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  1. It really is amazing. This is something that will last and be admired for centuries.
  2. Today I made the corrugated radiator panels on the rear fuselage using thin strips of tape. My eyes...
  3. I saw that recently while looking for photos of the S.5. I really hope the project is successful. Mind you, I wouldn’t want to be the one to fly it. It looks terrifying.
  4. Wow, you absolutely must be happy with that. Well done!
  5. Yikes. That is very high praise indeed. I better not mess it up! Ah I forgot to take pictures of that. The cockpit is very narrow. So much so that the pilot had to turn sideways just to get his shoulders out. I ended up drilling a hole right through the fuselage and out the bottom, then opened it up with files and a scalpel. The underside of the fuselage got plugged back up once I was done. I’ve made a seat back and headrest that I can put in later on. However things like an instrument panel or control stick would be impossible to see so I’ll leave them out.
  6. Thank you very much for the kind words. It is a big encouragement! It's amazing to think that this aircraft dates back to 1927, a time when Gloster Gamecocks and Blackburn Blackburns were the order of the day. There isn't much to see by way of cockpit detail, but the S.5 airframe itself has an awful lot going on in a small space. I'll have to start packing it in at some point. I started with the exhaust ports, which are flush with the cowling. An improvised chisel was made by grinding down a scalpel blade and a trench was scraped into each cowl face. Tiny bits of styren
  7. Thanks for the primer tip! The drawings have been published many times, but they can easily be found in the March 1963 issue of Aeromodeller which is now in the public domain. https://rcbookcase.com/details.php?publication_id=2335
  8. Here is my new project. This will (hopefully!) be a depiction of N220, the winner of the 1927 Schneider Trophy race. I started this one about a month ago and it has been progressing fairly well. Now that some of the more difficult parts ae out of the way I thought it might be safe to show. It's a small aircraft - only about 47mm from nose to tail in this scale, but the shape is quite complex. So there were more than a few nights spent trying to get the outline and cross sections looking right. I started off with the fuselage outline. Mar
  9. Hehe thanks. It’s certainly a cutie. I forgot to mention earlier for anyone adding white to their silver; be careful not to add too much. The silver actually appears darker with the more white that you add. It’s a good idea to mix some and paint a test piece first before committing to the finished model.
  10. Hi Mike, it’s worse than that I’m afraid. It’s made from scratch in 1/144 scale.
  11. For lacquers Mr Metal Color 218 Aluminium mixed with just a few drops of gloss white gives a nice representation of doped silver fabric. The pigments are very fine and don't appear too grainy. Even in the smaller scales.
  12. I was thinking about that. I imagine a carrier captain would be reluctant to allow his hangar decks to be filled with explosive spray paint fumes in a war zone and would opt for brushes instead. Likewise a station commander probably would not look too kindly on aircraft in his care being painted by hand with the biggest and ugliest brushes.
  13. Well your mojo is certainly back
  14. That looks amazing. It really is incredible progress and a beautiful result. Are you able to say that product you used for the decal tapes? I often find I have need of thicker decal stock for doing raised panels and such for scratchbuilding and that might be just the thing.
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