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  1. 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

     

  2. 7 hours ago, k5054nz said:

    Beautiful work Jaime, I'm really enjoying this build! I want one of these kits now, to do as an Army version!

     

    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

     

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  3. 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:

    y4mO5LJPrSGBeJ5is74eyokL_u64fNKlX10IPeKK

    IMAG7596

     

    Here we can see some of the buckles, already shaped to form:

    y4maa1qTN3EflV-zWpW2P4Ph9w9dCpOGJubTbETb

    IMAG7609

     

    After installation of the seatbelts on the seats, I used a 1 mm-thick Liquid Chrome pen to paint the buckles:

    y4myUmKAFqaL4veYaTaoF7SEe-WXR7zqHXSOGEZL

    IMAG7613

     

    There's a decal for the instruments on the central console between the seats. Here's the set-up for applying the decal:

    y4mnvGQW1Q9EiNwDn5kHKkIq90xQn85_NqHmvXm8

    IMAG7603

     

    After application of the decal and installation of the seats, here's the result:

    y4mQX5nUcH-IZS8oEoDF4xSn3AS4zqypsaVqlxwW

    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:

    y4mmG7mozBBze_KuS5_azc-BSyc0_E7X3WybiKna

    IMAG7615

     

    y4mAesZQFH8GQlYBymAe2CM_xVVU0KiPNHy0Hnit

    IMAG7616

     

    The parts making up the fuselage underside where the main wheels will be installed, were also glued together. Some filler will be needed:

    y4mYvrMt-5U0bjus93Azo-1oAMUQywOVNsjNssru

     

    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:

    y4mAN0xOTLNAU6x5MubkBHZzPFotNbQvQPAsZxsO

    IMAG7628

     

    y4m7juMRWoSq0rdjUjGB8wiAf5CZ_ht2n0GyPYFw

    IMAG7629

     

    The main engine cover parts were glued together. The fit is nothing to cheer about:

    y4mPvimvQWA0b0RXgPo4j25a1rgF5L26kKbL9ksT

    IMAG7631

     

    Next, the nose was glued to the fuselage:

    y4mNMvGkERY4hC2K8vczejwkqx4pC4mC_d1KsVHu

    IMAG7632

     

    The holders for the torpedoes were also glued in place:

    y4mxEp2PS2Qb-LtwRTxLpG_sp7JiKca9m-pR_mx3

    IMAG7633

     

    Finally, here's a view of the underside:

    y4mCx0Dale64YhmFIh5iBoOSFJNvNcKx0Af7IGDa

    IMAG7634

     

    That's all for now, the thread is up to date.

     

    Thanks for looking

     

    Jaime

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  4. 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:

    y4me8i3byN8IwLlmGVzUkACfyPz9ZJR8JIj5gzws

    IMAG7580

     

    The bulkheads behind the cockpit and behind the passenger cabin were glued in place:

    y4mj1uf39FO_zLMzsk1lI4m11DPBQsryEx2XcGJE

    IMAG7589

     

    Next, the interior was painted medium grey:

    y4m5hkgiQYmMcPB7Xs02ELnXtNzLoITiDDfgNbaH

    IMAG7601

     

    The cockpit parts were also painted: instrument panel, cockpit base, control column and seats:

    y4mc2nktqn3u8pzy9WqB8UswKb4i3xv1Zl1JQop5

    IMAG7602

     

    There are decals for the instrument panel and seatbelts. Here's the set-up for applying the decals:

    y4mScXD2VgC2gRwsFBglWIH9zqq8xTSM6MB56VtY

    IMAG7604

     

    The decals were applied. The instrument panel decal doesn't correspond exactly to the raised detail on the instrument panel part:

    y4mo2HxI7Zgk9l1fslZyv_ECSUmKatgiUdIx-ANv

    IMAG7617

     

    and the cockpit parts were glued together:

    y4m_jeIFA10zJo3S30wIJlYygGoFA16otlxY9_k8

    IMAG7618

     

    Next step: assembling the wings and engines. First, the raised panel lines were rescribed, after which the wing halves were glued together:

    y4mkYYxd_kT5H09MaLiExOJqxjCrh6q_Ez5QmNjq

    IMAG7624

     

    Then, the engine cowlings where glued in place:

    y4mJW1jlevZKSJewfvIxWqDp5aVuGvvxQmtW72oy

    IMAG7625

     

    As can be seen, fit of the parts could be better and some filling with putty and sanding will be needed:

    y4mdRZ816VnMIYs85a0l-XCS_UqSl42z8moK0eY7

    IMAG7626

     

    y4mZfofDKISOp28ytxCFtwJyWOjuQmRW8FUDzzeE

    IMAG7627

     

    Thanks for looking.

     

    Jaime

     

     

     

     

     

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  5. 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:

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    IMAG7571

     

    y4mg89T98otOi3-I8QtZjgGEjFxFd67zu7MsdOM8

    IMAG7572

     

    Next, I glued the parts making up the main rotor:

    y4mpyGgh3qrjJCWolv-UVRxBsT_BEqPnoqeo2qJb

    IMAG7573

     

    y4m8ziK3sPgYd4PkAtaeRKZo3HjR2GE8BLGv6pLp

    IMAG7594

     

    Lead weights were inserted in the nose, being kept in place by Milliput:

    y4mz7pCmpJjPbiZFcYXtFmI_HW3D8yZpKZz8mKOA

    IMAG7574

     

    y4mmGUGdg12rPMpWVIjwCXwXxjl89fN4yfooSWYe

    IMAG7575

     

    The interior was latter painted matte black.

     

    A new dry fit shows that the model is now comfortably a non-tail seater:

    y4mqg9AgBav_3Q_-jED6n9_mX7oyqa2SnVJP5mbv

    IMAG7576

     

    Next, I painted the interior of the model matte black. Here is the cockpit and passenger cabin base:

    y4mwQyusB6Np-SIcwaRXMfEcEr9Nr1XvA7nKj01m

    IMAG7600

     

    I also painted black some smaller parts. The pilot seats were painted medium grey:

    y4mRbpshhCnZCvVRSP5EEAx5ANvctoK5GP_clzAj

    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:

    y4m9ak5edK_281AppbU_z4rGWUQ81Kr7R_Ddp68x

    IMAG7591

     

    y4mz9cMBqNrewOUtYmkA94v_hvBK90YlG5cprMgY

    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:

    y4m-VFn8lD0RaD2qkB8Nsx6avq3WHrTVRzDcW_rP

    IMAG7593

     

    Thanks for looking

     

    Jaime

     

     

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  6. On 16/04/2022 at 04:36, RC Boater Bill said:

    Any progress?   I just found this thread- I just acquired this kit last week!  I’ve already learned a lot from your progress so far…..

     

     

     

    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

  7. 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:

    y4mfOEmPgbw6M6WOXVR3LjoHPZt7LHxELL2MLFyg

    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:

    y4mCwTCIdGmbH7hwwObCfvO2-mz3_tzl_-bOdXRs

    IMAG7563

     

    The top of the fuselage and engine cover can be seen here. There are two lateral parts  to be glued:

    y4m7NR1EAmQUB3qP0bqaVvN7oalHrrYK5ijEpX0t

    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:

    y4mReh-UcSKtHsHV4bzMGOO4KM7NA85ZibpZfb6C

    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:

    y4mUKwgagWEER9DHEK6JngkuGiyRK7B-6aUxphLs

    IMAG7566

     

    I'll add some weight to the nose, just to be sure.

     

    Here we can see all parts ready for painting:

    y4mWHxto1GHOQtlvnPjLpvTAeGeOuF1j25hL4Ifq

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  8. On 03/04/2022 at 00:05, JOCKNEY said:

    Hi Jaime

    Have you had a chance to make a start on your Lynx yet ?

    Cheers Pat 

     

    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

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    • Thanks 1
  9. Hi again,

     

    Continuing with the PE, I glued the lateral panels to the cockpit walls:

    y4mCCgYWSFcS_05kj0Vet11ATwJ6mwESmlduNq6C

    IMAG6506

     

    The port panel got some detailing:

    y4mHTGWDDmHwynLof29_YID3G_3Jr6rlarHQ1Gjw

    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:

    y4mBAMmI7pRqBUYSo_p_qgPog4NkGYnjffb7HPky

    IMAG6509

     

    The instrument panel is also a PE part, which must first be bent in several places:

    y4mZdGkssDh80soCSeObuDaORO67X1RP9cKGL3Ll

    IMAG6510

     

    Several PE levers were glued to the lateral consoles of the instrument panel:

    y4m35RM9WEzeyb2uDPt8Xic5UmBGoGtNqX-DMmX2

    IMAG6511

     

    There's an additional side panel, which needs bending in several points:

    y4mz7WRMAC0wtlVHPcbEy2Ky2tkQaadlekIFI3RE

    IMAG6512

     

    y4mPkHRHavK-ljjYw34hUPeo_VpfNsp4FU6aZuQH

    IMAG6513

     

    It was finished with additional PE detailing:

    y4mV_-Mu53bZqI6CHQ5-eUNpR4HdXKgU4Ira69YR

    IMAG6514

     

    The panel on the starboard cockpit wall got some PE detailing as well:

    y4mPe8TSzLDQ022VJxYSYgpcofW69Ju-CjpN9pCK

    IMAG6518

     

    Finally, I applied a PE part to the wheel well:

    y4m8giBzQGYlJQmJrRZgXaeGsoozX8ZfR1mxnuna

    IMAG6519

     

    Cheers

     

    Jaime

     

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  10. 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:

    y4mBGualKIjCdo6aIj-tzdGBnyAtD1nD0qbDAGRh

    IMAG6492

     

    y4mNa0ajWwz4keDIYeRq0VBaqqgmcBwXJBzrd4x5

    IMAG6494

     

    y4m0TNE6osV0ct8kEplQuF8zP8h6U7yql9JFzQmy

    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:

    y4mngPZoWJbhZWbwutuu6Q56owj_E33BKGV1nYpP

    IMAG6496

     

    y4mkV9BVa8NLtpO_1N9R5YDNzbWPnXUZtXLxSTVy

    IMAG6497

     

    y4m6yB9_0EslkpNrWKhzlDTco6t6n4SENj4uexeZ

    IMAG6498

     

    The control column also gets a bit more detail:

    y4mzyJ-dDnFgOoVBJW-YavsuCZJyXk9EmcvVDs82

    IMAG6499

     

    y4mp7nANjKqfazEwN5E1i1fLv77d0CrRMWT2tcKy

    IMAG6500

     

    The tubular structure around the cockpit and the open bottom of the cockpit are completely made up of PE parts:

    y4m61WeDt_KOT60xTUngHsztpAgBbFHWvFUyNJTb

    IMAG6501

     

    y4m9Y23Q4toP6VDDlqYl614R4ZnI_OiRACqq2PJb

    IMAG6502

     

    y4mHYWW94WLdKxOIeDy3mfMnj7XLJfIZw4N8KXWy

    IMAG6503

     

    The rudder pedals are also replaced by PE parts and a 0.5 mm copper wire:

    y4m1ooj-i32g84dlhJJbW6jID4j9SR2rjYdMpd1r

    IMAG6504

     

    y4mjpJc9C3m-6fXqnVP8Gr9bmm9Z-vq0n1YbLG1M

    IMAG6505

     

    Finally, the rudder pedals are glued to the cockpit tubing:

    y4m_YhgGb0Texci7cMMVulNMa9WqxF7P54ht81uj

    IMAG6508

     

    Thanks for looking.

     

    Jaime

     

     

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  11. 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:

    y4mLjnQRGSh0RFQ-eYMjPldP7MykTCH4RwUQhCVW

    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:

    y4mdJQUF6hEHip0ffsxKHdmJNHqll5dAAjyKgOPl

    IMAG6481

     

    All this was removed with a curved bladed, sanded and polished:

    y4msKeoumK7WqAd7qM-2xOegHnzm1eAEJXcho13h

    IMAG6482

     

    The radiator flap will be replaced by PE and needs to be cut off. Here's the area to remove:

    y4mX0nzNqiG9-_nGhaXz1d1cF6T_GVs2acuDTLfN

    IMAG6485

     

    After removal:

    y4mFRMvp1KQviBWlJbaJOOPlbFUZXOEEUd8D_oTb

    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:

    y4m1E4txSYAw6MgOeh1_HBCWKoQzXirAOXMePlK2

    IMAG6487

     

    After removal:

    y4mazIJdk6PErAAdut4lmojpXWxWs84nhQaiAVEz

    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:

    y4mObKqXhwyKE-S1GH_fEUJ3DDLZZCCKiH6pKtd1

    IMAG6489

     

    Finally, the openings were finished using a nº 11 blade:

    y4mep4nKeR2JhPDYpmKJ5eU73hz6lvnll3zfOYya

    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:

    y4mUu4z_ZVz-B-fQbeeqVqxbiUPvawaF04hwtGs7

    IMAG6491

     

     

    Cheers

     

    Jaime

     

     

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  12. 13 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

    Great to see you in this GB

    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.

     

    12 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

    have you decided on what version to build yet

     

    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

     

     

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  13. 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.

     

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    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:

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    IMAG7547

     

    There are 3 light-grey plastic sprues and 1 transparent parts sprue:

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    IMAG7551

     

    y4m6r-gKNek1drcXMeUpfG_0VkRQXqyhUdQoSfgh

    IMAG7552

     

    y4mfS4QuH5Nvt0aA1C0NW56aXZvDmF3p68dxhobm

    IMAG7553

     

    There are parts for three different versions: wheels, wheels + skids and floats.

     

    The decals look excellent:

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    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

     

     

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  14. 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.

     

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    Dear all,

     

    This is my first entry to this GB: Revell's rebox of Matchbox's Westland Lynx in 1/72:

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    IMAG7546

     

    Here are the sprues: 3 sprues of light grey plastic and 1 of transparent parts:

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    IMAG7548

     

    y4mUWb5mxIxG1QiFGln_KmWOrDl6VQo-QEmLObiH

    IMAG7549

     

    y4m3EcNDI0QlFeGEZ6_3TuFIH3A6Dv7hptyk7NB1

    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:

    y4m5YKvtw_LhwRd9REgn2cF6T0mfNAWWJEu8ooOn

    IMAG7554

     

    I've started work by removing the main parts from the sprues:

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    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:

    y4mtbGABRJaElrUNFn6IVo1ME_IxE7q6XZur4Aga

    IMAG7561

     

    I removed a few more parts and cleaned them of flash but haven't progressed much yet.

     

    Thanks for looking

     

    Jaime

     

     

     

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  15. 6 hours ago, vppelt68 said:

    Yes of course, if I got that right you have superdetailed the interior but it's all still in little pieces? Welcome! V-P

     

    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

     

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