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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #480 on: September 30, 2015, 04:21:07 am »
Getting on with odds and ends, the G.91 has had the last colour of its camouflage painted so later the masking tape will come off ready for touch-ups to be performed. More filler and sanding expected on the P1121 and the C-18 and more painting to be done on my current Phantom builds. Also thinking about a P.1101 build but realising that I don't have a modern Revell Hunter to use but I should be able to use a Matchbox kit instead.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #481 on: September 30, 2015, 02:12:13 pm »
Starting to think of what I am going to do with all the kits I already have with new versions of aircraft coming out.

Ideas I am thinking about include
Whitley in Sand and Brown camouflage for the Desert Air Force
F-107 in French markings
He 111 with radial engines from a Ju88 which frees up the engines from the He 111 for something else.
Could confuse the JMN's by adding a mid upper turret to a Mk3 Shackleton and put in is South African markings.

Suppose I should start on my BoB GB entry as well. As I am doing a fair amount of painting the internals can easily be done without getting in the way of anything else. It will simply mean that it's one of six active or semi active builds at the moment  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #482 on: October 04, 2015, 06:10:41 am »
Yikes!!!!

Just realised that the Glasgow show is on the 17th so I have just under two weeks to get several model finished especially the P.1121!!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #483 on: October 04, 2015, 08:12:00 am »
Quit screwing around and get back to work lol. I was surprised myself that it's October and September is gone...wow time flies.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #484 on: October 05, 2015, 08:00:32 am »
So yesterday I decided to give my car a name. Only had the car since Christmas but I saw no reason to do so until the ideal name come to me.


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« Reply #485 on: October 05, 2015, 11:36:38 am »
Looks like it could go a country mile !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #486 on: October 09, 2015, 12:52:48 pm »
Nothing done today, been over at the girlfriends mum's doing shopping, defrosting the fridge and helping to sort out her out of date food.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #487 on: October 11, 2015, 12:15:45 pm »
I hate it when I miss place parts. Can't find the wheels for my G.91  :banghead:  Lots to do anyway and the G.91 is not a priority, it could though be finished at the same time as my other builds if I can find the wheels  :angry:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #488 on: October 12, 2015, 02:57:17 am »
Monday!! Have to finish my current builds by First thing Friday in time for the Glasgow show this Saturday!! Hope to add three finished builds to the display but will settle for one.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #489 on: October 13, 2015, 02:39:50 pm »
I am going to be tempting fate by saying this, but I think I may just manage to finish three builds for Glasgow this weekend  :o

The P.1121 has entered the paint shop and the process is proceeding smoothly so far. It's weapon is also proceeding well requiring only a dashed orange line around it to finish applying the markings and the tires need painted as well as they do for all three builds although all the hubs are painted.

The F-4L requires decalling and having its undercarriage applied then the tanks and pylons will need to be fitted and that will be finished.

The same applies to the F-4EM or it might be an F-4ME  :-\  Weapons will be added to this aircraft which require the correct markings applied and the fuses painted then they will be ready.

So on the whole things are looking good for three newly finished models for Glasgow. THe next big problem will be getting at least the P.1121 to Telford as I will not be going myself.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #490 on: October 13, 2015, 11:40:55 pm »
That quite a task to try and get three ready for Saturday, you sound like the Wooksta prior to Telford  ;D

The British Tooms should be good as Martin will probably have his selection with him and possibly a couple of mine so they should fit right in  :thumbsup:

Here's you trying to do three and I'm dawdling over fixing the various door onto the HS-681, true they are a little bigger and the overall model is quite large and cumbersome, but I really should pull my finger out.

On a plus point once these three are out of the way you can do the next builds at your leisure and  you do have a nice new Shackleton to get your teeth into  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #491 on: October 14, 2015, 01:31:10 am »
That quite a task to try and get three ready for Saturday, you sound like the Wooksta prior to Telford  ;D

The British Tooms should be good as Martin will probably have his selection with him and possibly a couple of mine so they should fit right in  :thumbsup:

Here's you trying to do three and I'm dawdling over fixing the various door onto the HS-681, true they are a little bigger and the overall model is quite large and cumbersome, but I really should pull my finger out.

On a plus point once these three are out of the way you can do the next builds at your leisure and  you do have a nice new Shackleton to get your teeth into  ;D

If I had not delayed myself by roughly three weeks, two directly due to taking part in an archaeological dig and the third from loosing my mojo from the dig, I would not be rushing and some of the errors that are in the builds would not be there  :banghead:

I still have a very long list of projects to work on prior to starting on the Shackleton, I am thinking of using the Aeroclub conversion set I have as a basis for making a Mk 1 out of a Mk 3. I am also thinking of something along the lines of a Lincoln/Shackleton hybrid for Bomber Command  :blink: but using parts from an old Airfix Lancaster for the undercarriage.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #492 on: October 14, 2015, 03:23:01 pm »
Spent several hours today looking through the magnifying lamp on my model bench painting detail onto some of the parts of the kits I am finishing for Glasgow this weekend. I have been so busy at times that I almost ran out of paintbrushes!



Most of the  ones I have been using are the red handled 5/0 brushes and the size 0 black handled Humbrol brushes which I only have so many of  :banghead:

Regardless progress has been made and glossing of the models has begun so decalling tomorrow   :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #493 on: October 15, 2015, 04:43:17 am »
Decalling is progressing well.  :thumbsup:

Lots of water and drying up pieces of paper all over the place. Trying to decide how far to go with the Phantoms stencils as they could really lift the model as it were.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #494 on: October 15, 2015, 05:34:03 am »
That`s one thing I need to try, new paint brushes. I`ve been using those Testor`s brushes my whole life and find it hard to change !

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