Special hobby 1/48 Fairey Barracuda MK.2

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  1. TimEwers

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    This will be a slow build as I am not too happy about the way the Fulmar turned out I hope by going slow I can avoid the mistakes I made with that one.

    Dang sure going to make sure the sides are not warped which threw everything else off from that build.

    But anyway How do you remove these pieces without destroying them. I have only the basics of tools right now to work with. Kinda wish they had included the non resin parts but they did not.
     

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    It's normally better to use a razor saw to remove the casting blocks, cutting slowly and steadily.
     
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    I just picked up a razor saw (and this kit!), and it works wonders. They aren't very expensive, and are useful for more than just the resin. I'll be keeping my eye on this one!
     
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    Intersting choice....look forward to seeing it come together...
     
  5. TimEwers

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    Well here's what I have been able to do so far hen I can get a razor saw Ill work on the rest.
    And here is the highs and lows so far as well.
    High a interesting kit to be sure.
    Low a bit too much for what you don't get.
    1 no bombs or torpedo
    2 no side wall detail even tho you can see inside quite a bit.
    3 only the main decals are included no stenciling.
    4 the inside parts need trimmed as they are all too big or the sides too narrow.
    5 the rear mg's are nice but no way to show them in firing position the mount is just a box, which is a shame
    6 Wings are going to be a problem as there is no attachment points from What I can see the only support is going to be the landing gear.
    7 bomb and torpedo attachments look simplified could have included resin and or PE parts for that as the only pe parts you get are the seat belts and the dust covers for the engine intake and the radar antenna.
    8 Some one with scratch building skills could probably make the missing stuff but I'm not one of those with scratch building skills, and I don't have the stuff to work with nohow.
     

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    It looks like you are off to a pretty good start! Keep on chugging.
     
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    Well here is a small update what you see is what you get for the cockpit and back area.the back part is not glued in at this point as I'm still needing to get a hack saw for the seats. And everything needs to be trimed which I did but there is still big gaps on the bottom and top in places.

    Also wont see much of this when it's closed up as you can't pose the canopy open,kinda defeats the point of having all this resin stuff.
     

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    Looking good. :)
     
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    Looks good so far.
     
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    Another update wings together no gaps with them. Still bummed that there is no Bomb racks. And engine intake. Unfortunately gap in one of the dive flaps.
     

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    Well Razor saw acquired and now the killing of resin and plastic will begin.
     
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    It's a good thing resin and plastic are always in season. You are doing great, keep going.
     
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    Got the ten pounds of resin off the seats and exhausts Trimed everything else to fit, this is where I am at. nothing is glued in yet I am just seeing how bad the gaps will be and they are not too bad. Wont have to mess to much with puttying.

    And as you can see you can't see too much of the detail after closing things up, which is good as I broke both mg barrels.

    Why does the pictures upload out of order, and it seems to mix things up too.

    DO I need to do one Picture at a time?.
     

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    I have the same effect if I want to upload more than one image. But it isn't the rule. To be honest I don't know why the forum system does it in the way. Uplading one picture at a time works good and usually I follow the way.

    Nice job so far Tim. Keep working. :)
     
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    I agree, looking pretty sweet.
     
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