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I was in Aldi the other day and they were selling starter kits for a fiver (5GBP).

so I got three. [smile]

The plan is to build them up and have them displayed in a fan configuration supported by the exhaust in red, white and blue styrene rods.

Had we been doing the Airfix GB I'd have waited to get started but instead decided I might as well put this into the Flory Models GB and I'll just post the progress here too.

hope you like my build and in the mean time here's some information on the gnat I stole from Wikipedia:
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"GNAT-XR537" by Geoff Beck, Managing Partner, RedArrows.com - wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

The Gnat was designed by W.E.W. Petter as a development of the private venture Folland Midge. It first flew in 1955. Its design allowed its construction without specialised tools by countries not highly industrialised.[1][2] Although never used as a fighter by the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Gnat T.1 trainer variant was widely used. The Gnat became well known as the aircraft of the RAF's Red Arrows aerobatic team.


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On the bench:  1/12 Bandai C3-PO

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On the shelf:1/48 Eduard MIG 21PFM, 1/72 Airfix - RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, 1/72 Italeri Sr71 Blackbird
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I'm hoping this is going to be a relatively quick build as I've got a lot to do later this year with finishing my Masters degree.

first up the obligatory box and sprue shots:

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to start with I've got straight on with building one plane from start to finish so I can see if there's anything I can improve on with the next 2.


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more very soon.

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nice
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P-47 "Dottie Mae" GB 1/32 or larger

Revell 1/48 Boeing Stearman on hold

Hobby Boss F-84f (Honoring my Dad) on hold


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pressed right on ahead and the first plane went together simply enough.

so on with the other two.

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figures all deburred and primed.

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cockpits built up and painted

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not going to see much of this so I just blocked in a couple of details then put a quick neutral wash over the top.

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figure painting next.

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you'd think the figures in the kit would actually fit the cockpit.  the guys in the front needed a bit of shaving between the legs... oo er!
those in the back required a bit more drastic modifications. 

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for some reason these two were much harder to get the fuselage halves together.  took some shaving, squeezing and clamping but I finally got there.

got the other 2 planes put together but this time around there was a lot more filler needed???

all re-scribed again and the canopies dipped in Klear and fitted with PVA.  just need masking now and it'll be time for primer and paint.

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Cool project Paul ! [smile]

Going for an in flight display ?

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Got all three planes painted up and glossed with a lacquer based automotive clear coat decanted from a rattle can.

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from the photo you'll see I didn't get a really great finish this time around but I only needed it good enough to decal onto at this stage.

I tried a coat over one of the canopies but it destroyed the canopy.  the laquer basically ate into the plastic and fogged the whole thing. [oops]


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luckily I was able to more or less save the canopy by a sand and polish with flory sanders.


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decaling the tail took a fair bit of micro sol to get the decal to conform to the raised details on the port side.

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getting there [thumb]

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this is how I'm planning to display this trio.  (obviously I will use a wooden base and not my hand [smile])

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so that's where I'm up to now.  just a final gloss coat to seal in the decals and give a nice shine and the base to do now.

nearly there [smile]

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THIS IS THE LACQUER THAT FOGGED THE CANOPY JUST IN CASE YOU WERE GOING TO TRY IT.

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On the bench:  1/12 Bandai C3-PO

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On the shelf:1/48 Eduard MIG 21PFM, 1/72 Airfix - RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, 1/72 Italeri Sr71 Blackbird
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all done.

I've tried to keep to a relatively simple build as I've got a lot of work to do on my masters dissertation between now and August.

hope you like the end result, I do.[smile]

(more pics in the final reveal section)

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final reveal
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