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  1. Hobby Boss A-4M Skyhawk. VMA311, 1977 Paints Vallejo, Mr Hobby and Tamiya. Total build time 22 hours 15 minutes including kip time. Build thread here
  2. OK, times up. Calling this done after 22 hours 15 minutes. This has been a very enjoyable build with a really good fit throughout. With more caution I believe even the small amount of filler I used probably wouldn't have been needed. The decals were excellent in their application and conforming to to shape, even settling over the vortex generators on the wing. I expect that I will fettle this more in the future to tidy it up a bit, but it still looks the part. These Blitzenbuild challenges are a real blast and clear the cobwebs away from the drudgery of researching every last detail before even gluing 2 bits together. Almost going back to our childhood and going from box to brmmmm noises in a day. I would like to thank all for your support and comments along the way. See you at the next one.
  3. Getting on for three hours to go. Decsls on awaiting a coat of Future to seal everything in. Then it is undercarriage time. Nearly done.
  4. Although there is a decal for the rudder, I don't think I could get it settled in time so a bit of masking is required And, after a bit of red. 4 hours to go.
  5. Light Gull Grey upper painted. Made the stupid mistake of forgetting to mask the air brake Wells, so this will need repainting unless the airbrakes fit well. We shall see. 6 hours left
  6. The time is getting on for half eleven which means eight hours to go. As you can see, there has been a massive application of white. Now time for another coffee. I was going to cheat and keep this clean, but while the paint dries enough to mask I might get some ordnance assembled.
  7. Thanks for the comments chaps. Day 2 in the Big build house. Where else, other than a Blitzenbuild, are you going to find a cup of coffee and a left over mince pie as a relatively acceptable breakfast. And they are off (part 2)
  8. 11:30, My eyes are starting to go, so time to pack up for the evening. Time for a night cap i believe
  9. At the three hour ish mark This is where you have to double check everything to make sure you don't miss an important protrusion.
  10. An hour and a half and we have a basic cockpit A bit rudimentary like an 80s kit, but not bad.
  11. My god, it actually is starting to look like an aeroplane. Certainly one of the most ambitious projects I have seen.
  12. The decision has been made. This is going to be my entry 1/48 scale but still small enough to fit in my ever diminishing space. I have no idea on how this will go together having not experienced Hobby Boss kits before, but it looks fairly doable in 24 hours. Selected scheme will be As these always look clean in photos so weathering is going to be minimal. Start date will be tomorrow afternoon after the last family leaves and I get my bench back.
  13. Go, Little H. a great kit and can't wait to dip into this Blitz build!
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