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#31 dutik

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:18 AM

I've tried to post a photo of my own Bible, but the computer refused to read the memory card. Made in China, the PC, so I guess he must be an atheist :shrug:

 

 

As for the kit build: I am close now to glue one of the Aires UC bays. Maybe it would have been easier to clean up the ejector marks of the kit :tumble:

But the AM was there in the stash for years and so it goes in. Looks also better when installed. Sanding to fit is easy, but somewhat time consuming to avoid overstressing/breaking the part and to ensure a smooth fit. I sanded down the top as reqired, but also made the tub shallower by sanding down the rim as much as possible without loosing visible detail. Also sanded the inner side of the upper wing to some extend.

 

If you want to use the Aires set AND show the wings folded up you meet another problem: The outer side of the wheel well is also the central wing spant, exposed by folded up outer wing. But the Aires wheel well has no detail at the outside... So I used Trumpies wing spant and sawed off the outer wall of the Aires tub. To ensure a good fit and to harmonize the look of kit and AM parts I cut off the details from the UC bay side of the spant. This helped also to fill all that ejector marks. Will rebuild the lost details with strip styrene when the UC tub parts are glued into the wing.

 

 

- dutik


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:08 PM

No progress today. Have cold and wasn't in the mood after work. But I added two new paint racks to the wall:

 

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Not to forget a line of hooks to have the most wanted Evergreen profiles ready at hand.

 

- dutik


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

And on the "sagging" wing problem: isn't it possible to have a reinforcement going thru the fuselage and both initial wing sections up to (and maybe including) the folding point?

That is how i solved my wing problem with the Combat Tigercat (well you had to do that anyhow because of the very weak styrene parts, but that's another story)

 

just my 2 P's

 

J.

 

I built the bottom wing as one piece. I placed in the wing fold bracing and glued it to the wing in the proper positions. I then filled the gap between inner and outer braces with magic scult. This worked to prevent the sag. The other effect...it gave me a hard surface in order to rescibe the fold after I sanded everything flush.

 

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:47 AM

Nice line up of Evergreen profiles!  You're ready for some serious scratch building and detailing on your Corsair.

 

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:23 PM

One wheelbay glued in place:

 

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Here and there some putty, still curing. Also aded the first details (the horizontal white bar). Outer wall will get ribs soon.

The other one is sanded. Due to the practice with the first one it was much, much faster ready. Even while I snapped off the front half while removing the pour stubs and the roof of the larger half too and had to repair this. Still have to dryfit and remove some resin here and there as well as to build up the kts outer wing spar.

 

 

Enjoy!

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

I have a nasty cold, so work slowed somewhat, but I got the other UC bay installed and started to glue the upper wing halfes. Masterplan: Glue them at the rear, let them fully cure, then snap them over the UC bays and fix them in place. Also glued one outer wing together. Blocked the openings. Fittet some styrene behind the openings of the ammo hatches and added some more strip styrene as appropriate to get the paneels flush with the wing surface. Worked like a charm. Pic:

 

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- dutik


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:56 AM

Keep up the good work!!
Hope you feel better soon!
To bad post nazel drip doesn't dry up as fast as super glue.. :-)

Teresa
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:54 PM

I take my time to add the upper wing parts, so no photo update today. While the rear seam glued yesterday has cured now, I glued the front parts today. The outer part in the morning, the inner at the evening. The whole thing is still fixed with tapes and set aside to cure overnight. Don't want to see anything popping off after completion of the build...

 

 

Meanwhile I started with the cockpit using Eduards interior PE set 32124. Well, Eduard wants you to add another floor 4 mm above the kit part... Odd thing. Is the pit really to deep? I dont't know, and the depth of pits is difficult to determine by looking at walkaround images. But at the other hand there are in fact kits which have too deep pits. Revells Phantom and Special Hobbies Buckeye come to mind. I checked with a scale pilot. Har, har, from a Zero kit :wicked: He seems to ride to low with the original floor/seat combination, barely able to see over the dashboard. With the new floor everything looked nice. The new floor also meets the lower end of Trumpeters sidewall ribs/spants/whatsoever, while Trumpies own floor doesn't. OK to me. So I've added the PE floor as requested by Eduard.

 

More to come

- dutik

 

p.s. And we all know what bad Karma happens if someone - visitor or judge - tries to stick anything into one of our models... :coolio:


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

Nice Job So Far Dutik my friend! Don't forget the forward gear doors and forward landing gear bay areas they close up into are incorrectly shaped. No biggie to fix it, just take your time and its easy.

 

Looking forward to more progress,

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:00 PM

Well, what is the problem with the front parts of UC bays and doors? I have no reference books, an online images from below the aircraft are not that common.

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

Just fill in the in correct angles on the doors with scrap plastic and open the area up a bit to match the  doors in the forward bays very simple to do.

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:23 PM

I think I got it: The doors are of the wrong shape and so are the cutouts too...

 

 

I will take care of this. Still have to perform some minor surgery around the wheelbay openings because I misaligned at least one resin part somewhat.

For the depth of the cockpit I had a look at images of the "130" in NZ markings. Looks really shallow, so Eduard may be correct with their PE floor part.

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 11:46 AM

dutik

Nice start on the wheel bays and wings. Go slow and enjoy .... My Corsair was the best kit/experience i've had so far in the hobby

Hope you are stating to feel better

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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