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Trumpeter's SBD-1 UPDATE: 2/1/18: COMING TOGETHER


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#286 1to1scale

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:09 AM

What about opening up some panels? To show your work.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

'Time is short and I have a contest I hope to enter in early April'

I worked a career of deadlines.  I don't miss working toward a deadline.  Maybe move your deadline to another contest.  Relieve the pressure.

 

'What took me weeks, in reality . . . I could have done in two or three days.'

Yeah, but what you've done looks so NICE!

 

Best of luck with whatever you decide, Brother Bear.

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

Maybe a waste of time but I bet it was very satisfying to work on all the pieces that you cannot see now, I often have a chuckle after spending a lot of time working on cockpits then to find that not much of that glorious detail can be seen once the fuselage is closed and the windscreen/canopy is in place. But I do enjoy doing it.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Know exactly what you mean Peter. That's why I left everything out back of the firewall, engine bearers, oil tank and so on. Fit was a lot better for the firewall though. But from what I see now, you're getting closer to primer time! :yahoo:

 

I'm a bit stalled on mine, waiting for the masks so I'll keep an eye on your build!

 

Cheers


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

101 Scale

Under normal circumstances that would have been an option but with my SBD being contest bound (first one in nearly 30 years) I decided to enter the Box Stock category and contests rules prohibit altering  the kit (opening up panels) at all. The model has to be built exactly as per kit instructions other then using AM decals and a different paint scheme plus MG's can be drilled out and antenna can be added from stretch sprue. I'm not even sure if I can use EZ line instead of stretched sprue.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

 I'm not even sure if I can use EZ line instead of stretched sprue.

 

 

 

AFAIK under box stock IPMS rules, I'm pretty sure its a viable option for that category.  


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:25 PM

Brother Bear

Much appreciated but the IPMS Noreastcon was the goal and I'm going to surely try and make it plus who knows where it will be next year. See what happens.

Still just seems a bad way of designing the kit. Why couldn't Trumpeter just make a removable panel, as they did one in the rear of the fusleage?

I'm pushing on and see what happens

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:26 PM

Thanks Dennis

Exactly but I just wish I looked ahead only because of the deadline for finishing.

Peter


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

Thanks Andre

Right with ya! I can't believe how much time I spent and struggled with the fit issues to get where I am now. I'm adding the lost rivet details on the wing roots, then will be gluing on the engine cowl assembly and glass. Then it hopefully will be priming time.

Any idea how long it will be before your masks arrive?

Peter


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

Hi Brian

I re-read the rules and I am not allowed to alter the kit and since the access panel are only a molded detail, cutting them out isn't allowed. If only Trumpeter would have molded in a few access panels -

I'm over it now and moving on as I need to get to the priming stage hopefully in a few weeks

Peter


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

The results look fantastic Peter but I feel your pain and frustration.

The ZM kits are very similar in that regard which you're familiar with. I left a bunch out of my Skyraider kit and it really speeded up the build.

Im glad that you're still going on with the build and it hasn't deterred you.

Carl
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

Peter

 

Ordered the masks from Hannants and they should be here in 8 to 10 days. Guess that will give me plenty of time to fiddle on the bombs, landing gears and the wheels.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

At least you've documented and shared that hidden work.  WE know it is there too!  The engine in the cowling looks fantastic!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

At least you've documented and shared that hidden work.  WE know it is there too!  The engine in the cowling looks fantastic!


Exactly what John said, just buttoned up my SH Tempest V can’t see a damned thing.....
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:27 AM

Well, judging by the look of things, it wasn't necessarily a waste of time Peter because it looks fantastic! Time consuming maybe but definitely not a waste of time from my perspective. :) It's still out o' the box even if that means everything in the box, LOL!

Nonetheless I have no doubt you'll have it done in time with all of it finished to perfection.

Cheers,
Wolf
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