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#31 Azgaron

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:10 AM

Very nice work with the cockpit! :)

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:16 AM

Instrument panel complete. I used bits from Airscale for the dials, so they're probably not all that accurate as I used leftovers from the Spitfire build. Used the kit's decals for lower panels, but I cut them to fit and punched holes using the mega tools so I can slip them over the panels switches/buttons. Started working on the belts -- I really dislike it. Way too fiddly and challenges my eyes and my patience, but the final results will be worth it. Shot a flat coat and added more weathering with pastels and pencils. Dropped some Future into the dials, but more will be needed as it starts to concave while it dries. I must really get that thing Carl uses for his dials.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:38 AM

Great cockpit, Shaka! On Carl's example, I bought some of the clear UV gel for lenses too, and it works well. Expensive, though!

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:50 PM

Great cockpit, Shaka! On Carl's example, I bought some of the clear UV gel for lenses too, and it works well. Expensive, though!

 

Kev

 

 

Still have yet to try that...................really want to, but am in a SERIOUS money crunch ATM.  When I do get some spare cash, Im gonna try some of the gel. 


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:34 PM

Dmthamade has pointed out there's a product called Bondic UV pen that is very similar and locally available. Both Home Despot and Crappy Tire here in Canada carry it so I imagine it's available in the US.


Shaka, your cockpit is turning out really great. The belts may be a pain but I think you're doing a great job on them


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#36 Shaka HI

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:31 AM

Curious what "Crappy Tire" is? Must be some super-tire wholesale chain in Canada...

 

Any way, I added the belts, but had to forgo some of the tiny little belts as I could not glue that thing after dozens of attempts and even threw temper tantrum.

 

Cockpits complete. Thanks for watching.

 

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:04 AM

Very impressive Shaka, well done old pal. Just the rest of the plane to do now!
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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:06 PM

Looking good! Nice work with the belts! :)

 

Håkan



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 02:27 AM

The finished cockpit looks very nice indeed.

 

"Crappy Tire" is the nickname that a lot of Canadians use for a store chain here called Canadian Tire. They're a combo of Pep Boys and Home Depot. So you can get car parts, including tires and a new kitchen sink at the same place.

 

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#40 Shaka HI

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:36 AM

Interesting marketing concept...I guess it could work?

#41 Shaka HI

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:42 AM

Very impressive Shaka, well done old pal. Just the rest of the plane to do now!
Max


No worries, Max. Once the pit is done and I enclose it, my progress seem to accelerate!

(Unless my Revell 109 and 190 builds get in the way! I need to build up the "mandatory" WWII collection before I start something a bit more obscure and involved!)

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:37 PM

I've assembled/painted the radiator/induction system, enclosed the cockpit into the fuselage. Assembled the landing gear bay and the wings. I have not attached the wings to the fuselage just yet. BUT, I take it back, the fit on this kit really isn't all that bad if you deviate as commonly discussed here and in all the other forums.
 
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(Clear parts looks to fit like a champ!)

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:51 AM

Gluing the guns to the top portion of the wings first will help. Put a spacer under the front engine inserts will save you some putty too. The rear glass is a *****, glue the halves together first to help with fit, but will still require putty. Also the area under the glass is the fuselage color, not interior green. I'm fighting this one right now...
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#44 Shaka HI

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:09 AM

Thanks Brian. I actually wondered about that. I've decided to do  Col. Robert L. Scott's mount (vs a 112 Squadron RAF scheme) -- I know, I know..somewhat inappropriate for this build, but it's something I've always wanted. Let's see if we can make Olive Drab, a little less drab! Thing's will slow down a bit...I've got some things I need to take care of. Good luck with your builds gents!

 

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:09 PM

Looking good! :)

Håkan




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