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On 10/05/2024 at 08:44, 81-er said:

Nice work mate :)

 

James

Thanks James. I’m looking forward to having my main focus on this little wonder for a while. ❤️

On 10/05/2024 at 16:18, giemme said:

Very effective weathering, John! :clap:  Sort of your distinctive trademark, I'd say :) :worthy:

 

Ciao

Thanks Giorgio. It’s odd coming back to a build after time away. Kind of feels like I’m finishing g off someone else’s kit. 🤔🫨

On 11/05/2024 at 08:47, perdu said:

Good getting even gooder John

Thanks Bill. Fingers crossed I don’t spoon it right at the end. 🤞

20 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Nice weathering touches as ever Johnny!

Thanks Terry.  Back at it today. 🤩

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What a scorcher of a day in funny sunny Engerland.☀️☀️☀️ I had planned of maybe getting this finished alas I got the hammock out and fell asleep in the garden instead. 😉

Before I start unless you’ve been under a rock you may have heard about the visible Northern lights that we had on Friday. WOW!!!! I can’t believe we had the chance to see such an awesome spectacle in our back yard. ☀️🌈

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And

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‘Twas amazing.  “Like a rainbow in the dark” 🤘

A few other things before we get on with the plastic.  One for @corsaircorp saw this on the dog walk. Apparently the clutch had gone and the towing vehicle didn’t want to pull it into the truck. No tow bar and too low was the excuse.  It was there all night. I bet you could have got it moving eh Alain? 😉. Lovey looking thing.

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“Lotus Europa” 🖤

 

Talking of lovely looking things.

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The new cottage garden is really starting to come alive.  Even the grass is kicking into gear. 🤩☀️

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Alright that’s enough Percy Thrower. Let’s get back to the Dinah.

The colour variation got finished and I did a matte coat.

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And a dead one for our @CedB

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Really like the subtle wing variation.

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The patched up effect worked well too I thought.

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The exhausts then could have the liquid masks removed.

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Some flory on the UC doors.

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Masks and liquid mask on the props.and spinners.

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Then they got a coat of flat brown.

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Masking off and the striped are looking good. 🤩

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I left that for a few minutes and then rubbed off the liquid mask. 

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I think they have turned out well. 

😀

Back at work tomorrow and I needs to get some sleep. Hope you’re enjoying the build and also that you all had a lovely weekend.

 

Take care and as always.

 Happy modelling.

 

 Johnny

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That is really coming together very well, I'm enjoying watching you work your magic

 

          Roger 

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Wonders of the universe ✔️

Dio reference ✔️

Classic Lotus ✔️

Beautiful garden ✔️

Beautiful model aircraft ✔️

 

You're really checking all of the boxes with that update :D

 

James

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13 hours ago, Hamden said:

 

That is really coming together very well, I'm enjoying watching you work your magic

 

          Roger 

Thanks Roger, that’s very kind of you. 🤩

10 hours ago, giemme said:

Top job, Johnny! :clap:  And those "nature" pics are great!

 

Ciao

Thanks G.  Proper change in the weather today. 🌧️

10 hours ago, 81-er said:

Wonders of the universe ✔️

Dio reference ✔️

Classic Lotus ✔️

Beautiful garden ✔️

Beautiful model aircraft ✔️

 

You're really checking all of the boxes with that update :D

 

James

🤣🤣 Thanks James. Made me chuckle. 
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Thanks for all the lovely comments and likes. 🤩 Tonight’s update from a decidedly wetter Stourbridge is part two of yesterday’s work.  Let’s carry on shall we. 
matte coat on and dry so off with the masking. Ooooh looks good. 😀

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And the front green house is go!!

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The rear seems also to be a bit of a winner. 🤩🤩 (phew)

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And the other side. There are a few bits in there (where does that come from?) but nothing too bad. 

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The rest of the masking was removed from the front nose sections and the underbelly spy cameras. 👁️

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Seen better in this shot.  The wheels got a dry fit too.  Up on two of her three wheels. 😀😀😀😀

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Here’s the other one. 😂

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I’ll pop that on later. 😁

Talking about the UC the doors got some highlights and a matte coat.

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And that’s as the say, is that!  We are here as of now,

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I have the aerial and the pitot to do and if you look in the top left of that pic up there you can see the lower part of the props that I forgot to paint. 🤔🥸

 

Thanks once again for popping in and having a mooch.

 

Take care and as always.

 

 Happy modelling.

 

 Johnny.  

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Well, that is looking superb Johnny!  👌 

Great work as always, and really like the effects you've achieved. 

 

Nice shots of the Northern lights ... a beauty of nature!  Well done for capturing them! 

 

Keith 😁 

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This is looking cracking, mate, and so close to the finish line! :)

 

James

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10 hours ago, hendie said:

That is looking very nice indeed. The greenhouses are FAB!

 

 

I coudn't agree more! :worthy:  :clap: :clap: 


Ciao

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Hello Johnny !!

Huh, when we have to tow these oldies, one have to be very cautious....

I think that I wouldn't have tried it on my VRS.....

Unless the owner signed a disclaimer.... Whish is not so obvious.....

 

Wonderful job on Dinah !!

Great variation looking ace and so japanese WW II aircrafts !!

Congrats sir.... :partytime:

 

Alas, I missed the Aurora Borealis....:shrug::shrug:

Then your garden look nice !!

And I like these flowers.....

 

Soooo, a winner on all aspects !!

Congrats again Sir !!

Sincerely.

CC

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As expected

 Lovely work as usual Johnny!

Presumably you knew they were Northern lights because you could hear "ey oop, ow do?"

 

Ian

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On 13/05/2024 at 21:17, hendie said:

That is looking very nice indeed. The greenhouses are FAB!

 

 

Thanks Alan. Very kind. 🤩

On 13/05/2024 at 21:18, Keeff said:

Well, that is looking superb Johnny!  👌 

Great work as always, and really like the effects you've achieved. 

 

Nice shots of the Northern lights ... a beauty of nature!  Well done for capturing them! 

 

Keith 😁 

Thanks Keith. I’m quite happy with this one. 🤩

On 13/05/2024 at 22:40, 81-er said:

This is looking cracking, mate, and so close to the finish line! :)

 

James

Thanks James. Yes pretty much done now. 😃

On 14/05/2024 at 07:49, giemme said:

I coudn't agree more! :worthy:  :clap: :clap: 


Ciao

Thanks G!! 😍

On 14/05/2024 at 15:07, corsaircorp said:

Hello Johnny !!

Huh, when we have to tow these oldies, one have to be very cautious....

I think that I wouldn't have tried it on my VRS.....

Unless the owner signed a disclaimer.... Whish is not so obvious.....

 

Wonderful job on Dinah !!

Great variation looking ace and so japanese WW II aircrafts !!

Congrats sir.... :partytime:

 

Alas, I missed the Aurora Borealis....:shrug::shrug:

Then your garden look nice !!

And I like these flowers.....

 

Soooo, a winner on all aspects !!

Congrats again Sir !!

Sincerely.

CC

Thanks Alain. The lotus had vanished the next morning so she was either towed or fixed. 😀 I really enjoyed this one. 😇

On 14/05/2024 at 16:06, Brandy said:

As expected

 Lovely work as usual Johnny!

Presumably you knew they were Northern lights because you could hear "ey oop, ow do?"

 

Ian

😂😂😂 Thanks Ian , eeeey that were a gud un. 😂

On 14/05/2024 at 20:28, Spookytooth said:

She is looking lovely Johnny as per norm.


As for Rick, I worked with him on a couple of occasions and what a nice guy.

 

Simon.

Thanks Simon. Wow, working along side the man himself. How amazing. 😀

On 14/05/2024 at 20:36, Klaasdebouwer said:

Looking good. Nice weathering job also. Unmasking always feels a bit like unwrapping presents. :)

 

Indeed it does. As long as it’s a nice gift. 😀

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Hey! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. The Dinah is done all but the shouting. (And possibly an aerial wire.🤔)

I finished the bits and bobs during the past week.

The pitot was painted and added.

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The little step by the wrong root.

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And the aerial. 

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The UC doors were added. Really good fit too. 🤩

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And a view of the well detail I’d forgotten I’d added.

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The tail wheel fit was a bit wishy washy, with locating points being very vague indeed. 

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The lower part of the spinners got finished and glued in place.

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And slipped on. 

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And then she was done. I did notice the wing lights were still silver, a seen here.

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I’d intended to use transparent green and red over silver so…

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And

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And there we are! 

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Pretty happy with the way she turned out. 🤩

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I’m not sure about painting decals in the future though. Far too stressful. 😬🤔

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well I’ll do a last sign off post before I wrap up. I’ll add that when I do the RFI. 
Thanks again for popping by. hmmmmm what next? 🤔

 

 Have a great week chums.

 

 And as always.

 Happy modelling.

 

 Johnny. 😀

 

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1 hour ago, The Spadgent said:

 

well I’ll do a last sign off post before I wrap up. I’ll add that wooden I do the RFI. 
Thanks again for popping by. hmmmmm what next? 🤔

 

 Have a great week chums.

 

 And as always.

 Happy modelling.

 

 Johnny. 😀

 

The answer is pretty obvious my Dear Spad....:shrug::shrug:

A Vought F4U Corsair.... What else ???

Tssss !!

The choice of the version is your....

Fire at will:wicked::wicked:

Congratulations for the Dinah....

But she will stay under careful watch on the cabinet....

So once again... A Corsair my friend....

:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

Sincerely.

CC

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Great to see her finished Johnny, she's turned out very nicely indeed!

 

Ian

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Outstanding build and finish! 👏👏👏

 

It's been an enjoyable follow too! 

 

Keith 😁 

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A  superb result showing outstanding workmanship backed up with great attention to detail and paintwork I can only aspire too!

Looking forward to the next adventure now

 

             Roger

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You should be very happy with that one, mate, she's a cracker! :D

 

James

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