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Head in the clouds.

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  1. Head in the clouds.

    A very British experiment, Marshall MA4.

    I am back! I must apologise for the large gap in my posts, a wedding to plan and some family issues all took my time amongst day to day living but hopefully things should gather pace a little now so here goes. Telford was a welcome distraction though and much fine modelling was seen. My thoughts have now moved to giving the old girls some clothes so the newly made and fitted glazing was masked off after a little tidying up around where the glazing meets the fuselage. It is the last time she will look like a Canary, so by-by that lovely yellow plastic some of you love. After the obligatory coat of primer it was time for a close look for any areas that may need some attention and some were found. The one that stuck out the most were one of the two grilles in the top of the wing, it was slightly wonky and this had been bugging me for months, I was living in the vain hope that a primer coat of 4 microns was going to cover it, what a plonker I am. It had to come out and be repositioned so it was prized out very carefully, I had no spare, luckily it came out in one piece......phew! After some fettling it was glued and made good around the edges. A little fettling; A little more cleaning up ; Now I am happy with the general finish before giving her a top coat I need to fix the framework that holds the emergency stall chute. After offering it up it became apparent that something was not right...it turned out to be the height of the bracket supporting the chute cannister so this had to be addressed. Off came the chute cannister and the two support brackets were ground down to a more acceptable height; All sorted now. Now adjusted I tried to drill two small holes to locate the framework in the tip end of the fuselage and this happened; No big shake just a little annoying and more time to affect a repair, all done with a little Green Putty and Mr Hobby 500. A new approach was needed and the only option was to lay them on the underside of the fuselage and fix with a little Cyano. With the chute cannister framework fitted it was now time to fit the rest of the framework that I made way back when in this build, when I offered it up all it needed was a little trimming and bending and it fitted like a good un; Frame offered up; Trimmed and fitted starboard side; And to keep it company, port side too; Now both are fitted the four strutts were mearsured up and fitted to complete the stall chute assembly, a fiddly job that had much potential to trip me up but it all went smoothly so I am pleased with the end result. Now that is done I can now do one of two things, paint her or play about with the propeller...hmmmm, decisions, decisions! Tune in next time to see which way I go, exciting stuff heh! Thanks for looking and keeping the thread going. Tatty bye.
  2. That aint arf bad Hendie, in fact it is rather marvellous, there is some fine modelling skill going on in these ere parts. How much closer is the oleo than you would like because it looks like it could pass to me?
  3. Lovely build yet again Moa, have you done any WIP's for your models?
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    AVRO 707A 1/32 scale kitbash

    How the hell I missed that Frank I have no idea, it's big and it's red. That is kit bashing and modelling at it's finest, something I have yet to try but really must do one day.
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    CMC Leopard - 1st prototype

    Never knew they made a kit of this...now I do. Good work Steve on a lesser known type.
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    ETPS Pilatus PC-21

    That is a cracking build Steve, love it. How do you make your decals, with a vector programe?
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    Hi Paul, well that is an absolute stunner, I did not see that one coming. The JASDF do special schemes so well and you have captured it to a T and those decals look superb, that fusalage 301 decal, being a lovely shiny gold could have shown up any issues but it has laid down lovely. Good Paul, keep em coming. All the best Gary
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    Misfit 2

    Wow, that is recycling at it's very best, you are promoted to "Saviour from the Plastic" I think you are bang on the money regarding the narrowness of the hull, those extra mm's will be just the ticket, does that mean the privvy door will expand too ?
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    Misfit 2

    Hi Pete Misfit 1 looked great so I will keep a beady eye on this build. It will be interesting to see where this goes, certainly not in straight lines, that's a fact.
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    Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR1 - 1/72 Airfix

    So he is, any more sausage anyone?
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    Oops, Mind your head!

    From soft top to open top, very good indeed.
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    Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR1 - 1/72 Airfix

    There is a Nimrod around here somewhere and a bloke embraced in a battle royale with it, any one seen either of them?
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    F-84 Thunderjets, manouvering drill

    Superb and an interesting story to accompany it.
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    Anybody else 'obsessed' with one particular aircraft ??

    For me it is the plane I am flying on..... or, TSR2, a world beater, highly advance, extremely powerful and a plane that conquered the rules of flight but not politics. And it looks damn good, those downturned wing tips caught my eye as a youngster. If it is good enough for Roland it is good enough for me.
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    F-35A Italieri 1:32

    Nice build. I cannot square it in my mind why they spend billions to make it stealthy and then hang cheap LG Iron Bombs and assorted weaponry under the wings to make it un stealthy