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PostSubject: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 5:46 pm

I'm still waiting for the black BMF for the Alfa so I'm going to dig into this one:




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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 11:04 pm

Tiny, tiny, tiny!!!

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:28 am

new tool airfix are so much nicer than the old stuff

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 3:01 pm

I finished up the interior last night and I have to say I think it is nicely done by Airfix. The instrument panel decal was a joy to work with.







new tool airfix are so much nicer than the old stuff wrote:

You got that right Paul.

The booms attach to the wings with an almost 'click' action and do not require aligning.



The whole wing then attaches to the fuselage, again with an almost 'click' action. Here it is mocked up without being glued:


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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 5:01 pm


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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 2:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 5:10 pm

Once again tiny, tiny, tiny! You definitely have my attention Al. I I honestly don't think my old eyes could handle anything that small with any degree of accuracy. You, on the other hand, are doing great.

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 5:31 pm

Very small, but looking great. That cockpit is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 1:07 am

Vampire?  There's a new one on me!  Cockpit indeed is amazing, no special aftermarket stuff needed, it seems.  Glad it's flying along so well.  BTW, when I do "close" work I use a cheapie all-in-one  lighted magnifier on a movable arm with a superbright compact fluorescent bulb.  It makes the tiny stuff seem big.  I think it was $6 at a craft store decades ago.
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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 6:40 pm

Thanks guys.

With my recent disastrous performance, it was with a great deal of trepidation that I masked up this one. Stripping a car body is easy, stripping and aircraft with interior glued in, is altogether harder.

I needn't have worried though as it came out absolutely perfect. No creep whatsoever and more importantly, no paint lift either.







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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 6:50 pm

Great looking design. And lots of tiny decals - wow.
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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 8:16 pm

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Thanks guys.

With my recent disastrous performance, it was with a great deal of trepidation that I masked up this one. Stripping a car body is easy, stripping and aircraft with interior glued in, is altogether harder.

I needn't have worried though as it came out absolutely perfect. No creep whatsoever and more importantly, no paint lift either.


So I take it you used a different primer?

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 9:58 pm

It's looking great Al. Echoing Paul, did you use a different primer?

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PostSubject: Re: De Havilland Vampire in 1:72   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 10:14 pm

Thanks John.

Nope!......... same primer only white!!!

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