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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #390 on: July 15, 2015, 05:08:12 am »
Wow, that big set of AAR would be nice to see...you'd need a huge display area for those !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #391 on: July 15, 2015, 09:15:05 am »
I never knew Plava did a Tu-4 conversion set, I always thought it was the Meteor Productions /Cutting Edge kit or DMold-modelworks.com . Very rare as Meteor Products have ceased trading.

Funny thing is McColm, it was from something you said last year that put me onto the conversion sets, one for the engines and the other for the armament.

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You mean Olimp ?

Yes, Olimp. Sorry brain is not working 100% with this ear distracting me  :banghead:

Wow, that big set of AAR would be nice to see...you'd need a huge display area for those !

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I will indeed, when I build them. It's a theme that I have bought kits for, the KB-50J actually being part of my Vietnam theme as well

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #392 on: July 17, 2015, 03:28:13 pm »
Very little modelling done recently. I have done a little work to my Hawker Siddeley Typhoon T2 rather than to the Hawker Siddeley P.1121 which should be at the top of my build list. I am stalling as I am still worried about sanding way too much off the parts and as I am using a hand held sanding stick for most of the work I could easily be rather uneven when sanding back the excess plastic. Starting to think of separate some of the control surfaces, flaps and rudder was what I have though about but rather unsure about my ability to do the work.

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the two Supermarine Swifts that I have on pre-order from Airfix, one will be real world almost straight out of the box as I might do a serial number change, the second will be an F7 when I can afford to get hold of a Freightdog conversion set and Colin has some in stock. I am thinking of a third Swift or even a fourth, following on from Thorvic's build of a Royal Navy Swift I was thinking of a FRADU version and I have literally just thought of making another aircraft as a Drone in the Red and Yellow scheme used on the Meteors and Sea Vixens.

Good news on the job front. No I don't have a job but with one I applied for the company has short-listed me for an interview which means they like the look of my C.V. but I don't have a date for the interview yet but I should know early next week. It's a job I would be interested in getting even though it's not something I have done before so it will be a challenge as well as a change.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #393 on: July 18, 2015, 04:52:25 pm »
With vacforms, I tend to prime the parts whilst still attached to the plastic, then cut them out, with a 45 degree cut.  One the white plastic is sanded away, it's done.

Job's a job these days.  Easier to find one if you're in one and at least it keeps the fascists at the DSS off your case.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #394 on: July 19, 2015, 02:07:11 am »
With vacforms, I tend to prime the parts whilst still attached to the plastic, then cut them out, with a 45 degree cut.  One the white plastic is sanded away, it's done.

Job's a job these days.  Easier to find one if you're in one and at least it keeps the fascists at the DSS off your case.

Glad to know that I am not the only one to come up with the paint solution for vac-forms, doesn't help if the parts are not as good as we would like though.

Lee, Stirling is a reasonably smaller city so has far fewer people to deal with than some other places. So far apart from some idiot problems with the system not being as good as it could be, there has not been any problems.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #395 on: July 21, 2015, 06:45:42 am »
I'm probably going to end up making a rod for my own back. Having very silly ideas about cutting up an Airfix F-105F to make some thing rather different to the base kit. It will involve lots of scratch building and filler so I have no idea at the moment as to weather I will start this or not.

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Edit: Been looking at various things which would help convert the F-105F to a two seat P.1121 and realised that the tandem Hunter trainer cockpit might work for the cockpit area. However as I don't have one I can't tell if it would or not. Can anyone help out with this?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #396 on: July 23, 2015, 07:38:42 am »
Yesterday evening I though I would have a little look at my P.1121 just to see how things match up in one or two places. Next thing I know its almost 11:30pm and I have just spent an hour sanding the trailing edges of a wing and adjusting the opening for the wheel wells. I had also done some work on the cockpit resin part, it still doesn't fit as I write this but then I have done nothing since last night when I decided that sleep might be a good idea. I like/hate it when I get my modelling mojo after 10pm at night  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #397 on: July 23, 2015, 12:44:23 pm »
The original vacform bits never fitted either.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #398 on: July 23, 2015, 02:00:21 pm »
The original vacform bits never fitted either.

The good old, it fits where it touches method of working. I didn't really expect anything else Lee so I have not been disappointed.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #399 on: July 23, 2015, 04:38:55 pm »
LOL  I love it when the mood hits and you don't even know it ! I'm looking forward to another one of those nights..... :wub:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #400 on: July 25, 2015, 03:10:21 pm »
Just had a really silly idea.

A VW camper van painted as a Varicose Vain  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #401 on: July 26, 2015, 07:16:57 am »
What are you on ?  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #402 on: July 26, 2015, 07:25:38 am »
What are you on ?  ;D

I did say it was silly and it was late at night  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #403 on: July 27, 2015, 03:43:56 pm »
I am having thoughts of building an F-4L, should be simple enough depending on the date it's supposed to be modelled from which means it either will or will not have the ECM fitted to the air intakes, under the wings and to the fin top. Only thing that will give me some concern is modelling the under wing aerials. It will though depend as I said on the date and that would come from the decals I need, these would probably do nicely http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72160

Also thinking about an Indian Navy Gannet, AEW 3 of course.

What are you on ?  ;D
The other answer was 7.50 an hour  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #404 on: July 27, 2015, 07:40:35 pm »
Love the F-4 and the AEW Gannet so I say 'go!' on both !

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