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That is insane! Well done keeping up the attention to detail - the mojo must have struggled along the way. Damned impressive beast.

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That is absolutely superb. Got the Wasp boxing of this kit so will be referring back here when I get round to it.

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Thank you all again for your kind words :grin:

I have to say that it was a struggle sometimes to carry on with the repetitive stuff, when something new (and not involving PE :frown: ) was just over the page on the instructions :-D

@Kit: I suspect the Wasp has even more walkways around the hull & superstructure than Iwo does, judging by the bits left on the sprues....either that or I missed a whole page out somewhere? :roll: :-D :-D

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After a lengthy build of the USS Iwo Jima I fancied something a little less involved and a bit different. I have always liked MGs and have owned four ZTs over the last 10 years or so, although I would love to drive something like the Magnette!
The build was OOB except for a small length of lead wire painted copper from the fuel tank and some tin foil painted red as the top strap for the spare wheel


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Very nice build. A real classic

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Nice to see this one all fits together as I have that same boxing. Looks good.

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What a great looking classic MG, Iggie. I'm also an enthusiast for the marque and own a MGF VVC. In fact I got caught speeding in it last week, so I was very happy about that as you can imagine. I get to go on a speed awareness course now to keep the points off my licence and I will be relieved of £85.00 for the privilege. Wonderful :evil: :evil:

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Dang! That is cool! I'd love to have a go at something like that.


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That MG is stunning.

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Thank you Gents, I'm glad you like it :-D
It was nice to get back to a small and relatively straight forward build after the mammoth Iwo Jima!

For my next trick:

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I started this rather ancient kit yesterday evening and this is the progress as of about half an hour ago. Strictly OOB apart from the rigging
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Paint starts tomorrow :grin:

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Quick work :twisted:

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NIce work on that MG, Iggie. :grin: I also like the progress on the Walrus. What do you use for rigging?


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Love the MG!
And that is fast work on the Walrus! Including rigging!
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Thanks folks!

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NIce work on that MG, Iggie. :grin: I also like the progress on the Walrus. What do you use for rigging?


The rigging on the Walrus is 'knitting-in' (or Shirring) elastic; it comes in 200m reels (so good for at least a couple of squadrons :shock: ) for £2.50
Available from the online auction site (UK): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Shirring-Elastic-Clear-Knitting-in-Elastic-200m-x-0-5mm-Spool/222080031464?hash=item33b5005ae8:g:fkwAAOSwLVZVs4NG

The advantage with the Walrus even in 1/72 is that the wings come in two parts each, an upper and lower piece to each wing. That makes it easier to drill holes and not have too much clean up to do around them like you get with solid wings on smaller planes. The downside is that you need to assemble the lower wing upper surfaces to the fuselage before adding the lower surface (if that makes sense) to allow threading of the elastic. The upper wing can be assembled after threading enough elastic through the holes such that it will reach easily (and without stretching it) the required holes in the lower wing.....
I suppose, thinking about it, that you could do the reverse; thread the elastic through the lower wing first, assemble the lower wing in full, and then thread the elastic through the required holes in the upper wing...D'oh!

Anyway, hope that helps!

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The Walrus is done.......
Totally OOB apart from a couple of covers over the gunners positions as I don't generally add crew and the otherwise exposed interior is a little lacking in detail :grin:
All paints are acrylic and applied by brush, with a W & N matt varnish overall.
I really enjoyed this build; I'd heard a few horror stories about it but actually it went together very nicely for such an old kit. It was also the last kit I bought from Modelzone in MK before they closed; £3.49 reduced from £7.49 :-D

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