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Good to see you back on it fella. These are big old Girls.  I really enjoyed the Aifrix Superfreighter kit.  I won't be getting one of these, so will just have to contente myself watching yours.

Hope you are okay

Chris

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Laurie: I'm really looking forward to seeing your approach to this build.  As with your future Viking project, you are wise to prep the surfaces with sandpaper first, as if you were assembling a vacu-form.  

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15 hours ago, roginoz said:

You're cracking along with this build, Laurie, sounds like you're having more fun with it than with the Aerovan........

 

A belated Happy New year,

 

Looking forward to your next posts.

Rog

Thanks Rog. Yes so far most accurate.

 

Yes enjoy 2021 be careful.

 

Laurie

15 hours ago, Admiral Puff said:

Be warned - the instrument panels that are printed in the instruction sheet (haven't seen that for a long time - shades of Airfix in the early '60s!) are about 150% the size they should be, i.e. far to big to go on the kit panel. I had a mate print a couple for me at the right size (well, he was doing a couple for his builds anyway), and there's one spare - pm me your address if you'd like it ... 

Thanks Admiral yes quickly noticed. I have scanned & dropped down in size on a publication software. Have some very nice photo paper so it should be OK.

Thanks very much for your offer which is very kind & very much in the spirit of model makers. 😊

Laurie

 

 

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6 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Good to see you back on it fella. These are big old Girls.  I really enjoyed the Aifrix Superfreighter kit.  I won't be getting one of these, so will just have to contente myself watching yours.

Hope you are okay

Thanks Chris  much appreciated.

 

4 hours ago, Team Aer Lingus said:

That's a nice start Laurie looking forward to watching your progress regards Eamonn

Thanks Eamonn  very nice of you

 

4 hours ago, Simon Dyer said:

Hi Laurie Superb prep and interesting to see, also love the way its presented. Look forward to seeing it on the Jersey pan  Si 

Hi Si thank you very much for your very welcome comment.

 

2 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

Laurie: I'm really looking forward to seeing your approach to this build.  As with your future Viking project, you are wise to prep the surfaces with sandpaper first, as if you were assembling a vacu-form.  

Thanks Alex. Hope all else goes well. Pity about rudders & flaps etc.

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Excellent steady progress Laurie,  I know what you mean re the resin but the amazing details you get with it makes it worthwhile most of the time.  .

Chris

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Very nice, Laurie!  Those Bristol Hercules engines look really nice, despite being molded in resin.  I don't know what to suggest as far as protecting fine resin parts against breakage while cutting them from backing.

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8 hours ago, roginoz said:

You could try wrapping a bit of tape round them.........sods of things !!

 

Rog

Thanks Rog. Member on SMF gave me an idea using Blue Tack. Used C'A on a little scaffold worked perfectly more accurate 10% of the time & all in tack compared to the first one.

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Another fascinating offering, Laurie

And up to your usual standards.

Some lovely surface detail...

It's good to see you building a kit that needs little in the way of modifying/fixing/creating.

It has to be a nice break from the Mach 2 kits on the tarmac.

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1 hour ago, Grant H said:

Another fascinating offering, Laurie

And up to your usual standards.

Some lovely surface detail...

It's good to see you building a kit that needs little in the way of modifying/fixing/creating.

It has to be a nice break from the Mach 2 kits on the tarmac.

 

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1 hour ago, Grant H said:

Another fascinating offering, Laurie

And up to your usual standards.

Some lovely surface detail...

It's good to see you building a kit that needs little in the way of modifying/fixing/creating.

It has to be a nice break from the Mach 2 kits on the tarmac.

Apologies Grant hit the button by mistake.

 

Thanks Grant much appreciated. Yes enjoying work after the hospital break.

 

PM to you..

Laurie

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2 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking good Laurie,  shame they printed the IP decals too large.

Great work 

Chris

Thanks Chris much appreciated. Yes better if they were decals. But as it happened I quite enjoyed making them. Resin is my gripe nothing fits as it should.

 

2 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

Excellent progress on this!  It's coming along beautifully!

Thanks Kenny for your support.

 

2 hours ago, Britman said:

Remember Airfix used to print the instrument panel on the instruction sheet?

 

Keith

Hopefully the right scale Keith. Actually I printed on photopaper giving a better finish than the Fly paper ones. First time I have come across paper decals.

 

Thanks all for your interest

 

Laurie

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Making good progress Laurie. Always impressed with your attention to detail.

Cheers

Steve

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2 minutes ago, SteveMc said:

Making good progress Laurie. Always impressed with your attention to detail.

Cheers

Steve

Thanks Steve. Much appreciated from the man down south 😀

 

Laurie

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I have the venerable Airfix kit as a long term build project an so will be following this build with great interest,

 

A great start, and i cant remember the last time i saw paper transfers!

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7 minutes ago, Muddyf said:

I have the venerable Airfix kit as a long term build project an so will be following this build with great interest,

 

A great start, and i cant remember the last time i saw paper transfers!

Thanks much appreciated.

 

According to Scalemates this was an Airfix & taken over by Fly.

 

Laurie

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15 minutes ago, LaurieS said:

According to Scalemates this was an Airfix & taken over by Fly.

Negative, it's Fly's own tooling - Airfix only did the Superfreighter.

If Scalemates did link the Fly kit to the Airfix one it's been corrected since you last looked.

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