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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #705 on: July 16, 2014, 06:56:39 am »
Short update......no progress at all.

Still feel very, very tired and my body just seems to want to lie there and doze even after the mildest exercise. Gradually getting better but what ever I've had has certainly knocked the stuffing out of me.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #706 on: July 25, 2014, 06:29:20 am »
At last, some progress.

Got some painting done on a Sea Fury (Trumpeter). She will be part of my alternate B.P.F. scenario circa 1946
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #707 on: July 27, 2014, 06:08:12 am »
Right a little more progress on the Trumpeter Sea Fury despite the heat making paint, especially the new Humbrol stuff, behave very strangely indeed.

The kit itself is a right peculiar one. Some lovely moulding and then some flash in strange places. The lower edge of the fuselage join for instance.. The fuselage itself is a poor fit and will need filler. Now this is a modern kit so not really on, indeed the Airfix Battle I built had a better fit in this area. Rear of the centre wing panel fit is also poor and will need plenty of sanding and some filler. And yes I tried sanding it thinner.

The spinner moulding looks as though it's been miscast and yet when you place it against the propeller/backplate assembly you realise it's a very clever piece of moulding and what looks like bad tooling is in fact a great fit !!! How many have "corrected" this area where the props come through and then gone b***er  :banghead: Be interesting to see how the wing fits in the down position as it's tooled to be shown folded as most Trumpeter naval aircraft are I think.

I have a couple more of these toolings but going by this one they will be staying in the stash for a while.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #708 on: July 27, 2014, 07:17:38 am »
My own feeling is that they've copied the Special Hobby kit, because there's a lot of similarities in the two.  For my money, the Special Hobby kit is superior, if only for the unfolded wings.  Fit's better too.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #709 on: July 28, 2014, 06:22:52 am »
I've got a couple of Special Hobby boxings Lee, I'll have a look.

Some progress on her though. Second coat of paint on the innards etc and some sub assemblies constructed. I do hate the way Trumpeter mould their British style R.P.s. Fixing the blasted tail fins is an absolute  :banghead:

Overall I just feel that the thing is over engineered and as such I'm not really enjoying it which is a shame as the Sea Fury is one of my all time favourite aircraft
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #710 on: July 28, 2014, 06:29:04 am »
My own feeling is that they've copied the Special Hobby kit, because there's a lot of similarities in the two. 

Had a look and some area's are very similar that's for sure. They both have oversize drop tanks that are identical. They both have the slightly odd (to my mind anyway) spinner/backplate combination albeit the SH spinner is resin. The wings are different and it's not just the wing fold. Some of the various bulges/panels are different shapes, in different places. More parts to the Trumpeter version that's for sure.

I may well build a SH one after this as a comparison

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #711 on: July 29, 2014, 10:00:05 am »
The Sea Fury drop tanks are likely the ferry tanks.  I've yet to see a photo of them actually carried.

Fits nice on the SH but the u/c is rather weak.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #712 on: July 30, 2014, 07:00:44 am »
The Sea Fury drop tanks are likely the ferry tanks.  I've yet to see a photo of them actually carried.


Thanks Lee, wondered what they were as I hadn't seen any that size. Going to replace them on my build anyway, I have some which are nearer the right size if not 100% accurate
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #713 on: July 30, 2014, 01:18:32 pm »
The tanks from either the Heller, Academy, CMR or Special Hobby Tempests are bang on.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #714 on: July 31, 2014, 06:05:23 am »
Cheers again Lee. Got loads of the Academy Tempest ones  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #715 on: July 31, 2014, 06:26:49 am »
Tour dr Pubs....I like it !

Thanks for all the info on the Sea Fury. Haven't seen the kit around here yet but now I do/ don't want to buy it !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #716 on: July 31, 2014, 06:41:21 am »
Tour dr Pubs....I like it !

Thanks for all the info on the Sea Fury. Haven't seen the kit around here yet but now I do/ don't want to buy it !



Wait until I finish her before finally deciding Capt. I have been critical but then it's a recent tool and the fit should be better IMHO. See how she goes
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« Reply #717 on: July 31, 2014, 03:39:12 pm »
Cap'n, go for the Special Hobby one - I *think* it's still available.  Better fit and you don't have the bother of the folded wing.  On the other hand, vacform canopy an no stores.
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« Reply #718 on: August 01, 2014, 06:08:20 am »
Cap'n, go for the Special Hobby one - I *think* it's still available.  Better fit and you don't have the bother of the folded wing.  On the other hand, vacform canopy an no stores.

That's undoubtedly the biggie. They are a P.I.A.  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #719 on: August 01, 2014, 06:17:34 am »
Well as mentioned elsewhere finally got a diagnosis from the doc after numerous tests. Turns out I've had a pretty nasty chest infection, far better now but have been put on a course of antibiotics which should finally clear it up.

However this is going to effect my modelling as apart from getting some light exercise - to the shops and back - I've been told to avoid dusty environments for a while among other things. When I mentioned the modelling to the Doc (and after I told her what it involved  :rolleyes:) I got a "NO". This was followed by a "Oh all right as long as it's in a well ventilated room and you avoid breathing dust and chemical fumes" (so the sad puppy face still works  ;D) Anyway she recommended a decent air filter mask, which I got this morning, and to only do a limited amount a day until I get the all clear.

For once I'm going to do what I was told so there will only be limited progress over the next couple of weeks. May even try to model on the balcony ?
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