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  1. Here are the pics of the finished Seahawk; Photobucket is now not playing so will upload more tomorrow!
  2. It's Finished! After an afternoon and evening of shattering decals the Seahawk is done! Quick update, I did need several more coats of white, eventually got bored of painting white after the 10th coat so have left it at that! The pic below is after about 3 coats and a bit of a seam sanding session after I realised you could still see it. <a href="http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/Jayfoe/?action=view&current=DSCF0090.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/Jayfoe/DSCF0090.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> Started the decaling with Decal no.1, which was the playing card on the forward fuselage. As soon as it went on the model I realised you could see the demarcation line between the white and grey underneath unfortunately I saw Deacon's post too late otherwise I may have tried a couple of coats of white, although with the state of the white paint it may not of helped. As I mentioned quite a few of the decals broke either in the water or when trying to position them on the aircraft. Additionally, one of the "Royal Navy" decals on the rear fuselage seemed to have some white gunky glue on it that wouldn't come off. I also noticed that the underwing registration numbers are swapped round, the ones on the port wing in the instruction need to go on the starboard wing and vice versa. This is because they have cut-outs for the wing pylons. Anyway, 1 pic of the final model and I'll add some more to the gallery. <a href="http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/Jayfoe/?action=view&current=DSCF0382.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/Jayfoe/DSCF0382.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> All-in-all this was a fun build and would act as a good intro to the joys of making "dust traps" (as Mrs Jayfoe calls them!)
  3. After an interesting evening watching the "children" argue on TV last night ( ) I have got the major components together. Had a couple of problems with gaps that would normally have needed filler, however I managed to get away with using the glue provided so they're all filled now. Put the first few coats of white on the underside, I think I may need a few more.............. Jay
  4. Thanks for the tip about the nose weight. I tried using fishing weights and White Tack (that's the blob in the top middle of the photo!) Unfortunately I couldn't cram it all in so I've resorted to Aquarium Plant weight. Rather sadly, the poor piloty chap has had to have a double leg amputation just above the knee to give me enough room. If he can't take a joke he shouldn't have joined...........
  5. Right, due to work getting in the way, just like my homework I've left this to the last minute. It brings back so many memories of it being 7pm on Sunday night and knowing I've still got my English homework to do! Anyway, like so many others I'll start with the box contents and tools: Obviously the nail file would have been stolen of my Mums dresser in the original 1980's build, however as I wouldn't dare steal Mrs Jayfoe's Nail file, that was bought specially!
  6. I really feel I'm getting into the spirit of this one: Parcel arrived on Thursday afternoon, got to look at it for 5 mins before being packed off for a weekend with the in-laws. Spent 3 days itching to get started knowing it was 2 hrs away. It was just like getting it as an Easter present but not being able to start it until you got home. Have now arrived back home and about to start, just going to pile in and start cutting and glueing! Hopefully I wont get paint on my bedroom carpet like I did many years ago. Although strangely enough, I think the telling off if I did may well be very similar........
  7. As one of the lurkers who has been tempted to finally join Britmodeller can I throw my hat into the ring with the SeaHawk, providing Citylink deliver it tomorrow!
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