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JA-37 D(I) - 1/24 Thrust Reverser Actuater Fairings done


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Hey, not "only" styrene but also sheet metal work at its best!

 

Did you anneal the aluminum sheet?

 

Bye

 

No need to anneal the aluminium. It's very soft by nature. It's used for embossing, so it has to be soft. I get it at a local, non modelling related hobby shop.

 

Cheers

Rainer

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi guys,

 

some minor progress on the Viggen.

 

I installed the rudder actuator fairings. There is a large one on the left side and a smaller one on the right side of the vertical stab. Here are some pics:

 

vstab_09.jpg

 

vstab_10.jpg

 

vstab_11.jpg

 

vstab_12.jpg

 

Obviously there is some clean-up needed to remove glue residues, but I'm fairly happy with those fairings.

 

I also cut up the air intakes and prepared them for skinning with aluminium sheet:

 

intake_03.jpg

 

Some more sanding and I can start the skinning.

 

Here is a view of the compressor face as it would appear when seen from the front of the intake. The inner surface of the intake is not in place yet.

 

intake_04.jpg

 

Skinning those intakes will be a bear. I'm still not sure how I will tackle that. We'll see.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Cheers

Rainer

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You've taken to this metal work business very well Rainer. The fairing looks spot on. Your panels are so clean and flat. How are you embossing them without distortion?

 

The front of that compressor looks ace too. I'm going to have to go back through your build again to see how you made it :)

 

Craig 

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Thanks for your kind words, gents.

 

 

You've taken to this metal work business very well Rainer. The fairing looks spot on. Your panels are so clean and flat. How are you embossing them without distortion?

 

The front of that compressor looks ace too. I'm going to have to go back through your build again to see how you made it :)

 

Craig 

 

Craig, there is little distortion after the riveting process. I put the panels on a glass surface when I do the riveting. That keeps them essentially flat and the rivets don't get too deep.

 

 

Cheers

Rainer

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Dear fellow modellers,

 

I have been absent from the bench (not from LSP, but in "read only" mode) for about three years. There were more important things to take care of and my mojo ... oh, well, I guess you all know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I'm back but progress on the Viggen will be slow nevertheless.

 

I've been working on the thrust reverser section, namely on the aluminium parts that will make up the inner and outer panels.

 

Outer panels:

 

TR_12.jpg

 

 

 

Inner panels:

TR_13.jpg

 

If you are familiar with the Viggen thrust reverser you will recognize the parts. Top right is the reverser plate that inevitably droops when the hydraulic pressure is gone. Top left is one of the fixed panels (a spare) that shows the typical heat discolorization pattern. I made this up in Photoshop and used a homemade decal. This is only a test specimen, but I'm quite happy with it.

 

Next is decaling the panels in the middle row.

 

 

Other panels:

TR_14.jpg

 

The macro lens is unforgiving. In reality these panels are way smaller than in the image and they look quite convincing. Of course they will need some paint to simulate the soot of the exhaust gases.

 

As always thanks for looking!

 

Cheers

Rainer

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  • Rainer Hoffmann changed the title to JA-37 D(I) - 1/24 resurrected October 2020
28 minutes ago, zaxos345 said:

Awesome comeback!!!!!!

 

John

 Thanks a lot John!

9 minutes ago, Starfighter said:

Rainer, it's so great to see you are back - I hope the mojo is flowing again as I can't wait to see more updates! 

 

Don't get your hopes too high, Ben. But it's a beginning and I'm really looking forward to getting the thrust reverser done. It's my favourite subassembly of the Viggen.

 

Cheers

Rainer

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