Author Topic: 1/72 DAP Hotspur  (Read 838 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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1/72 DAP Hotspur
« on: November 11, 2023, 03:07:05 AM »
I'm in with an Air Lines Hotspur glider thanks to a generous forumite (you know who you are), whose care package arrived just before the start of the GB. I've been housebound with The Flu (0 out of 5 stars, do not recommend) for just over a week but have done a bit inbetween bouts of coughing and headaches etc.

I thought I'd taken photos during construction because I remember showing my girlfriend my progress, but evidently this was done on Facetime so sadly it was not in fact photos. So here's where things stand at the moment:
DAP Hotspur by Zac Yates, on Flickr
DAP Hotspur by Zac Yates, on Flickr
DAP Hotspur by Zac Yates, on Flickr

A couple of the windows were sacrificed to the carpet monster and were replaced with Humbrol Clearfix...I'm seriously considering poking out some of the other kit bits as they are not flush with the fuselage.

I have a very Australian colour scheme in mind for this licence-built RAAF version that will require some frustrating work but I think it should pay off.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2023, 03:09:02 AM by KiwiZac »
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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2023, 03:09:40 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline apophenia

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2023, 06:27:02 AM »
An Aussie Hotspur, nice! Great concept Zac  :smiley:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2023, 10:52:31 PM »
 :D :smiley:
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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2023, 01:01:35 AM »

good to see

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2023, 11:22:50 AM »
Unfortunately I've been laid low with a particularly vicious flu - proper flu, not just a cold - and have not only missed time at the bench but at school too. The best thing for me is to rest horizontally, so she sits giving me the side-eye...

Progress when my body allows.
Zac in NZ
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2023, 03:25:27 PM »
I'm back in my hometown for the holidays and may not be back at the bench in time for the deadline - just a heads-up! Still very keen to get this done, unfortunately the timing hasn't lined up.
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2023, 12:23:39 AM »
Glad you're over the flu, anyhow. Hang in there!

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 1/72 DAP Hotspur
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2024, 05:45:45 AM »
Thank goodness for small mercies!
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