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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #945 on: March 10, 2015, 08:26:16 am »
Yep, can't wait to see the Defiant especially Chris!  I've been fondling my two that I got from Huddersfield just last night.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #946 on: March 10, 2015, 12:31:09 pm »
Good luck with the eye.
A Pirate costume might become appropriate for you at our party. Aircav can dress as a parrot.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #947 on: March 11, 2015, 08:33:48 am »
A Pirate costume might become appropriate for you at our party. Aircav can dress as a parrot.


I was thinking the same thing only this morning  ;D Mind you I was considering coming as a pirate Donald Duck  :rolleyes:

Got the Hurri and Defiant varnished today. Bit breezy out there but ok. Should get the 3 single engine aircraft finished over the weekend. Hope so as I'm busy most days next week
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #948 on: March 13, 2015, 08:11:59 am »
Should get the 3 single engine aircraft finished over the weekend.

Best laid plans as they say  :banghead: Still progress on all 3 builds + the Invader.

I had a problem getting the Defiant's turret in place. Now I've not read or heard of anyone else having this problem so I must have misaligned something ? Nothing a sharp scalpel blade couldn't fix but I'd like to know what I did ?  :blink:

I'll build the next couple a slightly different way to try and find out what I did. I'll also put the landing lights in at an earlier stage as they are the only poor fitting part of the kit. Get them in place, sort them out and then mask and paint I think is the order of the day on these 2.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #949 on: March 14, 2015, 06:27:42 am »
Had a real dohhhhhh moment whilst fitting the P-72's guns this morning. One of the undercarriage doors broke off (problem with superglue and how brittle it can be sometimes) anyway not a problem I thought. So I got the superglue out and prepared to fix it, what should that take ? 10/15 secs ? Oh no. I lost the flipping door ! Looked all over for it, including the floor. Must have spent 10 mins or so and just as I was about to give up and think about breaking out the plastic card I discovered it attached to my wrist  :banghead: Somehow it had attached it'self and stayed there even though it wasn't stuck with glue. So now we have miscreant parts attaching themselves to various body parts to play hide and seek ? Thought the carpet monster was bad enough.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #950 on: March 14, 2015, 06:31:28 am »
The trouble with superglue is that it works MUCH better gluing almost anything to skin than it does gluing them to what they're meant to be stuck to!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #951 on: March 14, 2015, 06:34:11 am »
It wasn't glued Kit. I hadn't taken top off bottle ! It just attached it'self
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #952 on: March 14, 2015, 08:35:02 am »
You can't trust these landing gear doors further than you throw them...............  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #953 on: March 15, 2015, 08:10:16 am »
Well much to my surprise I completed the ceremony of the propellers this afternoon  :thumbsup:

All 3 single engine fighters are finished  ;D I'll get around to photographs latter in the week.

I'm happy about this as I won't get much chance at the bench this week - IT to sort, social life and hospital - so they wont be doing a Sword of D over me.

Once I get started again next week the Year of the Twin can really warm up. I'll continue with the Invader and make a start on the Bombay and Ca 313. Might get working on another Defiant as well, wif this time.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #954 on: March 16, 2015, 08:28:40 am »
While I was doing the canopy framing for my latest creations (which is the part of modelling I really don't get on with and my current eye problems just exasperate the problem  :banghead:) I thought back to the days when Hasegawa issued some kits with pre painted canopy framing. I've still got a couple of these and was thinking I'd quite happily pay a premium of a few 's on the asking price to see such an idea come back into vogue. Only problem is that most people wouldn't so I'll just have to grin and bear it I suppose.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #955 on: March 16, 2015, 09:09:03 am »
Pics of the latest 3.

More can be found here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40328.new.html#new



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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #956 on: March 17, 2015, 08:53:03 am »
Well the change over of my Broadband provider went very well, indeed took 5 mins to switch over. Now at the point of getting used to things, changing various details on loads of things and generally having an awful lot to gradually change over.

Lovely job  :banghead: Modelling should resume next week - hopefully
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #957 on: March 22, 2015, 08:06:43 am »
Well you don't expect to go to a West End musical and see something model related, but all I can say is that the production designer for Made in Dagenham must be a modeller ?

The scenes set in the factory have what appears to be giant sprues of a Mk II Cortina 1600e as their backdrop. There are at least 4 different sprues hanging from the "ceiling" with loads of parts for the car on them all with what look like very nice, thin sprue gates  ;D 1/1 scale of course. Couldn't take my eyes off them. If they were not inspired by a model kit then I don't know what did inspire them ?  :blink:

My lady friend couldn't get what I was going on about at half time in the bar until I showed her the Defiant I'd got at Southern and she went, "oh, I see what you mean. It is the same isn't it"
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #958 on: March 22, 2015, 08:07:51 am »
Very nice Chris. I'm sure I'll have more to say over on the 'real' threads.

Glad to here the switch went well. We upgraded ours last month and am more than happy to say the least. I download alotof bike racing, and a 1 gig race downloads in about 40 seconds ! Pretty wild stuff.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #959 on: March 23, 2015, 08:16:56 am »
Back to the bench  :thumbsup:

Invader has had it's second session of psr started. Putty on and drying. The Caproni has had her interiors painted and some sub assemblies done. Most importantly I've sorted the bits and bobs out that I need for the changes I want to make. This will be quite major for me, nothing for a lot of members I know, but for someone who normally just changes the paint scheme quite a departure. decided that if I want to do my naval Defiant in the way I want to then I'd better start taking a few short flights from the comfort of base. We shall see, proof of the pudding and that.

I also moved the Bombay and Do 17 from their respective storage areas to the workbench environs
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