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Harvs73

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  1. Your statement brings up a few entirely different points: 1 - I have already stated that I believe the problems, including the rough bit near the tail boom, are able to be easily rectified and shouldn't stop anyone from buying or building the kit. 2 - Consistency. We have reports of this kit ranging from 'perfect' to being as per the images above with flash on the sprues and rough bits on the parts. This inconsistency is concern to me as a customer, why are there two extremes of production from the same manufacturer and the same kit? 3 - A manufacturer should never get a 'free pass' just because they produce a kit that is not produced by another manufacturer. Classic Airframes were consistently allowed to produce inaccurate and poorly fitting kits(with glowing reviews as well) because they were the only ones making them at the time, it didn't change the fact that they were poorly fitting and inaccurate. If there is no critique then there is no drive to improve. This kit is completely buildable with the points I brought out only meaning a little extra work to clean them up, not structural or anything like that. The sad part is, that instead of accepting the comments for what they were, there have been comments that, amongst other things, I did not even know what kit I was talking about; a Glencoe kit? Really? A 1/48 Sycamore has been produced - great! It is inconsistent in casting - not great. Is it accurate or not a pain to build - we have yet to find out.
  2. As I mentioned in my previous post, the problems are annoying but I don't believe they will stop the building of the kit. I think a little sanding and an undercoat will get rid of the problem near the tail boom. Further information on the building of the kit would be appreciated as it looks straight forward but everything helps.
  3. I do know what kit I have, what a ridiculous statement. A point to note, the flash present is not a war stopper, it is just annoying but easily remedied with a little bit of work as I have done with the other Limited run kits I have made eg Special Hobby, Classic Airframes etc.
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  5. I will take photos this afternoon and post them here. The flash should be easy to show but the rough surface will be hard to capture but I will try. There is a section on the left fuselage half around the engine bay (?) under the tail boom that that I might hit with some Mr Surfacer to see if it is not as rough as it looks in plain plastic.
  6. I have the kit in my hands and there is a great deal of clean up to be done on it prior to construction commencing as there is flash all over the sprues. The plastic on the fuselage is also rough looking and may need very gentle sanding so as not to damage the fine rivet and panel line details. I will be doing a review in the next few days on Aussie Modeller on the kit.
  7. The wings and tail are now on. The tail needed a bit of trimming to get the same angle on both sides but that was an easy fix. The front canopy did not fit well but that could be because the fuselage is a fraction wide and needs trimming prior to putting together (lesson learnt for the next one). Some serious filling was done as well as filing to get it the right shape. The wings are fractionally wide at the join so I need to do some industrial filing to get them the right size then do some rescribing. This could be easily solved if I had trimmed the trailing edge a fraction more than I had. I did test fit them but they looked ok at the time, obviously they were not
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    ICM 1/48 Do 17Z-7

    A bot more work and all the decals have been put ont he model. It just needs some small details added and the weathering process to start.
  9. I have done some more work on the cockpit and added the rear canopy finally. The section behind the canopy that is either a fixed section or the turret is painful to fit and get to look correct. The front section of the canopy is just there for fit at the moment. I also forgot to ensure that all the poorly cast framework was painted correctly prior to adding the rear canopy.
  10. I am starting to work on the interior now of the 1/48 Anson using the Classic Airframes boxing of it. I really dislike the amount of resin used in these kits as they use it for many parts that don't need it eg the framing is poorly cast and chunks of it are going to be replaced with plastic rod. The interior green needs some more work and I have yet to paint some of the detail areas. At this stage I am tossing up between A4-6 of 22 SQN circa 1939 or No 1 Comms Flight circa 1941. Both are in overall aluminum and have their gun turrets. I have put in a bit more of the interior and plan to put in some wiring behind some of the dials, radios etc. The instrument panel was a pain to position as there are no location points visible and I can't find an image of the real Mk 1 to show me the positioning. Where it is here fits and the canopy goes over it when I do test fitting so it is a good a spot as any. I still have more additions for interior where I will be replacing poorly cast resin with plastic and building up a few extra bits and pieces. I am not going to get that excited as I don't think that much will be seen once it is done and closed up. The wings are not too bad when going together. The wheel well is a bit dodgy as there are no location markings to help you locate the internal bits. While the wing goes together well the engine nacelle needs some help as the profile of the front bit is different from the wing part. A bit of filler and some work with a file and wet and dry managed to get it looking ok. This isn't hard but it does take time.
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    ICM 1/48 Do 17Z-7

    Here it is with the first coat on of 1 part dark gray to four parts satin black. The edge has been taken off the black and it is not so stark now. I plan on putting on another coat of the mix to get all the parts I missed then put on the decals. Once decalled I will start the weathering process of black panel line wash and a variety of dark grays to highlight panels. The annoying part is that the paint has highlighted some areas that need a touch up on the joints prior to the respray.
  12. I can easily fix that if you want.
  13. I am still slowly working on the F-105G and am now down to the small details. I have painted the exhaust Testors Metalizer 'Burnt metal' and have buffed it up. The image below has the untouched parts on the right with the most polished/buffed part on the left.
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    ICM 1/48 Do 17Z-7

    While the filler on the wing dries I have done a bit of work on the undercarriage and wheel bay.
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    ICM 1/48 Do 17Z-7

    It is starting to look like a 'Flying Pencil' now. The tail needed a little cleaning up and a small amount of putty on the joints. The wing joint turned out better than I thought it would. I am going to work a little more on the front joint in the morning once it is all dry. I had to but a spacer inside the wing to ensure that the underside joints fit the fuselage correctly as they were slightly out and I didn't want to have to hang on to it for an extended period while the glue dried. I really like the way they have done the wheel bay, it just clips in nicely together with minimal chance of getting it wrong. The wheel bay is now weathered by having a brown wash followed by a lightened dry brush of RLM02.
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