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Little Andi

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  1. No problem - ORDERED, looking forward to working with your products ... (First time caller).
  2. You know? ... I am at this very minute thinking (seriously) about subscribing to the Airfix Modelling magazine. I am of an age (58) where "hardcopy" is natural to me and anything less makes me feel a little cheated - no matter how you justify it. I hadn't bought a mag' for many years but made a point of buying the Airfix edition with the Big-Tiffie supplement in it. And you know what? - It felt so reassuring and comforting to have a mag' around the house again (think throne room). Now admitted there might be some kind of misguided nostalgia slash loyalty thing going on? But I pick it up and
  3. Hi all................. As promised a further update ... not as quickly as I'd hoped (life'n'stuff) but here now! Without much ado then................. I have her shoes and socks on - plus her whirly bit. Some final modelling and paint around the wing root to hopefully tie them together. Annnd the other side for evenness sake............same again - bit of fidlin' with the paint and stuff. Back round again for a squarer shot in order to see how all that rough stuff along the fuselage now hopefully marries into the other parts of the aircraft? On her nose in order to see where
  4. Very impressive Eric ... I'm building the Pup at the moment so paying particular attention. For instance: ... How are you affixing the control wires to and from the elevator control horns? It looks quite neat and fine, but apart from a photo' of you in action I can't decide how you're doing it?? Curious to know - I'm finishing with a couple of mills of 0.5 brass tube, ala ferrule. It looks pretty groovy but I'm not convinced it looks right??
  5. Thanks Iain .................. I've actually broke the dang thing again!! So they're all wearing splints till it's time to put the top wing on. Anyway, without much further ado ... proof positive that I'm still chipping away at this build - I know it's slow ... bear with me? But here it is looking a bit more purposeful now - main wing is just posed with fuselage balancing atop, but I wanted to show the "bleaching/weathering" effect I've been after and see if it passes muster? A bit more work on the fuselage with weathering and staining to pull things together a bit better - Actually I quite
  6. Very impressive build - a lot of visual presence. Finishing and weathering is to be highly commended. All round "very well done" from me.
  7. An interim "catch-up" rather than an update. This then my first real foray into the methodology of painting these fabric covered wings (the Morane more of a "sling paint at it and see what happens" kind of project). Here I've sprayed the whole in my choice of CDL ... Life colour pale stone, masked off the ribs with 1.5mm strips and a gentle shot of pale stone plus a lick of French Matt blue. Then masked off the front and rear spars and with a darker mix I've ran along all maskings with a pretty strong tone. On the left, or lower wing I've removed all the tape, and on the right (upper wing)
  8. I use lifecolour and struggled like a lot of folk - and then I read to try screenwash .................... AMAZING difference, worked a charm. It's a generic brand from a German supermarket, but it is a strong one: good for -60°C undiluted. I use it for cleaning and thinning and NO problems so far, in fact it's taken a lot of the stress and tension out of a spray session now such has been its reliability..
  9. Here you go then? .................. Another bit of an update. You must be gentle with me though as I'm desperately trying to come to terms with this whole "weathering" malarkey. She is no Hanger queen - not by a long chalk. And with her maritime nature, awkward maintenance and a proclivity for going for a swim!! Well, I thought she might just not be looking her best. I've tried to be rational about it - fuelling on a rolling ship must lead to spillage, as much on the seaman as the aircraft - vis-a-vis plenty of muck and staining down that port side cowling, again plenty of muck and spillage
  10. Hey Cheps! .............. You all have been so terribly kind, and don't think it goes unappreciated, however my attempts they do flatter to deceive: and thankfully most all of you will never see them in the flesh!? I've been firkling away, making a muck-up of those nose panels (pic's to follow soon), but to give mine head a bit of a rest? Thought I'd make a start on the engine - some rest that turned out to be. Most everything I'd been made aware of came to pass - as in the push-rods do stand proud of the cylinders, as do the copper intakes fall short of the heads by a half a millimetre or s
  11. Most impressive - I'm just making a start on mine now and have pored over yours for inspiration and encouragement. Great job ... just hope mine comes even close - and I'll be happy.
  12. This is something I've done on previous builds [non-aircraft] and wondered if it would make the transition? I know this is all old hat to you guys, but I'm kind of on the ragged edge here ... and absolutely nothing ever does as its told: or works out the way it should!!!!............... First piccie then................... Primed with Halfords best grey primer [an auto store acrylic for those not residing in blighty] ... mixed up some colour that looked vaguely woody and then masked off the inside timber work. The tape and colour goes over the top just for reasons of "keeping things a
  13. Very many thanks all - I appreciate the encouragement ... a lot! So, an addendum rather than an update, but I have the little horror together now. And it's like it's made from spun sugar ... I'm terrified of it. I hold it so gently for fear of crushing it that nine times out of ten I drop it anyway causing all manner of injuries! ................It's not what I see on here? But I do believe I'm making headway building these yur' airyplanes ... although I think most of the applause should go to the kit - it makes me look good! ?? Pic's then ........................... For those that
  14. Well lads, I was really really patient with the Morane build - very grown-up, and waited till it was finished before starting my next project. I had though been giving great thought to my next one - it would be so easy to get carried away and jump into a project that was going to provide too many opportunities for a disastrous stall [so nearly last time]. No, I kept a weather eye on the forums and it seemed that the little Pup was regularly praised as a kit and as a build. I was also taken with a couple of pic's I'd seen of a diorama setting: Upon a launch platform [page 21 of the instructions
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