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Oh blooming flip its that bloke and his drill again.🤔

 

Its undercarriage time and again I wasnt happy with Valoms way of construction nor the strength of the spindly little bits of wobbly plastic that made up the gear legs. Above is the bend if you stare at it too long original leg and my hand carved out of 2mm plasticard replacement

49237543068_db79840fc0_c.jpgIMG_20191218_123539025 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

49238234537_4112eb7df0_c.jpgIMG_20191218_123724103 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

Wheel fairing drilled to accept a 0.55mm brass pin

49238013486_b152273cc9_c.jpgIMG_20191218_124246451 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

Fuselage drilled to accept 2 x 1.2mm brass wires, the whel fairing was also drilled slightly oversized with a 1.4mm drill to allow some wiggle room.

49238010616_f9165c6eae_c.jpgIMG_20191218_132354258 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

Test fit

49238008336_4b8b29326e_c.jpgIMG_20191218_132614915 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

Blimey it all fits and is straightish how did that happen

49238222702_fa99832830_c.jpgIMG_20191218_133120481 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

49238003161_9c6c9dcc06_c.jpgIMG_20191218_133125948 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

One more to go

49238218407_06e3cbbc26_c.jpgIMG_20191218_133217653 by Stuart, on Flickr

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I’ve got one of these in the stash. I have a feeling it’s going to be there a while yet! 
 

Liking the way you’ve worked out a solution to the undercarriage. If you don’t mind, I shall freely steal borrow the idea for when I do get round to my Sparrow. 

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14 minutes ago, Heather Kay said:

I’ve got one of these in the stash. I have a feeling it’s going to be there a while yet! 
 

Liking the way you’ve worked out a solution to the undercarriage. If you don’t mind, I shall freely steal borrow the idea for when I do get round to my Sparrow. 

Steal borrow away with my best wishes. I tend not to plan things like the undercarriage modification I just look at the problem sleep on it then crack on, I mean what could possibly go wrong I mean right I mean wrong.

 

I reckon you should get the kit out of the stash I have enjoyed building it so far though I am not looking forward to painting I HATE PAINTING WHAT WAS WRONG WITH PRE COLOURED KITS 😂 although I have struggled in places I dont know if thats me (its only my second kit build after a 30+ year gap) or the kit but nothing has stumped me for long.

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Just now, AltcarBoB said:

I reckon you should get the kit out of the stash

I would, but for a rather major lack of space for it to live when it’s finished. I’m not even sure there’s room for my FrankenDornier when it’s done!

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1 minute ago, Heather Kay said:

I would, but for a rather major lack of space for it to live when it’s finished. I’m not even sure there’s room for my FrankenDornier when it’s done!

I am not sure where this baby will go when its finished its 370mm long x 320mm wide. I reckon I could make some display space if I got rid of something unnecessary like the sofa I mean sitting on the floor is good for your posture 🤨

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By the way off topic but I love your railway builds the D10001 particulary as its always been a favourite of mine, I have a rather wobbly 4mm Alexander kit on a modded Hornby Class 37 chassis but it doesnt get used anymore its a bit crude.

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Good recovery on the turret fairing, it sometimes pays to not read the instructions, and nice work on the undercarriage.

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Sprayed on a couple of coats of Vallejo Air 71.324 BS Dark Green and I am rather surprised how well its come out. I have previously struggled to get a hang of my H&S Ultra airbrush and no name compressor but after lots of juggling with pressure and endless practice on newspaper I think I have got the right pressure and trigger technique. I am not going to claim I am any good but I think I have cracked covering a good size aircraft with a smooth run free paint layer, now to crack on with masking up for the Dark Earth coats. I have bought some A4 sheets of low tack Vinyl off eBay which I will practice with on a piece of spray painted plastikard before I slap it on the model.

 

49260166812_cb7cb30339_c.jpgIMG_20191222_143920607 by Stuart, on Flickr

49259493813_b74f441b46_c.jpgIMG_20191222_143906017 by Stuart, on Flickr

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2 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

If you’re an airbrushing novice, I’d say you’re picking it up pretty fast; that looks excellent

Oooh stop it you'll make me go red 😂

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Just masked up and sprayed the dark earth colour. I am a nervous wreck how does everyone do this all I can think is have I ruined everything, will I peel off the green.

 

I think I might have to keep my eyes closed when I start picking at the masking.

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Great job - no need to worry, see?

Looking very smart, especially for your first airbrush job :) 

 

 

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Managed to fit in some painting after a busy old week. I used my Dads old Bow Pen which I found in a box of bits I was clearing out after he passed on for doing the canopy framing the first second and third attempts didnt go too well but I got there in the end I just needed to carefully scrape the overpaint off with a cocktail stick.

 

49310165356_5e48ecf9a0_c.jpgIMG_20191231_143805570 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

Glued in place with Deluxe Materials Glaze and glue and then given a coat of Humbrol Clear it doesnt look too bad

 

49310367867_4f0e1e8e07_c.jpgIMG_20200101_143153828 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

After a bit of experimenting with metallic paint to do the exhaust collector rings I decided to use a Sharpie Bronze metallic paint pen and it seems to have come out okay though it looks brighter in the photo than in real life

 

49310157766_ef6166a608_c.jpgIMG_20200101_143338376 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

I have done the undersides but realised after I had taken the photo I had forgotten to paint the underside of the wheel spats

 

49309657993_b937070c71_c.jpgIMG_20200101_143250814 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

I am still finding little spots that need touching up but I think I am near transfer time. I originally was going to paint on invasion stripes but decided after some experimenting on spare plasticard I didnt like the results maybe next model when I feel my technique has improved.

 

I havent fitted the props yet which is good as I realised I had ballsed up the painting of the yellow tips. I meant to paint 4mm long yellow tips but I must have suffered from mission creep as the tips have come out way too big.

 

 

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For my money, you've done a great job on this. The model really captures the evocative shape of the aircraft nicely and the landing gear is spot on.

Thanks for sharing, 

Jack

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1 hour ago, dogsbody said:

A small question: Is the cockpit canopy framing supposed to be black and not one of the camo colours?

 

 

Chris

I followed the colour chart in the instructions and never thought to check out any photos. Too late now.

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As is always the way the things you need to remove are properly glued in. The canopy is not shifting without risking cracking either it or the fuselage.

 

I will have to repaint the canopy in place does anyone know if I can paint over the Humbrol Clear or if it can be removed.

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With a mighty leap by the goalie the ball is pushed past the post and the game is still on. 

 

I scraped the Black paint off canopy bars very carefully with a new 10A scalpel blade. and repainted in Green and Dark Earth. Typically the new paint job isnt quite as neat as the old but it does look right now.

 

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49316718648_95b6a312b8_c.jpgIMG_20200102_161055103 by Stuart, on Flickr

 

 

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