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Here's my start point. 2054Z on Saturday 21 Dec 19.

I have no idea how to show a time and a date in big numbers on my phone so if you don't believe me then right click on the photo and knock yourself out.

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Furiously getting stuck in I have now glued four bits and slapped on some paint.

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No stopping me now..another three bits glued in.

The yellow dot is supposed to be a round knob. It will probably be taken off. Don't know why I bother though because as usual none of it can be seen afterwards.

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since then seat belts made from tape and the fuselage joined. 

Nose had to be clamped as there is a bend in the fuselage. Fortunately it bends equally on both sides.

Finished that lot at 2230.

 

 

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Nice one Richard! 
Your calendar has just made me think
You started on the shortest day of the year.   Darren has short changed us.
From now on I suggest we hold the Weekender GBs on the Summer Solstice when the days are longer! 

Those chocolate coins are handy though at this time of the year for making models look smaller than they really are. :P
This is going to be really cute when finished! 
 

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Here is the result of me kidding on that I am further on than I am.

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I can't put on the 'Royal Navy' titles and fuselage serial until the paint fully cures and I can remove my index finger and thumb prints. ☹️

Wing is only tacked on.

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You should wear latex gloves, Richard.
That way you get white speckles from the previous airbrushing in black paint instead of thumbprints 

At least you weren't flying it around the the house making aeroplane engine sounds. 
Only because it doesn't have an engine.  
 

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At 1330 I was sitting with a coffee and reading the newspaper quite confident that I would finish the wee glider before tonight's deadline so no mad rush.

My wife says "What time are you going out tonight?"

I had completely forgotten about the club curry night so instead of a leisurely completion before 2053Z I now had until 1750Z 😱

I really need to stop all this tinyness..

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1602 Monday 23 DEC 19    FINISHED.

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MPM kit straight from the box with just some tape seatbelts added. 

Brush painted with cream coloured acrylic artists paint.

Markings from Modeldecal sheets.

Grunau Baby IIb, VS220, with the Fulmar Gliding Club, RNAS Milltown 1964.

Not long after I saw it,it was grounded due to glue failure. It lay in bits in the hangar and was eventually burnt which was a travesty for this genuine ex Luftwaffe glider.

More pics in gallery later.

 

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Well done! That’s a nice little model. You deserve a nice curry now 🍛.
Top non modelling tip, apologies for being off topic: Remember to put some loo roll in the fridge ready for tomorrow 🔥 🧻 🧊 👍 

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1 minute ago, RWG686 said:

Yes.

The Dunoon branch of the Arthritic Modellers Society :smile:

Is it the Plastic Addict Anonymous meeting next week?

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1 minute ago, Arctica 123 said:

Remember to put some loo roll in the fridge ready for tomorrow

It's just a hunch, but I've got a feeling that you might just fit in here. 

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That's a nice looking Glider Richard, you don't see too many being built. It's a pity the real one was destroyed I bet a few museums would have liked to have saved it. 

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Well done Richard. I did wonder how you were going to manage to make a kit of something you have seen (to stick to your self imposed rule) in 48 hours. I guess it helps to (a) have been around long enough to have seen a lot of stuff*, (b) have a large stash to choose from.

Duncan B

*I resisted calling you an old Git, will leave that to Che Guava :)

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