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Finally I got to open the box up it all looks most excellent I've had a quick look at the instructions looks like I can build it with the rotors folded which could be fun.
On the plus side I found a use for the plate warming rack that came with the new cooker. I have made a paint holder other wise I would foresee a mess.

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good luck.....i think you are going to need it :thumb2:
 

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Good thing to have two pots of yellow for that size of helo Dave.

Nice choice and smart move to make a paint pot holder.:thumb2:
 

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I take it's the new mould seaking and not that awful one and I wish you good luck with all that yellow.
 
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Hi Dave, that's certainly a lot of yellow good luck with the painting.
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Nice one Dave, great idea with the paint pots.
 
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I'm a total newbie but am looking to build one of these as my second model. My brother used to fly in SAR Seakings as a winchman before the service was privatised, so they hold a particular interest for me.

 
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Looks like a nice kit...and not a bad size. Looking forward to seeing how it goes together :thumb2:
 

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Hi Dave
So far the only helicopter in the GB. So far so good but the yellow is yet to come.
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I had forgotten about the glue it turns stringy very quickly but experience has helped I use the kit box to put a small amount on and a sliver of box to apply it with.
I'm really enjoying the process no PE no filler no airbrush just 4 colours not sure what the result will be but it's very enjoyable.

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Ah, the Mk1a cheap paint pot stabilising device, very good. What's the plastic like Dave, new tool ?
 

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Hi Dave
Those paint pots are not stable so your pot holder is a great idea. I'll do something similar.
Good progress. The yellow looks to have gone on rather well.
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Ok I need a little help I am now on my 5th coat of yellow and no sign of it being covered yet! I am thinning it a little with water to help it flow but it's starting to look like the paint is getting to thick on the model any ideas?

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HI Dave well it looks ok to me from your pic I have 4 seakings to build on my hms tiger so i'll be following your build for any tips
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The fun continues I've almost given up on the yellow the other Matt paints are fine the gloss is horrendous.

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Hi Dave
The yellow looks fine on the photo. These Starter Kit paints seem very variable. Dave W's gloss red was horrendous.
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