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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2009, 01:57:52 am »
Looking good Weaver! The 'pit is very nicely done. Can't wait to see more!
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2009, 03:39:45 am »
Cheers Brian!

Do the straps look okay?

Instead of painting them with enamel, I washed the yellow Tamiya tape with two shades of brown ink so that it looked a bit more textured like real webbing. I then painted another strip with chrome silver enamel stuck it across the first one at 90 deg, and drew a black line next to it with a fineliner. Then I cut the belts across the join, so that they had raised silver buckles at the end.

I think they're a bit glossy, on reflection......
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2009, 01:15:22 pm »
What struck me right off about that 'pit was the seatbelts, Weaver. In the pics, they stand out nicely and the various shades of brown add to the realism. Thanks for sharing your technique!
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2009, 08:57:10 pm »
Update?
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2009, 02:55:00 am »
Update?

Patience Sir! Do I sling tools? Is my name Brian? Those folk, and others equally productive, have skill and confidence pushing in the same direction whilst I have only pig-headedness and fear struggling eternally against each other! (A psycholgist could get their PhD studying the amount of "displacement activity" I have to do before getting started on anything...  :rolleyes:)


Anyway, here's some sanding. I have no idea where the black bit came from - such are the mysteries of Putty-Fu....




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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2009, 10:29:28 am »
Hey Weaver you should have no fear of ripping up a project your skills stand right up there with anyone on the board ;D :wub: :thumbsup:
She's loking just like all projects do when you first start slinging putty .....except your cockpit is good :lol: unlike mine which are basically there to fill the hole :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 06:30:36 pm »
Cheers Ron - the cockpit is actually non-existent: just a seat in a black hole....

More PSR and some detail in the u/c bays. I decided not to go with the decal detail route when I realised I'd have to glue "though" it when I fixed the u/c legs in, and that would probably screw it up.



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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2011, 08:55:10 am »
Actually decided to start making progress on this one again after two years: I blame working on Nimrod, where that would be considered breakneck speed....

Anyway, wings on.  :thumbsup: Patchwork wings for a Patchwork World plane! The uppers will get a thin skin of yet more Evergreen over this stuff, which is basically there to cut down on the volume of filler needed.





I never did like the MiG-21 undercarriage I was planning to hack about, but time has increased the available pool of donors significantly, so it will now have 1/100th scale F-15 gear. Not sure whether to have the Gnat nosewheel or the MiG one yet....


Okay, this got stalled because I couldn't do much more until I got the fuselage together, which meant I needed the seat, which I made and painted up quite nicely, which I then lost, which I then sulked about for a couple of weeks.... :rolleyes:

So here it is with seat Mk.2 installed, which means...

... which means that now you'll find seat Mk.1!  ;D

Lookin' great, keep the pics coming!

Uh-huh - picked up the box and out it fell..... I must have been through that box, piece by piece, twenty times..... :banghead:
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2011, 01:38:34 pm »
Looking good.  Definitely reminds one of a "mini-Arrow".

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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 02:28:10 pm »
Cheers.

Wing top strips now on  ;D, mucho PSR  :rolleyes: and a split seam  :angry:. Such is Whiffery.....
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2011, 06:29:24 am »
Very nice  :wub:More :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2011, 08:27:56 am »
Reverse reference to Avro 727: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26876.0

BTW, I love your result, for the time being :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2011, 09:38:44 am »
Fantastic! :wub: This is shaping up to be a real looker.
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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2011, 01:59:23 am »
Cheers Folks!

PSR, PSR...... :rolleyes:



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Re: Avro Atom
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2011, 03:54:52 am »
Looks like a horizontal Ryan X-13 Vertijet, but lots prettier.  :thumbsup:
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