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Well, I am back on familiar territory once more.

While I wait for the model shop to re open I got this little one out to play.

 

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Five Grey runners and one clear it`s one of the newer products from Airfix.

 

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With a small amount of decals and the only A/M I got for her some PCM`s.

 

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And I shall be building this version a RNZAF of 498 Squadron based in Dallachy in Scotland in 1945.

 

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The kit seems simple enough but that`s for most people, probably not me.

Anyhow I made a start on the cockpit.

 

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I also dry fitted the side consoles.

 

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I have left it there for tonight, a bit to cold to start spraying in the "Cave".

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

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I'm following- built the TF.X version several years ago and it went pretty well.

I added homemade foil belts to the cockpit because the seat is reasonably visible.

Otherwise I was perfectly happy with the kit.

 

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Welcome aboard @Gondor44, @stevehnz and @Zephyr.

 

Thanks @Back in the Saddle, @AdrianMF, @marvinneko, @dogsbody @Zephyr91 and @john-w.

 

Well, after an early start to the day, (I had a job interview this morning) I got back later than I thought.

so after lunch I set to work.

 

Wings and tail plane glued together.

 

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Then priming time.

 

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Once dry , some XF 22 RLM Grey believe it or not, well that is what the conversion chart suggested.

 

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As normal , leave to dry for now.

Maybe some hairy stick work later this evening.

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

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A kit/plane that I ought to have.

 

The kit looks very nice, and doesn't seem to have attracted the same criticism of Airfix's other recent classic British WW2 twin, the Mosquito B.Mk.XVI.

 

You're making great progress Simon - light speed by my standards! I'll be following with interest.

 

Cheers,

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Best of luck with the job search hope you get something soon

Very nice start, looking forward to watching you work your magic resulting in a great replica

 

      Stay safe           Roger

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1 hour ago, Johnson said:

A kit/plane that I ought to have.

 

The kit looks very nice, and doesn't seem to have attracted the same criticism of Airfix's other recent classic British WW2 twin, the Mosquito B.Mk.XVI.

 

You're making great progress Simon - light speed by my standards! I'll be following with interest.

 

Cheers,

It has its vices Charlie, the front end will need some attention and so will one of the nacelles, but nothing untoward if you know what I mean.

 

50 minutes ago, Hamden said:

 

Best of luck with the job search hope you get something soon

Very nice start, looking forward to watching you work your magic resulting in a great replica

 

      Stay safe           Roger

Thanks Roger, I went for a job for the Range, who have taken over the "Wilko" store up in Exeter.

 

Thanks @Gondor44, @elger and @dogsbody

 

Well after  tea and before it got to cold it was out with the hairy sticks.

Some X18 first.

 

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Then a dab of XF 1.

 

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Before some XF 16.

 

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That`s it for now.

One will see what I can do tomorrow, hopefully.

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

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Nice detail painting. Looking forward to seeing the late version with all the bells and whistles!

 

I think it's a lovely kit - the only one I have built ended up in a three way mashup with a FROG Beaufort and a FROG Beaufighter, but the subassemblies just clicked together perfectly and were a joy to behold.
 

I have another one in the stash to build "straight" as Airfix intended.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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17 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Nice detail painting. Looking forward to seeing the late version with all the bells and whistles!

 

I think it's a lovely kit - the only one I have built ended up in a three way mashup with a FROG Beaufort and a FROG Beaufighter, but the subassemblies just clicked together perfectly and were a joy to behold.
 

I have another one in the stash to build "straight" as Airfix intended.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Hopefully you are right Adrian I shall wait til I have some more done but so far so good.

 

Thanks @Johnson, @cobraleader, @Hamden, @dogsbody, @ModelingEdmontonian, @stevehnz, and @Thom216.

 

After taking my dear mum into town and back I was able to proceed with the Beau.

 

Leather seats painted now.

 

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Then it was adding some details to the side consoles etc.

 

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Torpedo built but to be cleaned up.

 

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And IP panel decal added.

 

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I have still to make the seat belts yet but she is getting there.

 

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

 

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37 minutes ago, Back in the Saddle said:

Looking good - what material did you use for the belts? 👍

Good old fashion masking tape, doubled over and painted Tamiya XF 60 Dark Yellow.

 

9 minutes ago, giemme said:

I'm late to the party but still on page 1, hopefully! :D

 

Off to a great start here, Simon! :clap:

 

Ciao 

You are always welcome Giorgio.

 

I know that I have three on the go but the Bond Bug is nearing completion soon and the Porsche has most of the fitting done as such so...

 

Simon

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OK . Thanks @stevehnz, @Thom216, @Hamden, @Zephyr, @dogsbody, @cobraleader, @giemme, @AdrianMF, and @Johnson.

 

Right, seat belts trimmed and glued and painted.

 

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Tail wheel painted but needs a touch up (Fnar).

 

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IP and tail wheel fitted to fuselage.

 

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And that`s the last we will see of them.

 

Button up time, this was/is a pain.

 

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I can see a lot of remedial work coming up, the front end is horrid.

 

I am going to leave that to set overnight.

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

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11 minutes ago, Johnson said:

Looking good Simon, nice to see an unfamiliar (for me) aeroplane taking shape. A few probs joining the fuselage maybe? What caused that?

 

Cheers,

You could say that Charlie, a bit of warpage at the front end by the look of things.

I can see some filler/plastic card coming into use.

 

Simon.

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Sorry I'm a bit late but I was lucky enough to be at Telford this weekend, so missed some bits here.  Like the innards but knowing how I always knock the tailwheel off after I've glued it on  (and never deliberately) I wish you luck that you don't suffer the same fate. :smile:

 

I really only have room for single engined types but I might just be pursuaded by a Beau.... so will watch to see how this goes :popcorn:

 

Good luck with the job seeking

 

Rob

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On 12/11/2023 at 14:38, Steve Coombs said:

Please be careful with the wingtip lights when the time comes.

I don't know if I'm particularly ham-fisted, but I would have much preferred transparent wingtips here.

Thanks for the heads up on this part Steve, I hope that nothing else crops up.

 

Simon.

22 hours ago, Thom216 said:

At least it's all closed up now. A milestone reached!

Yep, but still some fun to come (See below.)

 

21 hours ago, Zephyr91 said:

Sorry I'm a bit late but I was lucky enough to be at Telford this weekend, so missed some bits here.  Like the innards but knowing how I always knock the tailwheel off after I've glued it on  (and never deliberately) I wish you luck that you don't suffer the same fate. :smile:

 

I really only have room for single engined types but I might just be pursuaded by a Beau.... so will watch to see how this goes :popcorn:

 

Good luck with the job seeking

 

Rob

You lucky sod, one year I will get there LOL.

I said to myself when I first moved to my old flat that I should of built tanks or cars because of the lack of space but oh well.

As for the tail wheel, it`s one of those ones you have to fit before closure sadly.

 

20 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Late to the party yet again. :sorry:

Fantastic to see another Dallachy Torbeau on the go and it's looking pretty special already.

Eagerly awaiting further progress.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Never mind Alistair, no penalties here mate.

I built the Tamiya 1/48 version about 8 years ago but Humbrol varnish turned the finish to crazy paving, wasn`t a happy bunny.

 

Thanks @Hamden, @giemme, and @AdrianMF.

 

Well tape off and what do we see.

 

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OH clucking bell.

 

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Some seam work needed.

 

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But the fit of the cockpit floor was even worse.

 

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It is supposed to be flush, more work there.

 

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Filler time.

 

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Not much done today as I had my Son and family over.

 

Stay warm

 

Simon.

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