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#46 mattlow

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:36 PM

Maybe a white metal pilot figure would sort it?

 

Nice looking kit and well made and recovered.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:22 AM

As for being a tail sitter, is there any chance to slip some weight into the two tanks (intakes?) that drop downward behind the pilot?

 

@ Ol' Scrapiron,

 

These are not "intakes" or "tanks". These two curved tubes, are actually plywood-made covers of drive shafts located either side of the pilot's seat (check following pics taken from HERE).

 

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An easy trick to add weigh (regarding any tail sitting problem) is to place tiny metal rounds (lead pellets) used for bird hunting - you can find them easily in hunting shops, in bags (500gram, 1kg, 2kg etc) for hunters who make their own custom ammo. The smaller you choose, the best for the scale modeling hobby! Use the well known water-based white glue (for wood) to place them in hidden areas and leave them at least 24hrs to let the glue dry. Epoxy or CA super glue are not reccomended, because may effect the plastic (when applied too much) and face unpleasant surprises on warped plastic next day.

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So, where to hide the weigth? Where to place these tiny metal pellets? IMHO there are few places underneath Kolibri model that could host these tiny metal balls, but I think that best is into these "curved tubes" located either side of the pilot's seat.

 

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If there is anything else I could help, do not hesitate to ask.

 

Regards,

Nick / Anyuta 3D

 

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Edited by Nick_Karatzides, 10 February 2018 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

Question for Nick: you mentioned that the Kolibri was painted in a Kriegsmarine light grey? Would that be Schlickgrau or can you refer to another RAL color?
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

Question for Nick: you mentioned that the Kolibri was painted in a Kriegsmarine light grey? Would that be Schlickgrau or can you refer to another RAL color?

 

@ Stormer,

 

Apologies for not mentioning earlier. I am talking about the RLM 63. To be accurate, I am talking about the RLM 63 v2 "LichtGrau" (because the RLM 63 v1 is the greenish "GrĂ¼nGrau").

 

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There are plenty of equivalent products made by different companies. Since I prefer Lifecolor's products, I find the UA113 close enough, but I also think that Model Master 2077 or Xtracolor X221 or Humbrol 127 or Gunze H308 etc, will also do the job just fine. After all, when modulation, weathering and fading effects are applied, it doesn't make much sense which exact company used - IMHO if it looks right, it is right. Just my 2-cent worth opinion of course. Btw, I don't know what grey paint used on Wackyracer's Kolibri, but it looks just fine!


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:09 AM

Gloss coat to decal areas the decals on. Not the nicest ones I've ever used but OK. Note the heavy drill bit to keep the front down. Adding that weight to the 2 tubes further back still doesn't stop it tipping up on its tail. Going to need pinning to a base. Also the 2 tubes don't have that much room especially when fitted as there's rods and stuff behind them.

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Also fitted the seat and filled the back of it with some lead shot.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

Probably too late now, but could you place a lead ball behind the instrument panel?
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