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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #420 on: August 31, 2013, 06:35:23 am »
and the cockpit is as bare as the Airfix mk 9 kit - strangely, the Airfix kit comes in for a surprising amount of flak over that yet nowt is said about the Hasegawa kit.

Best way to overcome it is to build the fuselage as normal, fit the lower wing and only then attach the upper wings - if assembled as sections, the fit of the uppers throws everything else out resulting in gaps.

I must admit the lack of any detail on the fuselage sides did throw me. If I build another (there's not one in the stash) I'll bear the assembly order in mind Lee - thanks  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #421 on: August 31, 2013, 06:37:52 am »
Spitfire has been primed, and needs a couple of gentle bit of sanding on the join lines.

Wellesley has had some putty applied where necessary - not much - and can be sanded and primed tomorrow, hopefully.

Started painting the Beaufighter interior.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #422 on: September 01, 2013, 07:17:33 am »
Spitfire has had her final bit of sanding so I can start the painting tomorrow.

Wellesley has been primed, needs some filler at the wing roots and a tiny bit underneath but not much at all and what she does need is easily sorted. Impressed with the kit.

Beaufighter is together. She will need a little filler, some of which is due to the modular nature of the kit, but overall I like the kit a lot. Got another couple in the stash glad to say  :thumbsup: I found a Quickboost fin extension and thimble nose in the stash so have used the fin extension, the nose will go on something else. She will be mid 1945 being used for strikes over the Scheldt Estuary but using an earlier colour scheme that was only used for a short time in a few Beau's.

Also coming down with a cold if this incredibly runny nose is anything to go by  :blink: Made it awkward to model so hopefully will be short lived.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #423 on: September 01, 2013, 08:14:22 am »
The fin extension is only on aircraft with the thimble nose (unless they are post war target tugs) but non-extension types can have a thimble nose - does that make any sense?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #424 on: September 02, 2013, 07:11:12 am »
The fin extension is only on aircraft with the thimble nose (unless they are post war target tugs) but non-extension types can have a thimble nose - does that make any sense?

Yes it does make sense Lee and I thought that was the case, but I like the look of her with the extension and round nose, so she can stay that way  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #425 on: September 04, 2013, 07:10:26 am »
Right the Spitfire has had her camouflage finished. Unmask tomorrow and give her a couple of coats of Klear before transfers.

Both the Wellesley and the Beaufighter have had their undersurface's painted. I'm using enamels on the Wellesley as White Ensign have the colours I need. Given me a flippin' headache  :-\

I know the next 3 kits I'm building - 1 USN, 1 USMC and 1 Norwegian for Rad's Biggles build at Telford. After that I think a couple of BPF builds might be in order
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #426 on: September 04, 2013, 11:40:19 am »
After that I think a couple of BPF builds might be in order

Real world or Narses timeline BPF ?  ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #427 on: September 05, 2013, 07:11:36 am »
After that I think a couple of BPF builds might be in order

Real world or Narses timeline BPF ?  ;)

A couple real world and a couple my own timeline. End of the Pacific War in my timeline is 1947 ish  ;D so gives me a chance to do a Firecrest and Spearfish in BPF markings. Real world will be a Firefly and Seafire.

In between applying Klear coats and enamel paint coats (I'm not starting anything new until Saturday) I had a poke around the darkest corner of the stash which seldom gets a look see. Found a few "why on earth did I buy that's ?", a few "what do I need 5 of those for ?" and a couple of "oh I didn't realise I had that....nice"  ;D

Also whilst sitting on the po had an idea for the new Airfix Fw 190 A/F when it comes out  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #428 on: September 05, 2013, 07:38:18 am »
Also whilst sitting on the po had an idea for the new Airfix Fw 190 A/F when it comes out  :thumbsup:

That is just a bit ... unsettling! :blink:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #429 on: September 05, 2013, 07:49:08 am »
Also whilst sitting on the po had an idea for the new Airfix Fw 190 A/F when it comes out  :thumbsup:

That is just a bit ... unsettling! :blink:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #430 on: September 05, 2013, 08:18:15 am »
Was a reference to possible confusion re: what comes out. ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #431 on: September 05, 2013, 12:41:14 pm »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #432 on: September 06, 2013, 07:22:38 am »
Was a reference to possible confusion re: what comes out. ;D

Ah yes I see now - bit slow I'm afraid  ;D
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« Reply #433 on: September 07, 2013, 07:27:58 am »
Right progress  ;D

The Spitfire has most of her markings applied, quite minimal and only needs the codes now.

Beaufighter and Wellesley have had 2 coats of Slate Grey (which worked fine this time but I did shake the bottle for about 5 mins) and 1 coat of EDSG. Starting to look the business even if I do say so myself.

It's suprising how "modernish" - in WWII terms - the Wellesley looks in the grey/green scheme and without the engine fitted. It's the cowl that really ages her.

A question for those who know. The Wellesley has 4 circular engravings on the underside of her wings. 2 a side. Now are they inspection panels or intended to represent lights ? I think they are panels but not sure and I can't find a picture giving the right view.
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« Reply #434 on: September 08, 2013, 07:24:27 am »
Spitfire can have her matt coat tomorrow if I can get onto the balcony. Weather forecast is a bit "this and that"

The Wellesley can start getting her markings tomorrow but the Beaufighter had to have a correction made to her camouflage. Had to re-mask a bit and paint. My fault I got the demarcation line wrong. Second time I've done exactly the same thing recently  :banghead:

Also started the next build. It's resin so I cleaned up the parts and took them off their casting blocks. It's a Planet kit so no great problem. I've already assembled the engine and cockpit interiors so they are awaiting paint. Most of these recent (if not all) Planet castings have a superb fit once cleaned up and I find if I do all the tidying first they build as easily if not more so then an IJM kit.

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