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FLY BAC 167 Strikemaster WIP 4 years 2 months ago #1

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Gentlemen.
Time to post something.

Some pics of the past . . errmm . . months.









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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

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H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D
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looking very good indeed...watching this build closely

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Coming along there Ross. Testing times with fragile resin, I'm hearin' yuh ;)
Watching with interest.

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Hi Ross,

Looks good so far! I will be watching with interest as i picked this kit up a couple of weeks ago. Looks pretty good in the box.



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It's not the best kit. I found the fit was not the best but the resin
Detail is superb. Mr Ross Mack seems to be executing it very well though!

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Cool! Look forward to seeing more. I have been tempted to get this kit. Would be nice to have it in the display cabinet.

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Big RossMack fan here watching with interest.

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FLY BAC 167 Strikemaster WIP 4 years 1 month ago #8

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Cheers, Wally.

Finally, more 'bashing committed.

Getting my geek on with the AB. Shooting the light grey, and finishing up the tank sway braces.
They're a durned sight better than the whimsical lumps on the kit parts.








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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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Nice shading going on there and scratch work with the mounting points too.

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FLY BAC 167 Strikemaster WIP 4 years 1 month ago #10

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I've been watching this with interest as I've got the Aeroclub 1/48 Blunty in the stash. I had a look at the instruction sheet the other day and it's a tad more basic than Fly's!

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I too am watching with interest - might have to buy one, looks great! Nice work on your build!

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I enjoy very much watching you build it but I might avoid doing so myself!

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Aaawww, s'not as bad as it looks, chaps.
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Some more paint on. Yayy, me.

Gave the tail cone a base of Humbrol 56 Gun Metal tinted w/ black. It's easier to undercoat with the darker metalliser then mask the fastener latches with thin tape..
Had to try out some MM 'German Silver' for the tail cone. It's rat bright and purdy!.
I picked up two bottles of German Silver, one of MM 'Steel non-buffing' and a Testors sq. bottle 'Steel'. from the sales bin.



The classic camo of the operational 'frames had a distinctive squiggly demarcation.
The SEA is a tricky sucker to paint, lesson learned from the Scooters. This time i wasn't going to overload with masking - grappling BluTac snakes into submission tests the "No Drinking On The Job" policy - and attack a section at a time.
(No, I don't drink.)
Also gives me fewer conniption fits should I have to touch-up the little b*****s.



AND . . my nose landing light's black surround acksherly looks quite neat. Major pain to mask w/ insanely thin tape strip. One corner needs some black to tidy things up.
I attack each section with both the base colour then a thinned, lightened shade in random pattern. Sort of a trompe l'oeil to simulate glare and add character.

Next, the black nose panel.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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Painting, painting . . and more painting.
Taking it slower this time around. SEA three-colour is far easier to mask and shoot when done in sections.
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H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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Almost at the happy dance.
Finished up the main colours. Taking it slow with thinner paint still gave me some overspray. But I'll have another go on the rear demarcation, to get a smoother curve.

Now the fine AB, to bring a more even coat to the patchiness. That is deliberate, btw.
Last step before the clear gloss is a thinned base colour to blend all the contrasts.

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H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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Down to the wire, laying on gloss, and something had to happen.
White residue.

Three-colour looks rather nice.



Auto gloss coat normally works well.
Until now;





Ah, well, that's what fine-grit paper's for, isn't it?

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

FLY BAC 167 Strikemaster WIP 4 years 2 weeks ago #17

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Looking good Ross. Hope you get the white residue sorted. Usually due to moisture in the paint, or too much thinner, or too much air pressure.

Were you aware that the wavy edge lower camo demarcation was only for the delivery scheme and the aircraft were repainted later with straight demarcation line between upper and lower camo?

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Interesting you say that, Craig. Dave Wilson. has shown me pics of operational Blunties at OHK, between '73 and '78, all with wavy demarcation lines as standard.
Anyhoos, I prefer this camo pattern to the non-wavy.

White stuff is now gone. Light sanding and polish, it come out like glass.

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H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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Correct - delivery scheme. They weren't repainted immediately, but when they went through service and starting getting repaints, the wavy lines went too.

Good to hear the polishing worked. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Pulled out my Aeroclub and Fly kits yesterday, and there is a big difference in fuselage shape. Going to have to do some more research and see where the discrepancies with the real aircraft originate between the two. Might end up being a kit bash. Also picked up the very nice Bren Gun photo etch which lloks like it will add a lot to the kit.

I plan to build mine as they appeared when I was working on them, ali tape patches and all.

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Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1
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That explains it.
I was cogitating on this, lying in bed staring into the dark.
Came to the same conclusion. Depot-level would inevitably result in a paint-strip. I also recall the wing refurbishment phase, to address the fatigue issues.
That would have seen additional maintenance, while they had them "in the shop".

Mystery solved. Though I will still do my kit (No 2) with wavy line. It looks cool.
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So far the noticeable discrepancy of the FLY is the anorexic nose. The taper is too sharp though has has been noted elsewhere the correction surgery would be extensive and tricky.
I've left it as-is. Close enough for govt. work.

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There are two types of aircraft: fighters and targets

On the bench:
H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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The panel wash begins.
Been using Burnt Sienna w/ a spot of deep blue for the underside. It's less stark than black or black/brown.
The rattle can white doesn't need a gloss coat. I sand wet with 1200-grit then give it some polish cream.
Found a handy aid to scrubbing off the excess. Water and meths mix takes the extra acrylic off far easier than soapy water alone, and reduces the hazard of scrubbing away the camo.

The kit decals are thicker than expected. Used a few splashes of SolvaSet to soften the smaller decal on the intake trunk.
I'll finish shooting the remainder of the gloss for more panel wash





- been taking it an area at a time - and apply the rest of the kit decals. I'll have to order some from Old Models, to finish the Sqn markings. It simply won't look right without the baclk-n-white diamonds and fin flash.

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On the bench:
H/C 1/48 T.11 Vampire, Esci A-1H, ICM Bf-109F-4, Airfix 1/72 F-84F, Italeri 1/48 MV-22, Airfix 1/48 P-51D

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I really like the way the weathering is coming together. The underneath looks great.

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