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MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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So I've got a whole week i which to either twiddle me thumbs of build summat. Guess what..?

In-box reviw here.

As is normal with these things, work begins with the interior. Even though this is a 1/144 kit, there's a lot of interior, embelleshed rather nicely with a decal for the cargo bay floor;

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I am aware, of course,. of just how little of the innards will be visible, once the fuselage is all closed up;

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I used a blue gel pen to draw the seat belts on.

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NOTE that, at this point in the build, I'm only working on the interior, which is a separate component, to be enclosed by the outer fuselage halves.
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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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So far, so good...

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I decided to stick the undercarriage on, the right way round, this time! :P

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Just as I had to perform some surgery to remove the ramp from the cargo bay floor, I have to conduct some more cutting, to separate the outside of the aforementioned ramp;

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Wings all ready;

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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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So I get one half of the outer fuselage to fit and it's a perfect fit.
Marvellous.
The second half, however...is warped...and short-shot at the nose...and I've been scrapping with it and I've just beaten into a mutual submission.
Pictures later, when my batteries are charged.
One thing...this 'new' Revell kit has certainly made me have second thoughts about the Grizzly Atlas-thingy.
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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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Revell might replace the defective part...since that is a current production kit...maybe.

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That would be the route of The Jessy Pastry.
I like to think I'm made of sterner stuff...





...Although I can be described as 'delusional'.
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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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Anyway, I was well impressed by the fit of the outer fuselage to the inner 'sleeve';

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Then I joined the second half and, working forward, from the tail, in a dry-fitting...

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(NOTE the raised lines...and it's 2015).
Now then...*Drum Roll*...
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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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Nice, innit?

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Lashings of superglue gel later, with help from Uncle Zipkicker;

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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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Underneath, more of the same;

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Believe it or not, the belly piece also took some work;

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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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Ah well...a reminder of the true delights of 1/144.
I thought the C-97 was an impressive beastie. Of course, things got bigger over time;

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At least the wing-fuselage join wasn't too bad;

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Although, as I'm sure you'll expect, the cockpit transparency will require some more work;

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Undercarriage has now begun to get my attentions;

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And that, as far as this one's participation in the GB is concerned, is that.

To be continued here.
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Re: MerlinJones' Revell Globemaster III

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When I saw that nasal mismatch, I instantly revisited my Anson. The reason for that anomaly was partially my doing. However, here it is the kit manufacturer alone. For dodgy model companies like Starfix and Mikro (the issuer of the world's worse ever Hurricane in any scale and definitely not Mikro-Mir), that moulding issue would be bad. For Revell, it is nothing short of horrendous. You've done well to clean it up as neatly as you have. If time hadn't been your enemy, I'm sure Revell would have replaced the offending part.
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