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3 minutes ago, dnl42 said:

Silly Putty worms.

Me too ,

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Woohoo! The decals are on! :penguin:

 

I added the stencils from the Eduard sheet to the Blackbird Models' markings.

JRP-decals0.jpg

 

JRP-decals1.jpg

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Thanks @Robert Stuart. For some definition of solved, yes. I fashioned flap hinges in a plausible configuration and otherwise came to terms with a tapered underwing gap.

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Perhaps one of the mods could move this to the Aircraft WIP section?

 

TIA

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dnl

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Thanks for moving this!!!

 

As for progress, I'm still working on getting the decals to snug down. I usually use Microscale Industries Micro Set and Micro Sol, but the Blackbird Models' decals weren't impressed. Solvaset appears to be working, but I'm trying to go light on it as I've suffered catastrophic decal failure with the stuff...

 

I found a Part PE canopy frames set in the stash. It replaces the side, upper, and rear panels. A nice feature is the ability to position the upper canopy over the pilot open.

 

I also noticed that the Gavia spinner isn't quite correct for JR-P. The photo shows a more conventional spinner that appears to completely surrounds the blades. The Gavia part sits entirely in front of the propeller, which is correct for the Shuttleworth aircraft as well as many others.

JRP-spinners.jpg

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Solvaset finally did the job with the decals. Microscale Industries Micro Flat was then applied and the wheels attached.

 

Next up is that spinner. It was a fairly good representation of one style of Lysander spinner, just not the right style for this aircraft.

JRP-spinner0.jpg

 

I fashioned the new part of the spinner from 3/8in Evergreeen tube. I first trued up a section of tubing and cut a ring  Next I marked the centers of the blades at 120deg intervals, cut crude notches with a sprue cutter, and filed the notches to shape with a round needle file.

JRP-spinner1.jpg

 

Some work with an equaling file and abrasive pads faired the new ring to the spinner front.

JRP-spinner3.jpg

 

A primer coat with Mr Surfacer revealed some gaps in need of filling. CA did the trick. Another round of Mr Surfacer was followed by the underside color. Et voilà! A new spinner.

JRP-spinner4.jpg

 

I have the Part canopy PE frames cut and formed. The clear sheet to the upper right is for the side panels. For unknown reasons, Part only provided paper patterns for the upper and rear cockpit canopy segments. I'll use 5 mil Evergreen sheet for those parts.

JRP-canopy.jpg

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I'm glad your pecking on with this D , great modelling

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I am indeed soldiering on, @Hewy!

 

The canopy is the last of the fabrication efforts. Only final assembly remains after it's done.

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