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John vd Biggelaar said 3 months, 2 weeks ago: #
Looking good, Michael.
Not my favorite part of modelling but it surely improves the look of the model.
Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 2 weeks ago: #
You are bringing an old’n’simple kit to modern life, Michael @michaelt!
Great progress so far!
George R Blair Jr said 3 months, 2 weeks ago: #
Fuselage looks good, Michael (@michaelt). Maybe you should buy another tube of filler before you start the wings, just in case.
Michael Turner said 3 months, 2 weeks ago: #
I glued the nacelles to the wing and needed to use temporary spreader bars to get the alignment right.
The radar dipoles were attached to the fuselage and putty added.
I also glued the rear of the bola under the cockpit but need to fair this in a bit.
5 attached images. Click to enlarge.
Erik Gjørup said 3 months, 2 weeks ago: #
Great progress on the OOB 88
John vd Biggelaar said 3 months, 1 week ago: #
Coming along nicely, still some grinding to do.
Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 1 week ago: #
Nice progress Michael @michaelt!
Radar antennas fitting is always challenging at such kits, but you are doing a great job so far.
George R Blair Jr said 3 months, 1 week ago: #
Looking great, Michael (@michaelt). Masking the canopy is looming in the near distance, so get your tape warmed up!
Michael Turner said 3 months ago: #
No canopy masking required (@gblair), just a steady hand.
I tidied up the engine nacelles and glued the wings to the fuselage (the canopy isn’t attached yet).
Unfortunately, the tailplanes aren’t level, even though they looked to be when I attached them.
It may be that the starboard wing is high and the starboard tail is low…
2 attached images. Click to enlarge.
Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months ago: #
Oh, the lovely art of canopy handpainting!
I do the same, Michael @michaelt, only using masks when it is unavoidable (which means very rarely….).
Pity about your misalingment.
George R Blair Jr said 3 months ago: #
A pox on you guys with steady hands (@michaelt) (@fiveten). If it wasn’t for tape, I wouldn’t be able to do canopies at all. I am always amazed that we can check the placement of parts a hundred times, and find misalignment only after the glue has dried. I would bet that no one will notice the misalignment after you are done except you.
Erik Gjørup said 3 months ago: #
I have to say I envy the steady hand. I do hand paint from time to time, but only if I am able to scrabe off the excess with a stick later on.
Really looking forward to see this “back to basics” crossing the finish line. Very refreshing.
John vd Biggelaar said 3 months ago: #
Hand painted on a 1/72 canopy, that’s a real steady hand. Looking great.
With 1/48 I might give it a try, but at 1/72, undoable for me.
As George (@gblair) said, for some reason dry fitting is always ok but when glue is applied for some reason it suddenly does not.
Erik (@airbum), I used a toothpick to remove any mistakes before they dried.
I have even heard of using a hobby knife to remove mistakes, cutting exactly at the frame border, then remove the “excess” with a toothpick or so….
Seems interesting, as the blade will create a sharp result…..
Never tried it, though, as the proximity of the blade to the clear part makes me nervous……@michaelt, @airbum, @johnb and @gblair
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