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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1620 on: April 18, 2017, 06:06:59 am »
It's not a bad little kit. Plastic is a little on the soft side and the etch is very thin, but it's ok. My only concern is the acetate windscreens
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« Reply #1621 on: April 19, 2017, 04:35:21 am »
The box art shows the blind flying hood stowed.  Does it come with an erected version as well?
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« Reply #1622 on: April 19, 2017, 05:59:57 am »
The box art shows the blind flying hood stowed.  Does it come with an erected version as well?

No it doesn't and mine won't have it fitted stowed either.

It does offer spatted or un-spatted wheels and mines due to get the more common un-spatted ones but the legs are easily breakable - ask me how I know ?  :banghead: - so I may end up using the spatted option.
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« Reply #1623 on: April 19, 2017, 07:59:49 am »
I can give you some resin spatted if you lose them too...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1624 on: April 20, 2017, 12:04:03 am »
Cheers mate - noted.

Catch up in person at Northern. Don't forget I've a couple of Spitfires for you  ;D
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« Reply #1625 on: April 20, 2017, 05:12:23 am »
I hadn't forgotten!

Even if I lose the resin spats, I have a mould somewhere...
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1626 on: April 21, 2017, 12:27:02 am »

Even if I lose the resin spats, I have a mould somewhere...

No problem at the moment Lee. I've put the spats away safely just in case the legs collapse.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1627 on: April 21, 2017, 04:54:07 am »
The box art shows the blind flying hood stowed.  Does it come with an erected version as well?

No it doesn't and mine won't have it fitted stowed either.

It does offer spatted or un-spatted wheels and mines due to get the more common un-spatted ones but the legs are easily breakable - ask me how I know ?  :banghead: - so I may end up using the spatted option.

Thanks Chris.  I'd have to go with the spats I think.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1628 on: April 22, 2017, 02:32:04 am »
So far the Magister is going well, but I'll be fitting the wing (which has the cockpit innards attached) next week and that will be the telling point of the build I think.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1629 on: April 24, 2017, 06:35:15 am »
Good day at MK yesterday  :thumbsup:

Got some work done on the Maggister and I now have a complete airframe. I've been pleasantly surprised by the lack of p.s.r. necessary. Yes it needs some, but not much at all   :thumbsup:

As I'm doing a version of the "Invasion scare" Maggie Bomber I'm wondering whether to cover the front cockpit with a "tarpaulin" and say that in order to lighten the weight the front cockpit was stripped and covered over ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1630 on: April 25, 2017, 06:58:48 am »
Found the reference article I need in order to finish the Maggies armament correctly  :thumbsup:

Got the Gnat out of the box and had a look at it. First impressions ? Lots of parts, especially when compared to the Maggie. Should make a start on her at the weekend as I now have the necessary markings.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1631 on: April 26, 2017, 05:54:21 am »
Did a little bit of PSR on the Maggister. Didn't need much at all as most of it could be dealt with using PPP and a cotton bud  :thumbsup:

I've started using Green Stuff a fair bit for any real PSR. Cleans up quite well and you can use Mr Color Thinner on any that goes on the surface of the model and thus avoid losing detail.

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« Reply #1632 on: April 26, 2017, 06:01:36 am »
Done some work on the Gnat and it is absolutely the best Special Hobby kit I've built  :thumbsup: The plastic is a little harder then their usual stuff and thus has more detail and that detail is a lot crisper. The kit has location pins for the main parts and the fit is exceptional so far. The wing to fuselage join in particular is brilliant  :thumbsup:

I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with a jet. I'm not sure what some of the pieces are in real life, especially in the cockpit, and whereas with a prop job I can use the instructions as an aide memoir I'm having to read them is this one and I'm still left scratching my head with a few bits. Some of the bits are very small as well, but at least they are in plastic, not resin.

I'm already sorely tempted with another of these. Did the Indian's ever consider a version of the Ajeet for naval use aboard their carrier ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1633 on: April 26, 2017, 07:50:26 am »
Did the Indian's ever consider a version of the Ajeet for naval use aboard their carrier ?

Yes indeed Chris.






The work that was done on the larger wings and tail surfaces was also carried over into what became the Gnat trainer.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1634 on: April 27, 2017, 12:10:03 am »

I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with a jet.....


So put a prop on it.  ;D

OK, it'd need to be a VERY small one on a Gnat, but perhaps it was a turbo-contra-propped version?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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