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"King of confectionery", The Dehavilland Sea Venom 1/32 by Revell


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On 5/24/2020 at 5:51 PM, Spookytooth said:

You beat the bugger into submission John, you did a "Ced".

All looks quite sweet from here sir.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

Thanks Simon

On 5/24/2020 at 7:32 PM, Lewis95 said:

That doesn't sound ominous at all 😂

Wasn’t meant to. 😚

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This has the potential to be your best effort yet. It's looking wonderful Johnny!

 

Martian 👽

 

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Hey. Hope you all had a splendid bank holiday. I’d planned on more venom but got caught up with other things.😨

Some action was had however.

I tested to see if the engine cover fitted. I expected it not to.

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Wow!!! Right off the bat. That never happens. To be honest I need to thin it down a. It but “Daym” 🤗

I added some more wires and made a brace bar from plasticard. That’s just a dry fit, I’ll paint and weather before fitting.

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I’m quite happy with that. I made some little rivets from cut lead wire too. 🤩

While holding the airframe together I noticed this.

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What? You can’t see it?

A space for weight. 😜 I was worried about adding so much to the nose cone

i can spread the load and add some here too. (No I’m not opening up the front) 🙃

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Some computer weight things they were chucking out at work. I knew they would come in handy. 😍 feeling lucky I did a dry fit of the front well. 

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Gadzooks!!!!! 😳 ok I have one more before it all goes to shhhh(effield) 🤣

Seam filling was applied with lashings of PPP .

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And tother side.

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While that dried I scribed the outer wings.

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And began to look at these bits.

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She’s actually going to be huge. 🙀

This is where plastic halted.

I have spent the last two days sanding this.

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Still not finished but getting there.

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After deciding not to yacht varnish again I have to sand the underside and back

too. 😫 I’ve ordered something called “Osmo” to oil it in the next few days.

In case of rain today was spent.

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Sewing a cover from my old tarp.

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There we go, I can fit the little table under there too.  🤗

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Thanks for dropping by.
I’m back at work tomorrow so back to regular Updates.

 

Take care and as always. Happy modelling.

 

Johnny. 😇

 

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Nice engine Johnny :) 

 

Great sanding and sewing skills on the pew too (Barney McGrew…) :D 

Looks amazing.

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10 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

I’ve ordered something called “Osmo” to oil it in the next few days.

Lovely Pew too Cuthbert, the Osmo stuff is brilliant (and comparatively expensive) but definitely the best stuff I've ever used on wood. I did our log cabin in some coloured stuff and it's lasted 3 Cornish gale filled and salt laden winters without problem and recoating takes minutes with no preparation.

 

Cracking Venom by the way, you're taking it up more than a few notches.

 

Dave

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So you also model in 1.1, ah? :D  Excellent job on both tasks :clap: But why are going to hide the engine? :hmmm: 

 

Ciao

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Looking fantastic there bud :) If you want to add cables with texture then take a look at vape coil wire, especially stuff like Clapton wire.

 

Gotta ask why you don't smooth the PPP down with the good ol Mk.1 finger dipped in H2O? Is it easier to sand it smooth? 

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On 5/27/2020 at 12:30 AM, hendie said:

wowowow!   That engine bay looks bloody awesome Johnny.

 

 

Why thank you sir. 👍🤗

On 5/27/2020 at 7:17 AM, CJP said:

Your Sea Venom is looking good and so is that beautiful wooden pew restoration

CJP

Thanks. Pew is pretty much finished so I can get onto more important things. 😇

On 5/27/2020 at 9:48 AM, CedB said:

Nice engine Johnny :) 

 

Great sanding and sewing skills on the pew too (Barney McGrew…) :D 

Looks amazing.

Thanks Ced. It’s amazing the amount of things your learn via modelling that you can put to good use in 1:1 scale land. 🙌

On 5/27/2020 at 9:59 AM, AdrianMF said:

Engine in Its bay is a thing of beauty and wonder!

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thank you. 🙌

On 5/27/2020 at 10:26 AM, Coors54 said:

Lovely Pew too Cuthbert, the Osmo stuff is brilliant (and comparatively expensive) but definitely the best stuff I've ever used on wood. I did our log cabin in some coloured stuff and it's lasted 3 Cornish gale filled and salt laden winters without problem and recoating takes minutes with no preparation.

 

Cracking Venom by the way, you're taking it up more than a few notches.

 

Dave

I’m glad you said that about the Osmo. It’s coated as of yesterday. Really bought out the Oak colour, so if you think it’s clear it isn’t but it is Really. Just like having wet wood. (Steady on Ced) 🤣. Oh and Thankyou for the kind words too. 🙌

On 5/27/2020 at 10:59 AM, rob Lyttle said:

Startlingly good going on the Venom! 

Plus crafts and needle work and furniture restoration...... This is the real deal, right here 😎✅

Thanks kidda. 🙌❤️

On 5/27/2020 at 9:27 PM, giemme said:

So you also model in 1.1, ah? :D  Excellent job on both tasks :clap: But why are going to hide the engine? :hmmm: 

 

Ciao

Apparently so, I shouldn’t do too good a job, she’ll find me more to do.🤣 I’m not Hiding the ghost away. It’s good to pop The panel on now and then when in the cabinet. Changes the look. I did the same with my meteor and Me 109. It’s a bonus if they “just” fit. 👍😇

On 5/28/2020 at 8:12 PM, Lewis95 said:

Looking fantastic there bud :) If you want to add cables with texture then take a look at vape coil wire, especially stuff like Clapton wire.

 

Gotta ask why you don't smooth the PPP down with the good ol Mk.1 finger dipped in H2O? Is it easier to sand it smooth? 

Thanks I’ll have a look at the wire. The pipes on this thing are pretty smooth though.

As for the smoothing PPP question. Well, if it was just a seam I was filling yes the finger lick works really well and has been bought into play quite a bit bit for bigger issues like this I’ve found PPP is so easy to shape and sand that having extra kicking around is actually quite a good thing. I’ll show you what I mean later when I post up some work on the Venom. 👍

 

 

Thanks for all your kind words.

see y’all later on. 🙌

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Great work fella, the engine and engine bay is looking gorgeous and it's good to see the rest of the airframe coming together.  

Great work on your cover for the lovely pew be too.

Keep up the good work

All the best

Chris

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On 31/05/2020 at 06:56, The Spadgent said:

Thanks I’ll have a look at the wire. The pipes on this thing are pretty smooth though.

To be honest it would probably be slightly better for wiring. One thing that works quite well for coils is 2 wires twisted together. 1 side in a drill, the other in a clamp. Prepainted I guess it could be braided cables. 

 

On 31/05/2020 at 06:56, The Spadgent said:

As for the smoothing PPP question. Well, if it was just a seam I was filling yes the finger lick works really well and has been bought into play quite a bit bit for bigger issues like this I’ve found PPP is so easy to shape and sand that having extra kicking around is actually quite a good thing. I’ll show you what I mean later when I post up some work on the Venom

I'll be looking forward to it! :D

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On 5/31/2020 at 9:49 AM, bigbadbadge said:

Great work fella, the engine and engine bay is looking gorgeous and it's good to see the rest of the airframe coming together.  

Great work on your cover for the lovely pew be too.

Keep up the good work

All the best

Chris

Thanks. 🤩

14 hours ago, Lewis95 said:

To be honest it would probably be slightly better for wiring. One thing that works quite well for coils is 2 wires twisted together. 1 side in a drill, the other in a clamp. Prepainted I guess it could be braided cables. 

 

I'll be looking forward to it! :D

Thanks yes I’ve done the twist thing before. 🙌 wait no longer. Sanding has happened.

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Apologies for the delay. It’s been a busy weekend.

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I managed to get the pew sanded looking like a fool. 🤣 she’s now done and oiled.

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Thank heavens. 😇

Just for @CedB I think it’s because my sanding is mostly plastic and PPP.

Before.

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And after.

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To be fair I scraped this with a blade but washing with an old toothbrush works too as I had to de clog the micro mesh pads too.

The top got sanded.

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Roots and seams are ok. 🙌

The underside looks a bit like a scene from Miami vice! 🤣

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Here’s some primer. Still wet at the front.

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The roots are looking good so far.

while that dried I took some weight from the nose and held it all in place with pva.

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More sanding took place until I heard the CrAck! 😫 the underside dose section popped apart.  Nothing for it but to add the front well section. Almost forgot to add the toooobs. But luckily only almost. 👌

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Held in place with plasticard strips.

Tweaked into position. Their going to be fun to mask. 🤪

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Glued before more filler.

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And tother side.

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Aaaaaand more PPP 

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I’ll add some detail in there soon. 👌

While that dried I glued these.

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That as they say is that. Fingers crossed I get some bench time this week.

Thanks for dropping by. This sanding has to be coming to an end soon right. 🤪

 

Johnny sanding stick.

 

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7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Just for @CedB I think it’s because my sanding is mostly plastic and PPP.

Thanks Johnny, much appreciated! 

I'll remember that for later - and make sure I use wet and dry paper for Milliput! :) 

 

Venom looking the business… 

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This has the potential to be the best Sea Venom I have seen.

 

Martian 👽

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9 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

This sanding has to be coming to an end soon right. 🤪

It will. I know it will. I bl...y know it will. 

:frantic:

 

Excellent progress, Johnny! :clap:

 

As for masking those tubes: tiny little balls of blue tack, applied with a very pointy cocktail stick, that's what I do.HTH

 

Ciao

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All looking good from here Johnny.

It is nice to see that you used PPE while sanding down the Pew.

I hope that you were keeping your fluids up though. :drink:

 

Simon.

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Hi Johnny,

 

Very nice work on the plane and the pew (that's 2 p's for you, not quite PPP)

 

For cleaning my abrasives (ooer) I use a rubber pad I bought from Screwfix yonks ago - it's now called Titan Abrasive Belt Cleaner at £8.49 a pop - sounds a lot but I find it cleans everything - power tool sanding belts/pads, wet & dry, micromesh, steel files, mini-tool grindstones, everything so far

 

I bought 2 about 14 years ago and the first one is but part worn - I'd recommend anyone who does a lot of sanding, like most of us here I guess, get one

 

Onwards and upwards!

 

Geoff

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Just done a very interesting catch up. It's looking good. And big! As is the pew. Handy for praying your engine fits though. And for emergency landings too.

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and this goes in front of the pew with something/someone nailed to it perchance?      

 

 

 

21 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

 

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All pray to the Church of De Havilland !

 

 

Next build... a small altar perhaps?

 

 

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15 hours ago, Kitsticker said:

For cleaning my abrasives (ooer) I use a rubber pad I bought from Screwfix yonks ago - it's now called Titan Abrasive Belt Cleaner at £8.49 a pop - sounds a lot but I find it cleans everything - power tool sanding belts/pads, wet & dry, micromesh, steel files, mini-tool grindstones, everything so far

Thanks Geoff :)

That sounds like a great tool, so good in fact that I remembered I have one! These 'senior moments' are a right pain…

Just used it to clean up some sanding sticks and you're right - it works well (especially if you don't press too hard).

Not on the not-quite-cured Milliput clogs though, sadly.

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