Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:40 am

Updates may be not as frequent as I'm back on the job search, I was hoping my contract would be extended, but we have caught up on the backlog and I think they want to try without one person

Took a break from the photo etch and started working on the engine intakes. I have to say I'm not sure what the logic was in making the parts the way they did. I'm sure another way could have been designed. Once I got them together, the fit issues are quite clear.

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So time to break out the putty.

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After some time and some more putty a good start to this. It still needs a bit more work and some rescribing in spots.

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Also, I did a quick test fit of the 2 fuselage halves, one set of pins had to go as they were much too long.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:06 am

A bit more work done today.

The fuselage has been glued together, to say there were some minor fit issues would be an understatement. Some filler and sanding will solve it in short order.

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While that was setting, I set to work on the back end of the beast. Engine exhausts will be primed in black followed by Vallejo's Metal Color Jet Exhaust 77.713 with a bit of Tamiya XF-6 Copper.

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How it looks after primer.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:52 am

Exhausts complete. I was very impressed on how way the Vallejo Metal color airbrushed on.

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Now onto the wing assembly. There are 3 parts that go across the top of the fuselage. Test fitting here is a must as I found some sanding is going to be required.

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After a little while with the sanding sticks, a good fit is achieved.

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One more round of test fitting before I put glue to it.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:35 am

A bit more work on the wings. in this case, I decided to put the main wing assembly on before the front section. The fit seemed to be better this way.

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Then once that set, put on the front section. Still took a bit more sanding and filing to get a decent fit. Once it drys there will be some more sanding to get everything right. I also added the tail and rear stabilizers at this point. Starting to look like the TSR-2 now.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 am

The weather this weekend gave me some time to get a bit more done.

Wheels assembled and primer coat put on.

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Rest of main body assembly completed. Canopies were masked using the Eduard set and glued onto the fuselage in preparation for final sanding and priming.

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This is a seriously big kit, I have the 1/48th scale as well. Where am I going to put that?
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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:23 am

Ready for priming with Badgers's Stynylrez grey primer. Sprays straight from the bottle without any thinning. Well recommended.

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Next day I was looking at using a Gunze Aqueous color, but I was not happy with the color and the upon opening the jar there was a lot of lumps.

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Settled on a mix of Tamiya XF-59 and X-17 Pink to try and get the RAF 'desert pink' scheme. 80/20 ratio. Painted the top side with this mix.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:41 am

The next morning I took a look at the results and I still wasn't happy with the color as it turned out.

I dropped by my local hobby shop, Broughdale Hobby to see what I can find among the other colors available. I bought a bottle of Vallejo Model Air 026 US Flat Brown. From what I see it has a slightly red/pink color which is a feature of the RAF desert pink color.

I've sprayed Vallejo Model Air before. They say it can be sprayed straight from the bottle, but I prefer to add Vallejo airbrush thinner and airbrush flow improver. I tend to use 3:2 ratio for thinner, and 5:1 ratio for the flow improver. Like anything else, your mileage may vary.

This was taken 10 min after I painted the underside. So far I like this color better.
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Also found some time to get the masks of the wheels. I had never used wheel masks before and I'm quite impressed. Not perfect, but not bad for a first time. A few touch ups and they will look even better.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 TSR 2

Post by Stuart Clark » Fri May 11, 2018 10:59 pm

Quite happy with the Model Air so I repainted the top as well. I did a very light coat so it actually looks slightly lighter on the top surfaces which duplicate the weathering effects of the desert sun.

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Gloss coat is next and then decals.
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