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1 minute ago, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey this has come on leaps and bounds.  What was the issue you mentioned in your second to last post, I don't know anything of the type or kit and was not sure what was wrong.

Great work 

Chris

When I glued the cockpit etc into the fuselage I must of put it in to low by about .5 mm.

This meant that the floor was touching the wheel bay and not allowing a flush (ish) join.

Also the gap behind the turret must be Airfix`s design as everything fitted well at that area.

 

I am hoping to get this kit built quickly so that I can finish off the two other builds that have stalled.

 

Take care.

 

Simon.

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On 10/15/2020 at 12:35 PM, Spookytooth said:

While I get my mojo running, i.e. a cup of coffee and fag a little light music to entertain you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb56x0vC5IU

 

See you soon.

 

All comments welcome.

Hello Simon. Nice progress and a nice start. So some likes from me  here. Call me in for that. Mockingbird is a great one from a great live concert of a great band. The" Musikkasette" (Mc) accompanied me through my teenager years very well then.

Sadly this was omitted on the CD later.

Cheers

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Thanks @bigbadbadge, @2996 Victor, @Gondor44, @bbudde and @giemme.

 

Oh Feck!!!!. Late Sunday night I decided to fit the oil cooler and air intake.

 

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The oil cooler fitted lovely, no problems , but the air intake!!!!!!

 

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Something amiss here....

All is lined up etc so will now decide what to do next.

Coffee, that`s the answer LOL.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Well, it had to go, so trusty No`9 blade and removed the little bit.

You can see it by the point of the cocktail stick.

 

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I then glued it back on in an more aligned way so to speak.

 

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I am going to leave that to set for a while before venturing on with this build.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Cheers @Dr. Quack, @2996 Victor, and hi @corsaircorp.

 

While leaving the air intake bit to set I attached the wing lights, and what a delight, they just press fitted into place, no glue.

I had painted the back of the lights Mr Hobby 8 Silver.

 

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All this leaves to do now is mask up various bits ready for priming .

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @corsaircorp, @2996 Victor, @Dr. Quack, @giemme and @AndyL.

Cheers AndyL for the pic, it confirmed the air intake shape quite well.

I will see what remedial work needs doing after priming (When I can)

 

Anyhow masked up.

A mix of tape , Blu Tac and card.

 

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This was even easier the bay doors for the wheels up version.

 

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That`s all for now.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

 

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Wowza!!! This slipped under the radar. I have the 1/48 PB D. She’s lovely. Judging by the speed you’re having some fun here. Glad you fixed the old back to front. 🤗 I’ll tag along if I may.

 

Great work Simon. 🙌

 

 Johnny.

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6 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Wowza!!! This slipped under the radar. I have the 1/48 PB D. She’s lovely. Judging by the speed you’re having some fun here. Glad you fixed the old back to front. 🤗 I’ll tag along if I may.

 

Great work Simon. 🙌

 

 Johnny.

You are always welcome Johnny, I did think about the 1/48 version, having seen a build on You Tube.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @giemme, @2996 Victor, @corsaircorp, @The Spadgent and @bbudde.

 

Well welcome folks, a little bit more done this afternoon.

Priming.

 

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Remedial work I spot.

 

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Not too bad but the join around the front of the wing and the fuselage needs attention .

 

You all have a great weekend.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @VT Red Sox Fan, @bbudde, @giemme, @corsaircorp, @2996 Victor@Dr. Quack and @bigbadbadge.


Well. it is the good lady Rose`s birthday today so very limited time on the bench for obvious reasons.

But I did run some gloop down the join lines just to shut them up.

 

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Don`t panic, I had run som Mr Surfacer 500 along the same joins to hide them.

Will allow this to dry overnight before sanding and rescribing later.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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