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  1. Hello @Scooby, Thank you very much for the details about floats and landing gear. I was planning to build 806 with skids around the wheels, like in this picture: It would be a bit out of the ordinary. But I'll consider the idea of building 809 on floats. Cheers Jaime
  2. Hi @Scooby, Thanks for your interest and for the real life details of operating these aircraft. I'm very sorry to know about the loss of the 807 aircraft and crew... Just a question: was it usual to fit these aircraft with floats instead of a regular landing gear? Or there were a few permanently fitted with floats? I ask this because I couldn't find a picture of the 806 box art aircraft with floats but I found pictures of 802 in both configurations. Cheers Jaime
  3. Thank you very much Zac! This specific kit might be difficult to find and is a bit old. I believe Hobby Boss has several Lynx versions available, which should be a bit more detailed. I have the boxing for the Portuguese Navy Lynx. Cheers Jaime
  4. Hi again, Continuing with the thread update. Due to the kit's age, the interior detail is basic. Since the cabin doors will be closed, only the seats and instrument panel will be visible through the front windows. So, I decided to make seatbelts to provide some detail to the seats. The belts are done from painted masking tape and fine copper wire bent to shape for the buckles. I started by cutting 1 mm-wide stripes on a piece of masking tape glued to the cutting mat. These stripes were painted medium grey: IMAG7596 Here we can see some of the buckles, already shaped to form: IMAG7609 After installation of the seatbelts on the seats, I used a 1 mm-thick Liquid Chrome pen to paint the buckles: IMAG7613 There's a decal for the instruments on the central console between the seats. Here's the set-up for applying the decal: IMAG7603 After application of the decal and installation of the seats, here's the result: IMAG7614 Before closing the fuselage, I decided to apply masking tape to the lateral windows. Since these clear parts were held in place by filing around the gaps with clear glue, it would be risky to apply the masking with the fuselage already closed. So, I covered the clear parts with pieces of masking tape, and cut the tape to shape with a sharp modelling blade: IMAG7615 IMAG7616 The parts making up the fuselage underside where the main wheels will be installed, were also glued together. Some filler will be needed: Next, the cockpit and cabin base was glued to the inner side of one of the fuselage halves and the fuselage was closed. The previous sub-assebly was also glued to the underside of the fuselage: IMAG7628 IMAG7629 The main engine cover parts were glued together. The fit is nothing to cheer about: IMAG7631 Next, the nose was glued to the fuselage: IMAG7632 The holders for the torpedoes were also glued in place: IMAG7633 Finally, here's a view of the underside: IMAG7634 That's all for now, the thread is up to date. Thanks for looking Jaime
  5. Thanks a lot for your interest, by all means please do! Cheers Jaime
  6. Thanks for your comment and correction. I've updated the thread title Cheers Jaime
  7. Hi again, I didn't manage to finish this build in the Matchbox GB, which is perfectly normal with me... The build is now in the Aircraft WIP area, where I'll press on till it's finished. I did progress a bit during the GB, though I didn't manage to update the thread. I'll do it now. I started work by removing the fuselage parts off the sprues. The panel lines in this kit are represented by raised lines, so I rescribed them. The following picture shows the rescribed lines on the fuselage half on the top area of the picture. The fuselage half on the bottom still has the original raised lines: IMAG7580 The bulkheads behind the cockpit and behind the passenger cabin were glued in place: IMAG7589 Next, the interior was painted medium grey: IMAG7601 The cockpit parts were also painted: instrument panel, cockpit base, control column and seats: IMAG7602 There are decals for the instrument panel and seatbelts. Here's the set-up for applying the decals: IMAG7604 The decals were applied. The instrument panel decal doesn't correspond exactly to the raised detail on the instrument panel part: IMAG7617 and the cockpit parts were glued together: IMAG7618 Next step: assembling the wings and engines. First, the raised panel lines were rescribed, after which the wing halves were glued together: IMAG7624 Then, the engine cowlings where glued in place: IMAG7625 As can be seen, fit of the parts could be better and some filling with putty and sanding will be needed: IMAG7626 IMAG7627 Thanks for looking. Jaime
  8. Hi all, As usual, I didn't finish the build in the GB. I did progress a bit more during the GB but I didn't manage to update the thread. I'll do it now, and keep pressing forward till I finish the build. After all, it's not such a complex kit... In a previous post I said the doors couldn't be installed after gluing the top part of the fuselage (i.e.: the main engine cover). Therefore, I decided to glue the doors in the closed position: IMAG7571 IMAG7572 Next, I glued the parts making up the main rotor: IMAG7573 IMAG7594 Lead weights were inserted in the nose, being kept in place by Milliput: IMAG7574 IMAG7575 The interior was latter painted matte black. A new dry fit shows that the model is now comfortably a non-tail seater: IMAG7576 Next, I painted the interior of the model matte black. Here is the cockpit and passenger cabin base: IMAG7600 I also painted black some smaller parts. The pilot seats were painted medium grey: IMAG7598 Inspection of the clear parts shown that there are moulding lines inside the parts. These defects are not superficial and cannot be removed, so I have to live with them: IMAG7591 IMAG7592 The clear parts were bathed in Alclad Acqua Gloss and left to dry for a few days. Next, I glued the lateral windows in place. The parts are slightly smaller than the openings, which didn't help. I had to use some Revell Clear glue as filler around the parts to keep them in place: IMAG7593 Thanks for looking Jaime
  9. Thank you very much for the heads up Pat. I haven't been able to progress much and I very much doubt I'll manage to finish the build in time
  10. Thanks a lot for your interest! I managed to solve the problem of how to create acceptable intake tubings and already glued the wings to the fuselage. I have several new pictures but haven't found the time to update the thread yet. I'll try to do it soon. However, the build is on hold right now because I'm doing builds for the Matchbox GB and the Bomber/Strike/Ground Attack GB. Cheers Jaime
  11. Hi again, As I said to Pat above, I've been progressing very slowly in this build. I've only managed to prepare the parts for painting. I'll show a few pictures taken in the process. On the inner face of the doors, a small piece was glued to allow the doors to slide. It can be seen on the lower left corner of the door on the left of the picture: IMAG7562 I also glued the parts making up the lateral extensions where the main landing gear will be installed. They can be seen here, together with the lower back part of the fuselage: IMAG7563 The top of the fuselage and engine cover can be seen here. There are two lateral parts to be glued: IMAG7564 Dry-fitting all the fuselage parts I concluded that the doors cannot be inserted after glueing the top and lateral parts of the fuselage: IMAG7565 So, it isn't possible to paint the doors and fuselage separately and install the doors later in order to have sliding doors on the model. I decided to glue the doors in closed position and paint the whole model in the end. There's no special detail to be seen inside anyway. This is a more complete dry-fit, which shows that the model seems not to be a tail-seater after all: IMAG7566 I'll add some weight to the nose, just to be sure. Here we can see all parts ready for painting: IMAG7569 That's all for now. I think I'll have to try and finish first my Typhoon, which I'm also currently building in the Bomber/Strike GB, as that GB ends first. I still have to start my Twin Otter as well. So, too many builds in parallel... Thanks for looking. Jaime
  12. Hi Pat, thanks for your interest. I have all the parts taken off the sprues, cleaned and ready for painting. I'll try to post some pictures in the next few days. The daily job has been very time consuming and haven't managed to get much workbench time. Cheers Jaime
  13. Hi again, Continuing with the PE, I glued the lateral panels to the cockpit walls: IMAG6506 The port panel got some detailing: IMAG6507 The throttle lever is made of several PE parts glued in layers. It will later be glued to the tubular structure of the cockpit: IMAG6509 The instrument panel is also a PE part, which must first be bent in several places: IMAG6510 Several PE levers were glued to the lateral consoles of the instrument panel: IMAG6511 There's an additional side panel, which needs bending in several points: IMAG6512 IMAG6513 It was finished with additional PE detailing: IMAG6514 The panel on the starboard cockpit wall got some PE detailing as well: IMAG6518 Finally, I applied a PE part to the wheel well: IMAG6519 Cheers Jaime
  14. Hi @stevehnz it's great to have you on board. I admit I'm an AM junkie I think it results in my being quite slow in my modeling. Right now I'm also building two matchbox kits in the Matchbox GB and I'll do them OOB for a change. Hopefully, these will be finished in a short time. Cheers Jaime
  15. Hi again, Some more progress, this time with PE. The kit's seat will be replaced by several PE parts, which provides a lot more detail: IMAG6492 IMAG6494 IMAG6495 The bulkhead behind the seat also gets a PE improvement on its top. But first the top of the plastic part must be removed, as shown in the following pictures: IMAG6496 IMAG6497 IMAG6498 The control column also gets a bit more detail: IMAG6499 IMAG6500 The tubular structure around the cockpit and the open bottom of the cockpit are completely made up of PE parts: IMAG6501 IMAG6502 IMAG6503 The rudder pedals are also replaced by PE parts and a 0.5 mm copper wire: IMAG6504 IMAG6505 Finally, the rudder pedals are glued to the cockpit tubing: IMAG6508 Thanks for looking. Jaime
  16. Thanks Col. The upgrades should make the model much more realistic.
  17. Hi again, As usual, I didn't progress any further with this build for a long time. Now, I'm using the opportunity of the Bomber/Strike/Ground attack GB to try and finish it. Picking it up where I left, I removed the resin parts (front intake, wheels and pitot tube) from the moulding blocks: IMAG6480 Next, I had to remove the cockpit walls detail from the fuselage halves, as I'll be using the PE detail set from Eduard. Here we can see the raised detail moulded in plastic: IMAG6481 All this was removed with a curved bladed, sanded and polished: IMAG6482 The radiator flap will be replaced by PE and needs to be cut off. Here's the area to remove: IMAG6485 After removal: IMAG6486 The spine behind the cockpit has a guide for the sliding canopy. This is moulded in plastic but will be replaced by PE, and needs to be removed. Original: IMAG6487 After removal: IMAG6488 Next, holes for installing the rocket pylons must be opened on the undersides of wings. The cartridge ejectors must also be opened. This was done in two steps: first, by drilling small holes: IMAG6489 Finally, the openings were finished using a nÂș 11 blade: IMAG6490 I'll finish this update showing a comparison of the various tail planes I have for this build. On the bottom right of the picture we can see the original kit parts, which are not correct for the machine I'm building, since it used a horizontal tail plane similar to the Tempest Mk V. On the left side of the picture we can see the tail plane parts of the Academy Tempest Mk V. However, I managed to find the Quickboost correction for the Academy Typhoon, which is shown on the top right of the picture: IMAG6491 Cheers Jaime
  18. Thanks Pat! I've been very quiet on the modelling front in the last year or so but hope to be back on track now. Yes, I'll do the Deutsche Kriegsmarine version, shown on the box art. The blue-grey on top and white bottom scheme looks great. Cheers Jaime
  19. I always insist that my kits come with kitchen paper. It's really useful during the build!
  20. This was my second entry to the 2022 Matchbox GB. As usual, I didn't manage to finish the build within the GB's timeframe. So, the thread is now moved to the WIP area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear all, this is my second entry to this GB: Revell's rebox of Matchbox's Twin Otter in 1/72. I'll build the Canadian Rescue Service version with skids. Here's the box: IMAG7547 There are 3 light-grey plastic sprues and 1 transparent parts sprue: IMAG7551 IMAG7552 IMAG7553 There are parts for three different versions: wheels, wheels + skids and floats. The decals look excellent: IMAG7555 I haven't started this build yet but expect to start it in about two weeks after I make some substantial progress in my Westland Lynx. Cheers Jaime
  21. This was my first entry to the 2022 Matchbox GB. As usual, I didn't manage to finish the build within the GB's timeframe. So, the thread is now moved to the WIP area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear all, This is my first entry to this GB: Revell's rebox of Matchbox's Westland Lynx in 1/72: IMAG7546 Here are the sprues: 3 sprues of light grey plastic and 1 of transparent parts: IMAG7548 IMAG7549 IMAG7550 There's some flash in places but not too bad and the level of detail is good, considering the age of the kit. The decals are a bit yellow on the backing paper , but I hope they work well: IMAG7554 I've started work by removing the main parts from the sprues: IMAG7560 A quick dry fit of the fuselage shows that fit is reasonably good and some weight should be added to the nose to avoid a tail sitter: IMAG7561 I removed a few more parts and cleaned them of flash but haven't progressed much yet. Thanks for looking Jaime
  22. Thanks V-P! You're right: I've applied the masks to the transparent parts and glued the cockpit PE in place and painted the interior but the fuselage halves are still open and all other parts are still in the sprues. Cheers Jaime
  23. To the attention of the GB hosts: Would this build be acceptable to enter the GB? Thanks in advance. Jaime
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