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Royal Australian Air Force Centenary Group Build

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 6, 2021 9:30 AM

Looks like you've got things under control Piers, looks good!

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, August 7, 2021 8:09 AM

Got the top wing on the rightside, started off at the root and got it aligned, then started with the trailing edge.

As you can see taking time and doing plenty of dry fitting has given a mostly neat fit at the root

One done, one to go.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 8, 2021 12:10 AM

Good looking stuff guys.

I'll be starting the Sunderland soon. I'll be getting the Eduard exterior PE for it and am going to show it taking of in a seascape, just about to break the water.

The kit was a new mold in 2019 and new parts in 2020. It looks to be an excellent kit

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 8, 2021 3:26 AM

Oh wow - looking forward to that!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 8, 2021 8:55 AM

Finally able to get an update posted. I was able to get the missiles ready for painting. I am useing Plus Models resin set for this. I originally bought just one, i was planning to have missiles laid out on the ground ready for loading. then i saw some photo's of Mosquito's and beaufighters being loaded with the missles on Type C bomb trailers. I thought that would make a much better secene, but decided i needed another set of missiles, which arrived mid week. I'd already attached the resin mouthing plate to the kit, these are the missiels and rail ready for priming.

I got the aircraft primed and painted. This is my first time doinf invasion stripes. I had to tidy them up a little after spraying, but didn't worry about them being perfectly neat.

And then the DK decals.

The decals include 2 Australian flags to go one either side of the nose. But the photo's i have seen of this aircraft which show the right side there is clearly no flag. But pics of other aircraft show one of the left side. So either way, DK have got that wrong, and in light of having no pics of the left side of this aircraft, i decided to put the flag there.

Now for some light weathering.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 8, 2021 11:55 AM

Thanks John.

That looks fantastic Bish Surprise

Steve

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Posted by Patrick N on Sunday, August 8, 2021 1:14 PM

Whoa.  Apologies all, very strange year.  I did get around to some (I think reasonable) work on the Buffalo today but my publishing is fighting and this way lies madness.  Hope to reply soon!

 

Patrick

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 9, 2021 1:10 AM

Very nice Bish.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:17 PM

Oh that looks so good Bish! The invasion stripes look fine! And looking forward to seeing the trailers with the rockets on them! 

And I think I'm in the same boat Patrick, haven't gotten anything done in a week or so here. It's been so hot and humid that as soon as I get home from work I just turn on the A/C and collapse. 

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:07 AM

Bish, your 455 squadron Beau is looking very shmick. A very attractive finish. Your idea for the display sounds good too. And you're right not to worry about the stripes, by all accounts the standard varied a lot depending on the unit.

Steve, very cool, it is a great subject!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 7:35 AM

Thanks guys.

I'd read that the stripes were often painted at short notice and could be very rough. At a distance mine look pretty neat, but close up you can see rough edges so i think its about right for the scale. Pretty pleased with it.

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:16 AM

Yes you should be pleased with it Bish.

The Hawk has wings and tail on - a bit of error as i should have done more seam filling and scribing before  putting them on as I knocked the tail off a couple of times. But anyway, here you can see the multiple layers of filler to get the wings blended in underneath.

Forgot to take a photo rightway up until after the primer was on, here is the result. Not much fix up required

And underneath looking okay too, including scribed panel lines which need a little cleaning up.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:32 PM

Looking good Piers.

BTW, I received the Eduard cockpit, exterior and masking sets yesterday for the Sunderland, and two 1/72 RAF pilots the day before to fly that big boy off the water.

I'll be starting on it after the IPMS Nationals this week. The next two nights will be getting my entries set up and the car packed. Big Smile

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:36 AM

Wow great stuff from you guy's..

I started on my 1st Eduards kit... boy do I have my hands full with this kit.

The pic is a little fuzzy ooops.

its all OOB build. The decals are a bit tricky we will see what happens down the road.

  

Nick.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:04 PM

Great work there Piers and Nick, coming along fantatically! 

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, August 20, 2021 7:25 AM

Looking good and detailed there Nick - I have heard the Eduard Spitfires are really good, how are you finding it?

Steve, looking forward to that!

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, August 20, 2021 9:06 AM

I like the kit so far, its very detailed with very small parts. Some parts are so delicate I'm using enough tamiya cemment to hold the part in place then reinforce with thinned clear gloss enamel paint.

  

Nick.

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:11 AM

The details do look great in the cockpit Nick.

The Hawk cockpit is slowly coming along. The first trick is getting the resin IP shroud fitted. When it is in position it interferes with the fit of the canopy. Mind you, so does the rear seat - something that was noted in the FSM review too.

So I filed down the deck the shroud fits on (the big metal file into action again) - just not too much... And took a millimetre off the bottom of the back seat. Also faired the canopy front in with Milliput

 

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Posted by Patrick N on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:56 AM

 DSC_1215 by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

 

Got most of what remains of the kit cockpit furniture in. It is slowly coming together.  Today I dropped the throttle quadrant into a pot of black paint and had fun retrieving it.  Though now that I think about it, the last time I poured what I thought was one drop of thick cyano and actually put a thimble full of the thin stuff over my hands...

  Realised what others have meant about the oxy tank enclosure being only partly there and used some mesh on this (not quite the right stuff but think it looks OK.) Noted on the (invaluable) cockpit pictures there's really a load of plumbing there and feel bound to at least nod in the direction of trying to show some :)  Plumbing, weathering, progress to follow (I hope.)

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:03 PM

Piers: The canopy looks great! Gee friggin' whiz- it's annoying when you have to make all these modifications just to get everything to fit. 

Patrick: Looks great, really nice work! 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 23, 2021 6:46 AM

It is annoying when you have to do that Piers. I expect it with AM parts added, but if its part of the kit you would like to think it should fit. Its coming along well though.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 23, 2021 2:18 PM

I have a bit more work done on the Beaufighter. I gave it a light flory wash followed by a flat coat. With the masks removed i have started to add the final bts, exhausts, rockets exhaust ring and rear canopy.

I have the last few bits to add as well as sort out some figures and i'll have this wrapped up.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:56 PM

Great work everyone. Bish, that Beau is looking awsome!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:35 PM

That's beautiful Bish, great job! 

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

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:16 AM

Patrick. Oh boy... it all works out.

Lost again. You gotta love test fitting..

Bish. beauitful job on the weathering.

the spitfire stalled waiting on paint..

  

Nick.

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:25 AM

Patrick the Buffalo is coming together really well, there is some great detail in all those sub assemblies.

Bish, the Beau is looking really mean there! It has come up really well, the wash has made it pop. 

Yeah the fit issues are as expected for this short run kit, but never underestimate my ability to stuff it up and make more work for myself!

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:43 AM

You gotta try an Eduards spitfire mk VIII kit ...

  

Nick.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 29, 2021 4:35 PM

I got the beaufighter finished off today. With the last few bits added, it was attached to the base. The tractor and trailer are from the Airfix bomber re-supply set. The 2 figures are also Airfix, and i never thought i would get to use these 2 figures, i must have a dozen of them in my figures box.

Another nice kit from Airfix, well detailed and nice to build.

Thanks for hosting the GB LA, please use which ever pic you see fit.

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, August 29, 2021 7:07 PM

Looks fantastic Bish. Great setting.

So, I have started the Otaki 1/48 MkVIII Spit. Crikey but it's basic. Unfortunately it has a crack in the canopy and I don't think I'm going to be able to fix that. Will post some pics later in the week.

Ferg

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, August 29, 2021 7:38 PM

Fine job Bish.

  

Nick.

 

 

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