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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #465 on: October 10, 2013, 07:40:39 am »
Both the Fw 190 and Destroyer have had their canopy framing done and the 190 has had it's fiddly bits added. I'm not sure about this kit, it's nice (apart from the flash) but there's something about it that just doesn't sit with me ? Found this with a few Revell kits  :-\ The Destroyer just needs it's final bits and then I'll get some photographs done. That will probably then be it for 10 days or so
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #466 on: October 10, 2013, 02:18:19 pm »
I think I bought about three or four Revell FW190As and Fs but never built them and subsequently sold them on.  So for me not the subject or the kit (widely hailed as an excellent rendition when first released, but the again everyone wet their pants over the Fujimi Spitfires when they first came out), just a change in modelling preferences.  Now I like the FW190 - especially the Dora - and particularly the Airfix Dora (reputedly the best in basic outline, but lacking the finesse of the really pretty Tamiya kit), and have three in the stash waiting attention.

So perhaps Chris you just didn't gel with the subject?  I feel that sometimes and I just don't know why.  Can't get excited about Harriers, for example, even though I've a few in the stash.  Conversely my last ever purchase from Modelzone was an Airfix MiG-29 and I can't wait to get started on that!
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #467 on: October 11, 2013, 08:22:17 am »

So perhaps Chris you just didn't gel with the subject?  I feel that sometimes and I just don't know why.  Can't get excited about Harriers, for example, even though I've a few in the stash.  Conversely my last ever purchase from Modelzone was an Airfix MiG-29 and I can't wait to get started on that!

The more I think about it, you my well be right Dave,  Possibly explains why I've enjoyed some quite "difficult" builds, because I really wanted an example of the type in the collection ?

I have fond memories of the Airfix 190D and the Tamiya one is a lovely kit. Looking forward to the Airfix 190F. Real world Hungarian or Wif Romanian ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #469 on: October 14, 2013, 08:17:13 am »
Not a wif but I've been muttering about doing a couple of WWI guns for a friends 70th birthday present. So here they are, a 60pdr and a 15" howitzer. Kits are resin, 1/72 and were  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:




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« Reply #470 on: October 14, 2013, 08:41:43 am »
love the Focke Wulf torpedofighter  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #471 on: October 26, 2013, 05:43:55 am »
Well back from my travels and a little bit of work done.

I've completed my SIG builds for Telford just need to get a transport box big enough for one of them  :banghead: and then do some notes.

I'll be concentrating on finishing my build for the Biggles SIG between now and Telford. The Dweotine has had it's first coat of primer and a little sanding, so hopefully she will be ready for painting starting tomorrow. I forgot just how nice some of these Heller kits are. Some lovely detail and who gives a monkey's if it's raised - I for one don't.

I was intending on doing a full on French 4 colour camouflage scheme but really haven't got the time and anyway looking at Norwegian aircraft of the time they tended to be kept quite simple in terms of paint and markings. So she will be Aluminium undersides and plain green uppers, both from a spray can providing the wind that's forecast doesn't last all week. Markings again are quite minimalist so should get her done for Telford.

In between working on the 510 I'll be making some progress with the Spitfire XIV and the Black Hawk although I still can't make up my mind what the latter will be tasked for ?

Also put my toolmakers hat on and made a few sanding sticks. Wooden coffee stirrers from Costa's, double sided tape from Poundland and emery paper from Poundland. The Costa stirrers are nice and thin so you can cut the super stick double sided tape to fit and then push the emery on the other side. Make great sanding sticks for hard to get at places and are very, very cheap  ;D I did offer to buy a box of the Costa stirrers but the manageress in the branch I used asked me why I wanted them, smiled at the reply and gave me a box. :bow: The double sided tape comes together with the double sided sticky pads I've recommended before.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #472 on: October 28, 2013, 07:56:12 am »
Well the Dweotine has had her paintwork done. In the end the undersides are Halford's Aluminium from a spray can and the uppers are Lifecolor French Khaki which is on the very green fringe of khaki. Hopefully get her future'd tomorrow and might even get a start on the national markings. Glad I got those various coloured transfer stripes from Hannants a few years ago when they were on sale now  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #473 on: October 28, 2013, 10:09:00 am »

 The Costa stirrers are nice and thin so you can cut the super stick double sided tape to fit and then push the emery on the other side. Make great sanding sticks for hard to get at places and are very, very cheap  ;D I did offer to buy a box of the Costa stirrers but the manageress in the branch I used asked me why I wanted them, smiled at the reply and gave me a box.

Obviously disturbingly  attractive to the ladies,   one devastating smile  from brother Narses, and they are flocking to give away their stirring sticks!!
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #474 on: October 29, 2013, 07:49:25 am »

 The Costa stirrers are nice and thin so you can cut the super stick double sided tape to fit and then push the emery on the other side. Make great sanding sticks for hard to get at places and are very, very cheap  ;D I did offer to buy a box of the Costa stirrers but the manageress in the branch I used asked me why I wanted them, smiled at the reply and gave me a box.

Obviously disturbingly  attractive to the ladies,   one devastating smile  from brother Narses, and they are flocking to give away their stirring sticks!!

Oh I wish it was so  :rolleyes: The likely answer is that a) Being Polish she has a modeller in the family ? or b) I'm in there at least 4 times a week and I offered to buy rather then just nick a load  :o
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« Reply #475 on: October 29, 2013, 07:55:42 am »
I suspect it was more along the lines of, 'aw, poor old dear', 'get this pervert/nutter out of my shop' or 'another care in the community case'!   ;) ;)

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« Reply #476 on: October 29, 2013, 08:02:46 am »
If that wasn't true I could get quite upset  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #477 on: October 30, 2013, 08:34:00 am »
Right slight self inflicted delay on the Dweotine which will teach me to check my references rather then rely on an ever aging memory  :banghead:

I was sure the Norwegian national markings on the tail were horizontal bands, well they are not they are vertical ! So currently trying to cover the khaki with red. Up to the 3rd coat already, will probably need 3 or so more.

No problem though as once done it should be a relatively quick finish.....he says  :rolleyes:

I must admit I have a hankering for another Norwegian aircraft to follow this. There's something about the rather simple scheme that sits well with me and the Lifecolor Khaki looks a good fit for the Norwegian upper colour. So I'm thinking of another build for the new tool Airfix Hurricane when it's out  :thumbsup: Makes 5 I need now, but probably settle for 4 to start with
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« Reply #478 on: November 01, 2013, 08:08:21 am »
Slow progress on the Dweotine markings. I'm using a combination of Xtradecal and Microscale "decal" stripes of various widths. The Xtradecal stuff has performed very well, the Microscale not so well, particularly in time taken to come away from the backing sheet. It might be that they are on the older side but they are proving a slight pain.

On another subject I was looking up details of the Baynes Helijet on line and when I entered that into Google the second link was my build on here ! I feel really sorry for future generations of kids doing historical research fro school projects  :rolleyes: :banghead:
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« Reply #479 on: November 04, 2013, 06:41:45 am »
Right that's me finished for Telford  :thumbsup: 2 kits for the Wif stand and my Biggles SIG Dweotine is now finished. Traveling by train 3 kits is about it, and even they have to be single engined without long wings !

Needless to say given my recent travails with Humbrol spray varnish I didn't trust it and used good old Windsor & Newton applied with a hairy stick  :rolleyes:

Enjoyed the Dweotine, just shows the fun that can be had with some of these old kits  :thumbsup:
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