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#16 big matt

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:20 AM

Steal away Dave! :rolleyes: This was my first Japanese plane so I just winged it.

That cockpit is looking good and that pe panel is awesome.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:30 AM

Hey Dave...hope you enjoyed your break. I like Kevs idea for the Tamiya smoke...I'll give that a whirl myself. It made it look very nice. Some pastel powders work nicely as well. The IP and seat do look incredible. PE seats give a wonderful scale thickness effect...well worth it.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:03 AM

Thanks everyone!

In between fiddling with the rest of the cockpit on my Frank, I started on the engine. The Eduard set includes one metric butt-ton of PE for the engine on this thing! <_<

So far just the first set of cylinders with the Eduard wiring harness. Getting all those wires in the right place just might be the end of me.

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I'm probably gonna take a bunch of pics of this engine going together so you can see just how much PE is in there before I enclose the vast majority of it in the cowling.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

I am going blind just looking at those little wires! :rolleyes:

Nice.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:08 AM

Cockpit is finished!

Before seat:
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After seat with PE belts:
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I could've kept fiddling with it but I think it looks pretty good, and the smallish opening in the fuselage limits how much can be seen anyway. Now it's back to that engine....
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:00 AM

WHOA!!!! :rolleyes:..................WHOA!!! :rolleyes:



Uhhhhh,......whoooooah. :rolleyes: Look out everybody,...Dave is coming thru. THAT, looks flipping killer dude!!! Daaang, I shoulda done my pit in NMF. "Sparkly,...very sparkly"(in my best 'Rainman' imitation voice). Sheesh, can't wait to see the next progress pics of that engine. GO, Dave,...Go!!

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:08 AM

WHOA!!!! :rolleyes:..................WHOA!!! ^_^
Uhhhhh,......whoooooah. :rolleyes: Look out everybody,...Dave is coming thru. THAT, looks flipping killer dude!!! Daaang, I shoulda done my pit in NMF. "Sparkly,...very sparkly"(in my best 'Rainman' imitation voice). Sheesh, can't wait to see the next progress pics of that engine. GO, Dave,...Go!!


Thanks Buddy!

I can only do a little bit with that engine at a time before I go all cross-eyed. :rolleyes:

So after a bit of time on the engine... I just buttoned up all this stuff.
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Sure is a great fitting kit! I'll only have some minimal sanding to get everything ready for some primer. Just jumped together. I love it when that happens... :(
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:31 AM

Nice update Dave! Great work on the cockpit too; it's turned out rather well. So, you've nearly got a whole aeroplane now!

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:47 PM

Slick looking cockpit Dave! You are right, this kit practically builds itself. How are you handling the flaps? They were about the only problem area on this kit IMO.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:13 AM

Slick looking cockpit Dave! You are right, this kit practically builds itself. How are you handling the flaps? They were about the only problem area on this kit IMO.

Matt


Truth be told, Matt, I haven't handled the flaps at all yet! :rolleyes: I just sorta got carried away last night and started gluin' stuff together. About how I usually proceed on a build...

A small update for tonight before sleep claims me.
The main gear doors are rather plain on the inside, so Eduard offers a solution:
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And the main gear bays are decently detailed OOB, so Eduard allows you to go totally insane trying to line the whole things with multiple layers of etched. This is only partially begun but it was enough for one night, especially after a couple of hours on that engine....
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G'night!
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:31 AM

Nice Cokpit, Dave.
And I like the weelwels also.

Jamme

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:24 AM

i like the whole thing, nice work dave

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:35 AM

Time for a progress report on this engine i keep talking about; otherwise known as my descent into madness. :rolleyes:

SO. First I had to add this plate to the back of the front cylinders at which point the rear cylinders could be added.

Like so. Can't hardly see it? Yeah, I know.
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At which point the wiring could be threaded, bent and glued into place. Please don't look at which goes to which since any engine wired this way would never start!

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Then I added eight of these little spacer doodads to the front row of cylinders. Each one cost me one year off my life.

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There are still just under forty pieces of PE left to add to this engine. Forty. Then I have to figure out if there's any way on Earth I can actually paint the bloody thing! The only other time I used this much PE on an engine I did the main painting first, but sticking the PE on it afterwards was a real pain, so this time I'm trying to build it all first. This may end up being a bad idea.

Believe it or not, for all my dramatic ramblings I actually really enjoy working with these little bits of metal! I get all into a zen-like trance or something..
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:13 AM

The Eduard stuff looks pretty nice Dave...in a way its either something you use to get another level of detail or its something that adds another dimension to what you're building. Some of these PE sets are almost kits in themselves.

Looks great though...the seat is much better than the kits offering.

Cheers Matty

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:40 AM

FORTY more pieces!!! ;) You...are...a MADMAN!! he he. Hey, That's a tight looking motor buddy. I just put my first PE pieces ever on some pilots, and went gah-gah over 4 pieces. I can only gaze in wild wonder..... :ph34r: Very cool.




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