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T2B

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Fantastic build, your daughter is doing you proud! 

 

And I love the logs on the tank, makes Airfix's horrendous Sherman very presentable! Your daughter has done wonders with the old mould! Looking forward to further updates ........

T2B

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I have only just found this thread but don't think even in December 2019 it was too soon to start the Wishlist thread. In reality the product planners will already have started on the projected new tool releases for 2020, possibly as much as 18 months ago?

 

Anyway onto the wish list, lots of good shouts in the previous posts but my personal favourites would all be in 1:72nd scale ..........

 

Avro Anson 

Fairey Battle

Handley Page Hampden and 

Bristol Beaufort

Of course I would happily accept an Avro Vulcan but I don't expect that yet as until recently the old tool was still in the product line up!!

T2B

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Well the Tomahawk is almost finished. Once the masking was removed no touching up was required (bonus) so Klear was applied before the decals. Then another coat before a sand wash!

 

I'm now busy with the finishing touches, tail planes, under-carriage and prop fitted and hope to upload the pictures over the weekend. But dont make my error if you have this kit! 

 

When removing the wing .303 barrels from the sprue there seemed to be some misformed sprue plastic on the ends which I removed, turned out these were the location plugs? So the wing holes were dabbed with liquid plastic and the barrels inserted. A good strong fix and probably sturdier than the original plugs but the barrels are 1 - 2mm shorter than intended!

T2B

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Ignoring the stripes are wrong discussion your build looks excellent as usual, nothing mediocre about it!!

 

Makes me thing I do need to add 1 to my collection! 

T2B

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Yes it is looking good!

T2B

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Looks a reasonable kit for an old tooling and you have done a good job on the build. I was never interested in doing the Magister as it never appealed to me but it looks better in your camo scheme!

T2B

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I left the build before the upper wing sections could be attached.

Bands were used to hold the wings correctly overnight until the cement had set and fully cured.

During the early part of the build I read a few reviews and a couple complainted about the fit of certain parts. I had no such problems other than of my own making, the first 1 was the port engine cowling when I applied a little too much cement which caused a mess and a bigger mess when I tried to rescribe the panel lineUndecided 

The 2nd issue was when fitting the starboard wing root fillet, in trying not to overdo the cement I probably hadn't used enough and when the lower wing was set in place, the wing root fillet slipped towards the interior so had to be forced outwards with a long probe. I think the fillet is still recessed about 0.5mm but the mess made by the probe cleaned up well with some light sanding.

  

Anyway I think I recovered the situation but you can also see the smooth join along the trailing edge of the wing to the rear fuselage where the lower wing and rear of the wing root fillet meet, which was described in a certain review as leaving a large gap and a horrendous fit . No such problem here .......... !

 

I then continued a few stages and forgot about the photo's so now we jump to the masking stage where the primer has been sprayed, and another attempt at some pre-shading. The Azure Blue was applied to lower wings and sections and when fully dried the upper Middle Stone was sprayed.

 

Some of my pre-shading looks a bit heavy and I deliberately tried to keep my top colour coat light as in previous attempts I had totally covered the preshading ....... ?

But I'm hoping the dark earth pattern and weathering once finished will tone down the heavy pre-shading!

Masking now done and it was almost a shame to spray a dark Brown colour over it all. But all the same it was done!

And after allowing 24hrs for the paint to cure .................................

All was revealed!

T2B

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Airfix have issued a new tool Ground Crew set with equipment, series A04702. This has also been included in a battle set 'Battle of Britain - Ready for Battle'.

 

And the Ablion is a new tool so it's unlikely Airfix will tool it again when so many other old tools need updating. But a different body to be added to the chassis maybe a way forward?

 

And seeing as 1:48th scale seems to be very popular at the moment, you never know if more vehicles will be developed??

T2B

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Go to the Help and Advice section and use the drop down menu to find Spares Requests. Complete and send email to Airfix as they may have spares available? 

 

It happened recently with a member who posted a thank you as he got spares for 3 very old kits ............. Good Luck!

T2B

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Just to contradict me, I have just done a quick forum search for the Fw190 and only found a couple. 1 largely only showed the completed build photos and the 2nd build was unfinished, so not much help really!

 

But I'll be starting my Butcher Bird build in a few days so will see how I do??

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