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On 05/08/2022 at 17:41, AliGauld said:

Glad to see you back.

Looking good.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

On 05/08/2022 at 18:16, giemme said:

Yes, glad to see this moving again, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

Slowly lads but getting there.

 

Right then, some modelling done at last!

 

The missing part in the main wheel bay made.

 

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And then quickly painted with some XF 4.

 

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Oil cooler glued together and dry fitted.

 

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Rear cockpit rack painted.

 

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And the seat was given a coat of XF 62 Olive drab.

 

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Not worried about the roughness , there is some Mr Neo Masking fluid under it.

 

Stay safe and cool.

 

Simon.

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On 07/08/2022 at 14:45, giemme said:

Lovely progress Simon, all very neat! :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

On 07/08/2022 at 15:30, AliGauld said:

Very, very nice.

All looking good.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheers lads, thanks @elger and @Hamden.

 

Well, at last some time at the bench.

 

Replacement barrels cut from 0.5 mm brass tube ,internal dia 0.3 mm, near enough for a rivet counter I suppose.

 

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Seat armour paint XF 1.

 

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 And the equipment rack was re-coated with XF 62 Olive Drab.

 

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 Just a few more bits to do before I can finish off the inners.

 

Head rest painted and seat weathered.

Seat belts fitted.

Etc , etc.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

Seat belts fitted 

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13 minutes ago, giemme said:

Great to see some progress, Simon - smart fix for the gun barrels! :clap: 

 

Ciao

And there is more Giorgio.

 

Head rest painted Red Brown, as per instructions.

 

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While that dried, gun barrels fitted.

 

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Then back to the seat again to remove the masking gel applied earlier.

 

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Just the seat belts to do, which I am a bit nervous about, but what the feck.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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17 hours ago, giemme said:

Seat looking the biz, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

Thank you Giorgio, it is just stuff I am learning from B.M.

 

17 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Looking splendid.

Very nicely done with the guns they really look the part.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

Cheers Alistair, luckily I some brass rod left, my model shops have now closed, the nearest one is a 10 minute train ride away.

 

Thanks @Hamden and @Dr. Quack.

 

OK folks, pressure bottle added to the U/C bay.

 

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Ready for varnish/weathering.

 

Now the seat belts.

 

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Well, not great, but viewed from above will be passable.

 

I suppose I can get on with the rest of the cockpit now.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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There definitely is a lot of lovely details in this kit, I probably should get hold of one - and you are making a great job with it, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

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On 03/09/2022 at 12:59, giemme said:

There definitely is a lot of lovely details in this kit, I probably should get hold of one - and you are making a great job with it, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

Go for it Giorgio, they even have marked out where the gun bays go on the upper wings. If you wanted to add them I suppose.

 

On 03/09/2022 at 14:43, AliGauld said:

Ooh Simon that's all looking really pretty.

Looking forward to further progress.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheers Alistair,  slowly getting there , see below.

 

Thanks @shortCummins and @Dr. Quack.

 

Right, work on the rear of the cockpit.

 

Rack, tank and brace installed.

 

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And then populated by the equipment.

 

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Oh, numb nutz here though he had finished the U/C bay but forgot the bottom panel.

 

Now fixed.

 

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It`s also part of the cockpit floor too.

 

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Leaving things to set for a while, with just a couple of bits to add to the cockpit later.

 

Well tea is cooked all bar the Spaghetti, yep Spag Bol.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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On 04/09/2022 at 18:13, AliGauld said:

All looking absolutely splendid. 

Enjoy the Spaghetti 

 

Cheers 

Alistair 

Thanks Alistair, we did too.

 

On 04/09/2022 at 23:46, giemme said:

Cockpit and main wheels bay looking ace, Simon  :clap:  :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

On 05/09/2022 at 06:42, Hamden said:

 

Your work on the undercarriage bays and cockpit is superb, 

 

   Stay safe        Roger 

Thanks lads, a bit of a problem coming up.

 

On 10/09/2022 at 13:22, Biggles87 said:

Just had a catch up, I didn’t realise I’d got so far behind.

You’re making good steady progress, keep up the good work.

 

John. 🇺🇦

Cheers John, hope all is well with you and yours.

 

Thanks @elger  , @shortCummins and @Dr. Quack.

 

Well folks, sorry for the late reply but life rears it`s ugly head again.

 

These Eduard kits are great but their locating pins are very small and make things a bit frustrating to say the least when trying to dry fit the cockpit .

 

So.

 

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You can see the size of the pins ( Look at the one on the upper engine cover.

 

So my plan is to add some tabs to make lining up a bit easier.

 

Plastic strips.

 

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Then fitted wit C/A .

 

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I will leave those to set before trying them out.

 

Well it`s peeing down again so no spraying but hopefully tomorrow?

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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On 13/09/2022 at 15:32, AliGauld said:

Looking good so far.

I know what you mean about the locating pins.

Nice work around though I may well nick that idea.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

On 13/09/2022 at 16:11, giemme said:

Smart fix for the small pins, Simon :clap: 


Ciao

Something had to be done about them, it was getting quite annoying, but they worked.

 

On 13/09/2022 at 21:41, The Spadgent said:

I haven’t stopped in for a while but oh how she’s come on. Absolutely brilliant work on the cockpit and the little details in the wheel well are magnificent. 👏👏👏

Johnny

More than welcome Johnny.

 

Thanks @elger, @Sturmovik, @Biggles87, @Dr. Quack, @Hamden and @shortCummins.

 

Sorry for no recent updates but things have been a bit up in the air so to speak. The SWMBO has had some poor health  so the bench has been second thoughts in my mind.

Glad to say the she is better now , as such with appointments arranged with the consultants.

She as always sends greetings to all.

 

Well, time on the bench.

 

Gloss varnish out W/S Gloss.

 

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Cockpit and wheel bay done.

 

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Tyres as well.

 

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Then out with the Yellow X 8.

Prop tips and spinner.

 

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Next!!! Alcad Black Primer for these parts.

 

Canopy.

 

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Windscreen?

 

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Cockpit coaming .

 

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And some P.E. , grill and brace bar.

 

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Let that lot dry before the next job, washes....

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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Sorry to hear abut Lady Rose's health issues, take my bests to her! 

 

Still, I'm glad you were able some nice progress on this! :clap:  :clap:

 

Ciao

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