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  1. Great work !!!!I wonder if you observe this situation on a photograph, whether you invented it yourself?

    - As I wrote, I was grown in an harbour so I had a precise idea of things about dry docks, I had many looks on some photo of wartime for the general lay out, as a former Major I know a lot about inspections and remembering the stories of my parents and uncles, I had a good background to conceive this dio. My only regret is that I didn't succeed in capturing the true colors of the wall of the dock, much more dark almost black and dark brown, with some seagrass green at water level , I have these colors in my mind but I've been unable to render them and ofcourse, white seagull poo-poo everywhere on every edges of walls roofs and so on........

  2. Very nice that, not an aircraft you see or hear much of.., Question though for the experts? Why does the spinner have that hole with another(?) spinner inside it?

    -Thanks for your comments. The "holes" on the spinners are for cooling and streamlining purposes, the same can be ound on the spinner of the Focke-Wul 190 V 1

  3. -Well, after few days off in Burgondy this is now the follow on of this making-of, hoping you ar still interested in it.

    -This part is easier than the first one if cutting resin part can be said "easy"

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    -The fin had to be separarted from the fuselage to be cemented at angle to cope with the propeller torque and the sealed again on the fuslage with the help of Cyano- resin putty

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    the next step involve the elevators which had to be separated before being cemented in an active position to give some life to the aircraft

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    -The dimensions are to be retablished before cementing

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    -And then cemented in place

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    - Happily for me my Adviser was there to give a hand or whatever else........

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  4. Gday IPMS, nice build, do the flightpath gunbays fit easily in the trumpeter wings, or did you have to do a lot of surgery?

    Bruce

    - Hi Pacificmustang

    - There is very few problems with the flightpath kit,only a minor point,I found the white metal gun s a bit oversized which requires showing the weapon bay open,but after all showing the bay open the is what is to be achieved

  5. Boats are not normally my interest, but I am so glad I clicked on this thread. Fantastic work! How long in the making?

    -I would say around 6 monthes ...By the way, boats are not my main interest too except maybe aircraft carriers, but a friend gives me that sub,as I was born and grown in a harbour town, and this piece of metal being historically important, so I decided I had to do something with it, i came then with the idea of inclueding it in an wartime harbour scene and so it is.....

  6. -Now it s time toadd a skin to te cockpit.Ingredients : Bier can skin (If you get it "Jeanlin" amber beer is the best suited); and what I call " cyano- resin putty "

    - What s that ? May be is ti known but for those who ignored what this could be this is my" fabrication secret": First it is only for resin building.

    - Eac time you file, drill , sand or cut a resin part pick up the dust obtained carefully. You spread generously this dust where you want to have some putty job then drop a few cyano on it .

    Don't be surprise it harden in stantenously and become very hard,then you can almost at once sand or file.

    -However some care is to be taken.There could be a chimical reaction emiting some vey light fumes ,so better wear a protective mask, don't panic It is not FUKUJIMA.Then when you sand or file, the putty is much more hard than the surrounding resin so be carefull not to hollow the surrounding sides .

    -Advantages of this method, this putty is very strong and it is of the same material as you model so it does not shows under paint coat as the conventionnal putty sometimes do.

    -If you re not satisfied with the results you can renew the operations as many time as you need.

    -Now some photos, it is better to understand the process.

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    - The skin is installed at the right place you want as once the putty applied it will be too late to rectify, then apply the cyano resin putty

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    -You can see the result, the joint is scealled, then sand the eccess

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    - Then a few surfacer ( paint coat is the same) all around to have some check, if needed you may add a few cyano drops on the flaws

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    -When you are happy with the result, go to the next step ( it will be next week because some vacation days.......At last )

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    - As you can see, nothing to worry my Advisor

  7. -Now it s time to add a skin to the cockpit .Ingredients : Bier can skin (If you get it "Jeanlin" amber beer is the best suited); and what I call " cyano- resin putty "

    - What s that ? May be is it known but for those who ignored what this could be this is my" fabrication secret": First it is only for resin building.

    - Each time you file, drill , sand or cut a resin part pick up the dust obtained carefully. You spread generously this dust where you want to have some putty job then drop a few cyano on it .

    Don't be surprise it harden in stantenously and become very hard,then you can almost at once sand or file and even drill.

    -However some care is to be taken.There could be a chimical reaction emitting some very light fumes ,so better wear a protective mask, don't panic It is not FUKUJIMA.Then when you sand or file, the putty is much more hard than the surrounding resin so be carefull not to hollow the surrounding sides .

    -Advantages of this method, this putty is very strong and hard and it is of the same material as your model ,so it does not shows under paint coat as the conventionnal putty sometimes do.

    -If you re not satisfied with the results you can renew the operations as many time as you need.

    -Now some photos, it is better to understand the process.

    img_3928.jpg

    - The skin is installed at the right place you want as once the putty applied it will be too late to rectify, then apply the cyano resin putty

    img_3929.jpg

    -You can see the result, the joint is scealled, then sand the eccess

    img_3931.jpg

    img_3930.jpg

    - Then a few surfacer ( paint coat is the same) all around to have some check, if needed you may add a few cyano drops on the flaws

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    img_3936.jpg

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    -When you are happy with the result, go to the next step ( it will be next week because some vacation days.......At last )

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    - As you can see, nothing to worry my Advisor

  8. - Hi Jon,

    - It is true, the airbrakes are rather touchy, but owing to what I've seen of your job on your 32 this could be no problem for you.

    - I wished instal the boarding ladder from Maestro but I had to abort because there is some folding job on some parts and the folding joints are too thin thats means too brittle

    -And thank you for youe elogious comments

  9. -Well, going on with the cockpit.The main advantage of cutting the side of it is that gives you much more room for furnishing the inside.

    - Owing to the paucity of the documentation on the subject ( as far as I'm concerned), my cockpit is more or less a guess job, trying to be logical with the things that were in the forties

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  10. -As I told you in "Ready for inspection" this is the work in progress of the Magna Firebrand. It is a rather reversed process as the finished model has to be shown once the building terminated and I hope the boss won't worry about this.

    - So let s go......First why the Firebrand ? I was a teenager when I found a photo of this machine. Owing to its look I could be nothing else than a Warlord, but when much later I learned it was a calf sure I was desapointed but I always like this so brute looking machine and I could not resist to built one when I had a hand on the Magna kit. And this is what I discovered when openning the box

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    -So I decided that there was something to do and after a conference wiht my "Adviser" I began the job

    - First as usual it was the cockpit which received my attention

    -It is notorious that most of resin kit have a completly narrow and wrong office so I began to cut the sides of the fuselage

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    - The job consisted in taking a print of the part to remove, report it on the fuselage, taking care of creating a recess around the cut

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    - And replace the removed parts by the same in shape made of beer can skin

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    -My adviser really wonder what I'm doing.....See you later folks

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