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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2250 on: February 08, 2019, 06:18:41 am »
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I may be wrong, but it seems to me that one of the national markings is incorrectly imposed.

If you mean the checkerboards on the fins then I must have checked the instructions a dozen times because I was also concerned they were wrong. I also checked the same company's (IBG) PZL 37 and they are the same. Reasoning that as the producers themselves are Polish I went with their instructions, but I still have this niggle in my gut.

Thanks for bringing it up  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2251 on: February 08, 2019, 06:23:26 am »
Some may have noticed that I sometimes place my models on small bases when photographing them (sometimes if I'm honest because there isn't enough nose weight  :banghead:) anyway they are cheap coasters. I found I was running out of these this morning so popped into Poundstore and grabbed a little bundle of 6, went to the till and handed my 1 coin over only to be told they were reduced to 25p a pack. I now have 24 of the things, should see me through  ;D I might need some more scenic scatter stuff though  ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2252 on: February 08, 2019, 07:59:19 am »
That'll have been a 'quarter-pounder' then?  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2253 on: February 08, 2019, 09:39:13 am »
Ba-dum-tss

He's here all week, try the veal.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2254 on: February 14, 2019, 11:42:09 am »
~PZL.42
No one is perfect, IBG too.
1.The position lights in Pzl 37 have colored covers, the bulbs are transparent. Although the IBG claims and shows otherwise.
2.The upper part of the pilot cover is light green(against the sun)


Hence the chessboard is only one: red white (main fields) at the top, white red at the bottom.

Look 1'21":
https://youtu.be/5rxkRJ2SLXk

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2255 on: February 15, 2019, 06:09:13 am »
Right I'll look once I get home
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2256 on: February 19, 2019, 07:06:43 am »

Look 1'21":
https://youtu.be/5rxkRJ2SLXk

such a painting method is a rarity

Having looked at this plus some other things I think I will over paint the markings on the inside of the tail fins.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2257 on: February 21, 2019, 07:00:03 am »
Normally when I've been away it can take me an age to return to the fray so to speak. However this time I got back to it within a couple of days so progress has been made on the Hurricane  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2258 on: February 21, 2019, 10:25:51 am »
Excellent.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2259 on: February 24, 2019, 05:26:01 am »
Current state of play is that the Hurricane is ready for her transfers. As they are coming from a Sky sheet I'd better get the micro scissors out  :rolleyes:.

The B&V has had her undersides painted, so I can now start on her uppers once I finalise my thoughts on what these will be.

I've also being trying to find some old photos which are somewhere in the flat and during this so far fruitless search I found a couple of models stashed away which I had no idea I had, let alone started.

First one is a Dragon "Val" on which I've made a start on cutting parts from the sprues and cleaning up.

The other is an AZ Models Breda 65 A-80. This has had a fair bit of work done on the interior and given the standard of painting must of been started before my eye problem occurred. So that's a minimum of 5 years or so. This has been put on the "in progress" pile and will be finished as per one of the box options or perhaps as Hungarian.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2260 on: February 25, 2019, 07:29:09 am »
Did a little work on the AZ Breda yesterday evening. Typical example of their work at the time. Lots of well cast, but delicate resin and a fair bit of etch. Nowadays they'd do most of this in injection moulded plastic. The cockpit is a combination of very fiddly plastic, resin and an etch "cage". Likewise the engine and cowling is resin and etch. Anyway I'm fitting the etch that I think will be seen once she's finished, including those weird Italian S&M seatbelts, and going by some test fitting of the main parts once these are done the rest of the build should be a breeze....famous last words  :-X

I've also discovered I have another boxing of this kit in the stash.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2261 on: March 04, 2019, 05:59:48 am »
Got over my birthday events so done a little bit of work on the current in progress. Hurricane now has its national markings and I was still taken by surprise by the size of the fuselage roundels. They always look to big to me at this stage of the War.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2262 on: March 10, 2019, 07:09:20 am »
Struggling to get much done, a few real world things on my mind at the moment  :-\ Still been there before and will undoubted be there again, so onwards and upwards  :thumbsup:

Hurricane just need her canopy sorting out, but I've an Eduard masking set for that......somewhere  :banghead:

PZL 42 is getting its canopy framework done and then it will just need its exhausts sorting. Found a note I made when I started her which suggested doing it as a torpedo bomber ? Just need to find a torpedo  :thumbsup:

B&V has started to get her upper colours. She will be a basic 74/75 splinter.

Working on the Breda's interior.

The Whitley has started to have her upper colours painted.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2263 on: March 11, 2019, 01:19:26 am »
~Pzl 42
Maybe something similar?

http://pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7042

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2264 on: March 11, 2019, 07:02:45 am »
Thanks for that  :thumbsup:
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