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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1170 on: September 08, 2015, 06:35:34 am »
To my mind, of the new tool Airfix stuff this is probably the best, especially in terms of fit. 

Try their Lancaster and I doubt you feel the same way...

I've got one but haven't done anymore than look at it yet.

I must admit I have found that you do have to follow the Airfix plans when building the new kits
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1171 on: September 09, 2015, 03:25:43 am »
First one I of the new style kits I built was a Swordfish.  It was a shock and I nearly got lost skipping ahead.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1172 on: September 09, 2015, 05:07:51 am »
I had real problems with the 1/72nd Fw-190 wing gun panels. Did not fit at all, ended up filling the holes in and making a Czech Wif version out of it and the second as an IDF machine.

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« Reply #1173 on: September 09, 2015, 05:40:43 am »
Now you guys are scaring me ! Instead of looking at the pretty boxes I guess I should build one eh ?

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1174 on: September 09, 2015, 06:08:41 am »
Some progress on all 4 current builds.

Tempest and Welkin have been masked for the next stage of the painting. Had to keep reminding myself that I was masking the Welkin's upper surfaces to paint the underside. Just seems topsy turvy to my instincts  :blink:

Hurricane has had her undercarriage fitted and been matted. She will need a second coat as after some recent disasters with Humbrol spray varnish I've gone back to using the brush and Windsor and Newton. It's just as quick anyway on 1/72 single engine jobs.

Defiant has been fitted with it's Khormaksar filter (think Vokes but trimmed to fit and named after the RAF Aden base). Was a good fit in the end, very little PPP needed. I've spot primed a couple of areas so she will start painting this weekend. I've started to use silver for spot priming. Games Workshop Mithril (or whatever it's called this week) as it shows the slightest flaw. Plus if you do miss any when overcoating you can always say it was deliberate weathering  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1175 on: September 09, 2015, 03:03:19 pm »
That Defiant idea is very interesting and, the silver primer also seems like a good idea... :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1176 on: September 10, 2015, 05:50:44 am »
It sure does ! looking forward to seeing that one ( both here, and my own copy from my LHS  :thumbsup: )

Thanks for the update !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1177 on: September 13, 2015, 07:02:11 am »
Right progress  :thumbsup:

Hurricane is just about finished. Just needs her final topping out ceremony with the prop and aerial wire and she's done.

Defiant has her undersides painted so mask off and topsides start tomorrow. I was looking at the crew Airfix provide today, even though I don't use them, and they looked as though they have tooled the gunner so that he is wearing a representation of the strange all in one flying suit/parachute they actually wore. So kudos to them if they picked that up  :thumbsup:

Tempest has had her topsides completed so transfers are due next for her. I now have a Tempest fuselage in the spares box. I also have a set of resin Spitfire Mk 22 wings (from Lee I think ? If Martin apologies). Anyway I tried them and it's not that bad a fit  :o Dosen't look that bad either, so maybe one for the future.

The Welkin has been de-masked and is on her legs, so transfers for her next as well.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1178 on: September 14, 2015, 07:13:47 am »
Oh this is gonna be good.....4 beauties right there. Especially looking forward to the Welkin, haven't seen many of them about !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1179 on: September 14, 2015, 07:34:05 am »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1180 on: September 16, 2015, 05:48:32 am »
Defiant has had her camouflage completed and will now move on to the transfer phase as will the Tempest now I've painted the yellow leading edges. I'd forgotten them and was dreading trying to cover dark green and Ocean Grey with yellow, but pink primer came to my rescue.

Did some fiddling with the Welkin and realised that whilst not a wif she is not strictly real world either  :blink: I wasn't keen on the upper/lower camouflage demarcation line so I changed it. Suppose you could call her an aesthetic wif ?

Now when I do my Welkin NF she will be a wif but I did suddenly think "what if they had given the Mosquito NF longer wings for the high altitude role ?". Think I'll leave that one for Kit.

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« Reply #1181 on: September 16, 2015, 05:54:37 am »
Pink primer eh ? Another tip to remember ! The Welkin is sounding good. Nowt wrong with subtle or aesthetic whif !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1182 on: September 17, 2015, 03:28:03 am »

Now when I do my Welkin NF she will be a wif but I did suddenly think "what if they had given the Mosquito NF longer wings for the high altitude role ?". Think I'll leave that one for Kit.


They did do one Chris, the Mk.XV , got a conversion to do this too

http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=56036&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1109202992


Not exactly De Havilland  but -------  

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Vickers_Type_432.jpg/300px-Vickers_Type_432.jpg

got one in the stash   (which I had started before my house move a few years ago, I'll have to dig that one out again someday and have another look at it )  ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1183 on: September 17, 2015, 05:54:57 am »
Thanks Robert. I thought they might of but it didn't ring any bells.

Pink primer eh ? Another tip to remember !

Yup works a treat. Any old pink will do, I just add a drop of red to a blob of white  ;D Can't remember where I read it, but it's saved me a load of hassel especially with prop tips  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1184 on: September 17, 2015, 08:54:49 am »
I was going to ask where you got pink primer from, thanks.

I have some Xtracolor PR Pink in my Paint Store so that may do as well.
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