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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #150 on: March 09, 2013, 01:17:25 am »
For the fixed gear - just use the current Airfix mk 1.  May as well use them up.

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


That web site has some interesting projects listed too, I particularly like the look of the Dagger Hurricane.

Yes I've always liked that one and the bubble top one that's drawn in the Crecy book
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #151 on: March 09, 2013, 02:40:28 am »
The Greeks might have had Hurricane floatplanes? What about the Columbians? Many of their fighters swapped floats for land u/c and vice/versa.
Talking of "vice"...nose art would be good on a Greek one?
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« Reply #152 on: March 09, 2013, 07:22:09 am »
Dagger Hurricane?  Been there, done that - although my Dagger cowling was the one from the Magna MB2 that just happened to fall into rubber...

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30648.0

Kit, didn't I give you one of those cowlings to do something similar?  I'm tempted to do one with the forthcoming fabric wing kit.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #153 on: March 09, 2013, 09:34:39 am »
You certainly did Lee, and thanks very much.  :thumbsup:

The Dagger may have been no great shakes as a real engine but it looks the BUSINESS, and is an 'Instant Whiff' for almost anything. I did think about doing the Dagger Hurricane myself, but I couldn't remember who'd done it on here. I should have guessed it was you!  ;D

Maybe a Dagger Spitfire? But then you've probably got one of them in 'The Plan'?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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« Reply #154 on: March 09, 2013, 10:37:57 am »
No, it's too clunky an engine to adorn such beauty.  Think of it as something akin to making Helena Christiansen wear a burkha
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #155 on: March 10, 2013, 01:49:30 am »
I've added a massive steampunked engine toone Spitfire VB....crewed by a meerkat too. :cheers: :drink: :party:
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« Reply #156 on: March 10, 2013, 08:07:59 am »
Yes, well... If you hadn't, we'd be concerned.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2013, 08:22:09 am »
Right lets get this thread back on track  ;D

The Hurricanes have their props fitted and have thus been finished. I'm quite pleased with them overall and photos should be up tomorrow.

Me 109 has had it's markings added. Final bits and bobs added and painted. Hopefully spray the matt finish tomorrow providing I want to go out on the freezing balcony  :blink: Then it's the canopy framing to do.

Started to assemble the Skyrockets and they are going together well, considering age and genre. Main construction done, putty applied (not to much) and I will commence psr tomorrow. I added a few bits and bobs to the otherwise bare cockpits on these. Just a couple of black panels with some white,red,yellow spots on them. Adds a bit of life even if not authentic. 2 different styles of seatbelts (painted tape) on these which may give a clue to their future identity ?  The big canopies (vacform) have been cut out, and their size is one of the reasons I added some detail to the cockpits.

The Blackhawk has been parked for a while and I've pulled a part started Trumpeter Wyvren from the pile.  This will be real world but the comparison between this and the MPM Skyrockets as far as moulding is concerned is ...... well....different  ;D There's nothing wrong with either kit just a different genre and age. Strangely I'll probably enjoy the Skyrockets more as the Wyvren is probably to fiddly ?



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2013, 09:09:39 am »
Hurricanes are finished and pics taken  :thumbsup:

Here's a group shot



Work continues on the 109 and it's been matted - I'm still trying to get warm  :blink: - and I've put the front and rear sections of the canopy on. Start painting the frames tomorrow.

Progress continues on the Skyrockets and they are going together well as long as you take your time and give time for the glue to harden properly. I had a very small gap on one side of the fuselage where it joins the wing on both kits but this was soon fixed by what is one of the easiest forms of filling to my mind. Many years ago I bought some pre cut strips of plasticard from Hannants. These are far finer then anything I could cut and I use these small strips rather like the brass rod when brazing. You can simply feed them into the gap and after application of liquid glue they fill it beautifully, quite often you don't even need to sand.

The Wyvren has had the fuselage assembled and it goes together well, but must admit I'm enjoying the Skyrockets more.

More photo's of the 3 Hurricanes can be found via these links

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36793.new.html#new
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36794.new.html#new
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36795.msg593059.html#new
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #159 on: March 12, 2013, 11:10:27 am »
Ironically you probably would have found doing a Frog (or cloned) Wyvern kit more to your tastes, possibly more so if you had the Eagle engine replacement resin fuselage  ;).

Hurricanes are looking good, and nicely timed as you'll have the new Typhoon to play with next month  ;D
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« Reply #160 on: March 12, 2013, 12:05:10 pm »
You mean the Maintrack one?  I've a mould for it somewhere but it's not that good, TBH.  Shape of the engine front is way off for the TF1 but strangely much closer to the early version with the mid mounted engine.
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« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2013, 08:14:20 am »
Ironically you probably would have found doing a Frog (or cloned) Wyvern kit more to your tastes, possibly more so if you had the Eagle engine replacement resin fuselage  ;).

Hurricanes are looking good, and nicely timed as you'll have the new Typhoon to play with next month  ;D

Cheers Geoff. I've an Eagle engined Czech Master Wyvren in the stash - which will get built this year  ;D

Work continues on the Wyvren. It is over engineered in parts but mind you the Airfix new tool Me 109 (which has just had it's canopy fitted) has some tiddly bits as well. Far to fiddly for small kids (and me  :blink:) but I managed to find a spare for the bit I broke getting it off the sprue. :thumbsup:

Skyrockets have had the major construction completed. Need psr on the nacelles, again not to much, and then can be primed.



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #162 on: March 15, 2013, 08:14:10 am »
Right, quite a lot of work with apparently little progress. The Me 109 is finished, probably get photos done Sunday or Monday. The Skyrockets have had their orifices plugged and are awaiting primer. Hopefully do this on Sunday, dependent on weather as it gets done on the balcony. These will need some farther psr undoubtedly but not much I think, then can start painting them Monday. The Wyvren is coming together. I picked up this build after a long hiatus and I always struggle a little when I do this. Mainly because I'm not certain what I've done and not done plus it's being built a bit piecemeal.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #163 on: March 17, 2013, 03:35:41 am »
The me 109 pics can be found here -

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36817.msg593593.html#msg593593

Here's one as a teaser



I went to the Southern Expo Model show yesterday for a couple of hours. Because of "weekend engineering works" it took about 2 1/2 hours to get there (I can get to Brum in that time  :banghead:) picked up a few things, saw a few friendly faces and had a chat or two. Not a bad show but why it's two days is beyond me. Didn't apppear to be as busy as in the past but that was probably the weather. The traders seemed to be doing well though. Had a chat with Colin at Freightdog who confirmed the forthcoming Airfix Typhoon will have "exposable" gun bays  ;D They have been done in the right way apparently as well. If you want then open you cut them out and use the supplied roofs  :thumbsup: Colin already has some nice bits ready for the kit.

Also thought I'd post a piccie of the current bench

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2013, 04:26:05 am »
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