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Old 26-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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you guys just had to go an et me started didn't ya? Well thanks, I'm glad you did these kits 'o' mine have been sat in boxes too long.

So you've seen the TB2, so now I've made a re-start on TB1, also from A&B and at around 300.00 retail in 2000/2001.

This is how it's been for the last 6 years


Got started with a rub down of the engine section


Then a coat of filler primer


This I've done to weed out the rough spots, than along came my daughter and was most insistent on lending a hand so not wanting to stifle enthusiasm and her interest I let her loose with the paint brush (it'll get redone anyway)



Not bad for a 6 year old I'd say


Once she was done I set about drilling out the engines


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Old 27-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hey Knight,

For goodness sake, don't take that model into London from Kent as that will incur the 25.00 Gas guzzler congestion charge!

What an amazing awesome attractive machine.
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Old 27-04-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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A very cool model, and a nice paint job from the daughter.
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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Bravo for introducing your daughter to model making!
I've tried the same with my son, but all he's interested in is painting also.

Looking forward to the completed model.
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:11 PM   #5
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Bravo for introducing your daughter to model making!
I've tried the same with my son, but all he's interested in is painting also.

Looking forward to the completed model.
She introduced herself I had no choice lol
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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That's the way to go. My son is wanting to start a second model, so I might try a space one this time rather than a tank.
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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I just test sprayed the main fuselage (pics later) and she's told me off cos she wanted to paint it, awww bless
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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Just a question about where the fuselage meets the nose cone, is it a bit square or is that just a trick of the light?
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:55 PM   #9
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Maybe a trick of the light, bear in mind in that pic the fuselage halves are only tied together not glued/fixed in any way, she's 'balancing' together.
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Old 27-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #10
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Got it.
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Old 27-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #11
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thats great I love it, I know nothing about the kit, is it studio scale?

cheers

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Old 27-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #12
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Thanks for the comments guys.
Mike, it is studio scale in as much as it is 37" /940mm/3'1" from nose to tail, whether or not a model of this size was used in actual production I couldn't say, perhaps Mark42 or DFX might shed some light on that. As mentioned in other threads I bought this 7-8 years ago from Comet along with my other grail kits. It was made by A&B models.

On with the update

Gave the centre section the obligatory coat of filler primer


My daughter then decided she wanted to be involved so,


I then took the plunge and joined the fuselage halves, there have been problems with this and a hell of a lot of sanding and more still required to get it right.


Then gave it a coat of Gunmetal (This will not be the final colour!) oh and a little play around in editor...


Finally, I dug the wings out of mothballs and loosely placed them (still got to cut out the base). What strikes me is the difference to the overall appearance adding the tailfins makes (again NOT fixed in final position)


More pics here...http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid PLEASE NOTE PASSWORD IS 'Anderson'

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Old 28-04-2008, 11:04 AM   #13
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For some reason the password is failing for me mate. I tried it in both upper and lowercase just in case but no access

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Edit : Finally got in using Anderson (capital A rest in lower case)
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Old 28-04-2008, 09:22 PM   #14
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For some reason the password is failing for me mate. I tried it in both upper and lowercase just in case but no access

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Edit : Finally got in using Anderson (capital A rest in lower case)

Yeah noticed that got the same over on TB2 thread , sorry my bad hadn't realised it was case sensitive, how do I do the emoticon for DUMBASS ?
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Old 28-04-2008, 09:54 PM   #15
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Default By the seat of your pants modelling or making it up as you go...

Got in from work and just couldn't resist, the wings are bugging me, So


rough guess, drill a hole...................yes my marking out is really that haphazard, but hey I get away with it lol...

Hack away with suitable tool, or whatever you can get hold of................No really that's about as precise as precision gets with me

Et VOILA!......."I love it when a plan comes together"

Seems snug enough to me.......don'tcha think?

Tomorrow,,, the left wing...
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Old 29-04-2008, 08:09 AM   #16
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The wings certainly make a difference and that's a novel new use for a tile cutter! I bet it blasted through the resin quite easily.
Did they provide you with decals for this kit? If so are they dry transfer or water slide?

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Old 29-04-2008, 09:21 AM   #17
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That makes the difference doesn't it. Coming together nicely. I still wonder whether the end of the fuselage where it meets the cone couldn't be a little rounder, thinner, not to get rid of the lip but to make it more streamlined. Its supposed to follow the same line but with the lip cut into it (if that makes any sense.) It almost looks like that top fuselage section is a little fat.
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Old 29-04-2008, 09:50 PM   #18
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Tomorrow,,, the left wing[/b]
OK as all plans can go, late home,knackered, can't be arsed tonight so the wing will have to wait.
Q&A...Yes Slate she came with some adhesive backed paper ones as per the studio models I took them to sign writers in Canterbury years ago who did them in vinyl but they just didn't look right, they then got lost somewhere during all the domestic bliss/seperation etc etc and multiple moves so armed with fresh info and more accurate will go back to sign writers when time comes and get fresh ones made up.

Tony42, not so sure, I've been scouring loadsa screen caps and as with all things Anderson they vary greatly, I know the nose cone is too pointed too and a tad too long but some things are the way they are and it may be more trouble than my skills permit to correct it, so as with the TB2 some things I'm just gonna have to accept as is, I will do my best to get it as close as poss.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:24 PM   #19
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update:

I got around to cutting out the other recess for the other wing here's a couple of shots, with flash and with-out. NOTE the wings are not fixed and I still have some internal sanding to do to fit the left wing. Once done I'll drill and pin them in place, got a couple of ideas about what method to use to get them to open


bit miffed, damaged the nose cone during the process.

Larger pics here...http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid
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Just wondering: when the TB1 model was filmed with its wings swept forward, were the slots/gaps visible?
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