TRS2 by contrail

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  1. woljags

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    after doing my 1st vac form kit for 30 years when i built the MB2 [still doing little bits on it that i will update on that thread,i thought i'd try something a little easier if there is such a thing with vac form,pics to follow shortly
     
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    Well....I guess we will see shortly, won't we! :)
     
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    #3 woljags, Apr 3, 2011
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    i plan to put some detail into this kit as its very basic and rare but of an interesting subject

    1st i cut out the main body parts from the sheet

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    cut out and added the cockpit floor

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    next went in the bulkhead including the walls of the undercarrage housings and i weighted the nose



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    using a pencil i shaded the front to show up the mould lines
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    then i cut out the windows
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    then back to the cockpit to start making up the interior as some will be seen
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    next plan to add some more detail to the cockpit before painting it in the correct colour
     
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    Good stuff so far. That's a lot of work to do for this one!
     
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    i'm enjoying this one for a vac-form its going together quite well a bit fiderly in place but ok,i don't think Chris see's it that wat though as i've been working on it all day
     
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    after a tryle fit of the top of the fuselage it was glued into place
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    then the filling started,boy was that boring
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    the body was then primed to see what we had
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    the last pic shows the wings assembled and glued into place these will need a lot of work due to the wing edges needing to be very thin,i gave up trying to use the kit profiles as they were far too thick
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    Great work mate!
     
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    I've never done a vac-u-forum kit. This should be fun to watch
     
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    great progress, looks good!
     
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    more progress on this one coming shortly as i'm having trouble getting the right finish to her paintwork,pics to follow
     
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    Looking good so far Bob - love the TSR2!
     
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    progress so far,i painted the model in a grey primer to show up any marks and the made up and fitted the undercarrage,the main legs in the kit were too short so i had to extend them using scrap sprue
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    then she was finished in matt white,i've found that the matt white does not cover very well and have had to give it several light coats of paint,i'm still not 100% happy with it at the moment so i might have to do it again
     
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    Looking good.:)
     
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    With Wojtek, great work Bob!
     
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    tough kit, but you are doing well....
     
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    Agree with all. I normally find that a white finish is best with one or two coats of matt white, followed by one or two coats of gloss white, with a clear gloss varnish finish coat. (Or semi-gloss for a more scale appearance.)
     
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    cheers chaps very kind,if i can get this paint to cover properly she should turn out quite well for me
     
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    nearly done now pics to follow shortly,as i've been finishing off all my started kits this week during the holiday before i have to put them all away for a few weeks because of the extention[we are about to knock through and replace the stairs,but very soon[another 6 weeks approx] i will have my own study/modeling room to display all the kits as well as the large wall mounted pic/diarama of white waltham airfield i started making,happy days
     
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    That's great news Bob, good on ya!
     
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