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Arms looking great, but I think RookieLSP is going to toss you out of the build if he sees any more scrathin'! :lol:

Ray has raised a very valid point and if this were an I.P.M.S. competition, I would definitely be disqualified.

However, I believe that taking a kit that would otherwise have been trashed and turn it into something presentable without using any after-market goodies is totally within the spirit of this G.B.

Obviously, it’s up to you guys but If Rookie decides to disallow this build, I will respect his decision. The only thing I would ask that the thread remain in the G.B. but be ineligible for any poll or raffle.

 

Having said all that, I will still be keeping this build under the $50 mark and the only after-market I will be using will be the decals.

Also, apart from the extra armour, I’m only scratch-building the parts that are missing or damaged.

I admit that the Gear detail might be pushing the boundaries a little but if I have replace it, then I may as well make the effort.

 

Anyway, that’s enough bleating from me… I’m off to my AMS anonymous meeting.

:P

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A close save with the canopy.

The original hood was quite badly clouded and had a lot of glue marks and scratches.

My first attempts at repairing it left it totally opaque and the floor wax couldn't get it clear.

Disaster!

 

In the end, I tried rinsing it in methylated spirits, polishing it with silver polish and then I dipped in wax.

Here is the result;

 

Pictures011.jpg

 

Once again, it's not perfect but it's a hundred percent better that it was and you can see through it!

 

The A.M.S. support group leader thinks I'm a lost cause.

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Ray has raised a very valid point and if this were an I.P.M.S. competition, I would definitely be disqualified.

However, I believe that taking a kit that would otherwise have been trashed and turn it into something presentable without using any after-market goodies is totally within the spirit of this G.B.

Obviously, it’s up to you guys but If Rookie decides to disallow this build, I will respect his decision. The only thing I would ask that the thread remain in the G.B. but be ineligible for any poll or raffle.

 

Having said all that, I will still be keeping this build under the $50 mark and the only after-market I will be using will be the decals.

Also, apart from the extra armour, I’m only scratch-building the parts that are missing or damaged.

I admit that the Gear detail might be pushing the boundaries a little but if I have replace it, then I may as well make the effort.

 

Anyway, that’s enough bleating from me… I’m off to my AMS anonymous meeting.

:lol:

 

You're just fine.... I knew based on your rescue attempt that you'd have to do something to put her back together. It is just as you said; totally within the spirit of the build.

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Ray has raised a very valid point and if this were an I.P.M.S. competition, I would definitely be disqualified.

However, I believe that taking a kit that would otherwise have been trashed and turn it into something presentable without using any after-market goodies is totally within the spirit of this G.B.

Obviously, it’s up to you guys but If Rookie decides to disallow this build, I will respect his decision. The only thing I would ask that the thread remain in the G.B. but be ineligible for any poll or raffle.

 

Having said all that, I will still be keeping this build under the $50 mark and the only after-market I will be using will be the decals.

Also, apart from the extra armour, I’m only scratch-building the parts that are missing or damaged.

I admit that the Gear detail might be pushing the boundaries a little but if I have replace it, then I may as well make the effort.

 

Anyway, that’s enough bleating from me… I’m off to my AMS anonymous meeting.

;)

It's ok with me too, Allok. In the end it's all what you want to do anyway. And I know your trying to repair and recover an old model which is a totally different problem than OOB.

 

I do suggest you occasionally try a pure (at least by IPMS rules) OOB build, as it really does a nice 'cleansing' of AMS and helps keep up on the painting skills!! This goes for all you lurkers out there, too... and Matty!!! :lol:

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Allok,

Canopy looks ok,but try one other thing if it doesn't look right to u.Or i'll send u a replacement.Car wax and a buffing wheel on a moto-tool on slow speed.Been there,done that and it works.But to much pressure can burn the surface.Larry

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This goes for all you lurkers out there, too... and Matty!!! :lol:

 

I've created a monster!! Muwahahaaa ;)

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Mate, I can see how you earned the re-animator tag.

This is a fascinating build! And your defence of the skerrick of perfectly acceptable scratch building you were forced to use was up there with Eric "Otter" Stratten's defence of the toga party in Animal House-a classic of its kind!

Ian

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Thanks for the vote of support guys. The encouragement helps a lot.

 

This is not really an update but...

Last night, the courier dropped off a pair of "new tool" Focke Wulfs that I ordered from Sprue Bros. I don't very often get the chance to buy brand new models so this was a bit of a treat.

In the box were the 190D-9 of Rudels and the 190A-5 flown by Priller. The new A is MILES better that the one I'm attacking here. Beautifully done cockpit, one piece canopy and accurately detailed wheel wells. I am assuming that Hasegawa elected to omit the detail in the rear of the engine bay and cannon area so that they could improve these other details. As I never leave my engine or gun bays open (sorry Brian) I guess these kits are designed specifically for modellers like me. Perfect!

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Allok,

U can Do It!!!Never say never as to those FW's u got from Sprue Bros.And considering the work u have posted as to this PHONIEX raising from the ashes.As i have always said to others and u.U have the TOUCH!Larry

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and Matty!!! :rolleyes:

 

;) ;) vot is zis?

 

Keith...looking great as always. Gotta say, the effect of the stripped paint looks really good for a nicely beaten up model. There is a clear parts sanding tutorial that will show how to get that canopy pretty much perfect. This kit is a bit of a bear on the wing to fusleage join eh?

 

 

Cheers Matty

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and Matty!!! :rolleyes:

 

;) ;) vot is zis?

 

Keith...looking great as always. Gotta say, the effect of the stripped paint looks really good for a nicely beaten up model. There is a clear parts sanding tutorial that will show how to get that canopy pretty much perfect. This kit is a bit of a bear on the wing to fusleage join eh?

 

 

Cheers Matty

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Hi there Matt.

 

The mostly removed paint certainly has created an interesting effect but now that my "Crandall Cals" have arrived, I can't wait to cover it all up.

 

I read the clear parts recovery post thoroughly and gave it a shot. My main barrier was the fragility of the old canopy (You can see lots of hair-line fractures near the leading edge) and the other problem was the quantity of glue on it. In the end, it turned out as good as I could expect.

 

The Fuse/wing mating... Mmmm.

This was not flash on this model. Might have been partially due to the fact that someone had built it before.

Still, all fixed now.

 

I suppose I should get off the net and start painting.

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