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Timo Starkloff06/04/2020 22:44:37
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Further work on the nacelles including a first short test if the gears fit.

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Timo Starkloff06/04/2020 22:45:21
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And next topic are the flaps. Multi tasking at it's best

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alan p06/04/2020 22:56:15
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Thanks Timo, markings were masked and airbrushed. Mine is still sport scale modified from a 1970's plan, your canopy looks the bee's knee's coupled with a fitted out cockpit it will compliment your other first class work.

Timo Starkloff07/04/2020 19:37:54
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A good finish can help a sport scale model to a better appearance than some scale models. You have definitely chosen the right colours

Where did you get them?

Timo

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alan p07/04/2020 22:56:02
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Guild paints (used to be called spectra I beleave) Matt colours thinned and sprayed free hand. this particular aircraft was in early 1940 scheme under surfaces are duck egg blue but under side of port wing was matt black. Also used humbrol for part of the insignia. Just got to find a decent fuel proofer now and C of G.

Keep safe from this pandemicsmiley

Timo Starkloff19/04/2020 14:56:27
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Still a long way until painting for my Whirlwind. But the cockpit starts looking good and the gear doors are done with three layers of 163g/dm² glass, to ensure they will not warp. A good thing is that the same gear door fits to both nacelles, so I need only one mold for both.

Timo

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alan p20/04/2020 10:54:02
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Your method for the doors looks better than mine, mine warped when cut free from the nacelle and took a lot of fiddling to get decent. they are held shut by elastic band and opened by the oleos. Like the cockpit detail.

Timo Starkloff29/09/2020 17:06:43
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Again a delay concerning the Whirlwind build. I have either projects finished very quick or going over several years.

We moved this summer so before new progress I first have to rebuild the workshop. A big advantage will be that there is now enough space to put up the complete model.

At least, I managed to bring a small 1 meter foam kit Whirlwind in the air during our model flying week in August. Somerset cider is perfect in combination with a Westland Whirlwind.

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Timo Starkloff29/09/2020 17:08:41
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And I attended an exciting web meeting of the Whirlwind Fighter Project. Very interesting to listen and watch progress on the 3D CAD model and the slow built up of the real one. News is on their website and a nearly daily blog about events around the Whirlwind squadrons 80 years ago on their Facebook page. Anyone interested to support them?

www.whirlwindfighterproject.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/merlinai57/

Not long ago Chris Hayward could place a nice article about the Whirlwind Fighter Project on the Warbirdsnews.com. Great articles there to read, if you don’t know that website.

warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/westland-whirlwind-fighter-project.html

Timo

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