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Greg B

Trumpeter 1/32 A-7D

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I'm working on this at the moment. Accessories used will be the Aires Pit and Undercarriage Bays, the Eduard Seat and Weapons set and the Zacto sets.

I have still got to gloss varnish, wash and then matt varnish the cockpit to bring the details out further:

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Cor, that tropical air is doing something for your modelling skills bud! That looks really good!!!

Al

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A small update, pit has been washed, weathered and flat coated, likewise the seats. The airframe has been prepped for the undercarriage inserts and the gun. The white metal undercarriage has also been cleaned up and the wings assembled as spread. This took a bit of fettling and reinforcing with plasticard as they are designed to be assembled as folded.

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Stonking work - love the cockpit painting - looks superb!

Iain

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Looking good Greg.

Julien

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Really really nice work. love the seat and those wheelbays are resin works of art.

I have an Aires set for my F105 really looking forward to seeing this develop.

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Nice work so far Gregor. When do you break out the Zacto stuff?

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Lovely work Greg, that office looks the dogs doodahs :worthy: Do you only work in 32nd?

Hope all is well playin in the jungle :yahoo:

Bexy

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Very nice work on the pit.

I like that. :thumbsup2:

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On to the undercarriage bays, just have to add some foil for the hydraulic rams, gloss, wash and matt then I can start buttoning up the airframe.

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Thats the undercarriage bays glossed, washed and flat coated. The Hydraulic Rams were covered in some sticky backed Aluminium foil that I have a roll of. Hope you like it:

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Next on the list is installing the pit, bays and Zactomodels intake into the fuselage and closing it all up. :wacko:

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Well I'm only viewing the pics on my phone at the moment, but they look cracking to me.

Lots of visual interest and not over weathered. :speak_cool:

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the nice comments so far Gents. :grouphug:

Next job was to install the pits, wheel bays and intake. This was not without a couple of fit issues. More to do with the amount of Resin that has to be put in and I managed to clamp one of the wheel wells in with just a bit too much pressure. When the epoxy set, it had also locked in place a bit of the fuselage leaving a gap.

Anyway, all gaps have been filled with Tamiya Polyester Putty. This is a two part putty that starts to go off in about 10 minutes, so its fine to mix a small batch and get it on the plastic. I like this because:

1. It doesn't melt the plastic or paint.

2. Its a nice bright yellow colour, making it easy to see where you have put it and easy to see when sanding etc.

3. It dries very nearly as hard as the plastic with no shrinkage or pitting and it can be sanded easily, scribed and carved/cut with a scalpel.

4. It doesn't want to lift so it can be put on thinly.

Anyway, as pictures show the real info:

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Thats it for a while, its all been packed very carefully away together with the rest of my stash and tools ready for a move back to Europe. Might see it again in about 2 months!

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neat work - love the detail on the plumbing.....

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Very nice there! I love these Trumpter 32nd scale kits, I got to get one I think.

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