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Everything posted by nimrod54

  1. Thanks Dave. I added the first layer of Dark Green colour on the little F.4 yesterday and I will add a second coat tomorrow. Once that has dried I can get on with the decaling. I have started painting up the intakes on the F.6 and have more camouflage paint arriving tomorrow for this. Fingers crossed that both make the deadline.
  2. Thank you for taking the time to confirm the January 54 date Peter, it ties in nicely with the Wikipedia first flight date for the F.6 variant. I have the same reference book by Bradley and the May 55 date came from the table at the back of the book, which will teach me to pay better attention to the text in future, As a result of your input, I am pleased to say that the evidence is strong enough for me to include the finished model in the gallery.
  3. After a search on't'internet I have decided that this 4 Sqn Hunter F.4 will the subject of the 1/144 build, which should please @Hockeyboy76 (see post #16). I have made a start on painting this one, silver on the underside and DSG on the uppers, and I'll try to have it finished over the next week. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I have stumbled across some conflicting dates for the F.6, with an internet source quoting 22nd January 1954 as the first flight date, but my copy of Modellers Datafile (16) stating 23 May 1955 as the date, but with a F/F for the FGA.9 being given as 3 July 1859 I am not sure how accurate that date is . My original decision to build the F.6 was based on its first flight being in 1954, and so to be fair to the other modellers who have stuck to the rules for this GB, I think that I will continue with the model but I won't include this build in the gallery.
  4. Quiet there at the back. Cheers buddy, I hope it turns out OK. I need to order some decals for the Ajax aircraft and with several other subjects on the Xtradecal sheet, there may well be a few other Navy types appearing in the future.
  5. Following on from Pats gentle kick in the posterior and with around 6 weeks left before this GB ends, I decided that I should get my rear into gear and do some work on this build. The main parts have been removed from the sprues cleaning up the mould lines and lightly sanding the rib detail on the wings and control surfaces as I went. I have assembled the floats and these require a small amount of filler to close up a couple of very small gaps before I add a couple of other small details to them. by John L, on Flickr Heavily plagiarising @Courageous's Seafox builds, the next job will be to add/refine the details on the fuselage halves before assembling those. I hope that I make as good a job of it as Stuart did. Looking to the future, the plan is to finish this as the aircraft launched during the Battle of the River Plate, thus linking it to my HMS Ajax build over in the Film, Fictional and Speculative GB.
  6. nimrod54

    Telford 2019

    Have a great time at Telford this weekend guys, I hope that it's a good show. Hopefully the wallets stand up to the pressure and won't be too light at the end of it. We would have been there, but our dog-sitter had double booked and our lovely Molly's welfare always comes first, Enjoy
  7. Add me to the list too Adam. I have a Cyberhobby 1/200 Vulcan B.2 which has its tail glued in place but it should be within the 25% rule.
  8. Thanks Dennis. I completed the drilling out of the portholes and set about painting the lower hull over the weekend adding the boot topping yesterday. The year decking is in place and I will fix the forward deck in place once I have painted the grey on the areas that are awkward to access once it is in position, Then I can remove the details that will be replaced with etch parts and complete the painting of the decks and hull. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  9. Cheers Dave. There's no fancy equipment involved, just some fine brushes and a steady-(ish) hand. Oh! and this special pair of glasses .
  10. Please add me to the list @TonyTiger66, at the very least I should attempt to make the sister aircraft to this one. by John L, on Flickr
  11. This 'Iffy Whiffy' is looking pretty smart mate. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
  12. These Revell and Mark1 kits make up into great little models Dennis, but if 1/144th scale is not your bag, then I don't think that you will go too far wrong with Revell's 1/72nd offering or the new tooled Airfix 1/48th scale model. I have done bit more work on the 1/72 kit. Having looked at the kit decals for the instrument panel and side consoles, I felt that they did not match up with the moulded detail and so set about picking out the details with paint. I had previously sprayed the parts with some Chaos Black from a rattle can and I have since dry brushed the detail with a lighter grey colour, painting in dials and other details with white, blue, yellow and red. Once the paint had dried I added drops of gloss clear to the dial faces. by John L, on Flickr
  13. As promised in my previous post, here are photos of progress so far. I have started to drill out the port holes on the hull once all that is done I can get on with some painting. I am thinking about doing my very first waterline diorama but I need to check up on how to go about this first, and I also hope to link a planned Fairey Seafox build over in the Flying Boats and Floatplanes GB in with this build too. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  14. Apologies for the lack updates folks, but there has been a little progress. The hull is together and the decks have been primed and are ready for painting before I fix those in place. I have also ordered and received the etch set linked by @73north above, as well as some replacement barrels and whilst these are for a 1/700 scale model the overall lengths are comparable to the kit parts. I'll take and post some photographs tomorrow.
  15. Thanks Dave. I did a bit more sanding to the rear join and the fuselage seams before adding the wings and neatening those joins up, the starboard wing was a good fit, whilst the port required a smear of filler. I then fixed the tailplanes in position, I would normally fit these later in the build but because it is a plastic to resin join, requiring superglue to hold them in place, I thought that it would be better to add them before painting so that I could clean things up. I have also had a test fit of the canopy and I made some minor adjustments to improve the fit, I have to repaint the coaming and the area to the rear of the seat before attaching it. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr As for the 1/72 Mk.6, I am doing some checking on the flaps position for an aircraft on the ground before I assemble the wings, I believe that the speed brake could have dropped a little due to hydraulic bleed but I am not sure about the flaps. I'll then get that to a similar stage to the Mk. 4, decide on the markings and start painting. Meanwhile here is a photo of a 1/144 Hunter F.6 in RSAF colours that I built several years ago by John L, on Flickr Along with a few more small scale builds which reside in my display cabinet. First up some RAF and RN jets alongside a 1/72 Sea Harrier. by John L, on Flickr Next a collection of foreign operated Tornado aircraft with a couple of MiG 21's and a 1/72 Italian Tigermeet Starfighter. by John L, on Flickr And finally a small collection of prop aircraft with a couple of 1/72 builds in the background. by John L, on Flickr
  16. I drilled out as much of the resin material as I dared from the rear fuselage section yesterday afternoon, then, after painting the cockpit, I joined the forward halves together, and packed as much weight as I could in any available space around the nose and to the rear of the of the cockpit. I am not overly confident about the finished model sitting on its undercarriage though, and I think that I may have to add some pins to the wheels and glue it onto a base in the end. Once the glue had set, I joined the forward and rear sections together with superglue and the joins have had an initial clean up. I'll check those over and do any further tidying up before I add the replacement resin wings. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  17. I made a start on these builds again today and decided to prep the parts for one of the 1/144 aircraft. That meant tidying up the resin replacements for the rear fuselage and wings to help me to backdate the aircraft to an early type, and then making the necessary cuts on the kit fuselage halves to accommodate the resin part - remembering to leave the small section of spine that crosses the join. I am going to try to lighten the resin rear section in an effort to stop it being a tail sitter. Parts cleaned up and cuts made to the fuselage by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  18. And a great GB it was too Pat. It was good to see so many late finishers make it over the line and into the Gallery. Thanks again to you, Dave and Enzo for all your efforts in your differing roles. After all of the excitement of the last couple of hours I am going for a lie down in a darkened room.
  19. I spotted this over in the gallery and it looks fantastic. Well done on another great result Mike.
  20. It's getting there Mike. It has a nice polished finish and there doesn't appear to be much left to do. Good Luck on getting it finished.
  21. It was great to see this one over in the gallery Mike. Well done on getting it finished.
  22. Hi Jean That is a stunning chateau with a splendid view. I am not surprised that the 406 has dropped slightly behind schedule, a lot of hard graft has gone into this build. Standing back and admiring your progress must be very satisfying and much better for your well being than mucking about with bits of plastic. I congratulate you on a super build and look forward to seeing the finished result - marble jacuzzi, gold taps, et al. Regards
  23. A shining example of the Wessex Martin. This is one of the options in the box of the 1/144 kit I recently place on backorder and is currently reserved for the Heli GB, pending success in the vote off.
  24. A stunning looking model Tony, it's beautifully finished.
  25. It's nice to see this little beauty making it across the line Steve.
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