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Hi Max,

 

I'm fully agreeing with his explanation. I do not see any sensible engineer putting flares in such a location. All pictures I've seen of flares mounted under biplane wings showed quite long poles intended to avoid fire risks for the wings. So, I would take the drawing legend with a huge grain of salt!

 

Thierry 

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So we move on!  Literally 5 minutes with some 5 thou plasticard and the Silhouette cutter and we have the strengthening areas around "those" wingtip panels (I'm wondering if they are not just solid areas for tie-downs) and the rear fuselage hand lifts:

 

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.....and fitted along with some panels just for'd of the hand-lifts:

 

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They are a bit too prominent at the moment so will be gently sanded back tomorrow.  Two more pics for the library:

 

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Another option would be to cut the panel strengthening areas from 3M MagicTape instead of plasticard. The MagicTape has the advantage of being self-adhesive and of the right thickness. I use it regularly for the reinforcement panels on aircraft skin.

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20 minutes ago, quang said:

Another option would be to cut the panel strengthening areas from 3M MagicTape instead of plasticard. The MagicTape has the advantage of being self-adhesive and of the right thickness. I use it regularly for the reinforcement panels on aircraft skin.

I had thought of simply using the Oramask, which is of course also self adhesive, but cutting the card was very simple.

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So the sanding of the plasticard didn't really work very well, so I cut my losses and cut them off and opted for Plan B.....self-adhesive vinyl which is thicker than my usual masking stuff (thanks Quang!) :clap2:.  This photo also confirmed for me that the ribbing extends further forward on the fuselage than on the kit:

 

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I wasn't too confident about the best way of achieving the ribbed effect but opted initially for a curved blade and scraping resin away, it seemed to work:

 

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and a coat of primer afterwards showed it's OK (a small blemish only to be filled):

 

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Really enjoying this kit, such fun!! 

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Mea culpa, I'm guilty.....yes I've succumbed to temptation as I inevitably knew that I would:

 

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I've put shiny panels on my Gauntlet!!  I know (in all probability) that 56 Squadron's Gauntlets had the anodized panels in the same way that I know (in all probability) that their Gauntlets didn't have the chequerboard design on the upper wing.....but mine will.....so there!! :P

 

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It's also got some numbers on the wings:

 

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....and it might have some chequers and roundels on the fuselage tomorrow, who knows? 

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Most amazing work Mozart.

May I ask how did you get the polished affect - I use Metalcote spray then polish it but still cannot get such a high polish effect such as that !?

Jon

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35 minutes ago, quang said:

I don’t know how anodized panels should look but on your model they look rather good in contrast with the silver doped canvas.:clap2:

Should be dull Quang, no shine…..but how boring for a Golden Era aeroplane and the last of the open cockpit fighters! 
 

10 minutes ago, jbrennan said:

Most amazing work Mozart.

May I ask how did you get the polished affect - I use Metalcote spray then polish it but still cannot get such a high polish effect such as that !?

Jon

Thank you Jon, it’s not paint at all but Bare Metal Foil, self-adhesive so “easy” to apply though of course there’s a (not very steep) learning curve to getting acceptable results. 

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13 minutes ago, mozart said:

Should be dull Quang, no shine…..but how boring for a Golden Era aeroplane and the last of the open cockpit fighters! 
 

Thank you Jon, it’s not paint at all but Bare Metal Foil, self-adhesive so “easy” to apply though of course there’s a (not very steep) learning curve to getting acceptable results. 

 

14 minutes ago, mozart said:

Should be dull Quang, no shine…..but how boring for a Golden Era aeroplane and the last of the open cockpit fighters! 
 

Thank you Jon, it’s not paint at all but Bare Metal Foil, self-adhesive so “easy” to apply though of course there’s a (not very steep) learning curve to getting acceptable results. 

Thank you Mozart.

You have put me on a learning curve hear in itself. Do you have to scribe around the area required once fitted or is it cut before adhesing etc ?

Thanks

jon

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