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by GuyMassey
Wed May 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

A bit of fettling for fit to do before I touch everything up and complete the nose. I decided on green for the canvas seats in the end, it seemed more in keeping. Magnifying it like this really shows the rough edges! lol
by GuyMassey
Mon May 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

I have just revisited the nose internals due to the new information received. I have now moved the seat forward. The seat also all appears to be a pale canvas type, so I will re-paint it to suit. Clearly visible is the redundant front turret mounting ring. Also well shown are the eight plexiglass se...
by GuyMassey
Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

i have finally worked out what was in the nose of a MkIV! There was a seat for the Observer, set back into the fuselage with a slatted footrest on a new floor above the bomb aimer's position. there was also a small "desk" in front with signalling lights in front of that. The seat was probably dark g...
by GuyMassey
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Thanks Guy, and some outstanding work on your part. I especially like the look of the undercarriage. It gave me fits when I built the Italeri Stirling a couple three years ago, especially since it had to be installed early in the building process. Cheers, Mark I've got the Italeri one yet to do. Th...
by GuyMassey
Wed May 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

It's looking great, Guy. As Ed mentioned last year, your old photos aren't showing so if you get the chance to re-post them, it would be much appreciated. I joined this forum many years after your initial posts and have just caught up with them. My belated condolences on your losses, but it sounds ...
by GuyMassey
Wed May 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Great going there Guy. Once you have reached your fathers' rank, if you like, we may be able to lock that rank for you, if you wish. I know of one member on another forum who requested as such. Those new engines look great! Can we swap? Cheers, John I have every intention of staying in the mob and ...
by GuyMassey
Tue May 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Quite happy with the result.. just need to polish it!
by GuyMassey
Tue May 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Vacuum box build
by GuyMassey
Tue May 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Well, amazingly after nine years during which life for me changed beyond recognition, I'm cracking on with the build! This weeks challenge has been a new nose glass!
by GuyMassey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 49
Views: 19084

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

So Sorry not to have got back to you at the time you posted. Life has been somewhat hectic having re-married! Would you believe that my Stirling is still in its box? I have also now become the editor of the Stirling Times, the magazine that goes out to paid up members of the Stirling Aircraft Societ...