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Hi - I am building the same kit, well the T5. I'll keep an eye on this build and put up a photo of mine when finished. It's a bit of a challenging kit but a rewarding subject. I have the T4 and F. 1/2 by Sword to build as well. Good luck, stay safe. Kind regards, Justin 

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Hi everybody, and thanks Silvano @phantom61 and Justin @Justin M for joining :thumbsup: ;

 

sorry for the lack of updates, but ever since the outburst of this virus, my mojo hasn't been at the top. Then I got sick myself (very mildly and not tested, so I'm not sure if it was that) and part of my family, and the full recovery took a while. Now I'm also back to work, since my company is one of kinds allowed to keep working in this period. Still, I promise there will be some update very soon so ... stay tuned, and stay safe! :D 

 

Ciao

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Glad to hear you are better Giorgio. I think I may have had the virus also, as I had a temperature (several times a day each day) for almost 3 weeks and have been left with a mild chest irritation. Not tested also, so who knows.

 

Looking forward to an update on the Lightning!

 

Best regards

 

Terry

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Your build is coming along nicely. Really like the instrument panel. I barely do that well in 1/48 scale.

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Hello Giorgio

Glad that you're back !! I was worrying about...

I also work on a required society, so no lockdown for CC

Now, I think that I do not get it ... But...

SWMBO is working in a retirement home and the director was completely careless...

Here's the result, Sylvia has been tested today, we will have the results tomorrow.

And 7 elderlies infected, 1 dead already...

So, it's a bit frightening at CC castle today...

Finger crossed,

Take care you all.

Sincerely.

CC

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Hope everyone is safe and well, and Giemme hope you ok at work and the family is all recovered.

 

i had two weeks quarantined as the kids had a temp and got back to work last week, only to be told I’m one of the managers being furloughed for 8 weeks. Not sure I’ll cope well with that but hopefully aircraft production will go up! 
 

hope you get a chance to be at the bench soon.

 

Rob

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12 hours ago, giemme said:

not tested, so I'm not sure if it was that

That sounds worrying to me, best act as though you haven't had it, though I don't know if there is a test to indicate whether or not you have had it. Good to see you back in the saddle anyway.

7 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

So, it's a bit frightening at CC castle today...

That sounds worrying too, you guys take care, fingers crossed that Sylvia is OK.

Steve.

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Very relieved to hear that you’re feeling better Giorgio, and Terry too. 

Looking forward to more Lightninging.

 

Take care.

 

John

PS still havn’t found the picture, I think I must have dreamed it.

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Glad people are feeling better, a salutary reminder to us all to stay safe.

 

1 hour ago, Biggles87 said:

Looking forward to more Lightninging.

Me too, can't have enough Lightningingness!

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Good to see you back Giorgio and pleased you're feeling better :) 

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18 hours ago, giemme said:

Then I got sick myself

Hi, Giorgio.

Glad that you're doing well.
When we had a phone call middle march, I felt you weren't in your usual spirit, so I suspected... but the Corona was away from you.
Well, now it's over, but take the maximum care of you so that your temporary weakness doesn't compromise things.

Eugenio

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On 4/6/2020 at 2:53 PM, giemme said:

Hi everybody, and thanks Silvano @phantom61 and Justin @Justin M for joining :thumbsup: ;

 

sorry for the lack of updates, but ever since the outburst of this virus, my mojo hasn't been at the top. Then I got sick myself (very mildly and not tested, so I'm not sure if it was that) and part of my family, and the full recovery took a while. Now I'm also back to work, since my company is one of kinds allowed to keep working in this period. Still, I promise there will be some update very soon so ... stay tuned, and stay safe! :D 

 

Ciao

Hi giorgio , very glad to read from you !!!

Wish you all the best for the future , for you , your family and of course your country !!! :winkgrin:

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Hi Giorgio,

I'm happy to hear you're better!

It's a difficult time , but we may see a light at the end of the tunnel!

Let's keep doingour best to improve things and get in touch even just for a quick talk!

Ciao

Massimo

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On 06/04/2020 at 15:29, Terry1954 said:

Glad to hear you are better Giorgio. I think I may have had the virus also, as I had a temperature (several times a day each day) for almost 3 weeks and have been left with a mild chest irritation. Not tested also, so who knows.

 

Looking forward to an update on the Lightning!

 

Best regards

 

Terry

Thanks Terry, I'm glad to know you are now fine :thumbsup:  See below for the update :winkgrin: 

On 06/04/2020 at 16:46, SAT69 said:

Your build is coming along nicely. Really like the instrument panel. I barely do that well in 1/48 scale.

Thank you :thumbsup:  Credits for the IP go mostly to Sword, although I had to do a few mods to adapt it for a T4

On 06/04/2020 at 17:59, Cookenbacher said:

Glad you're feeling better Giorgio (and Terry!), and glad that you'll back at building this (very) fast jet.

Cheers Cookie, thanks :thumbsup: See below

23 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Giorgio

Glad that you're back !! I was worrying about...

I also work on a required society, so no lockdown for CC

Now, I think that I do not get it ... But...

SWMBO is working in a retirement home and the director was completely careless...

Here's the result, Sylvia has been tested today, we will have the results tomorrow.

And 7 elderlies infected, 1 dead already...

So, it's a bit frightening at CC castle today...

Finger crossed,

Take care you all.

Sincerely.

CC

Fingers crossed CC, take care you too 🤞

22 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Glad you’re feeling better Giorgio. These are indeed the strangest of times. 😶

Cheers Johnny, strange times indeed!

22 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Glad you are OK G. 

 

Simon and Lady R.

 

Thanks both, guys :thumbsup:  Stay safe

22 hours ago, bbudde said:

As above. Glad your ok. And the recovery seems to be more stressful due to that whole Corona wirrwarr everywhere. Stay safe all.

Thanks Benedikt, much appreciated :thumbsup: 

19 hours ago, rob85 said:

Hope everyone is safe and well, and Giemme hope you ok at work and the family is all recovered.

 

i had two weeks quarantined as the kids had a temp and got back to work last week, only to be told I’m one of the managers being furloughed for 8 weeks. Not sure I’ll cope well with that but hopefully aircraft production will go up! 
 

hope you get a chance to be at the bench soon.

 

Rob

Take it easy, Rob -  and keep modelling :D See below for some bench time

16 hours ago, stevehnz said:

That sounds worrying to me, best act as though you haven't had it, though I don't know if there is a test to indicate whether or not you have had it. Good to see you back in the saddle anyway.

That sounds worrying too, you guys take care, fingers crossed that Sylvia is OK.

Steve.

Thanks Steve :thumbsup:  I'm acting as if I both had it and not had it, that is with extreme precaution not to infect others (my quarantine since the fever went away ended last Thursday) and not to get infected

12 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Very relieved to hear that you’re feeling better Giorgio, and Terry too. 

Looking forward to more Lightninging.

 

Take care.

 

John

PS still havn’t found the picture, I think I must have dreamed it.

Cheers John, thank you - stay safe! See below for more lightning-ness :) 

11 hours ago, Wez said:

Glad people are feeling better, a salutary reminder to us all to stay safe.

 

Me too, can't have enough Lightningingness!

Cheers Wez, thank you :thumbsup: See below

10 hours ago, CedB said:

Good to see you back Giorgio and pleased you're feeling better :) 

Thanks Ced :thumbsup: 

9 hours ago, 72linerlover said:

Hi, Giorgio.

Glad that you're doing well.
When we had a phone call middle march, I felt you weren't in your usual spirit, so I suspected... but the Corona was away from you.
Well, now it's over, but take the maximum care of you so that your temporary weakness doesn't compromise things.

Eugenio

Thanks Euge, I was more concerned and anxious back then, rather than sick. Now I'm really fine, just hoping this thing ends soon

2 hours ago, basket said:

Hi giorgio , very glad to read from you !!!

Wish you all the best for the future , for you , your family and of course your country !!! :winkgrin:

Cheers basket, thank you :thumbsup: The same to you, your family and your beautiful country, of course!

1 hour ago, Massimo said:

Hi Giorgio,

I'm happy to hear you're better!

It's a difficult time , but we may see a light at the end of the tunnel!

Let's keep doingour best to improve things and get in touch even just for a quick talk!

Ciao

Massimo

Thanks Massimo, let's hope so! 

 

Here's an update, eventually :yahoo: 

 

Plastic shim inserted in the front part of the fuselage - gluing needed some persuasion ...

 

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Front side sorted and rescribed

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fuselage12

 

a dryfit of the windshield shows that there's gonna be some fairing in

fuselage13

 

fuselage14

 

Some job for good old PPP, I think. 

 

Some more rescribing done on the fuselage sides, where I had to shorten the ducts, done with my usual tools: Tamiya tape for curves, my INCIDO and a Trumpeter scriber

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After running some TET along the rescribed lines with a fine brush and a black tempera wash

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Time for the bottom seam: front part almost completed

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The rest shows quite some work to do

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Last but not least, the tail light needed to be filled with ca+flour and now needs careful reshaping

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I've actually already started the sanding, but stopped for a pause and to post this progress report - will get back to this when the mojo rises again :) 

 

Meanwhile, all comments welcome

 

Ciao

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9 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

One day I’ll try glue and flour and wonder why I didn’t use it sooner. 
 

Johnny

I'm sure you will - 'cause I did the same :D :winkgrin:

 

Ciao

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Giorgio I am so glad you are getting the mojo working again, looking rather decent dont'cha know

2 minutes ago, giemme said:

I'm sure you will - 'cause I did the same

You will Johnny, but I need to confess

 

Me confess? Surely not...

 

Oh yes I have used it but still tend to 'add talc to taste' although flour is more work friendly

 

On 06/04/2020 at 18:41, corsaircorp said:

SWMBO is working in a retirement home and the director was completely careless...

Here's the result, Sylvia has been tested today, we will have the results tomorrow.

And 7 elderlies infected, 1 dead already...

So, it's a bit frightening at CC castle today...

CC I will pray for Sylvia, this is a battle where we don't need any more enemies than the virus


Stupid ignorant idiotic management needs getting rid of

 

Keep safe everyone, we need to lead the way to the bright future as soon as we can

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Great Start Giorgio !!

Back on the saddle and ready for more IIIIyyaaaahhh !!

You know that deep south dixie shouting.

 

I thank you all Dear Friends !

So the news are mitigated...

She got it, that's the bad new...

But she has no viral load.... 

Seemingly, this S... has a so called Silent form...

She has the disease almost all the Symptoms but no virus detected

Seemingly, she is not contagious, that's the good part of this sad new.

She will be tested again in 2 days to check the evolution.

So, we are more carefull than ever, because I suffer from Asthma...

If I got it, I will pay it cash and suffer a lot...

Now, respiratory issues is something I live with for 57 years...

But I'm not eager to add an outrage to the existing insult to my poor lungs..:rofl2:

I hope that we will get rid of this virus soon !!

So take care Gents !!

Sincerely.

CC

 

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

Giorgio I am so glad you are getting the mojo working again, looking rather decent dont'cha know

Thanks Bill, much appreciated! :thumbsup:

 

1 hour ago, perdu said:

Keep safe everyone, we need to lead the way to the bright future as soon as we can

:ditto:

 

1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

I hope that we will get rid of this virus soon !!

So take care Gents !!

CC, good to hear the situation is under control. Take extra care! My prayers are with you, guys

 

Ciao

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Nice work Giorgio :) 

 

I must try the CA and flour thing… and specific type of flour?

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