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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:18 PM

So I'm in with the Fly kit of the Arado.

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One of the kit marking options is for one in RAE markings.


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As luck would have it, I hava a Cutting Edge decal sheet in the stash which has the markings for the aircraft flown by then Lt Cmdr Brown.

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Since the roundels and fin flash are already in the kit for a slightly different version, I just needed the yellow P emblem so the plan is to use one from the Meng Me 163 kit.

That about covers it for now. I'll probably start working on it later this week.

Carl

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:15 PM

COOL !........Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:00 PM

Man, that looks huge...while I'm move towards 1/32 scale, I'm not sure at this moment where they'll end up at if I ever finish one...


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:07 AM

Excellent choice mate.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:37 AM



COOL !........Harv :popcorn:

 

Thanks Harv!

 



Man, that looks huge...while I'm move towards 1/32 scale, I'm not sure at this moment where they'll end up at if I ever finish one...

 

It's definitely bigger than a Spitfire but it's not too bad.

 

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It's smaller than a 1/32 Mossie not to mention just about any modern jet fighter. Space is definitely an issue though. I know I don't have the room if I built everything in my stash.

 



Excellent choice mate.

 

Thanks Brad! 


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:41 AM

First bit of progress tonight, I washed all the resin bits in degreaser and they're currently drying after a good rinse.

 

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I then started going through the instructions and figuring out a plan of attack. I think I'm going to assemble the fuselage first and then add the cockpit it after. It looks like there's only about 4 parts that I need in order to get the fuselage halves together: the fuselage halves themselves and the MLG bays. 

 

Towards that end, I'm going to have to clean up the MLG bay openings as they're a bit rough.

 

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:01 AM

Excellent choice Carl, I will follow with interest .

Cheers

Martin.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:27 PM

Nice one...

 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:12 AM

Nice kit and good start! :)

 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:47 PM

Thanks everyone!

I've had this for a bit so I decided to give it a try.

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I'm not sure what the difference is between it and regular primer. It's looked like Mr Surfacer 500 in the jar.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:49 PM

I tried that and found it very similar to Mr Surfacer 1200.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:35 PM

Here it is sprayed into the MLG bays.

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Speaking of MLG bays, I gave the openings a quick swipe with a sanding stick and they're much better now.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:36 PM

I tried that and found it very similar to Mr Surfacer 1200.

Cheers

Dennis


Thanks Dennis, that's what I found too. I wonder if it bonds better to resin.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:55 PM

Primer looks good! :)

 

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:37 AM

Primer looks good! :)

Håkan


Thanks Håkan! I usually don't do a lot of printing but because it's Resin, I thought it would be best to do some.

And here are the bays with sooner paint on them now.

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There won't be much seen once they're in so I think I'll just give them a wash and then see how they fit.

In the meantime, I decided to put one of the nacelles together. I used some Alcad on the intake and exhaust sections.



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I used CA to glue the rear can in place but left the front one loose when I joined the nacelle halves together.

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This way I could smooth the inner lip more easily.
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