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As stated in the build thread HERE:

 

I am posting a couple of pictures of the Bell XP-83 just completed:

 

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As you can see in the photo above, I failed to add enough nose weight, so it's Mr Clear Sprue to the rescue!

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Ed

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It always struck me as being a brute of an aircraft. A real 'business' aeroplane.

Nice work - I wish I had one to build

John

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Thanks for the kind comments, folks!

 

John,

 

Anigrand has them for sale on their website.  Far as I know, it's the only game in town for this aircraft....

 

Ed

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Silly me, I use clear sprue instead of nose weights. That way weights don't rattle around if they break loose while I'm assembling. Ask me how I know about that. 

Beautiful model. Wish there was one in 1/48 scale.

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Thanks, all, for the kind words.

 

Sat69,  When I glue in weights, I use a flexible glue like 560 canopy cement for just those same reasons.  I only use the clear sprue, however, when I misjudge the weight needed, or when there's just not enough room to get it all in!

 

Ed

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18 hours ago, TheRealMrEd said:

Anigrand has them for sale on their website.  Far as I know, it's the only game in town for this aircraft....

Thanks Ed. I looked at their website when I first saw your WIP but couldn't see it. Must be getting old...One now on order. Must be getting old paying that much for a kit but as you say it's the only one in town.

John

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Thank everyone, for the kind reception!  Encourages me to find something else to build...

 

Ed

 

 

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