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Post by Tim Bowman » Wed May 04, 2011 3:13 am

Hi Phil

Looking good! I really like the dusting on the lower hull behind the wheels. Nicely done. Amazing job on those suits!! I never would of guessed those were painted. :shock:

Ii thought WOW! When did Dragon release solid suits for British tankers?

Very nice

best regards
Tim
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Crew and weathering

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Wed May 04, 2011 9:09 am

Hi Tim
Thanks for the kind comments.
Its a lot of fun learning the new skills and experimenting.
I've got a spare Pixie Suit and wondered what effect bleaching would have
on the suits,so I might have a go and see if it lightens the Cam a lot,so
less paint to cover needed.
But the quallity of the suits is plenty good enough to stand a bit of abuse
with the scrubbing and washing.
Cheers
Phil

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Post by Adrian Harris » Wed May 04, 2011 10:19 am

Hi Phil.

I subjected one of those suits to a couple of hours boiling in Dylon colour remover, with no visible effect. I think the method of adding the camouflage more like painting than dyeing, so their bleaching agent had no chance :cry:

I would be interested to know what effect your bleach has, as I bought a stock of these cheap when they were being talked down on the various forums :lol:

Adrian.
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Pixie Suit

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Wed May 04, 2011 10:36 am

Hi Adrian
I will give it a go tonight with a soak in bleach and take a photo of the
outcome,my driver doesnt need it any more :lol:

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Pixie Suits and Bleach

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu May 05, 2011 6:40 pm

Hi Adrian
You are right,the suits are pritty tough,the Bleach didnt touch them.
I'm well versed in the art of ruinning Jeans and best Tee shirts
with bleach splashes.

I soaked my spare Pixie suit over night in a diluted thick bleach
concentrate and water,no effect.

This evening I put the bottom 1 1/2 inch of one leg into a bowl of
the neat concentrated thick bleach for about an hour and no
effect.

Its a paint untill its covered job.
Cheers
Phil

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Post by Adrian Harris » Thu May 05, 2011 6:46 pm

Thought that might be the case Phil :roll:

The only thing I've managed to accidentally bleach recently was the downstairs loo carpet :oops: :oops: Fortunately a quick haircut and the blond highlights were gone :wink:

I tried dry-brushing my suit - I might see if I can dig out the old Badger airbrush and try that instead.

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Post by robert michael hilton » Fri May 06, 2011 10:12 am

Hello Phil and Adrian, I also purchased the Pixie Suit with the later Dragon Terry Davies. I have boiled the suit and I have painted the suit, however the end result has not been good.
So, I collected a few Dragon Douglas Kay and Dragon 'Fred' tanker bodies. I have cut 'Fred' down to chest level as my driver.
The M/Gunner is wedged in and is a 'Terry Davis' body in best dress. The loader and commander are Douglas Kay and a Special Agent head in tanker suits.
Bit of a mix and match....but I am satisfied with the result. Your suits look very good Phil.
Keep on testing, you have more patience than me.

Best wishes Mick

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Muzzle Brake

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat May 14, 2011 11:47 am

Thought I would do a couple of little vidio's of my Muzzle Brake
with the Working Soot from my Gun Flash :)
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comet main gun flash

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun May 15, 2011 6:37 pm

Hi phil
can hardly see the soot efect on the vidio clips the flash is so bright try a clip further away great recoil and flash though great work and keep them coming ,always good to see.
best wishes
nick

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Soot

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun May 15, 2011 7:12 pm

Sorry to confuse Nick :oops:
I put the word working before Soot instead of Gun Flash.
The Soot was just the Mat black Acrylic and Graphite rubbed
round the holes,that was why it was a close up photo but I decided
to vidio it to see what the close up was like.
Cheers
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Post by Tim Bowman » Tue May 17, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi Phil

Always nice to see something on your Comet. Nice job on the flash unit.

Kind regards
Tim
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Updated photo's of my Comet

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:03 pm

Some updated photo's of my Comet,the weathering and detail
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Some more pic's

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:09 pm

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Last Lot of the batch of 50 pics

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:15 pm

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Post by Antony Rowley » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:51 pm

Hi Phil,

Vary, very nice looking Comet. I really like the camo net on the front & gun barrel with the weaved material included. What did you use for the material :?:

Thanks Antony
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