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Paul Brown

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Here is a quote from one of the team involved in the project, dating from 2009

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It last flew with two stage engines, and is configured as such internally. All the currently fitted systems, including radiators, engine controls and so on, are set up for the two stage engines.

When it was rescued from Panshangar, it was shipped to Hatfield, and parts were found to complete it externally. The cowlings are not original; some being cut down 2 stage type. The Spinners are Lancaster. The propellers were assembled from scrap parts. The engines were freshly inhibited, taken from stock somewhere, but are not associated with this aircraft.

In this configuration (and importantly, with this fuselage) it hasnt flown as E0234. It would therefore be wrong to take it back to 1940 specification - even if we could.

At present, we are considering if it would be possible to take it back to the configuration it was in when it last flew, which would be more appropriate for the airframe.

 

This is their raison d'etre and I neither agree nor disagree with it personally, it is what it is. At the end of the day the airframe belongs to the museum and the curator and those appointed to the project get to make a decision.

 

Paul Brown

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The latest monograph from Spencer Pollard, this time a guide to building the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury. This is packed with gen, photos and 'how to' and will be indispensable for anybody building the kit. The first print run has sold out but Spencer is doing another run, visit his blog pages to order a copy - the price is 12.00 + 2.00 p & p (check his pages for overseas postage)

https://thekitbox.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/high-demand-forces-reprint-of-sea-fury-mini-guide/

Paul Brown

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For the night fighter, undersurfaces are black, although I'd recommend a very dark grey, as pure black looks very harsh, something like NATO black works very well. Upper fusealge RLM 76 with RLM 75 mottle. Upper wings RLM 81/82 splinter camo. The Czech machine would eb RLM 02 overall.

Paul Brown

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If the pigment is not dispersing then I'd consider using a hotter thinner, with obvious caveats about possible effects on paint finishes and decals. To be honest I'm not a fan of enamel washes, I prefer to use the clay based type products.

Paul Brown

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The point of washes is that they should be mostly carrier with a hint of pigment that gets left behind in the places you want it to go. I'd have no hesitation in adding some thinner to get the pigment into suspension.

Paul Brown

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I suggest you contact one of the companies that specialises in resin figures and busts, you could try Bob Brown (no relation) at Model Design Construction: http://www.modeldesignconstruction.co.uk/

Paul Brown

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Your account is approved.

Paul Brown

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I have no idea why that might be occurring, none of the regulars have ever reported anything amiss. In my experience Zetaboards have been pretty much bullet proof. I'm sorry but I can't be of any further help.

Paul Brown

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Folks, please, can we refrain from commenting any further about the rules? I may or may not agree with the rules myself, but they are what they are and it's down to the Airfix admin to decide what is/is not permissible. Anybody that has non-Airfix stuff, you are more than welcome to sign up and post up your builds on the Locate and Cement forum: http://s3.zetaboards.com/locate_and_cement/index/

 

Thos of you that are on Facebook can find L & C pages here: https://www.facebook.com/Locate-and-Cement-190362577663353/

Paul Brown

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Smer are in the Czech Republic, based in Prague and that kit is the Heller tooling. Heller are releasing it themselves this year in the revived Musée Series. 

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