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    Thunderbolt, Spitfire and Swallow

    So I have been back at the bench again and made a little progress, the Thunderbolts gun sight has been replaced with a piece of clear plastic, canopy, tail plains and fin fillet are on, the fillet has some sink mark I will need to sort out, the wheel wells have been painted and one of the wing roots needs some work before I can start painting. IMGA0281 by neil Connor, on Flickr You can just see the replacement gun sight through the canopy IMGA0279 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0280 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0282 by neil Connor, on Flickr Similar situation on the Spitfire but when I went to fit the canopy it sits to high and has a gap at the rear, now the instruction say to trim the fuselage at certain points if you fit the closed canopy option which I did but looks like I will have to make more adjustments IMGA0278 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0277 by neil Connor, on Flickr The swallow is still putting up a fight in regards to the wing to fuselage fit but I haven't given up on that one yet and hope to have the cockpit in soon!
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    92 Sqn Lightning

    Impresive, excellent nmf
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    Thunderbolt, Spitfire and Swallow

    Quick update, a bit more work on the wing to engine fit on the swallow. As you can see filler on wing joint and the engine halves. I have the etch wheel well part folded ready to go in once I'm happy with the wing to fuselage fit and the cockpit is coming together as well. IMGA0274 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0275 by neil Connor, on Flickr The Spitfire has had the upper and lower engine cowls and wing tip fitted so just needs the canopy, radiator cowls, tail plains and ailerons fitted and will be ready for paint. This one is going to be in Egyptian colours. IMGA0271 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0272 by neil Connor, on Flickr The Thunderbolt has had the wings and engine bulk head fitted, engine is being painted before assembly, the wing had two alignment spar instead of the usaul small tabs so went on with no issues getting the correct angle. I have cut the moulded in gun sight reflector and will replace this with some clear acetate. IMGA0276 by neil Connor, on Flickr
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    OOB Airfix 262 +++Finished+++

    I have filed a fair bit off and got a better fit but still needs filler
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    OOB Airfix 262 +++Finished+++

    Wish I'd seen this before I'd glued the engines on mine
  6. neil5208

    Thunderbolt, Spitfire and Swallow

    Thank for all the info, will check them out
  7. Its unusual for ever pylon to be loaded, tended to be loaded from center line out, with ecm and sidewinder on outer pylons so have the next outer most pylons empty would still be accurate
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    A-10 Thunderbolt II

    Has the canopy been glued down? If not you may be able to get so liquid gravity into the nose through tbe cokpit.
  9. Morning all So I have ended up with 3 kits on the go at once, not planned this way just happened. I started with the Airfix ME262 for which I also have the Eduard etch set, started out promisingly but the more I have done the less enjoyable this one has become for several reasons, firstly the kit fit has not been up to the recent new tool standards, wings halves not mating correctly, wing to body and engine to wing fit... well I'm still working on that. As you can see from the pictures this one has taken more filler so far than the last 3 kits put together! IMGA0209 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0211 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0210 by neil Connor, on Flickr Because the Airfix kit was starting to get under my skin I started the Eduard Spitfire mk9, this is a Profipack so no after market needed but I picked up some Techmod decals for Israeli and Egyptian aircraft, this is a fantastic kit, extremely detailed and overly complicated. IMGA0207 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0212 by neil Connor, on Flickr This one although going together nicely, does not lend itself for a quick build so I started a third kit. This being Revell P47 Thunderbolt 2013 rebox from 1990's moulds from what I can work out, So far I have spent maybe 60 minutes on this one so far and have been surprised how good the fit and detail is for such an old kit. Better than the new tool ME262? we'll see as I get further into it. IMGA0208 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0213 by neil Connor, on Flickr The only disappointment so far is the box art shows the aircraft with bombs and centre line fuel tank but the kit has 10 rocket and P38 fuel tanks on the wings, I may have to find replacements.
  10. Very nice, the black and white photo are good shows the panel variation more than the colour pictures
  11. Followed the wip, impressive work, research and result!