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Actually now I see the underside on my PC screen not the phone, your lanolin coating doesn't look bad at all - maybe a bit heavy but I've seen photos where it all goes a bit dark down there. There's a particularly prevalent set of pics (just googling "Short Sunderland") of "RB-C" at rest where you take one look at the waterline and go "Ewwww"....

 

Looking forward to wherever you take it.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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45 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Actually now I see the underside on my PC screen not the phone, your lanolin coating doesn't look bad at all - maybe a bit heavy but I've seen photos where it all goes a bit dark down there. There's a particularly prevalent set of pics (just googling "Short Sunderland") of "RB-C" at rest where you take one look at the waterline and go "Ewwww"....

 

Looking forward to wherever you take it.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks Adrian,

That is proper filthy. 

 

I decided to give @Dunny's lightly misted white a try first and one Blackadder Fishfork moment later.

 

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It works a lot better in natural light but I'm happy with that, so, many thanks yet again Roger.

Another fantastic save from him.

 

Once that's dry I'll get a clear coat over it and then some oils just to give it some variation and a bit of a fouling greenish hue around the waterline.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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33 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

It works a lot better in natural light but I'm happy with that, so, many thanks yet again Roger.

Looks awesome Alistair - great save!

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I have now caught up with your build having found the thread from afresh.

I’m completely amazed with the terrific work you’ve put in on this kit.

 

I have an old Airfix Sunderland, which I purchased off eBay for a restoration project. It’s just in bare yellowed white plastic with a couple of bits broken off.

if it turns out even half as good as your one, I’ll be very happy.

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39 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Looks awesome Alistair - great save!

Thanks so much Roger, both for the kind words and the easy save. :D

 

6 minutes ago, Brigbeale said:

I have now caught up with your build having found the thread from afresh.

I’m completely amazed with the terrific work you’ve put in on this kit.

 

I have an old Airfix Sunderland, which I purchased off eBay for a restoration project. It’s just in bare yellowed white plastic with a couple of bits broken off.

if it turns out even half as good as your one, I’ll be very happy.

Many thanks,

It's been a long trip and I'm not finished yet but it will be done.

I've seen a number of your restoration projects and have been mightily impressed.

I'm certain it will be factors better.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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We are finally ahead of the game and into new territory.

Various turrety bits and pieces primed, painted or masked.

 

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Some painting with the hairy stick still required but we are moving on finally.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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54 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

A real marvel to see how you saved this beasty from the self-imposed misfortune... excellent recovery and even progress 😉

Thanks very much,

It's been an interesting road so far. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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7 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Various turrety bits and pieces primed, painted or masked.

 

Hi Alistair,

 

Looking great 👍

 

Just a quick comment for you to consider (not wishing to create more work for you) the rear of both the

FN11 and FN5B Turrets (latter used on Mk V), had the rear section that looks like this photo below

(yes looks like the giant Robot :))

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Regards

 

Alan

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Dare we dream of the finish line?! Turrets are looking most crisp Alistair - great work,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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10 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Great job on the Lanolin and turretty bits Alistair .

Chris

Thanks Chris,

A little more still to do on the lanolin but at least if I don't think it's working it can just be wiped off.

 

5 hours ago, LDSModeller said:

 

Hi Alistair,

 

Looking great 👍

 

Just a quick comment for you to consider (not wishing to create more work for you) the rear of both the

FN11 and FN5B Turrets (latter used on Mk V), had the rear section that looks like this photo below

(yes looks like the giant Robot :))

55ef3018-acbe-4f92-bff9-cf2875a119bd.jpg

 

Regards

 

Alan

Thanks so much for that Alan,

I'll have a think about how to drill the windows out. The plastic is pretty thin so I'll need to be careful if I go ahead.

 

5 hours ago, Dunny said:

Dare we dream of the finish line?! Turrets are looking most crisp Alistair - great work,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger,

No dreaming here, in fact, not even thinking about it. Just in case. :worry:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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20 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

I'll have a think about how to drill the windows out. The plastic is pretty thin so I'll need to be careful if I go ahead.

Hi Alistair,

 

You won't need to drill out the windows, really just a couple of round masks (as turret rear part is clear) and paint the rear of turret

and you will end up with the same feature, which are clear transparencies.

That's how I plan to do it on mine when I eventually arrive at the same point of construction:)

 

Hope that Helps?

 

Regards

 

Alan

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6 minutes ago, LDSModeller said:

Hi Alistair,

 

You won't need to drill out the windows, really just a couple of round masks (as turret rear part is clear) and paint the rear of turret

and you will end up with the same feature, which are clear transparencies.

That's how I plan to do it on mine when I eventually arrive at the same point of construction:)

 

Hope that Helps?

 

Regards

 

Alan

Thanks for that Alan,

I was looking at the wrong part as the picture looked like the rear turret to me. :blush:.

As you say a couple of circles of tape should do the trick.

That helps a lot and stops me making another howling error. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Sitting in front of the PC this morning I got on with some oil work.

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I'm quite pleased with the final effect there.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Looking good!

 

Presumably if the front turret is going to point straight ahead-ish, the back will be in darkness so you could just paint two black spots on the inside of the back face...

 

Regards,

Adrian

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31 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Looking good!

 

Presumably if the front turret is going to point straight ahead-ish, the back will be in darkness so you could just paint two black spots on the inside of the back face...

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks Adrian,

I've cut two small circles with the cutter and stuck them on but your solution would have been easier and more elegant.

 

19 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looks great Alistair

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Very kind of you.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Some more masking and EDSG

 

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The outrigger floats got their light grey lanolin coat.

 

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I wonder if Raymond Cusick ever contemplated a 2 eyestalk design for the Daleks.

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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9 hours ago, AliGauld said:

I'm quite pleased with the final effect there.

You should be - it looks great!

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11 hours ago, AliGauld said:

I wonder if Raymond Cusick ever contemplated a 2 eyestalk design for the Daleks.

😄 very good Alistair,  we went to a Model Railway show in Tenterden a few years ago and my daughter was a toddler then .  There was a Dalek there collecting money for charity and threatening to exterminate you if you didn't give some money!!!😄

My Daughter hid behind me when  ever we saw what she kept calling the garlic,  and asked what does extermimate mean 😄  it was do cute.   

Great work, looking good.

 

Chris

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11 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

😄 very good Alistair,  we went to a Model Railway show in Tenterden a few years ago and my daughter was a toddler then .  There was a Dalek there collecting money for charity and threatening to exterminate you if you didn't give some money!!!😄

My Daughter hid behind me when  ever we saw what she kept calling the garlic,  and asked what does extermimate mean 😄  it was do cute.   

Great work, looking good.

 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

They used to scare the living daylights out of me too.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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