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    1/72 Australian Defence Force aircraft, Airliners, Multi engined transports

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  1. Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-400 Wing Join.

    Don, These moulds are pretty old now, I think from the mid-nineties and suffer from flash and moulding flaws. I have the Lufthansa boxing and noticed the leading edge issue as well. One wing was worse than the other and that one's leading edge had a flat spot running almost the length. I was lucky that I had not fitted the lower fuselage panel on mine before checking the wing fit. I was able to reduce the gap with a lot of tape and clamps (which does not help you). I did not find the connection to bad, there was some binding which in fact I had to reduce a little. I have yet to clean up the leading edges and am looking forward to the filling and sanding (not!) The only suggestion I have would be to shim the upper wing gap with some cardstock to fill it when you go to fit the wing.
  2. 1/72 DHC-4 Caribou prototype

    Nice to see some more stuff done Euge. I am luv'n the scratch building
  3. The display case...eh (sorry..had to do it!!!)

    Nice to see some more nice works of art completed!
  4. 1/72 Bombardier Challenger 604

    Watching with interest
  5. Kinetic 1/48 Tracker

    I think I have seen this comment before
  6. Novo (Frog) Hawker Sea Fury FB.11

    You are flying along with this build Dave, nice to see these older kits get some attention. Great progress!
  7. ARC Search Engine

    Nice tips Steven, I was aware of the google search for specific sites but always forget the syntax for such searches.
  8. Shelf Queens Pt. II GB

    Can I play too? I have plenty of older shelf Queens that will fit the bill.
  9. The display case...eh (sorry..had to do it!!!)

    Nice results guys
  10. 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster - work continues

    The fuselage is now together, but before closing up I had to add a screen that goes around the entry door which can be seen on the left up front. Turning my attention to seams and filling pin holes, oh what fun. I am also fixing up the vertical stab. I had previously cut out the rudders so I could pose them slightly offset as they usually are when the jet is parked. I didn't get it quite right the first time around, so now I have had to increase the size of the rubber cut out and lengthen the rudder panels. The top 2 panels have been reshaped with the addition of some card. I also have to remove some material from the base of the fin as the curve is not quite right. You can just see the marked area at the base of the leading edge. The area where the two parts of the cabin ceiling came together is a bit of a mess. I will fix it as much I can. The horizontal stabs are getting some attention as well, I am drooping the elevators like on the real thing again when parked. Time for more cutting, filling, and sanding.
  11. CD144010 - 1/144 RAF C-130J

    I will have to ask the question, any chance of either of these in 1/72?
  12. 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster - work continues

    I also have done some more interior work, one day I might update the older PB images in the thread Interior work Flight deck [ Some work behind the cockpit Some internal lighting installed And some cockpit glazing added
  13. 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster - work continues

    So another month on and the C-17 mojo is back. I preparation for sealing up the fuselage I had to tape the subassemblies together And then I had to figure out how much weight I needed to add to avoid and massive tailsitter Fun Fact No. 1 The model before nose weight was added weighed approx 1.4kg Fun Fact No. 2 The amount of nose weight required was approx 285g (not your piddly 5-7g for those wimpy injection moulded kits) Weight installed Final weigh in My cutting mat is A2 size And finally, some size comparisons with a couple of in-progress builds C-130J-30 C-47
  14. Kinetic 1/48 Mirage III/O

    Very nice progress Pappy!
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