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md72
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:58 PM GMT+7
Well that was brilliant, I have barely started to paint the details and I've managed to lose a critical part.
I've managed to scratch up a replacement that might work. This model would never pass muster at a contest now...
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:52 PM GMT+7
Damn Mark that sucks! I know that feeling then once I've got it all together the missing part miraculously reappears!

Well my entry for this campaign is a Hobbycraft Seafire Mk XV, waits for collective sudden intake of breath. Yes I know not exactly an accurate kit but I'm adding some resin and white metal bits that will hopefully make it a little better. I've got a build log up and I'll just give you a pic of the kit box as the kit itself is a bagged kit and has no box as such.

Hobbycraft Mk XV Seafire by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:11 PM GMT+7
Well, it might work. all of the mating parts fit. and itseems tofit into the fuselage.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:38 AM GMT+7

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Well, it might work. all of the mating parts fit. and itseems tofit into the fuselage.



Good one, Mark! Painted and in place you won't be able to tell the difference. You're sure to find the original now.

Michael
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
Got the gull gray interior parts shot tonight. A bit of black parts and I can start assembly..

md72
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Well, Hornby informs me that for L3 sterling, they will gladly send me a replacement part.... That's about a third of what I paid for the kit, but still only half of what MRC wanted for a P-47 part I lost.... Of course the phone call to the UK probably set me back a bit.
bomber14
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:24 AM GMT+7

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However after doing some web gazing I ran across this piece by Dana Bell who's done some exceptional research regarding the colours for interiors. And it would appear Bronze green was used, well actually a mix of Zinc Chromate and black. Follow the link and read for yourself.



If you can't trust Dana Bell, you can't trust anyone. If I saw that he has made a ruling on color, I would confidently go with it.

Great work, everyone! Still struggling with whether to get moving on the Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D to go with my Ki-84. Today may decide it.

Michael


chris/michael: thanks, i read over the doc and that is exactly what i did. i mixed some flt black to zinc yellow and sprayed it through my new ab. i think i added a little too much black though, it is closer to interior green anyway-lol.

a question, and i realize this is off topic a little. i am not an expert on the airbrush and what happened was/is a little confusing. i thinned my mix of enamels and sprayed with my new ab. it is by creative air and has a cut out cone like a kings crown. it was spraying beautifully but after a moment it started spitting drops. i thought at first it was moisture but it was paint. i think it was built up on the crone/tip of my ab and spraying off with the spray. what caused this? the paint was thinned properly, not spidering as with too much thinner and not thick and clogging. this has never happened to me before with my other brushes so i am at a loss. any help please? i was thinking maybe i had the paint pre set open too much so i cut down the paint flow.or,-the ab has three needles .020,.030,.050. maybe the factory put the wrong needle and nozzle on it.

thanks-joe
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
Definitely sounds like paint build up on the tip usually happens when paint collects on it, as to why it happened not too sure. Paint volume coming out of the nozzle was possibly to high and not really sure of a fix for that. Perhaps the paint was just that little bit over thinned and the volume was a little too high. I've had it happen but usually when I've got the paint a little too thin.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
I had that problem with my Iwata when the crown was on it. I removed that and never had the issue again. This renders the needle more liable to damage, but it helped my painting.

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
And we've got paint on! While the Hobbycraft kit may not be the most detailed kit right out of the box it builds into a rather nice kit. Especially after adding the resin parts to improve the looks of the airframe. Although I feel I should have looked for a replacement carburettor intake as the kit part is just a blank with no opening. I think I'll rummage through my spares I have a vague idea there's a carb intake front with a recess.

IMG_2000 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1999 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1998 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr