VV's Air Police Sunderland **Finished**

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Foolscap » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:19 pm

The modelling of the instrument panel is really effective:-)
More tea?
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:25 pm

That’s lovely! You have earned your rest!
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:29 pm

Thanks. Keen to crack on with some major assembly today.
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The modelling of the instrument panel is really effective:-)
More tea?
Ta. I don't find I enjoy tea so much these days....oh wait, I found an Earl Grey I could definitely get into!

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Foolscap » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:23 am

VickersVandal wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Thanks. Keen to crack on with some major assembly today.
Foolscap wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:19 pm
The modelling of the instrument panel is really effective:-)
More tea?
Ta. I don't find I enjoy tea so much these days....oh wait, I found an Earl Grey I could definitely get into!

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2449/ ... 04x928.jpg

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Well...I suppose that counts:-)
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:11 am

It fits!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :dancing bananas:

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Frecks » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:57 am

It looks absolutely brilliant in the cabinet :D

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 am

Wonderful! Good work!
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:00 pm

kylie_koyote wrote:
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Wonderful! Good work!
Ta, but I can't claim any effort on my part. Thank the good people at IKEA for designing the BILLY unit to be juuuust deep enough. Bless those Swedes... :mrgreen:

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:20 am

It's starting to look like an airyoplane...

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:17 am

Wow!
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:04 am

With a brief interlude while golfball-sized chunks of ice plummeted from the sky :shock: ...

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....leading me to rush to protect my loved ones! :P ...

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....then afterwards dealing with the whole situation as stoically as possible :mrgreen: .....

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.... I have now tackled probably the most challenging part of the build - aligning the floats. :smoking2:

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Tomorrow morning it should be ready to hit with the white undercoat, after which the yellow will go down.

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:31 am

Yikes. Looks like you had one hail of a problem.

Nice job with the airplane too.
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Kismet » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:18 pm

Did you use the hailstones as icecubes? Nice!
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:18 pm

kylie_koyote wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:31 am
Yikes. Looks like you had one hail of a problem.
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:lol:
Did you use the hailstones as icecubes? Nice!
Well, when perfectly-sized high purity ice is falling from the sky, what else are you going to do?! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
(And it was the best glass of Kentucky on the Rocks that I have had in some time, too :-) )

The model is ready for its first coat of white priner now.

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:57 am

Merry Christmas to those following the build :-)

With a much quieter Christmas day than usual, and after a good post-lunch nap, I had a bit of time to work on the Sunderland. Many, many coats* of white primer (and some re-filling and sanding) later, and it is now ready for the ivory sub-coat. Yellow is an extremely painful colour to get a consistent coat out of, so I now always use a tan/ivory colour to go underneath to assist in getting an even coat of yellow on top.

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* While the somewhat inebriated English backpacker lasses next door calling out Happy Christmas! from the window of their upstairs unit every time I walked out the back to lay down another coat of white :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I wonder what they make of this strange Anorak making model aeroplanes on Christmas day :mrgreen:

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Foolscap » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:52 am

And a merry Christmas to you, too:-)
I had not appreciated the care needed to achieve an even colour.
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:58 am

Yellow and orange are the worst. White and red are also a challenge. Getting an even undercoat is critical. I just realised I need to do yellow on the props, so I need to go through the whole rigmarole again tomorrow for those... :(

Once the yellow is done, though, it should be a moderately quick sprint to the finish to get the underside painted black, canopy framing done, then decals, then a touch of weathering. I'm hoping to have it finished before I go on vacation on the 28th as there is no way I am attempting to transport it! :shock:

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Frecks » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:48 am

Good luck with that VV. Mr. Frecks finds red a very difficult colour to use. We use Humbrol paints for our models and they vary a great deal - some are very thin and some are so thick you can hardly use them. I am looking forward to seeing your model finished - it looks great so far.

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Foolscap » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:50 am

Worth the effort to get it right. Paint quality differs?
I wonder if you will continue to be cheered on by the English back packer as you sort the props

(I see Frecks answered the paint quality query)
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:37 am

I suspect the young ladies may be a little worse for the weather tomorrow :lol:

Frecks, I also mainly use Humbrol and totally agree that the consistency is a lucky-dip. In general, gloss paints are so thick it's like trying to paint with grease whereas matt paints tend to be quite "watery". This is true for any paint brand, but especially Humbrol. But you can never know from colour to colour and they occasionally change their carriers and pigments so you can buy the same colour and have it behave completely differently to the last tin.

Wherever possible I now try to use spray packs (I don't have the space to set up an airbrush like most modellers do), but as I am on a budget I use the cheap cans from the hardware/autoparts ($4/can) instead of dedicated model paint ($16+/can for a MUCH smaller can). The quality is nowhere near as good but it does the job as far as my standards go, and it can often be made up for with a clear satin coat. The limitation is the colours I can obtain. As much as possible I try to use spray for any large areas and brush paint only for the smaller details. This is one reason why I like building models in nice bold primary colours :mrgreen:

I have gone through almost an entire can of white spray on this Sunderland though :o :o

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:25 am

"The word yellow wandered through his mind in search of something to connect with."

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Foolscap » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:45 am

Yes...definitely yellow:-) And very smoothly done.
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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by 266 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:18 am

But not a bulldozer...

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by VickersVandal » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:28 am

...nor a Vogon Constructor Fleet ship :mrgreen:

The Sunderland will remain in its yellowness for the next week as I am off on vacation. I wasn't able to finish it off, so I will have at it once I return in the new year.

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Re: VV's Air Police Sunderland

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:16 am

Nice work, VV. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article.
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