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About Wingco57

  • 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. A smidgen of putty, some sanding and as smooth as a baby's bum.
  2. Looks great john. Forget the frustration and enjoy the modelling.🙂
  3. Some more sanding and the surface is smooth already. Only the gaps need a bit of filler. Very pleased with the result. Also had to sand the inside edges of the upperwings to avoid anhedral. Managed to get very tidy joins.
  4. That's the plan. I hate fillerqueens and try to use as much kit styrene if possible. But due too the curves some filler is needed, bur not too much (fingers crossed). The other side is done too. After a good soak in glue it needs to harden. With luck it will be one solid mass.
  5. I wouldn't call it engineering, but "aanklooien". Using some leftovers from the FGR-2 I cut a part that has the correct curvature and transplanted in place. Not bad. So far so good.
  6. Thanks Anthony, it sure is fun. But is seems we are the only ones talking here.🤔
  7. Some more work being done. Due to the Aerocraft parts being bang on regarding dimensions, it takes some thinking how to tackle things and doesn't compare to my previous FGR-2 build. As you can see I cut out sections to fit curved pieces to build up the bigger undersurface area as the bulk below the wings is very visible, basically being to thick tubes. After that it's a matter of filling in the pieces and new wedge shaped curved pieces at the sides. I also enlarged the glueing area in the centre section where I built the auxiliary door compartment. Strenght is paramount here. This is fun.
  8. Thanks Anthony, and I did just that and the fit was indeed a lot better. Using tape I made the collars a bit thicker and achieved a very good fit. On the lower fuselage I have marked out the area that needs cutting out. The centre bit needs to be lowered and curved bits transplanted to show the flowing lines of the bulkier Speys. Very pleased about the quality of the printed parts.
  9. The build was stalled a bit because I was awaiting the conversion parts courtesy of Ali from Aerocraft Models. Postie is a bit slow these Brexit days. But it was well worth the wait. To say I am impressed is an understatement. The parts are gorgeous and the exhaust pipes are even bulkier than on my FGR-2. The splitterplates look quite different than the Revell parts, perhaps a bit thicker, but some sanding will sort that out. Testfitting the exhaust pipes shows that a lot of work needs to be done, but not very complicated. And I am pleasantly surprised that they fit reasonably well. The revell styrene is soft and flexible. The bulk of the Spey Phantom looks great and seen from above the straight line is apparent. No area rule here, although the topwings need more sanding to prevent anhedral. Can't wait to get started again.
  10. These particular aircraft were newly delivered from the factory and had very few hours.
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