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PostPosted: December 6th, 2015, 1:36 pm 
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That is looking really great John. Never seen one of those before so keep going as I'd love to see it complete.

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A lot of end-of-year meetings and parties have gotten in the way, but are slowing now.

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I am doing final paint touch-up prior to a gloss coat, then decals, then a flat coat.
Only parts to put on are the prop, wheels, and turret.
I will have to paint the canopy & turret framing.

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Glossed. Decals on. All parts & pieces painted except the pitot I just knocked into neverland.
Flat coat tomorrow, then the tape comes off and the clear parts installed - and painted.

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Wow John that's looking really good. Very nice to see something a bit out of the norm.

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Flat coat on.
Got too much near the tail and now have whitish areas - "fixed" by brushing thin coat over and will look again in morning.
Some decal silvering on serials despite gloss, softener, and flat - "fixed" by dry-brushing some color over the silvery edges.
Turret & canopy frames painted.
Tried to bend/break one gear leg doing the above fixes - "fixed".

Need to install turret, landing lights, run an aerial, a couple other things and it'll be close enough.
Almost there, I'd have a picture except it's been a fragmented day.

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This has been an interesting one to follow. I hope your whitish matte coat clears up. Looking forward to the next pics.

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And, finally ....

Paint patched, tailwheel broken off and repaired, turret in place, gun in place, aerial in place, landing lights, think that's about it.

Fairey Battle Turret Trainer, R7384/9, No 31 BGS, RCAF, June 1940.

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Probably would have been a lot more fun and a lot less time if the build had not been almost halved by a holiday; I certainly didn't do as good a job as I expected to ....

Thanks for watching.

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It's great John, and a really interesting and unusual subject as well

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That's so unusual and looks great. Good choice of subject.

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Very nice work there, John!

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It looks good to me. A nice change to see one of these done in a different scheme & set up like this.
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That is really cool John! A really interesting and great build!

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Well done

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