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#16 Totalize

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:20 PM

Max,

 

thanks for tuning in. Yep it's pretty superficial.  It's good stuff and worth having in your bag of tricks to assist in your builds.

 

Some more progress.

 

I punched out the center sections of the druze rivets (I think that's what they are called) on the front cowling area to give them more definition. Also, I completed the rudder pedal area.

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:40 PM

Neat work with those Dzus (!) rivets Dave, love it. :)

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:00 PM

Very nice work, are you planning on adding some raised rivet detail as you have filled the huge cavernous kit detail........

 

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Well worth the effort I found and quite easy to apply........but be very careful when painting as you can still pull a little section of with a mask if you are not careful.

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:03 AM

Thanks guys much appreciated.

Andy, yes! I acquired the surface rivet set from archer`s transfers. I was hoping to use the set from Micromark which give you like 3x the amount of rivets for less than half the price of the Archer transfers but they don`t have the equivalent rivets in size and pitch so I reluctantly went ahead and purchased the Archer set. I now have them on the bench.  

 

So, just to confirm they can potentially be pulled off with tape after application?  Can this occur even after applying a coat of primer over them?

 

David.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:31 AM

Small update.

 

Continued to work on the cockpit. I got the instrument panel on and the rudder assembly. I also worked on replacing the kit seat with the Barracuda resin seat which is very nice. The kit does not come with the armour plate that is situated behind the pilot but thankfully Barracuda includes this piece with the seat. I also added the seat adjustment handle and the retaining tabs at the sides of the leg rest with some thin plastic card.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:53 AM

Looking good ...


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:22 AM

Indeed, looks very good  ;)


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:14 AM

Hi David, that is a superb looking IP and bulkhead. Very cool.

 

The Archer rivets should be good under a coat of paint/primer if you use low-tack tape. It will depend on surface prep but it should n't be a problem. I've used them on a 1/32nd scale BAe Hawk and my recent Spitfire build without any issues. HTH

 

Just a thought. It does n't look as though you've built more than 25% of this kit so far which means you could be eligible to join in The Edgar Brooks tribute GB if you wished. It would be great to see such a lovely build in the GB. The mods can move your topic if you'd like to join in.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:19 AM

Just a thought. It does n't look as though you've built more than 25% of this kit so far which means you could be eligible to join in The Edgar http://forum.largesc...=60309&p=756267 tribute GB if you wished. It would be great to see such a lovely build in the GB. The mods can move your topic if you'd like to join in.
 
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Actually, I hadn't thought of that, but you're right! Let me know if you'd like to join the GB, David.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:25 AM

Yes I was thinking exactly that, why isn't this superb build in the GB? Love that seat/bulkhead assembly David.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:58 AM

Hi David

You mention having looked at some reviews but have you also seen the build that Iain did here? He had some fixes for the odd shape issues around the wing/fuselage join which you might find worth considering. I've not seen any other builds where those issues were addressed.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:40 AM

Looking good

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:42 AM

Thanks guys. Hopefully this can give you a few ideas should you decide to build this kit in the future.

 

As for the group build. I didn't know it even existed. I should dig deeper into this site for sure.

 

For the Group build section I say yes. Kev, you can transfer this log over to the GB.

 

David.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 01:17 PM

David,

 

Instrument panel et al is SUPERB.

 

AWESOME start...

 

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