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Walter

I hate photo etch

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On 10/18/2019 at 3:12 AM, Luka said:

Haven't started the build yet, but I purchased the turned brass FuG 220 from Master. I think those look pretty good.
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Do try this!!!

 

Master makes a MiG-21MF pitot with DUA's that also has interlocking construction. That made all the difference to me as I had literally been struggling for DAYS trying to build the part that Academy provided.

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Got two 1/48 aircraft models on the go ,what i saying ,well these two i have used the Eduard photo etch kits for the cockpits .

The kits are the Academy P36 and the Italeri A36 ,the seat harness are ok and make a great improvement ,used the kit decal for the IP in the A36 .

The Academy IP i painted the IP white first then put the film and IP together ,it makes the dials stand out a little bit better .

I find the instructions in the Eduard PE sets to be a bit vague sometimes .

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The tool I described in post 16 is exactly as simple as that, a flat length of aluminium strip or brass. I've even used a piece of wood, but of at least three to four mm thick. It's just got to stand very hot water for  about 20 seconds.  I last used the technique about 5 years ago and I still have a box of Nylon rods somewhere. If I can find time I will find it and photograph it. but it may have gone to landfill like much of the old workshop.  Most fishing line comes on a reel  or bobbin and all you are doing is removing the manufacture induced curve by tensioning it straight it using hot water, and retaining the straightness by cooling it,

 

John

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Don’t forget those tweezers that you have to press together to open the jaws. Fiddly at first but you get used to them, very helpful for handling etch.

 

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The tool I described in post 16 is exactly as simple as that, a flat length of aluminium strip or brass. I've even used a piece of wood, but of at least three to four mm thick. It's just got to stand very hot water for  about 20 seconds.  I last used the technique about 5 years ago and I still have a box of Nylon rods somewhere. If I can find time I will find it and photograph it. but it may have gone to landfill like much of the old workshop.

 

John

 

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I also hate photo etch - the reason is that using it brings two of my modelling hates together. Photo etch and CA glue. What more is there to be said.

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