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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #345 on: June 17, 2015, 03:18:21 pm »
The Hurricane is getting closer to being finished. Just a couple of parts to paint and stick on although the rudder will be the last item as the paint for that will take a little longer to get right.

With the kits I received from Airfix today I plan on making a Vampire NF10 conversion. I have an old Heller/Airfix Vampire FB5 which will donate parts as well as some parts from the Airmodel TSK kit. They will be modified and added to the Vampire T.11 for an easy and nice build.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #346 on: June 18, 2015, 06:17:03 am »
As for servicing markings I'd only add those that you see in photos, if any. I have never really wanted to add any to an airframe myself, but if I did it would be on a USAF F-4 and/ or an RCAF Sabre, both used for training and heavily stenciled.

The Vampire sounds nice, don't see too many of them on here !
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #347 on: June 20, 2015, 02:57:39 am »
As for servicing markings I'd only add those that you see in photos, if any. I have never really wanted to add any to an airframe myself, but if I did it would be on a USAF F-4 and/ or an RCAF Sabre, both used for training and heavily stenciled.

The Vampire sounds nice, don't see too many of them on here !


Vampire Night Fighters! Of course, they come out at night and shun the daylight but with this type you wont need Garlic or Holy Water to keep them at bay!

On a different note, I recently bought a modelling magazine, Model Aircraft published by SAM Publications, the edition I bought was Vol 14 Iss 06 June 2015. I know its easy to criticize by my goodness what a mess in at least one article!  Now I have not read all the magazine but I have found to inconsistencies and one very poorly written article  :banghead:

This will be the first time I have written a letter of complaint to this magazine as although the two articles I have read and have discrepancies they are not as bad as a third article that describes part of an aircraft and its actions as droops!  :blink: I am wondering if the modeller in question had his three year old son write that piece  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #348 on: June 20, 2015, 04:17:38 am »
that describes part of an aircraft and its actions as droops! 

Some airliners had leading edge camber increasing flaps which were called 'droops' originally. But as I doubt MA mag does articles on airliners I expect they'd screwed up as you suggested.  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #349 on: June 21, 2015, 03:12:02 am »
Slowly getting there with the Hurricane and BoB Spitfire. Touching up and odd detail paintwork being carried out as and when my mojo lets me. I keep looking at boxes of kits and thinking "should I start that?" but as I have several in my priority build list to get done first I keep managing to say no, though it is very tempting.

Ideas keep coming though. Currently I have three ideas using Defiant's as the basis with only one Defiant in stock but the ideas can wait for me to get the kits, old Defiant's probably as they should be cheap and will be cut up anyway  ;D

Things I should get on with next are:
  • Fairly Duster - GB
  • Phantom FGR2 (F-4ESpay)
  • G91R
  • P.1121
  • DC-10 family builds
And lots of others which would produce a list that's very long  :blink: but first things first

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #350 on: June 23, 2015, 12:08:25 pm »
Well one down and another one imminent. The BoB Spitfire has been posted in the completed builds thread and it looks as if people like it  :blink:

The Hurricane has all its decals on and is waiting for me to start dirtying it up as this was an operational aircraft unlike the Spitfire which was kept clean. So pictures will probably be posted tomorrow of the finished Hurricane  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #351 on: June 23, 2015, 02:07:35 pm »
The Carpet monster has struck and claimed one of the undercarriage covers from my Hurricane  :banghead:

I was sitting at my modelling desk wiping off excess black wash when I noticed that the undercarriage cover was missing from the Starboard side. I had to continue cleaning up the excess wash or the model would have been over weathered and since then I have not been able to find the darn thing on the floor at all, nor in any usual place that the aircraft has been parked this afternoon or evening. Only conclusion is that the carpet monster has been hungry  :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #352 on: June 23, 2015, 03:47:15 pm »
Simples! Go looking for something else and you'll find the lost part!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #353 on: June 24, 2015, 02:30:11 am »
It's amazing how difficult it is to find something when you know the build has never left a certain area of a room so the part should be in the same area  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #354 on: June 24, 2015, 02:36:02 am »
The ballistic properties of airborne styrene parts is a very un-explored science. No amount of computer power has been able to produce even the beginnings of any laws to predict the path of such objects, and NASA are pessimistic about corralling enough power this side of a Sixth Generation.  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #355 on: June 24, 2015, 04:05:41 am »
It's amazing how difficult it is to find something when you know the build has never left a certain area of a room so the part should be in the same area  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #356 on: June 24, 2015, 04:59:17 am »
After an extensive search and slight tidy up of its projected flight path across the modelling bench which included the tool tray (an old cutlery infill for a draw) I then started on removing boxes and other items from under the table only to find the missing part almost in plain site in the foot-well!
Its now on with a lot more Gator Grip so later this afternoon I will be able to matt down the airframe so its just about there  :thumbsup:

Now where is the Relief icon?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #357 on: June 24, 2015, 06:10:16 am »
It's amazing how difficult it is to find something when you know the build has never left a certain area of a room so the part should be in the same area  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #358 on: June 24, 2015, 06:20:00 am »
It's amazing how difficult it is to find something when you know the build has never left a certain area of a room so the part should be in the same area  :banghead:

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Oh, Yeah. Had this case with a Fw 190 wheel. Went off, I searched the whole room, several times, and eventually found it months later behind the sofa, several meters away!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #359 on: June 24, 2015, 06:30:52 am »
I must admit that I had checked for the possibility that I had walked away with the part on my footwear or clothing as that had happened to me before several years ago. The distance the model had moved is no more than 75cm from the centre of the cutting mat its sitting on at the moment. Anyway, the problem is resolved  :thumbsup:

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