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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2020, 05:16:22 am »

The very next article in the magazine was about the RW Swift FR5, and in all the pics of the aircraft not a single panel line could be seen! It made the review a total waste of magazine space.

Especially in 1/72 scale. I was once told, "stand 72 feet away from the real thing and what can you see ?"
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2020, 05:33:21 am »

The very next article in the magazine was about the RW Swift FR5, and in all the pics of the aircraft not a single panel line could be seen! It made the review a total waste of magazine space.

Especially in 1/72 scale. I was once told, "stand 72 feet away from the real thing and what can you see ?"

This is a reasonable, logical thought.  It's a variant of my little sister's idea that most pictures/models/crafts are "20 foot items".  If you don't look too closely you get the best view.
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2020, 05:37:10 am »

The very next article in the magazine was about the RW Swift FR5, and in all the pics of the aircraft not a single panel line could be seen! It made the review a total waste of magazine space.

Especially in 1/72 scale. I was once told, "stand 72 feet away from the real thing and what can you see ?"

This is a reasonable, logical thought.  It's a variant of my little sister's idea that most pictures/models/crafts are "20 foot items".  If you don't look too closely you get the best view.

If this is the little sister who terrorised who pupils, then I'm not going to argue  :angel: ;) ;D
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2020, 07:24:26 am »
Time for a little update ;D
Working away from home as usual for the two weeks in the month that i work.
its 10-12 hour night shifts and if we're honest modelling mojo isn't at its highest after a night shift.
I do however have a place (dining table) as its only me in the flat ;D as a workbench, so I thought I'd
introduce to you a couple of the long term denisins of this alternate work bench.

NH90 SAR.1 by , on Flickr

first up is the NH90 SAR.1
I thought that the RAF would appreciate it as a replacement for the retired Sea Kings.
why the NH90? well I like the look of it, and it only cost me Ä5,00 ;D
as you can see I've based the SAR.1 (I really need a name for it :rolleyes:) on the NFH version of the NH90.
I've added a Sea Kingish Radar dome (needs sanding to fit) and it will have some kind of low light search thingy mounted on the nose
and a Nite Sun search light as well. does a modern SAR Helicopter need/have anything else?
I suppose it will be Golden Yellow overall, although I have had thoughts about overall Matt Green with Golden Yellow Tail boom and nose.

The 2nd long term resident of the alternate workbench is a Beaufighter ECM.13

Beaufighter ECM. 13 by , on Flickr

As its ye olde Matchbox (Revell Re-pop) kit, I've spent hours detailing the cockpit and ECM operators area, most of which you can't see :rolleyes:
but strangely enough enjoyed imensly.
It will be carrying an external ECM pod containing early experimental jammers etc. You'll also have noticed I'm modifying the engines into experimental
reverse flow type hercules*, with smoother cowlings and a different exhaust and intake set up.
*as far as i know, this was an idea tried on the Centaurus, but not for the Hercules?
anyway will try and progress them this week, Mojo permitting ;D

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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2020, 07:27:16 am »

As its ye olde Matchbox (Revell Re-pop) kit, I've spent hours detailing the cockpit and ECM operators area, most of which you can't see :rolleyes:
but strangely enough enjoyed imensly.


It's surprising how often that happens.

Both looking very nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2020, 07:23:59 pm »
Right on!! Keep chugging. Agreed with the cockpit stuff.... sometimes thinking about it is worse than doing it but once ya have all your paints and supplies in one place and progress is going forward at a good pace it turns into a fun little obsession. 
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2020, 01:44:54 pm »
Blog report....
Not much done really since last time I was at home.
The AVMís Spitfire got itís final lick of PRU Electric Blue No.2 paint, just needs canopy masking/painting and the finer aerials/Pitot probe
Plus the inevitable touch ups. Then I can do the transfers :thumbsup:
Spitfire F.22 had a bit more done to it's camouflage, but still away from being finished.
Gave the Airfix phantom another looking at...
The Canopy fuselage join is just huge and no matter how I look at it, I can't ignore it so I'm going to have to fill sand and repaint.. :banghead:
The 1 Sqn Lightning is this () close to the finish line, I really ought to push it over...
But it needs a few ďtouch upsĒ and I need to clean up/dust off RAF Hiding-in-the-Hedges for the photo shoot.
Anyway big birthday tomorrow, so no updates for a while
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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2020, 08:33:35 am »
Been one of those sort of weeks...
Iíve run out of Matt black for propeller blades (actually I think itís in my other modeling bench at work)
Plenty of PSR on the Farley StarFilter and loads more to go....
Struggled to use the Eduard canopy masks on the Spitfire, gave up with the smaller pieces for the rear canopy just couldnít get them in the right place. Itís also quite warm here which kind of saps the Mojo. :-\

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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2020, 12:08:04 pm »
So Iíve been fondling the plastic (as you do) ;D of the newly acquired Revell VW T1 van,
With vague thoughts of doing a VW Supervan on it. Porsche flat 6 in the back and some
Original Fuchs wheels would look pretty neat me thinks. The trouble is the only 1/24 Fuchs
Wheels I could find on the internet have to cost Ä24 plus Postage, for which money I could just
Buy a Revell 911 kit and Nick the wheels, engine (not that youíd see much of it)  and possibly the
Steering wheel and seats.
Might have Just talked myself into another stash addition  :rolleyes:
Unless anyone knows of a cheaper source of a Fuchs wheel set?

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Re: TallEng's Modelling musing
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2020, 02:38:43 am »
Progress? What progress?,  :banghead: very little as it happens, hot weather, bicycle rides, walking the dogs and all the other normal stuff that happens, Got in the way a bit. Itís now time for my two weeks away at work so its all at a stand still on the modeling front.
However the Farley Starfilter is entering the final PPS and could be ready for paint in a couple of weeks, The Lightning FGA got a first  coat of Medium Sea Grey and i resurrected a project to turn a B737 into a rear engined canardy thing  :o ;D
Looks like im leaving it a bit late for the Prototypes GB, but i will try my best, mainly because its got a cracking backstory (I think)

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