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Dave_R

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  1. Hi All, This is one of the longest residents of the shelf of shame, I think it's been there for about six years. I didn't like the paint finish so it got shelved. I've sanded off the old paint job and done a little filling around the canopy, a little more work and it'll be ready for priming. Dave.
  2. Hi All. Sad to say I'm not going to be able to finish this - I've been stricken by a nasty case of man-flu. It's been pretty bad for the last few days, but I hopefully it's getting better now. I'll carry on with it in the KUTA thread soon. Dave,
  3. Hi All, I've been testing various ways of getting a good yellow finish using the paints I have available. So it's going to be Poundland grey primer followed by Humbrol white and then Humbrol Trainer Yellow. Ideally I would have used white primer and tried other yellow options, but I'm stuck using what I've got on hand. Poundland grey primer* - - next Humbrol white. Dave. * Poundland primer only costs £1 a can (who'd a thunk it). It's OK if used carefully - but never spray it in the house the fumes are very strong.
  4. Hi All, It's ready for masking-up and painting. I'm going spend a bit time working out the best way to paint it yellow. So far I've tested Humbrol acrylic 24 and it's too transparent. Next I think I'm going try car paints. I've tested a car primer (from Poundland! - £1 for a 300ml can) and that's worked OK, I'm hoping I can find a suitable yellow spray can from Halfords. Dave.
  5. Hi All, The ejector seats are installed. Dave.
  6. Hi All. I finally got round to working on this. Some cockpit details:- ...and the all big bits are together. A very easy kit to build with a few areas that need filling and sanding. Dave.
  7. Yes, I'm planning on drop tanks, cluster bombs, rockets and dumb bombs. I think so - the detail level is more like a 1/32nd kit than a 1/72nd - makes it slow going though.
  8. Hi All This is as far as I've got. Unfortunately the company I work for has been messing me around like you wouldn't believe and so I'm working all day on Saturday. I only found out about that 2 hours ago. Which is better than the job they wanted me to on Monday for which I only had 45 mins notice - in ******* Felixstowe of all places. And I've had to prepare for a meeting... therefore I've got no chance of finishing this. To be continued in KUTA. Dave.
  9. Hi All, Here's the pics from above that failed to appear. It's very strange and annoying - I much prefer Google Photos to Flickr Anyway I've finished with the Cockpit. ...and made a start on the paintwork. It looks a horrible mess at the moment. I decided to go with the hairy stick due to the intricate four colour camo - and because I had those colours in enamel and not acrylic. A couple more coats and it should be OK. Dave.
  10. Very strange, the top image is on Flickr and the bottom is on Google Photos which I've used for a year with no problems until now. I prefer Google Photos, something must have changed, but I don't know what. I'll have to use Flickr for now. Tricky, very tricky. All the bits fit quite well if you're careful, but its complex and locating things like the wing fences and pylons is not made easy. But with a bit of patience and skill it makes a nice kit. Not really for beginners though. Dave.
  11. Hi All, I've got most of the building done. There seems to be a problem with viewing images, so can you let me know if these images are viewable or not. They are exactly the same image but hosted on different sites - I can see both of them no problem - but... Dave.
  12. I don't know what's going on I can see them and I'm not doing anything different - hopefully it's a temporary problem.
  13. ...erm, I can see them OK. I'm using the same hosting site that I always do and the same resizing method (1200 pixels x 690 width pixels - ideally). It could just be they're the last set of images to load up on the page? - I dunno I'm a bit techy, but not much. Dave.
  14. Hi All, I've done enough of the cockpit to move onto putting the fuselage together. There's some bits of lead held in with Blu Tack in the limited space available - hopefully enough. Dave.
  15. Hi All, 1964 was the final year of the Yellowjacks Display Team. The Yellowjacks became the Red Arrows in January 1965. Airfix 1/48 Folland Gnat. S&M decals. Apart from my birth and the Gulf of Tonkin incident not much happened in 1964, people probably needed a break after Cuban missiles and presidential assassinations. Dave.
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