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Not to much in the last day or two, real world issues like food shopping  ;D

The Zero has been undercoated and has the undersides painted (first coat) this will be real world, but I've another to wif If I can think of anything to do it as ?

Helldiver has it's undercart fitted and is almost at the matt varnish stage

Tempest II has been masked for its top colours

Hoping to get some work done this weekend as Quin's are away and cup final kicks off late
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Right progress  :thumbsup:

Zero has had her top coat painted (3 coats - bloody Tamiya acrylics - why do they missbehave sometimes ?). Been Futured, and has the first of the transfers on.

Helldiver has her matt coat on and I've added the final little bits and bobs, just a few touch ups and then photos. Think I may have cracked how to use Humbrol Matt varnish properly  :thumbsup:

Tempest II has her top colours done and transfers on. Needs all the fiddly bits adding now.

Me 110 - (real world build) I'm begining to feel sorry for this kit. I'm not happy with it (nothing to do with the basic kit, it's just been one of "those kits" for me) and it knows it. Not to far off finishing but she will go straight into long term storage. I've got the tropicalised verion of the kit as well, hopefully I can do a better job on that.

Beaufighter and Mosquito. No progress as I want to get my work bench clear and cleaned before I get on more with them. Still not decided on the Mossie if she will be real or wif ?



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kitbasher

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Mossie real world, Chris.

Looking forward to the Zero, as I now have one in the stash (why would you want to shell out a shed load on a Tamiya Zero, by the way?).

Ideas for your second Zero?  Whiffery, sir!  Subject?  The Zero to me has many design traits reminiscent of Italian fighters of WW2.  Alternatively, graft a BMW801 on the front and have it as a license-built machine for the German Navy.
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Quote from: kitbasher on May 07, 2012, 10:58:29 AM
Mossie real world, Chris.


Almost certainly now as I really like one of the options in the box

Quote from: kitbasher on May 07, 2012, 10:58:29 AM

Looking forward to the Zero, as I now have one in the stash (why would you want to shell out a shed load on a Tamiya Zero, by the way?).


It is a really nice kit Dave, goes together like a dream. I'm impressed with the engineering of it  :thumbsup: I may still get a new Tamiya one however just to see what they put into it.

As for the second one it will probably get finished in the all over "grey" scheme - I've the right White Ensign paints. A third one is likely to be purchased and may end up as post war French ? Indonesian ? Thai ?

Decided to wait to do photographs until the Tempest and Zero are completed in the next few days.
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Well I've finished putting the transfers on the Zero and despite the fact they are matt they went on like a dream, even the ones that normally missbehave like the yellow wing leading edges and the "keep off" red stripes. They really are some of the best from the box transfers I've used, and as a first for me I've even used all the stencils, not to many I admit, and most of them will disappear on the dark green camo  :blink:. Nevermind on my next "grey" one they will show

The Helldiver has it's second coat of Matt - just a couple of touch ups and the nav lights to do
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kitbasher

Quote from: NARSES2 on May 08, 2012, 03:33:06 AM
As for the second one it will probably get finished in the all over "grey" scheme - I've the right White Ensign paints. A third one is likely to be purchased and may end up as post war French ? Indonesian ? Thai ?

Thai I think, mon brave.  Not unfeasible given that country's role in South East Asia during WW2.
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Quote from: kitbasher on May 08, 2012, 02:08:34 PM
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 08, 2012, 03:33:06 AM
As for the second one it will probably get finished in the all over "grey" scheme - I've the right White Ensign paints. A third one is likely to be purchased and may end up as post war French ? Indonesian ? Thai ?

Thai I think, mon brave.  Not unfeasible given that country's role in South East Asia during WW2.

Yes with the elephants on the wings  ;D
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Well Helldiver is finished. Tempest II and Zero have their undercarriage and doors etc on. Basically need their matt coat now and then a couple of little finishing bits. Should be finished early next week, busy weekend  :cheers:

Me 110 has undercart doors added. A few liitle bits to do and then she can be matted as well
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Go4fun

Hmmmmm.... Pink Elephants as a unit marker? Hmmmmm...... :rolleyes:
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Right not much progress over the last 4 days or so. Quin's won their Rugby Premiership SF in the last 4 mins on Saturday, cue  :cheers: Then watched the Man City game with a mate who at 69 behaves like a 5 year old supporter when it comes to City. It is a joy and a nightmare to watch him at the same time  :banghead: Anyway he went from agony to ecstasy, the complete opposite of the Man Utd supporter at the other end of the pub. Cue even more  :cheers: followed by  :drink:. And to give the Utd bloke his due he came over and shook my mates hand, and to give him his due he took it  :o

So the Tempest II and Zero are nearly complete, just those dozens of little jobs that seem to crop up at the end of a build. Photo's latter this week. The Me 110 has it's final bits and bobs on just need matting down and then finishing. Started on an Airfix P-40B which will be real world and I'll build this at the same time as the more complicated Beaufighter and Mosquito builds.

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Go4fun

Quote from: NARSES2 on May 04, 2012, 07:31:05 AM
Not to much in the last day or two, real world issues like food shopping  ;D

The Zero has been undercoated and has the undersides painted (first coat) this will be real world, but I've another to wif If I can think of anything to do it as ?

Helldiver has it's undercart fitted and is almost at the matt varnish stage

Tempest II has been masked for its top colours

Hoping to get some work done this weekend as Quin's are away and cup final kicks off late
As long as the line doesn't blur between "Dog Food" and "Dog? FOOD!" it's okay Narses2.
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NARSES2

Right Zero and Tempest II are finished - photo's latter this week.

Me 110 has its first matt coat.

The P-40 is all assembled and is awaiting the Mr Surfacer drying then it can be cleaned up. It's another nice kit (I'm falling in love with Airfix again  ;D) that has a couple of extra seams where they have made provision for latter variants and in all honesty a better modeller then me probably wouldn't have needed any filler. If I have one criticism it's that all the sticky out parts are moulded in situ - guns, aerial etc - and are just begging to be snapped off. Will be real world, 112 Sqd as I havn't got one in the collection.

Started painting some parts of the Dauntless.

The P-40 was meant to be a "filler" kit whilst I tackled the Mossie and Beau but it's such a nice little kit it's kind of gone together on its own  :rolleyes:
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Right as promised photos are here

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,35196.msg560173.html#new

The Zero was also finished but as it's real world I'll just stick 2 photos here.




As I said this is a great little kit and I'm already building another one.

The P-40 has had it's undersurface Azure blue painted and hopefully will get finished next week.

I've been using etch on the Dauntless. When I first got back into the hobby I assumed that you had to use etch to be a serious modeller (I now know better). I never got on with it and stopped trying to use it. When I opened the box I found an Eduard Zoom set in there along with a mask, so I thought what the heck. To my suprise, perhaps because I'm really enjoying my modelling at the moment it's going quite well, though how visible and therefore how worthwile it will be is another thing  :mellow:

Won't be much progress for a few days now but hopefully next week.

Chris
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RussC

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