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The Spadgent

Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane (are you ready, baby?) The Airfix Hurricane 1/24

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Strapped in and on board!!

 

What a huge kit!!

 

Looking forward to seeing your work here!

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Good start there Johnny mate.

Those parts 4 and 5 are for when you fit an electric motor , as was the rage back then.

 

Simon.

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14 hours ago, giemme said:

Looks like you're off to a great start, Johnny Hurricane! :clap: 

 

That engine is massive! :gobsmacked: 

 

Ciao

Thanks Giorgio. Isn’t it just. I’m bloody loving it so far though😊

14 hours ago, Mikey-1980 said:

Strapped in and on board!!

 

What a huge kit!!

 

Looking forward to seeing your work here!

Thanks .  Me too. 🤪

12 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Good start there Johnny mate.

Those parts 4 and 5 are for when you fit an electric motor , as was the rage back then.

 

Simon.

I thought as much. I think I asked the same question with the 109 too. 😀

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Nothing done tonight as Thursdays is fencing night. 🤺. Although saying that I did remove the moulded wires on the merlin to replace them with lead before I went. 😇 A quick question though. @Troy Smith I think will have the answer. 😍 As I’m doing the MK1 the box suggests (ALK) would she have fabric wings or metal? 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Johnny.🌪

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Fond memories of this kit - it was the last thing I built before going to Uni close on 30 years ago. Always fancied having another go at it but haven’t got the space nowadays. Will have to content myself with watching what promises to be a cracking build!

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Just came across this and I'm also in for this big, old classic. Nice start on the engine. Looks very promising.  Some wires here and there and it looks state of art, I think. Cheers

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What a start, Johnny! 👍

Looks like you’re taking the building marathon! 😂

Love your style, keep up the great work.

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:21 PM, The Spadgent said:

I’m going to do some scratch work

Of course you are.

Think we'd let you away without it dear boy? :laugh:

Gonna be a big'un in every respect! (Best o' luck) :thumbsup2:

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21 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

As I’m doing the MK1 the box suggests (ALK) would she have fabric wings or metal? 

I think you're a cert for the metal wing, Johnny. 

He would definitely have mentioned the glaring error if otherwise. 

 

That engine block actually LOOKS heavy! 

Edited by rob Lyttle
Spelins

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Speaking of which, yesterday afternoon in Wellington:

Hurricanes 20 - Jaguares 28! 😜

Woo-hoo...!!!

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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12 hours ago, brianthemodeller said:

Fond memories of this kit - it was the last thing I built before going to Uni close on 30 years ago. Always fancied having another go at it but haven’t got the space nowadays. Will have to content myself with watching what promises to be a cracking build!

I hope I don’t disappoint sir. 👍

5 hours ago, bbudde said:

Just came across this and I'm also in for this big, old classic. Nice start on the engine. Looks very promising.  Some wires here and there and it looks state of art, I think. Cheers

Thanks. Wires being added for sure.

1 hour ago, Nikolay Polyakov said:

What a start, Johnny! 👍

Looks like you’re taking the building marathon! 😂

Love your style, keep up the great work.

🙌thanks🙌

1 hour ago, TheBaron said:

Of course you are.

Think we'd let you away without it dear boy? :laugh:

Gonna be a big'un in every respect! (Best o' luck) :thumbsup2:

Thanks Tony. She’s going to be fun! 🤩

1 hour ago, rob Lyttle said:

I think you're a cert for the metal wing, Johnny. 

He would definitely have mentioned the glaring error if otherwise. 

 

That engine block actually LOOKS heavy! 

Aah cool, thanks Rob. I made that mistake with my swordfish. It was my first build and I really didn’t know any better. Chipping here we come. 🤓

14 minutes ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Speaking of which, yesterday afternoon in Wellington:

Hurricanes 20 - Jaguares 28! 😜

Woo-hoo...!!!

Cheers,

 

Unc2

Nice one unc. 😉

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You'll have fun with this. I built one OOB using the brushes, paint and glue from the kit just last year for my local model shop (just to show what could be done without any extra investment) and it came out just fine.

 

I retrieved it from the shop a couple of months ago and have started to strip off the decals (which silvered badly over the matt acrylic camo) and the paint. I intend to re-work it using my airbrush, Lifecolor BoB paints and some Techmod decals (Polish Squadron).

 

Got it built without using filler, but it did require some work and glue to fill a few gaps (mainly at the upper wing to fuselage joint).

 

I'll enjoy watching this one develop, and hopefully it'll keep me interested in the re-work of mine.

 

Kev

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Not my scale but watching with interest.

"give her ****** and feed her well" and I'm sure you'll get a great result. 

Edited by PattheCat

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Spadgent--it was awesome catching up on this thread--now following--your research on paint schemes earlier was fascinating and the build is of course spectacular--best, Erwin 

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Nice work Flashman! Coming along really well…

 

BTW we caught up on our TV recordings on return from hols and watched 'The Bay'. They were trying to find 'whodunnit' and showed a witness some mug shots:

 

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Is that YOU in the middle Jont? We should be told… :) 

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9 hours ago, CedB said:

Nice work Flashman! Coming along really well…

 

BTW we caught up on our TV recordings on return from hols and watched 'The Bay'. They were trying to find 'whodunnit' and showed a witness some mug shots:

 

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Is that YOU in the middle Jont? We should be told… :) 

I reckon its the dodgy looking Macbeth type geezer on the right.

 

Martian 👽

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35 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

reckon its the dodgy looking Macbeth type geezer on the right

Those nostrils seem to follow you round the room...

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Late on parade, but I'll follow along if that's ok by you. Always liked these big old Airfix kits, and they beg for detailing!

 

Ian

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Completely out of context here, but considering the epic build from last year I thought you'd like to see what just got posted on my Facebook page... 

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Anyone know what the BBMF have been up to? 

Sorry for the interruption. 

Carry on.... 

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2 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Completely out of context here, but considering the epic build from last year I thought you'd like to see what just got posted on my Facebook page... 

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Anyone know what the BBMF have been up to? 

Sorry for the interruption. 

Carry on.... 

Commemorating the Dam Busters raid 16/17th  May 1943?

 

Martian 👽

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On 5/17/2019 at 9:20 PM, modelman182 said:

You'll have fun with this. I built one OOB using the brushes, paint and glue from the kit just last year for my local model shop (just to show what could be done without any extra investment) and it came out just fine.

 

I retrieved it from the shop a couple of months ago and have started to strip off the decals (which silvered badly over the matt acrylic camo) and the paint. I intend to re-work it using my airbrush, Lifecolor BoB paints and some Techmod decals (Polish Squadron).

 

Got it built without using filler, but it did require some work and glue to fill a few gaps (mainly at the upper wing to fuselage joint).

 

I'll enjoy watching this one develop, and hopefully it'll keep me interested in the re-work of mine.

 

Kev

I saw your model and she looked great. I couldn’t find a WIP though. Will you do one for the repaint?

On 5/18/2019 at 12:00 AM, PattheCat said:

Not my scale but watching with interest.

"give her ****** and feed her well" and I'm sure you'll get a great result. 

Ahem yes indeed. 🤫

18 hours ago, VT Red Sox Fan said:

Spadgent--it was awesome catching up on this thread--now following--your research on paint schemes earlier was fascinating and the build is of course spectacular--best, Erwin 

Thanks.😍

14 hours ago, CedB said:

Nice work Flashman! Coming along really well…

 

BTW we caught up on our TV recordings on return from hols and watched 'The Bay'. They were trying to find 'whodunnit' and showed a witness some mug shots:

 

47087495694_2f30c7455f_z.jpg

 

Is that YOU in the middle Jont? We should be told… :) 

I couldn’t possibly comment. 🦹‍♂️

4 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

I reckon its the dodgy looking Macbeth type geezer on the right.

 

Martian 👽

Oi! 

2 hours ago, limeypilot said:

Late on parade, but I'll follow along if that's ok by you. Always liked these big old Airfix kits, and they beg for detailing!

 

Ian

Welcome aboard Ian. Hopefully I’ll pull it out of the bag. 👨‍🔧

2 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Completely out of context here, but considering the epic build from last year I thought you'd like to see what just got posted on my Facebook page... 

FB_IMG_1558294364248

 

Anyone know what the BBMF have been up to? 

Sorry for the interruption. 

Carry on.... 

Wowza!!!!! Thanks for the share.

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Hey youuuu guyyyssss. 

How I managed to get some modelling in this weekend I know not. I was out for pretty much all of Saturday, meeting up with old friends, drinking some of the most beautiful and expensive stouts and bitters ever.

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£9 for a half pint. 😳

Milo had a fencing comp today too.

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During the bits where I wasn’t doing that I worked with this.

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I wanted to add some pipes to make it a bit more special. 

I used lead wire and heated up styrene rod.

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here’s a shot half way through. 🙌 I’m loving doing this. One side done

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and the other.

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And bottom.

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Just the top to go.

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now although this is ok I have seen it painted and I just don’t like the look that the mould gives. Soooooo.

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away with it and replace with lead wire.

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That’s better. Hopefully it’ll paint up ok. It should. I glued all the top stuff on.

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next bits to do are the fire wall/ bulk head, is that what it is?

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Why so many pin marks on the detail side is beyond me. 😩 also these need drilling.

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And a sand. Here’s one set dry fitted. 

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much better. 😀

Also these arrived.

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woot!!

That however is it I’m absolutely pooped so it’s early nights all around I think.

Thanks for dropping by and as always.

Happy Modelling.

 

Johnny. 🌪

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Martian Hale said:

Commemorating the Dam Busters raid 16/17th  May 1943?

 

Was there last time on easter at good Friday this year on a very early pre summer day (roundabout 19°C ) at dusk till night. A moonlit night then there and I was quite amazed on that lake: dark, quiet and peaceful, but always slightly rushing sounds of water showing its power. So, a bit strange or odd, I imagined this operation there 75 years and 11 month ago moonlighted as then.

Cheers

Edited by bbudde

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16 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

That’s better.

Yep much better!!!! You just came into my post. Looks great with that wires

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