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  1. You're one of the few builders on here that builds at about my pace, so I don't feel completely intimidated when I get an update from your thread I'm also at the virtual stages of constructing (what should be a simple and straightforward) Airfix Hurricane. For some reason I've gotten distracted by my airbrush and paints so have simply HAD TO replace my airbrush and order some Mr Hobby Aqueous paints before I can put any more paint on the model. My last model completed? November 2015! haha Looking great Brian. Good luck with those screens. Best w
  2. Hi uilleann I'll raise a glass to this " Here's to progress, no matter how small, or indeed how slow. " Take care fella
  3. Yep.. No chance. The wind will blow all the paint away. Good luck with the start. Are you going to post a WIP?
  4. You're not wrong, Ray. It certainly has spruced it up There will also be three brass rods representing the three other struts. I am super pleased so far. Time to move onto the next set of undercarriages. It is a super etched set. Well spotted on the Airfix type decals, Ian. My plan is to trace the decals onto baking paper and offer them up to the aircraft. If they fit, great, if they don't I'll either cut/resize them or, if that doesn't work, paint the corogard panels. I think you're probably right, Jessica. I've got a situation where I have to choose the lesser of two evi
  5. I have cut some plastic, hurrah! Starting with the front landing gear. Here's what Revell supply: I have been spoiled by the excellent modern Airfix kits! Some of the molding and fit on this kit is going to be problematic. Here is the fit of the landing gear. Really loose, so am going to have to do something about this. Here is the difference in the size of the etched landing gear door vs. the aperture on the kit. Am going to have to change the size of the aperture. You can also see that I've drilled out the huge lump of plastic in the undercarriage bay and filled the hole with
  6. Thanks for the kind words GeordieMc. Of course you can ask questions. I will help if I can
  7. Thanks GeordieMc, Don't panic about the canopy. The Eduard masks are in stock at Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EDCX306 Pmasks produce a slightly cheaper mask set, which I couldn't buy, so I used the Eduard one. The problem with the pictures was my fault for tidying up my photos (moving them around so that the links broke) on photobucket. I've fixed it now so that you can see them properly. The magnifier is really handy
  8. I wonder if Airfix are holding back their full line up of new releases so they can drive us all crazy over December with another advent calendar? Fingers crossed they do... the one last year was great fun
  9. haha I've started it Have been working on the undercarriage. Will post some pics soon...
  10. Thanks for the kind words guys. I agree that the panel lines are very dark and said as much in my build thread. Next build I'm aiming for more muted panel line detail (Will buy some white oil to mix with the Payne's Grey).
  11. Hi Finished this one off with a couple of light coats of Vallejo matt varnish. Only very light, so that there is a faint satin sheen. Changed the pitot tube for a piece of brass. RFI photos here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991834-mitsubishi-zero-a6m2b-airfix-172/ Best wishes, Danyel
  12. Hi All Finished this a couple of days ago. Some small modifications: added some wiring to the engine, loop antenna in the cockpit and hydraulic hoses to the undercarriage. Very lightly weathered. Best wishes, Danyel
  13. Thanks Chris I'm looking forward to it too. I finished my zero and spent three hours clearing my desk. Dusted and de-cat-haired it and cleaned my tools and equipment. Am all good to go. Thanks for your concern, Skodadriver, very kind I've got it in my head that I've got to build it, though. I'll compromise: I will practice with all the new paints (the rattle cans) on an old model before I put them on the 747. And I'm going to take it slowly
  14. Hi again Thank you all for the advice I have been gathering materials and am almost ready to start, am nearly finished my Zero. Here's the obligatory box shot: Extratech etched parts. These are really tiny, gulp! Big, big thank you to Gimme Shelter, who sent these corogard decals through the post: Pan-am decals from 26decals: Went to Halfords bought some grey primer, racking grey and appliance white. Also bought some Alclad for the aluminium parts: More soon
  15. No probs Just don't do what I did on my first attempt, which was to brush it on. It had the same effect as a wash and was blotchy and thin. I had to do it all over again! It goes through the airbrush a treat though
  16. A couple more: The landing gear with hydraulic cables (that's what I think they are): And the engine with the wiring fitted:
  17. Some more progress: About 4 coats of Klear Followed by the decals: Really snug decals with the Set and Sol: Followed by a wash of Payne's Grey. Not entirely happy with the panel lines. They look way too dark against the light colour of the body. Hopefully they will dry a bit lighter and will lighten further when I spray the matt top coat of varnish. Memo to self: get some white oil paint to lighten Payne's Grey next time I do a light coloured aeroplane. The last picture also shows the aotake which was a mix of 2 parts Tamiya clear green, 1 part clear blue, and thinne
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