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Beaufighter 252 Squadron 1942

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A little work done today: Some detail added to the starboard console

 

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Per my references, there are some sizable braided sheath cables that enter this console. I tried some 0.040 diameter solder -it was too big. I ended up using 0.023 diameter copper.

To mimic the braid, I laid a good file at 45 degrees to the wire. Pressing down hard, I rolled the wire under the file .

 

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It's tough to see in this photo, but I got some decent, but subtle texture on the wire. I then filled the file to 45 degrees in the opposite direction. Once installed, it looks like this. I'll give the wires a silver metallic finish, the a wash to show detail.

 

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I think it's time to remove the fuselage half and tape the port side in place.

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Bill

Nice progress on the beginings of the front office details

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Port side stringers finished...

 

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Props-  ejector pins AND sink holes in a single part. That's value!

 

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Next up: port side console, then it's time to pull out the calipers and calculator for some IP work...

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Great work, so far, Bill! Good to see someone who's not afraid to tackle this beast. I've got one, but I am afraid of it!

 

Kev

Thanks, Kevin. It's really not too bad so far - bit I'm not looking forward to the engine to exhaust collector ring tubes!

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Looks great, Bill. Keep at it!

 

(And scratchbuild-on! I always say!)

 

 

:rolleyes:

Ignore him Bill, Shaka thinks scratchbuilding is silly.....he's a heretic! But I appreciate what you're doing! :) :)

Max

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