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Ryan

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  1. Yes I have been resisting so far, but the time may have come to grab one. Ryan
  2. Ahh, fooled me then...I’m even more impressed!
  3. Ugh don't get me started on flat/ matt coats....I have trouble more often than not with frosting. Do you have similar problems?
  4. Thanks Blr, I have never used Gunze, does it behave like Tamiya? Ryan
  5. Very good pigment work, A+. Ryan
  6. Thanks the fit issue at the wing seems to be OK at this point, Onto another issue, I did try to fit the canopy to the rails and found it did not want to seat right....so will need to sort that out. Ryan
  7. Thats a nice kit Clunk (DC3), a friend of mine wants it desperately! Ryan
  8. Nigel while I hope there are few further corrections to be made to the HK kit, your videos present a clear way to fix them. Thanks for the effort. Ryan
  9. Nice assembly line BC of my favorite tank! Good show. Ryan
  10. Someday I’d like to try this too. The only way I have even considered WWI models is the ability to rig with EZ Line! Ryan PS no turnbuckles for me either, just simulate with paint.
  11. I must get one these some day, loved this airplane ever since a saw 1941 when I was a kid. Ryan
  12. Like that final shot Blr, Olive looks the part. Ryan
  13. Yes it certainly is, has a Special Hobby feel. Ryan
  14. BC I used to have a dedicated area in the shack for photography, not any more. My shots now are iPhone X pics. Ryan
  15. Hey builders. Ok took a look at the lower wing and resin landing gear insert, I'm happy to say everything is working out fine! Here are the important parts.... 1. I took the resin insert to my bench grinder and with respirator in place made short work of the casting plug. 2. The grinder is very dangerous and unforgiving to your parts or fingers so be careful, work slowly checking the amount of light that passes through the resin at each pass. 3. You don't have to be too neat when hogging out material on the insert, but you will need to refine the surface because it will be visible in the pit once installed. 4. Fly have guides at the front and rear of the part, use these when grinding out the ditch for the cockpit to reside in. 5. There is some nice engineering here if all works out, the resin part gently comes into contact with the tubular cockpit and even the rear "legs" are tight to the lower wing surface. On to the pics. Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri MII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr It wasn't all roses though, I did manage to break off some parts that were quickly rebuilt with card. Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Thanks for looking, the model room is in need of a cleaning so I'm off to do so! Ryan
  16. Neat project Gaz, the modeling gods throw us curveballs from time to time to see if we are paying attention! Good fix on the paint problem. 99% of modeling is knowing how to fix what went wrong. Ryan
  17. Thanks for the encouraging words gents. Ryan
  18. Splendid, the more the merrier! Ryan
  19. Gentlemen your warnings are well received and I will proceed carefully, Wouter thanks for the link. The comments are actually timely as I did start with the cockpit. Here are notes at this early stage: 1. The cage structure was carefully assembled level and plumb and some tubular elements were scratched instead of the kit parts. 2. There are no alignment or positive locating points to sit the assembly into the fuselage halves. I punched small discs and attached to the upper structure to allow the unit to be glued to the bottom of the "shelves" on either side of the fuse. 3. The final alignment point was created with strip at the front of the assembly to lock into the firewall. 4. The headrest and firewall fit very well. Take a look at some pics, so far it seems to be going well. The real test will be to assemble the gear well/ lower wing and offer up to the fuse to check clearance. Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri Mk II by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Ryan
  20. Hey folks welcome to the Fly Hurricane build. I picked up a couple of these off eBay, this was one type the other kit being the Sea Hurricane version. Below are some intro pics of the project. Hurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Hurri MkII by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr More pics soon, I'm not much for historical facts or long drawn out reviews. What I can do is let the pics do the talking and share tips and tricks along the way! Ryan
  21. Thanks, found these shots...proof I finish something at some point! Probably my best armor subject to date. T-26 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr T-26 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr Ryan
  22. Thanks all for the warm welcome, I think I’ll start with Fly’s Hurricane. WIP to begin soon. Ryan
  23. Thanks BC, will have one up today in WIP. Ryan
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