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  1. Been having a bit of a Major Mojo deficit on these two, because I’ve realised I’ve got to do some corrections. After a quick diversion to throw together a V1 for my FROG Spitfire and get my Mojo back, I compiled a list of the jobs to do and picked the most annoying, starting with the canopy, which has an external rear frame  whereas the real thing has an internal strut. One down:



    Both done:



    I had “mildly improved” the kit radios, but I decided to chisel them all off and model proper radios by copying the excellent Tamiya builds all around:



    Next up are the propellers; I had tried to keep the kit openings around the blades in the spinners, but after painting them up they just don’t look right, so I’m going to fill them and sand them back. After that I should be moving forwards again!


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  2. So here’s my first Spitfire chasing the V1:


    I realise I couldn’t show it in a wing-tipping pose because the pilot is looking straight ahead! Bad planning. So I will do a final approach where the V1 is in the pilot’s eye-line.


    According to the IWM, V-weapons caused more deaths in the slave labourers making them than the intended target population.

    Proper pics tomorrow. And then I will press on with Spitfire #2 in SEAC scheme (and the P-38s and Sd. Kfz 234).

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  3. On 09/08/2022 at 19:56, echen said:

    I think a new barrel is called for...........................................

    Roll up, roll up, have I got the GB for you! A once in a lifetime opportunity to build something you aren’t happy with at all, and have fun and frolics with your fellow forumeers, all in the same boat.


    Coming to a forum near you in April 2023…


    Not My Comfort Zone GB


    I might even have to break out my worst kit (Merlin Hawker Hind) to keep you company!



    Adrian :)

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  4. 48 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

    this one is chasing the V1

    This will be the SEAC option, wheels down.

    It’s actually the first one that will be chasing!

    The reason the V1 vignette isn’t done is that the FROG V1 represents a prototype, not the production one. I’m torn between correcting it or not. Now that I have two V1s I will just build one OOB to get it finished and do the right thing with a stand and a hair dryer, and then I can upgrade the other to the correct production one “later” (eg after I finish my Fairey Long Range and Empire builds…).



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  5. I’ve chewed over the colour scheme for this a bit too. There’s the Matchbox scheme, for which I’ve never seen much photographic evidence; the yellow wings scheme, which seems to have some traction because it’s a distinctive feature; and from some photos I get the idea that there must be an overall RLM02 or RLM63 scheme for prototypes?


    Dunno, which is (partly) why my kit is still sitting in the stash…




  6. 14 hours ago, Dave Slowbuild said:

    dry brush acrylics

    My lighter neutral grey was 5 drops of NG + 2 drops of Hu64. When I mixed them all up I added a drop of water and whooshed them into a blob next to the rim of the palette so that it wasn't just a thin layer of paint. Then each time I dipped the tip of my flat brush into the blob and brushed it out a couple of times on the flat of the palette to keep the paint sparse. And basically worked quickly with a light touch. I think I refreshed the brush with a teeny dip in the water twice during the whole process.


    Harder to explain than do!




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  7. On 10/10/2022 at 12:19, SleeperService said:

    radiators, Messers Eduard offer a potential solution with set FE111 offering, at a modest cost, grilles for the housings

    I wonder how much you will see of them down in the depths. I stuck some bits of card inside my 1/72 Airfix radiators and I simply can’t see a thing (but no daylight either!).


    On 23/11/2022 at 06:56, SleeperService said:

    plank on frame ships!!!

    Don’t be lured over to the Dark Side…


    On 23/11/2022 at 06:56, SleeperService said:

    Physio twice a week 😲

    I’ve got a condition going on and the physio has really helped, and also proactively prodded other teams to move things along a bit. So I’d be 😁. Good luck!


    Looks like a nice project to pick up again when you have recovered.




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