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Wait! I've effed up horribly! Shellicool's build is the Italeri kit. Somehow I got it in my mind that it was the Airfix Mk. VIII. 

 

Sorry!

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Very nice Shellie :) 

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With the decals sealed in I began fixing the pre-built undercarriage in place. This was still extremely fiddly, as the struts dont fit properly into the wheel wells (one of many parts on this kit that simply don't fit!). However, with a lot of muttering I finally got them glued into place. 

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Then I fitted the propellers and spinners in place and popped the aircraft in the spray booth for a blast of Vallejo satin varnish. 

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With the varnish drying I only have to add the aerial wires and the build is complete. 

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Posted (edited)

With the antenna wire attached the build was complete. I have to say it hasn't been one of my favourite builds, mostly because of the quality of the kit, but it has come together and looks ok. 

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I will post a few more pictures in the ready for inspection forum. Thanks for joining me. 

Edited by Shelliecool

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Stunning result Shellie, great build and superb paintwork!

 

     Roger

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I've noticed that the guns in the front turret splay out a bit. Is that a fault with the kit? I haven't looked at mine that closely yet.

 

 

 

Chris

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3 minutes ago, dogsbody said:

I've noticed that the guns in the front turret splay out a bit. Is that a fault with the kit? I haven't looked at mine that closely yet.

 

 

 

Chris

I found neither of the turrets fitted together Chris (the clear pieces especially), and as a result tried to make the best of a bad lot. 

Thanks, 

Michelle. 

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9 minutes ago, Shelliecool said:

I found neither of the turrets fitted together Chris (the clear pieces especially), and as a result tried to make the best of a bad lot. 

Thanks, 

Michelle. 

 

Thanks for the heads up. I have an old MPM Welly Mk.Ic and if I ever build that, I'll be on the look out. But, if I desire a Mk.Ic that badly, I'll build my Airfix kit first, followed by the Trumpeter kit next.

 

 

 

Chris

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She looks good to be Shellie, nice job :) 

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Just caught up, great work and also thanks for the heads up re the Turrets too.  Very useful thank you.

All the best

Chris

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