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by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

The top of the piano would not do for my final pictures of this build, so I grabbed a couple of simple background props in the form of a grass sheet and sky background left over from a model railway project. As you view these you may notice that in the later ones I have added a little weathering, in...
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

The last parts were added, including the antennae, rear turret and scratch built aerial and pitot tubes.
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

So we have finally arrived at the downward slope of this build. I have also decided that as I have the Italeri MkIV Stirling sat on the shelf waiting for to be built, that this one should represent my Father's MkIV as used to drop troops on TONGA and take a Horsa to Normandy during OVERLORD. So 299 ...
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

The top sides are now masked and the whole bottom area and fin is sprayed with matt black
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Final masking. I decided on paper masks set a couple of mm away from the surface in order to soften the edges. I have not used my airbrush for 10 years so this is an anxious moment for me. In a few minutes, I could spoil everything that I had worked on for so long! I printed out a scaled up camoufla...
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Finally I can start to put the sub assembles together and start masking. It has been a long time coming but the end is coming into sight!
by GuyMassey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

Re: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem

Having airbrushed without one in the past I decided to learn from past mistakes and build a spray booth. I firstly tried a low voltage solution using a PC cooling fan that I already had and 3D printing a back cowl on which to fit a hose. Needless to say there was not enough suck! So I then fitted a ...
by GuyMassey
Wed May 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: 299 Squadron Stirling Build - Arnhem
Replies: 66
Views: 39744

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: 66
Views: 39744

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: 66
Views: 39744

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...