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Sir Spendalot

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  1. Just tried to order a few sets for delivery to the UK but it came up with an error message when I tried to pay (all details looked correct) Are you aware of any problems?
  2. That's freaky - they look like sketches!
  3. I built one of these in the mid 70s - so over 40 years old
  4. Beautiful job Guy! Not wanting to hijack your post but seeing the engine and cockpit photos reminded me that I have pictures taken from an article written by the pattern maker (Pat Tranfield) for this kit. These first two show the patterns built at 1/12 scale: And this last one is Pat's own final kit build. His son still has this actual built kit. If you're interested, the full article is here: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3276 Cheers Paul
  5. Thanks Brian - and the good thing is you can remove the dangly bits if you decide you don't like them as they"re held in with rubber gromets (can't remember the technical term!) Thanks Ray - was really please the way she turned out Thanks Alan. Now you come to mention it, I vaguely remembering reading about the fasteners somewhere - and looking at it again, it makes perfect sense. Next time ...
  6. Thanks John - I did have a lot of encouragement The seat belts are Eduard's own that came with the kit - along with a fair amount of other PE bits.
  7. Hi All This is the Eduard Hasegawa 1:32 P47D Thunderbolt “Dottie Mae” A really nice, easy kit to build. The only real issues were with the instructions which left out a couple of steps and were not particularly clear at some stages. This was my first try with the Alclad shiny stuff – which was a steep learning curve, helped greatly by LSP members. Here’s a link to the full build story: And here’s some pics: Cheers Paul
  8. Also pulling up a chair. This was the first 1/24 kit I built (at the tender age of 14!). The original pattern maker for this (and the 109) was the father of a friend of mine. When you consider what he had to work with back then (no CAD/computers), it makes the kit even more impressive.
  9. After recoating the anti-glare panel with a matt finish, I think we’ll call this done. Here are a few snaps to be going on with. I’ll take some better pics and transfer this to RFI. Just want to say a final big THANK YOU to everyone who encouraged me through the build and came forward with the many useful suggestions (like putting the stick the right way around!!). Cheers Paul
  10. Thanks Woody - please be as bold as you like Yep - it's been a steep learning curve with regard to the metal finishes. As it happens, the finish turned out pretty much as I was aiming for - not too shiny and with the panel variations. It is a tad grainier than I'd hoped - I'll definitely use the gloss next time. With regard to the AK Xtremes - I did use these on the undercarriage doors and, to be honest, there doesn't appear to be much difference between these and the Alclads (albeit I only used the AKs on small areas so not really a fair comparison). Anyway, quick update - bar a few small tweaks, she's finished: More pics to follow. Paul
  11. Thanks Bill. I did notice a couple of photos (and the box art) where the staining had gone over the gear doors - so my plan now is to add staining but to work the basis that it's hiding any missing ZC paint
  12. Fantastic build sir. I did a USN Navy version a while back and those horrible intakes stare at me every time I sit down at my desk Think I might add some FOD guards at some stage. Also wish I knew about the black basing thing before I built my Revell 1/32 Tornado - big expanses of nothing!
  13. Thanks Gents - couldn't agree more about the decals. And now it’s on to the mucky stuff! I finished off the decals, most of which settled down nicely – just a few that needed a slice with a sharp blade and a small bucket of Micro Sol. I then sprayed on another layer of the Vallejo metal varnish and started a bit of weathering with Flory’s dark wash. A couple of pics showing the after on a couple of smaller pieces And a comparison between a wing that hasn’t been floried… …with a wing that has (hope you can see the difference - it's pretty subtle but it does bring out the panel lines) And a final pic of Dottie from the side Just have to finish of the weathering and it’s on to the final assembly! Paul
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