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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:42 am

Thanks guys.
I'm pretty good at picking absolute dogs breakfast of kits to build. Honestly I need a minder when shopping for kits. "No no NO. do not buy that kit. Yes its cheap, BUT you could make 4 decent kits in the time it takes to bash that one into submission. NO."
Said minder would also need wooden spoon for the rapping of knuckles.
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:55 am

creeep, creep,creep...snails pace...!

The four under-wing hardpoints were fitted after much sanding and scraping to make them fit, I didn't use the locating lugs, just mk1 eyeball and reference pictures to get the location right:
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Returning topside, the various intake scoops were fitted, and the lumpy bumpy bits and roll-over bar were made up from styrene for the area behind the ejection seats before being painted Vallejo neutral grey:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:56 pm

Hi Morrigan,
You might be at snails pace, but I'm at full stop at the moment :oops:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby baby_astons » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:49 pm

when I look at things here I might be in reverse, something wrong with the old gearbox...
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:23 pm

baby_astons wrote:when I look at things here I might be in reverse, something wrong with the old gearbox...

I dare not comment on that BA !!!!! :laughing-rolling: :)
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:34 pm

Paul wrote:
baby_astons wrote:when I look at things here I might be in reverse, something wrong with the old gearbox...

I dare not comment on that BA !!!!! :laughing-rolling: :)



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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby GrantJ » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:32 am

Looking amazing compared to what it started out life as! K+

I would love to see what you could achieve with a 1/32 kit - maybe we should do a group build sometime :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:08 pm

GrantJ wrote:Looking amazing compared to what it started out life as! K+

I would love to see what you could achieve with a 1/32 kit - maybe we should do a group build sometime :lol: :lol: :lol:

And when done you'll be able to blow your own trumpet, but that will be another kit for Morrigan to get and mod like you ! :D :D
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:28 pm

.......the Partworks 'brass' band?
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:11 pm

morrigan wrote:.......the Partworks 'brass' band?

Ergh um ...... :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:15 am

More progress.

First of all the canopy needed a styrene bottom plate and bulkhead added to it so it looks more like a blunty canopy:
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I've attached the plate and bulkhead with Microscale crystal klear.
I also painted the bottom of the canopy parts black as this helps disguise how thick the mouldings are:
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Once the glue was dry, The new bits were painted neutral grey:
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With that chore done, the cockpit opening was masked off with parafilm and the nose light masked off with micro mask liquid.
A chopstick was then bunged up the tailpipe for a painting handle. Ooh err!
Blunty was then given a coat of Vallejo Grey polyurethane primer:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby casper » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:02 pm

great tip for the canopy Morrigan. :)
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:27 pm

casper wrote:great tip for the canopy Morrigan. :)

and also, I cant beleive how smooth it all looks now :D :D
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:02 am

The paintshop has been busy...
A coat of Zinc Chromate yellow was applied to the leading edges:
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Each colour was a multi step process, dark grey along the panel lines, the base colour was applied then light touches of the base colour progressively lightened with white and well thinned to give a faded effect
All masking was done with blu tack, its very gentle so I could apply one colour then mask it almost straightaway, which meant I could get the colours applied in one day :D
After the blu tack was off, a cotton bud soaked in isopropyl alcohol was rubbing along the leading edges to reveal the Zinc chromate as I'm showing my Blunty in the Twilight of its RNZAF career when regular paint touch ups stopped.
All that's left to do paint wise is the black anti glare panel

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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby GrantJ » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:27 am

That looks amazing - well done! :D

Tick tock time is running out! :lol:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:24 am

Thanks GrantJ for the kind comment :D
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:38 am

A little more progress, not as much as I had hoped to do this week, but its been a topsy turvy week as Wednesday we got a phone call to say the sister in law was being flown to hospital after having her car rolled by a young hooligan who didn't stop for a stop sign. :angry-banghead:
Barring a metal plate in her jaw she doing well and didn't end up with any brain damage or internal injuries, a miracle since the smash was in a 100km/h area. Thank heavens her car had airbags fitted.

The windscreen has been fitted after painting the frames neutral grey then over coated with tan, thin strips of white decal were applied for the sealant strips.
A fine tip black marked was used to line round the nose light cover.
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After masking, the black anti glare panel was painted as were the tips of the tip tanks:
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby casper » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:35 pm

:text-merryxmas:
excellent camo Morrigan :clap: :)
I hope your sister in law gets better soon.
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby Paul » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:56 pm

It looks excellent Morrigan :D :D :D
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Re: Morrigans Blunty

Postby morrigan » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:43 am

Thanks Casper and Paul!

Decals on, gloss coat to seal them in and some weathering applied, particularly underneath as Blunties get very grotty underneath.
Oil paints and a Vallejos sepia wash was used for adding dirt and grease. When wiping off excess, I wiped in the direction of the airflow.
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Now a flat coat to finish off
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