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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2013, 02:22:57 pm »
Managed to get some model making done during the week, but not really as much as I would have liked to have done. Did some work on a Soviet fighter cockpit, have to think of a suitable back-story for it though. I have also painted the outside of several aircraft for my "Four for Telford" build with black paint. This is not an undercoat, its to help find any more work that may be required in the PSR department. When the paint is dry I will use a reasonably find sanding stick to remove the paint, any that is left needs to be covered in filler for the next round of PSR. Works far better than the Mk 1 eyeball especially as you advance in years.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2013, 02:52:50 pm »
I thought I would expand on what I wrote yesterday with a pictorial explanation of what I was doing.

First, as I said, you paint the area you are checking Black. This is a nice dark colour and shows up well with light coloured plastic.



I would suggest that with dark coloured plastics or Green or Red plastic that a contrasting colour is used instead of the black I am using here.

The result of a fairly quick sanding results in a very visual representation of where further PSR is required.



And the other side requires some more work as well.



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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2013, 02:37:55 pm »
Another week gone and still no massive steps forward. I am trying to make sure that I manage to get the finish right on the surface of both the BAC 1-11 and the BAE 146. Saying that, there is still a saddle tank to be made on the 146 so the smooth finish may end up out the proverbial window  :blink: I could though make the build of the development aircraft that didn't have the saddle tank and was not carrier capable which would get around having to do some of the work.

Ideas for other projects keep cropping up. Late 30's, early 40's bomber being one of them along with a comment made in another thread by someone about a T2V-1 which creates yet another build. The kit bash for the second one may have to involve a new step for me as I may have to scratch build the undercarriage, I hope not though.

Back with the BAC 1-11, the method of attaching the radome to the underside of the fuselage has been resolved as is the method of displaying the aircraft although the metal rod I am using may need to be replaced as I am not sure it will be up to the job.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2013, 02:24:20 pm »
Just a little more work done on the BAC 1-11. The upper fuselage joint has had filler applied and sanded back and now the underside has had the same treatment although there looks as if there is a greater problem there. Not to worry as I still have a lot of filler left in the tube  :rolleyes:

Both of the previous mentioned additional builds, the 30's - 40's bomber and the T2V-1 build, or rather a build incorporating parts from a T2V-1, both will make use of an old Airfix Lancaster in their construction and one of them will also incorporate parts from a Revell B-17 as well. Could answer a different thread as well  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2013, 12:20:55 pm »
Added a new item to my modelling bench yesterday.



I am now using an old cutlery tray to store my tools. It was getting to the point that I was starting to spend as much time looking for the right tools as I was modelling  :banghead:

The opportunity to use this cutlery tray came about because I bought some new cutlery which would not fit easily into the existing tray so a new tray was bought and rather than throwing out the old one it was relegated to being my modelling tool holder.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2013, 01:44:37 pm »
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2013, 12:47:29 am »
Looking at the picture again, maybe I should start a competition, "Guess how many unfinished projects are on the table" ?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2013, 07:20:51 am »
Looking at the picture again, maybe I should start a competition, "Guess how many unfinished projects are on the table" ?

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I was trying to figure that out and gave up  :blink:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2013, 07:22:58 am »
Looking at the picture again, maybe I should start a competition, "Guess how many unfinished projects are on the table" ?

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What table ? more like spot the table under the unfinished projects, materials and tools  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2013, 07:28:42 am »
Looking at the picture again, maybe I should start a competition, "Guess how many unfinished projects are on the table" ?

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What table ? more like spot the table under the unfinished projects, materials and tools  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2013, 11:22:22 am »
I just did a count up. Including the contents of boxes stacked up on each other as well as under boxes, behind boxes as well as all the other associated airframe parts strewn around, there are about fourteen twenty builds in some stage or other on that table as well as a large number of paints. I fully "intend" to have a clear up once I finish this batch of AEW aircraft. That alone should clear up a few square inches!  :blink:

One or two of the builds do not need much done such as my SR177 which needs the canopy fitted then it will only need painted etc. This one should not take much to do but its a vac-form and the first I have really had a go at so I don't want to mess it up   :-\

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2013, 10:46:29 am »
Sad to say that things are progressing as normal. Started putting the plastic together on a couple of kits over the last couple of days. The Airfix 1/72 Lightening F2A and the Trumpeter 1/72 Lightening F2. I have the AIRES correction set for the Trumpeter kit and I also have a white-metal radar cone which I can't remember where I got it from as they would be rather useful with the new Airfix kits as the breakdown is very similar for the radar in both kits.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2013, 12:56:47 pm »
That'd be an Aeroclub part I expect.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2013, 01:59:03 pm »
I see you are afflicted with the same problem I have. Between the boxes, paints, parts and tools I end up with about half a square foot to work in. At least I have finished a couple desk queens over the holidays.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2013, 02:11:46 pm »
That'd be an Aeroclub part I expect.

I'm not sure that it was them Kit which is why I asked here and I cant find any packaging from it to say either  

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