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Simon

Italeri 1/72 Stirling I

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Another quick update for today.

The engines and exhausts are now on, and the main undercarriage is now complete, with the doors added.

Engines and exhausts:

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The upper intakes were a complete mess, and needed a lot of cleaning up, which I was a little surprised at.

Port wheel:

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and starboard:

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And the maintenance jack is finally done, complete with wheels and drawbar:

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Here the whole thing with the upper platform added, sitting on a sample section of the concrete base:

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I've also started on some figures for the diorama. These two will be perusing some drawings on a (scratch-built) trestle table, trying to figure out what the problem with the sticky undercart is:

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The one on the left is from the Revell RAF Pilots and Ground Crew set, and the one on the right is from the MMS Crash Tender set, with his head amended slightly.

Hopefully the vehicles and figures will be ready soon, and the whole thing can finally be put all together.

More soon...

Cheers

Simon

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Another quick update for today, and hopefully onto the finishing straight...

I've been busy with the vehicles and figures, but meanwhile I've managed to get the Stirling's turrets on and finished, and the cockpit glazing fitted.

Nose turret, with two windscreen washer jets added as well:

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Mid upper turret:

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Tail turret:

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Cockpit glazing:

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Fit of the cockpit glazing wasn't great, but the Stirling is just about finished now, just the props to add I think.

Everything is just about ready to all put together, so more soon...

Cheers

Simon

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That looks super fella, well done and thanks for showing us the build :)

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Fantastic work, mate! :):):)

Cheers,

Bill

Seconded. Beautiful build :)

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Absolutely splendid. The glazing looks superb. Really looking forward to the whole diorama.

:goodjob:

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Wow, thanks everyone. :blush:

I'm still figuring out eactly what I'm going to do with the base, figures and vehicles and where they will all go so it looks 'right'. I think is the most enjoyable part now all the various elements are ready.

Cheers

Simon

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Figurines required a lot of work to bring them to good condition. :goodjob:

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This is some amazing detailed and clean work! Fantastic

Rob

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So, four and a half months down, and finally all done and dusted. I've posted images in the Ready for Inspection sub-forum here:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005048-italeri-stirling-mk-i-w7449-mg-j-7-squadron/

Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement, and a special thanks to John, a.k.a. 12Jaguar, for all his help responding to my seemingly endless questions.

Cheers

Simon

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Excellent work with this kit! :)

 

I've recently started building Airfix old kit, so this was very interesting!

 

Håkan

 

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