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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2012, 02:57:26 am »
It's good to help the elderly.....
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2012, 03:16:26 am »
It's good to help the elderly.....

Thankee kindly young man  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #92 on: October 29, 2012, 08:08:26 am »
Right progress on the Mustang. Interior painted and detailed to my liking. Some basic assembly complete. So far this is a very, very nice kit with very good fit almost snap fit in places. Detail is very nice under a coat of paint as well.

I'm still trying to clean the models that got caught up in the "Great Kitchen re-build Dust Storm"  :banghead: The dust is proving almost impossible to remove from the surface and panel lines it's so fine. 2 kits were virtually finished as well. I shall imerse them in a bath of warm soapy water and see what effect that has  :-\
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2012, 08:34:48 am »
Mustang is assembled and goes together very well, one of the best Airfix kits I've ever built in terms of fit. I've fitted the Freightdog conversion lower nose and it slots in like a dream. Just a mere smear of filer and it's done.

Not sure this will get finished for Telford, I'm a busy boy over the next week or so, and don't want to rush it. Depends if I can get it primed in the next day or so.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2012, 02:11:53 am »
Been making slow progress with the Mustang. Been very busy - dosn't help that I've been helping a friend with her new pc and broadband connection. Got a really good curry out of it but the bloody thing wanted to download 45 Windows updates !!!! never seen that many before so how long has it been in the warehouse ?  :blink: She's also using a rather obscure broadband company link which has lead to some fun  :-\

So I'll finish the Mustang after Telford rather then rush, along with the Spitfire 22 and Hurricane IV/V both of which have nearly had all of the builders dust removed  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2012, 01:43:29 am »
Well great time at Telford, bit of a bugger getting there, one of the worst train journeys (Arriva Trains Wales) I've had in many a long year. They made those guys who shove people aboard Japanese commuter trains look like mere starters  :banghead: :banghead: They were a bit better on the Monday if late. Lucky I always leave plenty of time between trains unlike all those unlucky soles rushing for connections at Birmingham New Street  :angry: Virgin was fine as usual on the London-Birmingham leg however, hope they keep the franchise and I am not the "Brands" biggest fan  :rolleyes:

Didn't spend to much, or drink to much. Great conversation and ideas. Great bunch of people as usual. Had fun switching Rad's letters  :wacko: Still think we should have a prize for overall "best totty in show" but don't think I'll get that past Committee  :rolleyes:

Now just need to pass Hanks stah increase on to him this pm and get building again  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2012, 07:14:53 am »
Unusually for me I've actually got some work done post Telford. I'm normally modelled out at this stage of the year and the hobby takes a back seat until after Christmas but not this year for some reason  :blink: ;D

Mustang is primed, freezing on the balcony  :banghead: Spitfire 22 and the Hurricane IV/V hybrid have had the builders dust finally cleaned from them - good old Fairy Liquid  :thumbsup: - and can now be finished.

Hopefully get these finished and photoed in the next 10 days or so and then I can start on my Tornado and Miles M.20, with perhaps a P.39 and Super Corsair to keep them company.

 
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #97 on: November 26, 2012, 06:53:34 am »
Not much progress lately, other things keep popping up.

However got some priming done, psr done, started the canopy frames on the Hurricane and cooked a shepherds pie as per St Delia's instructions - wonderfull  :bow: :bow:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #98 on: November 28, 2012, 07:16:58 am »
Carried on with the Hurricane's canopy frames - I use the transfer strip method on aircraft with this type of canopy. If not I'll go  :blink: :blink: One more sortie and this will be done and I can get her finished.

Also got some SEAC ID markings painted up.

Resisted the temptation to start on my "Super Corsair". Want to clear the projects currently on the bench first.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #99 on: November 28, 2012, 02:27:15 pm »
I always paint canopy frames freehand then scrape/tidy up with a cocktail stick. :party:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #100 on: November 29, 2012, 07:15:48 am »
I always paint canopy frames freehand then scrape/tidy up with a cocktail stick. :party:

Yup I use that method for things that don't have greenhouses as well. For something as fiddly as said Hurricane I'm afraid the old mince pies and hand/eye co-ordination arn't up to it any more  :-\
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2012, 07:14:40 am »
Top surfaces started on the Mustang. The pending Crimbo celebrations is having quite a sharp effect on my modelling output plus I have a wedding to attend on the 29th Dec. No not mine but I do have a major role to play  :mellow:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #102 on: December 12, 2012, 07:36:57 am »
You're going to silence anyone objecting?
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« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2012, 07:45:26 am »
You're going to silence anyone objecting?

Nah that's the ushers job  ;D I'm actually giving the bride away (although I'm going to try a Dutch auction first  ;D) Mate who died 18 months or so ago and his daughter's asked If I'll give her away. I'm rather nervous actually and I don't normally feel that way.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #104 on: December 13, 2012, 10:01:34 am »
Does that mean you give a speech?

Can we gatecrash?? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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