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#1 AEROPOXY

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

OK, not a plane, but plane related subject, hope will not be to much for LS PLANES members.

Produced by BelgianPWMP,scale1/32,small plastic box, lot of resin used( full tractor body,heawy), some decals, copper wire and two A4 sheets with instructions.

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Modeling could be sometimes "Hard Work", cleaning the tractor underside of casting gates and resin , some 4-5mm thick plate should be sawed-off.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:53 PM

Started with thin saw plate, and spent more than 30 minutes , realising that this will not go with this tool.

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OK, Old Murphy say, "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer!"
So, i get bigger jigsaw and spent another 30 minutes,

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and another 30 minutes,

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but finaly removes the underside of this tractor.


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Sanded off the surface on flat sanding paper,

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With the wheels i have experience, and clean the resin surpluss with ease, and small jigsaw.

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Cleaned parts, ready for assembly and paint job.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:36 PM

that's cool all you need is 1/32 carrier :)

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 10:43 AM

that's cool all you need is 1/32 carrier


And this is a problem?

Great product , I' thought about getting some of the PWMP products - but after I've finished wrangling a 32nd scale USN subject , I'm usually onto the next project , and all thoughts of a dio go right out the window -

I'm looking forward to following this build

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:03 PM

Aeropoxy,

Great to see this build. I have considered getting the tractor and figures and just haven't been able to cough up the cash yet. Interested to see more and follow your build. I wish there was someone in the US that handled these products.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:02 PM

i think you better used a rough coated sandpaper to sand off the underside.
i know its sometimes hard work , but i had to cast these sets with a "carrier".
anyway, good luck and i will follow your work on the mule
greets
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:24 PM

Thanx for the comment,here is more build pics,

I understand your note, JP(PWMP), i'm resin kit producer too and understand the casting procedures and technological needs for proper casting.


Drilled holes for copper wire handles,

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And wire handles superglued,

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Sanded surfaces sprayed with acrylic spray putty,

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I use this, automotive primer-putty spray, for resin

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And few steps of painting this "mule" tractor,Revell Lufthansa Yellow, with bit of white,

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I search over the web and did not find any decent information about Mule paint scheme, the instruction is clear and usefull, but i cannot determine was the bumper painted in black/yellow or black/white stripes.
Any photo of real tractor anyone?

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

The cover of Verlinden's "Lock-on F/A-18" might just be what you are looking for. :)

There's nothing like bad fit, there is just not enough putty...

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:55 PM

Thanx KOTR,
Exactly what i need, black stripes over yellow base, easiest than black/white, will speed up the Mule build.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 11:13 PM

And this is a problem?

Great product , I' thought about getting some of the PWMP products - but after I've finished wrangling a 32nd scale USN subject , I'm usually onto the next project , and all thoughts of a dio go right out the window -

I'm looking forward to following this build


25' + (or 7+ m) might be :rolleyes: A carrirer that size will occupy our living room and part of our entrance hall :)

AEROPOXY: Nice work so far!

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:58 AM

Weekend update,

Masked black/yellow stripes and sprayed with black paint,

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Masked "MULE" top surfaces, to apply black"rubber" coat, masking was done by frisket-masking film.

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Use my own recipe for deep, matt, asphalt like surface, Revell Matt Black and Baby powder mixed, and applied using sponge placed on plastic stick, not brush.

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Final result, not completely dry,

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Next to follow is some drybrushing, washing and chipping.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:35 AM

looks great
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:50 PM

Thanx,

Today is the day, for completing the Mule.

Decal sheet does not include white number, so i draw the No 10 in COREL Draw ( USAF BUZZ font) and print it, to use this print to cut the template from masking film.
Use sharp surgical blade for this .

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Airbrushing with matt white is easy with airbrushing mask placed on the tractor.

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I apply a coat of PRONTO , European version of FUTURE, to serve as decal base, and apply small decals provided.

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Decals are printed on thin film, so be careful, i mess up some decals-inscriptions, but kit producer generously print the decals with few spare inscriptions, so i manage to complete decaling according the instructions.

And later owerspray the MULE with Revell clear cote, deep matt on top surface, semigloss on the front/rear/sides.

Here are few pics of finished model.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:56 PM

And few more,

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MULE tractor to tower, Roger & OVER.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:02 PM

That turned out looking really nice!!!
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