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JOCKNEY

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This is another, very old kit that I have had for so long I can't remember buying it.

 

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picture from Scalemates

 

Its the Revell kit from a long time ago, I made a start on the cockpit and then seem to have put it away and forgotten about it. I will post the pictures later on, just to show it's well under the 25% rule. If this goes well I have another kit I would like to do in this GB, but that's for another day.

 

Good luck everyone 

 

cheers Pat

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Good luck! Not too long ago, I opened my boxing of this kit, that I bought back in the 80's. So much flash and warpage. Mostly warpage! I'm glad I have the newer Revell kit.

 

 

Chris

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Excellent choice, always liked the Condor and will enjoy watching the build progress.

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7 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Good luck! Not too long ago, I opened my boxing of this kit, that I bought back in the 80's. So much flash and warpage. Mostly warpage! I'm glad I have the newer Revell kit.

 

 

Chris

Hi Chris

I hasn't checked for that !

Oh well, life isn't supposed to be easy  ;)

cheers Pat

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I just took a look at one of my 2 kits and it's not quite as bad as I thought. only a bit of flash here and there and the fuselage isn't warped at all. Now the wings are another story!

 

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Chris

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9 minutes ago, dogsbody said:

I just took a look at one of my 2 kits and it's not quite as bad as I thought. only a bit of flash here and there and the fuselage isn't warped at all. Now the wings are another story!

 

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Chris

I thought that was the special biplane conversion to shorten the length of take off and landings ! ;)

 

cheers Pat

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Pat,

Didn't you know Condors had beaks....

I made one of these in eight five. It got me back in the hobby when my wife was pregnant with our first daughter. Built about twenty BOB etc kits back then. At the time the Condor was the pride of my collection

ever with all those bumps.  

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Maybe the modelmaker for Star Wars was building one of these when he/she got the idea of the X-wing fighter :hmmm:

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Hopefully it won't take you, ahem, Three days of the Condor, to solve this problem.  But you might have to, dare I say, wing it?  :whistle:

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Ah the Fw 200. Legend has it that the escort to a Russian convoy once signalled a shadowing Condor, who had been circling them for some time, "You are making us dizzy. Could you please fly the other way round." Apparently, the Germans acknowledged the signal, then did indeed change direction.

 

Alistair McLean uses it in his novel 'HMS Ulysses', and I've since seen it credited to several varied RN officers.

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On 11/27/2018 at 6:54 PM, Greg Law said:

with all those bumps.  

Surely Greg you mean "all that detail' ;)

Steve

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No I mean huge bumps. That is what I remember most about the model. Mind you it gave good grip when I picked it up. In fact for old times sake I still have a kit in my stash.

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Right time for some photos of my actual kit

 

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It won't take the rocket scientists amongst you so see it's already been started. I'm not sure the colour of the interior is right, so any help in that department appreciated. Also does anyone know what colour to paint the bombs and bomb bay. There are 2 sizes of bombs, littlest ones inside the bomb bay and larger ones for under the wings.

I appear to have lost both the flight crew members and the half crew member for the very aerodynamic front turret ! So rather than spending ages trying to find replacements I'll be building it without a crew. 

 

Finally I couldn't help but notice the instructions say they were printed in Cranbourne Road, Potters Bar, as my mum now lives in Potters Bar, does anyone know how a kit made in German, I assume had instructions printed in the UK ?

 

cheers Pat

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I have a Revell GB catalogue from 1960 or so that says all models made in the UK.  Import duties in those days were such that it would be cheaper to make them here, also exchange control on paying for things in dollars!  I think it meant that only something like hire of the moulds would be dollars, not the finished products which i think would also be taxed higher.  This was the days when having kids with you on a foreign holiday was a bonus for those affluent enough as each person could only take £30 out of the country. It was a different world though many of the kits in the catalogue are still around - Hello 1/28 Dr1 I'm talking to you...

Cheers

Will

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Hi Will @malpaso

 

Having looked at the box this morning it does in fact say the kit was built in potters bar ! Everydays a school day

 

I also trial fitted the 2 fuselage halves last night and there must be a problem with the fitting of the cockpit, so it will have to be removed, which provides an opportunity to correct the painting of it.

 

I will pop a note on the forum as someone will be a Condor expert no doubt !

 

cheers Pat

 

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Hi Pat,

 

one day you will surprise us all by building a kit less than 40 years old!!! 

But where would the fun be? So Condors were manufactured in Potters Bar, then no doubt shipped to the Motherland by U-Boot. Damn! Potters Bar of all places!

To answer (badly, I am sure) your question, the cockpit should be OK in RLM 66 and the bombs should not be far off in RLM 02. Not black, whatever you do!

 

Your kit does not appear to be warped, which would be a bonus! I had to put braising rods in the wings of my Airfix B-24J to stop them looking like a glider during a sharp pull up...

 

That will be good!

Have fun

 

JR

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Hi @jean

 

Nice to have you with me again mate, on one of my builds. It wouldn't be the same without you !

 

Yes I believe there is a much newer posher version of this kit, but I feel the kit should be as close as possible to the age of the builder. Next kit will be Stonehenge for me in the year I was born GB !

 

cheers Pat

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I would go with RLM 66. Just make sure it isn't too dark the photos of the real thing look quite light. The rest of the interior should be RLM 02.

If I remember right I made an interior for it as well. Make sure you build it gear down because that is half the fun of this aircraft. 

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Nice looking kit Pat,this was one of those upper shelf kit's in the Newsagent's shop that were way beyond my pocket money so good to see

one in the flesh!

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So any glueing of repainting action yet Pat?

 

I forgot that I have a part started civil version of the FW200 sitting on the shelf. I am not a fan of the decal options of the kit I have and was considering an aftermarket sheet or a what-if.

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On 12/7/2018 at 1:31 AM, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

So any glueing of repainting action yet Pat?

 

I forgot that I have a part started civil version of the FW200 sitting on the shelf. I am not a fan of the decal options of the kit I have and was considering an aftermarket sheet or a what-if.

Hi Ray

 

Having recently finished my Frog / Donetsk Toy Factory Vultee Vengeance II in the Pacific GB, I am afraid to say I have been working on my Coastal Command B-17 in the B-17 GB, so the poor old Condor hasn't had a look in.

 

I will remove the old cockpit and repainted it this weekend I promise, and get the interior painted so it a least looks like I've started !

 

cheers Pat

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No pressure Pat, just curious.

 

I have yet to start on my build as I am also working on my B-17E for B-17GB!

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