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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #630 on: April 13, 2014, 07:45:27 am »
Progress  ;D

The Spearfish has had her second session of psr, the first wasn't as bad as I thought, but still left a couple of awkward spots which needed redoing. There are some really difficult places to get to on this build so I may need to give her another go after this. Already made up a couple of special sanding sticks to get at the places.

Corsair just needed one spot sorting after first session of psr so she is almost ready for paint. I want to fit the undercarriage first then I can use a spray can of Sky and get it done in one hit.

Both the Hurricanes have had their undersides painted. One in Aluminium and the other in white/black - both of these are real world builds.

As a bonus whilst waiting for primer to dry and putty to set I started a Tamiya Shinden. What a delightfull kit  :wub: In the space of 3 hours (not lapsed but total time) or so she is all ready for priming. Typical Tamiya in that if something doesn't fit you know you've done something wrong. You can build the fuselage/wings and add the engine and cowling after priming or painting whichever takes your fancy so no masking of engine and exhausts etc  :thumbsup: She will be real world although I'll see what markings I have and may build her as part of my 1946 Pacific campaign.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #631 on: April 14, 2014, 07:33:50 am »
Looked at the Corsair and there's still a little problem and it's right on top of the cowling where it's out in plain view  :banghead: To be honest this problem is probably my technique, or lack of it, when it comes to psr. There are times when it would be really, really handy to have a local modelling club whereby you could not only discuss problems but demonstrate them and have the solution demonstrated back. I definitely am not to old to learn.

Masked the Hurricanes and that to was a pita. Don't know what it was, maybe my dodgy eye or maybe I just rushed it a little but it didn't go well at all and I don't normaly have problems with masking (other then canopies). Still got there in the end.

Re the eye. Got an appointment at the hospital in May but it's going to be slow going
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #632 on: April 18, 2014, 07:48:04 am »
Some progress.

The Hurricane's have now had their major paintwork completed and been de-masked. Awaiting a couple of coats of Future/Klear (I used LIfecolor) and then I can get the transfers on which to my mind is the phase that brings them to life.

Corsair has had it's nose sorted and is now ready for painting.

Spearfish just needs a little more work with a file to remove some epoxy glue at the wing joint then she can have one final brush with the filler and she to will be ready for paint.

Won't get much done this weekend as I've a busy Easter but after that I should make progress, but I've said that before and ...... :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #633 on: April 22, 2014, 07:11:26 am »
Got the majority of the transfers on both of the Hurricanes and that's it. Feel somewhat "turgid", don't know why but just a little jaded and flat. Hope to make some progress in the next couple of days however and then the MK show at the weekend.

After I get this group done I want to do some serious sorting out of things around the house. Call it Spring Cleaning or whatever but it has to be done.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #634 on: April 24, 2014, 07:23:36 am »
Some progress on all 5 current builds, slow but getting there.

Two different things which shows the seasons are changing happened in the model room today. First wasp of the season - soon sorted, and the Tamiya IJN Grey I was using was drying in-between the brush and the model  :banghead: Got it done though thanks to a lot of their own brand thinner
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #635 on: April 26, 2014, 05:58:00 am »
Slow progress on the modelling front but at least I'm moving forward on all the projects to hand. Hopefully get some real movement next week. Really do want to get the Hurricanes done as I have some projects on hold until I get these done and dusted.

However the Spring Clean has moved forward well. Got quite a bit of it done so at least I achieved something this week ;D Got quite a bit of space cleared to start filling up again  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #636 on: April 26, 2014, 07:57:02 am »
Looking forward to seeing those Hurricanes done Chris. One of my favourite aeroplanes.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #637 on: May 04, 2014, 07:58:27 am »
So what's happened this week ?

Well the Shinden and the pair of Hurricanes are almost there. Got the canopy framing done today so they can have their final bits and bobs tomorrow followed by the official anointing with the spinners/props and they are done. All 3 real world.

The Spearfish is making slow but steady progress. I think (hope) the last bit of the psr has been done so she can start being painted tomorrow. I'm going to have to carve out the exhaust outlets on this and replace as they are very poorly moulded in places. Fine rod to the rescue I think ?

The Super Corsair or Corsair Mk V has had her armament changed from 6 x 0.5" to 4 x 20mm and has had her wingtips removed. Most (all ?) FAA Corsairs had reduced wingtips so I've followed suit with the Mk V. She's also had her undersides painted. I've dug out and constructed her under wing load which will be some double tiered rockets and a couple of napalm tanks (ex Airfix Helldiver drop tanks)

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #638 on: May 05, 2014, 07:28:43 am »
Right Corsair V was masked this am and has had her first upper coat painted.

The 2 Hurricanes and Shinden are finished  :thumbsup: and as they are real world builds I'll just put their pics here.

All 3 were nice, enjoyable builds





And here's the 3 real world Hurricane I's from the Airfix kit. The wifs will start now

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #639 on: May 05, 2014, 08:29:38 am »
great work, love the hurricanes  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #640 on: May 05, 2014, 11:27:27 am »
Nice work, mon brave!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #641 on: May 05, 2014, 05:27:45 pm »
Great stuff. Nice work on the Hurricanes Chris ! Got a nice little collection going on there eh ?

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #642 on: May 06, 2014, 01:32:25 am »
Great job.

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« Reply #643 on: May 06, 2014, 07:15:20 am »
Great stuff. Nice work on the Hurricanes Chris ! Got a nice little collection going on there eh ?

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Yup. 3 of the Airfix new tool built (all real world) and now 5 to be built as Wifs, and yes I know which airforces are getting them.  ;D

I think I've built 6 Airfix Mk II's and 1 AZ Mk V all of which have been wiffed. So more Hurri's then Typhoons but not as many as my Spitfires.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #644 on: May 06, 2014, 05:03:04 pm »
I like it ! The Hurricane was my Grandfather's favourite aeroplane, so I always enjoy seeing them built.

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