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SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
@Bob,

My He-111P is 1/72, I hope without any problems of fit.....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Torsten, how does the green house look? Like a lot of work? I cannot wait to see her finished.

Jose, my eyes are not as good as they were. I could not see it your HE-111 is 1/72 or 1/48.

Bob
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Well, my F-1 is ready for paint, I will start on monday my model for this campaign

BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
A little update from my side. Fuselage is closed, the rear part of it is also assembled and glued to it. The instructions says to first assemble all parts together and then glue them to the front fuselage. I didn't do that and guess I was right doing so because there was some filling and sanding to do. The side rudder would have been in the way while sanding. Anyway, I think I didn't do too bad so far.



.... and here you can see the bomb bays in the wings. Interesting construction ....


Next step will be finishing the wings, try to put the bombs in the bays and glue the wings to the fuselage. Sure some more filling and sanding ....

Torsten
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hello Jose, The Bristol Bombay is a little more intensive than the Fokker which I like very much.

Bob
SHAKY962
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
@Bob,


I thought about buying that kit, but after seeing how you wear it better I leave it for later
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
I put the Bristol Bombay back together and progressed some more on the Fokker TV. Still need to find a way to vac a new tail turret or obtain another some how.






Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Torsten, I cannot wait to see your PZL 37 take shape, I had a customer come into the hobby shop that I was working in after school (1968) who was from Poland. After he returned home he sent me a kit of that a/c. I think it was 1/72, but can not remember the company.

I have a little more progress, this kit is actually easy if one take the time to test fit first.









BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Shrimpman, thanks for the offer. That's very kind! But I have some polish speaking collegues at work, one of them is sitting in the same room. So if I have troubles understanding the instructions I would first asked them for help. But most things in the intructions are self-explanatory.

Torsten
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
I plan on reviving the Bristol Bombay if I can find several parts. The stab and rudders were repaired and went onto the fuselage with out any trouble.

This is the Valom kit no. 72056 Bristol Bombay Mk. I.
the part numbers I am looking for are the tail turret glass frame work. Parts no. C9 and C10. If any one has these in their parts box or know of any that can be obtained I would appreciate it very much. Pay for parts and postage.

Bob
Shrimpman
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Torsten, I speak Polish. If you send the picture of the text I would be happy to translate that for you.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Torsten, nice subject. I will watch to see your progress and the finished bird. I CANNOT WAIT.

Bob
BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Nice progress everyone!
Last week I started my campaign build, the quarterscale PZL 37 A from Mirage Hobby. I guess it will take a while untill this bird crosses the finish line. There will be a lot of filling and sanding. The instructions are only in polish language and Mr. Google Translator is not really a big help, but I will make it. I'm still full of hope ....
Here's the first update. I'm already a bit further and glued the fuselage halves together. Not much trouble here. Right now I'm working on the bombs. 16 bombs made of 64 pieces. It's interesting that the bomb bays were not in the fuselage but in the wings ....

Torsten

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
Time to assemble the fuselage, wings, and tail feathers.





Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 08:29 PM UTC
Shrimpman, WOW! that wing spar system looks like it will hold those big wings.

A little more progress on the Fokker.






The Cowling is PE and was the easiest Ive ever done.

Bob
Shrimpman
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 04:20 PM UTC
Some progree photos on my Lancaster. It's taking shape slowly. I am quite amazed at the size of it. The stabilizers alone are the size of Bf-109 wings. I run across some unexpected trouble while assembling wings. I am not used to such enormous parts and by the time I finished applying glue, it was already dry where I started. Kit quality is great. Probably best wing fit of all models I've built so far.





Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
I see many good looking builds so far. I did a little more on the Fokker TV.



rochaped
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
As usual Chris you are progressing swiftly and efficiently. That 177 is looking pretty good. Will you give it one of those wellenmuster camouflages?

Bob, you just jumped from an odd subject to another. That Fokker is really one of a kind. Keeping an eye on your updates for sure.
Im planning to begin my Ju 188 within a few weeks, Still have a couple of projects at my bench and want those completed first. The 188 will be a rather heafty build so need to get all cleared first.

Cheers
Pedro
Shrimpman
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC

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...One major disappointment has been the rather poor clarity of the clear parts. Dipping in future did little to help with this. Very little can be seen through the front glazing with the windows and top of the canopy being a little better. I can see what appear to be lines caused by the plastic not being hot enough or the moulds being rather cold when the clear parts were cast. I'd be keen to hear what the quality of the clear parts is like for those of you with this kit in their stash. ...



I have that kit, inherited it from my dad's stash. Checking the canopy pieces I cannot see anything wrong. They are clear and transparent except for one piece. It is the U-shaped part with square windows in it. All windows are nice, but the middle one is is very foggy for some reason, everything behind it sems blurred. I don't know if it's supposed to be like that or if it is a molding defect. Then there is the big hemispherical part, it gives a bit distorted look, but I guess this would be nothing unexpected.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC
Aw gee, I gotta get to mine. Been tied up with the Airfix Boeing Model 314, but that's starting to get close to paint. Haven't completely decided between the Airfix A-20C of the Airfix B-26B.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:05 PM UTC
Chris, it does seem to resemble those other a/c. Ive started on the interior and when I started on the wings I forgot to add the resin wheel well in on side. Here I was able to slide it through the open area and align then attach with CA,

c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 09:40 AM UTC
Now that looks like an interesting kit! Not sure if it reminds me of A wellington or a Mitchell.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
My kit arrived today:


Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:08 AM UTC
WOW! Richard and Chris. Good job and progress. Im still waiting on my Fokker TV kit.

Bob
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC
Well I'm well on my way with the He177 I've got the majority of the kit assembled with just a couple of finishing touches to be added before I seal up the cockpit. One major disappointment has been the rather poor clarity of the clear parts. Dipping in future did little to help with this. Very little can be seen through the front glazing with the windows and top of the canopy being a little better. I can see what appear to be lines caused by the plastic not being hot enough or the moulds being rather cold when the clear parts were cast. I'd be keen to hear what the quality of the clear parts is like for those of you with this kit in their stash. So I can see if it's an isolated event or a common problem. I've sourced RLM 72, RLM 73 and RLM 65 from Vallejo to use when I paint this bird I'm interested to see how they come out.

IMG_2094 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2093 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2092 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2091 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2090 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2089 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2088 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr