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Ah, time for a little update to show I´m actually doing something 😛

 

The fuselage is glued..

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And the top with the wing fold mechanism...rather cleverly done I must say, not the mechanincs of it but the break up of parts.
Having everything fit into a separate piece really makes construction simpler...good thinking 😄

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Before I glued the top on I needed to put in a distance made from a toothpick to make ends meet so to speak.

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And the top glued in place, the fit is about as good as I can make it, any discrepancies are my fault and they will be dealt with!

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Yep, I will have to putty it up... it´s my curse! I use way more putty than the average bear so I usually say (with a tone of self irony)I´m a
crappy builder but a good painter 😛
To save my putty account I mask the areas to putty...

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On with the green stuff!

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Yeah yeah, I know there are other ways to putty that pprobably are smarter but this is how I do it and I darn well like it! OK? 😛

 

Cheers!


 

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You putty any damn way you want and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Try a daily affirmation. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, "I'm good, I'm handsome, and gosh darn it, I putty my models just fine!"  :whistle:

 

But, seriously, looking good.

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5 hours ago, Mstor said:

You putty any damn way you want and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Try a daily affirmation. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, "I'm good, I'm handsome, and gosh darn it, I putty my models just fine!"  :whistle:

 

But, seriously, looking good.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😄

Thanx Mstor, you're a real bro! 😄

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Hi I'm AFM and I am a habitual putty/tape user.

 

I use the same putty technique as well; feels good I'm not the only one.

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5 hours ago, AlienFrogModeller said:

Hi I'm AFM and I am a habitual putty/tape user.

 

I use the same putty technique as well; feels good I'm not the only one.

I think we should start a club, Anonymous Puttying........for us who heavily rely on putty and can't be bothered with getting parts to fit!  😄

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3 hours ago, Aigore said:

I think we should start a club, Anonymous Puttying........for us who heavily rely on putty and can't be bothered with getting parts to fit!  😄

 

Yes! We can meet and talk about our puttying experiences. We would strengthen the bonds (pun intended) between us as we affirm each others methods and results. :beer4:We could smooth over and fill in the personality cracks that society has created by scorning the liberal use of putty (and more puns). :naughty:

"Hi, my name is Mark and I use a lot of putty." :thumbsup:

 

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23 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Yes! We can meet and talk about our puttying experiences. We would strengthen the bonds (pun intended) between us as we affirm each others methods and results. :beer4:We could smooth over and fill in the personality cracks that society has created by scorning the liberal use of putty (and more puns). :naughty:

"Hi, my name is Mark and I use a lot of putty." :thumbsup:

 

To think I found a brother and fellow puttier all the way in Milwaukee 😛

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2 hours ago, Aigore said:

To think I found a brother and fellow puttier all the way in Milwaukee 😛

 

Stop, you're going to make me cry... :crying2:

 

Hurumph!!

Enough of this silliness. Back to work, all of you. We'll have no more emotion outbursts. This is no way to run an army. Chip, chip, cherrio! Where's my kippers?! :salute:

 

Honestly, Aigore, you better post some build pics soon. I'm getting out of hand :whistle:

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2 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Stop, you're going to make me cry... :crying2:

 

Hurumph!!

Enough of this silliness. Back to work, all of you. We'll have no more emotion outbursts. This is no way to run an army. Chip, chip, cherrio! Where's my kippers?! :salute:

 

Honestly, Aigore, you better post some build pics soon. I'm getting out of hand :whistle:

Wilco....tho sanding doesn't make for sexy updates tho  

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On 1/24/2020 at 10:34 PM, jenshb said:

What does the anhedral look like?

 

Sorry, I missed your comment.

Anhedral? Nonexistent 😛

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A short update...

I just want to show that things are happening tho slow....because boring 😛


I sanded the seams to satisfaction.

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That went pretty fast...but now we will come to the slow and tideous process of restoring panellines and rivets lost in the sanding.
And they are quite a few. Oh yes....

Weapons of choice are a scriber, an awl and dymo tape.

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rescribing the lines goes in a whiffy. I use a strip of dymo tape as a guide and pull several soft strokes with the scriber rather than hard pulls.
If you pull hard you may easily pull through the guide tape or make unintenional marks.

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Restoring the rivets is hellishly boring and tideous, I really should get me a riveter 😛

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Well that´s where I´m at and it´ll take some time b ecause my head gets really tired fast from that riveting and I don´t want to mess things up.


Cheers!
 

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On with things..


OK, done with my tideous riveting...yes I´m going to get me a tool 😛

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Put together the Aires intakes.

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And of course during painting one of the intake strakes flew to Kingdom Come never to be seen again.

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So I had to scratch a new one, just tooka piece of plasticard and traced a profile from an existing strake.

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Sanded to shape and glued in place.

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There everythign primed and painted in dark ghost grey.

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The Aires parts fit perfectly into the plastic.

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Less so into the fuselage but that is probably my fault 😕

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Sides fit well tho.

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There, that is all the fun you´re going to get from me today 😄


Cheers!

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Great work on those intakes. I have been anxious to see someone install them as I have a set for mine. Looks like they fit relatively well. Do you know if the Aires ones correct any shape problems? I know the 1/32 scale kit intakes had some problems that Zactoman addressed with some instructions on correcting the problems. Not sure if the 1/48 scale intakes inherited the same problems. I know that Cold War Studio is supposed to be releasing a set of intakes too. Wonder if they will be like the Aires ones or if they will be full length intakes?

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3 hours ago, Mstor said:

Great work on those intakes. I have been anxious to see someone install them as I have a set for mine. Looks like they fit relatively well. Do you know if the Aires ones correct any shape problems? I know the 1/32 scale kit intakes had some problems that Zactoman addressed with some instructions on correcting the problems. Not sure if the 1/48 scale intakes inherited the same problems. I know that Cold War Studio is supposed to be releasing a set of intakes too. Wonder if they will be like the Aires ones or if they will be full length intakes?

Thanx  Mstor 😄

The 1/48th scale is just scaled down from 1/32 so it has all the same shape issues as the bigger model. 😛

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14 hours ago, Aigore said:

Thanx  Mstor 😄

The 1/48th scale is just scaled down from 1/32 so it has all the same shape issues as the bigger model. 😛

 

Thanks Aigore, you mean the kit, right? Do the Aires intakes correct the shape issues?

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18 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Thanks Aigore, you mean the kit, right? Do the Aires intakes correct the shape issues?

Yes, precisely...

I suppose they do.....I just shopped all the aftermarket I could lay my hands on 😄

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4 hours ago, Aigore said:

Yes, precisely...

I suppose they do.....I just shopped all the aftermarket I could lay my hands on 😄

 

I guess I'll have to check them against the kit ones to be sure. The reason I ask is that I am curious why CWS would be making a set if Aires already has a nice looking one out, unless the Aires one doesn't correct the shape issues.

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