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I have now to wait for the decals, so a brief Intermezzo is in order.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Moa said:

I have now to wait for the decals, so a brief Intermezzo is in order.

 

 

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I'd rather have a Crunchy Frog.

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Engines and landing gear on. All nav and landing lights on. Tailwheel, exhausts:

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15 hours ago, Moa said:

 

The fix seems to be fairly effective. Still I am sure this can be improved. As I mentioned before, because I did the foil first than any other work on the wing, it suffered a few small nicks and little bumps that could have been avoided.

But the basics are there for other modelers to apply if they feel like trying.

Maybe the susceptibility for bird strike effect can be lessened by filling the back of the extra corrugation with epoxy (when mounting to the kit's parts) or any other kind of convenient filler.

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4 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

What flavour is it?

It's seabird flavour, what do you expect? 🙄

 

Martian 👽

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7 hours ago, Jochen Barett said:

Maybe the susceptibility for bird strike effect can be lessened by filling the back of the extra corrugation with epoxy (when mounting to the kit's parts) or any other kind of convenient filler.

Thanks Jochen, I mentioned this solution somewhere along the thread.

 

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39 minutes ago, Jochen Barett said:

Excuse me for telling you something you just told me 😉

Not at all, it presents again a helpful tip that other modelers -that joined the thread later- may find useful.

 

Redundancy per se is not a bad thing. We have the @Martian that pops every two posts to remind us that intelligent life exists in Mars, and we love him.

 

 

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Adding small details now, like the instruments on the engine pod struts (how the heck could the pilot actually read those from the cockpit?) and the little exhaust detours that go into the fuselage to provide heating:

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8 minutes ago, billn53 said:

Looking great, as always, Moa. Makes me want to build another Ford Tri-motor....

Bill, you must sober-up! Think of your mental health! Of the dreadful consequences of building this kit for your well being. 
More seriously, I was thinking as I was adding some details "This could have been one of Old Airfix's winners" so many nice things, and yet botched so clumsily in others.

Sigh..

 

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2 minutes ago, Space Ranger said:

Why are we getting two of every post now?

Is that @Martian again playing with his duplicator

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7 minutes ago, billn53 said:

You would think the Space Rangers would get off their duff and so something about that. 

They've probably been de-funded by the local council.

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12 minutes ago, Space Ranger said:

Why are we getting two of every post now?

What?

What?

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1 minute ago, thorfinn said:

They've probably been de-funded by the local council.

Space Rangers are the peace keepers of the United Worlds of the Solar System. We report to the Secretary-General. We have not been de-funded (yet) as we have a stellar reputation.

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