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Thanks Jason,

 

Maybe a little soon.

As regards the kit there's light at the end of the tunnel but I'm not going to have a lot of time off work for the next fortnight.

We'll see how it goes. I don't want to rush anything and really stuff it up.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Nice work with the transfers and airbrushing Ali - steady she goes! :) 

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1 hour ago, CedB said:

Nice work with the transfers and airbrushing Ali - steady she goes! :) 

Thanks Ced,

It's getting there, as I said I really don't want to do my usual and rush towards the end.

I've been there and it never ends well.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Another small update:

 

Yesterday I masked up and sprayed some more.

 

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And today......

 

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The props are just dry fitted just now until the glue dries properly.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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And I nearly forgot.

 

The wheels got a bit of a wash.

 

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The Cabin Heaters? were shined

 

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These will be knocked back with a little Burnt Metal when this has had some time to dry.

 

Cheers,

 

Alistair

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Alistair, those are indeed the heaters, added to all the Phase III MR.2s (which the AEW.2s were converted from). Nice work on those, the wheels, and the props!

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

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19 hours ago, Learstang said:

Alistair, those are indeed the heaters, added to all the Phase III MR.2s (which the AEW.2s were converted from). Nice work on those, the wheels, and the props!

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

Thanks very much.

 

19 hours ago, CedB said:

Seconded! :) 

Thank you very much.

 

19 hours ago, Dr. Quack said:

Commendable patience with the prop tips. It's coming on well ......all these details bring it to life.

Q

Thank you kindly.

The prop masking was made so much easier by using my Infini Cutting Board.

The ability to be able to prep as many pieces of tape, keep them uniform and do it moderately quickly was a bonus.

 

19 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Looks very smart Alistair.

As above, props look good and the wheels too.

 

Not long now mate.

 

Simon.

Thanks Simon,

It's definitely getting there.

 

16 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking great Alistair,  great work on those props too.  Yhe wheels look fab .

Chris

Cheers Chris,

I'm feeling quite positive about her at the moment.

 

16 hours ago, dolphin38 said:

Wonderful work and great work on the props, I don't know if it is me but the engine fronts look like they are upside down ?

Thanks very much.

It's the old upside down cowling ploy.

They're just dry fitted to allow the glue in the sub-assembly to cure.

I put the first one in upside down and then they had to look the same to me.

To be honest I didn't notice until I was taking the pics but left them to cure.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair 

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Again, Apologies but not much to report.

 

Overspray fixed

 

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Some Burnt Metal misted over the cabin heaters.

 

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Undercarriage legs blinged up a bit prefacing a wash to knock it back a bit.

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Evening All,

 

I fixed up the split transfers.

 

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Put the last fuselage transfers on.

 

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The undercarriage doors, bomb bay, wheel wells, cabin heaters and bomb bay opener thingies got a bit of a wash to dirty them up a bit

 

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Stickers were also placed on the props.

Don't ask me how I didn't spot the melted spinners at this point. I haven't got a clue .

 

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The wheels then got dirtied up a wee bit.

 

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Everything was then given a gloss coat to marry the finish up so that the final; coat will be even.

This was the point I noticed the spinners, purely down to me I must have been a bit heavy handed with the Extra Thin.

 

So.......

 

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I'll let that dry until tomorrow then carefully sand to shape and repaint.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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11 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Great work Alistair,  doing all those prop blades must have sent you round the twist fella. 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

 

Masking and painting the prop tips wasn't too bad, I prepared little bits of tape on the cutting board so masking up was fairly quick.

Putting the decals on was quite quick just a little time to try and get them in the same position but only took about half an hour.

This was the only time that the Revell transfers let me down. After they had dried for a while about three were lifting and didn't want to stick. 

They were pummelled into place with UMP Extra Strong Solution and as soon as that was dry the whole assembly was glossed to keep everything in place.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Hi There,

I've just put a protective gloss coat over the transfers and earlier I had sanded back and resprayed the spinners but the need a bit more work.

 

A quick question to garner some opinions.

 

I'm thinking, and this was the original plan, of putting a Flory Dark Dirt wash over everything but am now not certain as it may be overkill as the surface textures are showing nicely or do I just go for the final satin coat.

 

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So, what does everybody think.

I know that if I do go for it and I don't like it I can wash it off.

I will also need to mask off a bit after the satin and matt coat the anti-glare on the nose.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

 

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Looking great.  The wash would perhaps make the details pop, and if too much you can alway take off the bits you don't like but it's your model fella.

Good luck with whatever you choose. 

Chris

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13 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking great.  The wash would perhaps make the details pop, and if too much you can alway take off the bits you don't like but it's your model fella.

Good luck with whatever you choose. 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

 

I'm going to let the gloss coat cure properly and try the wash, I think.

It does mean it'll be Friday before I can work on it properly but we'll see.

I've got a quick day on Tuesday for a Safety Brief and Rules Exam so if I can get that over with quickly then I might get something done then.

 

Meanwhile,

After two rounds of Mr. Surfacer and paint, we have these

 

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Not perfect but they look ok from 6 inches.

They need a gloss coat to blend everything in.

Maybe I'll do that later.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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I think a wash might be in order, but no need to overdo it. The model should not be too weathered-looking as the AEW.2s were generally kept in pretty good nick.

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

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5 minutes ago, Learstang said:

I think a wash might be in order, but no need to overdo it. The model should not be too weathered-looking as the AEW.2s were generally kept in pretty good nick.

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

Thanks Jason,

 

I'm going to give it a go but will try to keep it as understated as I can.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Just now, bigbadbadge said:

Nice Spinner recovery Alistair. 

They look a lot better. 

Great job 

Chris

Cheers Chris,

For some reason I wasn't that bothered when I spotted them as I figured I could bodge something together.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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You really don't need to smother the model in "wash", operating in a maritime environment the AEW. 2s were kept clean as an anti-corrosion measure but there was always some crud from the engines and exhausts, later style exhausts notwithstanding.

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29 minutes ago, stever219 said:

You really don't need to smother the model in "wash", operating in a maritime environment the AEW. 2s were kept clean as an anti-corrosion measure but there was always some crud from the engines and exhausts, later style exhausts notwithstanding.

I'll be attempting to do it in such a way to enhance the details without making it dirty.

If it doesn't work it'll wash off.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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