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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2655 on: June 28, 2019, 03:25:49 am »
Privateer now has all wings and tails attached.

Did another coat of paint on the inner parts of the Bf 109 and then turned my attentions to the wings.  The extended wings of the H-0 kit are not as well moulded as the standard ones in the G-0 kit I have sourced the rest of the parts from.  They have some monster male ejector pin towers, some flash and the inside of the wheel well needed sanding to get closure.
I also couldn't live with the step down from the fuselage to the vee tail parts so I cut them off, inserted styrene sheet spacers and glued them back on again.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2656 on: June 29, 2019, 05:30:40 am »
Didn't work this Satyrday but spent all morning and a big chunk of the afternoon splitting logs for firewood.  Following that the weather turned horrible so rather than sit in the shed under the tin roof and fail to hear the radio I sat and watched a couple of episodes to The Vietnam War on Netflix.
While in the shed putting my work gloves and ear defenders away I did inspect the Bf 109 fuselage halves.  Putting in the spacers has done the trick and when i've trimmed and sanded all should be well.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2657 on: July 04, 2019, 02:19:31 am »
Progress on the Privateer.
After more sanding and fresh primer.
Privateer Express WIP 04-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2658 on: July 07, 2019, 02:27:46 am »
Sunday = no work = all day in the shed.

I got the Sea Witch mounted onto her plinth.
Sea Witch WIP 07-07-02019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

I finally found my masking mojo and taped up the ziking Ragnar.  Unfortunately in the process I pushed another window in.  There is no way to fix this so it isn't obvious so i'm going to plug it with solid sheet, paint it orange and callout an emergency exit.
ziking Ragnar WIP 07-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Privateer got more putty.

Bf 109H-v got its tails.
Bf 109H-v WIP 07-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Both the Engines - More or Less builds got work and I painted the wheels of the Sdfkz 222.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2659 on: July 07, 2019, 03:57:54 pm »
Most glorious!     Hell, I like the idea of the emergency exit and I think it will work out for the better in the end, although extra work.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2660 on: July 07, 2019, 08:31:50 pm »
Paint it green with an orange outline & it'd look better. ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2661 on: July 14, 2019, 06:26:34 pm »
Uncle duties this weekend.  But this still allows for me to sit at the kitchen bench and put on transfers (I just can't go and hide in the shed).
I removed the masking from ziking Ragnar.  The edges were a mess (Gunze acrylics really like the tape removed when they are freshly applied or else they flake) so I hid them with thin strips of self adhesive mylar.  This is actually Hasegawa carbon fibre effect film but as it's a very subtle pattern you can't see it unless you look really close.  It's perfect for this as it is very flexible and super sticky.
Transfers are home made.  I didn't even try to match the green figuring it would look worse if it was an almost match than if it was obviously different.
ziking Ragnar WIP 15-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
As you can see it is still a glider.  I wasn't going to paint anything else until I had managed to complete the fuselage paint as a) I had no idea what it was going to look like until I finished it and b) I wasn't confident it was going to turn out to be acceptable.  Now I can get on with all the other parts it still needs (which includes a anti glare panel).
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2662 on: July 15, 2019, 06:11:44 am »
Looking very neat mate
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2663 on: July 15, 2019, 06:20:21 am »
Thanks boss.

I started on the engines today.  They are mostly assembled and have the insides painted already.
I may have started on a Hasegawa Spitfire Mk1 because, well because I can't help myself. :-\

I have just been up to a meeting of the Australian Model Car Club.  My usual passenger, Terry, is away so I only had Hawkwind on the iPod and my own company.
This gave me time to ponder on important things like what happened to Jack Ruby?
I also decided on a scheme for the Privateer Express.  It's going to be civilian but in a recently demilitarised guise - ie with the markings painted over and the company name painted down the side.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2664 on: July 15, 2019, 09:07:30 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2665 on: July 15, 2019, 09:32:38 am »
That's great!!! I love how it's turning out. I'm going to have to steal this idea for my fighter-liner malarkey. The paint plan for the Privateer sounds very interesting as well, I like it.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2666 on: July 15, 2019, 11:12:16 am »
Wooooow that's looking GOOOOOD!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2667 on: July 16, 2019, 04:33:29 am »
Thanks folks.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2668 on: July 18, 2019, 03:34:19 am »
I post this photo for the edification of anyone intending to build a Hasegawa Spitfire Mk 1.
Spitfire Mk1 WIP 18-07-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

I have also been making progress with the Sdkfz 222.  For a Tamiya kit it exhibits some very un-Tamiyalike mould separation lines.  I know it's an older mould but they are usually better than this.  Standards seem to be slipping.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2669 on: July 18, 2019, 05:52:26 am »
Every time I see people with "proper" jigs I say to myself "you must stop using the box it came in as a jig, and make yourself a proper adjustable one". Do I ever get around to it ? Like ........

Mind you next time I visit up north I may sketch something adjustable out to my brother (the ex shipwright) and see what he can come up with. He'd like that  ;)
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