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Thank you so much for you kindly comments!! 

 

10 hours ago, bedford said:

I'm particularly interested to know how you did the exhaust pipe and the intake tubes

 

The jet pipe is an Evergreen Tube (item #230) that has 7,9 mm of diameter. Inside the pipe I added the four thermocouples (made with copper wire) and the exhaust trimmers (made with plasticard). 

Inside an half of fuselage I added two main ribs: the left serves to block the long jet pipe.

 

40083601170_ba10e052d4_b.jpgMB.326-51 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

27022516877_642625ab46_b.jpgMB.326-50 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

To reproduce the conical fuselage fairing of the exhaust I used a complex process: I cut a piece of plasticard sheet of 0,2 mm thickness and I've "crumpled up"it  to obtain a conical shape. Then I fixed it onto the second rib using so much cicyanoacryliclic glue... outside the cone I added a palsticard stripe to reinforce the structure. At this point I glued the fuselage together with the new "plasticard cone".... and I used sandpaper 600, 800, 1000 and 1500 to obtain a "perfect" conical shape of the piece. Also cyano glue and Milliput were needed to complete the work!

 

40083599700_702d1b68e5_b.jpgMB.326-56 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

40083599380_b783a15d87_b.jpgMB.326-57 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41948979562_c8d152bb5b_b.jpgMB.326-64 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41274659994_eb4715d361_b.jpgMB.326-65 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41948979222_85ba0fde0d_b.jpgMB.326-63 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

For the intakes I choosen again an Evergreen tube that has 6,3mm of diameter (item #228). Using a thermic gun I flattened the intake duct leading edge to obtain an "oval" shape... then, with the same gun, I curved the piece. The new ducts has been glued into the wings with cyanoacrylic glue.... and grinded with an electric mini drill to reach the right thickness of leading edges. 

 

39996455814_40bda7a6e4_b.jpgMB.326-23 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996455664_0775d2f0c8_b.jpgMB.326-24 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996455534_e10713d514_b.jpgMB.326-25 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996455084_55d6c8ce52_b.jpgMB.326-27 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996454764_5e2d92061b_b.jpgMB.326-29 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

38896281940_a14f9f48b7_b.jpgMB.326-32 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

38896281680_1369845879_b.jpgMB.326-33 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

:)

 

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On ‎9‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 2:38 PM, Jonners said:

I'll be coming back to use this for reference when I build my next one (which will need those aftermarket tanks!).

Red Roo make a number of AM bits for this kit (cockpit, tanks, flaps, nose wheel and M134 gun pods). There's a heap of bits I wish they also made after looking at this build!

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That is a superb MB326 Valerio.

 

The attention to detail and the final finish is stunning. I like training aircraft, and IAF schemes are great. I have three MB326 in my stash, all 1/72, and I had planned an overall orange one to go with my SF-360 (see below). I also now will plan an overall silver bird, as this looks so good

 

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Thanks for sharing

 

Terry

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1 hour ago, Bell209 said:

Red Roo make a number of AM bits for this kit

I didn't know that Red Roo makes aftermarket for the 326.... maybe OzMods?  I purchased the wing flaps from OzMods... and the quality is very poor. For this reason I choosen to made it from scratch...

 

25827719027_25bf79bc97_b.jpgMB.326-22 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

1 hour ago, Terry1954 said:

I had planned an overall orange one to go with my SF-360 (see below).

 

Beautiful aircraft the SF-260... the Ferrari of General Aviation! Is this the Planet Model kit?

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32 minutes ago, starfighter84 said:

Beautiful aircraft the SF-260... the Ferrari of General Aviation! Is this the Planet Model kit?

Yes, it is the Planet Model kit, in 1/72. RFI which describes some of the challenges, is here:

 

Terry

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20 hours ago, starfighter84 said:

I didn't know that Red Roo makes aftermarket for the 326.... maybe OzMods?  I purchased the wing flaps from OzMods... and the quality is very poor. For this reason I choosen to made it from scratch...

Yes, you're right - they're available through Red Roo, not made by them. My set is cast much better than yours, though!

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Excellent work on this MB-326, Valerio! 

I really love this scheme that I didn't know till now. I did a Ghana air force MB-326 and your's makes me having a new project!

Is there a page where we can follow your model works?

Congrats, 

Lolo 

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28 minutes ago, loloskymaster said:

Excellent work on this MB-326, Valerio! 

I really love this scheme that I didn't know till now. I did a Ghana air force MB-326 and your's makes me having a new project!

Is there a page where we can follow your model works?

Congrats, 

Lolo 

Thank you Lolo!

Hoping to not break the forum rules, this is the link to the complete WIP of my 326 - CLICK!

You can find all of my works here! or on our FORUM (sorry but Modeling Time is in italian language). Hope you will enjoy! 😉

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Beautiful work, and it looks like some passion went into the build. 

I've got a 339 to build one day, many common parts with the 326.

Once upon a time when I was younger and fitter.......I used to be able to fit up those intakes !  I had to be pushed in and pulled out by my feet though :D

Great stuff  :thumbsup:

Gaz

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