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#61 TorbenD

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

Meditation indeed - i feel very much the same. Very nice progress Alain  :popcorn:

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:24 AM

I need to get serious about my scratch building....Excellent progress!


Hola ! Be careful, you're on a slippery slope there, Shaka ! No climbing back when you're down it ;) ...
Methink you'd better stick to your current modelling attitude ... :hmmm: or not ... :hmmm: ;)

Impressive detailing work on this one Alain ! :popcorn:

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:59 PM

Damn nice detailing.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:04 PM

This has been such a fun build, and I love fun builds.  Thank you for sharing.

 

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#65 Guyman1

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:20 PM

Alain this is one really clever piece of modelling I'm enjoying every update.

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#66 Alain Gadbois

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Hi guys!

Thank you for all your comments!

I am glad you are enjoying this build!

 

A little update on the seat today.

 

I added the handles and the foot rests.

 

The trick here was to get 2 identical handles with a very specific shape.

 

I sculpted the end of a small wooden dowel to get the inner profile of the handles by looking at the drawings in the He 162 Monogram Close-Up.

 

The I took a .75mm rod and pressed it around the wooden part and attached the ends with wire and a drop of ultra thin glue.

 

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I glued the ends to maintain the shape as I decided to heat the styrene with a heat gun. This heating insures the parts keep their shape and not bend back somewhat.

 

I had to pull on the styrene with pliers a bit to keep the tension as the plastic was heated.

 

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Then both pieces were placed over the dowel and cut together to make 2 identical parts.

 

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Here is the seat, with the foot rests added too. Nothing too special for those except cutting with precision to get even sides in the end.

 

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The seat in place:

 

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Next update the throttle levers and I will try to see how everything fits in place before painting the cockpit.

 

Thanks for watching!

Alain


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#67 Shaka HI

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:46 PM

Nice. Little things like that just adds up...


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:20 PM

Wow! This is such a cool build! Very interesting!!
Cheers
Alan
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#69 Alain Gadbois

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

Hi all!

 

Nice. Little things like that just adds up...

 

to take so much more time too!

But I'm happy in the end with the project.

 

 

Wow! This is such a cool build! Very interesting!!
Cheers
Alan

Thank you!

 

Now here with the throttles and other controls on the left console.

 

I decided to use wine bottle foil (the more "rigid" one, not the soft pewter) to make the 2 small levers next to the throttles. I have no idea what they are really!

 

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I cut a small square out and folded it around an old blade.

 

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Then I cut a small strip out to create both levers at once so they will be aligned from the start,

Note the angle of the cut, so they will be in the "off" position on the console.

 

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Now trimmed for length and slightly spread apart:

 

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With little disks of styrene cut out with a mini punch and attached with CA, on the tip of the X-acto, ready to glue in place:

 

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Here all the parts in place with the throttles that were simply done using styrene.

 

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Test fitting in the fuselage. The instrument panel was a tight fit with the left side of the fuselage so I trimmed it a bit and also moved it back about 1mm after taking these photos. 

 

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Here with the canopy parts.  Checking the fit with the cockpit sides. 

I have a piece of 1/16 clear acrylic sheet that I will use to make the armored front part of the windscreen.

 

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Here is my paint sample for the cockpit. As you can see, Tamiya German Gray is just about spot on. I will lighten it however for scale effect.

 

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Still have to finish the rear of the cockpit tub and the REVI for the gun. I have recently discovered that there was a provision for 2 guns on this recon version so I wasn't too far off!

 

Regards,

Alain


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#70 Shawn M

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:17 PM

great scratch work and use of materials, I love wine foil...and the wine it comes with :)


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

Super work. The wine foil idea for the levers is one I wouldn't have thought of, great job.

Jim
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#72 Shaka HI

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:20 AM

Wine, wine, wine, wine!!!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:41 AM

What can you say looks great very interesting to see how you have approached this build.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:06 AM

Nice problem-solving and execution.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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#75 Alain Gadbois

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 05:55 AM

Hello all!

 

Not a big update today really, but essentially I finished all the bits in order to start painting the cockpit.

Straps in pewter from wine bottles added to the rudder pedals. Please do no drink while modeling!!! 

 

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I finally decided to cut off the lower part of the center console and moved it a bit left as I noticed it was off center.

 

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All the part to get a coat of RLM 66:

 

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The rear wall was added to the cockpit using styrene sheet and flat sections of green plastic from the kit. Little will be seen in the end.

 

The rectangle on the lower right part of the photo is the detail to be seen under the rear section of the canopy. It is not cut out yet.

I will glue it first under the clear section before removing the excess material.

 

Thanks for watching!

Alain


Edited by Alain Gadbois, 27 February 2017 - 05:58 AM.

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