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by David Jones
April 22nd, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/4 scale Sea Fury
Replies: 116
Views: 35921

Re: 1/4 scale Sea Fury

Hi Dave, thanks for the kind compliments. The model is owned by Tony Hooper, when I finished my input to the project last year it was handed over to Paul at Kingfisher Aviation for finishing. I was told then that it would be a project for this year, hence the time lag. When I spoke to Tony at Haydoc...
by David Jones
April 3rd, 2017, 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required

Hi Dave, my DC3 Dakota / C47 Skytrain is, up to now, flown by Dave Johnson, usually in a slot with Frank Fern's Dak. Its the Nick Ziroli plan and Belair laser cut kit and is powered by two Zenoah 38's. The colour scheme is based on the Dak used in the mini series "Band of Brothers". For th...
by David Jones
March 21st, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Petrol tubing
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Petrol tubing

Thanks for that Phil. I'll certainly be looking at the clunks and do a more thorough check on the fuel lines.
by David Jones
March 20th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Petrol tubing
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Petrol tubing

How long would you expect petrol fuel tubing to last in a model. The fuel tube in my DC3 is genuine Tygon tube. Although my model is now in it's fourth season, it has had no more than 50 flights to date. I've inspected the fuel lines and they are no longer bright yellow, but are what I would call a ...
by David Jones
March 20th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

Here are some pics taken at the Haydock Park seminar. The front machine gun has been left out for fear of it being caught by passing people. The last pic is of Alan Greaves, looking well chuffed with his model. There's just the nose art to be finished and the dummy engines to be painted and then she...
by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

I’m afraid that, as yet, the model hasn’t been fully assembled since it was sprayed so, as yet, we don’t have any pictures of it in all its glory. The model will be fully assembled at the Haydock Park seminar this coming Sunday, where we will have ample opportunity to photograph it and, no doubt, do...
by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

The entire model was then sprayed with silver coloured automotive base coat, invasion stripes were added to the wings and fuselage. Other graphics such as the stars and bars, squadron markings and the nose art were then painted on, using laser cut paint masks purchased from Flightline Graphics. At t...
by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

PVA was used for the rivets.
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by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 12:59 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

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by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

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by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

Once satisfied with the interior detailing, the glazing was then permanently fixed and masked off. The model was then given another coat of primer, then handed over to me for panel lines and riveting. 1/64th fine line graphic tape was used for the panel lines. Picture 239.jpg Picture 240.jpg Picture...
by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

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by David Jones
March 14th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build
Replies: 118
Views: 48175

Re: Zirolli B25 Mitchell build

My last entry on this build thread was January 2013, the thread was then diverted from my build to other peoples models for a couple of pages until it faded into history. In the meantime, I have built a second B25 to replace the original, which came to a sad demise before it was finished, due to a m...
by David Jones
January 11th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted, 1/2 scale pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Wanted, 1/2 scale pilot

Posted on behalf of Alan Greaves, as in title, a half scale civilian pilot is required for his Turbulent. Preferably full body, but half body will probably do. We don't want to go down the road of spending megga bucks for what is, in essence, a doll, so any useful ideas would be appreciated.
by David Jones
January 2nd, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Ziroli P40 build
Replies: 61
Views: 19683

Re: Ziroli P40 build

Thanks guys, I'll be picking one up post haste.
by David Jones
January 1st, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Ziroli P40 build
Replies: 61
Views: 19683

Re: Ziroli P40 build

Hi Frank, regarding your rivet detail, the Dremel soldering iron you've used, is it the "versatip" gas torch model? I've seen them advertised at Screwfix for £34.99. I'll want to pick your brains the next time we meet up, but I'd like to know which particular iron you've used. All the best...
by David Jones
December 18th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Christmas Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Christmas Journal

Nice to see you got the "Brewers Loop" models in the Southport show report, you've certainly got to grips with that fancy camera. We really must get a routine together for next season. If we don't see you before the start of the festivities, all the best to you and yours. Dave Jones, on be...
by David Jones
October 19th, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Use of our website
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: Use of our website

I like to submit build threads when I've got a project on. I like to think people find it interesting to see a build in progress and maybe pick up some ideas, likewise, it's nice for other builders to chip in with their two penneth worth if they think I'm doing something wrong. If I'm in doubt about...
by David Jones
May 4th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: resin covering with glass cloth
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: resin covering with glass cloth

Hi Andy, our crew have just covered four models with G4 Pond Sealer, we won't be using it again. I know people have used it with success and will readily recommend it, it does have a lot of plus points, especially regarding cost and quick curing time. However, the down side, especially for me, was I...
by David Jones
January 25th, 2016, 7:08 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/4 scale Sea Fury
Replies: 116
Views: 35921

Re: 1/4 scale Sea Fury

That pretty much completes my input to this project, the last remaining job to do was to see the model fully assembled for a photo opportunity in the back garden. It will now be handed over to Tony and Paul for for final finishing and painting. I trust they will keep us updated during the finishing ...

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