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TSR-2 - something different

July 21 2012 at 8:29 PM
Stuart H  (Login STINGRAY78)
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In a few recent posts I've shown a build I've had on the back burner for a while, the infamous TSR-2 in 1/72.
I started this over a year ago, it was supposed to be a simple OOB project, but after assembley, I was left with a major rescribe (not my best talent), so it sat on
the shelf of doom for many months.
I've just finished my first OOB build (Canberra) in a long time and I thought the TSR-2 would be an ideal second.
I started with this.

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It looks very cartoony, but inside the box is a full TSR-2 kit with excellent decals (not that I need them).

I've got the Xtradecal sheet X72059 (9 different A/C) and have aleady decided wich option I'm going to do. ( by the way, I 've nearly got enough kits
to do the whole sheet)

As this was going to be OOB, I followed Airfix's instruction and colour call outs to assemble the cockpits.

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And very soon I had the A/C assembled.

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By dryfitting and checkng the fit I was able to minimise the amount of filler used.

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Canopy on, and masked.

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I decided to build this with almost everything closed, as the A/C was usually shown (gear doors, bombay). However this turned out to be a nightmare, as nothing fitted.
Lots of filling and sanding resulted in this.

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The repair to the bombay doors was my fault, to much clamp pressure, it should'nt be a problem.

And finally, my attempt at rescribing. I use Radu's Scribe-R products (recommended), various templates, and Dymo tape.

I'm OK on the flat surfaces, not so good on the curves.

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The green Frog tape is only there to give the camera something to focus on.

Photographing white is B**tard.

Tonight I've managed to spray the first of 3 colours, hopefully tomorrow, the second colour will be applied.

Thanks for looking.


"How often do you guys go on a bender ?
This isn't a bender, this is night time!"

Air America

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