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SaminCam

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SaminCam last won the day on April 20 2019

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  1. Awesome, I've got a B-24 lined up for my next WIP so it'll be great to see another one coming together!
  2. I'm calling the first wheel bay done, now on to the second once I've replenished supplies of thin copper wire... Managed to make a pilgrimage to Duxford at the weekend as well. Key here was the 5k 80th Anniversary BoB "dash" they were hosting in the morning which got my better half interested - after a successful run around the air field we had a very enjoyable couple of hours in the museum, so much so that I've had a request to build a Vulcan or Blackbird next!
  3. Evening all! The last bit of detailing before getting some paint down is on the rear wheel bays. Not bad ootb: But definitely more interesting with some stretched sprue, plasticard and thin wire add: Bit more to do on this side then same treatment to the other wheel bay plus tidy up and add a few wires on the undercarriage itself to finish. Cheers, Sam
  4. Great work making a single colour, simple paint scheme really interesting with the shading, weathering and chipping, love it!
  5. I built one of these late 70s airfix lancs last year and it's actually a lovely kit - didn't need much filler and "looks" right to me. Fuselage on mine is indeed slightly twisted but only if you look hard. I also tried to use the original decals but they silvered quite badly and if i was doing it again I'd chuck them and start with a modern set. Looking forward to seeing yours come together, good luck!
  6. Simply wow! The weathering is so effective and the overall finish is inspirational, keep 'em coming!
  7. Evening! All the main bits together now and edging towards being able to get some paint on! Plenty of filler used already and fully expecting there to be a more once the first coat of primer is down and flaws get highlighted. The biggest battle has been the join between fuselage and nose section - there was a big gap which filled ok but have struggled to redefine a nice panel line there. After a few failed experiments i ended up "melting" a bit of stretched sprue into the gap with plastic cement then sanding flat once dry. This was then a bit happier to be rescribed than the usual filler. It's not too bad but would have been better if I'd done it this way first time, something learned anyway! Thanks for dropping by! Sam
  8. Evening all, after much deliberation I've picked a scheme and purchased a decal set so i can model NE-106 of VF2 Bounty Hunters: A bit of online research seems to show a plausible load out for this aircraft including laser guided bombs, sparrow, sidewinders, and a phoenix - perfect so that i can make use of the extras sent by Tony (thanks again @Tony Oliver!)
  9. Morning all! As I mentioned earlier the Revell cockpit was pretty horrible with thick, slightly misty plastic which didn't fit particularly well anyway. I got the Rob Taurus replacement which looks much better: Now this part is meant for the Hasegawa model so I knew there would be a bit of playing around to get it to fit. First off I slowly snipped away the excess plastic, checking regularly to see how it fit and actually, it's not that bad: the worst gaps are at the back and these could have been reduced if I had a second go and used a finer, sharper pair of scissors (add that to the toolbox list...). At this point I'd already masked and painted the inside of the cockpit so I went for it and glued the new canopy in place with a small amount of tamiya extra thin. I masked up the panel lines as best I could then slathered on some filler. After letting this go off for 24 hours I began to sand - the photo below shows the process about half way through where I've done the big gap at the back but had to add a few more blobs of filler where it wasn't quite smooth. This is where I've got to now: It looks ok! I re-did the masking as the edges inevitably got a bit damaged in the sanding process and I'm now ready to attach the whole nose section to the fuselage. I'll see if any more work is required once I've got a coat of Mr Surfacer down but I think it's nearly there (fingers crossed!). Cheers, Sam
  10. Ah, and just spotted this one which i think is even better than the Emil! The chipping and oil weathering here are incredibly effective. What's next?
  11. Hi John, great to see you're back! This is fab - great scheme, love the mottles and the weathering is spot on. Cheers, Sam
  12. Evening all, nearly got the nose and cockpit section finished and was about to fit the canopy when i spotted the black and yellow handles (ejector seat?) which appear to the right of both consoles. I scratch built them from wire and plasticard - should do the job! I was happy with the painted one (black stripes still needed) but wasn't very repeatable so i made two more which will look the same - these ones also have extra long stems to make painting a bit easier. The cutting mat grid is 10mm and I've left the knife in to give an idea of scale, these are fiddly! Hopefully in the next post I'll have the canopy on and finally get the nose and fuselage all together. Thanks for dropping by!
  13. Gorgeous build!
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