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Crikey O`Reilly Cee`s,.......I knew that you were a Halifax fan but I didn`t know that you had THAT! Well done on a superb piece of engineering and I`d love to have a play in it!

Cheers

Tony

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It's part of the forward fuselage with windscreen to mount the instrument panel. Because the IWM charges commercial prices I did not want to pay an enormeous amount after the Halifax was finished. But it is very nice on it's own. Sorry for the topic drift.

Cees

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Hi all

Quick update, thankfully the idea I had been cultivating about the cockpit area has come together and I'm pretty happy with the results:

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Photos aren't the best, iPad camera, but you get the idea.

Just need the engine update & propellers to be sorted and I'll be able to crack on again.

Thanks

Adam

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Hi all

Thanks for your patience - this is taking such a long time with having to fit it in between family time / work / building a playhouse but I've finally made a little more progress:

Engine nacelles are now together:

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Filler looks a bit rough in places but this is the camera, looks better in person - hopefully will look if I ever get some paint on it....

Couldn't resist dry fitting the wings (in fact couldn't do a lot more as my daughter found my glue that I'd left out (my fault!) and dropped the bottle in the kitchen while bringing it in to me!)

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ad2408,

I am very impressed by your work on the flightdeck. WOW...

AWESOME work ... :mike:

and not to detract from your thread ad2408, but Cees, That is BLOOMING HUMONGOUS and truly Superb work.. :wow:thank you for sharing it...

HOUSTON

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Hi all

Just a quick update - this is moving along I promise!

Masked up the cockpit and turrets - what fun!

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Now remembering how bad painting with white paint is! Think I have now put on about 7 coats... At least a couple more needed, then need to rub a couple of places back as they are a little thick.

Anyway - a quick picture of where we are now:

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Thanks for your patience

Adam

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Hi Adam,

I just caught up with this, The Aeroclub set really looks so much better than the original parts. The cockpit is awesome.

Really coming together now in what is to be a very attractive paint scheme.

Your grandad would be very proud! :)

Best regards

Tony

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Hi all - little progress - after the (feels like) dozen coats of white I was hoping the grey would cover far better - unfortunately I was wrong!

The xrtracrylic paints for some reason are terrible at covering! Shaken and stirred for quite a while. Anyway resorted to priming the wings and fuselage top with Vallejo black grey:

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Looks to be turning out alright ūüĎćūüŹĽ

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To say I'm massively annoyed would be an understatement!

Tried to paint the xtracrylic paint over the top of the dark Vallejo paint that I have used for primer both colours seem to have reacted badly! See pictures below:

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Any ideas?

My current thoughts are to either:

A) find some way to stop the Xtracrylic paints from reacting, maybe a coat of varnish?

B) do what I think I should have done in the first place and buy Vallejo equivalents? Any ideas on the numbers?

Any other ideas appreciated!

Thanks

Adam

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I'm in here. Like the Halifax. I had also that kind of idea for cutaways but only some panels. It's a shame to use huge amounts of etched and resin, which will never be seen again and for me it's not satifying to know it's in there. Also I would like to see how the corrections look, when its finished. Looking very convincing so far. Cheers

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Hi all 

 

Well it's been a really long time since I updated this; in the end I varnished between the coats of paint and rubbed it back to get a decent finish.  Looks ok to my eyes! It also had the added bonus of weathering the look of the aircraft - toned down the white too as it looked a bit stark.  Correct decals for his aircraft are on too.

 

Still not finished, lot of tidying to be done (looks rougher in the photos) - actually took a backward step today when my daughter broke the 0.5 browning off the nose cone - could have been worse - have to have the reflexes of a world class keeper when my daughter has a balloon!

 

Anyway onto some more photos:

 

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