48 hour group build thread

48 hour group build thread

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mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Thursday 28th February
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Right then, a quick build post for my Gnat. It was actually built over about 2/3 months and finished a few weeks back now. Each picture represents about 1-2 hours work over an evening.
The box and contents. Its a newer moulding than the one i made about 30 years ago.


Parts cleaned and rattle can primed.

Cockpit assembled

Closed up and tail painted. While gluing the nose wheel doors on it shifted and they set sunk in. I didn't fix it properly.

Wash attempt 1. I also tried over the yellow. That just made it look dirty but appears slightly more succesful on the underside

Yellow
And transfers with a matt varnish

Brush painted using humbrols finest enamels. Some of which did require breaking the surface of.

During the time i also completed my Short 827. About 5 years ago at the start of WW1/100yrs a group build was suggested. i think some one joked the target date for finish would be the end aniversary. I missed it by a few months. i redid the struts several times and the rigging. Never again. I have got some build photos, its a Kawya resin kit, though the struts are now wood with ez line rigging that sags in places. Anyway here they are with the previous group build Typhoon.

dr_gn

12,303 posts

125 months

Friday 1st March
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Very nice collection, could do with better pics though.

mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Friday 1st March
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dr_gn said:
Very nice collection, could do with better pics though.
I know...its taken me long enough to get them off my phone i didn't realise how bad they were until i got them up. My proper cameras dead or at least the shutters not releasing so thats about as good as they can be for the moment!

dr_gn

12,303 posts

125 months

Friday 5th April
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Got some paint on the AEC:


dr_gn

12,303 posts

125 months

Monday 15th April
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Got some paint on the Bedford QL, also added some mirrors to both vehicles, and scratch-built a pair of nozzles out of scrap brass tube and p/e:




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dr_gn

12,303 posts

125 months

Tuesday 16th April
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Last bit of scratchbuilding for this one is the starter handle, stowed on the near side mudguard:


dr_gn

12,303 posts

125 months

Saturday 4th May
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Refuelling set finished - not in 48 hours, and not OOB...



More images here:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...


robemcdonald

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4,154 posts

137 months

Thursday
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When I realised that my Lear jet wasn’t going to cut it for the civilian vehicles club competition. I decided another 48hour build was required. I dug this out of my stash and built it over three evenings only using rattle cans and brush paints. It definitely isn’t perfect, but managed to sneak into the top three (yes, there were more than three entries)
You don’t need a ton of equipment and an airbrush to get something that looks pretty good on the shelf.



Eric Mc

106,052 posts

206 months

Thursday
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I'm looking for something I can do quickly over the weekend. I may have found something smile

robemcdonald

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4,154 posts

137 months

Thursday
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Tamiya bike kits go together so well. I’d be cautious about some of the newer ones as they tend to have a lot of carbon fibre, but anything of this vintage is okay. (Cheaper too, I’ve seen this kit for £15 recently)

tight5

2,691 posts

100 months

Thursday
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robemcdonald said:
When I realised that my Lear jet wasn’t going to cut it for the civilian vehicles club competition. I decided another 48hour build was required. I dug this out of my stash and built it over three evenings only using rattle cans and brush paints. It definitely isn’t perfect, but managed to sneak into the top three (yes, there were more than three entries)
You don’t need a ton of equipment and an airbrush to get something that looks pretty good on the shelf.


I used to have one of those in that colour.
Nice job you've done.

robemcdonald

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4,154 posts

137 months

Thursday
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Thanks very much. As said it’s not perfect, but I’m pleased with it for three evenings work.
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