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#121 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:45 AM

Fantastic work, Carl! I've got so much respect for anyone who can turn this kit into a decent model, and you're certainly doing that!

Kev


Thanks Kev! But I did have your build and my stalled FR47 build as a sort of template. Plus Hubert's current build has helped push into taking the kit that extra bit further.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:46 AM

Looks really good Carl, impressive scheme and well executed.

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Thanks Jim! I'm just glad I was able to find paint masks for it.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:47 AM

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Geez, Carl that was a close call with the tail - glad you were able to back track and reinstall it as good as new. Super work on the paint and cammo - looking so good.
Keep 'em coming
Peter


Thanks Peter! I need to catch up on your He219 build and see how your making out on it.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:50 AM

So I painted the wing walks and then started on the roundels.

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The post war roundals are quite a bit brighter in colour versus the WWII ones. I wasn't sure about them until all the masks came off.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:55 AM

Next up was the remaining A from the fuselage codes. I had to do them in this order so that I could space them correctly.

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Then I assembled and painted the prop.

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The blades have ended up being a press fit into the spinner.

So, in place on the model temporarily.

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Now all that's left is to sort the landing gear and canopy out.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:27 AM

That blue on the spinner looks fantastic. Just wow!

 

I can't believe this is the Revell kit...amazing build, Carl!


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:49 AM

Great work, your paint-job is the first class. It seems, to me that I don't chave any chance to catch up with my F Mk. 22 Spit - and as far as quality is concerned, you have raised the bar very high, I don't think it is possible to get much more out of this kit.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

That blue on the spinner looks fantastic. Just wow!

I can't believe this is the Revell kit...amazing build, Carl!


Thanks Shaka!

I'm almost contemplating another one at some point but I think I'll do a 21 instead. We'll see.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

Great work, your paint-job is the first class. It seems, to me that I don't chave any chance to catch up with my F Mk. 22 Spit - and as far as quality is concerned, you have raised the bar very high, I don't think it is possible to get much more out of this kit.

​Best regards
​Hubert


Thanks Hubert! I actually think that it's your build that has set the bar. I look at the finer details on yours and they're just that more refined. This is the first kit I've re-scribed and riveted so hopefully I'll get better from here.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:25 PM

I've started on the gear legs. I'm using the Tamiya legs as a starting point and stretching them by cutting apart two sets and then splicing them together. I'm then using 0.8mm rod to reinforce then and provide a mounting point to the wing.

Here's the Matchbox leg on top, with the lengthened Tamiya leg in the middle and the stock Tamiya leg on the bottom.

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I've also started extending the covers as well.

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Just need to do the other side now and done clean up.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

This is seriously good work on what is known as a "challenging" kit, the paintwork is astonishingly good, likes it

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:44 PM

Awesome stuff, Carl. Between your build and Hubert's, I'm almost inspired to tackle this kit again myself! It would certainly be an opportunity to address everything I missed or screwed up the first time around...

 

Kev


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:52 PM

Wow,  very nice work!


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

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Holy Smokes ... amazing ... it's nearly impossible to to believe this is the old Revell/matchbox kit.

Absolutely brilliant work and what magic :yahoo:

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:37 AM

This is seriously good work on what is known as a "challenging" kit, the paintwork is astonishingly good, likes it

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

 

Thanks Dennis! It's definitely not in the shake and bake category that's for sure.

 

Awesome stuff, Carl. Between your build and Hubert's, I'm almost inspired to tackle this kit again myself! It would certainly be an opportunity to address everything I missed or screwed up the first time around...

 

Kev

 

LOL! Are you sure you want another crack at this one? :doh:

 

You're not the only one as I'm actually tempted enough that I picked up a second FR 47 conversion set.

 

But I think my next try at something like this will be a 21 conversion with the contraprop. 


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