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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #210 on: December 12, 2014, 04:31:41 pm »
Yeap a new 1/72nd Supermarine Scimitar to the same standards as their Swift would be really nice, especially as the Xtrakit one is now OOP.

However i think i would prefer the British Phantom and a retooled Buccaneer for that great 70s combo for both the FAA & RAF
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #211 on: December 13, 2014, 02:59:44 am »
Yeap a new 1/72nd Supermarine Scimitar to the same standards as their Swift would be really nice, especially as the Xtrakit one is now OOP.

However i think i would prefer the British Phantom and a retooled Buccaneer for that great 70s combo for both the FAA & RAF

Oh I agree, however I was mainly grumbling about the kit I started recently and the lack of any decent replacement for it. There is a real one somewhere for Airfix to scan into their CAD machine isn't there?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #212 on: December 13, 2014, 03:20:42 am »
Yeap a new 1/72nd Supermarine Scimitar to the same standards as their Swift would be really nice, especially as the Xtrakit one is now OOP.

However i think i would prefer the British Phantom and a retooled Buccaneer for that great 70s combo for both the FAA & RAF

Oh I agree, however I was mainly grumbling about the kit I started recently and the lack of any decent replacement for it. There is a real one somewhere for Airfix to scan into their CAD machine isn't there?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #213 on: December 14, 2014, 04:42:09 am »
Xtrakit made a bit of a mistake, twice!

Just been putting the splitter plates onto the air intakes only to find that the chamfer on the upper and lower edges on them goes in the wrong direction  :banghead: for both sides   :banghead:  :blink:

I can't do much about it until the splitter plates have glued firmly to the intake trunking/cockpit walls so it will be later today that I fettle the plastic.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #214 on: December 14, 2014, 05:19:50 am »
Xtrakit made a bit of a mistake, twice!

Gosh, that's unusual........NOT!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #215 on: December 14, 2014, 07:15:46 am »
I think the Xtrakit kit was produced by Sword ? Going by the shiny plastic anyway and mine has a deep scratch all the way down one fuselage half  :-\
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #216 on: December 14, 2014, 07:37:07 am »
I think the Xtrakit kit was produced by Sword ? Going by the shiny plastic anyway and mine has a deep scratch all the way down one fuselage half  :-\

AFAIK most, if not all, of the Xtrakit kits were done by Sword.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #217 on: December 14, 2014, 10:50:28 am »
I think the Xtrakit kit was produced by Sword ? Going by the shiny plastic anyway and mine has a deep scratch all the way down one fuselage half  :-\

AFAIK most, if not all, of the Xtrakit kits were done by Sword.

Yes they were made by Sword, neither of mine has any moulding defect.

Well after looking at the air intakes I have decided to get hold of a set of blanking plates which is a bit of a cheat but far easier than messing around trying to get the air intakes right, same for the exhausts.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #218 on: December 28, 2014, 01:22:06 pm »
Had a nice quiet Christmas, didn't receive anything model related but I did buy a car on Christmas eve  ;D

Saw this on Facebook and thought I would share it https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B59hRTgCcAA3IlH.jpg:large

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #219 on: December 28, 2014, 03:26:18 pm »
Having ideas of using a hacksaw and some plastic card on a frogspawn Wyvern  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #220 on: January 02, 2015, 04:09:07 pm »
So the new year has started and model related I have built a new book case to help reorganise my book storage which in turn will allow me to store some of my planed builds or more likely some of my stash in a much more organised manner.

Definitely toying with two new build ideas, one I have mentioned before and that will be using the two Hobby Boss Bf110's I recently bought as well as a Sword T2V-1/T-1A and a lot of scratch building/modification. The second newish idea involves a Wyvern and a lot of plastic card for some new wings.

For the immediate future I still have several builds on the go which I should have finished for the end of the year, I will do my best to get them finished for the end of this year is not sooner which the possibility of them attending shows other than Perth and Glasgow now that I have a car so I can travel!

Another of my "to be finished this year" builds is my Lancaster Mk XL which has been languishing around since 2007 or there about.

Vac-form Canopies are something I am going to have to bite the bullet with this year as well. I have one that is all that is required for me to get to the painting stage of a build but it needs some internal support to make sure it goes in the right place, maybe a plastic card former for inside the rear of the cockpit just smaller that the fuselage with wire along the sides of the cockpit?

Anyway, Happy New year to all

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #221 on: January 20, 2015, 09:33:03 am »
Nothing done for the last couple of days and r/l has got in the way. There has been a problem with the car battery being drained due to a fault in a wiring loom that had the reversing lights on all the time though causing the drain.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #222 on: January 25, 2015, 07:53:02 am »
I think the carpet monster has migrated to my modelling bench as I was removing a wing fence/wing pylon combination from the tree/sprue to clean up and apply to to my Meng Fiat G.91 when I lost it :blink:
Now some may say I lost it years ago but this was a case of self distraction. I have no idea what happened to the part but one second I was taking care in its removal and the next it was no where to be seen and its not that it was propelled any distance to a far corner of the room or some similar place either, it just vanished  :blink:
I have scoured the carpet to see if it ended up there, rummaged through the detritus on the modelling mat all to no avail although I have ended up putting some of the detritus into the bin making sure that the missing part was not in my hand prior to throwing the waste away.
I baffled and p!$$úd off at how easy it was to lose the part which means that I can't continue with that build until I find the missing item  :banghead:  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #223 on: January 25, 2015, 08:41:58 am »
You'll find it six months from now after you have carved a new piece from a block of plastic. And it will be while you are looking for some other bit for a different project. Murphy rules....
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #224 on: January 25, 2015, 09:06:09 am »
You'll find it six months from now after you have carved a new piece from a block of plastic. And it will be while you are looking for some other bit for a different project. Murphy rules....

Oh I know, its the story or my life.  :banghead:

Had a bit of a tidy up and found a twist drill bit, I think its 0.5 mm and the upper wing surface from a Humbrol J21 that I lost  :blink: so that's been put into the box from which I robbed borrowed one from so I could progress with another build which stalled at the PSR stage.

Swings and roundabouts as they say

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