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#31 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:22 AM

Terrific work, Carl!

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Thanks Kev as always.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:27 AM

Another small update but at least I'm moving towards the finish line :)

I attached the canopy using Bondic UV adhesive. It worked better than I hoped but I still need some practice using it. Once it was on, I have it a base coat of black and will follow that up with the blue.

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I then started work on the MLG legs. They're a combination of resin and metal. I decided to use epoxy for their assembly to ensure a stronger joint.

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Once they're dry, I'll give them a coat of paint and install them.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

Great detail work Carl!

 

You know, that was an oddly attractive aircraft.

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:17 AM

Thanks Richard! I agree that it has some nice lines to it.

I clear coated the model last night and applied the decals today.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

Coool!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

way cool, love the art work too


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:34 PM

Thanks Brian and Shawn! I'm getting aweful close to the deadline but I think I might just squeak under it.

To that end, I clear coated the decals and removed the canopy masking.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:49 PM

Nearly there, Carl! Looking good, too.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:03 AM

Nearly there, Carl! Looking good, too.

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Thanks Kev! I'm getting closer.

I used 4 min epoxy to attach the landing gear.

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Once it was dry, I turned it over and it promptly collapsed. I think my epoxy is past its best before date.

So I've glued it on again using JB Weld. Hopefully the results will be more durable.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:27 AM

I nearly went with JB Weld for the Corsair landing gear, but because the fit was a bit loosey-goosey, I opted for CA instead, as I knew the elongated cure time for JB Weld would inevitable lead to the parts shifting. I just hope they hold!

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:26 AM

The JB Weld seemed to work.

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Now to add the landing gear doors and props and she'll be done.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:28 AM

I nearly went with JB Weld for the Corsair landing gear, but because the fit was a bit loosey-goosey, I opted for CA instead, as I knew the elongated cure time for JB Weld would inevitable lead to the parts shifting. I just hope they hold!

Kev


Kev, I used JB Kwik which says it sets in 4 minutes. Maybe there's something similar in Australia?

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:31 AM

Kev, I used JB Kwik which says it sets in 4 minutes. Maybe there's something similar in Australia?

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Thanks for the tip, Carl! I'll look out for it. There's a local distributor, so hopefully they stock this Kwik variety too.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

Great update Carl, you have about got her done! :thumbsup:

 

Looks great!

 

Yep, JB kwick is my go to epoxy..... :)

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:07 PM

looking goooood   :punk:


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