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jrlx last won the day on August 19 2016

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  1. Douglas World Cruiser

    Hi Black Knight, Welcome to the GB! You've chosen an interesting aircraft and your introduction was very informative and a great start to your thread! Best of luck and looking forward for the next post. Cheers Jaime
  2. Thanks for the kind words, exdraken. You're probably right regarding the missiles. I'm no expert on soviet weaponry, I may have misidentified them in Wikipedia. Cheers Jaime
  3. Hi again, Last night I managed to take care of the R-73 missiles and pylons/ejector racks as planned. Starting with the missiles, I removed them from the sprues and cleaned the moulding lines. Here we see one just off the sprue and the other already cleaned: IMAG4946 The ejector racks were trickier to deal with. As shown in the following two pictures, there was a misalignment of the two halves of the mould resulting in a step between the two halves of the parts along the vertical plane. I had to use a combination of nÂș 11 blade and a flat file to remove the steps. The part closer to view in the pictures is already treated: IMAG4947 IMAG4948 Finally, here are all the missiles: IMAG4949 I still have to take care of the ejector marks on the sides of the missiles. I'll use diluted Squadron's white putty, applied with a brush, as the Perfect Plastic Putty tends to let itself completely removed by wet & dry: IMAG4950 Here are all the pylons/ejector racks ready: IMAG4951 The excess PPP applied on the ejector marks on the wheels was removed with wet & dry and, as said above, I had to be careful not to completely remove PPP, as it seems to have very low adherence. I think I'll have another go at the marks with Squadron's putty this time, just to make sure, before priming the parts: IMAG4952 That's all for the moment. Thanks for looking. Cheers Jaime
  4. Hi Mike, Welcome to the GB! It's a beautiful flying boat indeed! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing it taking shape. Cheers Jaime
  5. Splendid job! Well done! Cheers Jaime
  6. Very good work on the dolly with the PE parts! Cheers Jaime
  7. Get well soon, Alex. Looking forward to seeing your build back on track! Cheers Jaime
  8. Things seem to be falling into place, Ced!
  9. Beautiful work on the wings! Very well done Cheers Jaime
  10. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Great start, Kris! The size of the beast is impressive! I like the instrument panel Cheers Jaime
  11. Great progress and great results, Johnny! I like your pre-shading technique I've never used pre-shanding in the interiors, just post-shading, but seems to be a good idea for bigger aircraft. Cheers Jaime
  12. Great progress, Simon! Shame about the air scoop and the seats but you'll surely sort those out. Cheers Jaime
  13. Good start and good research! Cheers Jaime
  14. Great work on the wings, pheonix! Very precise, really impressive! I second Tony's remark: you misjudge us regarding the hull coated with talcum powder Cheers Jaime
  15. Great work on the floats, Ced! Shame about the canopy but following the advice of the fellow modellers above should solve the challenge. Cheers Jaime