Author Topic: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆  (Read 16091 times)

Offline Robomog

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☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:09:37 AM »
Hi all

The title of this entry will totally give away the nature of the  vehicle and its colour, but hey-ho.

The starting point is this.....

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It's 1/48th scale spitfire that I originally started super detailing before it went into storage, now with a lot of the parts and enhancements  missing, it is dieing the death of a thousand swatches.

I am still resolving the final design in my brain at the moment so I will post any progress as soon as something happens.

Mog
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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 09:52:48 PM »
........  and so it begins.

I've managed to remove the wings and split the fuselage quite easily. But have found that the plastic is unusually brittle, probably due to being stored unprotected In the box of doom in the loft for a number of years. This model is really old as at the time of original construction I was using plastic wood as a filler which predates the first body putty for plastic kits.

So first things first, plated over the engine bay and filled with Milliput.

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Then some experimentation with a conning tower......

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All the curvy bits that go into the wing were were filed/sanded off  to give it a proper hull and a couple of split bulkheads were added to bolster up the brittle plastic.......

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It was at this point I realised there was a big hole to fill and I had set myself up for some serious PSR. ................aaaargh !

More as it happens.......

Mog
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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 11:46:37 PM »
The tin is giving you good advice! :smiley: ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 01:01:58 AM »
Ha ha ha ha  good spot ! .........

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 07:33:12 AM »
Wow instant conning tower! Now that's some serious sub juju there Mog!

Reminds me of something awful I did to a 1/144 Super Guppy a while back:



The idea was that Yoko Ono lost her fortune on a disastrous fashion line.



So she did a Yellow Submarine musical re-boot to make her money back.



Your version is bound to be less offensive to the modeling gods than mine was.



Best of luck! I think you've made a grand start!

Brian da Basher

« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 07:39:48 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 03:23:05 PM »
Nice one Brian, I shall aspire to reach your high standard. :smiley:

Mog
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 01:11:27 AM »
Amazingly managed to get some unplanned modelling activity,  so its PSR Time !

Actually, not quite, i need to install something to PSR onto  ;)

To start i have bridged the gap with a strip of plastic card and let that set......

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Then Filled in the Gap with More strips.......

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Gave this a good twenty four hours to set but it was still a bit bendy.

To rectify this i had a bottle of homemade polystyrene putty that i made some time ago, amazingly it was still pliable an with a few drops liquid cement it was back to its normal sticky self.  Polystyrene filler is great for filling large areas, but not so good for fine work as it is barely controllable.

Here i have given the insides a good coating.....

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I gave this another twenty four hours to dry and it has stiffened up the structure a treat. i will put some on the outside edge ready for the filler, and then the PSR will really begin!

More when it happens.........

Thanks for looking

Mog
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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 03:39:58 AM »

weird (hence : interesting ! ) idea ! go on !


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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 03:44:25 AM »
I can imagine using a popsicle stick to spread that and then throwing it away.
I canít wait to see how this turns out.

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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 04:48:51 AM »
That's a great looking start to some serious gap filling, Mog!

If you've got some curvy sprue to put in there, that might help keep everything stiff during PSR.

Then again, I get pretty heavy-handed so you may not need it like I do.  :-\

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 07:04:25 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys

Ericr:  This one will be finished primarily in a primary colour - right up your street.

Kerick:  Absolutely spot on !  Except used a wooden coffee stirrer.

Brian:  Thanks for the tip, but the polystyrene putty appears to be doing the business. No extra reinforcement needed.

Mog
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 10:57:09 AM »
Now, are you playing the album while you build this? ;)
Or perhaps the movie? :o

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 04:51:05 AM »
Actually neither.......  but I'll tell you a story.  :o

I usually listen to the Absolute Classic Rock radio station in the UK when I'm modelling and about six  months ago I started building a 1/72 Mk 5 Spitfire, for reasons i cannot remember they played The Beatles Yellow Submarine, a bit of a change from the normal fare. Childishly I found myself chanting 'we all live in a yellow supermarine' to the music.

Then the brain cells collided, looked at the shape of the mk 5 fuselage I had just put together, espied the larger motley hanger queen described in the introduction then mind went 'hmmmmm' and i wrote the idea down in my projects book. ???

Along came the Scale-o-rama (or floaty for that matter) and here I am.

The mk 5 has gone on the back burner again but I have progressed, it has received its first coat of paint  ;)

Incidentally The  Beatles Revolver and David Bowies Ziggy Stardust were the first two music cassettes I bought with my first pay cheque  back in 1973. Revolver and Sgt Pepper are still my favourite Beatles albums.

More updates soon...

Mog
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2019, 04:54:15 AM »

excellent color choice, definitely  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2019, 07:16:14 AM »
<snip>
 I'll tell you a story.  :o

...they played The Beatles Yellow Submarine, a bit of a change from the normal fare. Childishly I found myself chanting 'we all live in a yellow supermarine' to the music.

<snip>

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That reminds me, I gotta delete This Song from the ol' modeling playlist.  :-\

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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2019, 07:54:59 AM »
umm!

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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »
Actually neither.......  but I'll tell you a story.  :o

I usually listen to the Absolute Classic Rock radio station in the UK when I'm modelling and about six  months ago I started building a 1/72 Mk 5 Spitfire, for reasons i cannot remember they played The Beatles Yellow Submarine, a bit of a change from the normal fare. Childishly I found myself chanting 'we all live in a yellow supermarine' to the music.

Then the brain cells collided, looked at the shape of the mk 5 fuselage I had just put together, espied the larger motley hanger queen described in the introduction then mind went 'hmmmmm' and i wrote the idea down in my projects book. ???

Along came the Scale-o-rama (or floaty for that matter) and her I am.

The mk 5 has gone on the back burner again but I have progressed, it has received its first coat of paint  ;)

Incidentally The  Beatles Revolver and David Bowies Ziggy Stardust were the first two music cassettes I bought with my first pay cheque  back in 1973. Revolver and Sgt Pepper are still my favourite Beatles albums.

More updates soon...

Mog
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Sometimes that's how the best inspirations work!

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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2019, 03:38:27 PM »
Kitnut :   very nice, I think Ericr would approve

Brian :    Do it !  Not one of my favourite songs

Kerick :  Absolutely !   Works for me

Thanks Guys

Mog
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Re: ☆☆☆ We all Live in a Yellow Supermarine! ☆☆☆
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 05:06:19 PM »
I do like yellow ;-)

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2019, 08:43:02 AM »
I do like yellow ;-)

Yellow was my mom's favorite color. When we played board games, she always said she'd take any color game piece we wanted but she'd go ahead and move the yellow one anyway.  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2019, 06:22:24 AM »
Hi all

A bit more progress, PSR is alive and well and residing at the Mog workbench, fortunately I haven't lost the will to live yet  ;D

Here's the first layer going on.........

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And I am now at the filling in the holes and low bits.......

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You can see from this I have run out of grey filler and I have switched to green, I decided to not use the Milliput this time, alough it gives a great finish it dries very hard and is a devil to sand if you leave it too long. I've done a bit more work on the conning tower and started construction of the piloting position.

More when it happens......

Thanks for watching

Mog
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2019, 09:54:04 AM »
I'm trying to figure why you didn't use the tops of the wing roots as the conning tower. ???
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2019, 12:32:27 PM »
I'm trying to figure why you didn't use the tops of the wing roots as the conning tower. ???

Dive planes gotta come from somewhere?

Just reaching...

Looking good Mog and I like the look of that tower. Those things aren't as easy to scratch as they might appear.

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2019, 04:12:24 PM »
Hi all

I must admit didn't think of that, but the plastic was brittle and virtually self destructed as I cut it. I  wanted a fairly chunky conning tower as this will be there entry to the sub and an observation area.

It will have dive planes fore and aft I'm still searching for suitable spares, I'm scaling it down (up?) to 1/72  but I don't want them to be too big. In truth I don't want to spoil the lines too much.

 If push comes to shove I will scratch build some


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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2019, 05:19:58 PM »
... the plastic was brittle and virtually self destructed as I cut it ...

Good answer, right there. :smiley: ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."