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by Colin
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Manuals & Instructions
Topic: SC Engines
Replies: 0
Views: 2109

SC Engines

Submitted by Mike Weeks, here is the manual for SC engines
by Colin
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

Well at last it is finished!
Marchetti Final.jpg
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by Colin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

OK - so I have started to apply the decals.

Here's what I am trying to emulate...
D-EDUR - 3.JPG
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And here's the 'GA Buyer' logo in situ on the model. Still a slight mismatch on the brown, but I can live with that.
Decals - 1.jpg
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by Colin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

That costs money Brian! OK - first decal sheet done, getting around the problem by filling in the background where necessary... Decal Sheet 10.jpg I think I have the colours matched. (Bit tricky when you think that on a PC you can have each of red, blue and green set to any of 256 levels. This means...
by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

And here we have the problem. Remember I said that D-EDUR was a poor choice? Well here's the problem. If you have a look at the first pic you will see that D-EDUR is sponsored and covered with logos. That is no problem and I have generated all these, but have a look at the Sennheiser logo here ... l...
by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

So now on to the painting. The green camouflage colour was mixed from cheap acrylics from 'The Works' - a good standby. I also needed paint to match the coffee HK film for the canopy and tanks, and used my usual trick of getting a B&Q tester pot matched to a sample of film. So now it is all painted ...
by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

And so on to covering.

Here I am using a mix of white Solarfilm for the underside and coffee HobbyKing film for the rest ...
Build 2.jpg
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by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

The tip tanks provided in the kit consisted of ABS mouldings - 2 halves for each tank. I always have a problem getting these sort of moulding to mate to each other successfully, and these were no exception resulting in wide gaps between the two halves. So I gave up on these and instead carved a pair...
by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Re: Jamara Marchetti SF260

OK, so on to the kit. Although a small model it is certainly not a beginner's model. The instructions are sparse and the plans are simply provided on a CD, and turned out to deviate from the contents of the kit in many areas. The laser cutting was good but the wood quality was extremely poor. The ri...
by Colin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Jamara Marchetti SF260
Replies: 10
Views: 7686

Jamara Marchetti SF260

Here is a rather belated build thread for my Jamara Marchetti kit. If you don't know the SF260 you may remember it attacking a DC-3 in 'Quantum Of Solace'

The original I am trying to model is D-EDUR - which as it turns out was a bad choice - but more of that later.
D-EDUR.jpg
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