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Moa

De Havilland D.H.89 Tainui, iMacRobertson air race, Heller kit modification

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Here some bits being painted for all the ongoing projects. The props on the tweezers are the ones that go with this model:

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Fuel tank with plumbing and canopy -masked- on:

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Nice progress! Looking good! :)

 

Håkan

 

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The skins for the top and bottom fuselage are prepared:

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The particular rectangular emergency exit hatch Tainui had will be later added on, once the skin is firmly in place:

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 The kit's nose light is glued and blended-in, since Tainui as said above had no nose light:

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The bottom is applied using fast-curing epoxy. It's not as easy as one may think, but it's doable:

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Looks nice! :)

 

Håkan

 

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 The De Havillands; soon -hopefully- a happy family.

The kit's rendition of the aileron linkages has been erased, to be substituted later by photo-etched items:

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A mist of primer is applied to reveal blemishes:

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The top wing is glued on, and the veneer applied. Some details are added to it:

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Nice work! Looks good! :)

 

Håkan

 

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The horizontal stabilizer is sanded down to erase the rib relief, that is angled incorrectly. New "ribs" are engraved. The angle of the root rib is changed to better fit the fuselage sides, avoiding the swept-back angle that the kit renders otherwise.

The front knob, that was removed to alter said angle, is drilled and replaced with rod.

Now ready for priming:

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Lovely work Moa. I have to say I am loving all your scratch building. This is very inspiring.

Keep up the good work. 

All the best

Chris 

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I love those fabric panels for the top and bottom. Very smooth and a convincing effect.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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