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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2018, 06:38:49 am »
Getting near to the painting stage so I thought I'd better sort the transfers out. Now I knew I had a Spitfire sheet with at least 20 options on it so I dug it out and would you believe that the only option I've used is the one high flyer option on the sheet  :banghead: Or at least in the scheme I want to do.

So it looks like the markings will need to come from the various "spares" folders I have. Not onerous as the markings are fairly minimal, but just Sod's Law that it was the only flippin' option I'd used, and I can't even remember what I used it on  :unsure: Mind you I had better check that I have what I want just in case. That bloke Sod again.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2018, 10:15:57 am »
 ;D ;D


Typical!!!
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2018, 06:06:37 am »
First session of p.s.r. complete. There were some pinholes on one of the engine nacelles but the rest of the castings were clear of that problem  :thumbsup: The only real area of work was the engine nacelle to wing joints. They are butt joints and the area they meet has quite an odd shape. Hopefully it's sorted now, or at least mostly sorted, but we'll see tomorrow when she gets another squirt of Halfords primer.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2018, 02:01:26 am »
There were some pinholes on one of the engine nacelles but the rest of the castings were clear of that problem

Why is it that when you fill the pinholes and sand them back you tend to expose even more pinholes ?  :banghead:

Anyway the major p.s.r. has gone quite well and those areas have had their second lashing of putty. Meanwhile those pesky pinholes have had some P.P.P.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2018, 06:49:12 am »
Well probably another two p.s.r. sessions (neither that heavy) and we'll start hitting our old friend "the law of diminishing returns". See how we go when we get there.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2018, 06:23:00 am »
PSR is done, I think, so painting can start either tomorrow or Sunday. Nice simple scheme
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2018, 09:03:28 am »
Maybe we'll have another picture ration too.... . . ..  .   :wacko: ;D ;D :thumbsup: 



Always good to exit the PSR stage, I say.....
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #67 on: October 27, 2018, 01:59:45 am »
Maybe we'll have another picture ration too.... . . ..  .   :wacko: ;D ;D :thumbsup: 


Yup, when she's finished  ;)
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2018, 06:10:07 am »
 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D ;D
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2018, 08:20:13 am »
Top colour is on and I've started masking for the undersides. Markings will be minimal. I'm working on the basis that the few fighters that were built were stationed in 3 or 4 flights around the East Coast so that any German intrusions could be met farther out then the High Flying Spitfires could reach.

Most of the Vickers High Flyers  were completed as PR Mk II versions and sent out East. In my world at least  :angel:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2018, 07:19:04 am »
Major paintwork done and touch ups complete  :thumbsup: A few problems around the canopy area to be sorted out, it's vacform and was not the best of fits, but I can do those while I make progress with the overall Klear coat, transfers and bits and bobs fitting.

Only thing I can't sort is the putty visible inside the canopy, it's not to visible, but I know it's there  :banghead:
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2018, 07:10:38 am »
Started on the undercarriage and I may be gone a long time  :banghead:

It's resin, white metal and etch and given the quality of the mouldings is going to take some fett'ling. If all else fails then I have a "Plan B" in mind but hopefully that will not be needed.

Meanwhile I've been having thoughts about her markings. I was going to just give her an individual aircraft letter rather then that plus squadron codes. Now having some thoughts about that, but will probably stick with the original plan.

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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2018, 09:10:42 am »
Bonne chance! Gear can be a pain and are sometimes one of my least favorite parts of a build. Etch, too??  *whistles*  yeah buddy, better you than me!  ;D 

I'm glad newer mainstream kits are better in this department, at least, as far as the engineering and ease of assembling and placing them are concerned, but I have waaaay more old kits than new ones soo.....  :banghead: ;D   And like you, I've recently been dealing with short-run-shennanigans and those gear are a whole different story as well.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2018, 03:48:59 am »

It's resin, white metal and etch and given the quality of the mouldings is going to take some fett'ling.

The white metal was ok, as was the resin wheels, but the resin "struts" were absolutely  :banghead: Replaced them with plastic rod.

As for the etch it was very, very thin which meant after annealing it just basically buckled as I tried to remove it from the sheet  Going to replace them with stretched sprue.

Think I'll be struggling to finish this for Telford. Feel pretty rough today for various reasons, and no I haven't got a hangover. Think I'll take it easy and as long as I can get some modeling done tomorrow I might be alright.
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Re: Vicker's High Flyer
« Reply #74 on: November 03, 2018, 03:54:56 am »
Time to coast a little bit! Some progress is always good. I have so many "bad" days where it seems like I go backwards that if I get anything at all that advances a build I feel pretty happy about it.  ;D    "Having low standards means never being disappointed!"   ;D
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