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Valenstitch

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  1. Right, here is an image of my dilema, big Airfix bomb and Tiffy wing fairing and fins on the right, on the left is the small fairing for the Revel drop tank Here are the mounting points for the drop tank pilons, this all matches reasonably well with the images I have been able to find on the interweb. However, there are also numerous images of some "Heath Robinson" clamjamfreys under Corsair wings in different locations slightly outboard of these points. Any help would be useful! Ta for lookin` no G! Granto
  2. I`m got my second Revel FAA Corsair On the bench, having been through all the corsair related stuff on here and given myself square eyes searching for relevant images I cant find any real detail regarding the ejector fittings for FAA BPF Corsairs, I have a couple of nice British Bombs, since I read that the FAA used British rather than US Ordnance, from an Airfix Tiffy which look suitable, however the "gubbins" from under the Tiffy wings for hanging them is much longer front to rear than the relevant fittings under the Corsair wings. Now I know that Revel have supplied the wrong drop tanks, si
  3. I spray a coat of clear gloss over the "primer", the clear coat is harder than regular paint and resistant to the moisture for longer so it acts as a barrier protecting the "primer" whilst allowing the topcoat to be worn away, I also use a child's toothbrush rather than anything more aggressive, works well, but the technique needs some practice! Granto
  4. All those little goodies are paying off, nice work, the detail is really popping out with that weathering! Granto
  5. TSR 2 in USAF livery? Now you`re talking! Granto
  6. I have successfully used Mr Surfacer dissolved putty applied by stippling with an old brush cut down to about 5mm, stays workable for several minutes so it`s easy to mess about with, got to be worth a try! Granto
  7. I don't know whats more impressive, the hoofin` great box at the top or all the other little bags and boxes of goodies! All laid out in accordance with modeling law and forum etiquette! Excellent, i shall enjoy this! Granto
  8. Mega! Really nice work, it might even inspire me to do a "waterline" model of a block ship, just a couple of masts and a funnel poking out of the oggin! Granto
  9. I like that! a quiet chuckle before work! Granto
  10. Here are a couple of fots of my 16 Squadron FR IX. I have only seen images of "X" and "V" consequently the choice of aircraft was limited! The kit is AZ model from the joy pack IX/XVI , three kits in one box, no decals, I had bought a set of vallejo paints earlier in the year and the PRU pink looked interesting, desperate to use it, I did a bit of research and thought a MK IX kit would be a good starting point, so one saturday on a diversion to the LMS I found the joy pack languishing on the shelf for less than the price of a weekend edition Eduard IX, I have an AZ model P 51 B/C in the stash
  11. Here is my latest "Bench Blocker"! There are a LOT of things I`m not happy about with this example of my ill spent leisure time! However, I have learned from this experience, and my enthusiasm and Mojo are still intact! I think the basic kit is above average for under £8, but not say £10+. There is some nice scale detail but there is an amount that needs improvement, there are some baffling omissions from a "New" version of an existing kit, for example, FAA specific fuselage vents, correct prop, correct drop tank and I would have liked more than one choice of subject on the decal sheet, with a
  12. Well I finally got this bench blocker out of the way, I`ll try and take a couple of decent fots for RFI, but she`s done. I`m not happy with the finish, she should be gloss, but I had some issues with spraying a decent gloss finish, I put that down to my inexperience with acrylic paint, so I flatted her off and forgot about it! I cracked the canopy and my repair isn't as invisible as I hoped. My stretched sprue antenna wire, while it looked extremely thin on the bench looks like a scaffolding pole on the aeroplane, she`s too weathered, BPF Corsairs in GSB finish all appear
  13. Nice finish Spookytooth, looking forward to the Jug! Granto
  14. Ahhhhh.........all my kit lives in my shed, and although it is very well insulated it got very cold last winter, very cold......I don't know if it got cold enough to freeze but that could have contributed to some of my related issues, the plot, like the primer, thickens! Granto
  15. I don`t know if you are doing anything wrong, having said that I have been using stynylrez for the last couple of years, initially on 1/35 scale armour kits, I don't recall any issues then, but following a loss of armour mojo I started back on 1/72 aircraft and that`s where my problems started, continual clogging of the gun, flecks in the paint, poor coverage, I use a sparmax gp50 for priming with a .5mm needle. I tried adding a few drops of water but although it thinned it slightly the results were not terribly impressive, I varied the pressure, put the gun components through the ultrasonic
  16. having a few issues with gloss varnish now................I've gone off the "Mr Colour" and swapped to "Ammo of Mig", but I`m still getting inconsistent results, I`ve tried polishing and wiping down in preparation for the gloss coat, varying pressure, thinning, finishing with a mist of neat thinner and the only place the gloss has gone gloss is on the wings below the cockpit............stumped! None the less, I fitted the wheels............ I`ll get her finished this week and dabble with something else! Ta for lookin` no "G" Granto
  17. Got some shed time this morning and was able to get the decals on without any trouble, although centering the underwing and fuselage red centres to the roundel was a bit of a pain, the microsol just seemed to aid the decals ability to skate off all over the shop, but it`s all ok now! Gloss coat tomorrow morning and a dirty wash on wednesday I think! Ta for lookin` no "G" Granto
  18. Gloss coat done today, decals tomorrow....................... It looks better in the flesh.............. I would have done more today but the grand prix was on.................................. And I thought I would have a quick look at this box of bits...................and before I knew what was going on......................... I`d built all this! Ta for lookin` no "G" Granto
  19. Hairspray chipping..........................................For a first attempt at the exterior of an aeroplane I`ll take that.................more like a war weary MK II though! I`ll leave it to dry overnight and then seal it.................bit of a steep learning curve though, goes from nowt to bare metal in a second, but I think with some wash and so forth she`ll look ok! Either that or she can get pushed overboard into Moreton bay! Ta for lookin` no "G" Granto
  20. Had a slight change of tack on this Girl, generally progress has been trouble free but I know I can do better, but the gun sight is wrong I have found out, and there`s some detail I missed in the cockpit and after the incident with the canopy earlier in the week I decided to order a pair of these on line along with with vacform canopies, so not wanting to waste this one I have decided to use the kit decals and save my aftermarket set for the pair on the way which I intend to make up as a mk II and a mk IV, so in keeping with that I modified the prop to an earlier pattern so it is in keeping wi
  21. This kit has a VERY fragile canopy! I was experimenting with the fit and heard a snap.............................Its not gone all the way across, so I quickly and very gently cemented it in place............ I ran a tiny amount of extra thin into the crack and later on shot some black on it, I`ll have a peek tomorrow under the mask on the top of the canopy, If I can save it I will, I`ve also dabbed some Mr Surfacer dissolved putty into the crack, if it`s beyond salvage I`ll have to go for a vac form canopy, In which case I`ll leave it open.................And today was going so well!!!
  22. Some weekend progress! The kit comes with a choice of cooling gills, open and closed..........I really like the open ones, but when I looked through images of Corsairs on the internet very few had their gills open and of those even fewer were fully open like this...........so I decided in the end to go with the closed ones Cooling gills pre choice....................I also fitted the main undercarriage legs, they are very sturdy, so I`m not concerned about knocking them off............... Engine fitted into the cowling Cowling and gill ring fitted to the fus
  23. Missing the old "Armour Mojo" John, just couldn't face it, but the SOD is waiting for it to return, I`ll get back to it eventually, but right now I`m having fun with the Aeroplanes, I can do a build in a week or three where the Conky has taken nearly two years so far! Oh, and it`s cheaper too! Granto
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