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Re: The Wooksta! - The Plan, a Spitfire Blog
« Reply #150 on: November 05, 2018, 06:12:48 am »
"What about Jelly Botty, where you have to eat 18 curries?"


Decalling all done bar a few small bits on two aircraft and I'll get them done later after I've had a bath and something to eat.  The bulk of the varnishing is all done.  Need to find a few small bits for one or two and we're good to go.

There's quite a few now that I'll stick to the back of the queue for various reasons.  The Egyptian mk 18 just doesn't work, but I think it's down to the decals which aren't geared to go with that particular kit.  And the two Hasegawa mk 8s, but then I really dislike the Hasegawa Spitfires and I don't think I've yet to finish one that I've been entirely happy with, although no, I did quite like the one I converted to a Seafire IV.  The Seafangs just don't work either, although I'm quite taken with the Dutch one.

Got a coat of aluminium on the cloned Eduard Brassin wheels I was given some time back.  The castings didn't look that impressive but the paint has really brought out the detail.  May have to do some moulds for myself!

There's still a lot to do, but it's starting to come together.  Slowly.

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Re: The Wooksta! - The Plan, a Spitfire Blog
« Reply #151 on: January 02, 2019, 04:06:52 am »
"We never did get to watch the video!"


Telford's been and gone.  Not a lot of new stuff finished since then and the bulk of the abandoned stuff is still that - abandoned.  Which is some cases is a pity, as the finished models could be rather spiffing.  The Spitefuls need canopies and they are always a pain.  However, one of the lads at the club has some rather interesting resin and a vacform machine, so he's been politely asked if he can copy a canopy.  I've several copies of the old Czech resin kit that Pegasus used as a master, so this canopy should fit.  I'll also twist his arm to do the trainer canopy from the CMR kit, as I know I'll be needing quite a few for the planned T-birds I'm hoping to do this year.

My plan to do several models for a minitheme on 421 recce flight has now blown into a proper family tree, starting with several mk IIs, taking in a PRIV and PRXI before mutating into a proper squadron (546, which never formed) with PR19s and FRXIVs, finally ending with mk 16s as target tugs for the AACU.  The three end models are done, although I'll need to respray the mk 16 before I can get the decals on. Rather pleased with the two NMF 19s but I really want a PRU Blue one to go with them.  I have one in primer that just needs the canopy on and it's good to go to the paint shop.

 Hopefully, I'll have a trio of all new things at Bolton, but possibly a few more.  I got one of the last 607Sqn post war aircraft finally finished last night and another isn't too far off.


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Re: The Wooksta! - The Plan, a Spitfire Blog
« Reply #152 on: March 29, 2019, 09:22:38 am »
Quote
especially those sodding yellow 2 shaped things -  compounded by the fact that they're for a slightly different airframe.

They're the 'Hoist Here' markings, and they're mean to look like hooks. The RAF seemed to be psychotic about dumping them all over their airframes during that period for some reason.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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