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Following on from My Quick in the box review:- I've decided to start the build blog on My Angel Interceptor. As mentioned in My Fireball XL5 build, I'm going to be away from the bench for a while due to going in hospital for some surgery, but while I'm waiting to go in I thought I would do what I can on this. A general dry-fit to see where We're going (12" Rule for scale):- Gap at wing centre joint and slight hollow will be easily sorted out with P38 (Bondo) filler, I was expecting a few areas that will require trimming and blending in due to the large castings having different shrinkage rates, as stated in the instructions:- Wing fences are not provided in the kit, so I cut slots into wing with the bandsaw to fit styrene sheet ones, I will probably widen the slots with a couple of hacksaw blades taped together to fit thicker sheet, they appear to be thicker on all the reference that I have got:- Wings bonded together with two-part epoxy whilst weighted down with a small weight!!:- When dry, fit to rear fuselage section was checked, adjusted and bonded together (no clothes pegs were harmed during this procedure!):- Nose section parts required similar adjustment before bonding together:- Another Dry-fit and trimmed canopy (good fit and good clarity) checked:- Joint between fin body and seperate intake section (to allow for painting and mesh fitting) will need a styrene sheet insert, sections line up better with this and tailplane looks OK:- That's where I'm upto at the moment, nothing really hard to sort out for a limited run kit, will post again next weekend. Thanks for looking in and...... Keep Sticking! Cheers, Pete
Hi Everyone! I am pleased to present My completed Fireball XL5 Project using UNCL Kits recentley-released kit, purchased from Timeless Hobbies. Model went together well (inspite of interference from Me!), and I can highly recommend it to any Gerry Anderson fans!! Build log here:- Photo's of finished job:- Thanks for looking in!! Keep Sticking! Cheers, Pete
Hi Everybody! Will be taking a short break from My Trumpeter 1/200 hood build because............................... I had / suffered / experienced () a major Birthday last week, and My Darling Wife Completely surprised Me with UNCL's latest kit , an 18" long Fireball XL5 Resin Kit! For those of You that hav'nt experienced said Major Birthdays , a little background info:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_XL5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifS2nP53Zs OK , let's have a look:- Kit arrives in a standard cardboard box with a coloured end-label:- A layout of the major parts (Note colour demarcation lines are scribed into parts - very useful!) :- Two clear canopies plus two of each alternate Astrodomes supplied plus resin framework for Astrodomes:- A bag of parts:- Alternative fins for Fireball Junior:- Very little clean-up required on parts! A single printed colour instruction sheet with a CD containing the same sheet as a .pdf file :- A fret of photoetch parts for the cockpit framing and cover strips for canopy joints :- Clearly printed Decals, white ones do not show up well on photos :- Sorry, duplicated photo below, cannot delete!! I will be mounting the finished model on a scratch-built cradle and section of launch rail , I was going to mount it using magnets but owing to it's weight I may mount it permanentaly. ( Any flights around the workshop being done beforehand..............) All in all, very impressed with Uncle Bill's new kit, have got His Angel Interceptor in the stash, and will look at getting His Thunderbird 1 & 3 kits as well! Off the give the bits a bath now,will start cleaning up and assembly Tomorrow! Keep Sticking! Cheers, Pete