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#121 Daniel460

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:05 AM

Looking good Alain, getting into the detail work now. All that lovely yellow wire. I wonder why an after market company hasn't come up with a small spool of yellow wire.... :hmmm: I paint mine like you also.

 

 Your float plane looked very promising....would make a great "what if build"  :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:54 PM

Hi all!

 

Looking good Alain, getting into the detail work now. All that lovely yellow wire. I wonder why an after market company hasn't come up with a small spool of yellow wire.... :hmmm: I paint mine like you also.

 

 Your float plane looked very promising....would make a great "what if build"  :thumbsup:

 

 Dan

Thanks Dan! If anyone produced yellow wire in "1/48" and "1/32" size I would buy for sure even if in the end I use only a small amount of the spools. Meanwhile, painting is pretty easy...

The float plane really did look like some crazy German project from the end of the war!

 

I've been busy doing other things but I have put in some time to advance in the cockpit area. Still have to finish the instruments and little details here and there. I am keeping the white styrene around the rear canopy section until the clear piece is glued in place. I will trim after. The 2 white strips on the circuit breaker panel are cut from a letter on the kit decal sheet.

 

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When I tried to add one  panel with wires to the inside of the fuselage I realized that all the details were glued one section back to their correct location. So off they came! 

 

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The wings of the kit are warped (as they all seem to be). This will be fixed with these brass bars to be epoxied in place.

 

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This is all for now, but everything is falling into place to get this airplane in one piece pretty soon!

 

Regards,

Alain


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:06 AM

Hi all!

The fuselage bits are all in place now:

 

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The silver pipe is a bit of brass wire painted with Citadel acrylic, which is fantastic for small details.

 

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Here is how I represented the fasteners on the wire loom. I used bits of lead foil wrapped around and fixed with a tiny amount of CA glue.

A bit of black wash was used once in place to define individual wires better.

 

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Thank you again for watching and for your comments!

 

Alain


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#124 Shaka HI

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:29 AM

The "plumbing" work is just sublime. Excellent detail!


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

Excellent recovery, Alain! Brilliant work all round, in fact.

 

Kev


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

Nicely done.  Good tip on the retainers.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi all!

Been busy lately but progress is being made!

 

The "plumbing" work is just sublime. Excellent detail!

Thanks Shaka!

 

Excellent recovery, Alain! Brilliant work all round, in fact.

 

Kev

Much appreciated Kev!

 

 

Nicely done.  Good tip on the retainers.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

Thanks Mark! Seems to be the simplest way. The best thing with the big wire loom is I used almost the whole strand of wire after stripping the insulator off. Just a bit of bending to fit and painting...et voila!

 

I have just about finished the cockpit and I received my little package from Hannants just in time to do the seats belts.

 

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Here is the tub with all the little bits painted: dials, knobs, and tiny white paint splotches to represent various notifications. Also some silver dabs for chipped paint.

 

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The instrument panel is done with yellow and red dial rims. Lots of adjustments to try to get all the dials looking acceptable....Not perfect but it will do! I used Citadel paint as it covers very well and I like its consistency.

 

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 I prepared installing all the wiring at the back by drilling holes in the instrument backs. Then the panel was glued to the tub.

 

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Next I will add all the wiring and see if it all fits as it should in the fuselage.

 

Thanks!

Alain


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#128 Shawn M

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:02 PM

looks great Alain


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:18 AM

Hi all!

Thanks Shawn!

Bit by bit, I have been adding my little wire sections to the back of the panel.

Here is the progress:

 

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Now I have to bend each in place so it all looks nice.

 

Alain


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#130 Shaka HI

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:12 AM

Nice cockpit!


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:19 PM

Thanks Shaka! I'm quite happy about it!

 

Here are a couple more photos on the subject:

 

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Test fitting revealed one wire's yellow paint stripped off so I moved it a bit to insure it will not get stuck in the wrong place when

its time to glue in place and prevent the cockpit unit from going exactly where it should go.

 

There it is, ready to go in the fuselage!

 

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Bye for now!

Alain


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#132 Shawn M

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:33 PM

oh yes thats wonderful!


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

Looking really crisp Alain.

Jim
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:18 PM

Suburb Alain, beautifully executed

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#135 Alain Gadbois

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:32 AM

oh yes thats wonderful!

 

Looking really crisp Alain.

Jim

 

Suburb Alain, beautifully executed

Torben

Thanks guys, glad you enjoy the work and updates!

 

The cockpit glued in the tub finally!

 

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The right side panel glued in place:

 

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The cockpit in place gives me the possibility to continue work on the front UC well. Styrene sheet and 0.4mm X 0.5mm strips.

 

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Thanks ! Alain


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