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Richard Foenander12/08/2017 03:37:49
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Hi Jimbo,

Have sneaked in to preview again and pleased to see it progress well. The Jig is holding the fiddly frame well and so is the painting with pre-shading.thumbs up Just found time to continue with my Tigermoth.



Sjors Greut12/08/2017 06:00:58
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Amazing work so far Jim!

I like your contraptionsmiley


John Race12/08/2017 09:06:29
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Jim .

Ema glue has arrived, waiting for its first outingsmiley Couldn't see on their website the applicator top that Andy mentioned. I need something as I am prone to knocking glue overcrying angryRuined 2 mats already.

Those blue protectors look like the ones used to separate sheets of glass/double glazing units. Very handy.

The shading on the wings looks good, must find my marker pen then .


Fernando Nijhuis13/08/2017 17:57:46
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Hi Jim,

Great result with the Mission Models paint, certainly one to keep my eyes out for and top work with keeping your pre-shade intact.thumbs up

Looking forward to the next update.teeth 2


Jim Barry13/08/2017 19:27:07
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Fine work, Jim. I just love this design.

Keith Hiscock13/08/2017 23:10:10
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Jim, This is coming along great.

I like the idea of the foam for masking, I've only used tissue in the small areas, will keep that in mind for next time.

keep it going .


jimbo14/08/2017 17:46:25
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Hi all

Steve - thanks. I used all manner of paints depending on the situation. I don't really have a favourite but if pushed I would choose Vallejo Model Color for brush painting and Lifecolor through the airbrush although this new Mission Models stuff does seem very good.

Graf von Dillini - good to see you Mein Herr. That commission build is great - understand why it took up your time.

Richard - the jig has certainly saved a lot of heartbreak on this very delicate structure.

Sjors - thanks.

John - I have not seen applicators for EMA. I just use an old brush. I am scared of spilling the glue as the bottle is rather tall so I stand the bottle in an old pot and around the bottle I have put some lead fishing shot. About 1cm deep. It stops it being top heavy.

Fernando - I am quite taken with the Mission Models paint. Only the second preshade I have managed to keep. I had a quick count up and I have obliterated 3 dont know

Jim - it was the look of the plane which made me buy it. It was not until I got the kit that I realised how delicate it would be and how much rigging/control line it had.

Keith - pieces of foam/sponge are really useful for masking. Just be sure the foam is soft, not the scratchy kind which can damage paintwork (he says speaking from experience crying 2)

A bit of an update. All the grey bits, struts and fuselage mainly, brush painted with Vallejo Model Color with some Klear added to give a slight sheen. Three thin coats.




I painted the tyres with Humbrol enamel. Mixed a light grey and added a spot of red. Looks about right for the old tyre colour in some reference photos. Stuck on the decals - had to swear a lot - and then sealed the whole wheel with Testors matt.


Thanks again for all you kind comments.


Edited By jimbo on 14/08/2017 17:46:53

Edited By jimbo on 14/08/2017 17:47:49

Peter Day 114/08/2017 17:58:59
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Very fine work Jim - it looks as delicate as a dragonfly (oops, you've made me go all poetic!).


Tony Dill 214/08/2017 20:33:05
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Ah Young Jimbo,

The old kite does look simply superb and delightfully fragile, showing the character of those Magnificent Men in their Flying machines


The Great Graf Von Dillinismile d

Richard Foenander15/08/2017 03:24:30
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Looks real sharp Jim,

All perfectly aligned and fragile as can be.



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