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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:49 PM UTC
I have failed miserably to produce any models for the club stand at SMW for the past few years. That's mainly due to the mask thing but also because of the move down here. However I won't be having a trade stand this year and that is mainly because I miss getting to see the show and interacting with you guys during it!
So if I'm going to be part of the club stand this year I need to get some models done. I have many on the go so all I need to do is get some of those finished, easy peasy But no! I have started 2 more and I am about to start another! Here's one, can you tell what it is yet?

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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 06:13 PM UTC
Its an FW 190 of some sort.. 1/32 or 1/48?
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:51 PM UTC
Airfix 1/24 Fw-190 perchance?
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 04:28 PM UTC
It is an Fw190 and its an A-5 in 1/32 scale. The kit is the Hasegawa one in Herman Graff's markings which have a nice white and red "tulip" design on the cowling, note the mask blanks added to test the fit

I have also just started a Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk XVI
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
Looking good Mal, and it will be good to have you wandering around the show this year.
Must be great being retired and building models all day .
Andy :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 01:28 PM UTC
I would love to have the pleasure of walking round Telford with you this year Mal, hope you enjoy it, i'll be doing a 5K run on the Saturday...
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 01:20 PM UTC

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Looking good Mal, and it will be good to have you wandering around the show this year.
Must be great being retired and building models all day .
Andy :-)



I don't generally get to build models all day, but My PC is in the shop and I am happily missing it and cracking on with some models


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I would love to have the pleasure of walking round Telford with you this year Mal, hope you enjoy it, i'll be doing a 5K run on the Saturday...



Looking forward to it Andy having the trade stand is good, but the cost is great but not getting to see the show has taken its toll. I did actually give up on producing paint masks but it seems that I'm not going to be allowed to! So, to that end, I have been looking at the way that I do it and I think that I have found a fairly comfortable way to keep going. What I don't need is to advertise more than the articles that are fairly regularly appearing in magazines, using my paint masks. Not having the PC for a week is a little frustrating because although I can answer emails using my Jackies PC, I can't send out order forms etc, so things are stacking up for my attention for when I do get it back, hopefully today! The upshot is that I have been nicely forced to address the reasons why all the various models stalled.

The FW190 was built to this stage in short order when the engine was added into the 4 piece cowling it fitted well, but when offered up to the fuselage it didn't fit well at the bottom, where the complicated scalloped fairing is. I spent 3 weeks examining the fit and decided that, although the round disc at the rear of the engine was fitted properly into the cowling and the front armoured radiator piece fitted properly into the front of the cowling; showing the cowling was round. The scalloped area need to be lowered somewhat. I released the lower cowling part from the engine disc by using copious amounts of liquid glue and squeezing the cowling to release it. Then kept it in this position until the glue dried. affectively altering the shape at the rear of the cowling. Test fitting showed that the fit was now very much better phew! It wasn't perfect but was better.
I then spent about 4 weeks test fitting to see how I could now get the best fit and working out how I could then deal with that still poor fit! Having no PC and having dealt with most of the sticking points on the other models, I bit the bullet. However the available gluing area was very small and the thing hung on precariously, damn! There was now only one thing for it, to use epoxy to A, fill the gaps and make for a much better bond and B, build up the low areas, in the scalloped fairing to, hopefully get a decent join

So that is where I am at with this, more photos when I have my PC back, and I will look at posting pics of some of the other models that I mam hoping to get done for Telford, apart from the "secret" one
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC
Looks good Mal, sounds like you have overcome the issues with the cowling, be nice to see the photos once your PC is back up and running.

To have your aircraft on the stand for Telford again will be great and your presence behind the stand (or in front) will be much better. Oh I don't know if it's you or just the subjects but a few 1/32 aircraft have crept into the stash, most being between war biplanes. Any way on with the ships
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 05:48 PM UTC
Mal,
Looking forward to you being back on the stand again at SMW2015.
I hope we can have as good a muster of members as last year and perhaps even a few more 'newbies' between now and then.

Andy,
The venue is certainly Big I grant you, but mate...5K that's a hell of a shopping trip ! Haha

All the best to everyone, new thread being opened in a minute
Paul
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 06:49 PM UTC
I hope everybody is still working on some sort of party item!

If I can get it to work I may have a highly dangerous jelly which depending on experiments to make it last the weekend will either be non-edible or very intoxicating.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:20 PM UTC

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To have your aircraft on the stand for Telford again will be great and your presence behind the stand (or in front) will be much better. Oh I don't know if it's you or just the subjects but a few 1/32 aircraft have crept into the stash, most being between war biplanes. Any way on with the ships



Yep I'm looking forward to it Lucky but with all the 1/32 scale kits that I hope to have there won't be room for anyone else!


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Mal,
Looking forward to you being back on the stand again at SMW2015.
I hope we can have as good a muster of members as last year and perhaps even a few more 'newbies' between now and then.



Thanks Paul, it may seem strange! I'm sure that we will have enough, I'd like to bring Tom buthe would need to pay for about 7 nights in hotels as I drop the wife off at my Daughters in Bristol on the Thursday, staying over until Friday, then we are having a few days in Bristol when I get back from the show and there's no extra space for Tom at my daughters place.


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I hope everybody is still working on some sort of party item!

If I can get it to work I may have a highly dangerous jelly which depending on experiments to make it last the weekend will either be non-edible or very intoxicating.



I had forgotten about this but I did after my last post! I will speak to the missus and see if I can come up with something
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:53 PM UTC
The party theme is easy, but I need a vote on spending budget please. If you say 30-40 we probably won't spend it all.
If we have the stand as it normally is, we can use 3 extra grey poles at each end and simply tie printed balloons across fishing line spelling TEN YEARS plus a blank for the spacing. If we have helium ballons they will be above the string.this would be the major 'expense.'
We will then have table scatter along the table between ouur display models again.
A bag of 50 party poppers costs a pound and we can spread the contents around. I shall also get some silver foil confetti that will catch the eye.
Lucky is doing a jelly masterpiece, I'm doing a tiered silver cake stand of mini models set in the 'icing', so any other themed models would be great, drunken tank drivers etc model aircraft with wineglass nose art or No. 10 on cars ad so on.

If we are having a theme, bringing along models that don't reflect the theme takes away from it.
BUT some of us don't make models that can conform to a theme.
So, although I would like to think we should only have models on the table that reflect the theme, how practical is it to try and insist on it?
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:09 PM UTC
Ooh ooh ooh I've just tHought,

I'll get some name tags with our kitmaker names on, to put on the table alongside each model, (white names on union jacks),

but

I am also getting some miniature 10th birthday cards made to stand alongside your display model, to act as description title cards, and you can hand write them as you woud do a real greetings card

The cover will be a union jack with the Bulldog badge centred and 10 years in white across the top, the inside blank for your message, (No lucky, not massage). These will cost us nowt!


If anyone volunteered to bring along a genuine iced birthday cake or two, that would be a bonus yum.


Paul
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 10:09 PM UTC
I will see if jackie would bake a birthday cake, it would have to be chocolate I can't promise, but I will ask.

I also thought that it would be nice to have a few beers, but that means not driving. Do we have none drinkers that would be willing to transport the party animals? or we could get taxis in on the saturday?

To be honest, I had forgotten about the party theme and I was looking forward to displaying loads of models for a change! That could wait until next year though (I'll just have more! ) But what to do for the theme?
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 10:44 PM UTC
Mal from what I remember of the AGM we will still have our normal display of models, new build and secret then amongst that will be cakes and sweets etc. My contribution to the 'cake' part is highly dangerous jelly hiding a sub although to make it last the weekend the jelly may not be edible or it will be filled with vodka and frozen as thats the only way I can find to make jelly last for three days at room temperature.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 11:08 PM UTC
There are ways of doing this guys,
10 Ton,
10 cwt,
Mk 10
10 in markings.
Red 10/ Spades/clubs
Bandits 10' oclock
Angels 10
Maggies den
A10
Surface Fleet Nos
10 squadron
Kayten
DC10
U10
R10-1
Tenko !
Ferarri No 10
Legio 10 Romane.
10 Div
10th US Cavalry
1oth Foot
Thunderbird Ten ? Haha
There must be more than that to choose from
Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:55 AM UTC
Jackie has said yes to the cake

I'm thinking abaout what model I can do for the birthday scheme?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:07 PM UTC
Yum yum thanks to Jackie please.

Mal can you do masks so you can ice it as an RAF roundel ?

Hahaha

I don't know why but I just got a hankering for a blueberry muffin breakfast !
Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:33 AM UTC

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Mal can you do masks so you can ice it as an RAF roundel ?



I could but it isn't necessary, Jackie has an idea that would be better than that


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I don't know why but I just got a hankering for a blueberry muffin breakfast !
Paul



Are you spying on us? Jackie baked blueberry Muffins yesterday!