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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2019, 03:49:16 am »
Oh yeah Fred, if there were any spiders in the packet the darn things have escaped into Gloucestershire now, so I'm going ARMED in future!  :o :o :o
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2019, 04:00:47 am »
 :angel:
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2019, 05:40:27 am »
Glad to be of service, Kit! :thumbsup:
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2019, 02:10:54 pm »
OK, I KNOW this is a Mach2 kit, but it's driving me NUTS! :banghead:

I've been working on the trailer/elevator thing and it has all sorts of railings around the front end plus some steps to get up there. A) the railings are SO thin they snap when I try to clean off the huge sprue gates that Mach2 use and B) each step of the stairs are separate pieces! So far I've lost a whole side worth of them so at best it'll end up with steps on only one side.

I looked and looked and couldn't find any clear stick on nails anywhere (I did get some VERY odd looks though, but met some very pretty girlies who tried to help me  ;D) so it looks like some cut and bent clear sheet will be needed for the under nose window.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2019, 02:56:52 pm »
Looking forward to  seeing this one when  finished  Kit, unless of course  you  decide to  give it  a premature  hi speed maiden  flight at a wall ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2019, 09:51:05 pm »

I looked and looked and couldn't find any clear stick on nails anywhere (I did get some VERY odd looks though, but met some very pretty girlies who tried to help me  ;D) so it looks like some cut and bent clear sheet will be needed for the under nose window.

I've just moved house and found one of those left behind by the previous tennant, I thought 'hey look at that, a canopy' swmbo then told me it's a fake nail, regardless it's now in my spare part's box.  ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2019, 09:58:18 pm »
I'm going to create a new category in the whiffies, or maybe, even seperate as its own thing perhaps? The HOG.  You get the HOG Award for taking on a pig of a kit; and we all thank you for Hopping On the Grenade.

Thanks again for hopping on this grenade for us!!
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2019, 03:10:09 am »

I looked and looked and couldn't find any clear stick on nails anywhere (I did get some VERY odd looks though, but met some very pretty girlies who tried to help me  ;D) so it looks like some cut and bent clear sheet will be needed for the under nose window.

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2019, 05:13:05 am »
OK, I KNOW this is a Mach2 kit, but it's driving me NUTS! :banghead:

I've been working on the trailer/elevator thing and it has all sorts of railings around the front end plus some steps to get up there. A) the railings are SO thin they snap when I try to clean off the huge sprue gates that Mach2 use and B) each step of the stairs are separate pieces! So far I've lost a whole side worth of them so at best it'll end up with steps on only one side.

I looked and looked and couldn't find any clear stick on nails anywhere (I did get some VERY odd looks though, but met some very pretty girlies who tried to help me  ;D) so it looks like some cut and bent clear sheet will be needed for the under nose window.

Amazon, Kit - has them by the long ton.

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2019, 05:33:17 am »

Amazon, Kit - has them by the long ton.

https://smile.amazon.com/TAROMAING-500pcs-Acrylic-Different-Artificial/dp/B077RVB7QX/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=clear+Acrylic+fingernails&qid=1572696924&sr=8-5


Now they look the BUSINESS! A whole collection of canopies even!

Sadly that vendor won't ship to the UK, but it's given me some pointers, thanks so much.  :thumbsup:

In the meanwhile I've done the Colibri's floor window with a cut and trimmed piece of Thermoglaze and it doesn't look too bad, plus it's on the bottom of the aeroplane anyway.............  ;)

Pics later today I expect.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2019, 08:45:40 am »
I've masked up the canopy, side windows and floor window (not many aircraft like THAT for sure!) and primed the Colibri.

Somehow I seem to have run out of Halfords grey primer (DISASTER :o) and the only primer I have is red, which I usually use for the underside of my model boats, so I pressed it into use on the Colibri. Before the colour coat there'll be a few PSR steps no doubt and by then I'll have re-stocked with the grey stuff.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2019, 10:03:44 am »
Here's the Colibri standing on its four (level.....) legs.
Belated congratulations! Impressive! :thumbsup:
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2019, 10:15:51 am »
Here's how far I've got so far. Sorry the red primer is almost the same shade as my duvet cover, think of it as a 'Stealth Colibri' at its present stage.  ;D

I gave up with the stupid Mach2 styrene railings for the erector/trailer so I made some up from brass wire and a fair amount of superglue. I've yet to try to do the stairways on either side, that's next I fear.

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2019, 02:00:38 pm »
Looks good from here! Good luck with the stairs.  :wacko:
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2019, 07:24:02 am »
Another small envelope arrived in the post today, absolutely STUFFED with Magic missiles!  :thumbsup:

Thanks very much Greg, they'll do a treat.

I'm now cutting zillions of launch rails from styrene sheet, and I'll see how many Magics are practical to attach to the wing, but I reckon eight should work quite well.  ;D

I better look for a much larger exhaust as I reckon that Atar will need an upgrade as  well.
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