Cold War GB - BAe Nimrod

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Cold War GB - BAe Nimrod

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OK guys this is a build that I have been wanting to do for some time for myself, but this kit is actually for someone else. :sweat:

Here is the box shot..........

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there is a little trepidation about this build as so far in my collection I have only got 4 kits made that are anything like the size of this. :sweat:

So, no pressure! :lol:

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Alan,

from experiance, the bigger the better to build. look forward to seeing you complete this one - i am sure the new owner will love it too!

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A beauty kit to build... I got one of these in the stash. Once we move and I get a bigger room. I 'll get around to building it. But I did do the open and dry fit, play/imagine what it would look like built up bit. :grin: From what I did dry fit together it does seem the kit will build fairly easily. Looking forward to seeing you work on this one.

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Fumbles wrote:A beauty kit to build... I got one of these in the stash. Once we move and I get a bigger room. I 'll get around to building it. But I did do the open and dry fit, play/imagine what it would look like built up bit. :grin: From what I did dry fit together it does seem the kit will build fairly easily. Looking forward to seeing you work on this one.


Well that makes me slightly less concerned. :smile:

Thanks for the support guys. :up:

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Well you have my support Alan, hope you enjoy the build
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bill2b wrote:Well you have my support Alan, hope you enjoy the build
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Oh hell, you found my thread mate! :sweat: :lol:

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Im sure it will be to the usual Deacon standard and i will be taking notes!
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ArabJazzie wrote:Im sure it will be to the usual Deacon standard and i will be taking notes!
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You know what mate, I'm half tempted to build a second at the same time and part with the better of the two, so
I might be taking notes myself! :grin:

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I have this one Alan so i may well be after some hints and tips. Even though i won't normally go for or make 1/72nd.

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Well Bill has thrown me a bit on this one.

The airframe he has chosen was a mark R.1 and so Airfix would have you fill in some windows which is supported by internet images.

Here is a shot of where the build is at the moment.

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Good start! I'm sure this'll be a beauty!

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OK, just to prove I am progressing this build, here are some shots of some further work.

The main gear legs and wheels, note that one of the legs has not had a panel wash yet.........

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Now a shot of the cabin, but this is not complete yet..........

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and finally some sink holes that I decide needde filling in the air intakes....

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Thanks for looking.
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Superb job Mate :clap: :clap:

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Thanks Bill.

Here some more progress mate.

The cabin is now finished.........

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and I have used Krystal Klear rather than the kit windows on the fuseage, it will dry clear.

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Some nose weight added, I hope it is enough.

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Some nose weight, I think it will be sitting on its nose with the tail in the air :lol: Still looking good so far Alan
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Fuselage buttoned up.

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Looking good Alan is that Airfix club kit next on your list by any chance ?

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I knew I chose the right person to build my kit, looking v good Alan

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That is coming along nicely Alan some great detail in there mate.

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Looking smart! Nice work! :cool:

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Thanks mate.

I've managed to get the wings sorted, but adding them to the fuselage looks like it's going to be tricky,
although I have found no reviews where anyone has had issues! :dunno:

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If that was me I'd be looking at using Plastic Weld and just gluing it a little bit at a time, working along it :smile:

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Craig wrote:If that was me I'd be looking at using Plastic Weld and just gluing it a little bit at a time, working along it :smile:


Thanks for the advice mate, I'll give that a go. :up:

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Great work Alan. The kit is really starting to come together now. Even though I did dry fits with this one, I'll be interested to see how you get on with this wing to fuselage but.

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I have been trying to progress this build for Bill.

The wing/fuselage join has been a real pain, but here is how it looks now.

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Unfortunately there is a gap and the fuselage seam popped with the weight of the wings. :sad:
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