and re-primed the areas that required a bit more work earlier today, and then started to brush on the first coat of Extra Dark Sea Grey late this afternoon.
  17. Possible candidates in the stash are Seafire, Sea Fury, MiG-23, or Revell's diminutive 1/144 Typhoon, but I am sure there could be a couple of alternatives added by the time this comes around.
  18. Painting has finally started and I sprayed on some Tamiya primer this afternoon, of course that has highlighted a couple of areas which will need some further attention, including a previously missed hole at one of the joins at the forward end of one boom. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  19. It's OK Adrian, I just thought that I had given the carpet monster its dinner.
  20. Sign me up too Steve, a 2021 date should give me time to find a classic kit or two.
  21. Kindly add me to the list for this one Col.
  22. Your comment sent me off into a mild panic Adrian. I thought that I had seen a loose seated pilot in the box yesterday but it is not there in the last photo of the loose bits. Having checked I can report that the fly-boy is in the box, but there is no standing figure of Lindy. Thanks Dave, there is a small amount of flash on a few of the parts but the rest seem OK for a kit of this age. I am trying to figure out a way to represent a 1/72 engine turned finish on the cowling , I think that it will just be a shiny metal finish to contrast against the doped fabric. I hope to pick a copy up over the weekend, I should also say thanks to @Richard Humm for the heads-up too.
  23. My fiancée, now the present Mrs N, had a trip from Manchester to Jersey in 1978 too Peter. We were able to see the Battle of the Flowers whilst we were there and I remember that Sacha Distel led the parade. I have a vivid recollection of returning to Manchester on the Herald, but I can't recall the type flown on the outbound leg, I think it may have been a HS748. @zebra Looking forward to watching this one progress Julian. Good luck with your build.
  24. Steve, I just had to say that this looks even better in the gallery.
  25. Thanks Peter, that is very kind of you. The kit still had the cellophane wrapper on, and having checked the decals they appear to be OK. I will take you up on the offer of your spare set if I have any issues though.
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