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#91 clioguy

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:00 PM

 

Good to see an excellent fit for the landing skid mechanism.

 

Lead shot.. If it really is lead (rather than one of the replacement substances now quite common) do try to coat the shot in something before sealing that box. I haven't experienced it myself (never used lead as a weight) but you do hear horror stories of the lead reacting, creating a crystalline substance which expands and can force a fuselage open..!

 

Like I say, not experienced this myself, but coating the shot in PVA should seal it from the air/moisture and save possible horror down the line.

 

Matt

I use wheel lead (you know, the stuff which is self adhesive used to balance alloy wheels) and never experienced anything similar.



#92 kkarlsen

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

So a quick update, last night I got the fuselage glued together.

It fits really well but of course there will be some cleaning up and some work on the panel lines...

 

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Now I can't avoid the tricky part any longer.

The much narrower cockpit and the canopy of the A model.

 

Cheers: Kent


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:13 AM

Just a quick status...

 

Work on the 'plug' for the new cockpit glazing

 

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Not finished, but slowly getting there.

 

Cheers: Kent


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#94 dodgem37

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:20 AM

If I weren't impressed before, I'm impressed now.  Nice capture.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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#95 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:40 AM

Brilliant work, Kent!

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

Hello Kent!

Great job


What are the difference you have noticed for the canopy? Could you show (fastly) them?

Amities from France


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#97 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:44 PM

Great looking canopy plug Kent. Are you going to split it like the original one or leave it one piece?

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:02 PM

Great looking canopy plug Kent. Are you going to split it like the original one or leave it one piece?

Carl

 

Hi Carl, I'm going to split the canopy in two halves, I think it's the only way to do it.

 

Kent



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:20 PM

Hello Kent!

Great job


What are the difference you have noticed for the canopy? Could you show (fastly) them?

Amities from France


Fab

 

Hi, the canopy of the V's differs from the later B models, firstly being 20 cm's narrower, but also the framework is different...

 

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Cheers: Kent


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:36 PM

I've been trying to get my head around the nacelles for the early BMW engines.

 

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Starting with the front end of the cowlings reshaping the intakes...

 

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It has been necessary to rework some of the engine parts to fit the early BMW's, making molds and casting new resin ones.

 

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Working my way backwards using the kit Jumo nacelles reshaping it to fit the BMW's, closely using photos as a guide, the drawings

seems to be off at some point. Yes, it's a lot of work...

 

Cheers: Kent


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:24 PM

Good show, Kent.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:59 AM

Impressive, tho!

 

Gaz


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:34 AM

I've not posted in this thread until today but I've been following, with much fascination, since the beginning. I really enjoy each update and the work you're putting in is fantastic to watch.


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Cheers, Zac in NZ


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

Are you using the intake lips from the Revell He-162 kit??
Those lips are for the BMW engine.
Outstanding job!
Cheers
Alan
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:46 AM

Are you using the intake lips from the Revell He-162 kit??
Those lips are for the BMW engine.
Outstanding job!
Cheers
Alan

 

Thanks Alain:

 

I'm not, the early BMW intakes of the V6/V8 are different, so I had to scratch them together with the nacelle to get the correct shape.

If one would do a Arado 234 C with four BMW engines, the intakes could be used.

Btw: The CMK BMW engines have the He-162 intakes as well.

 

Regards: Kent


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