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Thanks Ali, Giorgio and Tony :) 

 

 

Starboard done:

 

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…and then the bottom:

 

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I'll let that dry, then satin coat, pitot and RFI!

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Beautiful! :clap: :clap: The stenciling did pay off!

 

Ciao

 

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Thanks Ali, Giorgio, hendie and Leon :)

 

 

Pitot on. There's supposed to be a hole in the LE but I couldn't find it so I drilled one:

 

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Painted and left overnight, this morning she got her satin coat:

 

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Once that's dry I can de-mask.

You know, the Molotow pen I was trying.

I hope it comes off cleanly.

 

Oooh, I love a bit of tension in my threads.

Or do I?

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9 minutes ago, CedB said:

Oooh, I love a bit of tension in my threads.

Is that a hint that your next build will be a Biplane?  :poke: 

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Is that a hint that your next build will be a Biplane?  :poke: 

Thanks Pete :D

Dragonfly is in progress, but then I might… 

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Those of a nervous disposition should probably skip this post.

 

I probably hadn't applied the Molotow mask thick enough to peel off in one go.

Although it was on a 1/72 canopy so thick isn't easy.

And I probably left it on longer than I should have.

 

I did cut around the edges with a sharp blade though (I don't often bother, although I think I will in the future)

 

Anyway, It didn't peel off.

It didn't even scratch off with a cocktail stick:

 

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Water made it milky. Hmmm.

White spirit, however, cleaned it off, eventually:

 

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Then polishing cream made it better.

Then Aqua Gloss came to the rescue, as usual.

So, what's the verdict?

:rant:

 

Yep. The time saved applying the mask was FAR outweighed by getting the damn stuff off again.

My fault, probably.

I'll still be using the pens for little things and filling in gaps but I'll make sure I apply it thicker and won't leave it for so long.

 

Meanwhile:

 

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I've not seen canopy masks do that to clear parts before but you've made a good save and it's all looking really good. :yes: Maybe I'll get mine out of the stash after all !

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Thanks Timmas :) Not masks as such - I used a Molotow masking pen. I don't think I'll do that again!

 

 

Flory off:

 

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Now in the RFI section here:

 

 

One picture I didn't use 'cos it looks too dirty:

 

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Thanks as always for your help, support and companionship during this 'interesting' build.

Now back to the Dragonfly here:

 

 

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Great work as always, Ced!

 

I'm rather encouraged to have a go at one of these (despite my cowardly post some pages back, duly chastised by @Heather Kay ;)). Bizarre about the canopy mask but a great save, and beautiful finish.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Great save on the canopy, Ced :clap: Though as you say, it looks like the masking pen isn't worth the hassle. And since clear parts on my models remain masked for quite a while, I won't be getting one. So for this time, thanks for not suggesting a new tool :D :D 

 

Ciao

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Outstanding result as always from you Ced nice work

 

  Stay safe              Roger

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That canopy.....wow. I won't be trying that method of masking. Nice save though, she looks great!

 

Ian

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*takes note: no Molotow masking pen, stick to the regular masking fluid jar

Phew.

Heartrate at acceptable level again, Ced? :)

 

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Thanks Mark, John, Giorgio, Roger, Ian, Ali and alt :)

 

Life is full of little lessons for me…

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44 minutes ago, CedB said:

Life is full of little lessons for me…

 

Ignore them. You'll have more fun.     :)

 

Cheers,

Bill

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Nicely finished Ced.   

Crossing the finishing line with a bit of suspense - good save

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8 hours ago, Navy Bird said:

 

Ignore them. You'll have more fun.     :)

 

Cheers,

Bill

Thanks Bill. I wish I'd listened to what my Mother told me… :D

 

7 hours ago, hendie said:

Nicely finished Ced.   

Crossing the finishing line with a bit of suspense - good save

Thanks hendie :) 

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