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Nigel Heath

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  1. I can provide plenty of reference material if required but a simple Google search of walkarounds should provide most of the information you require. (But not all as I have found). Good to have you on board, you are of course a bit late but my build is quite on the slow side so plenty of time to catch up. I do like the look of those Microscale decals and am looking forward to seeing them applied. My experience with them is good.
  2. Great to see an old Microscale decal sheet here. From my experience they are lovely , well behaving decals.
  3. Hi Folks, Just catching back on things after my lovely stay in Kumar Towers (a remarkably palatial mansion as it turns out). Anil @azureglo was very complimentary on my cheese sables. I am pleased he liked them, I think the universal adoption of home made cheese sables is the way forward and offers a rational solution to the Brexit impasse. Anil was kind enough to offer to make up some custom canopy masks using a combination of his computer wizardry and 2D vinyl cutter. Here we have him slaving under the yolk of white imperialism to produce the perfect result:
  4. This is building up to being a great looking paint job. The masking efforts will be well rewarded with a panel line wash treatment.
  5. Having seen this in person (I'm currently a resident in Kumar Towers) I can testify to what an excellent model this is. Well worth a Nigey Gold Star.
  6. The red seat webbing looks excellent and is most impressive through the windows. Nice looking work.
  7. Apologies for the lack of updates but I have been out (again) in the garden enjoying the lovely sunshine we have been having here on the South Coast. Later today I will be setting off to see my friend Anil @azureglo to celebrate his birthday on Saturday and then travelling up to the Midlands to see my mum, dad and sister to celebrate Mother's Day so I don't expect to get much more done before next Monday. Anil has an idea for helping me with the canopy masking and his new fangled masking cutter which I am most intrigued by. I have cooked for him a lovely collection of some of my s
  8. I have made a little bit of progress today (but not much as again I have been out in the sunny garden) , the redundant seat slots were filled with white Milliput: On the underside I made pads of filler to give the whole thing some grip after making the slots slightly dovetail in shape: After the Milliput was set I sanded things flush and applied a finishing smear of Squadron Green Stuff: I will sort that lot out in the morning. Bye for now, Nigel
  9. That webbing work is completely nuts but very admirable. Keep up the fine work.
  10. The plate with the ribs was just 270mm in diameter. 850mm would have been huge. I have not got that much done today as I was mainly out in the garden enjoying the lovely sunshine reading and doing paperwork. I did however look again at the kit supplied cabin benches and find them less convincing than ever. They block the emergency escape door for starters: I think I will consign them to the spares box and make some scratch built alternatives. I do have three intact PE seat backs left over from my Flying Banana build with could be pres
  11. There certainly seems to be some detail missing there. I'll see if I can find a relevant photo.
  12. Well, it's nearly tomorrow and I have actually got all the ribs finished. Rib number five was a bit different from the others as it didn't require the notches for the window stringers as I hadn't bothered to add those as we are starting to get into the hidden depths of the cabin and I'm sure not much will be visible: So here we have rib numbers one, four and five installed: From a rearward looking perspective: And here is how it looks with the floor in place: Hmm, not sure what to work on next, that
  13. Thanks Guys, After posting the above I realised I has missed off the bent bar from the door so rectified that using some 0.4mm rod: The best solution for dealing with the pip resulting from the handle installation was to grind it off with my motor tool taking care not to cause too much heating: The slight resulting crater could then simply be dealt with by an application of filler: Then it was back to rib manufacture, starting on number 4: Any scraps of card get saved of course, when the
  14. Today I have been mainly working more on the side door. Looking through my PE spares box I found a suitable candidate for the yellow release handle: This was my arrangement for getting it soldered to some 0.5mm brass rod: I think in these cases it is best to drill right through the door for the handle attachment, the blemish on the outside can be dealt with later: But before adding the handle I added a piece of random PE and lengths of 0.3mm rod to make up a representation of the handle mechanism: T
  15. Well, it is the morning now and I have got some more done. For the lower side door I profiled a section of 1 x 1mm Evergreen strip for the side reinforcement: I know the real thing is a section of hollow metal U section with loads of lightning holes but you also have to know when to stop. I then added a 1mm square strip for the other side, a tapered strip of 0.7mm card along the bottom and then looked out a length of ExtraTech brass etched strip from my PE spares box: It is slightly beaten up but still useable I think. Th
  16. That looks superb and what a lovely scheme, great work.
  17. Superb looking result on that camouflage. I award you with a Nigey Gold Star (the first ever awarded btw).
  18. Thanks Guys, they were good, here are the hoisin marinated ones from last night with an extra helping of hoisin sauce alongside: Continuing with the ribs theme, today I got rib number three finished and installed: The one marked with an M is the original master I am using to make the others. On a bit of a roll I started to install rib number two, here's how it looked part way through the operation: And here it is fully fitted: Having slightly lost the will to live on the rib
  19. When I started reading this I immediately thought you were referring to me and our meet up on Friday. I would have quite liked to be the light of your life + slave + desirable lap buddy but it turns but it's just your cat, princess though she may be....Oh well...
  20. Nice progress, I am struck by the similarities with this kit and the Hobby Boss one I am building. They are not exactly the same but do have a lot in common.
  21. Hi Folks, A bit more progress today, first I notched out the master rib so it would fit over the stringers: I then used this arrangement to mark out for the next rib: Like the first rib, I left an excess of material on the inner side to provide support while I finessed the outer profile: Here is the second rib, almost finished, just the notches to add: So that's two down, three more to go. I'll now go off and have my dinner of Hoisin marinated pork spare ribs and udon noodles.
  22. Very nice work on the scribing and riveting, looks most effective. You are bashing this one into submission rather well.
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