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As it has disappeared into the vagaries of Win 10 and Postimage I took the shot again

 

(here again)

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for your references of course

 

However it doesnt even look like that anymore

 

I didnt like the junctions between clear and solid so...

 

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Off with its windows, port side at least

 

I intend trying strips of bespoke CD case plastic

 

I know it responds well to polystyrene glue so...

 

Watch this space

 

Later after I come home from 'club' this arvo

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Looking very window like in a good way!

 

By the way, the original which @CedB and I couldn't see is actually fine now, for me anyway. Very odd.

 

Terry

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Is the original exactly like the new one above?

which means it isnt the original because I did an edit in the thread

 

I cannot find the original anywhere in the postimg. gallery

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Yes the original is just the same as the first one above, sitting below the keyboard, as opposed to the second one above, below that, sitting above the keyboard!

 

Always like to bring clarity to a thread.

 

 

 

 

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I can see it now too Bill :) 

Nice. 

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Stick with it Bill, it will come together...

 

Colin

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4 hours ago, heloman1 said:

Stick with it Bill, it will come together...

 

Colin

We hope Colin


We hope

 

Pity they had windows innit!

 

Yes I'm on it, soon get there

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As you will all realise I was hoping it wouldn't come to this


but it has

 

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The window positions have been saved from the original positions and a chunk of CD case clear plastic is being produced to replace the missing bit

 

The holes were measured up, as well as the windows marked on the plastic. This should be OK

 

This however looks as if it will be OK

 

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This glazing looks OK to me, we'll see when the nose is ON

 

:)

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exciting times Bill.  You sure know how to get tore into a build

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This is becoming like Triggers broom! I'm most impressed with your determination Bill. She'll look the biz when all done I know it.

 

Terry

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Wow, radical solution there, Bill!

Very neat surgery BTW, it already looks good like this 👏

 

Ciao

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Oh bugger

Lost a post again

 

I have been working on the window slot and have been using eihrsc as well as sihrsc to clean up the very hard CD case plastic

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With the piece in the vise I used both to flatten the edges

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And open the tapered (inevitably as a result of doing this as a second guess) slot out to parallel

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see?

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Soon sorted on the day

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Soon ready for the glue guy to finish his break and get  some work done

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Ah yes here he is

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There is a little excess glue down the back of the fuselage which I hope will polish out later*, as you see Humbrol Tube glue rescued from an Airfix Starter kit

 

This might have been the Gnat**

 

:)

 

*I mean at least not before tomorrow, it is Tuesday

 

Tonight is Toby Carvery night for a change

 

Yummy

 

 

**Must build that one day soon  :)

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THE ABOVE WAS MIS-POSTED WITH HUGE  MISSING TEXT PORTIONS

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That looks very smart! :worthy: :clap: 

 

Ciao

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Bill - that is some very skillful work there.   What you just accomplished is definitely not an easy task and not something I would like to have attempted.

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eifrsc eh? bringing out the big guns.  I like the window solution, definitely one of those handy things to file away, I think I might have seen friend @Moa using this ploy as well.

Steve.

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Sometimes you have to bring 'em out Steve

Guys thanks but...

 

That piece is now festering away under a coat of Humbrol filler whilst I try to restore the true cross section of the window to roof section

 

I filed the plastic to the profile, then sanded and buffed it then polished it back to clear

 

I'll put some pics of that stage in later but this morning is going to be a tough time with files and Micromesh

 

Wish me luck, I'm going in...

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Good luck Bill. As a number of us said earlier in this thread, we are right behind you!

 

Terry

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The solution seems to be working well, stay on course.

Huge amount of work, though, it will pay off.

Cheers

 

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Good luck, Bill! :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

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Just catching up Bill. Gosh quite a traumatic course of action, but it's looking really neat. Also lovely reflection of blue sky and a cloud in the glazing. Nice and artistic loike.

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Thank you all, your encouragement means a lot

 

I can now show the stages of my personal cross, hoping for clear windows after this

The clear stuff glued in place needed taking to the level of the rest of the plastic, so I knew the shinyshinyshinyness was not about to last

 

It didnt

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Sihrsc did much work here but the finishing pre-lapped surface was down to my flat needle files

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Polishing has been on the orders of the day

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We need to be able to see inside, proper like

 

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This experiment showed me that the seats were not firmly enough affixed to the floor, half the seats fell off when I popped it into its space

 

Nevertheless we have to go on forwards

 

The fuselage side was masked before polishing could begin so that the edges didnt run curved away from the frames

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And the polished windows were masked off from the rest of the model

 

Now I have to cut away several hundred curved fillet corners so the next phase will be assembly

 

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Happy days huh

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:wow: Just that!

 

Ciao

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It's a lot of work on those side windows Bill but a pleasure to see such damn fine crafting.

27 minutes ago, giemme said:

:wow:

He's right you know! :clap2:

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Excellent work Bill, neat idea with the crystal CD case and using tube cement. Shame you had to scuff it up but then you saved it again!!!

 

Stick with it, not to the tube cement...

 

Colin

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