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  1. Has anyone used this on scale models, specifically 1/48 planes? I bought some normal vallejo primer and it was switched with the mecha primer so its all i have at the moment.
  2. So at the moment I have an Iwata revolution HP-CR with the .5mm nozzle, and have found that it isn't precise enough for some of my modelling. I was looking at getting the optional .3mm nozzle but it costs almost as much all in as a H&S Ultra. I've also been considering the H&S evolution silverline and the Iwata Eclipse HP-CS. Would there be any real benefit getting an eclipse with a .35mm nozzle when i already have the revolution with a nozzle that isnt much bigger? Also, does the evolution spray any better than the ultra to justify the price difference? My first airbrush was an ultra
  3. Painting is almost finished. For this project i've been using a home made airbrus spray booth made from foamboard and a delta 120mm fan. It has sort of been a WIP with the plane as it seems to evolve every time i get it out but now im pretty happy with it. Originally it had a standard computer fan but it did nothing to remove the fumes so i now have a 150CFM fan instead. It is terribly loud when you have your head anywhere near the booth but it does a good job at removing the paint fumes at least. I used the Hataka USN late war set and had very mixed results. Preshading was done with humbrol 3
  4. Normally I put masking tape around the weel well edges or just repaint it with a brush. I did see that the wheel wells are often white but I thought the green would add a bit of interest to the underside, and besides the instructions have the wheels wells as the same colour as the cockpit
  5. Second completed lockdown build and this one i'm pretty happy with. A nice kit which went together alright although there were a few fit issues with the top of the air intakes. Unfortunately the primer gave it a horrible grainy texture which is accentuated by the light in these pictures but it looks alright in person. I'm not sure if Black Mike ever actually carried armament, let along black drop tanks, after being repainted, but I just thought it looked good.
  6. I've made a fair bit of progress since the last update. Wings are on and everything is masked up for painting. Masking the canopy was a complete nightmare as the tape kept moving around but its done now at least. Unfortunately I broke a bit off the windscreen, although it is part of the frame where it meets the fuselage so i've filled it and im just waiting for it to dry. the flaps were a little tricky to align but all good so far.
  7. I've made a fair bit of progress with the corsair. First i assembled the engine. this included my first attempt at a wiring harness and second ever attempt at scratch building. Also painted the fuselage insides and put the fuselage and wing centre section together. I'm trying to decide whether to install and paint the gear before or after painting, but first i'm trying to get the main airframe completed before painting. So far this kit has been very enjoyable. Much easier to assemble than the last few airfix kits i've made. After dry fitting the outer wing sections don't quite seem to fit stra
  8. They look very nice. I'll go with stock then. I've tried putting the photos on a different hosting site so hopefully they should be visible now.
  9. Well it's been a while since my last post here but the lock down has been the perfect opportunity to do some more modelling. It had been about a year since I made my last model, but recently I've gone on a bit of a spree making an Airfix Buccaneer and Phantom (for which i'm planning to do ready for inspections soon), all building up to this tamiya corsair. It's been in the stash for ages and I've been waiting to source the right paints and develop my weathering skills a little before starting. The corsair is a personal favourite of mine after seeing the fighter collection example at airshows a
  10. On holiday in the south of France and a Conair Turbo Fireboat flew through the valley at approx 300kts 500ft just as the sun was setting. A very impressive sight and quite a rare aircraft, also they keep flying in formation overhead at high altitude
  11. sorry for the ;ack of updates, progress has been slow as i had to wait for ages for paints and then when i put the fuselage and wings together they wouldn't fit! it seems the intake is misshapen and so the wing cant fit into its slot. I had to do a lot of cutting with the dremel and its a bit of a mess now but at least the wing actually goes on! hopefully now i can finally get onto painting as long as i dont have any issues with the tail.
  12. its been back on its wheels at Duxford since the day after the accident. The right wing tip is damaged as there was a concrete post hidden in the field boundary were it landed which also made it slide sideways. the prop will need replacing obviously and the canopy was jettisoned so is shattered. The engine will need to be broken down and inspected both due to the prop strike and the engine failure which caused it in the first place. Apart from that damage doesn't seem to bad.
  13. According to the pilot, Nick Grey, the canopy disintegrated at 360kts on the first pass. I saw it on the ground o the sunday and there is a dent in the vertical stabiliser from a fragment of the canopy.
  14. The ban on flying civilian hunters placed on them after the Shoreham crash has now been lifted, so they will be allowed to fly again although with the new regulations regarding maintainance and also not being able to do aerboatics, as with other classic jets. Hopefully this will liven up the classic jet scene a bit! http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&catid=1&id=6886&mode=detail&pagetype=65
  15. The hunter is progressing nicely although i now have to wait for some paints which have been very slow to arrive. I have finished the cockpit (although a bit more was done after the photos were taken to improve the paint finish of the black paint) and also doing some odd jobs such as filling mould release marks on the flaps (which i forgot about until after they had been painted, so they will need another few coats of paint) and also a bit on the nose where it was damaged during sprue removal. i have painted the struts and the wheel hubs along with the gear doors but they need another coat as
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