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"Wimpey" not MacD.. Vickers Wellington Mk 1A, 75 Squadron (New Zealand) RAF Feltwell, Norfolk, England, 7th July 1941.


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1 hour ago, AliGauld said:

Aye that works.

Very nicely done.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheers Alistair, but I have a nasty step to sort out just in front of the bomb aimers window...

 

Thanks @elger and @Hamden.

 

While leaving the fuselage to set overnight I set to with some small stuff.

 

Canopy masked.

 

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Turrets built.

 

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Bombs loaded (but not fused)

 

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Knob on the top glued together.

 

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Let`s see what can be done tomorrow.

 

Simon.

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23 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Aye that works.

Very nicely done.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheers Alistair, she is getting there.

 

Thanks @Hamden, @dogsbody, @elger, @cobraleader and @Stew Dapple.

 

After re-gluing some sections of the underside it was time to apply filler.

 

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Topside done and cockpit canopy in place.

 

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Side windows and bomb aimer position masked.

 

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Undercarriage painted.

 

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One of the "Upper legs was sort moulded but no problems there.

 

And tailwheel painted. Just need to touch up the tyre.

 

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Simon.

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23 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Cracking on nicely Simon,

You are rattling through this one.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

A bit slower at the moment Alistair but getting closer each day.

 

Thanks @Hamden, @dogsbody, @elger, @amos brierley and @Stew Dapple.

 

Bomb aimers window fitted.

 

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Seam filled and sanded.

 

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Window added.

 

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Engines together ready for mounting (Fnar).

 

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Firewalls added, but I cannot see why they detailed them, nowt can be seen once the nacelles are fitted.

 

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Tail wheel done.

 

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Time for tea, Lasagne...

 

Simon.

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Lots of foutery stuff always slows things down.

Nice progress and Lasagne. Mmmm.

Bolognese here and the ragu has been cooking for a couple of hours now ans tastes good.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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16 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Of Course.

We had Garlic and cheese flatbread with our`s.

 

Thanks @cobraleader, @amos brierley, @elger, @Hamden, @CH-53D, and @dogsbody.

 

After having a battle with the side windows I managed to get around to gluing on the appenges .

 

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Just leaves me to block any holes up Fnar and give her a coat of primer.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @Spookytooth for the shout out,

 I ‘m liking your take on tackling the internal geodetic structure, on the back of this I’ve placed an online order for one to give it a go. 
 

Here’s my take on tackling all things chrome: MOLOTOW Liquid Chrome.

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18 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

After having a battle with the side windows I managed to get around to gluing on the appenges .

 

 

Looking nice Simon :thumbsup:

 

Quick question, I note you have glued the fuselage together, I'm

guessing you have a way to put the front/rear turrets in after post glue/paint??

 

If so, would you mind sharing your secret please, as I was going to leave out

the guns in my build if, having to put in turrets when gluing the fuselage together.

 

Thanks

 

Alan

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1 hour ago, LDSModeller said:

 

Looking nice Simon :thumbsup:

 

Quick question, I note you have glued the fuselage together, I'm

guessing you have a way to put the front/rear turrets in after post glue/paint??

 

If so, would you mind sharing your secret please, as I was going to leave out

the guns in my build if, having to put in turrets when gluing the fuselage together.

 

Thanks

 

Alan

Hi Alan, According to the destructions the turrets are fitted after the two halves of the fuselage are glued together.

As for the guns themselves , they are moulded into the "Holding" part that attaches to the turret bottom.

I will post a pic later.

 

Simon.

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1 hour ago, Spookytooth said:

Hi Alan, According to the destructions the turrets are fitted after the two halves of the fuselage are glued together.

Sorry, I forgot you are building the Airfix Wimpy, I have the Trumpeter one

 

Be interested to see though

 

Thanks

 

Alan

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15 minutes ago, LDSModeller said:

Sorry, I forgot you are building the Airfix Wimpy, I have the Trumpeter one

 

Be interested to see though

 

Thanks

 

Alan

Not a problem Alan, here are the pics though showing he construction.

 

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Simon.

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4 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

Not a problem Alan, here are the pics though showing he construction.

Thanks Simon - much appreciated, gives me some ideas, on how I might

tackle my turrets👍

 

Regards

 

Alan

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20 hours ago, amos brierley said:

Thanks @Spookytooth for the shout out,

 I ‘m liking your take on tackling the internal geodetic structure, on the back of this I’ve placed an online order for one to give it a go. 
 

Here’s my take on tackling all things chrome: MOLOTOW Liquid Chrome.

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😉

Not a problem sir, @Retired Bob was the one who pointed me in that direction.

 

18 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Looking excellent Simon.

Nicely done.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheers Alistair, things are proceeding well for now, you know what could happen LOL.

 

Thanks @Hamden, @CH-53D, @elger and @franky boy.

 

Bottom primed Fnar.

And filler applied to various gaps.

 

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Time for brunch , then maybe some NATO Black to start with.

 

Simon.

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34 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

Brunch,

Trifle with those sponge fingers?

 

All looking good from here.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Cheese on toast Alistair, plus a Kit Kat and coffee.

 

Thanks @Hamden and @Andrew.S.

 

First coat of NATO Black on.

 

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She will get a second later.

 

Simon.

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Looking great!

Airfix have obviously come a long way since we had to glue the guns through a giant ring that was the gunners hands!

 

Ian

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27 minutes ago, Brandy said:

Looking great!

Airfix have obviously come a long way since we had to glue the guns through a giant ring that was the gunners hands!

 

Ian

The have indeed Ian.

I ended up cutting the gunners away from the guns leaving just the fixing lug and ring to fit into the turret.

If I remember correctly the pilots use to look like the "Elephant" men?

 

Simon.

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I've missed this, so just had a read through .... very nice work on all the details ... and there's alot! 

 

You're really working your magic on this .... it's going to be good! 👍

 

Keith 😁 

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53 minutes ago, Keeff said:

You're really working your magic on this .... it's going to be good! 👍

I can only agree with the Honourable Gentleman

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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23 hours ago, Keeff said:

I've missed this, so just had a read through .... very nice work on all the details ... and there's alot! 

 

You're really working your magic on this .... it's going to be good! 👍

 

Keith 😁 

 

22 hours ago, AliGauld said:

I can only agree with the Honourable Gentleman

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Very much appreciated gents.

 

Thanks @Quiet Mike, @elger, @dogsbody, @CH-53D, @cobraleader, @AdrianMF, @Hamden.

 

Masking done, at last.

 

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Then some Dark Earth laid down.

 

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A check on that later then mask for the Dark Green.

 

Simon, Bangers and Mash and windyberries tonight.

 

 

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