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FAA builds, 32nd Hawker Nimrod ,more Seafires and 32nd Malta Sea Gladiator now underway, Martlet V and Avenger 1 now finished.


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9 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

He did it !! he did it....

A hundred pages thread, did you receive an invitation from Buckingham palace ?? :whistle::whistle:

Great job Chris, nice to see the Seafire back on tracks or wings....

And the Beau is a gem too !!

I'll put my feeble brush painting skill to the challenge....

Soon....

Congrats my friend !!

Sincerely.

CC

😄 I like that,  a visit to the castle, I think my invite got lost in the post CC 🙄.  Pleased with the Beaufighter although after doing the lovely Dallachy Beaufighter,  my enthusiasm has waned slightly.   The Seafire is pleasing.  It certainly has been an interesting one to assemble.  , just finishing the fettling and will be getting on some paint very soon.

Although another distraction has come along in the form if an Alvis 6 wheeled Crash tender too🙄, I am really enjoying that little beastie.

 

Chris

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In addition to black magic brush painting skills Chris you have an extremely steady hand to be able to overpaint 72nd scale code letters so neatly - they look enormous in those pics, but we know they ain't....!! 

 

Great work again!

 

Keith

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

In addition to black magic brush painting skills Chris you have an extremely steady hand to be able to overpaint 72nd scale code letters so neatly - they look enormous in those pics, but we know they ain't....!! 

 

Great work again!

 

Keith

Thanks Keith,  really pleased with how the code letters turned out, when you wear an optivisor,  they look really big😉

 

30 minutes ago, CJP said:

Just had a look at your Beaufighter Chris - super impressed!

Chris

Thanks Chris, pleased with how it looks, I just need to get the motorvation to get the undercarriage done, the door opening bars etc.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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Hi all

I have done a little bit, here and there,  but have not been feeling well with a stomach bug that has so far lasted for 4 days although the last two days I have been feeling a bit better, so spent some time at the bench. I am a bit gutted as I have been trying to work on the Fastback this week so booked leave and so far not been able to do much at all🙄

 

Seafire has had a first coat of Sky on the underside

 

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Beaufighter Mk.II has had the undercarriage legs worked on, I believe that the framework is something to do with opening and shutting the undercarriage doors???

Brake lines added to the inside leg only as thos has tge spoked outer hubs.

 

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Will finish the glueing of the flexipipes and paint it all up later. Quite pleased with that.

 

I apologise as I have also been distracted buy this lovely little 72nd scale Alvis Salamander so although not allowed, I would adda couple of cheeky pics as not been doing a WIP for this. 

 

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The Suspension and Steering components are incredible and there are 19 parts to each side!!!  I have added drive shafts from brass rod.

 

Feeling slightly sorry for myself, I decided to treat myself to the following, the TT has already arrived and the Grand Pheonix,  kit which I built at the start of this thread was purchased late this afternoon , timed to arrive after SWMBO'S day off on Monday :whistle:

 

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Looking forward to tackling these

 

Thanks for looking in

Chris

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Nice work and raffle prizes Chris,

Typical though getting ill when you're on annual leave. 

Glad to hear you're on the mend.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 minute ago, AliGauld said:

Nice work and raffle prizes Chris,

Typical though getting ill when you're on annual leave. 

Glad to hear you're on the mend.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks Alistair seems to keep feeling worse in the evening, had some cracking 10 hr kips.  Fed up with eating dry toast and scrambled egg and want this over now.

 

Pleased with the Purchases, ahem raffle prizes😉

 

Chris

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Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, Chris, some of these bugs are really nasty.

 

Sound progress on the Seafire and the Salamander, and a nice selection of new arrivals, too!

 

Take it easy, fella!

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7 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, Chris, some of these bugs are really nasty.

 

Sound progress on the Seafire and the Salamander, and a nice selection of new arrivals, too!

 

Take it easy, fella!

Thanks Mark,  yes this is very annoying and the second time I have had this thos year!!! If still there Monday will do an E consult with the Doctors.

 

Pleased with the builds so far, they take one's mind off the belly aching.

 

Pleased with the two purchases too, I should get away with the delivery 🤞, better get the raffle ticket book ready just incase though😉

 

Chris

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Chris,

 

Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, but it has had no effect on the quality of your work! Great job on the Beau u/c, and nice to see a Firefly in the pipe,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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10 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, but it has had no effect on the quality of your work! Great job on the Beau u/c, and nice to see a Firefly in the pipe,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger, it is very annoying.  Pleased with the undercarriage legs, I could only find one or two pics of this so am pleased with how the have turned out.

I have a few Fireflys to build now, I would love to get hold of a 32nd scale one, that would be impressive.

Chris

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14 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

I would love to get hold of a 32nd scale one, that would be impressive.

Is there such a thing? That would be a big brute...

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41 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Is there such a thing? That would be a big brute...

Unfortunately they are like mythical beasts, Panther Model Club did one  vacform, resin and White metal kit, not been available for a long time and doubt I would be able to afford, SWMBO would certainly have something to say🙄

The other was a Tigger models Vacform, but again not any about.

 

Chris

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2 hours ago, marvinneko said:

Glad to hear you are on the mend! That TT Fairey Firefly looks cool! 

Thanks David and the others for the kind wishes,  I was a bit concerned as in pain earlier, so rang NHS 111 and then I was really scared as they referred me to the urgent treatment centre I Folkestone.   Turns out all okay as have a urinry infection, phew, so relieved,  wastbinking appendicitis at least and some dark at worst.

I was told i can eat normal ish foods softer a week of dry toast and occasional scrambled eggs, I cooked spaghetti rings and chicken nuggets when I got in, was like a feast!!!

 

The TT Firefly,  I have wanted for ages and thought I would treat myself feeling low and the Grand Pheonix kit I built before and really enjoyed so that snuck in the basket too. :whistle:

 

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On 01/03/2024 at 20:01, bigbadbadge said:

Fed up with eating dry toast and scrambled egg and want this over now.

 

I totally empathise Chris, I've been on much the same 'diet' the last two days with a flippin' stomach bug (& like you not for the first time this year :( ) - hope you get over it very soon.

 

Good that you had a bit of luck winning those raffles though....!! 🤣 (model club mate uses the same ruse after Telford each year - he's even bought a book of the little number tickets to stick on the kits...!!) 

 

That's some neat work with the brass on the Beau's legs!

 

Keith

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46 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

I totally empathise Chris, I've been on much the same 'diet' the last two days with a flippin' stomach bug (& like you not for the first time this year :( ) - hope you get over it very soon.

 

Good that you had a bit of luck winning those raffles though....!! 🤣 (model club mate uses the same ruse after Telford each year - he's even bought a book of the little number tickets to stick on the kits...!!) 

 

That's some neat work with the brass on the Beau's legs!

 

Keith

Oh mate, hope you feel better soon , if it drags on a while you might want to get checked out, I finally did that and was surprised and relieved, urinry infection,  started my antibiotics now do hopefully will start to feel better in the next few days.

 

The raffle prizes are good :wicked:SWMBO discovered the raffle ticket book the other day and I went ooooooo I didn't know we had a book of raffle tickets, she went hmmmm and put them back ( I styled it out) 😄 it was a great idea I saw on here years ago, you can't use it too often though otherwise you get rumbled🙄

Thanks Keith, pleased with the UC legs once all painted up they should look good. Hope you feel better soon.

Chris

 

 

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Glad to hear you've got to the cause of your feeling ropey.

Got caught with the raffle ticket book.

That one may come back to haunt you.

They've got memories like ~Elephants. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Chris, I'm really sorry that you've got a stomach bug that just won't quit.  For me stomach bugs are the absolute worst things to have.  I hope it goes away soon!

 

Edit:  somehow I skipped over the entry where you found out what you have.  That's a relief!  Maybe you'll get better more quickly.

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2 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Glad to hear you've got to the cause of your feeling ropey.

Got caught with the raffle ticket book.

That one may come back to haunt you.

They've got memories like ~Elephants. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks Alistair,  the pain is starting to subside now, just in time for the end of my Annual Leave and return to work, bloody typical 🙄, not been able to get to the bench over the last few days so much.

Yes I will leave the raffle book usage for quite a while !!!😄

Memories like Elephants 😄 I like it.

 

2 hours ago, opus999 said:

Chris, I'm really sorry that you've got a stomach bug that just won't quit.  For me stomach bugs are the absolute worst things to have.  I hope it goes away soon!

 

Edit:  somehow I skipped over the entry where you found out what you have.  That's a relief!  Maybe you'll get better more quickly.

Thanks Opus999,  stomach bugs are truly awful, now on Antibiotics and feeling a lot better, although not fully recovered yet.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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1 hour ago, 2996 Victor said:

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery, Chris!

Thanks Mark,  pleased to be getting over it finally.  I can sit more comfortably now so hopefully will be able to get back to the bench for some proper modelling again

Chris

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Hi all

Some further progress

 

Underside painted

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Some Seafire bits added, the lifting sling spigots are plasticard and plastic rod

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First coat of DSG brushed on

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Beaufighter Mk.II undercarriage doors extended and widened a bit as these are the CMK conversion ones, yhe Alleycat ones are just plain inside

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Doors in place

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Barracuda Early Beaufighter wheels in place, a couple of underside FAA use aerials added, one under the cockpit is brass rod and under the rear fuselage is invisible thread

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 Nearly all matt coated

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A bit more on the distraction build too, lots of tiny fiddly parts, really enjoying this one though

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Thanks for looking in

Chris

 

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