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Fail fail fail, oh yes Happy New Year.

 

As I took off the masks I had the privilege of watching the paint come off with it...

 

Hataka paint is very good, colour-wise but is unreliable for the most part in the 'staying where you put it' category, I so wish I still had my trusty tins of Humbrol Authentics Dark Earth and RAF Dark Green...

 

Oh well I wonder if Mr Color Dark Earth and Dark Green will fare better, today I may find out...

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9 hours ago, perdu said:

As I took off the masks I had the privilege of watching the paint come off with it...

Thought that only happened to me!  Good luck with the re-run, I'm sure a man of your expertise will easily overcome.  Great work here :clap:.

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In the interest of keeping you all advised a small hint.

 

Once you have begun fitting the canopy and have the Scout in your hand do stay awake.

 

It's a really bad idea to hold it and then forget you have it whilst you nod off.

 

Yes I did that and dropped it between my feet, woke up when it clattered on the laminate floor and began to jump in surprise.

 

 

 

Damage report:  amazingly only had the top of the fin with lamp and tail rotor disconnect from the model.

 

No photos tonight but repair is ongoing.

 

 

Blimey!

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This was madness, the model must have landed on its tail end

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Above the tail rotor gearbox oil placard is where to tail rotor shaft protrudes to port and on the very top was a red tiny lens tail warning nav lamp and on the very tip of the rear was a white tiny lens to the rear.

 

Both have vanished eaten by the mysterious Imp of Laminating Floors, he also whipped away the twin horizontal stab wire stays.

 

Nothing else missing at all, tiny apparently fragile undercarriage unscathed, which seems to be the result of it coming to ground on it after the tail took the impact, phew.

 

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It seems incumbent upon me to replace the upper oil decal with a new one, I'm glad I printed four...

 

The upper gear shaft mounting area which broke off will be re-drilled this afternoon and then reinstated to the pylon.

 

Its damaged mounting point has been filled with UV resin ready for the ceremonial re-installation.

 

I am happy enough, now to have noticed that none of Hendie's bits got dislodged, praise the power of Formula '560' which was almost exclusively used to position the resin pieces on the polystyrene and that the previously fitted canopy didn't budge, leaving just the screen to be '560'd down, also to happen this afternoon.

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That masking by Maketar isn't right, on with that soon.

 

I have the small nose windows ready to attach too, I wonder when I might get round to it?

 

There is actually a lot of work to do on the nose, looking forwards to it, kind of...

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Wasn't it...

 

It must be something about the Wasp/Scout airframe that lends the undercarriage great strength.

 

Wopsie jumped down onto the same laminate floor whilst I was building her, landed unscathed!

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29 minutes ago, giemme said:

:phew: That was close!

 

Ciao 

 

Close to a miracle I would say. :surprised:

 

Very glad to see the Scout endured most of the fall well enough to fight another day.

 

26 minutes ago, perdu said:

Wopsie jumped down onto the same laminate floor whilst I was building her, landed unscathed!

 

That says something about the engineering quality within your builds Bill! 🛠️

 

All is good in the world again, well the BM world at least.

 

T.

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Note to the world, sleep talking happens when my brain switches off, often during normal (ISH) conversation it rarely however happens during model making sessions which are usually time limited in unhappy anticipation.

 

Mrs P is used to me asking "how did that tv programme finish, did they survive"?

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I was in a pub in Norwich surrounded by friends, we were discussing modelling and putting the world to rights waiting for delivery of hot pies with mash when I was aware that the conversation I was listening to was not one I had been in.

 

It's possible that Steve, Ced, Giorgio, Terry or John noticed but stout friends and all-round good guys that they are they said not a word when I returned to the chat.

 

Funny old life innit?

 

Now as promised work continues but a drawback has aris.

 

When the Scout hit the pan, so to speak, her Little Lenses both took the impact and Modellingtools.co.uk having vanished sadly, from the ether I wonder if anyone knows of a present day retailer for Little Lenses?

 

Both lenses have it seems vaporised, leaving no trace but for the chrome silver discs that boasted of their once in a lifetime presence.

 

In the interim the front sections of the canopy are relaxing under the benign influence of one of my Berna Clamps.

 

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Prayers are as ever welcome.

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This is a big thing isn't it.

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With the Scout approaching a denouement I think I'll bring her forward.

 

Still considering whether to blast her nose off and hack into the cockpit or build her clean she looks like a stylish little lassie.

 

I do have Ex-FAAWAFU's collection of HMS Broadsword's bomb damaged Lynx pictures for further consideration...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So much room inside...

 

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Thinking time.

 

 

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Oooh, a Lynx is appearing again ...............

 

This may help on the Lynx Bill.

Click on the picture and it will take you to my Flickr feed, with an album of 94 pictures of XZ720, the HAS.3 at Yeovilton, taken over the last few years. Was meant to be reference for a 1/48 Lynx I have in my deep stash!

 

FAA Lynx HAS.3 XZ720

 

I'm sure Crisp @Ex-FAAWAFU once said this one was in his logbook? 

 

Ralph @Chewbacca, not sure if you ever had this one in your logbook?

 

Terry

 

 

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Accepted with thanks Terry cheers mate.

 

But until the day I still have things to do for the Scout.

 

Mrs P does not understand why I don't take care if I have to drill my table for useable hole devices

 

She doesn't see these, or understand why I have to do it.

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But after my red lens and the white tail lens vanishing I cant see any alternative choices but to D-I-Y/M

 

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And now we have oil pressure in the gearbox and oil in the transmission reservoir sight glass   

 

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Just a few tidying ups now, vent and pitot at the front and antennae and the SACRU to stick under the tummy

 

Might seriously be tempted by the ground handling wheels though

 

Obviously the bulged side doors need attending to, too.

 

One on and the other to be posed open for general looking around inside.

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16 hours ago, T-21 said:

Let me know the lens size I may be able to send you them free ?

T21 thanks but not a problem now, I do regret losing the shop though.

 

The old days are slipping away aren't they.

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I've been examining the Lynx kits I've got, they were given to me by a mate, who is not really into helicopters, part started but he's mucked up all of them's rotor systems.

 

No mean feat on the rather wonderful Lynx set up, that.

 

I have decided to mass produce three rotor heads for them.

 

They comprise two RN and one Army machine so it'll be a clean RN one as well as Broadsword's damaged girl and then I can make a decision on which camouflage one to choose.

 

Choose from one Airfix HAS2, similar Fujimi and the Airfix Army one to start me guys.

 

You choose!

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On 1/5/2024 at 12:00 PM, perdu said:

Choose from one Airfix HAS2, similar Fujimi and the Airfix Army one to start me guys.

The Airfix Army one will look good alongside Scoutie…

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