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Oh maaaan. I’ve oft fallen asleep like that but never at the bench. Hoooo boy that was a lucky save. Excellent fixing there Bill. As for the convo in Norwich I was non the wiser, it was all those sours. 😜

I didn’t realise moddelingtools.co.uk had gone. I saw they were taking a break but a sad loss if true. My gators grip and lead wire came from there.  And EZ line. 😔

 

Any way keep fighting g the good fight dear boy. Looking great as always. 
 

Johnny

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Before we get into pussycat Lynx there's still mucho detailing for the Scout coming in.

 

I mentioned the placards for maintainers on the tail, here's the Oil Standards decals by each tail rotor gearbox

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Direct copying from the AP101C for this and the paint Standard marking is for the starboard side only, visible here in three locations on a severely 'vision limited' shot on the fin, the tail boom and just above the footstep.

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The transfers read DTD5555 with a S underneath... I wonder if it is Scout specific?

 

Anyway I hope to improve on these pictures later, and I have to design or steal unit badge for the port door too, soon.

 

Then I can take a butcher's at the army Lynx...

 

 

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Hi Nige, since I've decided to make this one I'm trying to decode this picture

 

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I am working the image into a decal but frankly you can't really make out the real image on the decal though it would be great to make it real.

 

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A reprieve is in.

 

I have now sourced several (copyrighted)pictures of XW613 in service without the badges on her doors, one including large letters on the nose and smaller ones on the tail.

 

That may become the target, but would need boring black and white flicker paints on the tail rotor...

 

What to do huh?

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Taking stock...

 

These two bits of white plastic took me an hour, if we allow searching essential pictures and designing the bits to make.

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They will become the ground handling gear that sits on the skids and swivel the wheels down to the ground when the aircraft needs shifting about a bit

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I dont know how the wheels drop down, maybe @Fozzycould pitch in with his memories about Scout handling days ago, but it looks as if the ground crew had to use a spanner on the big bolt at the front.

 

Who knows?

 

Isnt close up photography vile huh?

 

The model looks fine to my, fairly fading eyesight but show a photo, WOWSER.
 

Disaster

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The little bulgey front transparency is displaced and not transparent and has awful white outlining, yuck.

 

DO THEM AGAIN BILL.....

 

But at least we can see the skid mounted counterweights which denoted airframes that might carry a missile rig at times, I haven't seen a missile mounted machine photographed without the addition of extra weight on the nose, like these.

 

Also in view, the roof patch fitted when the Ferranti sight isn't and awful windscreen framing, do that again too Bill.

 

When I was looking inside from the starboard side something looked awry

 

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Gorblimey the drivers seat has come off its hinges/brackets/attachments

 

Fix that as well Bill, doh...

 

We can have a last look at the chaos, now it begins to look far more than a theory

 

 

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No peace for the wicked, best get on.

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14 minutes ago, perdu said:

Isnt close up photography vile huh?

It is, and I'm sure your model is more than fine at normal viewing distance :clap:


Ciao

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18 minutes ago, perdu said:

Isnt close up photography vile huh?


Yup. However, when you’re working on a model that’s about the size of your thumb taking macro photos will obviously reveal things not normally visible to a typical human bean. Sometimes we fret over the tiniest details, forgetting they’ll never be noticed when we step back to normal viewing distances. I have lost count of the times I have faffed about with cockpit details - heck, even O gauge railway carriage interiors! - only for them NEVER to be seen again when the model was complete!

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I needed to get a grasp on these nose windows somehow, along with other transparency issues as ever.

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I filled the apertures with Limino resin uveeyed in place then built up the bulgey bits on a 'spare' Scout Nose left over from experiments last year to make a moulding buck.

 

First attempt by hand was too lame, so lame I am ashamed OK?

 

So I changed tack and cut the nose section off the buck, filled it with Milliput and got down and industrious in the crypt garage

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And then, after making many copies, use the buck as a trimming device

 

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Cut out and trim

 

And stick onto the nose

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When dry trim to finish

 

If you are a fortunate chap you may have several spares for when you make your next Scout/Wasp...

 

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Then add last pieces

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And put away when completed

 

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Thanks Roger, I have been grateful for all your support guys.

 

Just a couple of bits and bobs before this is packed away ready for club on Sunday.

 

 

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Well whilst I plot to get the aerials sorted I've been having a butcher's at the Army Lynx pieces I've been donated.

 

The rotor head is not as good as it should be, some of the bits broken some badly stuck together and the rotor head has an arm broken off to one blade, which has needed rectifying.

 

Let's see if something can be done.

 

I put a tiny blob of Humbrol tube glue robbed from a starter set on each end of the break and added a tad of Tamiya Extra Fine to give it a grip and when I lined up both portions I placed them on the upright and taped the pieces for stiffness to it.

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The rest of the pieces in the kit seem ok so I've been treating the interior to a replica of the very thick sound deadening quilting by pasting the walls with thick plastering of cockpit glue deliberately rippled with a stirrer stick

 

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The rear wall is missing but I found one in grey from god knows where in my cupboard that will have to do.

 

🤔

 

 Once that was done and the rotor glue had dried I took it off the cupboard and set it up to set straight on a scratch jig

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Which failed as the blades were in the wrong place anyway

 

MORE LATER IF I GET THE THING SORTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think the rotor blades are going to need drilling and pinning so in anticipation of continuation I have had a look inside the cabin with a view to making it realistic with the doors open.

This is what I can make out on the Walk-Arounds, very heavy dark grey, shiny quilting all over.

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Freixinet (possibly) Prosecco bottle foil has suitably sized quilted surface and has beeen pressed into action

 

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Add some more

 

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Looks quite suitable to me.

 

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Painted with Vallejo Sea Gey with a coat of Humbrol Clear it should do the trick and as a gloss it will bung some light around insde.

 

The floor will be a darker version of Light Sea Grey with additional blue for colour enhancement.

 

As seen here

 

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25 minutes ago, giemme said:

But Spanish Prosecco...... :nono:

Colour me a non-user Giorgio, but whatever is in the shop tastes OK I'm told.

 

:)

 

Ordinary Prosecco (can I use that phrase?) doesn't have the quilting either, we must aim to keep up healthy supplies of raw materials.

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5 minutes ago, perdu said:

Ordinary Prosecco (can I use that phrase?)

Not really, but I'll let it pass because it's you.... :rofl: 

 

Ciao

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On 1/11/2024 at 10:51 AM, Heather Kay said:


Yup. However, when you’re working on a model that’s about the size of your thumb taking macro photos will obviously reveal things not normally visible to a typical human bean. Sometimes we fret over the tiniest details, forgetting they’ll never be noticed when we step back to normal viewing distances. I have lost count of the times I have faffed about with cockpit details - heck, even O gauge railway carriage interiors! - only for them NEVER to be seen again when the model was complete!

Heater, I'm with you on that. I've been and still am going down that road. When will we learn? If they can't see it, they can't gripe!

 

Colin the Wessex nut adding unnecessary detail ad lib...

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Great result with the Scout Bill, not an easy kit to build. You made a diamond of a little jewel.

As for the Lyn and the Scout, the main rotorblades are a bit of a trap! I pinned them on my Scout but until Airfix scale down their 48th kit, I'm not interested in building another!

There s plenty of reference in the Pinned items from the first Lynx STGB from Tony Lynx7, who has disappeared from these hallowed pages! Shame, he was tooling up a Wildcat.

Anyway, I shall endeavour to pay more attention to you pages...

 

Colin the Wessex nut.

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