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    Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Nice pictures. Water looks so different when the sun is coming up or going down. These are a couple I took from a boat off the very muddy Mersea Island. Nice boat it was too.
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    Time to itch & scratch? F-27

    And with another coat of filler
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    Time to itch & scratch? F-27

    Finally got back to this yesterday. Got the fibreglass on the top half as well. Also got to my local QD and picked up filler for £3.99 - not a bad price. and as both fibreglass and filler dry in minutes I got on with the first coat And after a quick sand down Second coat went on & I left it overnight. Will try to get to it today. I filled up the gaps to the tube as well. Lots more needed now. The transition between the top of the curve and the tail is not straight, so I need to put a thicker plate along there plu either side of th3 tail to thicken it out. I have an old bath panel that keeps calling to me each time I go in to the garage.... Meanwhile i picked this up in a charity shop while getting the filler. Some inspiration there for a future build
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    1/48 SA330 Puma

    Is that the original kit glazing or a new piece?
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    Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Well we are a bunch of people who started making kits as a kid & still do it. What is it they say, ‘you are only young once but you can be immature forever’? Used to like model railways with little character scenes that made you laugh.
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    Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Yes and the other trick is knowing when to stop. Many a good paint job has been ruined by thinking ‘if I just tidy this bit up and....’. Plus I am sure we are all over critical of our own work as we can see the not so good bits. But I must say I can’t see many not so good bits in this whole project, plus it’s got Kraken
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    Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Only just caught up on that water colour Peter - excellent. I think I would ruin a great build by trying to paint that! Mind you most rivers around here are various shades of mud brown. Sort of more like this
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    1/48 Revell Jaguar GR.1A

    Last Lightning Show was 87, so Jags, Phantoms, Harriers, Buccaneers, Tonkas and Lightning’s. Remember it well!
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    1/48 Revell Jaguar GR.1A

    Do you mean like this @12jaguar?
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    Airfix BAe Hawk 1/48

    Very nice Hawk
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    Time to itch & scratch? F-27

    @Bandsaw Steve usually you use fibre glass to reinforce behind & hold broken bits together as it doesn’t on its own give a good surface. Unless you push it in to a prepared moulding negative. But I am using it to bond together the strips and provide a firm base to fill on to. Might be an unnecessary step but we will see @bigbadbadge thanks. Second time in to scratch building & I am using the same approach. This is how my Dominie looked to start with and when finished & painted
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    Time to itch & scratch? F-27

    Tried out my new filler on the planking, only to discover I had ordered patching fibreglass rather than filler. So gave it a go to knot the planks together. Set nice & hard though & should give a good surface to fill on to so I let it set for a couple of days & put the planking on the top half. That gets fibreglass next & then I can start building up the tail
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    Building a HAS

    Bit of progress with the RF-4C. Been fitting it together and smoothing out the nose & intakes. The wings are on & today she got a coat of primer. Ready now to pre-shade and then think about top coat. Looking suitably toom ish And with primer coat, wheels, canopy and seats
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    Time to itch & scratch? F-27

    Building up the strips of plastic to make the shape of the rear end. Bottom half done easy for some car body filler
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    1/48 SA330 Puma

    Looking really rather splendid. Excellent work
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