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Just now, Mancunian airman said:

Alastair

Have you tried mixing some sprue from the kit into a small bottle of Tamiya glue to create 'sprue glue' and run that along the seam lines of the kit ??

Just a thought

Ian

Hi There,

I have a bottle of sprue glue mixed in an old Tamiya bottle. It's one of my options if the current attempt hasn't worked. 

May well be tried.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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4 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

baking soda is another one to mix with C/A from what I have read.

I only use flour now with CA - the end result is smoother than anything else. Although, if I'm not in a rush and I don't need a structural bond, I tend to use sprue gloop more and more, just as @Mancunian airman says.

 

Nice progress on the painting side, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

 

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Thanks @Mancunian airman, @AliGauld, @giemme, @bbudde, @dogsbody, @Pete in Lincs, @elger, @Dr. Quack and @Tomoshenko.

 

Well, after a coffee, a bit of hairy stick work on the pilots seat.

 

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And those seams....

 

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That`a all for tonight, my poor old eyes can`t take much more LOL

 

Let`s see what tomorrow brings.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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…and on that seat - amazing! :) 

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On 20/01/2021 at 21:16, elger said:

nice work on those nacelles!

 

22 hours ago, CedB said:

…and on that seat - amazing! :) 

 

Thanks, the nacelles were a pita with those seams but got there I think, the seat was OK , could of done better.

 

Thanks @rob85, @giemme, @Pete in Lincs, @AliGauld@mark.au, @dogsbody and @bbudde.

 

OK, time for some fiddly bits, some P.E. levers and plates?

A right pita to be honest, I would of left the moulded ones on if I could but the I.P. would not allow it with out surgery.

 

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That gives you an idea of the size of the little bleeders.

They are suppose to be curved in profile so after mucking up the first one I went into  old school mode.

Remembering somewhere back an article on P.E. seat belts and buckles. I bent the levers first then threaded them through the mounting plate before forming the curve on my patented jig.

A piece of cocktail stick C/A`d onto a stirrer.

 

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Just visible but you can see it better in the reflection .

 

And here they are placed not glued on the I.P.

 

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A bit of work to sort them out before tackling the main throttle quadrants.

I could be a while with those!!!

 

You all have a great weekend.

 

Stay safe.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Splendid job with those tiny levers, Simon! :clap: :clap: They really add a lot to the overall of the IP.

 

Ciao 

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6 hours ago, giemme said:

Splendid job with those tiny levers, Simon! :clap: :clap: They really add overall lot to the overall of the IP.

 

Ciao 

 

3 hours ago, CedB said:

Seconded! Cunning… :)

 

Thanks, and here they are now fixed into position.

 

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Thanks @Pete in Lincs, @elger, @Tomoshenko, and @AliGauld.

 

To give peeps an idea of how small these levers are here is a pic of the ones for the main quadrant.

 

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fitted in place with a drop of C/A.

 

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And from the side.

 

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A bit blurred but shows there are there.

I have still got to put the bottom ones in before forming the "Plate" to the required shape.

 

Fun!!!!!!

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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:frantic: :frantic: :frantic:

 

They look impressive,  though :clap:

 

Ciao 

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I will add that despite how fiddly and pita they are, the IP looks much better with them so it is worth the effort. That's a nice shot of them below.

 

31 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

 

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Thanks @bigbadbadge, @giemme, @CedB, @mark.au, @elger, @Pete in Lincs, @Tomoshenko and @AliGauld.

 

Sorry about the delay but life etc gets in the way, that and this lockdown was starting t get to me but!!! I am back on the bench again catching up on things.

 

First up, some re-scribing of missing/erased panel lines on the outer nacelles.

 

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Sear belt added to one of the crew seats (who`s I don`t know)

 

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And finally have sorted the levers out as best as I can on the central console.

 

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I will adjust them once they are fitted.

 

Anyhow, I hope all is well where ever you are all are.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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Wondered where this one had gone  good to see you back on it, hope you are feeling better now too. 

Nice  work, I have never thought of doing the levers that way , will have to bear that in mind. Thanks. 

Chris

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I agree with the others, Simon - great to see you back to the bench, and neat job with those fiddly PE bits! :clap: 

 

Ciao

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Fiddly levers - hateful - but you've done a good job Simon :) 

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Thanks @Thom216, @CedB, @elger, @giemme, @AliGauld, @bigbadbadge, @bbudde, @Dr. Quack, @Pete in Lincs and @dogsbody.

 

Sorry for the slowness of the build at the moment but life keeps getting in the way.

But some progress, some masking of the fuselage windows, lots of them.

 

Thankfully I got the Montex sheet for her, saved my sanity no end.

 

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The ghostly foot ha ha.

 

Port side done, after a slight error on my behalf (not reading the part numbers right on the kit`s instructions)

 

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There is a difference between the mid "5" and rear "5" I will tell you.

 

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Not much but 2 of the windows are slightly longer.

 

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Just the other side to do, then build the canopy to mask that and the turrets too.

I am glad that I got the masking sheet....

 

Stay safe.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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2 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

I am glad that I got the masking sheet....

Nonetheless, a great exercise for patience, KUDOS :clap:

 

Ciao 

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26 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

I am glad that I got the masking sheet....

 

I wouldn't even contemplate a greenhouse canopy without one any more.

I have heard of some problems with Montex Masks, but I've used them o couple of times and had no problems.

In fact I had them on a Dakota build that they were on for a good month or two... ish with no issues.

Looking good.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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22 hours ago, giemme said:

Nonetheless, a great exercise for patience, KUDOS :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

21 hours ago, AliGauld said:

 

I wouldn't even contemplate a greenhouse canopy without one any more.

I have heard of some problems with Montex Masks, but I've used them o couple of times and had no problems.

In fact I had them on a Dakota build that they were on for a good month or two... ish with no issues.

Looking good.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Yes, a great deal of time saved too. 

I have a few more kits in the stash that I will be getting some P.C.M.`s for as well.

 

Thanks @CedB, @elger, @Dr. Quack and @dogsbody.

 

Well following on, I did the other side without any problems.

 

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Then it was the turn of the turrets.

Front first.

 

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And then the rear.

 

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And the rear piece of the rear turret which did not have any framing marks but a quick look at the ref pics showed the positions.

 

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Just the main canopy and bomb aimers position to do, once I have fixed the canopy together.

 

Stat safe.

 

All comments welcome.

 

 

Simon.

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1 hour ago, Spookytooth said:

And then the rear.

 

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The top right mask looks like it's lifting up. Other than that, neat job :clap:  :clap: 


Ciao

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23 minutes ago, giemme said:

The top right mask looks like it's lifting up. Other than that, neat job :clap:  :clap: 

It is Giorgio, but it is a bit of a pain. I will burnish it down just before spraying.

It has happened elsewhere but not as bad .

 

Simon.

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