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dr_gn

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10,875 posts

100 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Here's mine. Won't get around to starting it until probably next week, but I have dug out my old RAF tractor and bomb trailer, and a aux. power trolley. I'll try to make a simple diorama out of these things assuming I can refurbish them nicely:





Mine will be out of box apart from the following (all being well!):

Scratchbuilt flaps.
Drooped elevators.
Rudder moved.
Flatted tyres.
Perspex navigation lights.
Cockpit and wheel-well pipework added.

Using the kit decals (JF @ E).
Using airbrushed acrylics (Tamiya and/or Vallejo Air).

Not built a serious 1:72 kit for years, so I will also be borrowing one of these from work:





dr_gn

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10,875 posts

100 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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Wrong aircraft but you get the idea.

perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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No doc

right aircraft for one of us

But the idea is sound

smile

dr_gn

Original Poster:

10,875 posts

100 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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perdu said:
No doc

right aircraft for one of us

But the idea is sound

smile
You finally going for it then Perdu?

perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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dr_gn said:
perdu said:
No doc

right aircraft for one of us

But the idea is sound

smile
You finally going for it then Perdu?
yes
I have begun the research and deciding how it should differ from the original moulding stage

I'm about to reprofile the weird Frog wing section that has a trailing edge that looks almost as thick as the leading edge, relatively, then rescribe a few panel lines.

A few minutes with a decent small French file and a number 1 Swanny should suffice.

Then the wheel bay section to be extracted and a new inner built deep eneough to fit real wheels into.

Should take me 'til Sattiday-ish!


bill
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dr_gn

Original Poster:

10,875 posts

100 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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perdu said:
dr_gn said:
perdu said:
No doc

right aircraft for one of us

But the idea is sound

smile
You finally going for it then Perdu?
yes
I have begun the research and deciding how it should differ from the original moulding stage

I'm about to reprofile the weird Frog wing section that has a trailing edge that looks almost as thick as the leading edge, relatively, then rescribe a few panel lines.

A few minutes with a decent small French file and a number 1 Swanny should suffice.

Then the wheel bay section to be extracted and a new inner built deep eneough to fit real wheels into.

Should take me 'til Sattiday-ish!


bill
Great! Looking forward to progress pics.

I'm just about to order a consignment of lead wire and brass tube etc. for the SE5a. I'm going to add some of the thin stuff to the cockpit and wheel well areas of the Tempest. If you've not tried it, it is excellent for pipes and wires becasue it has virtually no spring to it.

perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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Neither I nor the camera are very/any wink good at this sort of thing but VOILA

the first plastic has been worked

I didn't cut my hand open with the No2 blade (yet)

And the earth still rotates around a type G star

(I expect they have reclassified the star types since I were a lad, but you know what I mean...)

I won't hijackj this thread any more G, I'll do one of my own as I go along

It will not be comprehensive like yours though

I have

no journalistic ability
no decent photography skillset
no sense of urgency

but I am into it again, wonder what SWWSWTBO* will think? smile






she who wishes she was to be obeyed

dr_gn

Original Poster:

10,875 posts

100 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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perdu said:


Neither I nor the camera are very/any wink good at this sort of thing but VOILA

the first plastic has been worked

I didn't cut my hand open with the No2 blade (yet)

And the earth still rotates around a type G star

(I expect they have reclassified the star types since I were a lad, but you know what I mean...)

I won't hijackj this thread any more G, I'll do one of my own as I go along

It will not be comprehensive like yours though

I have

no journalistic ability
no decent photography skillset
no sense of urgency

but I am into it again, wonder what SWWSWTBO* will think? smile






she who wishes she was to be obeyed
Excellent!

I can imagine you taking great pleasure in slicing those gun barrels off and replacing them with brass tube coiled with wire for the recoil springs...

Eric Mc

93,153 posts

181 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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Well done perdu.

dr_gn

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10,875 posts

100 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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perdu said:
but I am into it again, wonder what SWWSWTBO* will think? smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfzZ4znHE1A&feature=related

perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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rofl

we must see wink

72twink

892 posts

158 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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Not wanting to hijack a thread either but is a Tiffy eligible? When I saw it was Tempests I thought to myself that if only if it'd been Typhoons I'd have been in ........

dr_gn

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Friday 14th January 2011
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72twink said:
Not wanting to hijack a thread either but is a Tiffy eligible? When I saw it was Tempests I thought to myself that if only if it'd been Typhoons I'd have been in ........
I've been trying to get Perdu back into modelling for the past 2 years, so anything is eligible for him as far as I'm concerned!

72twink

892 posts

158 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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Fair enough - I'll stick with my 1/48th 109 E7 Trop ....... I wonder who's recent build influenced that then?

dr_gn

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10,875 posts

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Friday 14th January 2011
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72twink said:
Fair enough - I'll stick with my 1/48th 109 E7 Trop ....... I wonder who's recent build influenced that then?
As far as I'm concerned build your Typhoon by all means...it's a very similar looking aircraft to the Tempest, and I'm sure any techniques used would be just as valid.

Eric Mc

93,153 posts

181 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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I'm all for people building what they want but for the purpose of this GB we should stick to what's been agreed i.e Tempests.

Otherwise, I'll enter my recent Typhoon smile

perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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I'd put my oar in here again

If I can source a Tempest locally* I may have a knock as there's quite a time to go yet but I really wouldn't try to hi-jack this brilliant idea and take it away from its set boundaries.

*(local model shop doesn't have one... It does have an Airfix Shagbat Mk 2 though, clockwork's slowly clicking and humming intensely but I thnk I want the Revell one for my all folded baby)

I will make a short "as I go" item on the Tiffie though just as practise

dr_gn

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10,875 posts

100 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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Might as well post a couple of pics on day 1...even though I've not done much:



Must admit I'm surprised the fit of the wings isn't better, both roots-fuselage and there are also very small raised lines on the inside on the ailerons which prevent the wing halves from fitting together (leaves a noticable gap on the trailing egdes):



Easily cured though.


perdu

4,687 posts

115 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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I see you have begun your Shagbat dio then, too.

smile




dr_gn

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10,875 posts

100 months

Saturday 15th January 2011
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perdu said:
I see you have begun your Shagbat dio then, too.

smile
Yup!