Author Topic: Hawker Havoc  (Read 977 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2022, 11:09:04 PM »
Iím on vacation on a lake in Arkansas so nothing will get done until Monday or so.

Oh, how terrible for you! ::)


 ;D ;D ;D


Enjoy your vacation, mate! :smiley:
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2022, 12:47:58 AM »
Trying to make the best of the situation. You know, friends, food, boats. Things like that seem to help.

Offline apophenia

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2022, 07:46:59 AM »
Iím on vacation on a lake in Arkansas so nothing will get done until Monday or so.

"The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners."

Someone had to do it! Thanks for taking one for the team Ken  ;D
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2022, 08:15:23 AM »
Putt putt golf tomorrow!

Online finsrin

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2022, 09:56:12 AM »
Ya lernt me them rocket pods aint necessarily Russian !

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2022, 01:34:21 PM »
Drilled out the cannon ports last night. Looks much better. I extended the Sabrinas and installed chaff/flare dispensers. I needed more weight in the front end so while I had them off I filled in the hollow parts with bits of lead sliced off a fishing weight. Added some more lead just behind the cockpit so now it sits properly when I add the metal Aeroclub seat. Itís supposed to be sunny tomorrow so I will try filling in the short shot part of the canopy with UV resin. I hope it works. I used the clear PVA glue before so thatís an option.

Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2022, 02:15:33 PM »
Progress  :smiley:

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2022, 11:23:18 PM »
Well, I filled the short shot part of the canopy with the UV resin. It hardened in the full sunlight as planned. When I sanded it down and was ready to polish it it suddenly just popped off. So itís onto the clear pva glue. At least I can shape that with water instead of sanding and polishing. Iím rebuilding the cockpit as the Matchbox kit had an imaginary seat and a big hole.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2022, 12:39:26 PM »
Here's the Aeroclub seat compared to the Matchbox seat.



I've boxed in the cockpit so it at least looks like a cockpit. Plus the metal seat helps keep it from being a tail sitter.
I'm going to have to bite the bullet soon and paint this contraption.  I've bought Tamiya acrylic paints, thinner and cleaner so I'm hoping this all works together properly!
« Last Edit: September 05, 2022, 12:45:52 PM by Kerick »

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2022, 12:00:33 PM »
Painted some weapons today. Is there a good generic thinner for enamels? Some of mine are getting thick in the jar and go on a little goopy. Itís either that or I need new paints all the time. Iíve tried lacquer thinner but the paint seems to go bad soon after. Maybe mineral spirits?

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2022, 10:19:13 PM »
The best option is the thinner manufactured by the brand you use, until you can work out the active ingredients in that & find cheaper alternatives.

However, some brands' thinners are quite a concoction of chemicals & are either very difficult or impossible to replicate, & you will, therefore, be stuck using them.

Mineral turps is OK for Humbrol, but I wouldn't use it in the tin. Even their brand thinners isn't great for that.

Keeping the lid & rim of the tin/jar smooth & undamaged, & clean of paint is your best starting point to prevent the paint drying out; &, when you use it, mix it in the tin/jar & transfer some to a pallet, then seal the tin/jar again while you use the paint on the pallet.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2022, 10:26:14 PM by Old Wombat »
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 12:38:42 PM »
Good advice! Thanks. Iíve sent keeping the jar and lid clean and that does help. I tried some lacquer thinner in some modelmaster white enamel so weíll see what happens to that. That white was definitely going ďoff whiteĒ anyway. As bad as the old Testors white that you had to add light blue to it to keep it from turning yellow.