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Speckled Jim

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About Speckled Jim

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  • Birthday 09/12/1993

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  1. And now, in colour! The top is too dark and the bottom is too light but I don't care, I think she looks very smart!
  2. Hey Folks! Ive been pottering about the last weekend and of course this is Bank Holiday weekend or as we all know it as BUILD ALL THE THINGS WEEKEND. And I didn't want to just post small updates I wanted to give you guys a massive update! So here we go! Look into the fan intake with the pale blue interior walls, metallic grey blades instead of black and silver external panels. To do this was a little tricky requiring staged spray painting and very fine detail work on the blades themselves as well as testing out the use of smoke paint to make the gunmetal grey darker. With the engine int
  3. Is this uniform part of the Anglo-French Naval Alliance? Half the year you will serve in the Royal Navy the other half you will help the French by serving in the Gendarmerie?
  4. So last week I finally closed up that other pesky landing gear door and now its as smooth as the proverbial babies bum! The flap track fairings also recieved a lot of TLC, they are by no means perfect in shape with each one being a little different however they are all now level with the surface of the upper wing and although not perfect are much nearer the proper shape. I also last week while applying the lessons learned from my walk around of the jet decided to test the paints out. They are a little off for the actual jets colours but I think they look really,really smart so I am going t
  5. Very rarely in life does the opportunity arise to see an example of the aircraft you are building when you are building it! Even more so in the lesser built air forces group build but yes the stars lined up and I got to see a Polaris today in the flesh and so many questions have been answered and so many mistakes in painting avoided!
  6. Hey Ray, Nice jet! DHL 757? The plan as it stands is to mount the jet on a cheap and cheerful display stand. Most likely a cheapish wooden based one. When I was planning it I had ordered a bulk set of stickers for my tool-kit, one of which was the Canadian Air Force Roundel which at the time I thought Brilliant must hang on to that.... Did I remember nope.... full steam ahead it went onto the tin and a was cut along the seams of the partitions. So I havent quite settled on how its going to look done... might go classy with a CAF Roundel enamel pin and brass plaque.
  7. Hahah this kit was suppose to "ease" me back into this hobby but like all good things... she's attempting to down me! It does give me great pleasure, however, to see what I can do these days when I think that Jim from 5 years ago would have accepted the low detail kit engines and would have changed his plans to gear down in the face of so many problems! In fact Jim from 5 years ago would have given up by now! And that's thanks to this community so thanks guys! .... But were not done yet!
  8. So I meant to post two weekends ago... Oops... So why didn't I post last weekend? Well I wasnt in the country, heres a little clue as to where I was; But onto modelling. Two weeks ago I buttoned up the other wing and applied the winglets. Not by any measure ending my continuing battle with the wings of this bird! I went back to the cockpit glazing and applied a second coating of filler and sanded it to get it as smooth as possible so that the decal will sit on it easier later on in the build. I also continued to ponder how to deal with the engines. The resin engine mounts have a curved surf
  9. Alright guys I am back to wage war on Polaris.... and it certainly is a battle. Firstly though on my flight back down south from the Homeland I had a little drink on the plane and had an inspired idea.... But anyways onto model building, progress over the weekend has been slow. However I am on a course this week which finished early each day thus allowing me a little more modelling time in my working week which I otherwise wouldnt have. So we will see how the battle goes through the week. So the first job of the week was sanding down those appalling seams, which once done seemed to work mo
  10. Guys I did actually continue to battle with the Polaris this week but the dog - I mean Photobucket is broken currently and wont let me upload my latests developments. Cliff if the Polaris and the oh so muchly watched Bulldog are ready in time I would be happy for them to go on display at Cosford.... assuming I can get them and me up to Cosford from Oxfordshire in one piece.... them mostly me I dont really care!
  11. Scott, Alan and John all look fairly like their original puppets, the most they have been changed is in their hairstyles - which is to be expected the boys hair style of the 1960's isnt relevant in todays society. Virgil I could only really identify by his chin initially... giving him black hair instead of dark brown to obviously make him more distinguishable from Scott and adding onto that the change in style made it difficult to identify him with his character.... and then theres Gordon.... well no one really liked Gordon thats why he gets stuck alone in a small submarine while everyone else
  12. Thanks Dave! Boy I've picked this one well! The only issue is that I am not terrified of not only disappointing myself but you guys! Might buy a spare to secretly swap out if anything goes wrong! Thank you all for your kind words! Jim
  13. Jabba do you know if anyone still produces the Corogard decals for the A310?
  14. Good stuff Trojan.... Its now an issue of Scale... the colour differentiation is minimal, with a few squares standing out significantly. I'll have a mess around when we get there but painting is a small wander off.
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