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Knight_Flyer

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  1. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Thanks I'm making more progress now with the painting. First coat always looks horrible and a case of building up the layers until a relatively good result is reached... just need to be patient and basically that's the plan. The other bits such as the gear wheel and doors I'm leaving till last. Landing lights could prove to be trouble, not unexpected considering how much the kit has been I sometimes why I bother with these short run East Europeans - why not have an easier time with the shake and bake Japanese kits
  2. I've read the rules and just want to make sure I understood them correctly as I would like to clear down me stash. Maritime patrol seems quite a wide criteria and does that basically mean a lot of warships can be included such as a destroyer? The kit I have is armed with torpedoes and depth charges. With planes, does any armed with a torpedo qualify? I'm guessing Seafires and Fulmars etc are excluded as they were mainly fighter cover and not armed with anti-shipping ordnance.
  3. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Had a bit of a disaster. Canopy was all masked off and thought I'll paint that first. Never did like painting canopy frames and wanted it out of the way. Partway through I noticed paint seeping through and immediately stopped. Anxious about the damage, I removed the masking and set about cleaning up the over-spill. So, not the neatest of paint jobs and probably need to do some more cleaning up. As you can see, I managed to scratch build covers for the quarter light and model looks a lot better. Oh yes, the canopy was a right pig to fit and required a lot of careful sanding. Cannons and pitot also fitted and yup all of them required work to get them on. I noticed the gear legs were angled inwards and they should be straight... had to break and re-position. Handy tip here. Use the smallest amount of cement to position the leg and leave to set when at correct angle. Then carefully run a tiny amount of liquid superglue around the join. The gear legs now feel as strong as steel. Well perhaps not that strong, they are sturdy though Primer has revealed some gaps and those need to be filled in. Hopefully can get back to painting soon after
  4. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Not a lot of progress I'm afraid. What with Christmas and all, time isn't in abundance. I've gone as far as attaching the gear legs and the tail planes. That was a task in itself as none of the parts fitted properly. At least it's done and should be able to progress onto painting the airframe.
  5. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Thanks for that, I may have gotten away with the canopy fit as the fuselage halves didn't come together properly leaving a gap. Fortunately the upper fuselage is covered by the intake that is a separate part. Will need to have a think about the quarter window covers. It always baffles me how the manufacturers can make such a glaring omission.
  6. Quite disappointed. It was supposed to be 1TB of storage for free and 1000 photos only used up 0.3% of that for my uploads. Anyway test below for new hosting site... wonder how long before they start charging
  7. Knight_Flyer

    Brief guide to using Flickr

    Annoyingly flickr are going to require you to pay if you want to upload more than 1000 photos. This is significantly different to their original 1tb storage for free. I've just now passed the 1000 limit and to give you an idea how different it is... I've only used 0.3% of my 1tb allocation.
  8. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    That sounds plausible. I am aware of other brands such as Tamiya scaling down some of their excellent 1/48 kits to 1/72.
  9. Knight_Flyer

    Aces!!!

    Tanks is one I can think of, however it seems Panzer aces get all the "publicity" - Wittmann, Carius etc I'm sure looking on the net should name Allies tank aces, just a question of confirming the markings and decals I guess.
  10. Knight_Flyer

    Aces!!!

    Count me in too, have quite a few kits with ace schemes Preddy, Gabreski, Ritchie, Cunningham... no not that one - "Cats Eyes"
  11. Knight_Flyer

    F-16 to F-2

    Would think a fair amount of work is required as the F-2 is a larger aircraft. However, it seems a 1/32 Revell F-16 was converted... found this on the net https://designer.home.xs4all.nl/models/F2-32/f2-32.htm
  12. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Could explain why I was struggling to get the forward fuselage to meet. There's still a bit of a gap although on the lower half it just needs filling. Wings are on with only a little bit more hassle. Looking more boomerang now, just need to add the tail planes and then comes the arduous task of filling the numerous gaps as well as some filing
  13. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Fuselage halves closed and boy was it a lot of work Both the cockpit and the engine needed to be sandwiched between the halves and naturally none of if will fit A lot of sanding later it got better however the halves will not meet easily and here's the plan what was done. Firstly dry fit the fuselage halves with the engine, adjust accordingly to get the best install. Next on one fuselage half only, run liquid superglue along the join of the engine part. Prise apart the halves then install the cockpit but do not glue. Fit both fuselage halves and only glue on the rear part and clamp. Then adjust the cockpit to get the best fit. Some brute force was required and fortunately I superglued all of the cockpit parts beforehand hence no part can be accidentally knocked off. After cockpit fit is sorted, run superglue in the join/seam of the forward fuselage and then clamp together. This last part is tricky as only a small window to adjust the fit before the superglue bonds. After all that, hopefully fitting the wings will be less hassle
  14. Knight_Flyer

    1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang

    Thanks for the link, wee plane is right - I almost think if the pilot were to stand up in cockpit he could touch the tail fin with his arm out You've done a great job on your build. I probably wont go as far, as my model is 1/72 and any "errors" less noticeable. The kit itself already has the look and feel of a short East European one and I already identified a number of fit issues. Suddenly the nightmare of doing the AZmodel Hurricane comes flooding back Anyway I shall persevere as I do need to have a Boomerang in the collection. So far I'm still on the cockpit area as even in basic form there are quite a number of parts to be fitted and the lower wing section doesn't fit precisely either. May be able to do a bit of sanding and filling to at least an acceptable result.
  15. What with everything going on in life namely diy again, finally managed to get back to the hobby and do the sanding and painting I really want to do... but don't tell wifey as she thinks I did house up with enthusiasm So here's my entry and hopefully be totally focused right through to the end, probably done in time for Christmas. Good chance I'll mess up the camo colours as I really don't know much about them. Oh well, you can only try your best
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