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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Building The Revell 1/48 Dakota
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Paul,
You're really kicking this build up more then a few notches for sure.

Joel
KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:52 PM UTC
Thanks Terri !

Here's another small update this weekend which keeps things moving in the right direction.

thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
Nice detail work Paul




Terri
KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas, it's interesting to work with and incorporate new materials. People have been foiling bare metal aircraft for a while but this is something new to me.





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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:21 PM UTC
Indeed great work with your material-mix, Paul!
Awaiting to see more.

Thomas
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:43 PM UTC
Thanks again, I'm already turning my brain towards other ways of using this technique for anything which requires repeated patterns.
The 'front' of the folding paratroop seats has a regular slit pattern and I'd had trouble in trying to think of a way to replicate it. I'm beginning to think that this method could prove to be quite effective. It's certainly worth a try !
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 06:06 PM UTC
Really nice work, yuo have an impressive creativity in using common things for achieving nice results. That kitchen foil looks like the real thing.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC
Thanks a lot guys, Im pleased how the effect has turned out.
Its something that is quite simple and gives a lot of bang for your buck!
spaarndammer
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC
That padding made out of foil is indeed amazing. I like the detailing involved in this project!




Jelger
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC
amazing work with the foil, Paul

for some reason though I'm not getting notifications that you've posted an update.

I think you need to ask admin to remove the apostrophe from "Revell's" in your title as I found that it stopped notifications from my blogs being sent out to subscribers
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 08:22 PM UTC
Paul,
The foil padding looks fantastic.

Joel
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:15 PM UTC
More progress on the insulation/padding :



KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
Moving on to another technique I've seen used to great effect - foil cockpit padding !





This is a deceptively easy method to achieve a detailed surface effect and I'll store this one away in my bank of tricks for future builds !
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 05:17 PM UTC
Thanks Drabslab, I'm looking forward to seeing yours too.

I've never detailed an engine yet but I may give it a try and add some wiring that would be visible from the front of the cowling.
The flaps on the other hand are something I've considered scratchbuilding and will probably attempt if time allows.
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:42 PM UTC
well, my ac-47 will be a bit simpler ....

This is very interesting work, I am following it very closely.

I intend to use the eduard open landing flpas set, and am still contemplating whetehr I will upgrade the engines.

what are your plans?
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC

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Great work on the radio compartment. The stringers & ribs really do look quite good. As much as I do like seeing extra detail, I vote "No" on the toilet compartment, as some aspects of the interior are better left to one's imagination.



Haha, thanks Joel. I'm a little tempted to open up the doorway and invite the viewer to peek inside but I won't extend the cutaway to that section.

Speaking of which, I'm fairly certain of the area I will open up now - A small section from the middle of the cockpit windows back to behind the crew entry door, broadening into a long rectangular area all the way back to just in front of the cargo doors on the port side.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC

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I missed this build when it started, but now found, I'm buckled up and enjoying the show.



Thanks Spud, I'm advancing my skills all the time so it's a lot of fun to share the journey.
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 01:50 AM UTC
Paul,
Great work on the radio compartment. The stringers & ribs really do look quite good. As much as I do like seeing extra detail, I vote "No" on the toilet compartment, as some aspects of the interior are better left to one's imagination.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
I missed this build when it started, but now found, I'm buckled up and enjoying the show.

Regards.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Thanks Magnus, some of the detail is lacking in a crisp finish but when it gets hard to hold and manipulate such small parts you have to say "good enough !"

I've been doing a small bit most days just to keep the internal structure moving along:

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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 05:34 PM UTC
I won't advice you on the subject of cutting open but your detailing work is first-class, love the radio operator/navigator's compartment!



Magnus
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Managed to get the airbrush powered up and after a bit of a touch up with brushes this led to the centre crew section being finished enough to move on for the time being.





You can see my pile of used-up stretched sprue and the lid of a box I use to throw all my cut-offs in for future re-purposing.
I'm glad to say that each of the the formers didn't need drilled out like the ones in the old Lancaster so this job was relatively pain free !
On a side note, I haven't decided whether to open up the section at the back of the aircraft which houses the toilet. I'm leaning towards a no on that one... ?

KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Thank you Oliver, I'm going to try and get paint on it this afternoon
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC
Paul: Those details really look amazing. Great work!

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC


All the while i'm doing this work i'm thinking about where I'll have the cutaway located. Certain details will be absent simply because I can't have them hanging in space !

For a part of the aircraft I hadn't given much thought to at the start, this crew section has provided a mass of busy looking detail which should hopefully lure in the viewer for a closer look