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Littorios hanger of shame
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:03 PM UTC
All looking good Lucky
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:17 PM UTC
Thanks for looking in Mal, hope I can get it finished in time.
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 03:28 AM UTC
Slightly more done, all the wheels done and on, tracks glued and awaiting a primer coat once the glue has set, started detail painting.

Tomorrow the tracks get my attention in full, then fitting and skirts.

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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:46 PM UTC
Are you going in for all those weathering techniques? I have a Sherman Firefly started, but the tracks are individual links. After having spent quite a while getting just a few of them together it went into the hanger of shame. It stares at me everyday and although it is painted and I would love to finish it, the thought of those tracks puts me off! I'm also put off buy not knowing how to proceed with the paintwork?
Is this for the 10 theme?
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 03:03 PM UTC
Mal, I'm going to have a go at using a filter, rain marks and washes but not the dot thing as that's not gone so well in the past when I've tried it. I may run out of time as I've only got until Wednesday morning then I need to make a jelly, annual works meal in the evening and get everything ready as Thursday I go and pick up the Andy.

This is not in the 10 theme although would work for 80 (Roman century was 80 not 100, ten squads of 8 ), my 10 theme is all finished except for the base, I've got one but need a wooden one to go under it to take the weight as it's very heavy.
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 04:51 PM UTC
Hi Lucky good luck with the next step.

what size wooden under base do you need?,
can it be black?

I am bringing some A4 sized 1" thick black ones
for the table on Friday just to stand based models on anyway

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 05:13 PM UTC

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Hi Lucky good luck with the next step.

what size wooden under base do you need?,
can it be black?

I am bringing some A4 sized 1" thick black ones
for the table on Friday just to stand based models on anyway

Paul



Paul the base would need to be 210 X 148 MM. or just a tad bigger but I'd need to drill into it too support the "flying" stand.
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 06:05 PM UTC
Ok decals on and a satin coat applied, now I'll leave it for a while to dry before I go on to the first stage of applying the filter.

Here's the products I'm using, the reflective agent will be applied to the tracks raised surfaces which have had the following coats, primed, Matt black and dark iron.





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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 06:20 PM UTC
Looking forward to seeing the dirty beast, looks so good right now !

Cheers for letting me know about the base.

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 06:27 PM UTC
Well except for aerials and the tow cable I think it's done. Tow cable I may leave for now until I can get a metal one at Telford, I have some AA carbon fibre aerials around somewhere just need to find them.

All sealed in with Testors lustreless flat.






Another thing to go on my Telford shopping list, bases!
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
Lovely job this lucky, restrained weathering is an art in itself, I think you got it spot on !

( I bet I beat you to the bases though )

Your A4 bullys are done, on gloss paper.
Can you bring a sraight edge and cutting mat on Friday in case they need a touch of edge trimming for your frames please?

All the best Paul
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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 12:50 PM UTC
Yep, I do like that Lucky. Almost makes me want to crack on with my Sherman!
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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 01:22 PM UTC
Nice one Mal....

"Almost".....

Lol a lot !

Paul
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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 02:10 PM UTC
Thank you Mal and Paul, I'll have another one with me at Telford to start building just not sure if it should be either a Mk3 Korean War, MK 5 w/dozer NATO or Mk5/1 Aussie Vietnam war.

Now to try and find details on the Centurion tug as used in Korea, a turret less armoured resupply vehicle with hatches over the empty space left by the turret. If Baz makes it on the Sunday I'm sure he'll know something about it.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 01:07 AM UTC

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Phil get that Stuka finished



i know i know! the last few times i was going to get back to it, i had to start campaign builds that i nearly forgot i'd enlisted in, then there is the telford run up, while at telford i'm hoping to get my hands on a kit for the local airfield gb, thats already started, so i'll be straight on with that when i get back

also i have a strange compulsion to dig out my airfix 1/76 centurian kit from the stash, can't think why...
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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 01:25 AM UTC
Hahaha go on Phil, you owe it to yourself !

BTW your Pm's just spotted and replied too
Be happy
Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:36 PM UTC
Long time since I posted here as new builds overtook the hanger queens however I thought I'd build a couple of 1/144 Eduard Mig-21's then remembered a hanger queen Mig-21 that's been in it's box for a couple of years so out it came.

This is the 1/48 Trumpeter kit and I'm hoping to get it finished for the show in May where a couple of years ago it was started.
One main issue is that one of the main wheel well has come away from the inside, somehow I need to glue this back inside. Any way one wing and tail plane have been fitted along with the tail pipe and nose plus some sanding and clean up.