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Iain Ogilvie

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About Iain Ogilvie

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    Stick forward - cows get bigger...
  • Birthday 05/22/1966

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    Flying, photography, Lotus Cars, 80s motorcycles

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  1. Crikey - have just seen this! 1:32 you say? Yes please! Iain
  2. Hi Mike, I've just read this - and opened the kit I bought in 2014 - and, guess what, I'm missing that sprue!! Don't suppose you still have the 'spare' do you? Happy to exchange for beer/plastic vouchers... Iain
  3. I'm mirroring the build thread from Large Scale Planes here on Britmodeller too: Iain
  4. Hi Matt, Long time, no speak! The 'kit' includes pre-cut 'windows' in a thin, clear, material (along with frames in white plastic). I could have used those as patterns - but easier to mark and cut new ones to fit as the openings have been sanded to remove print texture and this way, I know they fit perfectly. I've gone for thicker material so they end up as optically 'flat' as I can get them - and blended in with surrounding fuselage. It's no biggie! Iain
  5. Yes - recess is really useful. Needs cleaning up and deepening a little - but I'll be skinning with 0.25mm PETG before masking the windows. Corrected tail is still out IMHO - and I'd still be cutting up as I have so far (I have one of the corrected prints). Iain
  6. With a fresh supply of 1.5mm clear HIPS sheet I thought I'd take a break from sanding/cutting/reinforcing big chunks of ABS and have a play with a glazing - to see if this particular cunning plan was going to work. I'll let you guys be the judge by the end of this post. The quality of clear parts can make, or break, a model and so I usually spend a lot of time on a project trying to get these as good as I can get them. I try to use the most suitable material for any given purpose. The fuselage windows I'm going to do as a single strip each side - so wanted a
  7. Just a few bits and bobs - I've been mainly trying to find reference material on the interior AEO's position in the E3 Variant - as well as any more tailplane detail - and still drawing a few blanks. I think I'm getting there with the tailplane - with the various elements/angles/interfaces now making sense, after some surgery and scratch-building: And some filler-primer on the interior of the tail: Another update to follow in a mo... Iain
  8. Hiya John! Yes - she'll be an E.Mk 3 of 115 Squadron - late '80s as we used to see them a lot: Iain
  9. I'm loving my 1:32 Andover project... It turned out to be far better than I expected - and I think Toshihiko is getting some really good print results - I was very pleased. I'm looking at mine as a canvas - a basis rather than an end in itself. Yes, lots of sanding, but easier than a vac, or resin, kit IMHO - and surprisingly light as most parts are printed hollow. I'm really pleased that I bit the bullet and ordered one - I never, ever, expected to be building a 1:32 Andover! There already a link to my project above, but I also publi
  10. OK - I was planning to put this away this afternoon, but got sidetracked and ended up following more of Baldricks 'cunning plan' and creating more parts by cutting up existing ones! The tailpane... The sections of elevator were removed from both the inner sections of tailplane (removed from the fuselage tail earlier) and the separate tailplane sections themselves. This was really hard work on the inner sections as the 'skin' is quite thin here - and I had to do some re-bonding of broken sections afterwards. The outer sections were an absolute wal
  11. A little more progress bubbling away this week - but I'm going to take a break from sanding for a few days and pick up on some other projects for a few days... More primer on the tail - and a start made on opening up the slots for the tail door hinges: And yet more sanding of detail areas on the tail interior - with home-made 240 grit sanding sticks to get into nooks and crannies: Interior fuselage sections after initial clean-up and a coat of primer - can see what I'm doing now! Note - these are photographe
  12. Hi gang, Apologies for lack of posts - a bit more progress: Several areas I'm keen to find info at present, as well as anything that might help with the tail area, the most immediately required was to confirm the internal Layout for the E3/E3A conversions as it looked like there was a second console added next to the navigator's position for the AEO that managed the approach calibration equipment. To that end, Ebay came up with some help, for very little outlay, in the form of three old period publications from the 70s/80s:
  13. Indeed - and a very distinctive sound those Darts made! Have you seen the 1:72 verion that One Man Model are selling? Iain
  14. Hopefully it'll end up somewhere worthwhile! Reason for posting here, as well as a British subject (last of the Avro's?), I'm sure there will be a few members of this parish that will have acquired the 1:72 and 1:48 versions - so any challenges/issues will be very similar. Iain
  15. Cheers John. I *might* include optional mainwheel leg/wheel assemblies that can be swapped - based on what Toshihiko has provided - but that's something to address waaaaay in the future! Probably Richard - the one that also says 'take on something way out of you comfort zone', or 'look, another squirrel'... Hopefully it's of some interest over here - I'll keep posting updates as and when - but this will be a long-term project. I'm currently on the scrounge for any detailed images of the upper tailplane to fuselage interface panels -
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