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  1. I just bought a Sparmax compressor from Air-Craft.net. Being new to the hobby (after a 40 year break), I didn't know the company and didn't want to spend over £200 online without some reliable reviews, so I looked here first. I am delighted with the speed of delivery and communications (not to mention the price). I'll definitely be adding you to my 'favourites' list.
  2. That cockpit detail looks amazing! The fire extinguishers are made of copper (obviously not toothpicks ) - When I was at Marham we got hold of the life expired ones and cut the tops and bottoms off, soldered them back together again (neck to base) to make goblets and polished and planished them.
  3. Time to make a start on the annexes. I forgot to take any photo’s until after the whole structure had been glued up and I was part way through adding the window frames to the inside wall. I’ll try to be a bit more diligent with the camera next time around. I didn’t like the effect - the windows are too deep in the wall, so they got cut out and I made individual frames to be set midway in the wall. The yellow plastic spacers were made to help set the frames squarely in the wall cavity, they worked reasonably well but weren’t easy to
  4. Thanks for the kind comments folks. Sharing - that's why we all post here isn't it. It took me quite some time to pull them all together and hopefully putting the whole lot here will save someone else having to search again, or help them find some related documents (Type J anyone?). I'll be using 0.15mm PVC sheet, sandwiched betaween the window frames already shown in the build so far, and the ones shown below (sitting on the PVC sheet). I haven't decided (tested) yet, how much scuffing or other treatment it needs to give the dirty, windblown effect.
  5. Next up are the cross braces that fit into the end bays either side of the main doors. These need a gap behind them when added to the structure, so they were made of the same 1.5mm greyboard and with 1.5mm packing strips. Mustn’t forget which way round they go when adding them to the wall! These are very delicate, so I have sprayed them with shellac to stiffen the thin webs - that should also help with sealing the card for painting. I used shellac because it penetrates the card without swelling the fibres.
  6. While the ‘big bits’ were drying, I glued the two layers of Pillars, longitudinal struts etc together using Roket Card Glue. This took longer than I expected and was a bit fiddly - the glue set almost instantly when the two parts were pressed together, so I worked from one end to the other, one pillar at a time, lining everything up as I went along. When the PVA had set on the big bits, the greyboard pillar/strut assembly was glued to the white card using Roket glue again. The MDF extends 3mm below the lev
  7. When the drawings were ready to convert to laser cutter files, I tested the power settings using a 10mm square brick pattern to see how deep and wide the ‘mortar’ was. Happy with the setting, I started cutting all the parts that I had drawn so far - I later decided that the cuts were too deep, as you will see when I post the photos of the first annex build. These are the main parts that make up the hangar walls. I wanted the cross-sectional dimensions to be accurate as well as the general layout, so I bought various materials of different thickness. Each layer is glued
  8. There are quite a few drawings available online, but they don't cover everything, so there's quite a bit of calculating and educated guesswork involved. Technical Bulletin 02/02 World War II Hangars - Guide to Hangar Identification. Download here https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090806140000/http://www.defence-estates.mod.uk/publications/technical_bulletins/2002/tb02_02_drawings/tb_02-02.pdf or here https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121109120104/http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/D389ED08-80D6-4D86-8342-D80C7E474DB2/0/TB02_02.pdf Health an
  9. Sorry I've not been around for a while - loads of reasonable excuses, but mainly that I haven't progressed too far with assembling. All work stopped to go into production of facemasks for the NHS when we went into lockdown 1 last year and I never really got back to it. I have spent quite a bit of time redrawing parts - mainly the door gantries, which I think I have got close enough now and redoing the main doors (couldn't find the crew room door for the annex though, might need the NAAFI wagon ;-)). I'll add a few photos in the next few days.
  10. I'm working on a 1934 C type hangar. I couldn't find any on the web so decidied to build one from scratch. It was going to be a 10-bay shed but at 1/72 that's too big (to store/display and for the laser ctter), so now it'll be an 8-bay - I doubt any were built that small but it'll do nicely for any photo's that I want to take with aircraft in and/or outside. This is a brick built one (brickwork laser cut into the material) but I already think a concrete one would have been easier. No idea how long it's likely to take. I have drawn most of it out on 2D CAD and laser cut the parts fr
  11. Hi, I've been reading through a lot of the WIP posts on here and am in awe of the quality of the workmanship. It's been something like 40 years since I last built a model aircaraft; now I have two Javelin T3s, a Javelin FAW9, two Victor K2s (Airfix & Revell), a Jaguar T4, and a Shackleton AEW all waiting to be started, but first I have a hangar to build. I discovered the site while googling for information about 'C' type hangars and found a couple of threads on here of 1/48 scale blister type hangars, from there I started looking at builds of all the aircraft types that I have in boxes on
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