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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2014, 02:13:33 am »
The part I am thinking of is the same as Aeroclub's 1/48 radar body but in 1/72. However in 1/72 Aeroclub have made a nose cone that includes the intake ring which would be a direct replacement for either the Frog, Revell or Hasegawa F6 nose ring and cone. I think it might have been Heritage or someone like that who made what I am looking for. Of course I am sure someone somewhere will come up with a new item seeing how the F2A is selling like hot cakes!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2014, 03:04:24 pm »
http://www.kitsforcash.com/ee-lightning-trumpeter-tail-correction-piece-plus-white-metal-bullet--intake-ring-175-p.asp

This set ?

I have the bullet as they call it although I thought it was available all by itself. If not it should be in my opinion.

Anyone into casting white metal?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2014, 01:08:10 am »
http://www.kitsforcash.com/ee-lightning-trumpeter-tail-correction-piece-plus-white-metal-bullet--intake-ring-175-p.asp

This set ?

I have the bullet as they call it although I thought it was available all by itself. If not it should be in my opinion.

Anyone into casting white metal?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2014, 02:34:08 pm »
Have been pottering around with an XtraKit DH Sea Vixen today and painting some parts of an Airfix 1/72 Lightening F2A. The Lightening will be real world while something else will happen to the Sea Vixen although not as drastic as what has partly happened to an old Novo Sea Vixen several years ago which I must dig out of the part build pile some time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2014, 02:42:44 pm »
I didn't do much today other than to make a few modifications to the Sea Vixen, I'm glad there are two armament options with the Lightening though as the spares will provide bits for the Sea Vixen.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2014, 12:13:16 pm »
The Sea Vixen and Lightening are pretty much on hold at the moment as I start to work on my entry for the Za Rodina Group build.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2014, 01:44:03 am »
Very small amount of work to report. Wing half's are glued together for the Za Rodina build as well as glueing some small pellet like weights in the nose.

Almost out of these small weights and need something to replace them. Liquid Gravity or something similar would be great but I have not been able to find anything on-line in the UK so far. Can anyone help!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2014, 06:04:10 am »
Here you are mate http://www.deluxematerials.com/aeroliquidgravity.html. Looks a bit pricey but that's the way of the world

Not used it myself as I have a fair few containers that the guy at Southern Expo used to sell
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2014, 12:15:46 pm »
Thank you NARSES2

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #70 on: February 04, 2014, 01:58:36 pm »
Since Sunday evening I have been suffering with what I thought was a tooth ache, turns out it was an abscess!. Not had a great time of things with this, it spoilt my enjoyment of the Seattle Sea hawks having a great win at the Super-Bowl then lack of sleep and various things like taking the cat to the vet before finding out late on Monday that I had an abscess.
Monday night was agony with a maximum of three or four hours sleep at any one time so I was not as work today. Feeling a bit better as the abscess appears to have moved, into my upper lip I think so no tooth pain but a general feeling of being unwell.
So basically no modelling done and not much of an attention span either so no catching up on my reading either!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2014, 01:43:32 pm »
Much better today!
Generally feeling better but still took the day off work due to a headache at 4am and not much sleep from then on. Not a huge amount of improvement throughout the day but did get some modelling done this afternoon with the cockpit and front fuselage glued together for the Za Rodina build. Still go to work on the back-story though. I have a rough idea but no facts to back it up! Lies are always best with sprinkled with some truth.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #72 on: February 05, 2014, 08:27:13 pm »
Nevermind your abcess....how'd the cat make out ?

Glad to hear the Za Rodina build is coming along. I still need to find mine.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2014, 10:21:12 am »
You better go to the dentist. Those kinds of infections can make you sick all over.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #74 on: February 06, 2014, 02:50:20 pm »
You better go to the dentist. Those kinds of infections can make you sick all over.

Oh yeah, missed out the little bit of information saying that I got a dental appointment Monday at 4:50pm and was prescribed antibiotics which appear to be working as I was working myself today.

The cat only went to the vet for a blood test, she is hyper-thyroidal so needs monitoring of her thyroid levels. She will be starting on a different kind of tablet on Saturday as her present medication is not having as much effect as expected.

Modelling wise the basic fuselage is together and the engine pipes are in place as well as the rear ECM dome. I am surprised at how fast this build is going, that's going to be famous last words of course!

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