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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #210 on: May 01, 2013, 09:51:15 am »
"I've only a couple of tiny white areas to touch up. "......the story of my life :o :o

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #211 on: May 02, 2013, 07:27:39 am »
I shall ignore that comment  :rolleyes:

Wheels and tyres are on. The Spitfire needed a smidgen removed from the front of the canopy to enable it to fit. This is the second kit I've built of this boxing and both have needed this fix. I've used the early flat canopy in both builds so the Malcolm Hood may be ok.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #212 on: May 02, 2013, 08:14:59 am »
A Malcolm hood on a Spitfire? I thought they were on P-51B Mustangs..........  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #213 on: May 03, 2013, 07:08:16 am »
A Malcolm hood on a Spitfire? I thought they were on P-51B Mustangs..........  :-\

Quite correct Kit, I meant the blown hood  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #214 on: May 03, 2013, 07:16:47 am »
Right Spitfire, Typhoon and Airacuda are finished. Pleased with them all but the Typhoon is gorgeous will definitely be getting a couple more. One will utilise the other markings in the box, I've never built a Typhoon with full D-Day stripes. Photos hopefully over the weekend.

The Moonbat has had it's markings applied so just needs finishing off now.

Started on the CMR Ro 57. Applied primer to the engine nacelles as they will be yellow and are currently a dark green resin. Got the fuselage and wings together. In terms of age this is younger then the Moonbat but still a few years old though and is well moulded. Separate sealed polythene bags for the main pieces (4) and the rest on the resin web which is easily cleaned up. More bits but still not many so once again a fairly quick build if all goes well. Many of these older CMR kits are very nice and worth looking out for.



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #215 on: May 04, 2013, 01:25:02 am »
Just realised the Ro 57 has no instructions, not even the drawing with pointy arrows CMR used in their old kits  :blink:  Still no problem there are so few pieces and it's obvious where most go and I've a drawing for the couple of other bits  :thumbsup:.

As said the main body of the aircraft is together and is now primed. Very little filler, lovely fit.

I like these old CMR kits as they have a nice solid feel about them and are good fits. You also need a little "engineering" input as well sometimes. The undercarriage legs whilst being well moulded are perhaps a tad too near scale thickness. Now they have a location pin and it's easy to drill out a hole for it, but would it take the weight ? Doubt it over a period of time. So I've pushed the leg into a small piece of larger diameter tubing which together with said location pin should hold the weight a lot better. Nice tight fit (some of these bags of assorted tubing, strip, rods etc are really usefull and last me for ever) and the tubing will not be visible to the viewer unless they turn it upside down and peer in the bay.

Not engineering by most peoples standards I know, but for me it's a nice little challenge to have to think about these things after 40 years of bashing a desk.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #216 on: May 04, 2013, 12:04:10 pm »
I know what you mean, Chris.
Lots of legs nowdays are spindly and need some support from tubing...superglue also has its uses.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #217 on: May 05, 2013, 02:31:45 am »
Right here's my latest 2 finished Wifs. The build description as such can be found here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37064.msg599137.html#msg599137

Belgian Spitfire



USN Airabonita



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #218 on: May 05, 2013, 02:33:55 am »
Not a wif but the superb new Airfix Typhoon built out of the box. I will be getting at least 2 more  :bow:






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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #219 on: May 05, 2013, 09:43:37 am »
WOW.
Excellent stuff....like the look of the Typhoon. :thumbsup:

The Belgian Spit looks nice :drink: :drink:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #220 on: May 07, 2013, 06:59:43 am »
Right working on the Ro 57, having trouble with the white spray can for the tail markings  :banghead:, working on the Moonbat, having trouble with the matt varnish  :banghead: :banghead:, started on a CA 15 and the bloody wing tab broke off  :banghead: :banghead:

Giving up for the day  :-\
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #221 on: May 07, 2013, 09:49:02 am »
I have days like that....nothing goes right. Best to have a beer and relax. There's always tomorrow!!
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #222 on: May 07, 2013, 03:47:15 pm »
I have days like that....nothing goes right. Best to have a beer and relax. There's always tomorrow!!
Yeah, for you retired types  ;D :wacko: :wacko: ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #223 on: May 07, 2013, 04:57:37 pm »
Yeah, for you retired types  ;D :wacko: :wacko: ;D

You'll get there OGL............eventually!  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #224 on: May 07, 2013, 06:58:35 pm »
Beauty.
love the Airbonita,

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