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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 08:46 am 
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What will it be Greg :?:

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 10:07 am 
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Old tool BP Defiant - 01031.
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First model 'plane I ever made (with my dad) in 1970-something.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 10:10 am 
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In fact, while I'm at it...
Instructions and decals:
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And drying:
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 10:21 am 
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:clapping: Good choice - not seen the vintage version being built. LOL - love that box art - all guns blazing!!! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 11:29 am 
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Thanks, Jim.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 14:31 pm 
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I bought a few of these at Duxford (in the days before the ATF existed). A trader had loads in a box going cheap. How could I resist :dummy: Little did I know, or care, about the inaccuracies :airhead: and by God, the mouldings were pretty poor too :evil: But it's one of my fave old kits - a fighter with a turret, what more could you want :P
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 15:10 pm 
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. . . and don't forget, first flight, March 1937, so this year is the 80th anniversary . . .

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017 08:00 am 
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I started building this old bird last night.

My intention is to do it as a Battle of France/Britain day fighter and to do so pretty much out of the box, wanting simply a neat result that I could perhaps display 'in flight'.

I'm aware from previous builds of the poor fit issues of the model and reckon they are the result of the idiosyncratic manner in which Airfix chose to model the wing - five pieces with as many chances of getting the alignment of one of the bits wrong. I started by assembling the fuselage, then the outer sections of the wing. So far so good. Then i glued one of the outer sections to the central:
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Then I offered that up to the fuselage and the other outer wing panel. Oh dear! Something like a millimeter gap on either side of the wing root. Time for a take two. I cut the centre section free from the outer wing panel, got out the superglue and this was the result:
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Rather better. Not perfect, but a fair bit better. Once the superglue has hardened off completely, I'll start fettling the center section down to see if i can squeeze it in there underneath.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr 2017 02:40 am 
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Center section cemented and clamped to within an inch of it's life, then we'll see what we have...

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Nice work so far Greg


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr 2017 23:53 pm 
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You're doing a grand job Greg :P

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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2017 00:46 am 
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Thank-you Ratch.

I have been a bit stalled over the past few days with matters other than modelling (I know, mad, innit?) but we ought to be back on track by the weekend.

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Good to see one of the old moulds getting an outing. Nice work. :clapping:


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Looking great Greg. Squeeky clean. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu 18 May 2017 05:02 am 
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Nope! I'm getting ready to put on a big Rourke's Drift war-game and everything's backburnered until Sunday week!

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PostPosted: Wed 31 May 2017 23:34 pm 
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Got back on track yesterday morning with a bit of gap filling. The gaps are largely a combination f the deficiencies of the moulding and the damage done to it by me when I tore the wing assembly apart. Mostly healed up now, but needing a bit more filler and a good sanding.

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Anything to show us Greg :?:

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