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Have you done with the canopy mask?

 

Where are the photos! C'mopn mate!

 

It is coming along nice mate

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Looks good to me Nice work!

 

  Roger

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3 hours ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Have you done with the canopy mask?

 

Where are the photos! C'mopn mate!

 

It is coming along nice mate

I haven't even started!

 

Just spent some time polishing and sanding, sanding and polishing, polishing and ........you get it :)

 

Terribly slow at this game :blink:

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5 hours ago, giemme said:

Looks like great progress to me, Bruce! :clap:

 

Looking forward to priming stage (and fingers crossed for the canopy masking) :)

Ciao

I'll get there eventually I'm sure! :)

 

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Where the photos?

Too much chit chat

You make me laugh Paulo :)

 

 

 

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Since being given the hurry up on the photos I present this..... :blink:

 

When the build inevitably stalls (as it always does in my case) the modelling lamp comes in extremely handy for keeping my Focaccia dough warm and making sure it rises beautifully.

 

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Salute! :winkgrin:

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In a faltering effort to keep this WIP alive I have proceeded thus....

 

The canopy and clear parts are actually quite fine and nicely done.....almost fragile to be honest.

 

The fit seems to be very good with a dry run.

 

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My issue is this.

 

After cutting the clear parts from the sprues I went to sand/tidy up the messy bits that you can see in the photo below

 

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Happy to get any tips because I sanded first but it was a bit aggressive on the fine/soft/thin canopies.

 

Then I went for the Tamiya polishing compound with a cotton bud to get rid of the nasty but that didn't seem to work.

 

At the end of the day the unsightly bits will probably get paint on them and you won't see them but it would be good to know how to "tidy them up" completely prior to assembly and paint........is it just polish and patience???

 

Anyway I got started with the masking finally!!

 

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And now that I look at the photo...... I realise it's terrible and I will have a crack at it again tomorrow :blink:

 

For those that were really fascinated the focaccia went on to look like this

 

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And then this....

 

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Before it was almost completely devoured by the kids after school and helping with co-ordinate geometry homework got in the way of any additional modelling progress.

 

For the purists (Giorgio lol!)...... yes...... the focaccia is a little flatter than normal but I make it that way so it will fit in the kids school lunch boxes!

 

Cheers!

 

 

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2 hours ago, Winenut said:

For the purists (Giorgio lol!)...... yes...... the focaccia is a little flatter than normal but I make it that way so it will fit in the kids school lunch boxes!

:rofl:  :rofl:  It looks perfectly good for a home made focaccia, Bruce :thumbsup:

 

As for the clear parts: I don't think there is a way (at least I haven't found any, so far) for that kind of problem. The white mark is deep inside the thickness of the part, if this makes sense to you. Normally it's on parts that are then overpainted, so no need to worry.

 

Ciao

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It looks good to me

 

bits of cracks in the clear styrene are amongst the reasons I prefer making my own canopies


We get no control over where the mould maker put his injection gates after all but we can control what gets onto the displayed model

 

 

 

The squareish food thingy

 

 

 

 

mmmm

 

looks nice

 

:Tasty:

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10 hours ago, giemme said:

:rofl:  :rofl:  It looks perfectly good for a home made focaccia, Bruce :thumbsup:

 

As for the clear parts: I don't think there is a way (at least I haven't found any, so far) for that kind of problem. The white mark is deep inside the thickness of the part, if this makes sense to you. Normally it's on parts that are then overpainted, so no need to worry.

 

Ciao

I really appreciate the clarification on the clear parts Giorgio. (was there an accidental pun there??)

 

It was driving me crazy. If you haven't found a way to fix it then I'm pretty sure I was never going to!

 

I can move on now with confidence :speak_cool: 

 

Cheers

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Hi Bruce

Like said before, that bit will be painted over, so just make sure you sand it flush as best as you can and move on.

 

It is looking very good. Glad to see you've made some progress with the tedious canopy masking bit.

 

Cheers

Paulo

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The simplest way to remove the clear bits without an ensuing stress mark inside the clear bit is to suse a micro saw, very gently to just slide away a layer at a time

Then a tidy up with a file or sander that causes little or no vibration inside the plastic's structure

 

But as Armoured Sprue points out the scar is designed to be on the non-visible metal part of the canopyframe on this bird, thus it can be expected to get lost when you finish it

 

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