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S4Simon
#1 Posted : 28 December 2019 08:38:15

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Well even though I started R2 well over a year ago I’m only just past the halfway mark. With the local Oz distributor going into receivership some nine months ago I’m around 30 issues behind most other Oz builders. Never mind - still thoroughly enjoying the build.

I’ve decided to go the weathered look, but can’t see many other deag builders going down that avenue. Bought some soft pastels to give that a go, but didn’t end well. So I’ve decided to use the same process that I used on the Deag Falcon, and must admit looks a lot better. Anyway one leg down and one to go. Can’t wait to see the end result next Xmas. :-)




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#2 Posted : 28 December 2019 09:43:59

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Looking good so far, I decided to keep my one clean.

Luckily I am getting my issues from the newsagent, so had no problems when bisset folded.
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#3 Posted : 28 December 2019 10:07:30

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Yes I’ve been watching your build Skyfire. Looking forward to seeing yours completed and up and running.
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#4 Posted : 28 December 2019 10:58:13

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Some nice weathering Simon, looking good.Love ThumpUp

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#5 Posted : 28 December 2019 12:53:32

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BigGrin Can’t beat that ‘been through the Wars’ look. Well done, it looks greatThumpUp
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#6 Posted : 28 December 2019 15:25:44

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Simon

That is very well done.

He certainly looks like he has "been through the wars".

Hope it all continues well for you.

Tony
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#7 Posted : 22 February 2020 00:36:58

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Commencing grunge work on leg two.

Next month - grundging the dome. :-)



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#8 Posted : 22 February 2020 09:15:18

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Excellent weathering. Well done. Andy.
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#9 Posted : 22 February 2020 10:41:43

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You've certainly dirtied him up very nicely.Love Love

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#10 Posted : 27 August 2020 08:45:48

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Sloooooowly getting there. Applying a tube of Star Wars all purpose weathering to the main panels. ;-)

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#11 Posted : 11 September 2020 12:07:34

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Up to issue 91.... which means I can finally see what he looks like as a complete entity.

Just needs a brain now.

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#12 Posted : 11 September 2020 15:30:20

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Looking very good. Your weathering is superb, just the right amount.Love Love Don’t rush in the final stages of the wiring, be very methodical when fitting the final electronics together. Time spent here will save you in the long run.
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#13 Posted : 11 September 2020 23:47:21

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Markwarren wrote:
Looking very good. Your weathering is superb, just the right amount.Love Love Don’t rush in the final stages of the wiring, be very methodical when fitting the final electronics together. Time spent here will save you in the long run.
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Thanks Mark.

The build has taken so long due to delivery issues that I’ve seen all the little problems that people have faced. Plus my 30 year background in Overhauling military guidance systems should come in handy.

I see Unforeseen technical issues as a fun add-on to a build. :-)
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