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4 years 11 months ago #2 by Glenn
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Wahoo another sky hawk build underway :)

So many of these birds getting built at once :cheer:

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4 years 11 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
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Nice. Look forward to progress.

From memory, the Snakeyes in the Mono 2nd gen Harrier are Mk.81s.

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #4 by IAN
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Hmmmm, I'll check that Craig, Thanks for the heads-up.

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4 years 11 months ago #5 by Gary
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Oh really Ian? :P



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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #6 by IAN
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Made a little progress today.

First I cut-down one of the 300gallon wing tanks, so it will sit on the centreline pylon, and fashioned a 'cap' for it from some old plastic card:





Next, I built the model, well the main bits anyways :whistle: :










All comments, queries and criticism welcome. More soon.

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4 years 11 months ago #7 by IAN
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Primer on:












Going to leave it a few days to dry thoroughly, then start with the white.

AFN

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4 years 11 months ago #8 by CyNaKyL
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Looking good Ian, I'm nearly up to the same point with my one...

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4 years 11 months ago #9 by Craig Sargent
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You're making good progress. Look forward to seeing it with some paint on.

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4 years 10 months ago #10 by IAN
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Two light coats of Tamiya matt white. Ready for a coat of glossy white now, that should be enough for the decals to sit on.











More soon, stay tuned.

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4 years 10 months ago #11 by CyNaKyL
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Looking all "white". Keep it coming Ian...

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4 years 10 months ago #12 by IAN
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CyNaKyL wrote: Looking all "white". Keep it coming Ian...


...Really, that's the best you can do ?? - I despair, I really do :P

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #13 by CyNaKyL
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Yeah it's a work day and it's one of those "can't be arsed" ones... Us kiwi's do tend to lack the razor sharp wit that you poms exhibit on a regular basis also... :lol:

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4 years 10 months ago #14 by IAN
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CyNaKyL wrote: ... Us kiwi's do tend to lack the razor sharp wit that you poms exhibit on a regular basis also... :lol:


Yeah, I noticed that. I gave-up on 'Bon mot' & irony at work as I was the only one practicing them !!

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4 years 10 months ago #15 by IAN
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Yellow trim and red bits done today. As it's my birthday tmorrow, I may be allowed some bench-time tomorow afternoon to get the first Lt Gull Grey coat sprayed.

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4 years 10 months ago #16 by IAN
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Intake lips and slat bays already sprayed Tamiya enamel red, fin flash is Xtyracolour RAF Trainer Yellow, the grey is my very old and much thinned Xtracolour Lt Gull Grey.









Maybe more this evening, but more likely tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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4 years 10 months ago #17 by Dangermouse84
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Looking good Ian

Slow is steady, steady is fast
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4 years 10 months ago #18 by CyNaKyL
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Coming along nicely Ian. Happy birthday for yesterday too! Facebook declined to tell me that it was yesterday... fail....

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4 years 10 months ago #19 by IAN
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Main painting done :woohoo:







Next, decals !!

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4 years 10 months ago #20 by grover
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Looking nice Ian

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4 years 10 months ago #21 by Nosferatu
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Nice Job Ian!!

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4 years 10 months ago #22 by Tiger
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Looking good Ian
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4 years 10 months ago #23 by IAN
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Decals on:






Next, weathering (and there won't be too much of that :whistle: )

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4 years 10 months ago #24 by Nosferatu
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Really comes alive with the decals on Ian... Looks great!

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4 years 10 months ago #25 by grover
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Yeah looking awesome Ian

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4 years 10 months ago #26 by Glenn
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Looking great Ian :)
She come to life with them decals added :cheer:
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4 years 10 months ago #27 by Craig Sargent
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Nice progress. Feel free to make your pictures larger though so we can see the work a little clearer. The forum software will resize to the necessary maximum size for you when you upload them.

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4 years 10 months ago #28 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking really nice Ian
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4 years 10 months ago #29 by CyNaKyL
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Looking good Ian! I'll have to try and catch up as the garage has been way too hot and humid to spray lately. As well as my daughter starting the terrible two's a few months early, I haven't had a lot of time to do any modelling, other than working on my Meng Terminator while watching tv some nights...

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4 years 10 months ago #30 by Dangermouse84
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That is really cool Ian. I am now thinking I am going to have to do one of that era now lol

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4 years 10 months ago #31 by IAN
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Thanks DM (and everyone else), if you do decide to build a 'Vietnam' era Skyhawk, I got some spare decals from the CAM sheet you can have.

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