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HoolioPaulio

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  • Birthday 01/14/1979

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    Gundam, Cars and Trucks, Sci-Fi vehicles, Aircraft

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  1. Well I've emailed Airfix service to see how much a replacement canopy will cost. In the meantime I can still use this one to protect the cockpit detail so I can prime it up and see if there are any places that need smoothing or rescribing prior to paint. I've masked the canopy up just in case I have to use it. Luckily its a tight enough fit to not need glue but can still be popped out carefully if I do get a replacement.
  2. We have a rolling chassis. I decided against doing anything with the valve covers as I forgot they were already fitted so didn't want to risk making things worse. Its getting a custom paint job so they are custom too
  3. Absolutely gutted, I've split the canopy while trying to secure it to apply the masks for painting Its still in one piece, so its going to have to do for now.
  4. Wings are on, and I'll sand the sprue nubs off and do any filling before I put the rudder and stabilisers on
  5. Thanks, and thanks to the engine image on your build thread (which I'm linking for my reference if you don't mind, as I couldn't find any suitable engine pics) I see from the terribly ambiguous Revell instructions I've painted the wrong parts of my rocker covers black. Which is a relief, as I gave up trying to neatly paint the raised lines, and just badly painted the raised lettering. Will need to strip it and correct it.
  6. Slow progress due to the heat recently, its still just over 30°C in my little hobby cave at midnight. But I have slowly prepped and primed the chassis and wheel parts, hopefully get them painted tomorrow.
  7. Not much been happening on the modelling front due to the heat. As I said in my EC135 build, in my little hobby cave even with the window and door open and a fan behind me, my desk thermometer was still showing 30.6°C at midnight for the last few nights (there are also 3 PC's in here running all the time which doesn't help). But I have got around to fixing the paint mixup on the wings, and attached the lower wing piece to the fuselage. But the top parts appear to need some sanding back at the wing root before they will fit in place correctly...
  8. Thanks Stix, although very little modelling has been done recently due to the heat. Unfortunately in my little hobby cave even with the window and door open and a fan behind me, my desk thermometer was still showing 30.6°C at midnight for the last few nights (there are also 3 PC's in here running all the time which doesn't help). The heat, and the thought of trying to do something with glazing issue was just a no go. I've got an idea what to do, but it involves filler and careful sanding so I'm going to focus on the Spitfire until the weekend when its meant to be cooler...
  9. Thanks Stix. Well after much sanding of the box structure over the stretcher area I was able to close the body up Just need to have a think about the windscreen...
  10. Got a lot of the engine assembled last night, just need to detail the rocker covers
  11. So I got all the parts primed early evening, and that was supposed to be it for the night, so I went on the PS5 for a bit But here I am at 2am with all the parts painted and ready for top coating, then trying to detail the rocker covers.
  12. I did exactly the same last night with mine. Luckily I spotted it before the glue had fully cured. Was the gearbox output end misaligned by any chance?
  13. Gutted you had issues, but thanks for the heads up.
  14. So I painted the inside of the wings as per the instructions But looking as the scheme on the box its had me paint the wrong inner white, and not enough to cover the whole wheel. Can anyone confirm, should it be the other wing inner white, and further out to cover the wheel well?
  15. Small start, but that's all the chrome stripped in bleach and washed.
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