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Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
Hi Nicolas,
The Comet is one that Airfix so very desperately needs to drag kicking and screaming into the 21st Century! Whirlybits does a cockpit set which can help to cure the worst bits of your model. The rest of it can be cured by a little bit of "Some modeling skills required".

Mike, you have some extra room above the nose wheel well to add more weight if necessary. I'd suggest that you tape it all together and test before closing up
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:56 AM GMT+7

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Hi Nicolas,
The Comet is one that Airfix so very desperately needs to drag kicking and screaming into the 21st Century! Whirlybits does a cockpit set which can help to cure the worst bits of your model. The rest of it can be cured by a little bit of "Some modeling skills required".




Hi Jessica, I only plane to cure this model with scratch build, I just began with the cockpit

Cheers
Nico
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 882 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:39 AM GMT+7
Hi,

Very nice models.
Here I continue with the engine of the Ford. I first gave it a prime and then differents tones of browns,









SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Nicolas----Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to your Comet build and you have my sympathy regarding the kit itself. Like Jessica said, that one sure needs an update from Airfix.

Daniel----The engine looks really good on your truck. Have you decided on the body color yet?

Mike---Good luck on your weight and balance computation!


Happy modeling,

Ian

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

i found in the internet what could be very very helpfull for any scratchbuilder !!!






I think this will be very usefull for me !

So i began the surgery, i removed the uggly heads :



Then i added little blocks to support the cockpit floor, cut the floor in a styren sheet and checked it fits......it does ... but the nose would need some work, anyway i planed to remove it to be replaced with transparent bunch (is that the good word ?):








Then i looked in my stach and wreckages for seats and found just two which needed some work too....so i did ... :





Blocks were needed here too as the seats have to be tilted a little. I checked and the angles are the same without the Patafix:




So here is where i am,

cheers
nico
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,298 posts
AeroScale: 1,781 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Great info Nico!
I just cut the heads off on the one that I built!
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 07:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks Ian, Im going to make it Rusty.

Some of light blue and yellow
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Today Id prepared the Spark plug cable to put on the engine,





nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
Great work on this engine Daniel !!!! Will look forward
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:38 AM GMT+7
Nice work Daniel!
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
Nico---You certainly are making a silk purse out of that sow's ear of a cockpit. Nice scratch building.

Daniel----Great detailing on the engine. Great looking weathering too!

Best wishes,

Ian
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 08:51 PM GMT+7
Hi, and thanks a lot for your kind words

Here is the yesterday and day before yesterday work:
cockpit floor, seats & controls and right side structure & compasses (which maybe are a bit to bigs ???)







And a try with the floor/seats :




cheers
nico
amegan
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 21, 2008
KitMaker: 968 posts
AeroScale: 888 posts
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 02:59 AM GMT+7
Nice work Nico, but your troubles are just beginning, I built all three colours for the MacPherson Air Race aircraft, all the kits were different, all had MAJOR issues including short shots, ejector pin marks (big pits actually) canopy fit issues, the tail plane on one side of my Grosvenor House didn't fit, Ok on the others. Please Airfix (or someone) issue a GOOD one, I'd buy it!
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks a lot Andrew......i will try not to give up....i made some tries and but for the wings/fuselage junction, i did not saw big problems.....but i did not look at the engines yet....i'm a little scared now....

cheers
nico
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
Console yourself with the fact that it's cutting-edge 1957 technology
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 03:54 AM GMT+7

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Console yourself with the fact that it's cutting-edge 1957 technology



Now THAT'S funny.

Nico, bear in my mind there are NO modeling problems that can't be solved with Ryobi power tools........and epoxy.

Best wishes,

Ian
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 882 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 02:46 AM GMT+7
Thanks for you comments.
Here you can see the engine finished after applied some filters, washes and pigments,









North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 887 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
I plan on building this E&B Valley Osgood Bradley Coach but will strip the factory applied paint and re-letter it for the New Haven Railroad.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,298 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:08 AM GMT+7

Here you can see the engine finished after applied some filters, washes and pigments,

Great job Daniel
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:10 AM GMT+7
"I plan on building this E&B Valley Osgood Bradley Coach but will strip the factory applied paint and re-letter it for the New Haven Railroad."

Looking forward to your build.

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:30 PM GMT+7
Hi,

Daniel: your engine looks great !!!!

Jessica: 1957 ? Wow, i did not notice that it was a so venerable kit !!! I'll keep it in my mind to treat it with all the respect it deserves so !!!

Ian: i don't get Ryobi tools (but after a check on google i thought i maybe would have better put some on my Christmas list !)but i hope my little ones would be sufficient !

And so, here is my latest update on my old plane...

I continued to add some details on the cockpit, i used that pic (of a restored one) and decided to scratch the 3 faces block (above the compass) :




I also scratched the "undercarriage wheel", it would be thicker than the model but, well, almost invisible so it'll be good enough !








I began the rear instrument panel, with the help of this plan :






And finally i began the left side, on which i'll just have to add the throttle commands



Cheers and may all of you have nice Christmas parties

nico
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 882 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Thanks for your comments,

Here I continue with the hood,











V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 141 posts
AeroScale: 137 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
Here's a quick update on my NASA F-8C. The cockpit is now painted up and the fuselage glued together. As I will have the canopy down, I wanted to slightly exaggerate the cockpit details so the cockpit does not look like a black hole. So far, so good!



Best wishes for the holidays and have fun modeling!
Mike
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,298 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
Thank you to all for entering this campaign!
Merry Christmas to all.
Richard
V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 141 posts
AeroScale: 137 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 03:32 AM GMT+7
One of the great side benefits of the holiday season is that I have been able to squeeze out some decent time at my model bench. One of the results has been a little progress on my NASA Crusader. I have the wings and fins (stabilizers?) added to the underside of the model. I am now working on filling the seams that have resulted in the wings and underside. It is motivating now that it actually looks like a Crusader!





Happy New Year to all my modeling friends on Aeroscale!
Mike