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A bit more work on the Zero-X (apologies to those with no interest in Thunderbirds!):

 

In an exciting piece of crossover modeling, I embedded a Spratt & Winkle magnet in the cab of the MEV:

 

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Coupled with a piece of steel added to the nosecon:

 

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This keeps the nosecone in place nicely when the model's on the level or not in too steep a dive!

 

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Just  getting into general cleaning up and fixing on of the last of the details now, prior to a trip to Halfords for some metallic blue.

 

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Thought i would have a crack at the cardboard again using these books. These are from the book on the left. Must eat more cereal........

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This is a bit of a departure for me, being a slightly newer car (most of my builds are stuff that is 1990s or earlier) and a competition car too.  I wanted to see what a modern Airfix car kit was like, so I picked this Aston Martin DBR9 up as part of a job lot of kits on eBay.

 

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There were a few issues with decals, which is one of the reasons I don't like competition cars. I discovered that I needed to enlarge the hole for the windscreen wiper only after fixing the body to the base.  Thankfully you can't tell that the wiper arm snapped when I cut it from the sprue.  Oh and the fit of the front bumper is pretty poor.

 

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Paint is Ford Bahama Blue (I think that's the name) from a Halfords can, with generic gloss or satin black for things like the spoiler and sills or under-tray.  Tyres are Tamiya NATO black with wheel centres painted a colour that I accidentally created by mixing some aluminium and steel-coloured metallic paint.

 

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If you study it in minute detail, then you can see all the flaws, but when it's in the cabinet behind a glass door, it looks quite satisfying.

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1:48 RN Westland Lynx HAS Mk.3 - built from the 1:48 Scale Belcher Bits resin kit

 

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Cheers

 

Darius

 

 

 

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Cessna 150 and Piper Cherokee 140 built from the Academy (ex Banzai) 1:48 kits.

 

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Darius

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1:48 Ryan Navion built from the very old Lindberg kit.

 

The kit was quite basic with a solid moulded-on canopy and no undercarriage.  A new clear canopy was vac-formed over the solid one and the cockpit interior and undercarriage were scratch built using spares box parts.


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Cheers

 

Darius

 

 

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6 hours ago, Darius43 said:

1:48 Ryan Navion built from the very old Lindberg kit.

 

The kit was quite basic with a solid moulded-on canopy and no undercarriage.  A new clear canopy was vac-formed over the solid one and the cockpit interior and undercarriage were scratch built using spares box parts.


 

 

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Is vac forming something you do yourself?

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33 minutes ago, Barry Ten said:

 

Is vac forming something you do yourself?


Hi Barry,

 

Yes, I have an old Mattel vac forming machine and have used it to vac form canopies for model aircraft.

 

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Darius

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