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Looks great, Alistair! Building first and then painting seems to a good option for Arma kits (it would have certainly made my Hurricanes a bit easier!).

Could you include which paints you're using as well, please?

Looking forward to seeing your next instalment :)

Cheers,

Mark

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That's a good looking kit, must be the new benchmark in Wildcat kits? I'm interested.

 

Colin

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3 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Looks great, Alistair! Building first and then painting seems to a good option for Arma kits (it would have certainly made my Hurricanes a bit easier!).

Could you include which paints you're using as well, please?

Looking forward to seeing your next instalment :)

Cheers,

Mark

Thanks Mark,

We'll see whether building it up was a good idea. There's a lot of little transfers and detail painting that will be tricky.

As to paint.

I just used Tamiya Neutral grey as the primer here. Easier to clean out on a small job.

The main colours should be the ANA alternatives but as i don't have them will be using Colourcoats Interior Green, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Dark Slate Grey and Sky Type S.

The bulkhead and undercarriage, not certain about them yet, some sort of Light Aircraft Grey possibly.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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3 hours ago, heloman1 said:

That's a good looking kit, must be the new benchmark in Wildcat kits? I'm interested.

 

Colin

Thanks very much.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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8 hours ago, Stew Dapple said:

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

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks Stew,

Suffering this morning but I'm going to keep moving and get some paint on.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Some Colourcoats Interior Green and Light Aircraft Grey were chucked about this morning.

 

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I'm working tonight so I'll attempt some detail painting and the seat belts tomorrow.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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10 hours ago, AliGauld said:

We'll see whether building it up was a good idea. There's a lot of little transfers and detail painting that will be tricky.

Ah! Hope it'll be manageable.....!

 

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4 hours ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Is that a..a..an intact control column? The man’s a genius!

Seconded!

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I'm a bit late but a great start - looking forward to this one :) 

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19 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Good to see some paint going on Alistair,  looking good fella. 

Chris 

Thanks Chris.

 

18 hours ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Is that a..a..an intact control column? The man’s a genius! Seriously, looking good and I’m looking forward to further progress. 
 

Craig 

Thanks Craig but Arma have it connected with one point.

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Makes it very easy for a cack-handed barbarian like me to cut it off. :D

14 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Seconded!

Hardly. :whistle:

 

1 hour ago, CedB said:

I'm a bit late but a great start - looking forward to this one :) 

Thanks Ced, It's a beautiful kit that'll need some care and attention. In other words Arma Hobby.

 

 

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Alistair

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Just a wee update for the moment.

I did some fairly shoddy detail painting and applied some cockpit transfers.

I also applied a bit of a wash to some parts which will need knocking back a bit.

 

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The transfers have been hit with softener and once they settled back I'll put some Krystal Klear in the dial faces, fit the belts and give the whole thing a wash.

 

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,

Alistair

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Looking good Alistair, but I fear perhaps you better brace yourself to never see that interior again once you close up the fuselage :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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34 minutes ago, Stew Dapple said:

Looking good Alistair, but I fear perhaps you better brace yourself to never see that interior again once you close up the fuselage :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks Stew,

I did a sneaky dry fit when the initial coat of paint had dried and was shocked by how little could be see.

It must have been a tight fit for the pilot.

 

I need to figure out if I can pose the canopy open. 😁

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

Cockpit looking good Alistair,  cracking job

Chris

Thanks Chris,

As Stew said there will be almost nothing visible.

 

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Alistair

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Photo-etch fitted, a light dry brush and a wash later.

 

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And then this happened....

 

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Next Episode.

The Engine and wings.

 

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 minute ago, bigbadbadge said:

Nice , wow that was quick,  great work 

Thanks Chris.

It just kind of happened.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Great progress, Alistair, makes me want to start mine! Must resist, must resist, must resist!

Looking forward to seeing the next steps.

Cheers,

Mark

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38 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Great progress, Alistair, makes me want to start mine! Must resist, must resist, must resist!

Looking forward to seeing the next steps.

Cheers,

Mark

Thanks Mark,

There might be a bit of a slow down as I've run out of Light Aircraft Grey... Doh!

Thought I had two tins but no.

Ordered some AK Real Colour up today with some other stuff but that'll not get here until Monday at the earliest.

Will attempt to work round.

Started work on the engine just need to fit the photoetch ignition harness and will attempt that tomorrow.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Evenin' All.

Ooh Err I've gone all Jack Warner.

And that will really confuse some of our younger members.

Anyway I've finally got the ignition harness on, not right I'm sure but it'll do.

Some Xtreme Metals Steel sprayed over it and I drilled out the exhausts a bit.

 The cowling glued together given a quick scrape over the seams and then primed.

I realised at this point that the under carriage that is visible should probably be black so it was painted thus.

The fuselage got some Mr. Surfacer for such seams as I thought needed it.

 

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After the steel had dried some bits were picked out in black and some grey applied. The grey is still wet in the photo. 

 

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That'll probably be it for tonight.

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,

Alistair

 

 

 

 

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Nice work on the engine, Alistair, looking really good. Cockpit area looks great as well, nice to see it coming together.

 

Dixon of Dock Green, or The Blue Lamp?

 

Cheers,

Mark

 

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2 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Nice work on the engine, Alistair, looking really good. Cockpit area looks great as well, nice to see it coming together.

 

Dixon of Dock Green, or The Blue Lamp?

 

Cheers,

Mark

 

Thanks Mark.

Dixon of Dock Green it was standard viewing in my house growing up.

I've seen The Blue Lamp but that is definitely before my time. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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