Martin Baker MB2

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  1. woljags

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    yet another rare kit i've dusted off to build,this time just as a break from my other larger project,this kit is a vac form by Airframe dated from 1978

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    after checking what was in the kit[ie not a lot] i 1st of all i cleaned up and glued the fuselage together



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    next after rubbing down the mating edges the wings were glued together and then joined to the fuselage

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    next i gave it a coat of paint as a undercoat and left it to dry overnight

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    the plastic used is very poor and it will require a lot of filling once dry.

    I will leave this now for a few days to harden off before filling and cutting out the cockpit to put in a little detail,i can't find much on the aircraft regarding interior detail so i will just put in the basics as you won't see much once the canopy is fitted
     
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    Very well done so far!
     
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    thanks very much,hopefully it will come out as well as some of yours
     
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    Good stuff. Your braver then me, I'd never attempt such a model! :shock:
     
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    Good work mate, vacforms can be a real challenge....
     
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    after leaving over night to dry i cut out the cockpit area after eating my corn flakes
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    then after more filling

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    i made a small seat then and fitted the canopy

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    then another coat of undercoat before going off to work to build another larger project

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    A lot of work has been done so far. I'm looking forward to the final product. Keep working on.
     
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    this about the only pic i can find on the aircraft,research says it is olive green all over,type a1 RAF roundels on top of wing and fuselage and type a underwings,does anyone know what type a roundals look like please
     
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    Type 'A' roundels are the plain blue/white/red. The Type A1 are the same, but with the broad yellow outer ring.
     
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    undercarrage fitted along with prop made from pen tops
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    then painted in olive drab
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    once dry i will try to find some markings in my spares box
     
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    Interesting.. I have Googled and found these.... most of very interesting images can be found here :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/brainengineer0/MartinBakerAircraft#
     

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    And the rest of pictures I have found via the net.
     

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    wow where did you find those pics,i'm not sure they are all of the MB2 though
     
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    #14 Wurger, Mar 15, 2011
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    I've just used Google and voila..... Believing in captions of these shots it's MB-2. However. the first one seems to be the initial prototype. These next images show late and later variants of the plane.

    BTW...in my opinion, it is a very nice subject for scratch building.
     
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    Oh...you might be interested in this as well. But comparing the model to these pictures above I would say it is a little bit incorrect. A modeller made a few mistakes.As a result she is the "mixture" of all variants.

    1/72 Merlin Martin Baker MB-2 by Keith Hudson
     
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    i like the rarer subjects or rare kits myself too,i do have some real jems hidden away including aircraft from germany/japan/italy/usa/france/russia/poland plus a few others,i also have quite a few ww1 and inter war fighter/bombers
     
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    It sounds interesting. Which of Polish aircraft do you have in your stash?
     
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    the 1st one that comes to mind is a lws.czapla,but there are quite a few others,i will go through them and put on a list
     
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    Yes ... Czapla the Polish recco plane. Of what scale?
     
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    all my aircraft are 1/72nd ,i started using this scale originally as i wanted some detail but was sort of space to store/display afterwards,my original collection of around 1000 rare and interesting kits were collected from about the age of 10-17,this was stolen while in store when i bought my 1st house,my second collection i collected from the ages of 30-45,this proved harder to do although this time round i knew what i wanted due to there being less kits out there and no local modeling shops
     
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