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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:41 PM

Since last update, have worked on both ends of the fuselage and got her up on her legs somewhat.  I tell ya it was a bit tricky setting the main landing gear, as all three pieces had to be positioned before the glue set:



Wheels won't be added until after everything is painted up,  same with the rudder (taped for photo).

Tail assembly needed some reinforcement, as the fin was only held in place by a single point forward.  So added a 0.8mm brass rod, which also acts as the hinge attachment point for the rudder. Tail skid also fixed, just barely visible is the support rod made of brass.



1. - original rudder attachment has three thick hinges, these were trimmed off.   The added brass rod also makes this area more accurate detail wise.

2. - detail view.  Note the hinges were placed into notches sawed into the spine of  the rudder. 

3. - test fit of rudder.



At the forward end, latches made from sheet plastic.  A thin wire added around the circumference of the cowl as well as some further details on the underside - based on photos.

To facilitate the painting stage, decided to separate the cockpit decking into it's wood and metal sections.  Sawing exercise causes some plastic loss, so had to replace that with sheet plastic.

A side note, Eduard provides two styles of cockpit decking - the one above is the cut open style.  This was a field modification to facilitate access to the gun breeches.  I couldn't find any info as to when this was carried out on this particular airframe (or even as a general practice for the Camel units), but really not much choice in the matter when fitting the aftermarket machine guns.


regards,
Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:01 AM

Thanks Eric, i was checking out the kit and noticed the same markings, so guessed it was.

Again, thank you.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:03 AM

Some awasome work yet again Jack, love all that added detail.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:28 AM
All I can say is wow. Jack incredible work

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:41 AM

Yeah, that looks amazing Jack! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:56 PM

Niec work Jack, I'm learning as you go.

Cheers

Tony 

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:09 PM

Thank you Bish,  Tempestjohnny, Cliff, and Tony.

Hope I can starting painting this  soon.  Details on both main wings are almost done,  just have to add some wire loops to the four control horns.  Then sort out the struts by adding  some brass rod to the ends, and that should be it for the construction phase.


regards,
Jack

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:09 PM

TJ, nice work on your trio there. Good to see the Jaguar, don’t see enough of them around. And the classic wrap around scheme on the Harrier, nise one.
AA, the dio looks great, packing a lot into a small space. Good to see the Hurricane there, a bit underrated compared to the S######e. Nice detail on the kits and the figures too – and they are realistic, at least two have stopped for a chinwag…
Vale Enzo
Eric, that is quite a monster you have there, must take up a lot of real estate. I like the weary finish that Sunderlands were well known for, but the black basing must have taken for ever to do on that scale – hats off to you!
Jack, what can I say that hasn’t been said, great work and the way you presents it gives us a chance to learn, always great following your builds.
The lightning has had a respray – I went and bought fresh Gunze blue from the LHS and whacked that on. It has come up better colour wise I think.
The old:
The New:
Decal Time!

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:34 PM

LA, thank you, and I'd say you nailed the roundel colour this second time around.  What is the Gunze reference number for that particular blue?

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:04 PM

Thanks Jack,

It's Gunze's bog standard blue #5 in their aqueous range. I bought that and the standard tamiya blue #4, this was better.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:21 AM

Blimey LA, that makes a big difference. Very nice, that colour looks spot on.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:02 AM

Even nicer now that I have started putting decals on...

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:47 AM

LA: Yeah, looks pretty darn perfect! Looking forward to the photos with decals.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:20 PM

So this is how it looks with decals on:

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:32 PM

LA, that blue does look great and the decals really pop it all.

The metal finish look sure brings out the body details.

Jack, that is some very fine detail work. Yes

Checking in to see what you guys are up to from a quick break from the weather down here in sunny FL. Weather is significantly different than IN. You're all making me miss my workbench a little bit.

-Greg

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 1:49 AM

Now thats really shaeing up LA, looks great with the markings on.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 3:45 AM

Love that Lightning LA. I had a serious Lightning fixation years ago, and I think it's resurfacing. I bought the Trumpeter 1/32 F2A/F6 at a recent swap meet.

The blue is right, what did you do the NMF with ?

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 4:07 AM

taxtp

Love that Lightning LA. I had a serious Lightning fixation years ago, and I think it's resurfacing. I bought the Trumpeter 1/32 F2A/F6 at a recent swap meet.

The blue is right, what did you do the NMF with ?

Cheers

Tony

 

I bet thats will be an impressive site in 32nd scale.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 7:58 AM
Even the box art revs me up.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 9:13 AM

Just had a look and i can see what you mean.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, April 23, 2018 10:05 AM

LA, that is looking sharp with the decals on.

Hello Greg, thanks!

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 23, 2018 11:20 AM

LA: Looks great to me!!! 

 

Greg: Enjoy your vacation, the bench will be waiting when you get back. Have a drink with a little umbrella in it and some alligator wings for me!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Greg on Monday, April 23, 2018 8:13 PM

Gamera
Greg: Enjoy your vacation, the bench will be waiting when you get back. Have a drink with a little umbrella in it and some alligator wings for me!

Will do, Cliff. Thanks!

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:59 PM

Lost, your Lightning is looking very sharp! I really like that blue spine.

I added a few more PE pieces into the cockpit area of my Vampire: a brace for the armor plate at the rear and a gunsight for the front portion.

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:55 AM

That gun sight looks intricate, nicley done.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:51 AM

Bish

That gun sight looks intricate, nicley done.

 

Yeah, nice work on the gunsight there! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:10 PM

Hey!

I'm not sure how long this GB is going for and/or if it's too late to enter, but if I can I'll enter with Airfix's 1/72 Folland Gnat T.1. 

It'll give me a chance to try out a NMF for the 1st time :)

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:57 PM

Sorry Bryyn, this GB closed on the 1st April, we just have a few unfinished builds carrying on. But on Tues will start its follow up GB, aircraft of the Commonwelath which of course includes all things RAF.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/178423.aspx

Be happy to have you join in there.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:50 PM
Thanks, Bish, I'll take a look at the Commonwealth GB!

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:46 AM

Wow, stik, that gunsight would send me cross eyed!

So I put the wheels on the Lightning and was worried it could be an *** dragger:

But with everything installed up front it levels out well. So after a bit more work, the lightning is complete:

And I will take some good photos outside in natural light in the next couple of days for my closing post.

 

 

 

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