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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #105 on: December 13, 2012, 10:50:38 am »
Can we gatecrash?? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #106 on: December 14, 2012, 12:52:22 am »
Does that mean you give a speech?


Yup and it's already written - obviously given the circumstances it's been quite difficult to get the tone right - so I started early
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2012, 07:16:12 am »
Slow progress on both the Mustang and Hurricane. They should both get finished this year but it will be close what with Crimbo, a wedding and New Years  :cheers:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2013, 06:56:38 am »
Well the Hurricane and Spitfire 22 finally got finished.

The Hurricane pics and backstory is here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36378.new.html#new

Whilst the real world Airfix Spitfire 22 (a lovely kit  :bow:) is here


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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2013, 11:17:04 am »
Looking good. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2013, 04:45:13 am »
Apart from the fact that Airfix cocked up the colours for the letters (should be white) and they don't give you the letter for that aircraft.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2013, 11:08:17 am »
Is nice, I like.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2013, 04:56:47 am »
Meanwhile.....your Norwegian Dewoitine D.500....

It would be VERY welcome on the BIGGLES SIG stand at SMW13 as the theme has a background against the 1940 invasion of Norway.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2013, 02:38:25 am »
Meanwhile.....your Norwegian Dewoitine D.500....

It would be VERY welcome on the BIGGLES SIG stand at SMW13 as the theme has a background against the 1940 invasion of Norway.

Cheers Rad. It's one I'll be building soon as the kit is a nice and easy build, as a lot of Heller's output from that period was.

Not sure whether to do her in overall silver dope or French camoflage ? Possible silver dope undersides and camo topsides ? National markings are easy either either masked and painted or just use "decal" strip. And yes I did use the dreaded word because that is their brand name they are still transfers  ;D

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2013, 03:17:24 am »
Choice of camo is all yours. I'm doing a 1/48th silver Hawk 75, and a silver DH Comet racer in Norwegian colours.
A friend's doing a couple of 1/72nd Gladiators...one RAF, one Norwegian, and another has several German projects on the go.
It'll be a belter....BIGGLES will be at the Milton Keynes show. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2013, 03:25:07 am »
BIGGLES will be at the Milton Keynes show. :thumbsup:

Right  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2013, 03:18:52 am »
With Goggles too :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2013, 07:09:33 am »
The Mustang is now ready for her markings and that will happen tommorow. It's a nice little kit but there are one or two fiddly bits and I must admit I'm still struggling to come to grips with how the tail wheel doors are meant to fit ? I've got them on but only after some minor surgery to remove what appears to be an extraneous piece - probably my cack-handedness but still  :blink:

I'm determined not to start anything new until this is finished  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2013, 02:15:58 pm »
I'm still struggling to come to grips with how the tail wheel doors are meant to fit ?

Try glue? :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2013, 07:06:11 am »
I'm still struggling to come to grips with how the tail wheel doors are meant to fit ?

Try glue? :banghead:

 :banghead: :banghead: Now why didn't I think of that  ;D ;D

Seriously there is a right angled "flanged" at the rear of each door (the same piece is present in the closed version of the doors but creates a roof to the rear of the internal door) I'm not sure what this is ? It definitely doesn't aid fitting of the things and obstructs the tail wheel fitment ? As I say it may just be me being an idiot but it is odd.

Anyway the national markings and codes are on. I've used Mustang Mk III serials so they are 1/2 right  :rolleyes: This is the stage of modelling I like best I think. It's when the whole thing comes together and you either have one for the showcase or one for the box in the wardrobe. Anyway I like her and I think the SEAC scheme can make almost anything look good  :thumbsup: Major stencils go on tomorrow and then it's touch ups and photos.
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