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Hobby Paul

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  1. And just last week i pre ordered the MkIV... what do i do?
  2. Exceptional build... looks fantastic, well done.
  3. In need of a cheap compressor that works... if any exist. Why cheap? Well it's not going to get that much use... so don't want to be spending a fortune on one for it to sit in a box for weeks at a time. What's my price? No idea... obviously not a £10 item but also not £80... somewhere in the middle would be nice if possible.
  4. Hello all... it's been a while, family life... you know how it is. I've since glued the body together... which was straight forward. As for the paint job... that's been terrible. I was going for the camoflauge scheme but after the first paint went on i didn't like it... the two colours were just too different so i cleaned it up and repainted using 1 different colour of green to what's listed... but i still wasn't happy so once again stripped it back down. I then thought that i've done a fair few camoflauge schemes in my time so thought i would now go with the plain paint scheme. I thought it would be simple enough but after mixing the required paints and painting... once again i wasn't happy with the colour... i then tried two other times but i'm just not happy with the colour. So that's what i've done since my last visit and it's sat in the box for a while while i try and figure how to paint it... plus i need some accessories. As usual... pics to follow tomorrow of the condition of it.
  5. Just a few little bits done today. First thing to be done was to paint the interior of the fuselage... while doing that i decided to paint inside the wheel bays. And this is where i had two problems which hopefully i can overcome... 1- when spraying, even though i masked up, i still managed to get over spray everywhere... so need to be more careful or practice a lot more. 2- i'm a messy person... as you can see from the paint smudge marks.... need to wear gloves when handling paints or be more careful. After that i then started on the finer details of the cockpit.... and i had yet more problems... trying to paint things so small my hands shake like i'm a nervous wreck so i painted them, smudged a little then repainted and repeated this a few times. Also i need a much finer brush than what i have and thinning down just a touch probably would of helped. Please excuse the photo... i don't have a macro lens for closer shots. Tomorrows work will be to start assembly of the fuselage to wings.
  6. Those few details really do make a big difference. I haven't had a look at the canopy just yet but if it can be fitted after assembly then i'll look at copying the detail in the photo. Thanks
  7. This might sound cheesy..... but you're grate.
  8. I wasn't planning too... not with this model at least. My aim is to build a really good Lancaster bomber but i haven't done models for some time so this and a few others i shall be building beforehand are for practice in building, fixing issues, painting and wethering. The cockpit is really lacking so as i put it together... depending on how much you see i may change my mind.
  9. I asked my boss.... "Where do you want me to put this 6 metre roll of bubble wrap?". He replied... "Just pop it in the corner". 4 hours it took me.
  10. Yes i will be... they are painted and drying as i write this. Hopefully more work and more pics tomorrow evening.
  11. Some bloke hit me over the head with a power tool..... I was minding my own business... then................ Bosch
  12. Today was a day for glueing up and painting a few small parts. Fitment of the left wing to fuselage was fine... but the middle section of wing to fuselage had an issue with the size of the tab, once trimmed the fitting is a little loose but it all lines up fine. Middle section of wing to left side of cockpit doesn't line up... again a little trimming of the tab is all that's needed. Same story with the right side of cockpit to right wing And this is all that you get for the cockpit.
  13. I'm Pretty certain the FW-189 will now be my next build now... thanks. I suppose i could of used a fret saw... i do have one with a fine blade... if i had only thought.
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