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Revell MicroWings - Ian, Martin R and Coptermec
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PostPosted: July 22nd, 2013, 1:23 pm 
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A short time ago Martin posted about the little 1:44 Revell kits and, having built one and mostly completed a second, I thought I'd join him. The kits are only £2 a pop at Hobbycraft and I picked up the two I did't have, the Spitfire and the Typhoon.
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The kits are very simple with only a handful of parts.
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Detail is minimal.....
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To non-existent.
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Same with the Typhoon.
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Instructions are printed with the build on one side and the painting guide on the other.
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Here (just like in Blue Peter) are some I made earlier!
Hurricane
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And Tempest.
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I was going to make a start after taking the pics but temperature has soared to over 40C in the conservatory, so I'll wait till later when it's cooled down a bit.....

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I have the ME-262 in the stash, if you guys would like some company?

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That would be great, Tony. Welcome aboard!

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I'll get some pics posted later, after work. Though , as we can see, there isn't much to them.

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Ian, thanks for setting up the thread; Tony, welcome aboard!

I decided to start with the Hawker Tempest. Box art: nice!

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Sprues: not so nice. Lots of flash.

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Still, let's not judge the kit by the plastic. Let's get cracking. After removal of the fuse halves and considerable clean up, I added some armour plating behind the pilot with styrene sheet, and I had a go at doing a seat as well. That will be the limit of the detailing in the cockpit.

I also backed the holes for the rocket mountings with small squares of thin sheet in preparation for filling them, and joined the wings. Here's where we are tonight.

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Tomorrow, I want to paint the interior (shouldn't take too long!) and join the fuse halves, then add the wings and fill. I'm going to leave the prop off till last as I want to do something about making the spinner less blunt. I don't think filler will hack it, so I may have to look for something from the spares box.

I want to get this together and do some painting. Should be fun in this scale!

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Scratch-built interior in 1:144? Impressive, Martin! I look forward to seeing your gunsight!!!
When it comes to the prop, if you take a look at my Tempest (above) you can see the spinner profile is kind of semi-circular. You could probably get away with filing it into a more pointed shape. I think that would make it look 'right' without making it any longer. I'm going to try that on my Typhoon (as it has the same problem).

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I've just realised something. I though the Tiffie and Tempest were basically the same mold but with different tails and wings. Comparing my sprue to yours, Martin, they're totally different.

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Ian wrote:
I've just realised something. I though the Tiffie and Tempest were basically the same mold but with different tails and wings. Comparing my sprue to yours, Martin, they're totally different.


Ian,

I don't mind continuing if you don't. :)

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Of course we will continue, Martin! We're English!
My post was just an observation.

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Spent a little while in the conservatory before the heat kicked in. Thank goodness for last nights storms!

All I've done is glue the main assemblies.
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And then sanded over to find the gaps - there are a few....
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The other wing and the underside seam are the same. Filling time!

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Ian wrote:
Of course we will continue, Martin! We're English!
My post was just an observation.


Careful Ian, Martin is Scottish! :grin:

Just try making a Sean Connery joke :ha:

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The Hunt For Red October. Not a bad film but not a patch on the book.
Read more. Watch less.

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Ian wrote:
The Hunt For Red October. Not a bad film but not a patch on the book.
Read more. Watch less.


Agreed, funny that, I picked this up last week and started reading it over the weekend - it is indeed much better than the film

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Build are going to look great guys

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