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  1. Zinc chromate green primer looks like apple green when applied to a bare metal surface
  2. Looks superb and bloody huge!!
  3. Care to sell one Iain, REALLY want one!
  4. Thanks Peter Will get an update tomorrow, here's what is ahead of me. I've got to reshape the whole front end then of course scratch build the rear end open (Photo from http://englishrussia.com/2011/11/16/exploring-the-ilyushin-il-76td/ Hope it's ok to post.)
  5. Really enjoying it Kev! Can't see this being my last 72nd vac either!
  6. Thought I would get some photos up of the engines before I start working on them, as you can see they are proper basic and slightly wrong in line detail/shape. I'm making one 'good' one and then casting 4 good ones/8 halfs (hopefully...) for the kit. This way I can add all the rivet detail, panel lines etc and then they will all look the same, depending how good my casting is! The top two are just to show what they look like cut of the backing plastic. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr Engine showing the front, I'm going to cut this out, so technically it's hollow, I won't be adding any internal detail from the front as I'll be making engine blanks for the front of all 4 engines. I will however be having the thrust reversers open so a bit of detail on the rear end. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr Back end open, no detail here what so ever and is wrong in shape. Thrust petals are incorrect too. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr and lastly, the tail minus the rudder as this will be corrected / refitted. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  7. Cheers Steve, I've got the Fw.190 which I know is a fav of yours too! That's a long way of getting started though.
  8. Stunning little jet, would make a good private jet for scooting around in! Good luck with the project.
  9. Cont... MB9T7453 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T7456 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  10. Hi guys, thought I would get another thread going. At the moment I have a few builds on the go, the Hudson, IL-76, Sea Wolf and this. This has been hiding away for some time, so will post old photos, but being off for xmas has made me get it back out again. Photos are of old work, but will update soon! Airfix engine OOB MB9T7431 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T7434 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T7426 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr and what I've been doing to it. MB9T8099 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T8103 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T8097 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T8093 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T8175 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T7448 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr TBC...! Radleigh.
  11. Update time, managed quite a long day on it yesterday and should do again today. I've sanded all the front end (just got to tidy around the cockpit glass) but was getting tired so I stopped before I done something wrong, went to bed and watched the new Batman film however I dozed off.. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr Sponser, still needing work as you can see but getting there. Hopefully have both front and back done today then I'll go onto the other side to try match them. Going to be fun! Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr In this photo, if you look at the top left wing spar. I've hit a problem. It doesn't look that bad in this photo, but appears worse when actually looking at it. The spar kicks up a bit sending the wing in the wrong direction. Annoying as it looked fine when dry fitting. I'll have to work something out when I come to attach the wings. As said previously the wings will be on their own spar then attached so it should be ok, will just need attention when fitting. Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr and finally, an overall look. Really happy with yesterdays efforts although I've still got loads to do it's finally looking like a IL-76/82 in the making, no nasty joins to be seen here! Vacform IL-76 - IL-82 conversion by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  12. Was just going to bed and found this, amazing work! Roll on more!
  13. Is this kit on general sale yet? I'm confused... quite a few people seem to have them but can't find them for sale, so people that have them and want to upgrade the new clear parts will be sent out a set, or...? Enjoying reading this thread, really unsure which one to buy though!
  14. I'm a busy boy with work, but I have 6 months left so may get something on the go in the new year! Hopefully get something done in that time.
  15. I might enter this in the new year! Didn't realise they went on for so long.....
  16. Superb start, got this kit myself... the rigging has always put me off starting it though.
  17. The DC-3 is one model I would love in 1/32nd, maybe one day i'll find a vacform kit or someone will bring out a IM kit. Done a good job on the card kit, are they easy to make? Can't imagine where you start with one as I've never seen one.
  18. Wide-angled lens, what about the space to put them together! LOL Between you and your dad you must have a superb collection! Where do they all go once built? Boxed and put in the loft, or....?
  19. Crap news about the decal! Hope it's sorted soon. Does no one do paint masks for this scheme? Could paint the tail white then mask off the Kangeroo then do the red?
  20. 'Just for fun' , You must have alot of time on your hands! Really cool model!
  21. Final update before new year now, change in personal plans so got a bit of spare time tonight and I'm pleased to say that the fuselage is now together! Although this is going to be far from a walk in the park but this is one reason I've done this build. This will pick up errors and be a massive learning curve too compared to the Hudson (which is like a Tamiya kit compared to this!). As you'll see from photos, the fit isn't great in some parts, but again will be good practise. Overall though, I'm chuffed with the fit, bar a few small problems. The joins however feel really strong so I'm happy with that, the tabs and keels have done their job well! Also, the eagle eyed modellers will see I haven't made room for a wing spar, this is because I'm going to go about it a different way. I plan on joining the wings together on the spar then slot it in from the top in a area which will be cut open for it to slide down into and lastly, the cockpit is also being cut off having the cockpit made then put back in. (Probably creating more work for myself, but it'll be fun right?) (Photos have been taken with a 100mm Macro lens so the bad areas are looking alot worse than they actually are.) Photos in no particular order, MB9T3303 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T3304 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T3306 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T3308 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T3310 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T3311 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr and finally a money shot. MB9T3301 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  22. I feel the same too, I got at least 6 on the go. But most have had to be packed away as I moved house. Great work on the Hunter though, will look smart when done
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