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Started by The Wooksta!, May 01, 2012, 08:35:04 AM

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Gondor

The Hunter anniversary sounds good to me and also gives me a reason to try and finish a few of the Hunters I have part built.

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

Rheged

Look hard enough in any history and you can find cracks, gaps, opportunities not taken, roads not travelled and customers unwilling to buy. True, that needs research and not everyone enjoys reading nor has access to the relevant information. Plus not everyone has an active imagination.

And you need both. I've always argued that if you have a good enough imagination, backed by enough information, then nothing is unwhiffable. You just need to have conviction in your voice, either in person or on the printed page, enough knowledge plus some bravado, and anything is possible.
  As copied from Lee's not a spitfire blog.

This is EXACTLY how I feel about whiffery and most succinctly expressed  I think that all of us here assembled would agree.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Gondor

I have been finding exactly the same problem with the Xtrakit Hunter cockpit. Fit, fettle and repeat, numerous times.

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

The Wooksta!

It's now at a stage where t can go together fairly quickly, but I've had to leave it for a few days.
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kitbasher

Keep cracking away at the Hunters, Lee.  Always interesting to hear of your progress, I'll be in touch by PM for tips on the Xtrakit T7 when I get round to whiffing mine.

Your Odds & Ordnance T7-based conversion: are uou keeping both guns for added whifness?
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#515
Definitely. Too good not to use. The PJ conversion gives an additional half with the gun moulded on.

Xtrakit T7
Sand the hell out of the resin exhaust insert. Alternately, replace it with a Revell pipe. The kit has an export jetpipe for the big bore Avon that RAF T-birds never had. I'll pass along a spare PJ one for RAF ones.

The wings. Ensure that the wing roots are well glued together and sand the sides of the wheel well where they meet that stupid box thing.  Also chamfer the roots a tad.
Cockpit tub. Assemble and then sand the sides. Also thin the sides of the instrument panel. Don't bother with the instrument film, as you can see sod all anyway. Just additional faff.
Cut a trench under the coaming to make sure the front closes.  Or at least there's a minimal gap.
The nose gear bay needs the sides chamfering for a better fit.
The wheels look like buttons but have etch to dress them up. It doesn't work, so a set of new ones will help. I'll pass along some resin ones based on the Airfix FGA9 ones.

Hope that helps.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today!"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"She's died?!?  Then how's she meant to get the shopping home?"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic