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PostPosted: December 6th, 2017, 11:35 pm 
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Dazzled wrote:
Nice to see somebody enjoying these old kits the way they were meant to be. Great work on all of them Celt. 8-)

Hi Dazzled,thanks very much.


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I have been struggling with cockpit lines for awhile now,I have painted the whole glass and even drew lines with a sharpie. :-D The ideal solution is to go up a scale then my chubby paws and worsening eyesight would not be a problem,however the cost of 1/48 is beyond my budget now that I can no longer work.I have decided to model aircraft with little or no cockpit glass and this is my first one.

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I enjoyed doing a model without the pressure of mucking up the clear parts,now I just need to sell or swap my limited stash for more examples of this type of model.More pics in the aircraft section.


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Love it - I still want to know what it is.

As I said in your Helcat thread. there is an easy way of painting canopies without blooming masking tape - I NEVER use it (well hardly ever) for clear parts.

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Love it - I still want to know what it is.

As I said in your Helcat thread. there is an easy way of painting canopies without blooming masking tape - I NEVER use it (well hardly ever) for clear parts.

Hi Sir T its an obscure French fighter called a Morane 225 by SMER.And I will try your method on my half finished Frog model. :???:


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That's a good-looking obscure French fighter!

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celt wrote:
Sir T wrote:
Love it - I still want to know what it is.

As I said in your Helcat thread. there is an easy way of painting canopies without blooming masking tape - I NEVER use it (well hardly ever) for clear parts.

Hi Sir T its an obscure French fighter called a Morane 225 by SMER.And I will try your method on my half finished Frog model. :???:


Thanks Celt - It's a smart looking beast.

Let us know how you get on!

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That Morane looks great! And a neat way of avoiding canopy framing

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iggie wrote:
That Morane looks great! And a neat way of avoiding canopy framing

Thank you,much appreciated.


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celt wrote:
I have been struggling with cockpit lines for awhile now,I have painted the whole glass and even drew lines with a sharpie. :-D The ideal solution is to go up a scale then my chubby paws and worsening eyesight would not be a problem



I resisted getting one of these for years. I finally did it a few months ago, and I can say without hesitation, that this is the best modeling tool I have ever purchased. Yes, better even than my airbrush and compressor. They're only about $30 (so about three of the kinds of kits you usually build - not a bank breaker). Worth every single penny, and now I can keep working in 72nd - my prefered aircraft scale. So with all the money I save by not buying larger scale kits, I guess the visor has already paid for itself :)

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/tools/do/images/do_opti_box.jpg


Mods, can we please do away with the rediculous 800-x-600 image dimensions. It makes linking web images frustrating, and nobody except for great granddad is using 1990s era monitors anymore.


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Excellent work with that Morane, Celt, very smart indeed. One of those optivisors suggested there by Softscience might well be the answer for you. My close vision is good, it's seeing distance that is difficult - without my specs or contact lenses the world is largely but a blur!

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...and I forgot to mention. Your little parasol fighter looks great!


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Hi Softscience and ShaunW,thanks for the kind words,much appreciated.


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That is a wee gem of a Morane Celt

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Just found this Cely - a lovely little model indeed.

As one who also has problems with fading eyes and very thick fingers, I use an eye loupe for those parts which I can barely see. It clips on to the side of my glasses and has x10 magnification. The only thing that I have had to get used to is being able to see tings with it on, but not being able to find them without it! It was not expensive (about £10) and two lenses are provided in the pack so you can get x 20 if you wish. Would not be without it now.


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Good to see you knocking 'em out Ken :razz:

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