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jrlx

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  1. Dear All, The ninth completed build is now in the Gallery! It's Stuart's ( @Courageous ) Saunders-Roe SR-A1 1/72 Planet Models resin kit! Cheers Jaime
  2. Finished "Introducing Particle Physics : A Graphic Guide", by Tom Whyntie , Illustrated by Oliver Pugh, last week and immediately started reading: Gravitational Waves: How Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe, by Brian Clegg A really good overview of the subject, very clear and interesting. Cheers Jaime
  3. Hi again, Some more progress was achieved this weekend. Painting has already been started. As I intended to paint the back of the windscreen black, since there's nothing to see inside, I started by protecting the front of the transparent part with tape: IMAG6566 There are some areas of the fuselage that will be painted with Alclad metallics. Some parts that will be assembled between the fuselage halves, like the grids of the engine intakes, must also be painted with metallic paints. All things considered, in order to paint most metallics right away, before starting with the acrylics, I opted for priming the whole of the fuselage halves, even before closing the fuselage, as well as all the smaller parts: IMAG6567 IMAG6568 Here's the wind-shield after painting the back with black primer and removing the tape. The front is not painted, though it may look like it is: IMAG6571 This area of the fuselage halves is where the main landing gear will be installed and must be painted before glueing the landing gear part in place and closing the fuselage. Here it is already primed: IMAG6570 The first metallic colour applied was Gunmetal because it is the colour of the circular area where the engine exhausts will be glued to, as well as the interior colour of the main exhausts. Here we see the said area, after painting with Gunmetal and already masked, as the surrounding walls will be painted Steel: IMAG657 The circular masks were done with a cutting compass and are 1,1 cm in diameter. Gunmetal was also applied to the interior of the exhaust area of the propeller engine, on the tail fin. Notice the metallic shine compared to the plain black primer: IMAG6569 Gunmetal was also applied to the propeller blades and to the cannons: IMAG6574 The next metallic colour applied was Steel, which was applied to the area around the main engine exhausts on the fuselage: IMAG6575 ... and to what seems to be an auxiliary exhaust near the tail fin: IMAG6576 The final metallic colour, Burnt Iron, was applied to the engine exhausts and engine intake grids: IMAG6573 Notice the white blu-tac inside the main engine exhausts, to protect the Gunmetal paint of the interior. The metal colours are all quite dark and the black primer doesn't help much in making the pictures exciting. Sorry about that. Thanks for looking Jaime
  4. Thanks, Ced! I hope it works! Thanks Chris! I also considered using CA but as Contacta Clear produced good results in my test, I opted for it and didn't test CA. Thank you for your interest! I hope my "pioneering" work can be helpful I'm planning to use black primer mottled with a few shades of grey before applying the final grey coat in thin layers. From the pictures I've seen, these machines didn't seem to be too weathered, so the idea is just to have some subtle tonal variation. Thanks for following! Indeed they are. I've only learned about their existence when I hosted the first edition of this GB. Cheers Jaime
  5. Dear All, Here are the statistics after the eleventh full week of the GB. Between brackets I show the difference compared to the last report. We're now more than half way through the GB and there are only 5 weeks and 2 days left, so let's get moving with those idle builds! This week we've had two additional models finished. Very well done! Total number of entries: 71 (+2) 1. Build status Started -------------------- 50 (+7) Not started --------------- 13 (-7) Finished ------------------- 8 (+2) 2. Per type Float planes -------------- 37 (+2) Flying boats -------------- 29 (+0) Amphibian helicopters --- 3 (+0) Ekranoplanes ------------- 1 (+0) Helicopters on floats ----- 1 (+0) 2.1. Types finished Float planes ---------------- 4 (+1) Flying boats ---------------- 4 (+1) Amphibian helicopters ---- 0 (+0) Ekranoplanes -------------- 0 (+0) Helicopters on floats ------ 0 (+0) 3. Per usage Military ---------------------- 59 (+2) Civilian ---------------------- 10 (+0) Undecided ------------------ 2 (+0) 4. Per Scale 1:72 ------------------------- 43 (+2) 1:48 ------------------------- 17 (+0) 1:144 ----------------------- 9 (+0) 1:200 ----------------------- 1 (+0) Unidentified --------------- 1 (+0) 5. Kit makers Airfix ------------------------ 9 (+0) Hasegawa ------------------ 5 (+1) No makers ----------------- 4 (+0) Smer ------------------------ 4 (+0) Anigrand ------------------- 3 (+0) Frog ------------------------ 3 (+1) Revell ---------------------- 3 (+0) Special Hobby ------------- 3 (+0) Sweet ---------------------- 3 (+0) Azur ------------------------ 2 (+0) Eastern Express ------------ 2 (+0) Matchbox ------------------ 2 (+0) ABM ------------------------ 1 (+0) Aviation USK --------------- 1 (+0) AZ Model ------------------ 1 (+0) Brengun ------------------- 1 (+0) Contrail -------------------- 1 (+0) Delta 2 --------------------- 1 (+0) Great Wall Hobby --------- 1 (+0) Hobby Boss ---------------- 1 (+0) Italeri ----------------------- 1 (+0) Karaya ---------------------- 1 (+0) Lindberg ------------------- 1 (+0) Marivox -------------------- 1 (+0) Mirage Models ------------ 1 (+0) Monogram ----------------- 1 (+0) Pavla Models --------------- 1 (+1) Pegasus -------------------- 1 (+0) Planet Models ------------- 1 (+0) Roden ---------------------- 1 (+0) Scaleworx ------------------ 1 (+0) Supermodel ---------------- 1 (+0) Sword ---------------------- 1 (+0) T.C.Models ----------------- 1 (+0) Tamiya ---------------------- 1 (+0) Testors ---------------------- 1 (+0) Trumpeter ------------------ 1 (+1) VEB Plasticart --------------- 1 (+0) Zvezda ---------------------- 1 (+0) Unidentified ----------------- 1 (+0) 6. Main medium Injection moulded styrene -------------- 58 (+2) Resin kit ----------------------------------- 8 (+0) Scratch built (wood, plastic, metal) ------- 4 (+0) Vacform kit -------------------------------- 1 (+0) 7. Country of operation UK ----------------------------- 20 (+0) USA ---------------------------- 7 (+1) Italy ---------------------------- 6 (+0) Japan -------------------------- 6 (+0) Australia ----------------------- 4 (+0) Germany ----------------------- 4 (+0) Russia -------------------------- 4 (+0) Soviet Union ------------------ 4 (+0) Undecided -------------------- 4 (+0) Canada ------------------------ 2 (+1) Sweden ----------------------- 2 (+0) Austria-Hungary -------------- 1 (+0) Belgian ------------------------ 1 (+0) France ------------------------- 1 (+0) Ireland ------------------------ 1 (+0) Malaysia ---------------------- 1 (+0) Maldives ---------------------- 1 (+0) New Zealand ----------------- 1 (+0) Poland ------------------------ 1 (+0) 7. Period of operation WWII ------------------------- 23 (+0) Modern (post-WWII) -------- 20 (+1) Between wars ---------------- 15 (+2) Undecided ------------------- 9 (-1) WWI ------------------------- 4 (+0) Pre-WWI --------------------- 0 (+0) I hope you find this information interesting. You can also find a complete build list here. Cheers Jaime
  6. Great start and fast progress! Cheers Jaime
  7. Great start, with your usual precision and cleanliness! Cheers Jaime
  8. Sorry to see this one not taking off... It would look lovely in the chosen colour scheme. Hope you change your mind. Cheers Jaime
  9. Great update! The work on the interior looks excellent! Cheers Jaime
  10. Great to see this one started, John! Looking forward to the next update. Cheers Jaime
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