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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #810 on: October 12, 2014, 05:37:06 am »
The bombs are probably for trainer options.  Or a possible Finnish boxing?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #811 on: October 12, 2014, 07:36:52 am »
The bombs are probably for trainer options.  Or a possible Finnish boxing?

I thought Finnish Lee. The kit instructions do show how to fit them as an option for this boxing though.

Anyway she is varnished so pics will be taken during the week sometime. I'm probably only 70% or so happy with her. Nothing to do with the kit as it's superb but I made a couple of silly errors, had a problem with paint which was down to me being lazy/in a rush and finally got in front of myself somewhat which meant I had to brush varnish her which never looks good when I do it. At the end of it all I still enjoyed the build which is what its all about  :thumbsup:

Anyway I'll remember what I screwed up when I build the next 2  ;D
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« Reply #812 on: October 12, 2014, 07:53:12 am »
That kit sounds awesome. I can't wait to see it here...who doesn't love to fill the spares box ? That's probably why I keep buying the new Typhoon and P-51 kits every time I see them.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #813 on: October 13, 2014, 06:46:52 am »
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #814 on: October 14, 2014, 02:03:53 am »
Nice. Very nice indeed. :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #815 on: October 14, 2014, 02:08:30 am »
Nice build Chris.  The roundels make it look quite different somehow.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #816 on: October 14, 2014, 07:39:17 am »
While working on my P72's prop/spinner assembly yesterday a memory from the past hit me.

Now I usually have trouble with yellow and red when it comes to brush painting and my prop tips can end up with a hefty coat of paint. The memory that hit me was from my old wargaming days when I used to use pink as an undercoat for yellow. At least I thought I'd remembered correctly. Anyway  quickly mixed up a quite stark pink (unlike Rad who probably has loads of different shades in his paint collection I have none  :rolleyes:) and applied it. Put the yellow on this morning and the memory came up with a good one  :thumbsup: Worked a treat and only needed one coat  ;D

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #817 on: October 14, 2014, 08:43:23 am »
True.
I have many shades of pink in the locker.... :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #818 on: October 16, 2014, 07:14:45 am »
Hurricane is assembled and has had a little PPP in some of the seams. A better modeller then me wouldn't have even needed that  :thumbsup: Get her spot primed next and then primed if she and the weather are ok.

This one is for Telford and will be Danish armed with 2 20mm cannon instead of the 20mm armed Fokker DXXI's they had. I've filled in the m.g. cartridge chutes and put plates over the m.g. tubes themselves. The cannon are from the Freightdog set for the RAF Hurricane that had them fitted experimentally and wonderfull castings they are to. Fit is immaculate  :bow: I'll use Colin's corrected wheels on a real world build. Must admit most of the time spent on this so far has been in detail painting the cockpit, which will all disappear once the canopy goes on.

The P.72 is together and will be primed at the same time as the Hurricane.

I'll probably start on something new at the weekend as these two will be at the - coat of paint ; leave to dry stage. I feel the need for a Welkin coming on. Either real world or S.E.A.C. to counter all those high flying Japanese recce types in 1946.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #819 on: October 16, 2014, 08:01:57 am »
Welkom sounds good ! Don't see a lot of those....

I use flat yellow as a primer then I can usually get away with one coat of gloss. Might try the pink act tho, see how that works !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #820 on: October 19, 2014, 06:49:55 am »
The Hurricane and P-72 have been primed and painting has started.

I've cleaned up the Welkin has hads it's parts cleaned up, which didn't take long, and been washed. I'll start assembly/painting some time during the week when a gap appears during Hurricane/P-72 paint work.

This twin engine thing is getting a little unsettling, been eyeing a couple of others in the stash
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #821 on: October 20, 2014, 03:25:52 am »
Impressive...... :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #822 on: October 20, 2014, 07:20:49 am »
In looking at the Danish Fokkers on the web the upper colours are described as green and light brown. So I decided to mix a suitable light brown colour from Dark earth and Middle Stone (more of the latter) and I got the shade I wanted but two coats latter it still looks streaky/blotchy  :banghead: Anyway looking through my paints I discovered a White Ensign Italian WII shade that is almost an exact match for the colour I mixed, so result  :thumbsup:

I just have to remember enamel over acrylic good or bad ? Think I'll overcoat with Future just to be on the safe side before using the White Ensign paint.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #823 on: October 21, 2014, 07:17:26 am »
They always say "it will look better in the morning" or my mum did anyway, and she was right this time.

The Hurricanes light brown colour didn't look quite so bad so I mixed up another small batch. Luckily I remembered the ratios (I use the dollop measuring method) and managed to replicate it. Anyway after a third light coat it looks quite nice  :thumbsup: So that's some time saved. She can have her Klear coats tomorrow and transfers over the weekend.

Slow progress continues on the P.72. She would have got her undersides sprayed today but it's blowing a gale out there so  didn't venture onto the balcony spray can in hand  :blink:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #824 on: October 21, 2014, 08:03:51 am »
Would that be a British Standard Dollop or a Metric Dollop?  ;D
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