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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1200 on: September 23, 2015, 07:34:37 am »
Great stuff Chris, and funny story about the gear door coming home !

Interesting about the Shark floats as well, as I was going to dig that kit out and look at them. I know I have floats 'floating around' somewhere  :thumbsup:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1201 on: September 25, 2015, 06:08:38 am »
Morfields re the eye tomorrow (30 mins combined with nurse and doctor - probably- and 2/3 hours sitting around).

I did them a disservice. They got there act together and I arrived at 1:30 for a 2:00 appointment and was walking out at 2:15  :o :thumbsup:

No change with the eye, but that's better than it getting worse.

Cleared the bench when I got home, couldn't do any work with drops in the eyes  :blink:, so it's already for the BoB build start over the weekend
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« Reply #1202 on: September 25, 2015, 06:34:16 am »
That's good to hear Chris. Like you said, at least it's not getting worse ! And that the visit times were quick. I've been doing a lot of hospital visists myself these last few months, and have been very impressed with the service.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1203 on: September 29, 2015, 07:04:44 am »
I haven't forgotten these 3 builds it's just I'm trying the "one kit at a time technique" for the first time in years with the first of my BoB GB builds. Should get back to them next week, hopefully.

I'm enjoying the Fw 187 a lot and am toying with a second one. Make her a latter model, single seater with perhaps the engines from an Me 410 (I have an old Italeri one in the stash). She would then be the heavy day fighter/fighter bomber whilst the 110's would do the nightfighting role.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1204 on: October 03, 2015, 05:10:30 am »
Whilst waiting for some work on the Fw to dry I did some work on the Defiant (I know I said I wouldn't, but  :rolleyes:). Only masking the canopy and I hit a slight problem. I've got the Eduard mask, mainly for the turret, and when I tried to move a portion a tad it came away and took the Klear coat with it as a sheet the exact size of the pane being masked  :banghead: Obviously the canopy had a fair amount of mould release agent on it ? Can't say I can really remember this as a major problem before but I shall be washing canopies thoroughly in future if using pre cut masks
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1205 on: October 07, 2015, 06:09:09 am »
Still mainly concentrating on my BoB GB build but have got to the point when there's down time whilst waiting for paint to dry.

So managed to get the Defiant's glazing done and I've also started varnishing the Tempest, Defiant and Welkin. All 3 are on their finals so hopefully get them completed next week although I need to think about the next issue of the S.I.G. Newsletter as well so that may slow me down.

Had a bit of a problem with the Defiant. As many know I really do like Lifecolor paints and generally have no problem with them. However their Azure Blue is a bit of a puzzle  :blink: Goes on superbly as all their paints do and colour looks good. However give it a coat of Klear and you get purplish streaks ? I repainted the serious ones and got the same thing today with the matt varnish  :banghead: No where as serious as before but still annoying. I've had this before with Azure but no other colours. Not sure if it's the colour or this particular jar. I shall have a chat with their main retailer at Telford.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1206 on: October 07, 2015, 12:18:16 pm »
The one kit at a time routine is a tough row to hoe ! I don't think I could do it anymore...I know it would definitely help production tho. And thanks for the heads up re: masking the clear bits. I want to start airbrushing again and washing them before masking is duly noted.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1207 on: October 08, 2015, 07:26:13 am »
Major painting is finished on the Fw 187 so transfers beckon over the weekend.

On a completely different subject. I was watching the Bakeoff Final last night (along with 14m others) and got wondering about a "Modeloff" - well if a baking competition can be the UK's biggest tv programme of the year anything's possible  ;D - and thought the Mary Berry type judge is obviously Mike McEvoy but who could do the Paul Hollywood role ? Firm, fair and stern ?  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #1208 on: October 08, 2015, 07:34:56 am »
Good call ! When we were younger and living together my brother and I had a competition, using the 32nd scale Mosquito. He built his OOB while I went with a PR machine in invasion stripes. Our friends were the judges, and knew nowt about models, so declared it a draw. Mine was obviously better lol

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1209 on: October 08, 2015, 10:01:16 am »
and thought the Mary Berry type judge is obviously Mike McEvoy but who could do the Paul Hollywood role ? Firm, fair and stern ?  :rolleyes:

That'd be you or OGL.  ;D :lol:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1210 on: October 08, 2015, 12:14:40 pm »
Major painting is finished on the Fw 187 so transfers beckon over the weekend.

On a completely different subject. I was watching the Bakeoff Final last night (along with 14m others) and got wondering about a "Modeloff" - well if a baking competition can be the UK's biggest tv programme of the year anything's possible  ;D - and thought the Mary Berry type judge is obviously Mike McEvoy but who could do the Paul Hollywood role ? Firm, fair and stern ?  :rolleyes:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1211 on: October 09, 2015, 06:17:47 am »
Major painting is finished on the Fw 187 so transfers beckon over the weekend.

On a completely different subject. I was watching the Bakeoff Final last night (along with 14m others) and got wondering about a "Modeloff" - well if a baking competition can be the UK's biggest tv programme of the year anything's possible  ;D - and thought the Mary Berry type judge is obviously Mike McEvoy but who could do the Paul Hollywood role ? Firm, fair and stern ?  :rolleyes:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1212 on: October 11, 2015, 07:17:37 am »
At that stage with all the current projects where you can spend a few hours working and don't seem to make much progress, even though you are. All 4 kits are now being left whilst their matt coat dries.

I got the new tool Airfix Wildcat out of it's box today so I could dip the canopies and fondle the plastic. Very, very nice, but the first thing that hit me was that I owe Holywood an apology ! I've always sat and watched John Wayne as a USN/USMC pilot sitting in his Wildcat/Hellcat cockpit whilst fighting the enemy and laughed at the amount of room he had. He could have had a 4 course dinner for 6 in there  ;D Well it almost was that big ! Room at least for a tete a tete with your beloved at least  :wub: I suppose it's because of the radial engine making the fuselage that much wider ? As a kid I was used to Spitfires and Hurricanes and the cockpits in comparison are tiny. By the way did the late, great Mr Wayne ever star as a USAAF pilot ? He was a Flying Tiger but strictly speaking they were mercenaries.

I also stated to muse on what I wanted at Telford this year, in about 4 weeks it will be over btw, and in all honesty there isn't that much in the way of kits. I'm sure the likes of AZ/RS/MPM/Special Hobby/Azure will have something to make me go "ooooooooh", but I think at the moment it's mainly tools and ancillaries I want.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1213 on: October 11, 2015, 07:33:08 am »
I've always sat and watched John Wayne as a USN/USMC pilot sitting in his Wildcat/Hellcat cockpit whilst fighting the enemy and laughed at the amount of room he had. He could have had a 4 course dinner for 6 in there  ;D Well it almost was that big !

I have always liked the story, that P-47 pilots were told, the best way to avoid enemy fire is undo your straps and run around the cockpit avoiding the bullets.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1214 on: October 11, 2015, 07:36:50 am »
how does the new Airfix Wildcat look?
ive been thinking of getting one for a project i have in mind.  :-\
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