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Another of the 4 kits I will be building for this GB. I have not started yet, but stay tuned for more details and pictures in the next few days!!

Sean

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I managed to get a start on this the other day.

I started working on the engine nacelles. Unfortunately, it turns out I am missing one of the wheel well bay tops, so I have decided to build this as a wheels up build. The wheel well doors is HORRIBLE, so it has taken a lot of time to get them looking passable.

You can see the small indent I had to fill here where the door hinge was supposed to mount

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here is how I filled the hole mentioned above

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I had to extend the rear doors to fill a significant gap

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here you can see the whole thing put together with a quick initial sand

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I should have some more work done next week. I am off to the Geneseo Airshow this weekend and I REALLY want to get my spitfires done.

Sean

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not much to show with this build. I have since painted the details, flat coated everything and glued the fuselage together. the kit was missing one of the control columns, so I am hoping no one will notice nce the canopy is glued on. time will tell.

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Sean

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sorry for the delay everybody. Things have been busy around here. I have been getting work done on this, just not as much as I would have liked.

I am in the midst of painting this one and it is looking great.

Here are a few pictures of where I am at now:

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Thanks for looking,

Sean

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Hi Sean

Great to see you building kits of some nice aircraft here - two Hawkeyes included. Very ambitious. Which of the Hawkeye kits would you say is best?

Ian

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They are both the same plastic. but in terms of options, I prefer the Italeri. More versions and more decals.

Overall it is a nice kit!!

Sean

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UPDATE TIME!!!

Here are some pictures of the progress up to now:

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EDIT: realised I ahd mixed up the pictures. they have been corrected

Sean

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EDIT: i realised I had mixed up the pictures. This post has been moved to the right thread

Sean

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No pictures till this is done.

I have all the decals on and the majority of the weathering is done. I just need to spray a bit of exhaust, flat coat and then add the fiddly bits. Should be done in the next week or so!!!

Stay tuned for the completed kit!!!

Sean

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Sean,

Looking good - nice clean-up on the 'gear-up' option. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Cheers,

David

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