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Tom builds a Shackleton
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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 1:50 pm 
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So a whole month has past without update to this build, I blame the joys of moving home and the apparent impossibility of have an internet service turned on without a 4 week wait!


No internet should have meant you had plenty of time to spend building instead of browsing ;-)

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 6:21 pm 
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And now I have the wonderous Internet back again I've promptly take three days off work to properly catch up with everything :ha:

Two days decalling has the Shack looking like this:

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Cant wait to have this finished, one of my 'Grail' kits ticked off the list :grin:

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 9:32 pm 
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Getting well comfy!

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Looking Sharp Tom

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PostPosted: October 6th, 2012, 12:40 am 
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Why is he so confused ?
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The wing walks and things look straight and true !!

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Which was an exercise in advance hair pulling and left me a cross-eyed dribbling wreck John :lol: removing most of the panel lines did not make getting everything place very easy.

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That,s looking very sharp Tom.
Nice job, look forward to pics
on completion.
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Thanks very much Pete :)


Today I've had to have a go at scratchbuilding aerial arrays as my kit had these fragile items in various states of dis-repair.


These are the cheek antenna's, one needed 3 new aerials and the other just the one:


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I've also fitted the transparencies, wingtip tanks and replacement spine aerials from brass rod after the kit ones pinged off during sanding.

More photo's soon because it is so near finishing :-D

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Right then I'm calling this one finished for now, there are one or two tiny things to address before November but they aren't dealbreakers :grin:


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This is officially the largest kit I've ever completed, I won't say built because that honor :roll: goes to my Nimrod which is the next monster on the bench.

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Smashing work Tom. It's a big 'un innit.

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Very smooth Tom, a cracking build.

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