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Hi all, this is my first post so I hope you find it of some interest [smile]

I bought this about a year ago and had intended building it sooner but I got sidetracked by other kits [biggrin] I started this as I was getting burned-out working on another project and wanted to do something fun and quick (for me at least, I don't do fast).

I also got a little PE to dress-up the cockpit a bit as the canopy will be open and I don't think the decal IP will look that good even though you'll probably need a magnifying glass to see anything anyway.

Here are some pictures to get started, here's the box art and colour scheme

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As this is the base kit there is only one option OOB

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Here are the sprues, this kit was new tooled in 2012 so the detail is quite good as can be seen

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Here's the "how to" stuff

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The extra stuff, I've already started using the PE before I took the photo [redface] and I also got some masks as this is meant to be fun and I'm lazy [biggrin]

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Here's the start, the PE is on the IP and looks quite good unlike the photo, I'll try and get a better one when the cockpit is finished.

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Added the PE onto the rudder pedals and the seat adjuster handle on the left hand side of where the seat will go. You can probably see all the ejector pin marks most of which won't be seen except for the one that was on the parcel shelf bit right behind the seat location, you know the one that would have been clearly visible through the canopy, I'm not sure what Airfix was thinking. Anyway I filled it in and cleaned it up before painting.

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Just a little bit added to the fuselage so far as the rest is pre-painted so I'll add it next

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That's all for now all comments are welcome.

Alexander

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Looks like you of to good start! Nice work on the PE! Never used it on 1/72 myself, think it's fiddly enough on 1/48 ☺
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Looks like you of to good start! Nice work on the PE! Never used it on 1/72 myself, think it's fiddly enough on 1/48 ☺

Thanks Daniel, I once said PE for 1:72 is for those who enjoy pain... I haven't changed my mind yet but I need the practice and I look at it this way, it's just like doing 1:48 PE seatbelts, just on the whole aircraft [eek]

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Welcome to the forums, Alex. Nice start and way to go with the PE. I've still to get my hands on one of the new Airfix kits as they look fabulous. If you need any advice don't be afraid to ask for it. We're pretty helpful around here lol.

Again, good start. [smile]
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Yeah welcome to the boards mate, another Aussie I see? Good stuff.
You're right about the place some ejector pin marks are. Baffling sometimes!

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Welcome to the forums, Alex. Nice start and way to go with the PE. I've still to get my hands on one of the new Airfix kits as they look fabulous. If you need any advice don't be afraid to ask for it. We're pretty helpful around here lol.

Again, good start. [smile]

Many thanks for the welcome and offer of help, I'm not proud so if I need help I'll shout [biggrin]

The Airfix "New Tool" kits are quite good and well worth getting.

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Yeah welcome to the boards mate, another Aussie I see? Good stuff. You're right about the place some ejector pin marks are. Baffling sometimes!

Thanks for the welcome Simon, yep another Aussie [wink], I hope we're not that thin on the ground here are we?

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Alex,

Great to see this WIP thread of your build. Looking good right away.The kit looks like it had great detail. Best wishes as you work.

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Alex,

Great to see this WIP thread of your build. Looking good right away.The kit looks like it had great detail. Best wishes as you work.

Thanks Ted, very kind.

Here's an update on where I'm at, the cockpit is finished and all the PE I'm going to use is in it. I haven't joined the fuselage together yet as I'm still thinking on how I'll close the gap between the instrument panel and fuselage...

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but I'll figure it out.

Here are the rest of the photos. I painted the white and red position marks on what I'm fairly certain are the trim wheels and I know there are supposed to be two but they sort of merged when I put them together.

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The map pocket turned out OK
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The seatbelts look OK and the weathering looks alright too [IMG_0193_zpsru1tnqcb]
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Thanks for looking and as always feedback welcome

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Nice detail in the cockpit.
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I agree. Looking really good, Alex. Looks like next time you'll know to put a spacer between those trim wheels. Live, make mistakes, and learn. That's what its all about lol.

I can't wait to see more progress!  [smile]
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I agree. Looking really good, Alex. Looks like next time you'll know to put a spacer between those trim wheels. Live, make mistakes, and learn. That's what its all about lol.

I can't wait to see more progress!  [smile]


Yes, it seems I'll be learning quite a lot [smile]

Here's a little update, well it's mostly assembled now, primed and first colour added, RLM 65 (Hellblau)... well Vallejo's version of it anyway, their 71.008 and man it smelled nice, probably the best smelling paint i've ever used [love] 

Just a couple of photos as there really isn't much to see.

First all primed

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And here is the blue bit with the other bits & pieces with a cote of klear/Pledge/floor polish/shinny stuff (choose your own verb)

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That's all for now, as always any feedback welcome

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Well the little beastie is finished and it was a fun build, the kit went together well and the PE wasn't really necessary as it can't be seen without a really strong light and a magnifying glass [bawl]

First up a couple of shots so you can see how it progressed. Here is the initial camo masked and first colour (RLM 02 | Tamiya XF22) down.
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After the second camo colour (RLM 71 | Tamiya XF61) it was all sealed with another clear coat and the decaling started. There were as many decals in this kit as there are parts [eek] It took me two nights to complete it! 
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Now with all the bits added and a final shading and flat coat applied I think it looks really good. There are a few mistakes but this was a learning build and I tried a few techniques that worked quite well and I'm looking forward to trying out on future builds.
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As I said this was a fun build and even an OOB build will make a nice little model and I would recommend it to anyone.

As always thank you for looking and all feedback welcome.

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You did a great job on the build, it's a lovely little model. Well done
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