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elger

Stirling W7442 "-B" of 1651 Conversion Unit (ex MG-M of 7 Squadron) - improving the 1/72 Italeri kit

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lovely job there Elger

 

Can't wait to see the finished article. I missed your earlier post showing the CWG with 3 of the crew interred. Easy to forget that behind each of these models there lies a very personal story

 

John

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Went a little crazy with the weathering - maybe a tad much but I quite like it. AK streaking grime and weathering pigments. All sealed with Vallejo clear flat. I'm going to try to behave for a change and let it dry thoroughly before removing the masking tape and moving on to final assembly.

 

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- Elger

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From the photos I’ve seen, the wings got real dirty so I th8nk you’ve captured that very well, looks superb :)

 

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The engine's central gear casing should be painted a semi-gloss black.

 

 

Chris

 

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44 minutes ago, dogsbody said:

The engine's central gear casing should be painted a semi-gloss black.

 

 

Chris

 

Thanks for the heads up but I'm aware - they're not done yet. In fact, I've painted the engines I'll be fitting to the aircraft separately and these that are fitted now are from the second kit and just there to hold the cowls in place and I will be swapping them soon.

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27 minutes ago, elger said:

Thanks for the heads up but I'm aware - they're not done yet. In fact, I've painted the engines I'll be fitting to the aircraft separately and these that are fitted now are from the second kit and just there to hold the cowls in place and I will be swapping them soon.

 

Ah! Very good, Sir. Carry on.

 

 

Chris

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1 hour ago, Josip said:

I'm really glad that my advice gave such a nice result.

 

Josip

Thank you! It's been a lot of work and it's not perfect (due to some mistakes, and pushing the tape a bit too far going around curves here and there), but overall I do think that using the technique seriously improves this kit. Thanks for sharing it, and your advice!

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Crawling towards the finish line. Engines done:

 

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Thanks for looking!

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Finished!

 

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RFI thread here:

 

Thanks to all for your support and input - I really needed it with this build!!

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