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Rozzie Geth 1 and 2. Double build.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 01:54 PM UTC
thanks, I have thought quite a bit about how to align the invasion stripes, you guys (and a few gals) are awesome, thanks so much.
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 12:00 PM UTC
While looking back through this thread before posting this I noticed that I had a base coat of Alclad on this at the end of November, and its now mid January and I have only today finished spraying different panels in Alclad.
Talk about being a slow builder!!..
Anyway, the Mustang got finished in time for the show last weekend and I've now got the Alclad done of Rozie Geth II.






Next job, the OD anti glare panel. Once thats on I can unmask the cowling and see how the famous 56thFG red cowling has turned out before moving onto the underwing invasion stripes.

Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:48 AM UTC
Over time I have gradually got more and more fed up with small hairs and dust particles sticking to fresh paint and started looking around for a small spray booth. In the end I decided to go for the EXPO 500. Review HERE
I picked one up at the Bolton show in Sunday and decided to give it a run today.
OD anti glare masked and ready to go.

Purely by chance the lights I have on the workbench sit just right on the top of the spray booth!
OD painted on and faded.
It doesn't make a bad little photo booth either!






Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:54 AM UTC
Looks like it works well Nige.

Has the smell gone from the man cave yet??
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:28 AM UTC

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Looks like it works well Nige.



Agreed, looking really nice fella ! The 47 hours masking those little panels paid off for sure !


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Has the smell gone from the man cave yet??



The aftermath of red wine and curry mixed with alclad and acrylics, are you kidding Andy ? I woke up thismorning with a faint hint in the air here !!!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:46 AM UTC
Why do you think I went for a spray booth with a heavy duty extractor fan?


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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 04:05 PM UTC

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Over time I have gradually got more and more fed up with small hairs and dust particles sticking to fresh paint and started looking around for a small spray booth. In the end I decided to go for the EXPO 500. Review HERE
I picked one up at the Bolton show in Sunday and decided to give it a run today.
OD anti glare masked and ready to go.

Purely by chance the lights I have on the workbench sit just right on the top of the spray booth!
OD painted on and faded.
It doesn't make a bad little photo booth either!






Nige



This is lovely work Nigel,

Do you put a clear coat over the NMF and the painted surfaces now ?

What do you use for that if you do ?

Cheers

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 06:43 PM UTC
Hi Paul.
Yes, I've added a couple of coats of Klear to protect the surface. The Alclad is quite durable but I cover the acrylic areas as I go. I've recently got back into spraying Klear as opposed to brushing it.
Invasion stripes are going on the lower wings at the moment and I hope to have the black bands sprayed tonight. It'll need a bit of attention to the topside NMF on the leading edges afterwards.
Next time I do one with underwing invasion stripes I'm going to paint them first.
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 11:28 AM UTC
Last progress report from me for a few weeks as I'm heading back on the road for a while. Bills to pay etc etc.
Invasion stripes are painted on and had a Klear coat for protection.
Next job will be underwing insignia,,,eventually.


Nige
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:46 AM UTC

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Next job will be underwing insignia,,,eventually.



Wasn't joking eh?
Now I've been home a week or so after the last jaunt away I've been able to catch up a bit on real life and that includes spending some time at the bench.
National insignia are painted on, as are the fusalage invasion stripes. I've also tidied up some of the Alclad panels which were showing signs of wear and a couple of shades needed redoing.




Next job a couple of coats of Klear and then it'll be time for the squadron codes and time to bring this build to life with some noseart!
It'll be done by Christmas,,I just don't know which Christmas.

Nige
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 06:23 AM UTC
Squadron codes painted on using Mals "Miracle Masks".





I reckon this is starting to look quite nice

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 08:11 AM UTC
I've made a start decalling and what better way to start with than some noseart and kill markings?



The Zotz decals felt a little on the thick side but seem to be settling down ok with Micro Set/Sol.
Two versions of the "Rozzie Geth II" lettering are offered with the decal set, and its the red letters with yellow shading which are the correct colours.
To the best of my knowlegde, Zotz are the only decal manufacturer to produce Miss Fire with the correct yellow background to the cowling art.

Last of the markings and then stencil decals going on next, and the finishing line is getting a little bit closer.

Nige
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 04:25 AM UTC
So, incase anyone was wondering why I don't do speed builds?

Almost a year into this "on and off" build and almost done.
Just applied a Pro Modeller wash to bring out the details and now only varnishing remains. Once thats done I can add the little bits and pieces and finally stick it in the cabinet.
Shouldn't take more than a couple of...........months







Nige
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 05:26 AM UTC
Nige I thought that this WAS a speed build, for you !

Looking great mate, it will be good to see this one finished. Perhaps then you can get started on your Pin-Up build.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 10:49 AM UTC
Hope so D, think I've settled on which one it'll be

Just been away working for a week but before I left I managed to varnish "Rozzie Geth II".





Photos taken with my iphone,,very suprised how well they came out!

Just the last few bits and pieces to attach now and she's done.

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - 12:17 AM UTC

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Just been away working for a week but before I left I managed to varnish "Rozzie Geth II".



Working ? You call those shenanigans WORKING ? Risking the lives of legendary artists by precariously suspending aircraft over their unknowing heads, shame on you Nige !

Rozzie II looks sweet, nice job mate.

Cheers, D
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Working ? You call those shenanigans WORKING ? Risking the lives of legendary artists by precariously suspending aircraft over their unknowing heads, shame on you Nige !

Rozzie II looks sweet, nice job mate.

Cheers, D



Yeah well, ya gotta amuse yourself somehow eh?

Oh BTW,,Rozzie Geth II is now......................finished!! woohoo!!!

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - 11:43 PM UTC
And in the off chance of anybody being interested.

Here's a couple of photos.







Nige
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2011 - 07:34 AM UTC

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And in the off chance of anybody being interested.

Here's a couple of photos.







Nige



Amazing build Nigel. Lovely NMF !!

Well done and congratulations !

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2011 - 03:03 PM UTC
Hey Nige, that's really well built mate, and the P-47 carrying it is ok as well !

Seriously nice build and great work on the NMF mate, I love it.

Now off to the next adventure, what's cooking ?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2011 - 08:31 PM UTC
Thanks for the replies guys.
Much appreciated after the PITA that this build became.


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Now off to the next adventure, what's cooking ?



Probably a Focke Wolf 190

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 06:43 AM UTC

..just caught up with this ...and that's some beautiful work there Nige..are you keeping these... or are they in the museum?

..a modelling question if I may ....isn't it a bit risky applying the wash with the decal already positioned ?

and an Fw 190 eh? ..believe it when I see it I think....
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:41 AM UTC
Cheers Neil.
These are staying at home with me, although I am planning on taking them to the museum for a special photograph.

As for washing over a decal.. no problem.
Make sure the decal is well and truly bedded down into the panel lines and 100% dry and cured. 4 or 5 thin coats of Klear over the top,( just to be sure) and again 100% dry and cured. Then I use Promodeller wash as normal.

Fw190?,, we'll see

All the best,
Nige
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 04:38 PM UTC
Beautiful build, Nige. The NMF came out great - really like the color nuances.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012 - 10:13 AM UTC
A few photos to round off the story of this double build.

I was at Halesworth for a couple of days over Easter and took the opportunity to have a small photoshoot with the two Rozzie Geths.
The "nameplate" is one of Fred Christensens dogtags.











Nige