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Hewy

Gloster gladiator in finnish service

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I hadn't signed up for this one,i thought i had, I was thinking of building my special hobby brewster 239 in  1/32, but I've  decided on something else,  that continues my diversion into 1/72 ,the superb little airfix gloster gladiator,in finnish livery  ,i have some extas, they are, aml decals sheet 7201 ,sbs photo etch exterior, eduard photo etch interior, sbs resin bristol mercury engine,aires resin doors, and  resin control surfaces, I'll  also attempt to rig it, I'm  undecided on the scheme at present

Cheers all

 

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Nice, a Gladiator! Rigging has always been a mystery to me - haven't even done radio wires on WW2 planes. Interesting to see how this will unfold :)

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14 minutes ago, reini said:

Interesting to see how this will unfold :)

Me too😋

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welcome along Hewy, and with a Gladiator too.

 

Not what would first come to mind for this GB but not a huge surprise to see one, but it's very nice to see one.

 

If my memories right these were fitted with skis?

 

Good luck with this one, sounds like it'll be a great build and you even have extra AM stuff for her!! :thumbsup:

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4 minutes ago, trickyrich said:

build and you even have extra AM stuff for her!! 

I thought you'd be interested that there's a little resin involved,  the tiny sbs resin engine looks incredible, hopefully i can build it without ruining it of course, yes mine will be on skis 

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Nice choice Glynn. And with skis on too!

 

James 

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This one is going to be quite a project with all those extras :thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, John D.C. Masters said:

!  There might be a few of these

Wouldn't be a bad thing john 👍,I'm  away with mrs hewy for a clean weekend till sunday,i shall start upon my return

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I'm planning to do a Matchbox Gladiator for the BoB GB, so I'll be interested to see how you get on with all your extras :popcorn:

 

Cheers

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A few bits I've gathered,  I'm waiting for the resin rear wings and cockpit doors

I'm  doing the bottom scheme on the sheet 

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The resin bristol mercury engine 

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Eduard pe set, seat and the machine gun faces and cockpit floor look good 

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And the sbs etch set, the side access panels i reckon look good 

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Skis that are included in the kit 

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Looking forward to this Glynn. Really exciting original build topic with some great goodies too it will be super to follow what you make of this.

That’s really small right? If I picture the width of an eduard pack and the fuselage being that big 🧐

Maybe you can put a coin or a paint pot or something in some upcoming build shots to really put it into perspective.

 

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wow I love all the AM stuff but the PE would do my eyes in at that scale.......I still haven't recovered from the Hind! :hypnotised:

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There's a selection of interesting schemes on that decal sheet and a fantastic range of aftermarket parts to pimp up your kit :speak_cool:

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Great choice Glynn, really interested to see what you can do this kit and all the goodies.

Good choice of scheme too, who doesn't like a winter scheme!

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I've  made a start on the cockpit, the photo etch inspection panels were going to be left open ,so i had a bash at some internal structure, but i changed my mind and glued in the pe panels , just the ip to do and i can button her up

Zoomed in with a giant xacto blade

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 I might have the bulkhead behind the seat a bit to low, its only white glued for now incase it has to be adjusted,its where eduard says to  fix it but it doesn't seem right,it may just be a scale thing 

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 Hope this turns out under a coat of paint now

Cheers all

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That is a good looking cockpit! :) Interesting etch panels, I'm sure they look good with some paint on.

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Cockpit and those PE panels look really great, can't wait to see some color over them.

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Thanks gentlemen ive just finished the ip panel so i should be a.ble to zip it up tomorrow 

 

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Thanks gentlemen ive just finished the ip panel so i should be a.ble to zip it up tomorrow 

 

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An excellent start Glynn, the cockpit looks really good, especially in 1/72 scale.

The IP looks excellent too, it's going to be a very complete cockpit.

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1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

, it's going to be a very complete cockpi

Cheers craig, its a shame there's only a small opening, but I'll  have both cockpit doors open, that should help a bit 

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gee that cockpit came out really nice!!!! :thumbsup:

 

The detailing work is beautiful for a wee 1/72nd beastie, well done

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