RAF100 GB – my Airfix Fairey Battle

Joined: 7:09 PM - Mar 30, 2008

2:15 PM - Sep 02, 2018 #1

For the RAF100GB ;I went to an LHS, AVWorld / (AviationWorld) and bought this kit. I was “in”. Hobby time being what it can be..I was later "out". Now I'm "in" and building for speed. The 15 September deadline approaches.
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The kit is charming and while it has its vintage, I’m enjoying a relatively crisp presentation. Decals are in the window to whiten.
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Updated to this morning...
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Joined: 5:50 PM - Sep 18, 2007

12:20 AM - Sep 04, 2018 #2

I am really glad you're building a Battle. I would like to attempt one later this winter and I look forward to your progress. Any insights you can offer as you work would be of interest. 
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Joined: 1:07 PM - Dec 24, 2005

1:35 PM - Sep 11, 2018 #3

I hope you're still in the race against the clock  🙂 ?

Good start anyway...

It's a nice subject, not shown that often... and it is a good quick build project, as long as you don't go too much over board with correcting/detailing...

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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: 7:09 PM - Mar 30, 2008

RAF100 GB – my Airfix Fairey Battle - post 2

1:19 AM - Sep 12, 2018 #4

There is some forward progress. The weekend approaches...
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@geoffrye35: Building for speed has pitfalls. If I had searched here first, I would have seen Simon’s Fairey Battle heavily corrected... "when I were a lad" and List of modifications. Good advice. I will ignore much of it because I am building for a different goal and skill level.
-          My bombs didn’t fit once the wing halves were closed.
-          The bay doors don’t fit well. (Simon advises card replacement.) Use card or sanding for closed doors.
I’ve lost time assembling and painting bombs. Luckily, they were not a primary purpose/goal of mine.
There are other things to list, depending of the detail level desired. (The lights need help. Wheels and tires need help, etc.)
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Joined: 9:54 PM - Jun 11, 2011

1:18 PM - Sep 13, 2018 #5

Improvise, adapt,overcome!

It’s a great old kit despite its shortcomings.

Adios, Larry.
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Joined: 7:09 PM - Mar 30, 2008

12:24 AM - Sep 14, 2018 #6

Yes; Charming kit.
I threw the bombs in a spares box and closed the bay doors. More to follow.
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Joined: 7:09 PM - Mar 30, 2008

3:54 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #7

Desperate forward progress as the deadline approaches. 
I'm risking a "pop" to encourage the kit canopy.
I'm being a little too creative with the open deck and gear down, but the gun position called to be open.

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Joined: 4:18 AM - Feb 28, 2005

4:09 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #8

That's coming along nicely. A quick note: the prop hub would not be unpainted. It would be the same black as the prop blades.


Chris
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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Joined: 11:31 PM - Jun 13, 2009

8:15 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #9

Dont worry Erik, you will make it in time its surprising what the world time zones can do to cut offs  :-)
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Joined: 7:09 PM - Mar 30, 2008

8:56 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #10

Agreed; but I wouldn't mind calling this one done: seven hours from "now". The RAF100GB and this build was already graced with one extension.
Current state is pretty close to "done" for my goals/target on this build.
Glue is drying on a falcon front canopy. First try with a falcon canopy for me.
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Last edited by Erik_H on 6:09 AM - Sep 24, 2018, edited 1 time in total.
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