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  1. Congratulations Jörgen, it is a well deserved award for a super build. Regards John
  2. @modelling minion, @Dansk Thanks again for the commets guys. As you can see I have removed the plastic pitot, and not so easily seen is the 0.3mm hole that I have drilled for the replacement part. I have left that off for the time being. Decalling got underway yesterday afternoon and as can be seen I had most of those on by the evening. Today I have painted up the drop tanks, and undercarriage legs, the main legs come with doors moulded in place so there will be a tricky decal session to come when I have to position those that cross the undercarriage bays over the doors. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Cheers. John
  3. Having discovered that the decals that I have bought are for a VC.10 and not the Super VC.10, I decided to bite the bullet and airbrush the blue areas of the cheatline, fin and engine pods using Humbrol Midnight Blue. Fortunately the details like lettering, door outlines, escape hatches and Speedbirds etc are separate decals and I should be able to cobble a code together from what is left. The second sheet includes window decals of both VC.10 and SVC.10, so I don't forsee any issues there. Anyway, painting has started and here are photos of progress so far. My plan now is to use a copy of the kit decals to create masks and spray grey on the wings, tailplanes and lower fuselage before further masking for the white. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And I also made sure that I had plenty of coverage on the underside to allow for the drop in the lower part of the cheatline. by John L, on Flickr That;s all for now. John
  4. Superb finish to your build and great attention to detail. I liked the idea of using a foil backing for the flags. Regards John.
  5. Thanks buddy. I have done some more painting, and it is almost ready for decals. by John L, on Flickr A bit more work around the nose to fit this, then that should be it. I have caught the kit part a couple of times, but amazingly it has stayed in place so far. by John L, on Flickr Regards. John
  6. Thanks Craig. It is Citadel's Grey Seer from a rattle can, and is close enough for me in this scale to the colour of F-104G's used by the EdA. Cheers Dave. I have managed to do a bit more on it over the past couple of days. I've wrapped up the bulk of the painting since the previous update, the exception being the canopy frames. I like to do those as one of the last jobs on these tiddlers. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Then earlier this evening I made a start on getting the decals on, finishing that small task a short while ago. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John.
  7. Thanks Paul. Once the primer was on I noticed a couple of areas where I had removed parts, they required another sanding to remove the ghost of those bits. Cheers Craig, The fit of parts was very good for this type of kit and the undercarriage legs are some of the thinnest I have seen in this scale. I primed the fuselage with a matt primer then sprayed some satin black over the top, once that had dried I added a couple of coats of Bare Metal Silver (AS-12) from a Tamiya rattle can.. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks again for your comments fellas. Regards John
  8. It's one advantage to being retired Paul. I just have to get Mrs N to stop filling my downtime by finding me other things to do - at least she is out horse riding twice a week John
  9. I have made start on painting my second option for this European Starfighter boxing with a white primer coat, then I masked off the upper wing area in preparation for the main grey colour. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I hope to press on with some of the detail painting tomorrow.. John
  10. I finished assembling the main parts for the kit Option A Thud. I had primed the wings in readiness for some silver on the inside of the intakes, then remebered it was an overall metal finish, so there would be little point in me doing that for this one. Small amounts of filler were needed in gaps around the base of the fin, along the wing roots on the underside and the rear fuselage section, but that has been it for this build. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I don't think that the nose pitot will survive the rest of the journey, so I have ordered a couple of Master turned brass replacements for both models.Time now for an overall primer coat and if everything looks OK I can get on with the topcoat. John
  11. A further sanding session a couple of days ago finally sorted things out and I was much happier with the result. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr This is how the fuselage looks after a further coat of primer. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Time now to push on with assembling the rest of the major parts and get this ready for some paint. John
  12. Thanks Craig. It's a nice little kit with enough detail for this scale and being a snap fit kit makes the assembly easy. I've removed some of the locating pins along with corresponding hex-sockets to give space for nose weight, and reduced the length of the others for a more conventional assembly. The trailing edges are very thin and I am being careful around those areas so that I don't snap anything. Cheers again mate. John
  13. I have made a start on one of these - removing the lumps and bumps not applicable to the airframe for Scheme A in the box, and gluing the fuselage and wing parts together too. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Back with more soon. John
  14. Thanks guys, I managed to get the decals on this afternoon, so this one is almost finished - undercarriage doors to add and the Master replacement brass pitot to paint up, followed by a coat of clear to seal everything in. I am as puzzled as you about the lack of anti-glare panel Paul, I have seen some models of Marineflieger schemes with it painted in. Images I have found of this particular aircraft does not show it though. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Cheers John
  15. Thanks Cliff. I rescribed the fuselage yesterday and then added the tail and engines before priming. When I checked the windows over, there was still evidence of some sinking so I have refilled those areas along with a few rescribing errors. I also noticed a profile change just behind the canopy on one side probably due to some over zealous sanding, so I had to build that back up with some filler. I am going leave all of that to dry before I knock everything back. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  16. This is looking good H, good to see a waffle being warmed too. I found that the chocolate ones melt on the cup.
  17. Cheers Chaps. After a couple of days of hectic domesticity, I got back to working on the Marineflieger 104G today, finally getting things to the decal stage after adding the main wheels a short whilae ago. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John
  18. I made a start on painting the Marineflieger 104G today. I sprayed some Hataka International Orange on the wingtip tanks and these are ready for masking up for the upper and lower colours. After that I masked off the demarcation for fuselage upper and lower colours and brushed on a couple of coats of top colour using a Dark Grey from the Ammo by Mig Marineflieger set. by John L, on Flickr Back with more soon. John
  19. I finished the sanding of the fuselage windows this morning and then removed the tape before sanding back the slight ridge left by the filler. Once I had done that I started the polishing process. The next job will be reinstating any panel lines lost during the sanding process, after that I can get some primer on and check if any further filling/sanding is needed before I start more assembly work. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr John.
  20. The window panels have had an initial sanding, after that they were wiped down with some IPA to remove the dust. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I then applied some Mr Surfacer 1000, and the fuselage has now been set aside to allow the filler to harden up before giving the window panels what I hope will be, a final sand and polish. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Back with more soon. John
  21. There is no need to worry about the rear bulkhead H, once you have fitted the nosewheel and doors there will be very little see through.
  22. They are indeed Andrr(?) with some additional parts, as are Mark1's Hunter kits - my apologies if the name is incorrect. Cheers John
  23. As promised, here is a photo update of progress so far. Wings tidied up and primed. by John L, on Flickr Fuselage seam on the underside has had a second layer of filler and the window panels are masked ready for filling. by John L, on Flickr The next two photos show the issues around the windows mentioned in the previous post, this has led me to making the decision to fill and sand those areas. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I have since applied the filler and the fuselage has been set aside to allow that to harden up. John
  24. Cheers Craig, I put the second fuselage together tonight, I will leave that a day or two then tidy to the joins. Meanwhile I can start working on the wings for both, and fit in a set to the first kit. Thanks a lot Paul, although I must say that I cannot take credit for some of the detail, the instrument panel and consoles are decals. John Just a quick update to show progress of the second fuselage build (foreground). by John L, on Flickr
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