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Here's my place setter for this GB

 

The Novo boxing of Frogs 1/72 Miles Master

 

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Fortunately I have alternative decals as the existing one are likely for display purposes only, not looking forward to doing all that yellow ! :sad:

 

Cheers Pat

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Good one, Pat. 

Looks like I've just "won" a couple of Novo Frogs.... Miles Magister and a Percival Proctor. Some of them have a dubious reputation....! 😳

There's got to be some nice civil options for these 

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Hi Rob

The kits build really well, just the Novo decals are an issue.

I was going to build a Novo Magister as well but can't find it, I bet it turns up at the end of the GB when there is no longer enough time to build it !

I bought an after market set of decals which has the Master, Hotspur and Magister on them, I can't remember the maker sorry. As you say civil options must be available.

Best of luck

Cheers Pat

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34 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

The kits build really well

I must say, your sprues picture above looks reassuringly tidy and decent 👍

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resized_f1850b11-c967-4cc6-a2cf-e4c0fc4eThe Irish Aer Corp flew the Master. Dark green/Dark green and light blue not a bit of yellow to be seen :) 

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Pat, good subject. It might amuse you that I made this kit once but converted it into the Miles M24 - a prototype ‘panic’ fighter. Whatever you do don’t do the same as it won’t be eligible 🤪

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On 4/12/2021 at 1:52 AM, Marklo said:

resized_f1850b11-c967-4cc6-a2cf-e4c0fc4eThe Irish Aer Corp flew the Master. Dark green/Dark green and light blue not a bit of yellow to be seen :) 

 

Nice but they were Master II’s which had the Bristol Mercury XX engine. The Frog / Novo kit is of the Master III which has the Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp Junior engine so you’d at least have to do an engine and cowling transplant (probably from a Blenheim?). 

 

Will be watching your progress Pat especially after seeing Adrian’s stunning effort a year or two or three ago. 

 

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On 4/11/2021 at 9:41 PM, JOCKNEY said:

 

I was going to build a Novo Magister as well but can't find it, I bet it turns up at the end of the GB when there is no longer enough time to build it !

 

 

Pretty sure I’ll have a spare one somewhere Pat.  I’ll have a look and drop you a PM if I find one. 

 

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On 01/05/2021 at 03:18, Rob S said:

 

Nice but they were Master II’s which had the Bristol Mercury XX engine. The Frog / Novo kit is of the Master III which has the Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp Junior engine so you’d at least have to do an engine and cowling transplant (probably from a Blenheim?). 

 

Will be watching your progress Pat especially after seeing Adrian’s stunning effort a year or two or three ago. 

 

 Cheers Rob, so absolutely no pressure then eh ! :worry:

 

So having painted the interior and the crew, I now realise I'm going to have to add an instrument panel to the cavernous interior.

 

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Cheers Pat

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A bit of help required please

 

Does the oblong part that has the exhausts in fit, tight up to the back of the engine housing, see below

 

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Or tight up against the underside of the wings, see below

 

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or somewhere in the middle ?

 

I'm sure @AdrianMF built one of these a while back but I can't find the WIP.

 

Any help appreciated 

 

cheers Pat

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18 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

A bit of help required please

 

Does the oblong part that has the exhausts in fit, tight up to the back of the engine housing, see below

 

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Or tight up against the underside of the wings, see below

 

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or somewhere in the middle ?

 

I'm sure @AdrianMF built one of these a while back but I can't find the WIP.

 

Any help appreciated 

 

cheers Pat

Looks like the gap is at the cowling side in this build Pat ? 
 

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/classicbritishkits/ark-ex-frog-1-72-miles-master-mk-iii-1963-t1196.html

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Looks like the gap is at the cowling side in this build Pat ? 
 

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/classicbritishkits/ark-ex-frog-1-72-miles-master-mk-iii-1963-t1196.html

You star, thanks Dennis really appreciated.  :like:

 

Cheers Pat 

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