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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #795 on: October 03, 2014, 07:25:01 am »
Thanks for the tips lads.

I use Citadel metallic for smaller jobs and as you say Mossie they work well. I wanted that slightly grey used aluminium look (which is oxidised Al) for this one which is why I used H56. It would be ok for small parts, I've used it, and the aerosol is fine for large areas. Should have looked at my Humbrol Metalcoats as I have both polished Al and Al in them  :banghead:
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« Reply #796 on: October 05, 2014, 07:12:28 am »
Not much done this weekend but the Blenheim now has her top sides painted. So can get her Futured tomorrow and then start getting the transfers on.
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« Reply #797 on: October 07, 2014, 06:56:13 am »
Well I've made a start on the Blenheim's canopy framing and then the Eduard masking set drops through the letter box ! That was always intended for the 2nd kit however.

So should get the markings on tomorrow or Thursday and then I can add the engines/nacelles as they are self contained models in their own right and just slip on. After that it's just the mid upper turret, smaller bits and bobs and then varnish which because I got in front of myself (I blame my cold) will be brushed  :banghead: So should be finished by the weekend.
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« Reply #798 on: October 08, 2014, 06:59:40 am »
Blenheim canopy and turret framing are done  :thumbsup:

A little while ago I mentioned the tray box I got in Clas Ohlson and said I'd post pics next time I had the camera out.

Well here it is plus a couple of more general shots of my work area. No comments about the wallpaper, they've been done before and besides I only decorate the main living quarters. Basically the living room, main bedroom and kitchen ; and then only when I feel like it  :rolleyes:



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #799 on: October 08, 2014, 07:54:27 am »
Good heavens Chris, that's an AMAZINGLY neat modelling bench!  :o

I'm most impressed.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #800 on: October 08, 2014, 07:59:50 am »
Astounding Chris, but how can you find anything in something so tidy?  :wacko:
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« Reply #801 on: October 08, 2014, 08:02:25 am »
I think that's because the Blenheim builds in such a way that you don't start anything else as you can just crack on with other sub assemblies whilst the rest is drying. I normally have 3 kits juggling for space on/around the bench. You can just make out the P-72 at the far left of the second photo which I started whilst paint was drying towards the end of the build process when the sub assemblies were done.
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« Reply #802 on: October 08, 2014, 08:03:00 am »
Astounding Chris, but how can you find anything in something so tidy?  :wacko:

That's what all the white labels are for Jim  ;D
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« Reply #803 on: October 08, 2014, 10:14:24 am »
My sons suggest that it is surely an indictable offence to be so well organised as a master whiffer!!

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« Reply #804 on: October 08, 2014, 10:23:15 am »
Gosh.
What pretty curtains. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #805 on: October 08, 2014, 11:15:49 am »
Nice and tidy! I need a desktop storage thing to keep my workbench clear.

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« Reply #806 on: October 08, 2014, 11:50:33 am »
Astounding Chris, but how can you find anything in something so tidy?  :wacko:

That's what all the white labels are for Jim  ;D

Aye Right!  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #807 on: October 10, 2014, 06:56:02 am »
Transfers are on the Blenheim and they are settling down under a coat of Klear. Not many of them so they took no time at all. Must admit the light grey wing walkway is taking some getting used to as you normally associate this type of thing with black or very dark grey.

Hopefully get her to the "just about finished" stage this weekend as there are a host of final bits to add and I'm not sure I'll get her varnished.
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« Reply #808 on: October 10, 2014, 11:59:12 am »
Crackin....looks far too complicated for me though.
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« Reply #809 on: October 11, 2014, 07:10:13 am »
Well the Blenheim is complete just needs to let the touch ups dry and then she can be varnished. Get that done tomorrow.

As said before she's a really nice build and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. There are a few miss-numbered parts on the instruction sheet but it's obvious what the correct part is. Mainly a case of right number, wrong sprue so not to confusing.

Lots of extra parts for the spares box  :thumbsup: Some are from the forthcoming Mk IV and others from the various options in the kit. Must admit I could not see why you get 2 sets of undercarriage doors until I twigged one set is for the undercarriage retracted build. As far as I can see the only difference is the location spot for the retracted struts, so well done Airfix. You also get 3 Lewis/Vickers K guns which has me slightly baffled. The Mk I has 1 gun, some Mk IV's had 2 in the turret and there's no difference between the mouldings. You also get what look like twin .303 Browning's and that rear firing one so as said the "guns" box in the spares box had a bumper feed. I suppose the forthcoming Mk IV will explain it all.

One of the unused options got me thinking. You get 2 racks and 8 20lb/28lb ? bombs for the under fuselage (a fit I've not seen before) so I'm thinking a Hurricane Mk I in desert colours with these under the wings  ;D :thumbsup:


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