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morty_3333

" I wish I was a Spaceman, the fastest Guy alive"...................

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Hi Everybody!

 

Will be taking a short break from My Trumpeter 1/200 hood build because...............................

I had / suffered / experienced (:lol:) a major Birthday last week, and My Darling Wife Completely surprised Me with UNCL's latest kit , an 18" long Fireball XL5 Resin Kit! :surprised:

 

For those of You that hav'nt experienced said Major Birthdays , a little background info:-

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_XL5

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifS2nP53Zs

 

OK , let's have a look:-

 

Kit arrives in a standard cardboard box with a coloured end-label:-

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A layout of the major parts (Note colour demarcation lines are scribed into parts - very useful!) :-

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Two clear canopies plus two of each alternate Astrodomes supplied plus resin framework for Astrodomes:-

 

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A bag of parts:-

 

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Alternative fins for Fireball Junior:-

 

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Very little clean-up required on parts! :)

 

A single printed colour instruction sheet with a CD containing the same sheet as a .pdf file :-

 

 

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A fret of photoetch parts for the cockpit framing and cover strips for canopy joints :-

 

 

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Clearly printed Decals, white ones do not show up well on photos :-

 

 

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Sorry, duplicated photo below, cannot delete!! :doh:

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I will be mounting the finished model on a scratch-built cradle and section of launch rail , I was going to mount it using magnets but owing to it's weight I may mount it permanentaly. ( Any flights around the workshop being done beforehand..............):pilot:

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All in all, very impressed with Uncle Bill's new kit, have got His Angel Interceptor in the stash, and will look at getting His Thunderbird 1 & 3 kits as well!

 

Off the give the bits a bath now,will start cleaning up and assembly Tomorrow!  :frantic:

 

Keep Sticking!                    Cheers,  Pete

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Wow! Lucky you. I bet you didn't ask the price, I wouldn't.

It looks to have some great details.

I'm still bumbling on with the two smaller versions I have so I'll be watching your build too.

Pete

 

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Hi Pete and Chris,thanks for looking in!

I've been keeping an eye on Your builds Pete, I was looking at attempting a scratch-build a-la David Sissons,so have been hunting down everything XL5!!

 

Stay Tuned,update Tomorrow!

 

Keep Sticking!        Cheers,  Pete

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Bloody Hell,that's a cracking bit of kit.

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Hi There!

Thanks for looking in Carts and prowler0000!

Bit of progress Today (Bit too B****y hot in the workshop!!) , parts cleaned up and initial fits tried , fin needs a little bit of persuation but most parts drop on , I think that I will be able the paint the wing end 'fins' before assembly , will make for neat job.

Next up is to drill the joints for brass pins to strengthen them up.

Back to work Tomorrow (:whip:) , back on the bench Monday , more then!!

 

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Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, morty_3333 said:

will be able the paint the wing end 'fins' before assembly

I would if i were you. I'm trying to decal them after fitting & not having fun.

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That is another of the models I would love to build at some point.

Looking forward to your progress with this one.

 

Good work so far.

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