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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:58 AM

Looking good Ferg, it looks a bit basic but a good representation of the Spitfire. That is quite a seam up the nose there though.
Yep the quake really shook the house here, a bit of rattling of the model cabinets but no damage anywhere.

John, that is some great, careful work there! I have only had to do flat sanding - doing the inside of the anhedral must have been difficult. Keep it up, enjoying watching this come together.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:27 PM

Thanks mate. As for the quake, don't let anybody tell you the last flight of the Vulcan took place in the UK. It didn't. It actually took place right here in little old Lakes Entrance when a die cast Vulcan took flight during the quake. Not a good landing though.....  LOL

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Posted by Patrick N on Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:33 PM

Somewhat grungier (and likely to get a quick re-touch before closing up) but here.  Rather to my surprise I am quite close to doing the above, all of a sudden.  Had a panic about the wrong shade of Chromate primer and lost a week to an identical replacement (d'oh!) Now back in play again :)

 Buffalo 32nd (1 of 1) by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:04 PM

Patrick: Oh wow, beautiful job there on the cockpit- shame to close her up! 

Ferg: Hope the Vulcan wasn't too damaged. 

 

BTW: Had a vegemite sandwich for lunch and got a little work done on the Spit's landing gear. Photos when I have something worth showing. 

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 4, 2021 3:25 AM

Patrick: That is great work mate. Very impressive.

Gamera: So you're getting the taste for vegemite now mate?

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 4, 2021 11:28 AM

I got a small jar of it. I can see how you could develop a taste for it. Maybe it's just that I like salty foods. I sorta like it but probably not enough to order another jar though. 

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

 

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Posted by Patrick N on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:13 AM

Thankyou both :)  This one is a 'learning experience' without a doubt, and the GB definitely inspirational. 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:07 AM

Patrick, that is looking great in there! I like the grungy look for a plane that was flogged before the fall of Singapore.

Ferg, I was witness to the final flight of the Vulcan as an RAF plane by pure coincidence. We lived in the UK 92-94 and one day as we were travelling along the A1 this massive noisy triangle flew low over us on its landing approach before going to private hands. Shook all the windows in our little Ford Escort.

And I think we have got Cliff - less than a quarter of a jar in he's already at 'I kinda like it' by halfway he'll be 'it's okay' and at 75% he'll be looking to see where he can get the catering size jar...

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:44 AM

Lol, you may have me at that!

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

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:23 AM

Piers: I would have loved to see the Vulcan fly. I stood under the wing of the Vulcan at the RAF Museum at Hendon in the 80's. Crikey, but it's a big bugger. Incidently Piers, have you seen that Dora Wings have released a 1/48th Vengance?

 

Cliff: You know you want it....... You know you need it........ catering jar mmmmmmmm.

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:59 AM

Ooh, looks good and they have a Republic Lancer too... and I still have one more Frog Vengeance to do at some point...

In the meantime, I am getting through the Hawk to keep me amused. Got the preshading done, then the light grey and masked for the darker.

Did a first pass of the darker, started taking the masking off, and realised the colour was not right. So did a light overspray of a darker bluer grey, trying to leave as much mottle as possible.

Mmmmmm

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:48 AM

Lostagain. thats shaping up nicely.. I dont know about vegemite ? 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:27 AM

crown r n7

Lostagain. thats shaping up nicely.. I dont know about vegemite ? 

 

Piers and Ferg, correct me if I'm wrong here...

It's an Aussie sandwich spread. It has an odd tangy salty taste. Seems most non-Aussies don't like the taste much. I saw some video years ago with a bunch of Yanks, Brits, Canadians, and two women from Brazil tasting the stuff and going YUCK! I wanted to try it so I ordered a small jar. It's a little odd but I kinda like it.

Piers: Great job there on the pre-shading and camo. She's coming out great!

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, October 8, 2021 3:31 AM

Gamera: You are right on the money mate and believe it or not the Poms have a similar product called Marmite. They are both made from yeast extracts. I'll tell you that it's not as good as Vegemite, they will tell you that it's better. But then they tell all sorts of tall stories about their cricket prowess too.

Piers: The Hawk is really coming along mate. The masking looks a bit fiddly though.

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Posted by darrenshinn on Friday, October 8, 2021 6:38 AM

Dodgy:Does vegemite have the same sort of advertising campaigns we get for Marmite, playing up it's acquired taste?

Piers: The Hawk's looking good.

No updates from me for a bit, I'm afraid, as I'm in the middle of a stalled house move and everything's in storage (the Mosquito is wrapped in about mile of bubble wrap). However, I did get a chance to visit the 1:1 scale night fighter variant at East Kirkby last week, so I have acquired some more reference photos.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 8, 2021 10:25 AM

Bish talked a bit about Marmite, that I haven't tried yet though.

Darren: Good luck, moving is a LOT of work...

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:41 PM

darrenshinn

Dodgy:Does vegemite have the same sort of advertising campaigns we get for Marmite, playing up it's acquired taste?

Piers: The Hawk's looking good.

No updates from me for a bit, I'm afraid, as I'm in the middle of a stalled house move and everything's in storage (the Mosquito is wrapped in about mile of bubble wrap). However, I did get a chance to visit the 1:1 scale night fighter variant at East Kirkby last week, so I have acquired some more reference photos.

 

 

Nah mate. Our ad campaigns are more along the line of 'you're missing out if you don't eat it'. We also have a lovely little jingle that goes back to the 30's or 40's, "We're happy litle Vegemites as bright as bright can be, because we love our vegemite, we all ejoy our vegemite, for breakfast, lunch and tea."

You grow up with it, so it's almost un-Australian if you don't eat it.

Good luck with the house move mate. The next home I buy is going to be six foot long x 2 foot high with no windows. Bugger ever moving again.

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:11 AM

Darren, moving yeah that would not be fun. Having got ourselves set up, hopefully in a good few decades I will follow Ferg's philosophy.

Had to look on the map for East Kirkby - not too far from where we lived in the 90's, Wakefield area. Looking back, I did not get to enough of the museums. Got to Duxford once, and the Farnborough airshow.

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Posted by Patrick N on Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:34 AM

 DSC_1400 by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

Had to  shim the forward underside fuselage (stitch in time stuff.)  Horizontal tail is for illustration only - am working the tail cone and needed a reference.  But to show some progress.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:22 PM

Oh that looks good Patrick, she's coming right along! 

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

 

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Posted by lostagain on Monday, October 11, 2021 4:36 AM

Moving along there nicely Patrick. Looking forward to see the scheme.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:56 AM

Looking good Patrick. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, October 15, 2021 2:10 AM

So I thought I would have more to show you at this point but....

Got started on the decaling for the Hawk.

Thought it was going well until the rear of the plane - the decal just disappeared (There is an aircraft serial under the slime light, A27-28)

So now I can either repaint the light grey or print some replacement decals. And I would be using a whole sheet of decal paper, the printer has just crapped itself and I am impatient so repaint it is.

So before when i thought the darker grey was too light, turns out the lighter grey was too dark...

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  • From: Somewhere in England
Posted by darrenshinn on Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00 AM

Ah mate, that's unlucky. The nose decals look great, though, but I doubt that's much in the way of consolation.

Hope the recovery process isn't too painful.

Darren

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 15, 2021 9:28 AM

Oh wow yeah the national insignia and slime lights look just fine.

I'm not sure what I'd do. I ended up sandwiching an extra layer over mine where they acted up. But they're larger and simpler than that.

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

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, October 15, 2021 2:25 PM

Gamera. many thanks.

Patrick. Thats some fine work.

lostagain. Wow nice camo and decals too!

I painted ID band and leading edge of wings. I gave a light coat of Tamiya gloss clear for decals, now some drying time listening to some AC/DC.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:06 PM

Ohhhhhhhh cool Nick that really looks good!!! Yes

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:39 AM

Piers: Sorry to hear about the decal issue mate, but I'm sure you will overcome!

Nick: that Spit is looking sweet. I'm still filing, sanding, filing, sanding........

Patrick: I love the look of your flying barrel. Think I might have to invest in one.

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:21 PM

Nick, that is looking fantastic, great work.

Ferg, have you had to get the angle grinder out yet? 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:55 PM

Gamera. Many thanks.

Dodgy. Thank you- I hear you on the snding.

Lostagain. Thanks I appreciate it.

Latest pics with all the decals on some clean up and another gloss coat.

 

 

 Nick.

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