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RAF Defiant
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:06:39 am »
Well this will be the starting point for the first of my planned 3 builds.

Just a change of paint scheme for this one

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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 06:44:04 am »
Got a little bit of work done yesterday, at least made a start
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 07:15:55 am »
No progress unfortunately. I've managed to get an eye infection, so lots of yellow muck messing about with my vision, which isn't the best normally  :banghead:

Doctor reckons should be o.k. in a few days.
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 07:17:18 am »
No progress unfortunately. I've managed to get an eye infection, so lots of yellow muck messing about with my vision, which isn't the best normally  :banghead:

Doctor reckons should be o.k. in a few days.

Ouch! I hope you'll be OK soon.
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 07:25:05 am »
Thank you. I think the problem's been caused by the recent sunlight and not wearing dark glasses  :banghead: More importantly the Doc. has the same view  :angel:
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 06:37:27 am »
Suffered a bit of a relapse with the eye condition last night at about 9-45p.m. (no it wasn't the football  :angel:), but hopefully should be ok to resume modelling tomorrow. Saw doc this morning and she basically said "give it another 24 hours, and then you should be o.k.". I love it when doc's use the "should" word  :rolleyes:
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 07:14:51 am »
Medicine is not an exact science, in fact is more dark arts with a science degree, because people are so flippin' individual in how they react & respond to diseases & treatments.

It's a wonder anything works on more than one person. :o
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 03:13:11 am »
Medicine is not an exact science, in fact is more dark arts with a science degree, because people are so flippin' individual in how they react & respond to diseases & treatments.

It's a wonder anything works on more than one person. :o

Which is why the NHS  :bow: is starting to seriously consider the idea/concept of personalised medicine. Once individual DNA analysis becomes the norm then it opens up whole new vistas.
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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 02:41:01 am »
Dr's given me the all clear so hopefully get some work done on her this weekend, especially as I'm not as bothered with the football as I could have been and Wimbledon should be banned as far as I'm concerned  ;)

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Re: RAF Defiant
« Reply #9 on: Today at 05:12:08 am »
Progress  :thumbsup:

The airframe is basically finished. A combination of Airfix's modular construction, good fit (although see below) and paint drying extremely quickly in this heat has meant that progress has been rapid, at least by my standards, Dizzy wouldn't necessarily agree  ;D Should be able to start on the camouflage scheme tomorrow providing it's a little bit cooler.

This is my second build of this new tool Airfix kit and in a strange way I'm glad to say I had exactly the same area's requiring p.s.r. as in my first build of it. Why am I glad ? Well it means it's the kit and not me (probably anyway). There are two area's on the top of the fuselage and one on the lower that need the tiniest bit of p.s.r . The lower and one of the upper area problems are caused by sprue location marks, but the one on the nose isn't. There is an issue with the moulding. As said it is absolutely minor and a couple of strips of tape (to keep the green stuff actually needing sanding to a minimum) and some quick sanding and they are fixed. Meanwhile the wing fuselage and tail plane to fuselage fit is brilliant.

There are 3 sprues in this kit and they could have almost been tooled by 2 different people ? The sprue gates on one sprue are thicker and far more inconveniently placed then on the other 2 for instance and the detail on some parts is softer than on others. The wheel hub detail for example is quite hard to pick out when painting it, whereas on other recent Airfix kits it's brilliant. So a bit of a curate's egg, but still a decent kit.

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