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Thanks @bissyboat, @Zephyr91, @Johnson, @cobraleader, @Dr. Quack, @giemme, @AdrianMF, @AliGauld, @Hamden, and @elger.

 

Hospital went we;;, but my tea didn`t, got back to the local shops yearning for a Chicken Dhansak etc only to find that the take away was closed on Wednesday luckily the Chippie was open next door, and it was nice too.

 

Well with the cold weather of late, I have not been able to do much in the cave.

 

On with the build.

Landing light fitted, a disc of card painted silver.

 

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Also top seam repaired.

 

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Landing light cover fixed into place, just needs to be blended  into shape.

 

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And ejector pin marks re-filled on the doors. 

 

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Stay warm folks.

 

Simon.

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4 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Landing light cover fixed into place, just needs to be blended  into shape.

I always find these tricky, they never seem to quite fit the wing profile. And this one seems no better!

 

I'm sure it will look good once blended.

 

Glad the hospital visit went OK.

 

Cheers,

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On 03/12/2023 at 12:51, giemme said:

The top seam seams to be gone.... :coat:

:D

 

Steady going, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao

But when will it reappear again?

 

21 hours ago, Johnson said:

I always find these tricky, they never seem to quite fit the wing profile. And this one seems no better!

 

I'm sure it will look good once blended.

 

Glad the hospital visit went OK.

 

Cheers,

Cheers, just a regular check up.

I know what you mean, I have still to add the nav/formation lights to the wing tips yet.

 

Thanks @AliGauld, @Beard, @GREG DESTEC, @KevinK, @Hamden, @Dr. Quack, @elger, and @cobraleader.

 

Landing light.

 

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U/C door(s) need more filler.

 

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But the torpedo wing passes.

 

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As for the weather, the view looking out the cave window.

 

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Excrement.

 

Stay dry.

 

Simon.

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58 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

But when will it reappear again?

Never!!! :D

 

58 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

As for the weather, the view looking out the cave window.

 

Lots of flooding :rain:here in Somerset. What's it like down there?

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Thanks @elger, @giemme, @Dr. Quack, @GREG DESTEC, @Hamden, and @AliGauld.

 

OK, nothing done over the last day and a half due to life but this afternoon I managed to fit the Nav/Formation lights.

 

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Airfix really balls up on the instructions here with the numbering so anyone building this check the clear parts first unlike me DOH.

 

Leaving those to set and will clean them up tomorrow, hopefully.

 

Stay dry.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @elger, @giemme, @AliGauld, @GREG DESTEC, @cobraleader, @Hamden, @Dr. Quack, and @Johnson.

 

With the Seafire annoying me I got on with the Beau.

 

Flaps on and "Bump".

 

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Rudder next.

 

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And an overall shot.

 

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My patience is a bit thin at the moment so will leave alone until tomorrow,

 

Stay calm.

 

Simon.

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20 hours ago, Johnson said:

Great progress Simon. Nearly ready for paint!

Cheers,

Charlie

 

19 hours ago, giemme said:

Agreed, she looks ready for paint! :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

15 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Definitely ready for paint.

Yes lads, nearly ready for paint.

 

Thanks @GREG DESTEC, @KevinK, @dogsbody, @elger, @cobraleader.

 

No paint yet but masked up the lights with Mr Neo.

 

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I may splash a bit of primer on this afternoon.

 

Stay calm.

 

Simon.

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I still reckon Airfix could have made transparent wingtips for this kit, like the company did for the Victor kits. Much easier to mask, little risk of getting the wrong one in place, and no risk of small transparencies falling prey to the carpet monster (without spares).

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1 hour ago, Steve Coombs said:

I still reckon Airfix could have made transparent wingtips for this kit, like the company did for the Victor kits. Much easier to mask, little risk of getting the wrong one in place, and no risk of small transparencies falling prey to the carpet monster (without spares).

I wish all companies would do that Steve, it would lead to cleaner lines.

 

 

16 minutes ago, giemme said:

Looks very smooth to me, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

We will see Giorgio, maybe a wipe some 2000/4000 paper to smooth her.

 

Simon

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17 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Not much wrong there.

All that tedious prep ahs really paid off.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

They a good finish starts with good prep Ali.

 

Thanks @GREG DESTEC, @Hamden, @Johnson, @Ventora3300, @elger, @Farmerboy, @cobraleader, @KevinK, and @mark.au.

 

Well paint on, XF 21 Sky, the closest I could get.

 

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Just leaving that to dry for now.

I also blended in the bump on top (no pic yet).

 

Stay calm

 

Simon.

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Well done Simon !!

Seemingly, Dallachy is the place to be on BM at the moment....

Roger and Chris are on too.....

Can't wait to see your finished !!

Sincerely.

CC

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16 hours ago, GREG DESTEC said:

You're doing a fine job Simon. Keep it going 👍

 

Cheers Greg 

 

15 hours ago, giemme said:

Smooth paint job, Simon :clap:

 

 Ciao 

 

11 hours ago, Beard said:

The Tamiya Sky looks pretty good from here.

I am happy about her so far.

 

10 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Well done Simon !!

Seemingly, Dallachy is the place to be on BM at the moment....

Roger and Chris are on too.....

Can't wait to see your finished !!

Sincerely.

CC

It is more by accident CC.

 

Thanks @elger, @Johnson, @Ventora3300, @marvinneko, @AliGauld and @Hamden.

 

Engines fitted as as air scoops.

 

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Looks like I am going to have to prise the starboard air scoop off and refit it.

 

Stay calm.

 

Simon.

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18 hours ago, Hamden said:

 

Really looking like a Beaufighter now Simon the finish line is slowly getting closer

 

    Stay safe           Roger

Thanks Roger, she is getting there slowly.

 

Thanks @marvinneko, @GREG DESTEC, @AliGauld, @giemme, @cobraleader, and @corsaircorp.

 

Bits prepped ready for priming.

 

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Refitted the air scoop/engine on the starboard side, looks better but not perfect.

 

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I am leaving it there for today as other things have popped up.

 

Stay warm.

 

Simon.

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