RAF100 GB - Just to see how this works...

Joined: March 9th, 2008, 11:37 am

April 26th, 2018, 10:08 am #1

Hi folks! I've just started a matchbox kit, it's RAF, I've not been posting for years, the forum has a new format. Four good reasons to get back...

Here is the box. I will not show the sprues, which are well known.

I will proceed in the simpliest way, only doing the minimal adjustments required.

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The gap at the fuselage/nose joint is quite obvious:





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I then filed the mating surfaces true and square, and the problem is solved:

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Green cap doing it's job: just a drop of liquid paper at the bottom of the wing joint and the result is reasonable:

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The side windows were thick and distorcent, and left a nasty gap all around:

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...a piece of old CD case, filed to shape, glued with CA and polished and the result is satisfactory:

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The only things one can see from outside are (perhaps) the seats: I decided to improve the pilot's one and build an imaginary one for the rear gunner...

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Painting in progress...next step: closing the fuselage.
Massimo LaCivita
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 6:23 am

April 26th, 2018, 5:38 pm #2

Welcome back, Massimo!  Long time, no post...

I have that model sitting over in my office at work right now.  It turns out pretty nice.  Great work on that forward seam.

Keep posting!
Dan(ny Boy)
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Joined: September 18th, 2007, 5:50 pm

April 26th, 2018, 10:03 pm #3

Great to be able to watch you work again. 
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Joined: December 4th, 2011, 8:45 pm

April 27th, 2018, 11:12 am #4

Great start, Massimo!
Waiting for more,
Saluti,
Daniele
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Joined: June 4th, 2008, 11:45 pm

April 27th, 2018, 1:38 pm #5

Great to see you back here Massimo. I hope you'll stick around.

Funny thing - after Dan started a Defiant, I thought I'd do a Wellesley... now I'll go look at the stash again!

Cheers,

Andrew
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Joined: March 9th, 2008, 11:37 am

April 27th, 2018, 2:14 pm #6

ajd100 wrote: Great to see you back here Massimo. I hope you'll stick around.

Funny thing - after Dan started a Defiant, I thought I'd do a Wellesley... now I'll go look at the stash again!

Cheers,

Andrew
I don't see any problem, mate...please do a wellesley!
Massimo LaCivita
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

April 28th, 2018, 8:12 am #7

And another welcome back Massimo - and a nice choice as well - I have done two of these kits and they are very nice to work with. A search a couple of years ago will find my builds on HS, together with some of the, now forgotten, pitfalls.
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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

April 29th, 2018, 8:41 am #8

Welcome back indeed Massimo and looking forward to seeing this build

Cheers

Fred
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

May 1st, 2018, 8:56 pm #9

Also from me - it's good to see you back Massimo

It's a pleasure to see how you handle these classic with great care - replacing that side window with CD case clear plastic is totally awesome work 😮 !

If I remember correctly - the rear canopy can be posed in an open position so at least that seat is more visible

... and I'm looking forward to the next episode of this build - don't keep us waiting too long 😄 

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Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model. 
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

May 1st, 2018, 11:06 pm #10

Great to see you post again Massimo.

Great choice of subject and nice tweaking so far🙂

Cheers, Vic 
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