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Knight_Flyer

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  1. Congrats on finishing and being the first, model looks great
  2. Seems to be quite a few Fujimi kits been submitted, had to double check they weren't sponsoring this GB
  3. Exhausts modified, not quite a neat job but it will do. With that, the fuselage halves can be closed. Rotor assemblies have been done and I've discovered if I don't add the boss, they can be plugged in after the model is complete. Hope they can also be removed as it will make storing the model easier... I've run out of display space you see and I rotate the models between storage and shelf. Also means I don't get bored of seeing the same models all the time So far, I am impressed by the fit of the parts - near enough perfect. Would you believe 90% of the parts on the interior have not been glued, they basically just slot in like a snap fit kit Fuselage halves weren't so perfect and needed to clamp them together. However, I was able to line the joins on the inside with super glue and this helped ensure they stayed tight. Next step is to add on the undercart and then the cockpit glazing... not looking forward to the latter as it's going to be tedious
  4. Bit of a boring build as a lot of stuff needs to be done before the fuselage halves can be closed. So far I've assembled most of the interior and just touching up on the painting. The interior detailing is about acceptable, for me at least... some may want to go further, particularly with the doors open as a fair amount can be seen. I'm going to have it pretty much all closed up. Prior to closing the halves, for the version I'm building the exhausts will need to be modified. Then to assemble the rotor shafts. I think I can get away with adding the cockpit side doors last as they may get damaged when gluing the halves together. Even though the instructions say otherwise
  5. Right, made a start on the model... nothing to see or should that be nothing interesting to see yet. Lot of parts that can be painted on the sprue and doing that for now. In fact a lot of parts need to be assembled before the fuselage halves can be closed. So far, the kit has impressed but only in that it's not a short run East European with all of the frustrations I'd experienced till now I've yet to decide on a scheme although I'm sure it will be USMC... might try to use the kit decals as I haven't ruled it out yet.
  6. Yes all sorted, got 2 Fujimi and didn't realise I also have a Canadian Labrador... yes I am still talking about the helicopter It's Canada's version of the CH-46. Will only build the one though and decide nearer the time which one.
  7. Considering Graham's comment, does HM outsell Corgi by a factor of at least 10 in the UK? As a bit of general interest for readers, Corgi and Airfix both come under Hornby. Corgi make pre-assembled and painted metal diecast planes. Some of their new releases are based on Airfix kits (no surprises there ) and examples include P-51D, P-40B, Bf 109E It's suspected the new Corgi British F-4 Phantom is based on the Airfix, however Corgi is releasing it in 1/48 scale.
  8. Thanks for your input chaps. I did indeed see the website and like Sturmovik have my doubts and hoped perhaps there were other sources giving supporting information. I think I'll go with painting the overall RLM 79 as it seems to be a safer option
  9. Anyone know if this scheme actually existed? Tried looking for period photos and couldn't find any. Also tried looking here on BM and didn't see any threads - apologies if there was one and I missed it.
  10. Thanks guys, my search skills must be off as I missed finding that thread. I did find the kiwimodeller thread and Dana's explanation really put it all into context
  11. So Airfix issued the P-40B in 2 scales of a Pearl Harbor scheme. Trouble is, the instructions are conflicting on whether the prop blades should have yellow tips. Anyone know the definitive answer as to if the tips should be painted yellow or not? Also, were the back of the blades really painted black? If the blades were all unpainted metal to begin with, why paint the back of them? I did try to find period photos of the planes, unfortunately none of them showed the propeller blades very clearly. Here are the conflicting instructions, the top sheet is for the 1/48 kit and the bottom one 1/72:
  12. 1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang, "Wanda Lust" No. 83 Squadron, RAAF, Gove, Northern Territory, Australia, 1944 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235044603-172-special-hobby-cac-ca-13-boomerang/
  13. Finally it is complete and my last model build of 2018 Needless to say, the remaining parts of landing lights, gear doors and prop did not fit at all well. The gear doors mainly because there wasn't anything to attach them to apart from the wheel. SH really did make a mess in this area, the top arc of the gear leg doesn't extend far enough to attach door and the torsion linkage has been missed out. I managed to improvise as time was running out. A lot of stencil data is included on the decal sheet however, after staring at countless period photos I really can't see any of the stencils showing on the plane. Perhaps on 1/48 it's more appropriate but for 1/72 I decided best to omit them altogether and just have the main markings. Weathering kept to a minimal as if the plane was just seeing combat.
  14. Pressure is on now. With Christmas festivities going on, will be away for a while... last min shopping, visiting relatives etc In theory it is possible I can complete the build with what available time there is... but there will be none to spare for any delays. I've already put a memo by my workbench - "in future, do not do GB over the Christmas period" Here it is as the model currently stands. Wheels are on as well as more coats of paint. In reality, the colours are rather light and should darken more after varnish goes on it.
  15. 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
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