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Petem1966

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"Move along sir nothing to see here" as they say but its got to start somewhere.
so far I've taken a photo of the box and started prepping cockpit parts for a coat of light grey.
There doesn't seem to be any definitive reference for the colour of the seat backrests for a Royal Navy version so I've plumped for a military looking green for asthetic reasons and sprayed them pre assembly for easy of masking. Likewise it was unclear as to whether or not there was a non slip coating on the cockpit floor but I have a feeling it will look a bit insipid without some colour differentiation so I've sprayed a bit of dark grey around so I can mask raised areas before a coat of light grey.......sorry purists

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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"  The [Chinese] quotation isascribed to Laozi.

So you have taken more than one step and we will follow with you. Purists, rivet counters.......I haven't met any here particularly. If they are around here, they keep it hidden?
enjoy the build/finish. that is a great helo.

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Well you're one step ahead of me with my current build (i.e. you have paint on plastic), so you're doing well. Crack on and as they say don't sweat the small stuff

Look forward to following your build. Enjoy it!!

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Petem1966

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Hi.
things are plodding on slowly but surely. The cockpit is getting close it needs a wee bit of detail painting and a wash but that's about it. I did run in to a little problem with the pilot and navigator seats they seemed a little too wide to fit but a bit of a scrape and the removal of the tabs cured that but beware if your building one. The other odd thing is the seat in the cargo bay......yes it really does have blue spots, apparently it doubles up as a life raft.
Pete.

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Looking GREAT!
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Petem1966

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HI.
Things are going slowly but surely with the Lynx, It actually fits together well but you have to take your time individually fit and clamp part together then wait for glue to set before you move on to the next component hence the slow build if that makes sense (that and family life oooh and fitting out a shed as a modelling area by the end of the summer).
That being said it is relaxing to build and it seems to be going together rather well. If anyone asked me if they should try one the answer would be yes but in tandem with something that goes together quickly to keep your hands busy and stop sticky fingers grabbing it too soon.

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Petem1966

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okay things are moving on.
I've got all the bits and bobs on the airframe

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done a bit of pre shading

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and got the first coat of grey on.

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the lighting on the last pic doesn't really show the pre shading effect that well due to the harsh lighting and the fact the paint was still wet when the pic was taken but its coming through okay in normal light so it should be okay in the end. Its the tricky bit of not touching it until the paint hardens now.....
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That is ALL some great progress! anxious to follow along.
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Petem1966

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okay that's the overall paint job done all I need to do is find something to keep myself occupied for a few days until I can give it a coat of clear, decal and do some detail painting. I'm going to give Humbrol clear one last chance (it caused crazing on a previous build) so fingers crossed.

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Petem1966

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Whoops sorry same pic twice on last post I meant this one

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Impressive chopper..........:-)
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Petem1966

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Why thank you kind sir. By the time I finish it should be 50 shades of grey
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Petem1966

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Hi
well I started to decal today but the clear reacted to micro set leaving a white bloom around the grey decal in the middle. I brushed on a coat of clear and it disappeared but I think I'll leave everything to harden until next weekend...It could be alright now but I'm not that brave.

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I had the same problem with the P-38 Natural Metal Finish although I had applied several coats of PLEDGE [and it had 2 days to dry solid] before decals. several places where the paint was scarred....bummer. Hope that problem disappears for you. when I re-started decals again I used just very small bits of Micro Sol and had no more of the problem.
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Petem1966

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Hi Ted.
All seems okay the second coat of clear has masked the problem. I think your right though with microset less is more. I'm probably suffering a bit using Humbrol clear, it seams softer than pledge but then again pledge is so tough I'm always nervous shooting it through my airbrush in case any residue remains and bungs it up.
Pete
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