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Hardtarget

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  1. Just made a start on the RF-101. First up the cutting of the resin from their respective blocks. There is some clean up of the intake and my set had some resin mold in side so this needed scraping out. DSC_0070 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Undercarriage wheel wells up next DSC_0071 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Resin intake test fitting with the cementing of the top wings to the underside. As you can see im not following the instructions which possible could have led to an issue with the wing fit but im not convinced, You shall find out later. DSC_0072 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  2. Plenty of progress on these three. First up the toom tub. The italeri kit doesn't come with side panel buttons so i took these from a spare fujimi kit. DSC_0056 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0057 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Test fitting and some side wall details. DSC_0058 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Closing up the tub with the fuselage cemented also cementing the underside ready to mate the wings. Fits pretty wells tbh. DSC_0059 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Not much of a wing to fuselage join issues so all good. DSC_0060 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr But just before that hardpoints cemented on the underside along with making up the tanks. DSC_0061 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Now ready for priming DSC_0063 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The RF-5 has its canopy fitted using micro krystal klear and her slats and hardpoints including tip tanks. DSC_0062 (2) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Together DSC_0064 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Canopies masked. DSC_0065 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  3. Small update, Cuts the intakes and 'vanes' from the sprues to find a little niggling nib of plastic right in the grove f the edge of the intake which needed chipping away to make it fit. DSC_0068 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Once cemented they can be cemented to the fuselage. they need a little bit of a wiggle to fit but go there. Surprisingly the fit of the outer intake to fuselage joiun was PERFECT and did not require any clean up. Best fitting part of the whole kit so far. Exhausts needed clean up ready for spraying. DSC_0069 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  4. Ok, lets get started on these as the sea fire builds are complete. Box Shots and sprues. RF-5 DSC_0056 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0061 by stuart wellard, on Flickr RF-4 DSC_0057 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0060 by stuart wellard, on Flickr RF-101 DSC_0058 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0059 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I made a start on the tub of the dash 5 DSC_0063 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0062 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Seem line needs addressing later DSC_0064 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Tail section fuselage sides and underside fits together ok ish althought eh floor is slightly larger than the sides when mating together to you need to open up the sides to match the outer floor dimensions. Can then sand down any excess as shown here. DSC_0065 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Its an easy kit to assemble with the nose bolted to the fuselage, intakes are then added with plate and then the wings which have the LERX? slotting under the intakes. Elevators cemented and all done ready for priming. DSC_0068 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  5. Seafire Mk.17 1/72 Sword SW72058 741NAS OTU Air Warfare School, ENAS St Merryn 1947 DSC_0069 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0070 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0073 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0074 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0075 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0076 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Seafire Mk.XV 1/72 Sword SW72057 805 NAS, Hal Far, Malta 1946 DSC_0077 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0078 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0079 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0080 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0081 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0082 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And side by side DSC_0083 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  6. Ok final finish Both ac were given a gloss coat using Johnson's floor care varnish. DSC_0066 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Aircraft ready for weathering with these products. Flory washes for the main dirtness and the enamel waches for the added colour and variety especially the underside oil and dirt staining. DSC_0067 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr And Finished. Seafire Mk.17 1/72 Sword SW72058 741NAS OTU Air Warfare School, ENAS St Merryn 1947 DSC_0069 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0070 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0073 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0074 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0075 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0076 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Seafire Mk.XV 1/72 Sword SW72057 805 NAS, Hal Far, Malta 1946 DSC_0077 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0078 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0079 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0080 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0081 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0082 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And side by side DSC_0083 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And some additional photos on a different carrier base DSC_0084 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0085 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0086 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0087 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0088 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  7. Rightho, ive made a start on this interesting kit. First up the bang seats. . They come as as plastic parts with additional PE which makes a massive difference to the appearance. DSC_0058 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Next was the assembly and cementing of the tubs/cockpit. Again there was some colourfull PE to fit. DSC_0059 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Some nice ejector pis need to be removed from the intakes. DSC_0063 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Once they were removed, you can fit the wheel well and the main fan blade. Interestingly you don't have to fit the intakes at this stage as they are inserted much later which goes against most harrier builds. The resin speed brake housing and the main center U/C well was fitted at this stage befpre halves were mated up. DSC_0066 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Ok the fit isnt great and there are a few things you need to sort out before you get it to look like this. firstly you need to sand the tub down as the nose doesnt fit. Secondly you need to sand the halves mating surfaces as they are not 'flat' and 'level'. Thirdly you need to remove material from the top of the fuselage to mate the main wing to it. Oh and you also need a band to increase the dihedral as there are gaps under the wing at the root. The RWR? tail piece was also fitted and need some sanding to make it fit square. DSC_0067 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Gotta love these short run kits. Got a few in the stash along with the T10/12 version which i may do after this one.
  8. Some progress on the two 'fires After the main assembly both were given a coat of primer and then their main colours airbrushed. Ive used Vallejo MA paints. EDSG over Sky DSC_0056 by stuart wellard, on Flickr EDSG & Slate grey/sky DSC_0057 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Yellow sections masked and airbrushed. DSC_0064 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Decals applied, very thin and will need patience. DSC_0065 by stuart wellard, on Flickr UC fitted in place. There seems to be a little issue with the starboard oleo fitting in its hole so its was drilled a little more for it to sit into. Also had to open up the wheel well for the oleo to fit. DSC_0068 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  9. Im going to pop in with a trio of Vietnam Recce machines.
  10. Apologies for the lack of start on these birds, I did actually start these last month but not had opportunity to upload the photos. Anywho let updates begin. First up some sprue shots. DSC_0085 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Started with the cockpits which are not the same! I started creating 2 cockpits for the high back XV then realised oops! Thats the problem with common sprues and following one set of instructions. DSC_0087 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0088 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Bits of paint applied. DSC_0089 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Onto the wings. Being shorts run we aren't expecting a great fit and i was duly not surprised. The wheel wells are built up via few walls which need to be sanded down to take the top wing. Then there is the fit of the outer lower wing slotting with the top wing. A little sanding and material removal is required. DSC_0090 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage halves painted int green. i did add some additional painting details but failed to take a pic. DSC_0091 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage halves mated together and the griffon nose sections sanded and ready for test fitting. DSC_0093 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Not a bad fit but will require filling an sanding DSC_0094 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fuselage 2 with continual attempts to mate up with tape. The resin exhaust stubs are loose but again required test fitting. DSC_0092 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Both fuselage halves cemented drying, and wing one also at the same state. DSC_0097 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The low back receiving its wing. Fit isnt that bad apart from a step at the fuselage join. It seems to be a molding issue whereby there is too much plastic at the trailing edge and needs sanding to ting it out. I learnt this for the highback. DSC_0099 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Shot of the rads, made up of a few pieces and will later need sanding down to fit the underside. DSC_0101 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Fitted. a bit of sanding and filling required at the rear. DSC_0102 by stuart wellard, on Flickr High back having its lover wing fitted first. DSC_0103 by stuart wellard, on Flickr A much better fit all round especially knowing to sand a bit off. DSC_0104 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Sanded DSC_0105 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And the pair sitting together ready for primer. DSC_0106 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  11. Good ill make a start then. Progress to follow later this evening. Cant go wrong with a 602 double!
  12. Ok thats good then as 7** series squadrons are reserve with front line capability.
  13. The White tailed is of 767 NAS, DLCO training unit 195 at VL, so not sure if that qualifies? Aeronaval, is 54.SEscadrille 1950 that should be ok, The last one is of 802 on Vengeance which i was ironically looking at along with the frenchie. Do Malta based and RCAF machines qualify? Training units dont that correct?
  14. Im joining in with this nice but difficult kit.
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