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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1110 on: July 23, 2015, 08:00:26 am »
Well I'm calling the Caproni finished, full details can be found here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40929.new.html#new


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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1111 on: July 29, 2015, 07:07:12 am »
All modelling activity is concentrated on my GB build at the moment. Don't want to start anything new until that's finished plus I'm out virtually every day next week so it's silly to start on some stuff and then have a slow week. I've pulled the next few builds (real world and wif) out of the stash however  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1112 on: August 04, 2015, 07:36:43 am »
Well the Comet is finished, photo's in the next day or so. She looks quite "toy like" but I think that's because of the single colour scheme ?

Won't be starting anything new this week, hopefully over the weekkend
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1113 on: August 05, 2015, 04:23:15 am »
I got my Comet out of it's box yesterday, looked at the amount of PSR still needed (mainly around the nacelles), shuddered and put it back.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1114 on: August 05, 2015, 07:59:30 am »
Pics are taken, should get them sorted and posted tomorrow.

I've been pondering on getting another one and turning it into a 1938 Munich Crisis fighter. Single seater again, tail dragger with 4 mg's in the nose. Biggest change will be engines. I have a couple of suitable noses in the stash but may go with a pair of radials ? The RAF ordered these but then went "ah, monoplane ; perhaps we'd better have a conservative choice as well just to be safe" and ordered the Gladiator.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1115 on: August 05, 2015, 11:48:49 pm »
As promised here's the link to the finished Comet

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40796.30.html

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1116 on: August 06, 2015, 03:19:07 am »
Pics are taken, should get them sorted and posted tomorrow.

I've been pondering on getting another one and turning it into a 1938 Munich Crisis fighter. Single seater again, tail dragger with 4 mg's in the nose. Biggest change will be engines. I have a couple of suitable noses in the stash but may go with a pair of radials ? The RAF ordered these but then went "ah, monoplane ; perhaps we'd better have a conservative choice as well just to be safe" and ordered the Gladiator.

Funny, after looking at the finish pics thread I was thinking about re-engineing mine.  Merlins sprang to mind but then I remembered I also had a pair of resin Double Wasps.  Both engine choices which might IRL tear the wings off.
A more realistic choice might be 2 of the Wasps from the Airfix Ford Trimotor.
However I only have one of them left having used the other 2 to power the FW189s fans.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1117 on: August 06, 2015, 06:46:11 am »
I was thinking of Wasps if I go down the radial route. The inline route is a pair of Napier Dagger's ? Which I think I have somewhere if only I could remember where  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1118 on: August 06, 2015, 08:00:30 am »
Yeah, Daggers!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Great looking engine, it's a pity it didn't work all that well.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1119 on: August 06, 2015, 04:27:32 pm »
I can cast a pair, Chris...
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« Reply #1120 on: August 07, 2015, 03:33:55 am »
How about a pair of Lycoming T53s (Mohawk) or Garrett TPE331s (Bronco)?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1121 on: August 07, 2015, 06:07:09 am »
I can cast a pair, Chris...

Lee you gave me a pair, I just need to find them  :banghead: I'm going to sort out the "spare parts, conversion bits and accessories" parts of the stash on Saturday so hopefully find them then. If not I'll be in touch. No rush as it will be a while before I start this. Probably post Telford
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1122 on: August 08, 2015, 05:33:15 am »
As expected the "lets find the couple of bits I want" turned into a major stash reorganisation, which will take a few days. Not a problem as I've actually nothing on the go at the moment. Will break cut plastic during the week.

Anyway didn't turn up the Daggers but did find a lot of stuff I'd forgotten about. Quite a lot of it is from when I first got back into the hobby and is probably of no use to me now as I really don't build many jets. So I've a fair few Aeroclub white metal ejection seats, resin bits for Hunter's and TSR 2's which will almost certainly get sold off at some point. I also found some really nice Aeroclub white metal MG's - Browning 0.303 and 0.5's and what I think are Mg 34's  :thumbsup:

Prize find however were some Paragon resin Mosquito bits including some two stage Merlins  ;D These have been put in a Tamiya kit and said box is now on the to build pile
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1123 on: August 08, 2015, 05:39:39 am »
Some interesting stuff here Chris. Looking forward to where you go engine wise. It`s always nice to `look in`on somebody`s stash as well....imagine all the little gems one can find.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1124 on: August 13, 2015, 07:10:37 am »
So the great stash rejig/sort has been completed and did I find the Dagger engines ? Did I heck  :banghead:

However I have unearthed a few gems and reminders of times past, not all modelling related. Included in these finds were quite a stash of Humbrol Authentic's  :thumbsup: Previously I thought I only had some of the ancient military colours but no I have loads more. I need to sort out what's actually there and get them sorted into my "paint trays" which are collated by nationality and then by type of paint.

Also discovered a full bottle of Beattie's own brand liquid poly cement and it still works  ;D

There was a big old accounts style book as well at the bottom of one particular cabinet. Dad had a mate who worked for a publisher and used to give me a lot of their trial runs. Fully finished and bound books but with no print whatsoever, these made great scribbling/drawing books. Anyway this one must date to early/mid 60's as it's full of my plans for my wargamming. Lots of fully detailed maps of the nations I created and outlines of their armed forces for various historical periods, brief historical scenarios the lot. Great find and I spent a few hours thumbing through it  ;D

Anyway I should get back to the bench this weekend. I have the kits out ; 3 single engine types (one because of something I found in the stash rejig) and 3 twins as this is "the Year of the Twin"  :thumbsup:
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