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Ark Royal's last cruise - 1) Fairey Gannet AEW3: propellers and spinner painted. 2) Blackburn Buccaneer S2: wingfold and undercarriage legs. 3) Phantom FG1: air intakes completed and wings assembled.

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These are looking so good and I look forward to seeing them parked in a diorama setting - if space is an issue for a large deck base as mentioned on your first page then individual bases that fit together might work - anyway I guess that is a long way off yet - watching with interest

CJP

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Hi Guys,

Tonight I couldn't go to sleep without attempting some more glueing!

So here's what I did:

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Cockpit and seats first...they look not bad at all!!!

 

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On this one the wing-fold won't take me that longas on the Gannet!!!

 

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Tail glued to one fuselage half.

 

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Nose air intakes. They'll have to be sanded a bit, but thats work for Tomorrow!

 

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And finally a dry-test. I don't think she'll need much filling and sanding!!!

 

I can call the day now.

Good night!!!

Massimo

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Massimo. i’m sure you know this, but that ILS antenna on the side of the tail needs to come off; RN Tooms didn’t have it.  I’m sure correcting Airfix’s minor errors still counts as OOB!

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11 hours ago, Courageous said:

:rofl2:...that's what @giemme said, you guys just can't help yourselves!

Must be something in the water ... :rofl:

 

Going full speed on the Toom, Massimo! :frantic:  :clap: 

 

Ciao

 

 

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10 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Massimo. i’m sure you know this, but that ILS antenna on the side of the tail needs to come off; RN Tooms didn’t have it.  I’m sure correcting Airfix’s minor errors still counts as OOB!

Of course it counts!!!

I don't know the subject and all info about inccuracyor modifications to do is welcomed!!!

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The horizontal blade antenna on the side of the tail.  Get rid!

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Hello Massimo !

I'm a big Phan of the rhino !!

Great idea !! Keep carry on that good job.

Sincerely.

CC

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Hi mates,

asmall update.

 

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First of all the ILS antennas came off the tail!

 

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Then I concentrated on tose area which must be dealt with before closing the fuselage. I don't know what this bay is , but the kit instructions recommend to paint the inside silver, thus I painted it black and I dry-brushed with silver, to give it some sort of depth.

NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!

 

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I glued the bays' doors, then painted them black and finally red. It was then time to glue the bay to the bottom of the fuselge.

 

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NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!

 

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The intakes were given a black base, followed by a coat of white. They were masked with Tamiya tape and sprayed EDSG.

 

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The intakes tunnels' interior received the same treatment.

 

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Looking at some pictures of the intakes, I spotted two pitots and so I decided to make them out of some plastic rod, leaving a long support to be able to handle them. I drilled a hole on each intake and glued the pitots. Tomorrow I'll cut the supports, file and sand the intakes' outside.Then they'll be ready to be glued to the fuselage halves.

 

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The engines were painted black first then dry-brushed with silver.....

NOBODY WILL EVER SEE THEM AGAIN!!!

 

That's it for today!

Good night!!!!😴

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14 minutes ago, massimo said:

Hi mates,

asmall update.

 

C1SXUgV.jpg

Jt8e2OL.jpg

First of all the ILS antennas came off the tail!

 

uW56ziP.jpg

Bt5iJyO.jpg

mZv9PGU.jpg

Then I concentrated on tose area which must be dealt with before closing the fuselage. I don't know what this bay is , but the kit instructions recommend to paint the inside silver, thus I painted it black and I dry-brushed with silver, to give it some sort of depth.

NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!

 

GJxx2HU.jpg

gSnni6e.jpg

kEcvVs5.jpg

eg0h5uY.jpg

XXxABk9.jpg

I glued the bays' doors, then painted them black and finally red. It was then time to glue the bay to the bottom of the fuselge.

 

N5xJajo.jpg

NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!

 

KXpMtNk.jpg

eyZ8pAR.jpg

FPC0mZM.jpg

od2QvqG.jpg

toiU4aQ.jpg

The intakes were given a black base, followed by a coat of white. They were masked with Tamiya tape and sprayed EDSG.

 

GycREVw.jpg

d6Xm2dC.jpg

6gVK1Zl.jpg

3hoFrDa.jpg

BNn9Vp7.jpg

n8XtNMv.jpg

GTDQPdD.jpg

The intakes tunnels' interior received the same treatment.

 

K4AM0Yp.jpg

TJ0glHG.jpg

fSlRcz8.jpg

PhJf0Lc.jpg

f0VuN7B.jpg

6KZF40j.jpg

Y9WNLOy.jpg

Looking at some pictures of the intakes, I spotted two pitots and so I decided to make them out of some plastic rod, leaving a long support to be able to handle them. I drilled a hole on each intake and glued the pitots. Tomorrow I'll cut the supports, file and sand the intakes' outside.Then they'll be ready to be glued to the fuselage halves.

 

Rb6RFu2.jpg

u6iiF1L.jpg

The engines were painted black first then dry-brushed with silver.....

NOBODY WILL EVER SEE THEM AGAIN!!!

 

That's it for today!

Good night!!!!😴

 

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Nobody?

 

 

 

 

 

Loks fine

 

Decals landed yesterday, thanks

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Excellent progress, Massimo! :clap:

 

Ciao

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Phantastic work on getting rid of that antenna Massimo. 

It was never there! 😁

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Hi fellas,

yesterday I glued the air intakes and last night I cut the pitots supports and sanded their outside.

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Then I decided to go for a plan change.

All the pictures I've seen show the Phantoms parked on opposite side of the Buccaneers,The Gannets could be parked on either side of the deck aside both.

I've never seen any picture of a flight line like the one here below.

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Considering that the Airfix, among others offers the option "ready for take off" with flaps and slats out, I thought it would be better to represent it on the cat, and have the Gannet and Buccaneer on a different base , parked at the rear of the flight deck.

 

Another option could be to represent the back... slice of the flight deck in all its width with Buccaneer and Gannet on the right.... ehm starboard side and the Phantom on the left...ehm port side. something similar the picture below:

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To do this it might be better to use the Fujimi kit,with the Airfix folded wing tips.

For this reason I decided to remove the folded wing tips and glue the one with the slats out.

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Suggestions are welcomed

Ciao

Massimo

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Echo Stuart's comment. Love seeing a Phantom come together!

 

Terry

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Hello Massimo - these two photos came from a cheap book on Aircraft Carriers I picked up years ago - the only thing good about the book was these photos - I don't know the photo credits but maybe official MOD photos? - unfortunately the Buccaneer photo spread across the centreline of  the book but still has interesting detail for a diorama ideas

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CJP

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1 hour ago, CJP said:

Hello Massimo - these two photos came from a cheap book on Aircraft Carriers I picked up years ago - the only thing good about the book was these photos - I don't know the photo credits but maybe official MOD photos? - unfortunately the Buccaneer photo spread across the centreline of  the book but still has interesting detail for a diorama ideas

 

CJP

I love the first one! I've thought a couple of  several about the lift scenario, but I can't stand aircraft with a bent nose!!!

Thanks for the support!!!!:thumbsup:

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This is shaping up soooo good! :clap:

 

I mean the Toom and the whole diorama idea :worthy:

 

Ciao

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