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The last Messerschmitt?

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PS. I think old Willy’s last successful solo production design was this:

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Somewhere I have a resin kit of one with, literally, about five pieces in it.

Then his last solo ‘not taken to production model’ flying thing design was this;

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A kit or two exist of it but they’re a little beyond my weekly pocket money allowance. A shame as it’s definitely ‘up my street’.

A prototype thing from a fascinating era, that wouldn’t look out of place being driven by female dolls (they were, they were dolls), from ‘Cloudbase’ in Captain Scarlet. 

Nearly every box ticked, right there :) 

However, not his last flying thing and not a wobbychopter, so I’ll go and sit on the naughty step and have a good think about what I’ve done now 😞.

A

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11 hours ago, Jessie_C said:

An Amodel kit needing filler!

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I'm more shocked that it needs so little filler! :blink:

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3 hours ago, Arctica 123 said:

How well do the the transparencies fit?

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Fit.   Noun.   Doesn't seem to have a Russian translation.

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Ok enough hilarity...the glazing..

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I really should just have stretched an Airfix one.

My A model made the roof in two pieces I have no idea. The clear bit doesn't fit the gap so I will have to trim back the solid roof.

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Wasn't sure which emoji to click on
I was simultaneously thankful I'll never build this kit, laughing out loud, baffled how you managed to make anything remotely stick together and sad all at the same time.
I'm guessing you had similar albeit highly intensified emotions.  

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1 hour ago, Walrus said:

Wasn't sure which emoji to click on
I was simultaneously thankful I'll never build this kit, laughing out loud, baffled how you managed to make anything remotely stick together and sad all at the same time.
I'm guessing you had similar albeit highly intensified emotions.  

That's a perfect description of building an Amodel kit.

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Move onto the Alouette mate it'll be easier all you need to do to get that to fit is not remove all of the flash! 

thats a better fit than some youve started with they must be improving, anyway i'm sure youll beat it into shape 

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A bit more filling and sanding with some of those wee sticky oot bits started and ready to be filed into shape.

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On 27/05/2020 at 02:13, Grunhertz said:

Move onto the Alouette mate it'll be easier all you need to do to get that to fit is not remove all of the flash! 

thats a better fit than some youve started with they must be improving, anyway i'm sure youll beat it into shape 

Yep,you'll only need your gas-axe for that Allez-Oop. 

 

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Did I ever mention that my skills in masking are 💩 So are a few others but masking takes the title.

I see build where the tape is peeled back and there is a razor sharp line with no bleed.

I used Tamiya tape and carefully rubbed the edges down.

I peel the tape  off and you'd think I'd masked it with a tattie sack.

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I'll sort it tomorrow..maybe!

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Masking and brush painting is a black art to me I think it's just because the brush lays down paint quite heavily 

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Seal the edge of yon tape with Kleer(same when using an airbrush.)Lightly fill in the edge with a fine brush,then brush away not toward the masked edge when filling in with colour. No tatties sacks will be harmed in using that procedure.

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Humbrol matt black applied two days ago plus today's application of Vallejo gloss varnish equals.....💩

Might as well have used Hammerite!

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The Humbrol black went on very easily and dried perfectly smooth and matt. It was a very old tin though.

I guess the varnish doesn't like being brushed on as on examination today it looks like I put it on with a tiling trowel.

Even a coat of clear didn't fill the furrows.

Light sanding job later I suspect.

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Nice stuff, the 105 was my favourite helo growing up as they used to fly over our place a lot (Bond Helicopters I believe) and I used to always pick up an Airfix version ……. never recall actually finishing one though! I'm pining for one now for old times sake, my mind tells me it was a brilliant little kit, although my mind may be a little fogged! Hope the paint finish comes good!

Bob

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Even he's spelt "Polis" wrong........:P

 

Looks good your Lairdship.

Wouldn't mind doing one myself(quite like the yellow over black)but I'm not sure whether Cheshire Polis actually

flew a 105,I think they had a Squirrel before the current swanky EC135 they buzz about in.

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I was just tootalling along with this one until somebody reminded me that we have only 9 days left so a bit of work today.

The final 17 individual letters were added to the starboard side and underneath.

Extensions were made to the skids and flotation gear made out of wire. The gas cylider for them is a cut down cocktail stick.

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Looks better with a lick of paint

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