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Tigger (ID Models) Ki-45 Nick Vac

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#46 Rick Griewski

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:21 PM

The Zoki Ki-45 I saw at the Nationals was still a 3D printed mock up. Keep going and you will beat it to your model shelf. Landing gear for vac kits have been a block for me. Your gear bays look very convincing. I am going to pull my kit out this morning and see what I can do.

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#47 Thomas Lund

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Auch, closing time is creeping up on me... Earlier I made good progress with this one, but had to put it aside to finish something else for a competition. I'm back


First - the state of the project




The surface looks like that because when scribing I used a Dymo tape as guide and it kept ripping off the primer. Will sand and level it before painting.


So... the state is:

Scribing almost done




Gear and wheels done




Propellers and spinners done. Spinners were a major PITA. I tried a million ways of doing them and eventually ended up with having my friend 3D print them to get good locations for the prop blades. They were very coarse, so i had to fill and sand many times before I was happy with them. I drilled out the holes and added Bf109F blades - that I think looked the closest to the photos - and a small pipe thingie in the tip of the spinner. Painting to come, but done !!




Ailerons, elevators and rudder finished save for actuators. Gear doors are the only thing I haven't touched at all






Transparancies are underway...




Another thing I've redone several times is the landing light in the nose. First attempt was super - very clear etc, but it was so clear that it was obvious that I had done a bad job at doing the 'lamp' behind it. After several attempts, all with each their flaw, this is the last one. I'll leave it at that nomatter how it turns out. All the failed attempts made me cut of a bit of the nose. I used a large part of a transparent toothbrush - sanded flat on the back side and a 'lamp' painted on. To come is the shaping and polishing.


A bit of product placement, eh?




So... will I make it to the 30th ? Don't think so, but it IS getting very close indeed.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:51 PM

Great work, Tom Tom.




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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:31 PM

Thomas you are really doing a fantastic job on this twin. Your creativity, perseverance and modeling talent are going to win the day. It will be a great model.

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Keep it up! 



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

Terrific work, Thomas, and great to this you make some progress on this one.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:54 PM

Take your time Tom. Finish it in WIP :thumbsup:

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#52 Thomas Lund

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:05 PM

Hey admins - will ya move this one to work in progress ??


Actually it's getting there. Finished scribing and all sorts of details and eventually final assembly. Just before christmas I put on a primer coat to find flaws. A lot fewer than expected. These has been corrected and a new coat of primer is on... still  a few things to fix, but damn, it's almost there...


Focusing on a black primered plane screws up the white balance, but I kept the images since they show the surface nicely








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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Wow, that looks terrific Thomas!

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:37 PM

Awesome Thomas. Looking great as usual.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

Looking really good.





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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:26 PM


    What a project!  Your scribing looks very straight and clean.





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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:30 AM


This is great work you doing' here Tom-Tom!

Power on mate!


Edited by Piprm, 31 December 2017 - 07:32 AM.

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