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  1. Hey looking good and I’ve missed this one. I used to be on the line back in 85 when they were making the BBC series. Good luck and keep going.
  2. Well there must be Football on as I’m making an update. Since the last post I’ve added the two antennas underneath in front of the cargo hook hole. My 1/32 crewman has been started by modifying the helmet and painting. I wasn’t happy with the visor gloss so I ended up using good old enamel and that came out wonderfully well. The smell though, to think that was the paints of choice as a kid, phew. I’ve ordered a couple of bits from overseas so the build came to a natural halt. Not one for idling around I chose to press on with the blades. Now in my mind and what skills turns into reality are two different thinks. So I cut out 1mm thick plastic and measured up the main blades and widened them by eye, not percentages or arithmetic here. Again the tail was cut and I measured the tail rotor hub and cut a hole to marry the two up together. I searched images of the blades in movement and this was an acceptable compromise and I’m happy with the out come as a representative approach. The main blades are a thin shade of green above and black below and the tail blades are green with a fine edging of clear red. I am going to affix a thin rod below the main blades to eliminate the droop. The rotor disc nicely tilts forward but will be more apparent once the droop has been adjusted. 70D098A1-B9C6-4B57-A668-5506A5B6ABDE 568A98E7-46E8-4A0B-8BFD-95AF249F536E 4F05A82E-0920-4870-9214-437F97E0FC78 3B40D598-6E98-4329-B1BD-EC05A4169595 765A733D-B433-4B80-8574-ED9D700E191C 449C5128-0BD0-40E9-9766-AC268DA4A4AD 9AC1ADD4-EFD5-4582-8C02-E10D1FC13DA0 A1C65813-586B-4F15-91D9-E96679A6F017 E05B2A62-2D42-42BC-AC9B-4BD119459C8E As always thanks for sticking with it. I’ll be going a little quiet with the build for a mo until my orders arrive. Steve.
  3. Very inspirational. When you see builds like this I’m sure it puts the prices of kits up, for those of us that then have a look to buy a kit. Dam you
  4. Hi PiL, Towards the end of my builds I make a to do list. Door handles 2 x white aerials underneath landing lamp blades crewman pole + base re-weather after handling colour in the holes black on intake filter ( i dark washed it but I’m not convinced) wendy house handle ez-line, port side aerial gun NI fit antenna etc……. I’m informed the disc is - Circular removable transparent disc. This disc is removed only for the removal of a flight control push rod that is apparently too long to be manipulated through the fuselage structure. I too thought it was the thermostat.
  5. So just before the football starts. The masking has been removed and all the glazing re-kleared. I had quite a bit of bleeding so some gentle scraping and re-coat was needed. The circle above the starboard pilots head was added. The 3 windscreen wipers have been painted and added. It’s at this point that I’ve noticed the centre rib across the centre canopy panel is moulded as an exterior frame. Looking at photos this frame is actually on the inside. So I painted it black and matted it off. Shame but given the quality of the glasing on my kit I wasn’t scraping it away. The cabin doors have been fitted, but they bowed out way proud of the fuselage, so glue was added at the 4 corners to keep it down. I’ve then painted the red squares on the edge of the doors as per reference photos. The hand rails have been added, not 100% accurate, I may come back and revisit them. The warning tabs on the crew doors have been added and I’ve painted the black stripes. The undercarriage has been glued in placed. The load pole installed. Still got a bit to do yet but it’s coming on nicely now and looks the part. 90E198DA-6D94-4C15-952C-95CCE3035A1D 38F558E6-3805-4405-9F63-494DB3CB17F7 681C87E1-6E26-4436-9209-749662E6E52A EB106E21-072D-44AA-97FE-49AD8E0E8BD2 884BA048-38EC-4928-AA2A-9FDB325E172F AB3371A6-5706-44E8-A1B6-8C791D625DCC 53565A49-2542-410A-987F-138C381542F2 Thanks for looking in.
  6. Yep like that, the best scheme I think.
  7. So I left the Matt varnish to cure for a couple of days; probably not needed. Today’s progress has been weathering. I’ve painted a dirty wash mainly around the engine panels and vents, then washing off. I’ve then concentrated on the back end and the exhaust staining. Using my Tamiya pastels a combination of soot and brown I’ve gone from the exhaust outlet and along the boom. I’ve picked out the rivet lines and done a light darkening on the stabiliser leading inner edge. What do you think, too much or not enough. I’ve removed the sponge from the cargo hook area and all is well in there. I think next is to remove the masking from the glazing and see what I’ve been left with. 730BEFC6-7F14-4284-81E1-3BC5ED68747C 0E5D9208-45D3-414B-834A-BFCD3E9DCD73 DEBCD89B-0CCE-43EE-95D8-741651913C35
  8. So it’s Matt time using my go to W&N varnish. So I placed the model on its side to do the underneath first an sprayed it Matt. But it dried with white dots certainly visible against the black. So I ended up flicking them off, deep cleaning the airbrush and washed down the lazy susan. I purchased a new varnish (again W&N) and resprayed it and got the finish I was after, I also sprayed the side as all was going well. It’s curing at the mo for a couple of days then I’ll flip it over. So note to others white dots is safe to assume it’s gone off. I checked it this morning and it looks loads better Matt rather than glossy. Coming together nicely now. It’s my birthday today and never in my life before have I been building the same kit over 2 birthdays 73C604C4-3948-47EB-A4FF-F6AFC6E8582F
  9. So to bombard you with updates a certain change from the last year!. I’m off today and it’s rained all day here, so modelling it is. I trimmed down the red lines for the cabin doors which made a much more realistic appearance. The wire mesh cover has been glued on the tail rotor drive shaft opening. I’ve done a lot on the head today adding the coloured bands and I painted the hydraulic pots with a grime colour (dirty brown). Now I’m planning on this being in flight. So I painted the 4 pots and the central reservoir but then added more paint to the outside of the pots and the outer ring of the reservoir, so as to give a nod to centrifugal forces that would throw the fluid outermost. I’m going to gloss the head as reference photos show them to be a bit shiny. The tape on the nose section was added with fantasy print shop decals, but once applied they were more blue than black so they got hand painted over. You can now see where I’ve done the preshading and after a final inspection for any unglossed decals it’s time for matting off. Once done then I’ll dirty it up. Still plenty to do yet though, thanks for staying with me. DB779AEB-13C8-47C4-B932-9184802ABE0B 74A7F21A-704B-4C48-A8D8-2D304D8E8166 1893A273-18DA-49B8-B25A-1898045A6C04 6F2CE802-0C4A-462F-840B-102AC6E6DCB0
  10. Well I’ve been away from home for over a week, so picked this back up. To date I have sprayed some post shading stripes on the boom and area around the sponsons. It’s still gloss and I’ve added the black tape to the nose section. Then lastly tackled the cabin doors. As you can see the lines are way too thick and not to mention the carrier film. I’ve quickly taken a shot of the thick stripe which I subsequently removed and cut them all down (now drying). Further photos to follow: 81D17A5B-5BF1-472F-A8EA-85C797ACCEA1 The progression continues…..
  11. Well the decals are now on. ZA937 but coded CV. I’ve just got the red lines around both doors and I’ll add the black tape around the nose which won’t take long at all. They decals are quite thick but micro sel/set have done their jobs quite nicely. I’ve painted the hydraulic pipes on the head whilst the Klear was drying and it’s all coming together now. This week I shall mostly be weathering. For now BE9EAF99-D80E-4B0C-926D-025A3783548A
  12. Hi mate what a stunner and real quality modelling. Very niche subject and memorable for being different.
  13. I was first out there in 88 and I remember there being a couple as we flew as a pair, but perhaps it was change over or extra tasking. It’s a million years ago and I wish I’d paid more attention but hey ho. With regards the roof I cut all the holes in and put the mesh on as you may have seen but the profile I chose not follow. Anyway it’s a bit late now
  14. Sorry a poorly worded question. I was planning on a 230 Sqn cab, but further research shows that the Sqn reformed in 92 at Aldergrove. So pre-92 I assume it was 33 Sqn rotating cabs, almost akin to a Det. I’ve got a book I’m but sat in the chair surrounded by dogs I can’t get to it at the mo.
  15. Plodding along each night. All decals has split in the water with the exception of the roundel which wasn’t from the kit sheet. Still loads to do. The port danger sign if you zoom in can see it’s fractured, this was the 6 bitter. One of the yellow trestle lines just obliterated in front of my eyes so going to have to find a looks likey FA33CE3B-292A-4C3A-92C7-E8814502B42D 5757F56C-1A14-4949-B45A-ED67DBAE39A5 Thanks for looking. Jabba/PiL - is there a site where I can see Sqn tail numbers from a period of time?
  16. Hi John, drop me a line with prices if you would, or post up here. Steve.
  17. An update as such but no photo’s. The kit has been glossed and I left it a few days to fully cure. Today I started to put some decals on and straight away some of the stencilling from the kit decal sheet disintegrated soon as they had released from the backing paper. I managed to get the Danger signs on but they split into 6 pieces, so some fast manoeuvring with a scalpel tip before the Klear goes tacky. The fight continues.....
  18. So are we likely to get larger scales for those subjects?
  19. Excellent I’m so glad someone has done this, kudos to you. Keep us posted when they become available.
  20. I had a second look today and both look dark green. So based on the above you can’t really be wrong.....
  21. I’ll double check again tomorrow. They’ve got 2 in at the mo so will look at both.
  22. 99.9% sure a baggage pod.
  23. I’ve had a look at the HAAF Scouts this morning and as Perdu says above. Blade lower surface is black. The upper surface is green (same shade as the camo). The leading edge of the blades are a very dark brown probably an inch in depth which looks like erosion rather than a protective strip aka Gazelle. There is a fine line (cream) of sealant around the 3 sides of the trim tab. The rotor head and mast are all green. anything else drop me a line.
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