Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

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Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:01 pm

Hi All,

I recently bought the Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870.

It costs £19.99, there are 68 pieces and no decals.

It is approx. 12.2 cm in length and 19.8 cm high.

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:03 pm

The reason for buying this kit was to see if I can learn to spray slightly larger kits.

The kit requires the following Humbrol (or equivalent) paints:

3 - Brunswick Green (Hum, well I still have the Bentley lurking in the background!!!)
11 - Silver (although I've gone for 191 Chrome Silver)
19 - Bright Red
33 - Black Matt
54 - Brass
69 - Yellow
130 - White Satin (No Nights included!!!!)
27003 - Metalcote Polished Steel

I've not bought the matt black, as I already have some in my stash, the rest that I have bought, are all spray paints apart from the 130 white satin which is a tin of acrylic.
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Looking forward to seeing you build this one Paul. I always wanted this kit as a kid, and still do !!

I have the beam engine kit from the same series at home, part made and in storage. I only hope I can remember which colour paints I used when I eventually get my hands on it again :?

The beam engine is a nice kit for it's age. I had that one as a kid and seem to remember that it was motorised. The modern version still has the moulded plastic parts for the battery holder, switch, etc, but none of the metal parts nor any mention of the motor in the instructions. Is the 4 stroke the same ?
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:27 pm

Hi Mark,

The four stoke doesn't have any motorised parts (which is a real shame) :(

If Airfix had motorised it, they could have added more value to the kit both for themselves (in terms of profit! :) ) but also to customers and possibly have even more buyers for this. :)
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:00 pm

To start of with, the usual pic of the box:

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:03 pm

And now a pic of the parts:

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:07 pm

Hum, as there are no decals, I think that the plaque could be a right swine to line in.

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:15 pm

This is my first attempt at the plaque.

I've decided to try and use some black paint to highlight the letters that will still be red like the background colour of the plaque.

Obviously, I still need to tidy this lot up:

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Mark » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:30 pm

The plaque looks really good Paul ! Great idea using a wash to bring out the letters :clap:
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Many thanks Mark :D

A pic of some of the outer parts dry fitted, though a lot of work and lining in still needed.

Luckily I have some of the red and yellow tins in my stash, though none of the Brunswick Green or Brass ! :angry-banghead: - it looks like another order of paint!!!! :)

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Mark » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:43 pm

Not convinced about the yellow to be honest. I think I would have used a metallic dark iron or something similar. Each to their own tho......
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:31 pm

Hi Mark,
I've just followed the colour code for once, though I do agree with you :)
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby casper » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:48 am

Nice looking kit Paul and you have done a great job painting it. The name plate looks great with the black wash :clap: :clap: :)
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:10 am

Hi Casp,

Many thanks for the K :D :D

I think I'm going to need to order some more tins of paint though, as I think that there is a great opportunity for more detailing on this kit than first appears or even Airfix mention - I think they've missed a trick on this re: extra sales of paints and adding value etc.! :)
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby steve131 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:26 pm

:clap: Got to be a k from myself Paul, fantastic job on the yellow, did you use the humbrol 69 :?: I can never do yellow or white.
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi Steve,
Many thanks for the K :D :D

Yes it is the 69 yellow, I used a primer on all the parts before spraying, and the yellow was fine. I've also got a tin of it to help line in etc. :)
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:21 pm

After Mark's comments, I'm just now wondering about the yellow :think:

I do have a can of brass spray which I might be able to darken with applying a coat of grey primer before hand :think: :think:
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:24 pm

After Mark's comments, I've now resprayed the internal colour, though it now means spraying the external parts again, Oh and lining the red properly!!!!:

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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:01 pm

I really hope it works, and you like the new colour Paul, otherwise I'll feel very guilty and have to learn to keep my trap shut :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Airfix Four Stroke Engine - A07870

Postby Paul » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Heck Mark,

Constructive criticism (perhaps not the best word on the latter :oops: :oops: ) has always what has made this forum stand out from any other, as all input is really appreciated by us all :D :D
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