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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #600 on: March 26, 2014, 07:59:20 am »
IIRC, thje u/c is a nightmare to fit and *will* sag under the weight.  The wheels are awful and plus, of course, the curse of Magna's horrible canopies will strike.


Must admit the drawings of the undercarriage fit look "interesting"  :blink: Agree re the wheels. After separating from the resin they are attached to I had to rebuild with plasticard. Haven't got a pair the right size in the spares box.

Still progress is being made. I've painted up the interior and sorted one of the flap tracks that had broke off. Plastic bar stock, super glue and filler did that.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #601 on: March 27, 2014, 08:28:08 am »
The Spearfish cockpit is added to the fuselage and the halves are fixed together, not without a little struggle I might say. She's now sitting in clamps waiting for the glue to fully cure. Looking at the wing join, it's ok but I will need to break the Milliput out for the fuselage and the wings I'm thinking.

Started on the Super Corsair. I really think some companies add resin parts just to show off sometimes. In older "limited run" kits I could understand but not with relatively new ones like this. Sure the resin is gorgeous but some parts are super tiny and a lot of them don't really fit  :banghead: The wheel well inserts are very nice but you would have to sand the backs until they are see through to get them to fit. I know because the same companies Tempest II has them of this thickness and I've built it. Also the cockpit insert needed its sides sanded heavily to get the fuselage to close and that is without the separate resin sidewalls (the Typhoons really won't fit without taking the fuselage walls down to see through) They will get left off as will the wheel wells. I will replace the framing and wheel bay walls (and that's all the resin parts have) with plastic strip. A lot quicker and anyone takes a dental mirror to one of my kits (I've seen it at a Junior competition  :blink:) I'll take issue with them  :rolleyes: The engine and a couple of other bits will get used and as said they are very nice, but..................
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #603 on: March 28, 2014, 07:58:13 am »
Thank you sir

Had a neat idea whilst in Costa's this morning (other coffee shops are available). Now need to source an Airfix Arado 196. Shouldn't be to difficult
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #604 on: March 29, 2014, 02:38:32 am »
Better off with a Heller one.  Far better kit.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #605 on: March 29, 2014, 06:49:30 am »
Better off with a Heller one.  Far better kit.

Cheers Lee

Whilst looking for something else in the spares bin I found an old (Frog ?) V1 Doodlebug. Now I nicked the engine for something else so long ago that I forget what. But I'm thinking it could become a guided glide bomb for use in precision attacks. Fits under my Spearfish, which now has it's wings fitted. Easier with 1 Store 5 min epoxy, rather then superglue, quite a lot of weight to take
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #606 on: March 29, 2014, 07:05:40 am »
Whilst looking for something else in the spares bin I found an old (Frog ?) V1 Doodlebug. Now I nicked the engine for something else so long ago that I forget what. But I'm thinking it could become a guided glide bomb for use in precision attacks. Fits under my Spearfish, which now has it's wings fitted. Easier with 1 Store 5 min epoxy, rather then superglue, quite a lot of weight to take

After the war, the RAF trialed TV guided Tallboys (after studying captured German equipment).  They had determined that it would be their primary weapon to use against capital ships.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #607 on: March 29, 2014, 07:11:56 am »
Oh thank you  :bow:

This will obviously be a tad smaller but still usefull against anything of cruiser size downwards I think.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #608 on: March 29, 2014, 07:16:39 am »
You wouldn't have to have such long wings on it, just enough for guiding the glide.

Here's my take on a later TV equipped Tallboy, it's going under a TSR2 --

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #609 on: March 29, 2014, 11:10:34 am »
You wouldn't have to have such long wings on it, just enough for guiding the glide.

Ooh yes you would!!

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #610 on: March 29, 2014, 04:00:24 pm »
You wouldn't have to have such long wings on it, just enough for guiding the glide.

Ooh yes you would!!

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #611 on: March 29, 2014, 05:06:29 pm »
I know SOMEOne would go for it.  ;D ;) :lol:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #612 on: March 29, 2014, 06:59:59 pm »
Oh no you didn't.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #613 on: March 30, 2014, 01:36:36 am »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #614 on: March 30, 2014, 03:20:13 am »
Oi Lads please remember this is Narses Blog thread !
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