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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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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

 

Chris, I may have missed you saying how you use the powders, but how do you mean you 'no longer have to drybrush them on'? I know no other way....!! 

 

Keith

Hi Keith, yes I have stopped doing that a long time ago and use Humbrol weathering powders and a mig powder.  Humbrol smoke powder is used for cage main deposits and I go over them with a light sand or European mud powders from Mig , I use an old well used brush and gently add a bit at a time in the pattern you want and build it up. The good thing about the powders is if you make a mistake or put too much on it removes easily with water on a cotton bud, let dry and start again. The only thing I have to be careful with is handling the model whm finished as I can't seal the powders in.

I brush mine on over the Matt coat.

Hope that helps Keith, they are very handy and last a long time too.

Chris

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21 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Wow, Chris, this is one stunning Seafire - she's an absolute corker! The way you've captured the weathered effect of a busy life at sea is superb!

 

Cheers, 

Mark

Hi Mark, I hope the cruise was enjoyable 😉 and you had a great time with SWMBO.   Sorry for my late response,  it was the turn of the page ghat caught me our there.  Thanks for your kind comments and support during the build.

Pleased with it and glad this one is finished.  Just started another Seafire and something you are familiar with too😉  will get some photos up when some progress occurs.

 

16 hours ago, mark.au said:

Fantastic work, as usual Chris.  

Thanks Mark, pleased with how it looks and got another one on the go now too🙄

Thanks for following along too

 

16 hours ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

That is a lovely build and finish and has been a real pleasure to follow along,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger and thanks for following along too much appreciated.   I am happy with it and relieved its finished too.  Will look good with my other Seafires.  If I can get this next one finished will have completed 3 seafires this year.

Crikey

 

6 hours ago, bissyboat said:

Gorgeous Seafire. Off the charts! 🙌

Thanks Bissyboat, I do love a Seafire and one can never have too many of them😉 pleaded with how it turned out but this one out up a fight.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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5 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Hi Mark, I hope the cruise was enjoyable 😉 and you had a great time with SWMBO.   Sorry for my late response,  it was the turn of the page ghat caught me our there.  Thanks for your kind comments and support during the build.

Pleased with it and glad this one is finished.  Just started another Seafire and something you are familiar with too😉  will get some photos up when some progress occurs.

Hi Chris, 

 

Thanks, yes, the cruise was stunning! The only downside was the rather high proportion of at sea days to on shore days, but that's only a tiny criticism. As first time cruisers, we should perhaps have looked a bit more closely at the itinery :D But we're already planning the next one, fjords again but more shore time.

 

One of the highlights for me was the train from Narvik to Bjornfjell on the Swedish border on the Ofoten Railway. The scenery was INCREDIBLE!!! -12 degrees Celsius at Bjornfjell :D

 

Anyway, the Seafire is an absolute stunner, Chris, and an inspiration too. Definitely a build I'd like to emulate! Definitely looking forward to the next one and I'm intrigued by the "mystery" ship (if you'll pardon the pun!).

 

Cheers, 

Mark 

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4 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Hi Chris, 

 

Thanks, yes, the cruise was stunning! The only downside was the rather high proportion of at sea days to on shore days, but that's only a tiny criticism. As first time cruisers, we should perhaps have looked a bit more closely at the itinery :D But we're already planning the next one, fjords again but more shore time.

 

One of the highlights for me was the train from Narvik to Bjornfjell on the Swedish border on the Ofoten Railway. The scenery was INCREDIBLE!!! -12 degrees Celsius at Bjornfjell :D

 

Anyway, the Seafire is an absolute stunner, Chris, and an inspiration too. Definitely a build I'd like to emulate! Definitely looking forward to the next one and I'm intrigued by the "mystery" ship (if you'll pardon the pun!).

 

Cheers, 

Mark 

Glad you enjoyed the cruise  and the railway journey sounds great, there is a Norwegian railway loco near us on the KESRat Tenterden . 

Thanks for you generous comments re the Seafire, the Mystery build will be revealed soon , you already know about it though as you sent the conversion parts😉

 

Thanks

Chris

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12 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

there is a Norwegian railway loco near us on the KESRat Tenterden

I didn't know that - I need to look at that! I took loads of pics of dockside fish warehouses in Haugesund thinking of a model railway layout :D

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1 hour ago, 2996 Victor said:

I didn't know that - I need to look at that! I took loads of pics of dockside fish warehouses in Haugesund thinking of a model railway layout :D

I thought I had some pics of it, but they're on an old phone.  Interesting layout idea.

Chris

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14 hours ago, opus999 said:

Beautiful model Chris!  The realism is really stunning, and it's such a fantastic looking aircraft to boot.

Thanks Opus999 this one has been fun and fought back a bit but turned out okay, pleased with it.

 

11 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

That Seafire is stunning Chris

Thanks Cookie, very kind.  Pleased with how it turned out.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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Hi all

Now the Seafire is finished I have started another Seafire III, along with a bonus Airfix 72nd Mk.1 Spitfire which is being converted to a Mk.2. The Seafire is the Special Hobby Kit.

 

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Also now being worked on is an FAA Beaufighter Mk.II using the Airfix 72nd scale Mk X kit and Alley Catz late conversion. Which I got from Mark @2996 Victor, thanks Mark.

I have just started with the cockpit/cabin  and fuselage and have used yhe self adhesive Eduard PE set for the cockpit.

Might add some further bits too.

 

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Got all the levers etc to go in .

 

Thanks for looking in

Chris

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18 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

I have started another Seafire III, along with a bonus Airfix 72nd Mk.1 Spitfire which is being converted to a Mk.2. The Seafire is the Special Hobby Kit.

 

18 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Also now being worked on is an FAA Beaufighter Mk.II using the Airfix 72nd scale Mk X kit and Alley Catz late conversion.

 

More (kits that I need to make) to watch! :D

 

Good start(s) Chris!

 

Cheers,

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1 hour ago, TheBaron said:

Love that shot in particular Chris - a wonderfully sharp looking piece of work in that view. Well done!

Thanks Tony, very kind, pleased with the way it turned out.  

 

45 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

A triple build of absolute joy.

Looking forward to where this goes.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks Alistair,  good to have you along. Looking forward to getting the Beau built up.

 

Chris

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  • bigbadbadge changed the title to FAA builds, 32nd Hawker Nimrod ,Seafires, Beaufighter

Hi all

 

Some work on the Beaufighter

Got to add the Seatbelts

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Some nice PE added

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And more

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And more along with 11 levers, there should be two more but the tweezers and the hungry carpet monster teamed up against me, I will take that though, pleased with that.

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Got to drybrush the  interior then glue in the port side consul.

 

Thanjs for looking

Chris

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