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Kpnuts

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Hi all I don't normally do planes (to be honest I'm rubbish at them) but I remember building the airfix one as a young lad and I remembered it had so many more parts than any other plane I ever built, well I saw it and it bought back happy memories so I bought it, it's been in the stash for a while and since I'm starting to get bored of the ships at the moment and looking in the stash no cars took my fancy I thought while I'm waiting for my pocher 1/4 ducati I would pull this out and have a go. I'm not intending to try and build some great model as i dont have the knowledge or skill with a plane, I am intending to do the Knight Rider 300 version from the kit.
Anyhow here is the kit and my start on it.


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should be a nice Tamiya kit of a classic airplane. your pilot looks comfortable despite the stick up his.........bum. good luck!
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As I said I don't know why I bother with planes (give me an engine or a ship and I can do a half decent job) I've barely started this the cockpit was going ok till I glued the hull halves together and tried to get rid of the seam but also got rid of the panel lines (no point in trying to rescribe them had a disatrus attempt at rescribing lines on a Halifax so won't be trying that, I may attempt doing it as a crashed plane or one in a junk yard or maybe just shelve it.



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Just describe them!

Get some dynamo tape as a guide and have a go.

It's probably one of my weakest and most hated parts of modelling but it's got to be done so get on with it [wink]

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I hate scribing. Probably because I stink at it. I think it's a matter of practice? I have all kinds of scribing tools. I'm at an impasse with an F-4 Phantom and have a panel line problem near the nose. I do ok till I hit some filler and it goes all wonky. Oh well.....
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Hi all well I'm still doing it and here is the next update.

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Soon to be an airplane!
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Hi all done a bit more on this. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with tamiya they only give the option for landing gear down and I wanted it up but the doors are a really bad fit when you cut the unnecessary bits off to have them shut, I've bodged it up as best I can.





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I am sure you can sort it out to your satisfaction , right?
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Hi all well I've developed a bad habit of starting models and not finishing them(I get to a boring bit or a tricky bit, or it's just not going very well (like this one) and I shelve it)

Well I've decided this yr I'm going to try and restart, and who knows maybe even God forbid finish a few.

Well this one not being a subject im very good at got left as soon as the going got even slightly tricky, when I left off (The kit dose not have the option for landing gear up but that was how I wanted it, simple enough I thought) the landing gear doors would not shut properly so I valiantly struggled for about 5 mins then shelved it and gave up.

Well I've started it again and ive done my best with landing gear doors, had a go at doing the panel lines with a pin wash ruined it, stripped the paint off had another go, same result so this time I repainted it and tried my own idea I got some 600 grit and a piece of black pastel which I sanded over the wing I then rubbed it in with my finger, then wiped the mess off with a damp cloth, i am quite pleased with the effect.

I've added some weathering (probably not great as I know little about planes but I'm happy with how it's going)







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Always good to see a kit resurface from the shelf of doom!  All problems can eventually be overcome, it just takes time.  The Sandy is looking great so far, now you just keep at it till it's finished.  Think of the sense of accomplishment you'll feel when you do!
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Great show of determination to keep plugging away at the kit. You last work looks very promising. When I’m having a rough time I often search out a video build of the kit and see what that person did to overcome problems. It’s pulled me out of the fire more than once. Best wishes
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Keep go on... As you say you will have a great satisfaction feeling once done. 
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Next update, last one for a fortnight (holiday of a lifetime cruising the Caribbean)



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Great progress.  You'll look back soon and wonder why you ever gave up on it in the first place!  Caribbean cruise?  Not jealous at all...[frown]
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