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On 12/29/2022 at 1:03 PM, RWG686 said:

I'll be doing this.

 

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Well, in that case, I'll be finishing this off......

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I had a problem with the top fuselage joint so shelved it, but might as well get it moved onto the Shelf of Done now. My first foreign-registered civvie since the dawn of civvielisation.

With the help of @RWG686 and All-Scale's encouragement, I'm going to need a bigger shelf soon!

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10 minutes ago, RWG686 said:

What did you use for the red/orange?

Not having seen the real thing, I looked at every Survey Aircraft I could find. The shade in the photo varied a lot - I tried a mix of Humbrol Gloss Red with a bit of Orange. That had possibilities but was a bit 'muddy'. I compromised on straight Humbrol Red! I have a few other reds (notably revell), but that seemed closest. If the colour anything like the old BEA 'RedWing' red, it'll fade badly due to salt spray, so go for a faded red if you are 'weathering', otherwise, the basic bright red or flame red seems to fit the bill.

Funnily enough, the two pics at the top of the page look pretty close!

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3 hours ago, Che Guava said:

How much does the correction set differ from the kit windscreen?

No idea as I haven't got there yet. This is Ali's blurb on the Aerocraft Models site.

This is a new replacement section for the Revell (Originally Matchbox kit)
The kits biggest downfall as appearance is concerned is the incorrectly proportioned cockpit windscreen, this resolves that and a few other small details are improved upon. It comprises of three parts, a new lower fuselage section, a clear top section and a new interior bulkhead.

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With my 3 grandchildren (all under 7) being over from Slovakia, my modelling time is a bit restricted for the next week so as soon as they left tonight I got stuck into the Twin Otter.

First surgery.

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I'm having the passenger bit of the back doors open.

Both nose sections removed and I've made a start to opening the cockpit bulkhead door.

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Moving from destruction to construction.

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and that's it for tonight.

 

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1 hour ago, Blue Noser said:

see how the conversion works.

Quite detailed instructions to download with the conversion.

Interesting cut as top is at 90 degrees but the fuselage side  cut isn't. It slopes slightly forward.

I cut  from the inside using the forward bulkhead support as a guide.

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A bit more done tonight.

I've added some detail using card but the photo doesn't really show it very well. Not going to town as I only want an impression of an interior when you look in the door.

The engine gaps will need filling but that's a job for tomorrow

 

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Fuselage now together and ready for the great big clean up.

Should I ever build another kit I doubt if I would bother with the conversion set as it is a lot of work and as yet I can't see any gain. Will see how it looks at the end though.

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That nose is a shockingly poor fit. It looks like you'll need to sand about 1mm thickness off the entire upper surface. I wonder if the resin shrank while it was curing?

Oh well. At least you'll get to enjoy some more filler :P

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On 12/29/2022 at 1:03 PM, RWG686 said:

I'll be doing this.

 

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Standard question, where did you see this, I'm guessing not in the Antarctic.

Just going to call it the standard question from now on.

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6 hours ago, DC3 said:

where did you see this,

They come back to the UK in their winter.

I saw three in formation one day near Prestwick.  Loganair chartered one and I saw the others (and the Dash 7) at Duxford.

Does that satisfy your curiosity?

Unfortunately never got further south than Mauritius ..still a wee bit away from Antarctica.

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