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hendie last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. hendie

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    Pretty in primer even! It's nice to see it all coming together though there is just the slightest tinge of regret knowing the inevitable is to follow
  2. It seems like it's been forever since I posted anything of note, but checking back above it appears that 'extended period' was only a week. Funny how the mind plays tricks on you. Not much has been done in the interim really. Mojo has been a bit wanting these last few weeks and traveling a lot hasn't helped, but I thought I'd throw up some piccies before I head off to sunny Detroit for a week. On the plus side, I'm looking forward to getting back to a lovely little Lebanese restaurant we found there last time around. To save you scrolling back up to see what I'm havering on about, and getting yoyoitus in the process I'll just repost the picture here again... Last time around I was harping on about some gaps between the cabin windows and the fuselage. Coulda been my fault entirely but since this is an italeri kit, I'm blaming them. My remedy was to glue in these bits of plastic sheet to close up the gap. The surgery worked - here's litle'un with the ears trimmed back. Oh, by the way... the sliding windows got glued on eventually using the tamiya pullme tab method. I did mess up one window but thankfully since this was a kitbash, I had a spare lurking in the background. There is a bit of a step between the window bottom edge and the fuselage though I tried to take care of that with some filler smeared over. Though I'm not too sure how successful that effort was - primer will tell I'm sure. Got her masked up over a couple of evenings. While the mojo was wandering I didn't want to begin anything too taxing so ended up fixing the center overhead console - The rotor brake lever had broken off some time ago so I had to make a replacement. The ball on the end is just PVA glue. Some piping still to be added to that later. Followed by a job I had been putting off for a long time - fitting the seats up front. I had been having trouble trying to figure out a good fixing method for these since the kit location points are as useful as a chocolate ashtray. Eventually I settled in pinning as a method - that meant drilling the back of the seats and fitting some stainless steel wire. Once I dry fitted the seats in position I simply pushed a little bit harder and the two wires punctured the foil I am using as soundproofing, leaving two nice little tell tale vampire bites in the soundproofing. I then drilled through the punctures and the seats could then be fitted. and that brought all work on the big one to an end. The good news is that the parts I ordered from Shapeways should be here by the time I get back from Detroit - if they are anywhere near correct, I should be able to start work on the big one again soon. Okay, back to the little one again.... Anyone see any issues here? I tried revamping the (wait... what's with the recurring vampyre theme in this post?) the debris guard on the nose by removing the center section. (Stuck on here with dirty blue tac) It does look better than I thought it would but there's no way it could be called pretty is there? Another issue is that now there are only two vertical bars when there should be three. And that is ignoring the issue that there is a hole in the 'mesh' caused by a short shot. Grumble Grumble... That's gone into the 'I'll think about how to deal with that later sometime' corner. After all that, the mojo really went on vacation somewhere so I contented myself with piddling about adding little bits of sticky-outy things that italeri did not include on either kit. Here, handles are being made from stainless wire. Followed by lots of little bits of white plastic scattered in a seemingly random fashion (you can just about see the handle fitted just under the cabin window) Much less blunderbussing on the port side though I really need to throw some primer on all this to see what kind of a state it is in and how much clean up work is required. Maybe next weekend
  3. hendie

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    coming along swimmingly it is. Nice bit of profiling there. you did glue that block to the top side of the wing didn't you ? I'm intrigued by the slots cut into the underside - I don't remember seeing them mentioned anywhere previously... or was I just not paying attention? My best guess is that they are the slots for the frets and it's going to be some form of stringed musical Avro
  4. looking superbly nice Bill that detail on the wings was well worth the effort
  5. hendie

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    nah, dinnae worry. We all have days like that (going through a few mesel)
  6. hendie

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    nope, just glue as far as I can see. some people just won't accept a challenge will they s'funny how the cunning plans always seem to appear when you're ( the royal "you're") way into the build isn't it? It 's be nice for a change if the cunning plans revealed themselves at the start of a build, thus making progress slightly easier to achieve. don't we all! Nice work.
  7. Ced, that landing light looks the bees knees. I don't know about the olden days, but in more modern times (breathing) oxygen hoses are/were always blue
  8. hendie

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    anyone you know? or will a complete stranger suffice? agreed! you and me both!
  9. hendie

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    I do remember thinking that I must add commentary to your mime post but life sorta got in the way (as it does). At least the thought was there. My vote is for the fuselage. Can't wait to see you carve the pilot
  10. hendie

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    nice metalwork as always there sir. Dunno if I ever mentioned this before, and it may work on your nano scale, but if you take some brass wire or rod and bend it to the correct angle, you can then stick it in a vise and crush it. As it crushes, it flattens (obviously) and increases in width slightly. I've used that for actuators and various other greeblies before
  11. hendie

    HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    finally.... the icing on the cake that little assistant down the haberdashery store will be getting lonely now, poor girl
  12. hendie

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    well, it seems to me that you have honed your skills on these plank winged flying machines to a respectable level. There's nothing for it but for you now to rise to the next level on the modeling ladder, and build a... helicopter
  13. That's the route I'm going to take, and hopefully remember to clean the port window before I fit the starboard side!
  14. sheesh... only just found this and we're already halfway down page 3 (and I think I missed another Ced build somewhere along the way too). You be getting a bit prolific with your builds these days Ced. I need a secretary to help me keep up with all this. Looking very good so far, but please hurry up so you can get to the Lysander
  15. I did think about that option Keith and will be keeping it in my back pocket if all else fails