Jump to content

As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

CliffB

FROG Hampden ++ FINISHED ++

Recommended Posts

Hi all.  This is a DNF from the FROG Squad GB - a 'box scale' (actually 1/99), Handley Page Hampden.

 

P1100892.jpg

 

My original build thread is here, and contains lots of useful help and advice from other members of the FROG Squad :thumbsup2:.

 

My aim is to get this finished by the end of the year, in order to clear the decks for the exciting new 2020 GB programme!

 

Cheers

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This one looks to be going well for you Cliff. Missed the FROG GB but will go play catch-up at some point. First glance at your photo made me wonder about the strange choice of 'outline' style markings on the overall black paintwork :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Col. said:

This one looks to be going well for you Cliff. Missed the FROG GB but will go play catch-up at some point. First glance at your photo made me wonder about the strange choice of 'outline' style markings on the overall black paintwork :lol: 

Thanks Col.  You do get some fancy effects when filling recessed lines.  My FROG GB Sealand was probably my most impressive!

 

IMG_1573.jpg

 

Cliff

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, CliffB said:

Thanks Col.  You do get some fancy effects when filling recessed lines.  My FROG GB Sealand was probably my most impressive!

 

IMG_1573.jpg

 

Cliff

Ooh that looks lovely Cliff :wub: Another thread I need to hunt out now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Cliff

Delighted to see this one, back in the limelight 

I look forward to seeing you bring this one to life.

Cheers Pat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi @CliffB

Did you get a chance to do any more to the Hampden ?

 Cheers Pat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

Hi @CliffB

Did you get a chance to do any more to the Hampden ?

 Cheers Pat

Hi Pat and thanks for the chase.

It's next on the list.  I'm just finishing off my Sopranos' 727 and then it will be the Hampden's turn :)

 

Cheers and Happy New Year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Cliff

Happy New Year to you and the family as well.

 Cheers Pat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I managed to re-start the Hampden today - tidying up and fitting the transparencies.  Unfortunately they were pretty rough and didn't fit at all well (unlike the beautifully moulded black plastic parts).  They were also quite crystalline in appearance and slightly yellowed.  A dip in Klear improved things and hopefully the painted frames will further disguise the remaining problems  ;).

 

P1110109.jpg

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/9/2020 at 8:03 PM, JOCKNEY said:

Lovely work Cliff

Cheers Pat 

Thanks Pat.  I'm getting there slowly ;)

 

A small landmark today, as I finally got the masking finished.  It was a pain!

 

P1110112.jpg

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick update.  Painting now finished - Xtracrylix, so 'decal ready'.

 

P1110113.jpg

 

Next time you see it, it should be finished!

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks lovely - easy decal placement as well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The finish looks exceptional.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/28/2020 at 8:25 PM, Jinxman said:

That looks lovely - easy decal placement as well!

 

On 1/28/2020 at 10:11 PM, Ray_W said:

The finish looks exceptional.

Thanks guys!

 

Well, it's finally finished.  I'm not sure about the gaudy navigation lights, but otherwise I'm pretty happy ;).

The roundels were aftermarket items, but the codes and serials were from the kit's 60 year old transfer sheet - nice one FROG!

I'm also still blown away by the beautiful recessed panel lines that these early FROG kits had - years ahead of their time.

 

P1110114.jpg

 

Thanks to @Enzo Matrix for organising this year's KUTA and to all of you who have followed the build.  Special thanks to @TonyW @PeterB and @smellybeard for providing invaluable info along the way.

 

Cheers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful work. Really looks the part.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clean and tidy job + very ellegant aircraft = excellent addition to the gallery of finished models!

 

Cheers,

S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that is really something special!  A beautiful build.

 

Tony.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My word - that looks the part to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Truly amazing work, I’m virtually speechless by its absolute beauty! Excellent work Cliff. 
Cheers.. Dave 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations Cliff, that has turned out beautifully. 

cheers Pat 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Cliff, this is one that has passed me by. A fantastic build and great result. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...