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I've looked forward with some longing and trepidation to this one so am finally going for it.

 

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And this will be my preferred scheme

 

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Thanks for looking,

Cheers,

Alistair

 

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2 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Nice choice and an FAA option too, what's not to like.

Chris

Absolutely.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

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Hi Alistair,

I'm in! Front row seat, as well :)

Got one of these in my stash, planning to do one of the OOB US Navy North Atlantic ASW schemes, so I'll be following along very closely.

Cheers,

Mark

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53 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

Hoo, boy! An Arma Hobby kit and FAA colors and markings- I'm in! Let the festivities commence! (Saving a seat at the bar for @Corsairfoxfouruncle)

Mike

Im here Mike, Nice scheme but Im planning on the Anti Submarine scheme for mine. Ive built two Martlets already I need to do some U.S.N. birds now. 

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20 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Hi Alistair,

I'm in! Front row seat, as well :)

Got one of these in my stash, planning to do one of the OOB US Navy North Atlantic ASW schemes, so I'll be following along very closely.

Cheers,

Mark

Welcome aboard.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

20 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Hoo, boy! An Arma Hobby kit and FAA colors and markings- I'm in! Let the festivities commence! (Saving a seat at the bar for @Corsairfoxfouruncle)

Mike

 

19 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Im here Mike, Nice scheme but Im planning on the Anti Submarine scheme for mine. Ive built two Martlets already I need to do some U.S.N. birds now. 

Nice to see you both here.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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16 hours ago, Stew Dapple said:

Good call Alistair, for the kit and the markings B) Sure you'll enjoy it :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks Stew,

I'm looking forward to it now that I've committed myself.

Cheers,

Alistair

15 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Grumman...need to follow! :popcorn:

Come in and sit down you are very welcome.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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3 minutes ago, GrzeM said:

Good luck with this project! I'll be watching this topic with great interest!

No Pressure then. 

 

Cheers,

Alistair.:whistle:

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Thought that I'd better start cutting plastic and decided to get the tricky bit out of the way to dry overnight.

 

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Not glued to the bulkhead yet, just positioned to set.

 

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,

Alistair

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Just now, Stew Dapple said:

Tidy work mate, off to a good start B) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks Stew,

The number of times I've fondled the plastic and then looked at the instructions on this one.

Saw the undercarriage bits and thought "Maybe Later".

It was nowhere near as tricky as I thought, just had to take my time.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Crikey Alistair,  when I saw your image above I thought wow you had done all the cockpit work very quickly!!!  Good idea to get that bit out the way.   

Great job

Chris

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18 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey Alistair,  when I saw your image above I thought wow you had done all the cockpit work very quickly!!!  Good idea to get that bit out the way.   

Great job

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Not my idea I'm afraid it was purloined from someone else on the forum. Can't remember who or I would give them the credit.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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28 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

Thanks Chris,

Not my idea I'm afraid it was purloined from someone else on the forum. Can't remember who or I would give them the credit.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Were the fuselage halves held together with tape or something, while you assemble the undercarriage? Is that to make painting easier?

Thanks,

Mark

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58 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Were the fuselage halves held together with tape or something, while you assemble the undercarriage? Is that to make painting easier?

Thanks,

Mark

No tape involved Mark. It fits together that well.

I did it that way to ensure that the pins for the wheels were in the correct horizontal position.

The undercarriage comes in 7 parts and includes a bend to the correct angle.

That's why I've bottled it more often than Greg Norman on the final holes of a major.:D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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30 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

No tape involved Mark. It fits together that well.

I did it that way to ensure that the pins for the wheels were in the correct horizontal position.

The undercarriage comes in 7 parts and includes a bend to the correct angle.

That's why I've bottled it more than Greg Norman on the final holes of a major.:D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks, Alistair, that's great - need to store that tip away for when I do mine! (Almost guaranteed to forget!!!)

 

Cheers,

Mark

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Very nice work so far Alistair. I've been tempted by the Arma Wildcat but already have the Airfix version in the ever expanding stash. Whether that's likely to more or less of a challenge, I have no idea.

 

I'll be following this with interest. 

 

Craig.

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31 minutes ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Very nice work so far Alistair. I've been tempted by the Arma Wildcat but already have the Airfix version in the ever expanding stash. Whether that's likely to more or less of a challenge, I have no idea.

 

I'll be following this with interest. 

 

Craig.

Thanks Craig,

Ever expanding stashes are a major environmental problem that we must address.

Build more, I say, build more.

 

This post was sponsored by various model manufacturing companies.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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14 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

Ever expanding stashes are a major environmental problem that we must address.

Build more, I say, build more.

 

You sound uncannily like my wife. Except she says Buy less! Buy less!

 

Craig.

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Not much done today.

Took my boy to the driving range.

First time I've swung a club in about two years and I'm starting to hurt now.

Anyway enough of the life stuff.

Some bits were glued together.

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I didn't use the photo etch Instrument panel as i think there is absolutely no difference between the two.

The plastic one is beautifully and finely moulded.

 

After dinner I sprayed some primer.

 

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The paint is still wet.

Some colour tomorrow?

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Looking good Alistair B) Hope the aches and pains subside enough to get the paint on for the weekend :D 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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