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Dave the Doctor

1/72 Airfix Shorts Tucano T.1 "twins"

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Just finished, lovely little kit, which comes 2 in colorfull markings.

Dispite a lot of weight in the nose, both models were still tailheavy, so I've put a needle in both tails.

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Dave

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A pair of terrific Tucanos. Well done ! :goodjob:

BillyD

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Dave, two very nice Tucanos indeed. Flawless paint job and the decals look great. It's a pity Airfix don't kit the Brazilian built version as well

Great work, Trev.

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Just noticed this, lovely build on both. Must find mine now!

 

:thumbsup:

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Very nice. I've built one ages ago and had the same problem with the tail sitting despite the huge amount of weight I put in it.

They look really nice

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Gives me hope for the half dozen in my stash. Lovely work!

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On 6/28/2016 at 8:31 PM, Dave the Doctor said:

Dispite a lot of weight in the nose, both models were still tailheavy

It can be a headache stuffing enough lead in to fill the space without gaps.  I've had a bit of success making lead slugs that fill the available space by wrapping a couple of thicknesses of aluminium foil round the sharp end to make a conical mould, take the mould off then melt some lead into it.  A bit of filing and it fits right into the nose, conforming to the shape.  That way you fill the whole space with lead instead of a mixture of lead and air and, if you're lucky, it will stay put without even any glue.

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Great pair and lovely choice of schemes as well :goodjob:

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Very nice, could even move my kit to the front of the stash. Great simple idea Uncle with the lead. The Tucano always looks more "solid " than the PC9 / T6 Texan II. 

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Very impressive result on both of them.

 

On 6/29/2016 at 12:33 PM, vh-bob said:

It's a pity Airfix don't kit the Brazilian built version as well

The Shorts built version is different to the Brazilian original in several areas.

 

9 hours ago, Britman said:

The Tucano always looks more "solid " than the PC9 / T6 Texan I

Having worked on both Aircraft types I know which I preferred.

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8 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Having worked on both Aircraft types I know which I preferred.

Which is?

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1 hour ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Which is?

The Pilatus PC-9.

 

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