Friday, May 4, 2012

The Great Hawker Named-After-A-Weather-Event Aircraft Group Build Day 4

Good evening,

Had a few more hours to potter away with the Typhoon. I have, if not solved the problem of the closed undercarriage doors, at least got me a fix I'm happy with. I cut off the wheel struts that were molded onto the inside of the doors...


...and cut some card that I glued inside the wing to...

  • Support the closed doors to give them a bit of strength

  • And so's they'd hopefully sit flush with the wing itself





I've even managed to apply a bit of paint!


Next thing - paint the pilot.

Model on,

Nick

11 comments:

  1. A very neat solution my friend, well thought out and executed. Looking forward to next installment.

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    1. Thanks John.

      I had previously tried to close some Thunderbolt u/c doors that weren't designed to be closed without any internal support. It didn't work so well. I'm hoping this'll solve this potential problem for the Typhoon...though I won't know 'till I glue 'em!

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  2. Funny enough Nick I am using the same method to rectify the same issue, however I am using plastic rather than cardboard.

    Good progress!

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    1. Excellent! (I must be learning something!) Your's is coming along nicely too.

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    2. Opps, that should by "yours". Yours should never have an apostrophe. (I had to look it up!)

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    3. Good grief Nick...You just lost ten points mate. Do try harder lol.

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    4. Yes Mr Paul. Thank you Mr Paul.

      (English is a tricky language!)

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  3. Well done that man, an excellent solution to a rather airfix-y problem!
    Looing good so far.....cant wait till you try and fix the wing/fuse problem :)

    Andy

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    1. Cheers Andy. Ummm...what wing/fuse problem?

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  4. Mine took a bollock load of filing to fit in at all, it was rather annoying.

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    1. Yeah, well, it ain't the grandest kit ever... :-)

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