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About Wingco57

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  • Birthday 08/11/1966

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    No longer below waterlevel!
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    Piston engined aircraft with WWII in particular. Huge fan of RAF Bomber Command and Halifax as speciality.

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  1. Hi all, I had this itch to build a propeller type again. And if it itches you have to scratch. Although this time no scratchbuilding is involved, ...I hope. Here’s a start with the tailplanes.
  2. Chaps, although I enjoy reading this topic it annoys me to read everytime that HK dropped the ball here and there. As a modeller it's a personal challenge to build a model you like and improve what you can. Accept a kit's faults and enjoy the process. There is no perfection. Deal with it
  3. Hi Harv, thanks but no as they do not fit. Been there done that I need a Tamiya rear canopy and frame. I read that some aftermarket is being developed so here's to hoping. In the meantime I will contine this build and finish it bar the rear canopy and hope for a solution after that I can always maintain that it was a special project to Martin Baker to test ejection seats.
  4. With the harbour in sight I admit defeat. the rear canopy had come loose from the frame while masking the inside and had to be reglued. With disastrous results as there was a fingerprint on the clear bit. Sanding didn’t work so I tried to be a smartypants and glue the Revell part to the Tamiya rear section. But that was no succes either. So I have to either source a replacement canopy and frame or this project will be transferred to the shelf of d...elay. Noooo
  5. I had to lightly sand the canopy because of irregularities, I hope floorpolish restores the clarity. Masking the inside of the canopy.
  6. Hope that doesn’t happen to me As you know at the time Tamiya San made things difficult by providing seperate canopy and frame parts. He really must have had great faith in his clientèle. Getting the glazing off the sprue without damage is impossible . I managed to get a nice fit but sanding and polishing and a dipping in your favorite floorpolish is still needed. You can see them here dryfitted in place. Really on the homestretch now.
  7. Not much being done today. Fitted the divebrakes and all parts that had fallen off. Next step, the cockpit.
  8. I don’t think the RAF ever referred to the FGR2 as “Rhino” At last the majority of the decals are done with the yellow walkways completed too. I don’t see how to make the very small red stripes radiating from these. Let’s say the maintenance crew forgot to mask them.
  9. Me too. some more decal work. Getting there slowly.
  10. Another hurdle overcome, I modified the Tamiya NAVY decals to get a reasonable “V”. Really want to get these decals done over the coming days. Never mind the temporary missing auxiliary door, too little glue
  11. The Phantom is being worked on every day but mostly without visible progres. But today the Sparrows and centreline fueltank were airbrushed. I think that the Sidewinders will be blue to represent inert ones to give a bit more colour. All that white hurt your eyes
  12. Thanks Anthony, More and more things are getting fitted and that is a lot of fun. I dread doing the walkways though as they are complicated with radiating red striping and the incomplete serials, yet. Ejection seats are also being worked on. Getting there in the end. But I have already started on a Tamiya P-51D Musting which will be finished in Dutch colours. Should not get distracted though
  13. Fitted the divebrake actuators which still need to be painted. The undercarriage doors and actuators and the auxiliary doors. Some touching up here and there and next stage is finalizing the serial decals si the underwing stores can be fitted. The cockpit will be one of the last things to tackle as Tamiya chose the most difficult way by providing separate canopy and frame parts. Hiding the seams will be a challenge. One of many in this build
  14. Sold out after my last visit. Regarding the burnercans being slightly undersize on my build I did that intentionally but it is relatively easy to widen the openings. I decided not to go that extra mile after all the hacking and cutting and didn't want too much detail lost.
  15. Plenty of work to do in the cockpit, canopy and underwing stores. Not to mention the lack of suitable serial decals for the fuselage and underwing. I have most of them apart from the letter “V”. That is holding up progress. I wanted to fit the tailpipes but an earlier oversight came back to haunt me. Before I fitted the Revell tail I forgot to cut away the lower fuselage tabs. Although I had managed to trim them back with great difficulty through the tailpipe opening it was not enough to use the Tamiya pipes. What to do? In the end I improvised by rolling up pieces of black sandpaper a
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