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  1. Hi John, picked it up again last night as it happens! It's been sidelined whilst I do man work on the property. The front bedroom is finally being decorated and upgraded so that the lady of the manor has more room to stash her clutter! Anyway, coat of lacquer went on last night, so some decals next. Watch this space...
  2. This was hard! Might need to gently scrape away some of the paint.
  3. Damn, I never thought about cutting the masking tape in situ. I've done the horizontal bits, as shown in the piccy, so I was going to do the verticals next, masking them separately and hoping it wouldn't pull the paint off. Hmmmm...... Yeh, been thinking about something like that. Any recommendations?
  4. Tiny masking job, my eyesight ain't up to this kind of scale! First coat of dark green. Wonky donkey!
  5. @limeypilot @dnl42 Thanks for the hints 'n tips, it's most appreciated. In this case, the mis-alignment was caused mainly by haste and naivety. I just glued it, put it together, all felt good, didn't even think to check the alignment. It's a lesson learnt. I'm building this one primarily to practice masking, painting and using micro set/sol more when applying decals, so I'm not going to lose too much sleep over the misalignment issue More pics of the build coming later.
  6. Big thank you to @Skodadriver Dave for sending me replacement decals to fix my clumsy bottom mistake.
  7. I have sanding sticks a plenty, but thanks! Which seam are you referring to? I thought it was part of the intake.
  8. It's all gone a bit brown. That's 3 coats of brushed on colour. Never gonna be as good as spray gun, but you make the best of what you have First attempt at getting a nice sharp line between the top 'n bottom colours. Whisked off the masking type straight after applying the paint. Really wish I hadn't cocked up fitting the wing assembly.
  9. Wheels on and underbelly given a quick coat of light green. The wing assembly is slightly misaligned with the fuselage assembly, as shown on the photo just in front of the small air intake. School boy error, not really much I can do about it now. Close up of the landing gear compartment.
  10. I didn't know that, and I can't even remember where I got it from it was so long ago
  11. Oh, they sound good. Something for the next one
  12. Cool, tag away! Really enjoying this one, it's more my level. What are "PE ones"? I've put the seat in now so it's a little enclosed by the fuselage. Might be somewhat tricky to get anything in there now.
  13. Wish I hadn't painted the landing gear compartment that colour, should be a metal shade. Oh well, managed to get some colour detail in there anyway.
  14. I really need to change my username, people keep calling me Eric, when it's actually Rich. My mistake!! Your cockpit detail is quite something. You must have done that seat belt detail under a magnifying glass, yes? I wish I'd done the landing gear compartment in grey/silver like yours. At that point I was still following the paint guide on the box, instead of looking at pictures on t'interweb. I've managed to get some colour back into it, pictures coming soon. Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out. It's only my second model, see yeh, newb!!
  15. So having recently started a 1:32 Spitfire, I've decided to also do this little Hurricane kit which is a lot less daunting for a newbie and will be good to practice stuff on, especially applying decals and filling seams in the fuselage. Spent hours yesterday just painting the tiny cockpit parts, I can barely see the little buggers, and now that the two halves of the fuselage are together, all that detail is largely hidden. Oh well, at least I know it's there
  16. Cheers John. The Spitfire's actually gone on hold already. I'm doing my little Airfix 1:72 Hurricane first, which is a bucket load less daunting, so that I can practice painting tiny details, filling seems in the fuselage and applying decals using Micro Set and Micro Sol properly. Been watching a few YooToob vids on how to do it. New thread appearing shortly. Happy New Year by the way
  17. Interesting stuff @Fatcawthorne, I hadn't even considered priming small sub assemblies in one go.
  18. After completing my first proper build since childhood (an Airbus A319 by Revell) it's time to get serious with something military. This'll probably be a very long journey, but oh well! I'll probably be asking for lots of advice along the way, and the first question is, should I apply primer whilst the parts are still attached to the plastic thingy (which probably has a proper name), or should they be removed first, or does it not really matter?
  19. Great detailed feedback, thanks all. @Viking The lower fuselage was the hardest part to paint. You can see from the photos that I cocked it up first time around and had to re-mask to make the blue go further back. It's still not perfect because from a side on view, it starts to rise up just before the end as the fuselage curve inwards. Tricky that. @IanC Yep, it's a 1:32 scale Spitfire next, just about to start a WIP thread. @Skodadriver Fab comments, thanks. I'll message you about the decals, cheers. @Turbofan I made a huge cockup o
  20. Thanks for the feedback, most encouraging! @Natter some of the decals were quite tricky, especially the BA colours around the tail fin which didn't wrap around the end of the plane very well. @Bell209 yes I wish I'd used filler along the top of the fuselage. One for next time
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