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#16 shark64

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

Thanks Oliver. I will try that. What about the Aux fuel tank? Glue that to the deck?


Yes .I would glue it to the floor with a touch of super glue applied with a toothpick in the back of the fuel tank

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:41 PM

Some More pictures of Progress and a mistake....

 

Any ideas on addressing my error will be gladly accepted. I have some ideas but I have concerns about damaging the kit part....

 

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Start of the aviator.....

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Completed AUX Fuel tank

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The front office. Thank you Eduard and Cobra Company!  This view will rapidly disappear for me.

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Another view of the installed AUX Fuel tank.

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The painted and weathered overhead.  It is about ready for a layer of matte finish.  The zinc chromate yellow bar is a scratchbuilt fast rope rig.  a few more bits and that will be complete.  I also need to add the drip tubes in copper wire.

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Dryfitting the interior.... A tip of the hat to Oliver for the how to on installing the gunners stations!

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Some window dressing...

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Not a mistake....

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A mistake... I misaligned the part when I glued it in.  Taking it out was scary.

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An issue to be addressed.

Ideas are encouraged..  It is a resin piece and is pretty well bonded to the kit part.  I am thinking that a dremel tool is my way to remove it with the least amount of risk.

 

Thanks in advance everyone!


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:10 PM

I would use a micro chisel first before introducing powered tools.remove most of it then sand flush..you can rebuild the torn out piece with thin styrene..this is what I would do, I am sure that some of the guys here might come with another trick to fix this issue as well.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:15 PM

Nice. :goodjob:

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:16 AM

I would use a micro chisel first before introducing powered tools.remove most of it then sand flush..you can rebuild the torn out piece with thin styrene..this is what I would do, I am sure that some of the guys here might come with another trick to fix this issue as well.


I am on board with the fix; using thin styrene stock will be my approach. I would like to rescue the wedge shaped floor conduit though, as that would make my life much easier. I will put some thought into using micro chisels, although, I have to admit, they scare me a little.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

Assuming the bond between the resin and styrene was made with super glue, I would suggest placing it in the freezer for a few hours. You should be able to easily remove the resin part after removing it. (Freezing causes the water molecules trapped in the super glue bond to expand, thereby creating microfractures weakening the bond enough that simple torsion is often enough to break the bond.)


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:21 AM

Assuming the bond between the resin and styrene was made with super glue, I would suggest placing it in the freezer for a few hours. You should be able to easily remove the resin part after removing it. (Freezing causes the water molecules trapped in the super glue bond to expand, thereby creating microfractures weakening the bond enough that simple torsion is often enough to break the bond.)

Baron- you sir, are a steely eyed missle man! Freezing the parts worked like a charm! Thank you for the tip! I was even able to rescue the conduit piece.

A little thin styrene and better dry fitting and we will be rocking! I am hoping to complete the fix this weekend. I will put up photos when it is done.

Thanks to everyone. This is why I like this community. Sharing the joy we get from building our kits.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

Awesome! Happy to help.



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 01:12 AM

Hi All,

 

As promised, Here are the photos of the repaired and installed parts.  Many thanks to Baron and Oliver for pointing me in right direction on my repairs!

 

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The repaired starboard gunners station......

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The installed gunners station.


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 02:31 AM

Hi

I learned something about superglue in the freezer, great tip. 

Beautiful save on the side walls. looking good.

Oliver



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

Thanks Oliver, the only other thing I want to point out, has to do with the aftermarket parts.

When using the Cobra Company sidewalls, it is tempting to add material to the bottom of the parts, assuming you prepped correctly. DON'T!!! I have made this mistake twice now. On the other hand the Eduard brass for the overhead is too large an requires both careful installation and trimming.

Paul

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 02:20 PM

Hi
I learned something about superglue in the freezer, great tip. 
Beautiful save on the side walls. looking good.
Oliver


One other thing I tried that worked beautifully, is to return the kit part to the freezer after I removed the errant pieces. When I pulled it out of the deep freeze, most of the unwanted CA scraped off. I had to do almost no sanding..

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:08 AM

Here is a little more progress an the finally completed overhead. All the paint, weathering and PE is in. I have started on the gunner seats and a single gunner figure.

 

This willl be my las post for a bit due to some surgery. I was hoping ti get the fuselage all buttoned up before i went under the knife, then I realized I needed the gunner for the dio I have in mind.

 

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:55 AM

Hi All!

It has been a while since my last post, but I have made a little progress. I had shoulder surgery a couple of weeks back and am just now getting back on the nap time MH-60S Knight Hawk.

While I was down, I realized I needed add the seats aft of the cockpit and the figures I am putting in the aircraft. So....here are the photos of where I am at the moment. All comments and criticisms are welcomed.

A few technical notes; I am primarily using acrylics to paint all the surfaces. Currently, I am trying to completely eliminate enamels from my paint stock.

 

To achieve the affect for the skin tones on the figures I am using oil paints over a flat white primer coat.  Here, I am trying somthing new for me by using Archer Fine Transfers to do the eyes. So far, I am pleased with the results.

For weathering I am using a combination of; pastels, Tamiya Weather Master sets and Testors Createx acrylic weathering washes. All new techniques for me. Finally I picked up fine art pencils in silver and brass shades. I am really pleased with the subtle details picked up using the pencils. For example, I used the silver pencil on the retaining straps on the fire extinguishers. A FAR better result than I could have achieved using paint.

Here is the door gunner, although I think I am going to re-do the seat supports to swap the figure from port to starboard.

 

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This is the first batch of heads using oils and Archer eyeballs. (What an odd sentence to write!)

 

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The pilot from above The cockpit was detailed using the Eduard set.  I am pleased with the result.

 

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Finally, here is the pilot from the side. I reworked both hands to get a realistic "grasping" affect on the Cobra Company parts. The cyclic was scratchbuilt using brass rod and the collective was re-positioned with a new angle. I also completely re-positioned and re-worked the pilot's left arm with putty and a brass rod pin.

 

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A final note on the figures. This kit is my first real foray into weathering and I am, for the first time really pleased with the look of the uniforms.  I have used different washes to create a varied look between folds and peaks in the clothing. The depth and layered look is something that I have always strived for, but eluded me.  Using washes has re-invigorated my enjoyment of doing figures. So much so, that I am revisiting older figure kits and applying the techniques that I have learned on this kit, including the ones picked up on this forum. Thanks everyone!

 

Paul


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:28 PM

Hi All,

 

Big progress this weekend. The flight crew has been completed and installed as well putting in deck/cockpit and overhead.

 

For the first time ever, I am pleased with the outcome of a figures uniform. Using a wash made all the difference.

 

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