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Thx Brian! Yep, she's a monster. The wingspan is greater than the F-15s length. And I have no idea where to store it, other than on the wall :)) ...gotta figure it out.

 

 

Could always hang it off the ceiling w/some nice test fishing line, like we used to do as kids 

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Awesome work, I only just saw this build started a few days ago, and already it's looking like another masterpiece. I'll be following this build from now on!

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oh yes, oh yes. The windshield is prepped. The three vertical frames have a substantial depth, which even in this scale should be noticeable. Here is how it looks on the plane:

 

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Just masking and painting the frame from the outer side wouldn't be enough. So i cut the transparent part :) in 4 pieces, and added the 3 vertical braces.

 

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After a lot of measuring and testfitting, the transparent pieces were glued, and then after lots of sanding, filling, sanding, i sprayed black to see the overall look, and after another fine sanding:

 

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Then after polishing and tinting from the inner side. It went very well.

 

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And a small testfit with the cockpit. The PE panels are visible, and the cockpit is basically done too, but still i have to scratchbuld 2 pilot figures and mount the seats. And then i'll post more photos.

 

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Edited by F`s are my favs

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Guest Peterpools

Milan

Fearless is the right word - thanks Shawn. I never would have tried to do what you did.

Looks fantastic

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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My first time, certainly. :) I was most afraid of cracking the parts like glass when I touched them with the saw, but yeah...it is plastic, not glass. And I made some quick trials on the leftover transparent sprues. I used a dremel tool with a saw at quite higher speed. It cut through it like butter. Then lots of sanding along the lines of the cuts, by following the engraved lines for the frames. So I easily nailed the exact lengths of the "windows". And previously traced these exact locations where to glue the plastic frames. And all fitted just about seamlessly. Another "little" fear was the use of superglue to fix the parts, fortunately there were no fogging issues from the inner side. For the real gluing of the parts I used a new liquid glue by Revell, especially suitable for transparent parts. It worked fine and the capillary action even helped it penetrate between the frames and the windows, and thus made the edges look black. ....it's a huge windshield although the scale, and I couldn't leave it without optimization. :)

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Holey mackerel!!  I never thought to add the windscreen and paint it black to see how it blends with tThank you for sharing!

 

I'm gonna try that on my next A/C build.

 

Gaz

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The cockpit. I know that not much of the PE panels will be visible, and yet i used them. Looks pretty decent.

 

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And with the seats and the pilots. The figures are 100% improvisation - completely carved out of plastic. Then a little bit of glue and melted plastic shavings are added to increase the volumes. And paper tape here and there. It's not bad, but the sillhouettes are important. 

 

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Guest Peterpools

Milan

Nice work on the front office .. PE and your figures look mighty good

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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