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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #916 on: February 12, 2015, 07:11:43 am »
Well the Hurricane and Defiant had an extra coat of paint on their topsides and then masking was removed. very little touching up to be done (leaves himself open to Rad  :rolleyes:) so they need to be "Futured/Kleared" and then transfers can go on. This won't get done until next week now though as it's Hudders at the weekend

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #917 on: February 12, 2015, 01:05:30 pm »
Sounds good. Looking forward to seeing them. Have a great weekend !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #918 on: February 18, 2015, 07:15:30 am »
No progress as such, only got back from Huddersfield Monday p.m. and yesterday was catching up with computer stuff including 4 days of site stuff, today was household essentials.

However I have decided what to do with the Bombay and Defiant bought at said Huddersfield show. Bombay will be the real one used for Medivac at D Day and the Defiant will be a Aden based coastal patrol aircraft circa 1943.

This means I need another Bombay and Defiant. Not sure with the Bombay but have thought of an emergency invasion scare beach bomber. The kit comes with the under fuselage bomb racks. (It amuses me that an aircraft named Bombay didn't have one - yes I know it was the city but it still amuses me  :rolleyes:) or perhaps a Malayan based one ? Another thing about the aircraft I didn't know. I'd assumed it entered service in the early/mid 30's but it came into service in Mach 1939 ?

The next Defiant will be a F.A.A. turret fighter. I even think I've worked out where the wingfold goes. Both of these will be ordered from the Big H at the weekend  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #919 on: February 19, 2015, 02:12:05 am »
I like touching up  ;)

Been playing with another A-10. Another snake head, but different, and the u/c is lowered as it's "at rest".
I like the idea of it as RAF Coastal Command "Short Sea Snake Mk.5a"..... :party: :party:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #920 on: February 19, 2015, 04:55:25 am »
Looking forward to the navalized Defiant. Great idea !

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #921 on: February 19, 2015, 06:35:54 am »
Right some progress.

The Defiant and Hurricane have been Kleared so transfers can start being applied over the weekend.

More progress on the various sub assemblies that go to make up the Invader. I could swear that the port and starboard halves were designed by different blokes. On one all the parts fit well - engines, nacelles, nacelles to wing etc, on the other it's a bit iffy. Not to bad but just strange. The interiors been fitted to one half so I can probably close her up over the weekend. Then see how much putty she will need and it will definitely need some.

I've also noticed that Superglue takes a lot longer to dry/set in this cold weather  :banghead:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #922 on: February 19, 2015, 08:50:15 am »
Breath on it....always works ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #923 on: February 20, 2015, 07:01:30 am »
Change of plan due to checking something !  :banghead:

It turns out my first Bombay will be a Wif after all. I'd have put money on the fact that the D Day medevac aircraft I'd seen an illustration of was a Bombay. Anyway checked it so I could see what markings I'd need and it turns out it was an HP Harrow. So much for memory ?  :rolleyes:

Anyway mine will still be a medevac one on D Day or just after. Standard markings with just the fuselage invasion stripes as that's all the Harrow had. It didn't even seem to have any red cross markings, although I may put a couple on the fuselage sides of mine.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #924 on: February 21, 2015, 05:55:16 am »
Progress with the Defiant and Hurricane.

Hurricane has had her transfers put on. Not a long job as she is Greek and they didn't seem to bother much in the way of markings once aircraft were camouflaged.

The Defiant is part way through the transfer process. A word of warning with the kits day fighter scheme. The fuselage roundels and code letters are in one piece. Now given the fact that they are also quite large the piece is probably a tad to long. On the first side one of the arms of the individual aircraft letter U broke as I applied the piece to the fuselage. Not a problem they are nicely manoeuvrable and it slid back into place perfectly. On the opposite side I cut the transfer into 2 parts and avoided the problem. Still a lot more to put on this one, including all those pesky stencils !

I've test fitted the Invader fuselage halves (I still have some internal work to do) and as expected the separate nose section is not the greatest of fits. I built two complete halves rather then add a complete nosecone latter. I know why they moulded it this way and I would of as well but it's still a bit of a pain. Anyway nothing a couple of swipes with a file won't fix. The other problem with the glass nose version is where to put the weight ? I've stuffed what I can in the engine nacelles, their method of construction sits this perfectly, but will it be enough ? We shall find out  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #925 on: February 21, 2015, 07:02:52 am »
Depleted Uranium fishweights...perfect for modelling and glow in the dark night fishing ;D.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #926 on: February 22, 2015, 01:30:20 am »
Transparent high density unobtanium nose glazing.
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« Reply #927 on: February 22, 2015, 07:01:59 am »
I'll look for those two items next time I'm in the Store...thanks lads  :bow: ;D ;D ;D

Right the Defiant has had all her transfers added and in a first for me I have used all the stencils ! This is the first time I've done that on any model with more then about 6 of the buggers, and yes they are all legible if you are silly enough to try and read them  :banghead: Just show's how much I'm enjoying this project and I've decided she's a very preaty aircraft san's turret  :wub:

The Invader has just about got to the stage where I can close the fuselage up. Just need to add the bomb load which is now painted. As said this goes together in a lot of sub-assemblies which will probably make the ensuing PSR (I've a feeling she'll need a fair bit) a bit easier.

The P-72 is now sitting on her wheels and has her drop tanks added. Want to finish the 3 current single engine jobs at the same time for easier photography (replace easy with lazy if you want  :rolleyes:) and then the Year of the Twin shall continue
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #928 on: February 22, 2015, 10:13:58 am »

The Invader has just about got to the stage where I can close the fuselage up. Just need to add the bomb load which is now painted. As said this goes together in a lot of sub-assemblies which will probably make the ensuing PSR (I've a feeling she'll need a fair bit) a bit easier.


hmm, I've missed the bits about the invader chris but which version are you doing so to speak? when I did my RAF Invader in MTO finish and glazed nose
finding space for all of the noseweight was a real challenge.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #929 on: February 23, 2015, 07:38:52 am »
It's the glass nosed version I'm building Howard. I may have enough weight in the nacelles (their method of construction is handy for putting some weight in), if not then she'll get a base.

Won't be much progress this week as I'm out and about a bit  :thumbsup:

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