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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:29 pm

morrigan wrote:I've applied a nano drop on each instrument bezel. A tooth pick is quite handy for this task as are the Doc Emmett goggles. :lol:

I can't see that myself .......!!!! :laughing-rolling:
OK, I'll go back to my dark corner for the Nth time !!!!! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:53 pm

Hi Morrigan,

How's this build going now? :)
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Work is still proceeding, in between the usual summer activities, some days have just been to hot and sticky with humidity sometimes over 90% to attack the plastic.

I started here with the filler fest:
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A brief diversion to fit the windscreen, a razor saw was used to carefully free the windscreen rather then nippers, as the attachment points are in the worst possible place and a chip or crack would of been disaster!
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Attention turned to the underside and the attachment of various lumps and bumps.
Fit was not spectacular for some parts requiring remedial strips of styrene to make good the gaps:
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Underside finished, note the dabs of filler all over the place: :angry-banghead:
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The pilots door was fitted after a lot of fettling:
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The main cabin door will have to be left open as the fit is very approximate, so closed is not an option on this kit. I was going to leave the door open anyway, but I was hoping to attach it to mask off the interior while the 'sprites in the paintshop, masking up that big opening is going to be a fiddle.Joy.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:31 pm

Hi Morrigan,

I'm loving that latest instalment :D :D

NB - Just rub it into all us lot in the Northern Hemisphere re: " some days have just been to hot and sticky with humidity sometimes over 90% " !!!!!! :) :) :lol:
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby DJG Downunder » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:03 am

It's really starting to look the business now, I can't wait to see it with paint.
Yeah it's been a hot summer this year alright. 46 degrees C was our hottest so far, but luckily that was only for one day.

Have you sourced some NZ decals for it, or are you planning to print them yourself.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby SkyFire » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:21 am

Looking good Morrigan and Happy Waitangi Day from across the Ditch.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:22 am

Just to rub it in about the weather some more:
I was planning to make a start on painting the Seasprite today, but humidity is waaaay to high today. sigh. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby SkyFire » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:25 am

Sends you some 40 degree C dry heat from Canberra. Forecast for 38 today and 39 tommorrow.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:41 am

DJG Downunder wrote:It's really starting to look the business now, I can't wait to see it with paint.
Yeah it's been a hot summer this year alright. 46 degrees C was our hottest so far, but luckily that was only for one day.

Have you sourced some NZ decals for it, or are you planning to print them yourself.



Indeed I have the markings on standby, I purchased them from Oldmodels, who supply all manner of NZ themed markings for a reasonable price :D :
Will save a lot of time by not having to fiddle about scaling images.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:48 am

SkyFire wrote:Sends you some 40 degree C dry heat from Canberra. Forecast for 38 today and 39 tommorrow.



I think we should send some of this weather to the northern hemispere!
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby SkyFire » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:28 am

Send it express post. Should get there in time.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:16 pm

SkyFire wrote:Send it express post. Should get there in time.

Please do, as I think we are all totally fed up of the rain, winds and flooding ! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby SkyFire » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:05 pm

Send us the rain in return, we need it badly. We have had roughly 5mm of rain or so since the start of the year in Canberra.
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:54 am

Hi Morrigan,
Have you been able to do any more, or is the humidity still causing problems?
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:45 pm

Yesterday the humidity dropped enough to allow the paint job to be done. Huzzah!
It was very hot though, so priming, panel shading and final colour coat took 40 minutes from start to finish, including painting and masking the clear green cockpit eyebrow windows :D

The windows were all masked with Parafilm, to mask off the side door, I ran a worm of Blu tack around the opening then sealed off with masking tape attached to the Blu tack.


And here she is resplendent in Barley grey:
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It was still humid enough for the water trap on the airbrush hose to catch a fair bit of moisture!!
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And yes there should be a seam on the nose, as there are clamshell doors to access the avionics:
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby casper » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:42 am

Lovely paintwork Morrigan :clap:
Thats a huge amount of moisture :o
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Paul » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:03 pm

Heck Morrigan,
It looks as though you are still up against it with the humidity ! :shock: :)
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby Mark » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:03 am

That reminds me. I don't think I've ever emptied the water trap on my compressor :oops: In fact I cant' remember ever looking, so it's probably full up !!!!
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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:42 pm

Mark wrote:That reminds me. I don't think I've ever emptied the water trap on my compressor :oops: In fact I cant' remember ever looking, so it's probably full up !!!!


Be careful draining it then , might pay to open the door first.....

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Re: Morrigan Xmas build

Postby morrigan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:57 pm

Suffered a slight setback.
The decals arrived, and are rather disappointing.
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I tried applying a couple, but I was not at all happy with the appearance.
Old Models decals now get some of their decals done via a printing company rather than in-house, and I must say I prefer the in-house decals as while more fiddly to apply and very delicate, they are superb.
It's a shame that the Seasprite decals are only available as the new 'digital' type of decal. :angry-banghead:

So the Seasprite is on hold, while I use the decal sheet as a pattern to whip up my own.
Lesson learned: never ever order decals at the last minute!!
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