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Review Copper State Models: Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 09:50 PM GMT+7


New from Copper State Models come a pair of highly detailed kits of the "Big Ack".

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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Hi again

I promised Edgar at Copper State that I'd make a start on his kit at the first opportunity, so I began some prep work on the cockpit at teatime.



It was a chance to dip a toe in the water folding some etched parts - the ammunition canister is one piece - and it all seems to be lining up very neatly. There are a few light ejection pin marks to take care of and then I'll start throwing some paint at the sub-assemblies. Luckily the colours are all to hand from the SE.5a that's on my other workbench.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Hi again

No fresh pics yet, but I did make a bit of overdue progress today. I've primed the interior with a coat of "linen" ahead of picking out the woodwork and had a go at constructing the etched metal Lewis drum racks.

I found one a piece of cake, but the other style was much more fiddly. I've ended up splitting it in two to make painting easier, and I think they should both look pretty neat when done. They are so much more delicate than could have been moulded in plastic, it's worth the effort constructing them.

Hopefully I'll have some pics to show before too long.

All the best

Rowan
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Hi again

I squeezed in another mini-session today. No pics still (sorry), but I'm trying to learn from Libor Jekl who not only builds phenomenally well, but maintains an almost frightening output rate. I remember his advice to just try to make a little progress every day, however small it may seem in the overall scheme of things, because it all adds up.

So, today was the fuel tank and a bit of pre-prep of more fuselage parts ready for the first wood colours (hopefully) tomorrow after work.

And the good news here in the UK is (for modeller's, at least)... following our short heatwave, the weather's apparently set to break, so the humidity should drop and make airbrushing easier.

All the best

Rowan