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PhantomBigStu

***Finished*** Airfix typhoon thread save

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Still a few days before I can start anything new and with a queue of 4 ready to start as well. Built this one before very early in my career, bout time I do it again, see if I can actually do the spinners this time on the mkxviii 

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woohoo - we have lift off - sort of ;)

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18 hours ago, PhantomBigStu said:

should be unlike the b26 a really simple build without eons of sanding 

 

 

I hope you are not tempting fate  :(

 

Good luck with this build, love the Mossie, except the biting ones up here !

 

cheers Pat

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Good choice! 👍

 

is it the MKii/VI/XVIII boxing?

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Liking that! 👍

 

Must get myself one of these......

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Topside done, nose was tricky to sand where I didn't quite cut it off perfectly. Now for the underside 

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The underside would be done, but noticed the wing leading edge isn’t right outboard if the nacelles, so some melted sprue and further sanding and painting needed

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Not going to like this but having had major problems with the leading edge of one wing, and generally not feeling like I can be bothered to see this through, theres much more I rather give my time to now so Ive decided to abandon it. Though maybe if people want to I’ll move this the WIP section with what I have in mind 

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Is it beyond recoverable Stu?? We all go through bad patches but seems like you may have lost your mojo on this one as well? There’s still time to go so perhaps sleep on it (after a few beers perhaps) and it just might look different in the morning? 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

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18 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Is it beyond recoverable Stu?? We all go through bad patches but seems like you may have lost your mojo on this one as well? There’s still time to go so perhaps sleep on it (after a few beers perhaps) and it just might look different in the morning? 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

Probably not, but what I need now is to just get on with one or two easy builds that I’m really committed to alongside others still ongoing. I shall be starting an airfix Harrier after sleep and beers and maybe an airfix f-86 or typhoon. Anyway the gnat will make the gallery in the next few days and even though I’m still yet to order the neutral grey paint needed the b-26 will make the gallery in time 

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So before this thread is edited and moved to the WIP section, which would anyone watching rather see takeover airfix Harrier gr5, typhoon 1b or f-86?

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30 minutes ago, BIG X said:

Typhoon...

 

5 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

:ditto:

So, a Harrier it is then. :wicked: Noooo, Typhoon for me too Stu. :winkgrin:

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Got to be a Harrier - iconic aircraft and we only have the prototype P1127 on the GB so far. C'mon PhantomBigStu.

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23 minutes ago, Ventora3300 said:

Got to be a Harrier - iconic aircraft and we only have the prototype P1127 on the GB so far. C'mon PhantomBigStu.

Agree - let's hope Stu wakes up with different thoughts? I assume all these are pre 1980 moulds and from what I've heard the F-86D is somewhat a decent kit for its age. 

 

Cheers.. Dave. 

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8 minutes ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Agree - let's hope Stu wakes up with different thoughts? I assume all these are pre 1980 moulds and from what I've heard the F-86D is somewhat a decent kit for its age. 

 

Cheers.. Dave. 

Nope, thread will be moved to the WIP section, all three are more modern tools, though the Harrier one is 27 years old so not a million miles from the GB 

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I've got this little blighter in the stash....

 

any pitfalls i should know about?......😁

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No pitfalls to report, anyway stripes are on,  now just to finish off the ID stripes on the top and paint the sky band on above the rearmost white band 

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