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Another Naval Build - Supermarine Attacker FB.2 Part 2


toboldlygo

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So after a couple of months or virtually no activity and with me laid up with various ailments, I decided to get on with the Attacker...

 

First up I gave it another once over for filler and clean up.

 

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Then I gave the whole plane an undercoat of Nato Black & then painted up the cockpit & ejector seat.

 

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With the ejector seat in place the canopy was fitted and it was masked up for paint.

 

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With the canopy spray black & the refilled area at the wing root resprayed, I sprayed the whole aircraft Sky Type S.

 

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This was allowed to dry for a few days and then I masked up for the top coat.

 

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The top coat (Sea Grey) was applied and the masking was removed.

 

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Undercarriage bays were painted next.

 

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Nose was masked up and painted red (quite a challenge) and the whole plane was given a clear gloss coat. Once this was dry I fitted the undercarriage struts.

 

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Decals went on next, very time consuming as they were very thin and fragile..

 

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Once the decals were dry, the wheels and undercarriage doors were fitted.

 

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I gave the Attacker a semi-gloss clear coat to seal the decals, de-masked the canopy and fixed into the open position and fitted the photo-etch aerials and the build was done.

 

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The obligatory cameo..

 

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Out in the fresh air.

 

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Till next time.

 

TBG

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Very nice build of a rare FAA type. I think this could inspire me to build up a few of my stashed 40's and 50's naval aircraft. Also your HMS Buttercup build has made me dig out my old Matchbox HMS Bluebell model with the thought of maybe finishing it off after all these years. I bought it when the kit first came out and only progressed as far as the hull and a few sub-assemblies before putting it into storage. I always intended to buy some after market detailing bits and bobs to tart it up a little. The photos on your Buttercup build show the sprues. It appears that Revell have updated the kit with extra parts. My version has a clear plastic cradle for the hull and seems to have less variation in the parts for different versions. 

 

Edit: I just noticed that your corvette kit is 1/144 scale while the one I have is the 1/72 version! I should pay closer attention to detail.

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6 hours ago, Devo63 said:

Very nice build of a rare FAA type. I think this could inspire me to build up a few of my stashed 40's and 50's naval aircraft. Also your HMS Buttercup build has made me dig out my old Matchbox HMS Bluebell model with the thought of maybe finishing it off after all these years. I bought it when the kit first came out and only progressed as far as the hull and a few sub-assemblies before putting it into storage. I always intended to buy some after market detailing bits and bobs to tart it up a little. The photos on your Buttercup build show the sprues. It appears that Revell have updated the kit with extra parts. My version has a clear plastic cradle for the hull and seems to have less variation in the parts for different versions. 

 

Edit: I just noticed that your corvette kit is 1/144 scale while the one I have is the 1/72 version! I should pay closer attention to detail.

 

I am building the Revell re-box of the Matchbox Bluebell kit as well (HMCS Snowberry) for a client. I've used some aftermarket on it, but not much.

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