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  1. It's been a while since I posted a new project due mainly to the fact that I've been working away from home during the week so not much opportunity for model building. I've been wanting to get my teeth into something challenging so decided to have a shot at the Wingnut Wings Ship's Camel. I've quite a few WNW kits in the stash at this stage but this will be my first attempt at building one. 2018-01-03-21.37 by Martin Fay, on Flickr My first task was to experiment with wood effect finishes. I took some old, out of date business cards and gave them a blast of primer followed by a base colour. I did one each of Tamiya XF-55: Deck Tan Tamiya XF-59: Desert Yellow Mr Hobby H4: Yellow Mr Hobby H37: Wood Brown Mr Hobby H329: US Navy Yellow I then applied Raw Umber, Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna to each giving me 15 sample colour swatches to choose from for the desired wood effect. 2018-01-03-21.24 by Martin Fay, on Flickr I know, I know; I'm worse than the missus choosing finishes for a new kitchen!
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    It's been a while but I finally managed to set aside some time for the Camel. Trial fitting the lower wings required lots of careful paint removal and fettling to get all the parts cleaned and aligned just right. I elected to glue them prior to painting to avoid any future issues with fit. I may regret the decision when it comes to masking the wood and alu finishes but think it's preferable to risking damaging the finish during assembly. 2018-12-30 16.37.51 by Martin Fay, on Flickr Primer tomorrow? Time will tell!
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    Is this so that the cowl can be separated and removed to display the full engine?
  4. What a beauty! I think I'll tag along for this one.
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    And Wingnuts' Christmas announcement is....

    Edited: Just spotted the pre-order notice in the vendor area. Missed the R.E.8 the first time around.
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    The Big Red Lo

    I admire both your attention to detail and your dexterity. Those calipers look better than the 1:1 versions!
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    WNW to announce 3 new kits

    I had assumed it was a joke. I'll remain skeptical until it appears on the WNW official website.
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    ThinkTank! A toe in the muddy water.

    Alright - I'm in for a sample of heavily weathered caricature.
  9. Nicely done John, this bird is looking superb.
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    Fairey Swordfish Mk 1 -Trumpeter 1/32

    Judging purely from the results it was well worth the effort. Somehow I don't think 0.1mm PE would have looked as good in that application.
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    The Big Red Lo

    Don't be silly. A Gotha engine would look ridiculous in this chassis!
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    1/8 Nagano Kawasaki 750 H2

    That's a lovely piece of work, I can almost smell the Castrol-R. I had it's little brother way back when; a KH-250. Great engine, awkward triple points ignition and a frame made of noodles with a hinge in the middle. Sounded lovely though.
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    Albatros almost finished

    Well I wasn't expecting that when I started reading. Great fun, well done.
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    Right, this should give me enough space to add the wings. 2018-08-12 16.27.53 by Martin Fay, on Flickr One last shot before the engine plate and cockpit decking go on. I love being able to zoom in on these to see the detail. 2018-08-12 16.31.57 by Martin Fay, on Flickr
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    Hawker Hurricane. Irish Air Corps.

    That's a novel build, well done indeed!
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    Thanks. Buttoning up the fuselage feels like a major milestone. Cheers Calum. The interior of these kits is a real pleasure to work on. Feels tricky to put together at first but once you figure it out it feels like it practically snaps together.
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    This is where I left it for tonight. I need to sort out a more appropriately sized stand to keep this safe in storage, otherwise that tailskid isn't going to last long. 2018-08-11-17.02.17 by Martin Fay, on Flickr
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    Fairey Swordfish Mk 1 -Trumpeter 1/32

    That's coming together very nicely.
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    Dry fit, dry fit and dry fit again; then glue! I feel like I spent most of the morning removing paint that I so carefully previously applied. There are two mistakes that I've spotted under magnification in the photo. 2018-08-11-14.54 by Martin Fay, on Flickr
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    2018/1 WNW Ships Camel

    A pic of the repaired IP. After taking this I've added the Micro KristalKlear 'glass' so that's that sorted. 2018-08-11 09.48.05 by Martin Fay, on Flickr Time to push on with the interior.
  21. Lovely build, well done!
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    What WW1 airplane kits/bits followed you home today?

    A rather large box arrived today courtesy of @Duncan B It may take me some time to work up the courage for this one. Felixstowe F.2A by Martin Fay, on Flickr
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    1/32 TAMIYA F-4

    Well if that's a hint of what's to come I'm looking forward to future installments. I'll just find a shady corner to lurk in.
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    1:48 Bristol Fighter - Revell