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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #900 on: November 16, 2017, 01:43:48 am »
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #901 on: November 16, 2017, 03:28:10 am »

The Italeri kit is ex-ESCI.


Any relation to the AMT Sparkvark kit?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #902 on: November 16, 2017, 03:59:54 pm »
The AMT kit may be a reboxed ESCI but then again, F111s aren't my bag.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #903 on: November 17, 2017, 02:18:54 pm »

The Italeri kit is ex-ESCI.


Any relation to the AMT Sparkvark kit?

No idea myself but I do know that the Monogram kit is not the ESCI one or vice a versa


I was trying to remember something that The Wooksta! said about the AZ Spiteful which reminded me that I had a Seafang, or rather parts of one dotted around the place with the wings to go with an Academy Mk XIV fuselage to produce one of the prototype aircraft which left the fuselage to use for something else such as the Mk 15 or 16 Spiteful. Not to waste anything, the spare Spiteful 14 fuselage could be married with what should be a spare set of late Spitfire wings to build a true what if rather than a Project cancelled aircraft. So that's another few builds probably added to the list of things to do  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #904 on: November 17, 2017, 03:26:38 pm »

The Italeri kit is ex-ESCI.


Any relation to the AMT Sparkvark kit?

Not according to the PAK-20 book Kit.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #905 on: November 17, 2017, 03:31:47 pm »
Not to waste anything, the spare Spiteful 14 fuselage could be married with what should be a spare set of late Spitfire wings to build a true what if rather than a Project cancelled aircraft.
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Done that myself, I had a thread on here but all my photos have disappeared in it so not a lot of point linking to it. But you could see it on the BTS forum under Seafire Mk.45 (Hybrid)

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2456.0
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #906 on: November 21, 2017, 10:37:32 pm »
Decided to bite the bullet as it were and book a hotel room for next years Telford. This time, rather than scampering back to Scotland right after the show, Susan and I will have a much more relaxing time by staying for the Sunday night then driving home duering the day time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #907 on: November 22, 2017, 12:01:17 am »
A wise move after a long weekend at the show a long drive home Sunday night can be rather draining, its only a couple of hours for me so its not too bad but I'm still relived to get home and wind it all down.

Where did you book for next year ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #908 on: November 22, 2017, 01:48:42 am »
I have booked into the Premier Inn, Southwater Square. Its just up the hill from the centre, only a few minutes walk away and a reasonable price.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #909 on: November 23, 2017, 12:23:06 am »
And plenty or eating places right on the doorstep we noticed  :thumbsup:.

It's good to get accommodation sorted so quickly as it makes the planning and preparation somewhat easier even if its nearly 12 months off. Now the focus can go onto the builds and the saving up, followed somewhat close to the event by a wish list of items your actually looking for.

Still a bit ironic that four of my builds would have been made a lot easier if Model Art had released his Sea King HAS1 decal set a couple of months earlier !! :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #910 on: November 23, 2017, 10:57:16 am »
I had thought of doing a build for the current Group Build, however with my propensity to not to finish much would I really want another fairly large model sitting around waiting for me to finish it some time this century  :banghead:

I could have said what others here say, that the model would have ended up on the "Shelf of Doom" or some such. However I have so many models crammed into this room that any shelf space has models in their boxes on them  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #911 on: November 23, 2017, 04:57:40 pm »
I had thought of doing a build for the current Group Build, however with my propensity to not to finish much would I really want another fairly large model sitting around waiting for me to finish it some time this century  :banghead:

I coould have said what others here say, that the model would have ended up on the "Shelf of Doom" or some such. However I have so many models crammed into this room that any shelf space has models in their boxes on them  ;D

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Make it.... fairly small instead?  :wacko: :angel: :angel: :angel: :police:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #912 on: December 01, 2017, 02:04:09 pm »
I have often wondered about the problem of pin hole bubbles in resin kits that others talk about yet I had never had many problems with these pesky things.
Today however that all changed  :banghead:
I have a kit, if you call three pieces a kit  :unsure:  that I have been trying to at times progress. So to that end I sprayed some Chaos Black onto the largest part of this kit which has several large flat surfaces. The result didn't look great  :-\  so I sanded back the one surface that had been giving me problems previously. Behold and low.... lots of little black dots all over the place  :banghead:
So what had looked like a nice smooth surface is currently rather lumpy due to a slathering of filler having been applied to it to cover the large number of little black holes. I'm tempted to say that now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Halls but I won't  ;D


On another note, haveing bought both of the VC.10 conversion sets from Colin at Telford, seeing a couple of Roden VC 10's on eBay for a very nice price I decided to buy one. It's the K4 version, I already have the K3 version so I can decide which one will get the chop depening on which I decide to keep as is.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #913 on: December 03, 2017, 03:13:22 pm »
I finally opened the Airfix HP Victor that I got from the Glasgow kit swap this evening. Quite a few of the parts were separate from the sprue and I am not sure that the decals were there. However I did find some extra parts. Some spares from the Matchbox Victor, namely the fuselage half's, the underwing tanks and the HDU's from under the wings along with a mix of decals from various Vulcan's. Not sure what I am going to do with the extra parts and the possible lack of decals is not a problem as there are alternatives available.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #914 on: December 04, 2017, 02:44:02 pm »
I am following a build on Britmodeller where the build is a Sea King HU.5 modified from the recent Airfix HAR.3. I have not exactly decided what I intend to build with my HAR.3 kit but thought I would look in my stash for a Revell Sea King to possibly provide the Radome for the spine. I didn't find the kit as I found a box with two Airfix Sea King AEW.Mk2/ASaC.Mk7's in it which one of the modellers got for me as they were on offer at a shop local to him. On looking through the box I found one of the larger radome's that I would require. I also looked at the sprue that had the filter box on it and compaired it against the filter box in the Airfix Sea King HC.4 box or the new HAR.3 box which has an identical filter. I found that the older kit has the better filter box!  :o

Now I am wondering if I should build one of the older filter boxes and have a go at casting the result, unless there are after market products available elsewhere.

Inspired by Dizzyfugu's Heinkel He 70 floatplane I came up with a different take on the He 111 as a tri-moter aircraft  :o

I am thinking of calling it the He 123 as there is a big gap in the type numbers after the He 111 as well as the number refering to the three engines which will all be radial engines, but we shall see where this goes.

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