1/48 Hasegawa A6M3 type 22

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    Woody Kubacki said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Quick update, tail codes on and some weathering added to the wing roots

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    A quick update full of quality, my friend @wkubacki! Looks are absolutely stunning!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 month, 1 week ago:

    Really nice work on the weathering, Woody @wkubacki

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    Woody Kubacki said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    After a break while working on the type (or is it model) 52, I’m back on this plane. I’m getting a little bored of it, to be honest, so I want to finish it up in the next week. This week I have been weathering the plane with various oils and enamel panel washes. I’m nearly done the undersides, I want to pull out my acrylic inks and get some staining done . Then it’s exhaust and installing the landing gear.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Looking nicely weathered, my friend @wkubacki!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    This is great weathering, Woody @wkubacki
    Very nicely done.

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    Woody Kubacki said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Thanks guys, the end is in sight.

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    Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    You're real close to a very nice result, @wkubacki

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    Erik Gjørup said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Just went through this build as I am a bit late to the party, and what a treat it was. Very nice work all over Woody! Looking forward to the last bits.

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    Woody Kubacki said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    Thanks gents. A couple more days and she will be done. One thing I’m becoming more aware of is the vagueness of the positioning of the wheels onto the gear legs and the gear legs into the gear bay. There is so much slop that the result has the chance of looking terrible.

    I glued the wheels to the struts first and then I will The assembly into the gear bay, but I’m having second thoughts to this approach. I think it would be easier to align the wheels once the legs are glued in place. The challenge would be to then glue the doors on to the legs and have all attachment points stick to the legs.

    How do you guys ensure proper alignment in cases like this?

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    On my Zero, I first glued the struts to the bays, then the wheels and finished with the doors, my friend @wkubacki. I was more or less ok with this approach. I generally avoid gluing the wheels onto the legs prior to attaching the latter to the the bays, as I fear alignment issues might arise 9if the legs are aligned, the wheels might not and so on.

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    Woody Kubacki said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    @fiveten Spiros, that probably the best approach, and one I'll have to adopt on the next build. If I was really keen I could build a jig for wheel and leg alignment.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    @wkubacki, my preferrence is also to apply the struts first as described by Spiros @fiveten. To me it is easier to make small alignment corrections on the wheels only at a later stage instead of trying to correct the alignment with the wheels mounted on the struts.

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    Woody Kubacki said 1 week ago:

    Finally got some time to take a few photos tonight. Thanks for all your encouragement.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 week ago:

    This is an amazing result, Woody @wkubacki
    So much realism in the applied weathering.

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