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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #555 on: January 29, 2014, 07:33:21 am »
Transparency's added to the Hurricane and Rabe.

I was very pleasantly surprised how good a fit those on the old Heller kit were, chunky but great fit  :thumbsup: Hurricane as to be expected went on with no fuss.

Put a tiny bit of filler on the Fw. Just a little Perfect Putty and a bit of spit was all it needed  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #556 on: January 29, 2014, 01:35:51 pm »
The new Hurricane is due in here next week, as well as the GR.3. Yeehaa !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #557 on: January 30, 2014, 07:10:42 am »
Slowly getting the final bits and bobs done on the Hurricane and Rabe. Biggest task is the canopy framing.

Fw 190 is all together and masked. Now awaiting a slightly better day so I can prime her.

Started on my Anthony P Memorial build. Hasegawa Yak 3. This would be an ideal candidate for a 24 hour build. Very simple kit but nice and fits well. It's only the fact that I'm using White Ensign enamels on her that will slow the job down a touch. I've had this in the stash for a very long time and probably got her for a few 's. Nowadays the combo - 2 kits - retails for almost 30, although Hannant's currently have it at a 1/3rd off.  I still shake my head every time I see these prices for re-boxed toolings that are 30 or so years old and whilst very good at the time come no where near the new Airfix stuff.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #558 on: January 30, 2014, 07:12:02 am »
The new Hurricane is due in here next week, as well as the GR.3. Yeehaa !

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Can recommend the Hurri Capt. Note however that it is the early fabric wing version. If you want a BoB option should be out in the UK soon I'm told
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #559 on: January 31, 2014, 07:17:25 am »
Got out on the balcony before the wind and rain picked up (and yes the crowd was still there  ;D). So the Fw is now primed.

Yak 3 is assembled, went together without a hitch, so painting can start this weekend. However the 6 Nations starts so I'll be watching a fair bit of TV
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #560 on: February 01, 2014, 06:09:02 am »
Canopy framing started on the Hurricane and Rabe, probably need 3 sessions to get it done.

Yellow applied to various areas of the Fw for ID purposes. Probably all I'll get done this weekend.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #561 on: February 03, 2014, 07:32:55 am »
Another session of canopy framing - it will take 3. Little bit complicated with my dodgy eye, but I'm getting there.

Fw 190 has had her yellow areas given a second coat and that's now done. So mask up tomorrow and start on the main scheme.

Yak has been primed. Little bit of psr needed.

Busy week on the social front so won't be a spectacular amount of progress
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #562 on: February 06, 2014, 06:34:50 am »
Right framing on the Hurricane is done and so I'm on the final lap. Just a couple of bits and bobs.

Thought framing on the Rabe was done and then I remembered the gondola  :banghead: But she's getting there and may well make Huddersfield. Must admit my gammy eye has given me a problem whilst doing the framing. It's been a tad difficult to judge distances, some of the close range work is quite awkward.

Yak has been reprimed and I can start her colour scheme now, will take a while as I'm using White Ensign enamels.

Fw 190 has had her underside painted.

Hope fully more progress and perhaps a finish or two over the weekend.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #563 on: February 09, 2014, 07:49:57 am »
Had the topping out ceremony today for the Hurricane and the Rabe (Karas). Both were finished up yesterday and had their propellers added today which is always the final piece I add, whence the topping out ceremony. Pleased with the pair of them and indeed the Rabe may well come to Huddersfield. Photo's in the next couple of days. When I build jets I struggle with this final phase as I feel quite chuffed when the props go on  ;D and there's no equivalent with jets ?

Yak has had her undersides finished and masked. I find White Ensign the best of the enamels and it has the strange property of appearing to go on very "watery" but when dry the paint has a lot more colour then you thought it would have had. Whence 2 coats rather then three. Strange ?

The Fw 190 has had both upper works camo colours painted but I think they will both need a further coat/touch up.

Started on my next project which has been on the to do list for ages. BPF Tigercat. I've got the Revell kit which I assume is a re-boxing of the old Monogram kit ? Very simple ,no cockpit at all, just a pilot figure and the wheel bay doors are moulded to the nacelles. However fit looks very good as one would expect from a Monogram kit. I will add a basic cockpit but that is it.

I assume she will need a fair bit of nose weight ? anyone know for sure ?

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #564 on: February 09, 2014, 08:04:33 am »
Chris, the Tigercat needs an absolute bucket load of nose weight. Even the full size a/c was a bit of a tail sitter.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #565 on: February 09, 2014, 08:07:15 am »
I built an original Monogram Tigercat a zillion years ago and recall having to saw the cowlings off after I'd 'finished' it to add even more lead than I'd stiffed in that long narrow nose!  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #566 on: February 09, 2014, 08:39:24 am »
Cheers gents  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #567 on: February 11, 2014, 06:10:23 am »
Fw 190 has had her main colours finished, need to get the masking off now to check and start the finishing process - which takes as long as the main construction stage  :blink:

Yak has had the first of her upper colours put on.

Tigercat has had a basic cockpit constructed - floor, seat, instrument panel and stick. She is currently sitting there drying out with many parts filled with lead shot and white glue.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #568 on: February 11, 2014, 07:02:46 am »
Here's the link to the "Rabe" build http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38443.0.html

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Plus a couple of shots of the finished Hurricane



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« Reply #569 on: February 11, 2014, 07:03:18 am »
Think I need to clean my camera lens  :banghead:
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