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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1410 on: February 01, 2020, 12:27:58 am »
Saturday 1st February 2020

The 1/72 Airfix Fairey Rotodyne Gunship project now has an extended fuselage,  after a test flight a heavy landing caused the main landing gear to buckle. I shall be using the landing gear from a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye as it is slightly thicker and the propellers from the same kit.
 I have another MH-53 Sea Dragon on it's way so I can use the rotors and engines.
I haven't had much luck in building the Avro Yorktown so this will be turned into a Rotodyne with a a raid in the spares boxes.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1411 on: February 10, 2020, 11:16:50 pm »
Monday 10th February 2020

Whilst waiting for the washing machine to finish I started working on the 1/72 Matchbox Chinook,  I thought if I added parts from the Italeri MH-47E this would improve the detailing but I didn't realise that the two kits are not the same size. With the aid of a razor saw and my trusty modellers knife, certain parts have been made to fit.
 Likewise the large fuselage fuel tanks are now being used on the Airfix Fairey Rotodyne/Heliplane Gunship,  this stiffened the rear fuselage extension and don't look too out of place with the existing side fuel tanks. My intentions were to extend the wings but this didn't work out. Additional parts have been glued on from the MH-53 Sea Dragon which seems to improve the look and are almost a good fit requiring little filler. The rotor head is also from the Sea Dragon.
 I managed to track down the AeroClub Avro Shackleton AEW.2 conversion set for a reasonable crisp ten pound note,  he was robbed! For my ex Airfix Lockheed Super G Constellation 'spares and repair ' in the Irish International Airlines colours,  which has transformed into something that looks more at home on the Thunderbirds film set. The Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk85s  look woefully underpowered until the eyes see the two pairs of jet engines mounted on the wingtips with the twin tail fins glued on top of them.  The middle tail fin supports the Hawkeye rotodome whilst under each wing is a resin refuelling pod from the KC-130 Harvest Hawk conversion set. The FLIR is is under the nose. I'm going to keep as much as the original colour scheme as possible making a few changes here and there.
 Another incredible find from the same car boot sale as the AeroClub Shackleton AEW.2 conversion set was a  diecast Polislil  Jaguar XJ 4.2 four door saloon British Police car. It's play worn in some areas with a missing rear registration plate. The front doors open,  so does the boot/trunk which  is painted red and the hood/bonnet with the 4.2 Jaguar engine. Could be 1/20 th scale, l am leaving this alone. There's a production number S 31made in Italy and it also has mounts underneath indicating that it had it's own display case or box.

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« Reply #1412 on: February 11, 2020, 01:07:56 am »
...from the same car boot sale as the AeroClub Shackleton AEW.2 conversion set was a  diecast Polislil  Jaguar XJ 4.2 four door saloon British Police car. It's play worn in some areas with a missing rear registration plate. The front doors open,  so does the boot/trunk which  is painted red and the hood/bonnet with the 4.2 Jaguar engine. Could be 1/20 th scale, l am leaving this alone. There's a production number S 31made in Italy and it also has mounts underneath indicating that it had it's own display case or box.

Its 1/25 apparently.


https://www.carmodel.com/politoys-polistil/s635/1-25/jaguar/xj-4-2-police/10883
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« Reply #1413 on: February 11, 2020, 03:26:56 am »
...from the same car boot sale as the AeroClub Shackleton AEW.2 conversion set was a  diecast Polislil  Jaguar XJ 4.2 four door saloon British Police car. It's play worn in some areas with a missing rear registration plate. The front doors open,  so does the boot/trunk which  is painted red and the hood/bonnet with the 4.2 Jaguar engine. Could be 1/20 th scale, l am leaving this alone. There's a production number S 31made in Italy and it also has mounts underneath indicating that it had it's own display case or box.

Its 1/25 apparently.


https://www.carmodel.com/politoys-polistil/s635/1-25/jaguar/xj-4-2-police/10883
Thanks,  that's the one  :thumbsup:

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1414 on: February 11, 2020, 03:18:21 pm »
Tuesday 11th February 2020

I've started using Squadron Products White Putty, fast dry formula on my builds. It's got the consistency of a super glue mixed with a fine filler which is proving very well on my Roden An-12 Cub which now has a pair of Nene jet engines under each wing,  all the other engines have been removed. I have some artwork of a Cub fitted with skis. It just needs a good rub down with some wet and dry papers ready for painting.

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« Reply #1415 on: February 15, 2020, 01:31:05 am »
Friday 14th February 2020

Two parcels were waiting for me,  one contained a 1/144 Lockheed Sea Shadow and the other a box of spares.
The box of spares had almost complete aircraft, plus a few parts I needed to complete a few of my builds including a Eurofighter- no cockpit canopy,  Shorts Toucano- most parts are there apart from the propellers,  HH-53- fuselage and rotors only,  parts of the twin P-51.
Some interesting Whiffs will be built over the next few months

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« Reply #1416 on: February 15, 2020, 11:42:09 pm »
Sunday 16th February 2020

The list of options for the GB Navy build keeps growing,  as I am now the proud owner of the Airfix Golden Hind(e) depends on how you spell it.
Even the Airfix BAe Nimrod MR.2P would look splendid in USNAVY colours with the words 'made in China ' somewhere exposed on the fuselage.
 A spate of accidents involving cars last night has left Blackheath blocked off opposite Greenwich Park  , buses are on diversion as far as Lewisham. Remember folks take extra care whilst driving in these conditions.

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« Reply #1417 on: February 18, 2020, 09:14:24 am »
Tuesday 18th February 2020

Been watching back to back episodes of the Australian TV series 'Sea Patrol ' whilst doing my laundry. I never knew that there was so much piracy on the coastal waters off Australia. So the actors are pretending to be Officers and enlisted crew of the Australian Navy. The early episodes have a lot of mistakes in the way the Navy operates but must have had an ex navy expert as a reference as the format gets alot better.
PSR on the An-12 Twin Nene Cub.

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« Reply #1418 on: February 26, 2020, 02:59:49 pm »
Wednesday 26th  February 2020

Updates on the current builds
Yes I have run out of glue and I am trying out the Tamiya extra thin cement which isn't working. I think that I need to wash the parts before cementing them together in order for this stuff to work.
 However this has given me the opportunity to PSR on the stretched Airfix Fairey Rotodyne which is now a Heliplane  VH-43A multi-mission support aircraft known as Hera.
 The Sud Caravelle now has the engines  from a Playfix il-62, giving it quad engines at the rear,  no windows have been fitted nor has the cockpit canopy. Still in the process of PSR to make it look decent.
 The Boeing-Vickers VC10 kitbash is looking good with the T-tail,  the Heller kit fits rather well until you get to the nose when you find that there's a gap.
Meanwhile the Nene engined An-12 Cub is coming along just fine.
 The kitbashed Matchbox Chinook will be changed into something maritime using parts from the Revell Sea King HAS. 6 kit,  I have ordered a Boeing Sea Knight for a future build.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1419 on: February 26, 2020, 04:24:08 pm »
TET is a bit specialized. It's sort of "backward" when you use it. The parts need to already be together then you just paint the seams and the extreme "thinness" of allows it to take off and run to where it needs to be. "Capillary" something something; I can't ever seem to remember the phrase. But, unlike "normal" glue where you put it on first then put the parts together, with TET you do the opposite. You CAN use it the "normal" way but it would only be like quickly attaching an antenna or something. If you need to attach wings or glue a fuselage together, then you have to attach the parts first (clamp them together) then apply TET.
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« Reply #1420 on: February 26, 2020, 07:32:59 pm »
TET is a bit specialized. It's sort of "backward" when you use it. The parts need to already be together then you just paint the seams and the extreme "thinness" of allows it to take off and run to where it needs to be. "Capillary" something something; I can't ever seem to remember the phrase. But, unlike "normal" glue where you put it on first then put the parts together, with TET you do the opposite. You CAN use it the "normal" way but it would only be like quickly attaching an antenna or something. If you need to attach wings or glue a fuselage together, then you have to attach the parts first (clamp them together) then apply TET.
Thanks for your advice  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1421 on: February 26, 2020, 09:25:22 pm »
Cheers!! It's familiar to me because I just started using it about a year ago so I figured my fresh experience might help a bit. It takes some getting used to......
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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1422 on: February 27, 2020, 05:47:15 am »
"Capillary" something something;

It's Capillary Action. Can be a useful function, but can also sometimes be a bit of a pain when you don't want or need it.  ;)
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« Reply #1423 on: February 28, 2020, 03:24:05 pm »
Friday 28th February 2020

My Roden 1/72 An-12/An-10 Cub is now a An-8 Camp, the twin engined variant.
I received a 1/72 Airfix Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight and a secondhand Airfix Golden Hind 1578.
Another parcel revealed the Formaplane vacform well the packaging says it's the HS C-1 Andover  1950's British Military Transport whilst the line drawings depicts the C2 and HS 748, with a clear cockpit canopy and metal landing gear with propellers. You thought that Mach2 instructions were vague  :banghead:

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1424 on: February 28, 2020, 05:05:46 pm »
"Capillary" something something;

It's Capillary Action. Can be a useful function, but can also sometimes be a bit of a pain when you don't want or need it.  ;)

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