Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S.4

toboldlygo
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April 22nd, 2018, 7:51 pm #1

Greetings to those who know me from the RMWEB & Airfix forum's, for those who don't I'm toboldlygo (james_mower) - a modeler of many years (nearly 40 :O )
and currently in between OO Gauge Locomotive & Rolling stock commissions, I build aircraft kits of various scales and era's.

I actually worked in the Aircraft industry (the last Tinsmith as I like to be remembered) and built Harrier's (leaping heaps) for nearly 11 years, but also during that time got the privelage to work on the Hunter, Sea Hawk, Hawk, Tornado, Typhoon, Firefly & P1127.

Anyhow that's enough of an introduction - here's the first part of my build of the Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S.4..

Making a cameo, as another build was completed..



Cockpit assembled, fuselage interior painted and prop assembly assembled and part painted



Cockpit, camera & tailwheel (partially) installed and props two-thirds painted.



Fuselage closed up, center section of the wings installed.



More parts installed (next two photo's) and some paint applied






More parts assembled, including the tailplanes, flaps, aerial torpedo, some of the rockets and flaps.



The RATOG's* assembled & test fitted, main undercarriage wheels also assembled.



Until next time TBG

*Rocket Assisted Take off Gear

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April 23rd, 2018, 9:15 am #2

Hi James, :welcome: to L & C!

That looks to be shaping up quite nicely, I'll look forward to more progress.
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Grant
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April 23rd, 2018, 5:53 pm #3

Hi James. I could see me breaking props blades if I had to fix the front end to the fuselage so early in the build. Good luck!
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toboldlygo
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April 24th, 2018, 12:17 pm #4

Grant wrote:Hi James. I could see me breaking props blades if I had to fix the front end to the fuselage so early in the build. Good luck!
Due to the complexity of the props and their innards (17 parts in total) - it has to be done, fortunately the plastic Trumpeter use in very flexible (unlike some manufacturer's use).
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toboldlygo
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April 24th, 2018, 12:22 pm #5

peebeep wrote:Hi James, :welcome: to L & C!

That looks to be shaping up quite nicely, I'll look forward to more progress.
Thanks Paul,

It appeared to be a never ending build of sub-assemblies until today when I started airbrushing the wings and tailplanes. Trouble is it's been so long since I built the prop assembly - I forgot which UK Grey I'd used!
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toboldlygo
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April 24th, 2018, 5:59 pm #6

Some progress has been made, but firstly an image I missed out.

The diff that allows the props to rotate



Some paint applied at last



Sitting on her undercarriage (temporarily)

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Grant
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April 24th, 2018, 8:05 pm #7

Looking a mean beast already!
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toboldlygo
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April 25th, 2018, 6:20 pm #8

Grant wrote:Looking a mean beast already!
It is a beast, makes the Sea Fury look quite dainty ;)

The fuselage finally has paint on it now - once I'd figured out how to best mask the props (it currently drying in my repaired spray booth)

BTW I got carried away and brought the Trumpeter Supermarine Attacker & Hawker Sea Hawk in 1/48th scale too.
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toboldlygo
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April 26th, 2018, 10:07 am #9

Lots of Sky type S paint has been used.

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May 2nd, 2018, 6:36 pm #10

After a set of shifts at work, more progress..

Rockets & undercarriage (main & tailwheel) doors painted.



The lengthy task of masking the fuselage up - sponsored by Tamiya lol

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