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  1. Didn't know about the panel for the spigot but I had scratched the intake myself Gondor
  2. Think yourself lucky, I keep reminding myself of Roy Wood every time I look in the mirror And no I am not shareing photographic proof either! Gondor the hairy
  3. Nice to see that someone else uses the chaotic method of storage on their bench Gondor
  4. Youll be glad when this one is over and done with at this rate. Gondor
  5. Very kind offer but I think I will use my CMR Scimitar as a guide for the general shape and useing it for the proposed side by side version. Gondor
  6. Xtrakit did a Scimitar, I have one in the stash altjhough I have been tould that it's accuracy is suspect. Gondor
  7. I just had to fir a drawing onto mor than one sheet of parer so I had plans for a future project. I started with scanning the whole drawing into my PC then using my favourite art package I cut the drawing somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3 the length then saved that as a seperate drawing number. Next I did the same from the opposite end so there was a section that overlapped. The trick is then to use the drawing that has a known measurable part on it and then print that out and rescaleing the print as required to get the corect scale. Once that part is printed to scale you print out the other part of the drawing to the same print scale and cut the edge from one of the printed pages and overlap untill they match ans fix together. In this case print off the page or part of the page with the scale on it and work out what the print scale/percentage required is then use the same for all the rest of the drawings. I hope that's a little clearer than mud for you. Gondor
  8. One thing you will find is that different paint manufacturers do not always make exactly the same colour paint, it will vary slightly as will one batch of paint to another. That is not only true for the paint used by aircraft makers but those who make paint fthat us modellers use. Don't let the very complex scratch building and/or adapting done by some modellers put you off. If you don't have much skill or experience don't try to do anything too complex to start with unless you have transferable skills. Slow and steady, one step at a time and each time try something a little more difficult is what you have tried worked. If something goes wrong, don't look at it as a disaster, look at it as a learning experience and try to work out what went wrong so that you can avaoid the same thing happening again. Gondor
  9. Useing any power tool on a plastic model has the tendency to do what you describe unless you use it at a very slow rotational speed. You also have to be carefull and not force the cut to much or to change direction. I am assumeing that your using a disc cutter. Gondor
  10. How about casting it, then you can use it as often as you want? Gondor
  11. Lovley looking build, does it have a name? Vital Spark perhaps? Gondor
  12. If you are talking about the area where the wing flairs into the fuselage, sometimes called the wing root, you will probably find that the skin is quite thin because it is an aerodynamic covering of whre the wing is fixed to the fuselage. Have a look at cut away drawings of aircraft to see what I am talking about and to help understand how an aircraft is put together which would have an impact on the thickness of the wing skin. Talking of which, aelarons and the like are often quite thin guage metal or fabric duering WWII Gondor
  13. Usually the darker the metal colour when representing the skin of an aircraft, the thicker the metal is supposed to be so each side of the aircraft would be identical to the other. Each variation can be produced by either haveing a tonal change in any priming of the surfice or by lightening and darkening the paint you use for the finish. But it's up to you, you do what you feel is right. Gondor
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    TF-102 A

    Seeing the discussion here is about the TF-102 which I have the Grand Models conversion set for, can I ask a couple of questions? 1) Should the step at the rear of the cockpit tub be flush with the top of the cockpit sides? 2) What colour is the sphere in the rear portion of the cockpit behind the seats? Thanks in advance Gondor
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