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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:22 PM

Well, the HK Mossie is in the homestretch so time to join in on this GB.

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In addition to the kit, I've got the Eduard Big-Ed set and the Master brass barrels for the nose gun.
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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:33 PM

OH BOY !........Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:35 PM

I started by building the Master gun barrel assembly.

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I found it a bit fiddly getting the barrels lined up so I could insert the spacer rings but got it together without supergluing my hands together.

It was definitely worth the effort.

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:27 AM

Finally a tiny bit more progress. I got out the cockpit tub and shaved off the Gunner's pedals in preparation for the new PE floor sections.

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Here's the new floor panels in place.

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Then it was time for the new pedals. Eduard would have you do 4 tiny squares of brass into cylinders for the pedals themselves. Needless to say, that wasn't going to happen with me building this kit. The best I could manage was a semi circle. I then added these to the centre section of the pedals.

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This might be a slow build...

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:33 AM

Slow maybe, but very nice! ....Harv
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:52 PM

Looks great! There are some really handy PE folding sets out there, along with a very useful PE bender to get PE into round shapes, all from from "the small shop".com

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:07 AM

Carl

Speed has nothing  to do with it. Take your time, enjoy the journey - nice strat on the front offcie.

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

Where can i buy the AH-1W these days?


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:30 AM

Looks great! There are some really handy PE folding sets out there, along with a very useful PE bender to get PE into round shapes, all from from "the small shop".com

 


Thanks Brian. I actually have the Small Shop bender and used it on the pedals. They just don't make one with a small enough diameter to make them completely circular. I figure they'll be buried in the footwells so it won't be too noticeable. 

Slow maybe, but very nice! ....Harv

  

Carl
Speed has nothing  to do with it. Take your time, enjoy the journey - nice strat on the front offcie.
Keep 'em coming
Peter

 


Thanks Harv and Peter. I sort of learned my lesson when I rushed the UH-1 build I did so I'm going to take my time with the PE on this one. I'm also trying to finish off a Churchill AVRE that's been 95% complete for the last couple of years too.

 

Where can i buy the AH-1W these days?


I found mine at the LHS (Wheels and Wings in Toronto) about a week after the GB started.I think it was more luck than anything as they seem to be a bit hard to find. I was actually thinking of a Revell Lynx for this GB until I saw the Cobra on the store shelf. Plus it was only $35 CAD so it was an easy decision to change subjects.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:45 AM

Pedals look groovy.  Pedals are in fact half round.  Flats to the back.

 

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Mark


        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956,

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                        Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:52 PM

Great work indeed. Following this closely, looking forward to seeing what you use and how you bend the landing skid cross members. On the NTS, they are round and not "aero" like in the kit.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:50 AM

Pedals look groovy.  Pedals are in fact half round.  Flats to the back.
 
Sincerely,
Mark


Thanks for the info Mark. That means mine are more accurate in appearance.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:51 AM

Great work indeed. Following this closely, looking forward to seeing what you use and how you bend the landing skid cross members. On the NTS, they are round and not "aero" like in the kit.
Chuck


Thanks Chuck! I'll have see what's involved with the landing gear before I try to change anything. If its not too difficult, then I may take a crack at fixing it.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:54 AM

I started the mods to the gunner's seat by removing the moulded on seat belts and the centre of the rear armour plate.

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I then assembled the shoulder and lap belts. Man, they were fiddly but I should've expected that. I used a round jawed set of pliers to help put some curves into the belts son they weren't so rigid looking.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:21 AM

Nice clean-up of the seat.  Nice build-up of the belts.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956,

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                        Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6






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