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Everything posted by Howlindawg

  1. 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!
  2. Is this so that the cowl can be separated and removed to display the full engine?
  3. Edited: Just spotted the pre-order notice in the vendor area. Missed the R.E.8 the first time around.
  4. I admire both your attention to detail and your dexterity. Those calipers look better than the 1:1 versions!
  5. I had assumed it was a joke. I'll remain skeptical until it appears on the WNW official website.
  6. 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.
  7. Don't be silly. A Gotha engine would look ridiculous in this chassis!
  8. 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.
  9. Well I wasn't expecting that when I started reading. Great fun, well done.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Hi Chris, Yes, I did. I had to carefully pear off the failed 'glass' effect with a scalpel, repaint the backing and replace the gauges with spare decals from this and another Camel from the stash. I made a bit more progress on the interior but have been working away from home this year which means no further progress. Hopefully not too much longer until I'm home based again. Quite simply they are stunning kits, everything just seems to fit perfectly. I was wary of starting this one; wondering if my skills could justify a kit of this price and quality (this is only my 6th kit since getting back into plastic models) but the camel at least goes together beautifully. The complexity is self inflicted as a kit of this quality makes me want to do a better job. Congrats on the Airbrush - you'll wonder how you ever managed without one. :)
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