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#16 mozart

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 05:12 AM

Clever construction Carl, I like it!
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:11 AM

Nice job! Looking good so far! :)

 

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

Thanks Max and Håkan!

I gave the bays a quick wash and then installed then in the fuselage halves.

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As expected, you can't really see much.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

I then added a few tabs to the fuselage halves to help hold them together.

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It worked better than I thought since in this pic it's only the tabs holding the unglued halves together.



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With glue added and some clamps for a hopefully good joint.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:08 PM

Lovely !.....Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:42 PM

Looks great! :)

 

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:15 PM

Thanks gents!

Here it is with the clamps and tape off. It's a very simple fuselage shape.

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One of the reason I wanted to get the fuselage together first was to see if the cockpit bulkhead would need any tweaking to fit.

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Thankfully, I just had to shave a bit off the resin pour stub to make it fit.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:13 PM

I think you can make out the small amount that needed shaving off to fit the bulkhead.

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With the bulkhead test fitted to the fuselage:

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While the fuselage was setting up, I assembled the main wings. After removing them from the sprue, I used tape as handles to make then easier to sand.

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A few quick passes and the mating surfaces were flat.

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This kit is going together faster than I thought it would. I think it's partly being a simpler kit and also the quality of the mouldings even though it's limited run.

Then again, I haven't done the cockpit yet so we'll see I guess.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 09:35 PM

Nice work with the bulkhead and wings! :)

 

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:15 AM

Famous last words "wow this kit is falling together" :P


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:16 AM

This is looking very promising, bodes well for other FLY kits.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:29 AM

Carl,

 

Excellent start to your new project which by the way is a great choice for your tribute build..

 

Super work so far..keep it going.

 

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:40 PM

Famous last words "wow this kit is falling together" :P


Yup, isn't that the truth! :)

I can see some possible issues with the nose gear too.

Carl
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:43 PM

Hi Carl,

 

Great work so far, and soooo fast too!

 

Just to help me understand, how are you cleaning up the seam on the nacelles? The reason I ask is that it looks like your method is going to be much faster but I cant quite get my head around it.


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 03:00 AM

Hi Carl,
 
Great work so far, and soooo fast too!
 
Just to help me understand, how are you cleaning up the seam on the nacelles? The reason I ask is that it looks like your method is going to be much faster but I cant quite get my head around it.


Thanks Fooesboy! The resin inserts are fairly deep and will end up covering most of the inner seam. It's only near the openings that you need to fill and sand. I'm only planning to do the lip and not go too much further in. I'll try to get a pic up later. Once they're sanded smooth, I can then glue the inserts in from behind.

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