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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #360 on: July 25, 2013, 11:09:40 am »
That's the set I thought I had Geoff, but it's the Kiwi's one.

I've replied to your PM
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« Reply #361 on: July 26, 2013, 08:38:37 am »
A little WiP teaser, from the Airfix Gladiator post a couple of days ago...  ;D


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« Reply #362 on: July 26, 2013, 02:24:25 pm »
Getting on better than I am with mine!  I same to be at the same point I was at the beginning of the week, I've finally got paint on but it's not covering for a reason I can't fathom yet.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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« Reply #363 on: July 26, 2013, 02:29:15 pm »
Getting on better than I am with mine!  I same to be at the same point I was at the beginning of the week, I've finally got paint on but it's not covering for a reason I can't fathom yet.

Did you wash the model to remove the mould release agents, and it may need a primer coat depend on the paint to etch into the plastic depending on the paint you're using.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #364 on: July 27, 2013, 04:28:02 am »
That's the set I thought I had Geoff, but it's the Kiwi's one.

I've replied to your PM

RNZAF Fern Roundels are in the post  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #365 on: July 27, 2013, 07:11:26 am »
Cheers Geoff

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« Reply #366 on: July 27, 2013, 07:18:55 am »
I've carried on tinkering with the Wyvren. Upper surface is now painted and I'm doing some detail painting

It's a right curate's egg of a kit. I assume it's been scaled down from their (Trumpeter's) 1/48 version ? Some very small detailed parts which are a bit fiddly to fit. The parts breakdown is over complex in my view. The instruction sheet was compiled by throwing all the individual stages in the air and putting them on the page as they landed  :-\. Seriously it's not that bad but the guy who did it hasn't built the kit...I'm certain about that. If you follow it you'll have fun when it comes to paint  :blink: Lots of options re armament but the rockets are in 2 parts and the fit of the tail end to the rest does not use the best method I could think of, indeed I can only really think of 1 or 2 worse  :banghead:

But it's a Wyvren so thank you Trumpeter for that  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #367 on: July 27, 2013, 07:19:48 am »
Dizzy I love what you are doing with that Gladiator
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« Reply #368 on: July 27, 2013, 10:08:01 am »
Dizzy I love what you are doing with that Gladiator

It looks very Italian in that picture I think, the photo credit under the photo kind of gives the game away too.

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« Reply #369 on: July 28, 2013, 04:24:12 am »
Getting on better than I am with mine!  I same to be at the same point I was at the beginning of the week, I've finally got paint on but it's not covering for a reason I can't fathom yet.

Did you wash the model to remove the mould release agents, and it may need a primer coat depend on the paint to etch into the plastic depending on the paint you're using.



I haven't washed it down thoroughly (just a light wipe), but it's got a Halfords primer coat on that's holding okay.  I've mixed Humbrol acrylics H47 and H34.  It seems to be the mix as I've tested the component colours along with a few others and they're covering okay.  It's a very pale blue so may need several coats but is very streaky after three.

I've already painted portions of it without problems, although there's one part that's covered well but the metallic (can be a little touchy) Citadel paints are rubbing off easily.  I'll try white primer first as a better basis for he pale colour, if that doesn't work I'll hit it with FPS and start again.
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« Reply #370 on: July 28, 2013, 04:26:38 am »
Cheers Geoff

Mossie - blame the weather

The good old British standby, too hot, too cold, too muggy.  The last one might actually apply, I've had a little problem with moisture in the primer, but nothing serious.
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« Reply #371 on: July 28, 2013, 07:30:10 am »
Well I've now got the Wyvren to the stage where she can wait for her markings. She will be posed with folded wings, I'll say the hangar was a little small, as building the kit with wings out stretched would take some doing by the look of it.

Started on the Miles and Hawker. Just painting and building the interiors etc.
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« Reply #372 on: July 29, 2013, 03:14:07 am »
Dizzy I love what you are doing with that Gladiator

The only part from a Gladiator is actually the upper wing...  ;D

Project finished, BTW, in just one week:


1:72 Macchi C.170 "Brezza"; aircraft "236" of Jagdgeschwader II, Fliegerregiment Nr. I, Österreichische Luftwaffe (Austrian Air Force); Wiener Neustadt, summer 1937 (Whif/kit-bashing). by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #373 on: July 29, 2013, 10:29:23 am »
Nice Macchi  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #374 on: July 30, 2013, 07:27:49 am »
Transfers arrived today for the Wyvren, many thanks indeed Geoff. The plan is that she will be on loan to the RNZAF during the Indonesian Confrontation (in which 2 of my friends were involved) So she will retain FAA serials but have NZ national markings and squadron badge. Involved in ground attack over Borneo.

The Miles M.20 is now looking like an aeroplane. It's a little clunky and has taken a fair bit of fettling to get this far. I'll probably need to break out the Milliput. So as I always mix way to much I thought I'd get the Tornado up to this stage as well. Again it's a clunky (if less so) kit but has a fair few pin holes to fix. The rear fuselage was warped - it's been in the stash for years so may be down to climate ? - but that was soon fixed with some boiling water  :thumbsup: Anyway progress is being made.

While I'm working on these 2 I'll start the Tamiya Mossie and Hasegawa Beaufighter previously mentioned. I find building a couple of slightly tricky resin kits alongside a couple of decent injection kits the way to deal with these trickier resins  :thumbsup:
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