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PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 11:45 pm 
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Nice cockpit in the 105 David.

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Thanks, Nigel.
OCD has kicked in. I have mounted a pair of instruments internally on the windscreen frames. Each of those is about 2mm long including the mounting bracket.

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The windscreen is now mounted and it looks quite effective. I am quite keen to get the model on its undercarriage.

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On her legs at last!

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wow! Impressive detail, David. What did you use to mount the pieces to the clear part?


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Softscience wrote:
What did you use to mount the pieces to the clear part?

Thanks, Ralph.
To attach those tiny pieces securely (fingers crossed!) to the canopy frame, I had to use a tiny spot of polystyrene cement applied with a toothpick.
The windscreen has since been mounted, with white glue, and has been dislodged though handling - but the instruments on the frame are still there!
The hardest parts in the assembly of this old classic are the undercarriage parts - apart from the undercarriage legs, nothing else has positive mounting. Maybe it was easier in the 1/48 kit.

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skypirate wrote:

The hardest parts in the assembly of this old classic are the undercarriage parts - apart from the undercarriage legs, nothing else has positive mounting. Maybe it was easier in the 1/48 kit.

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Yikes. Butt-joints and silver paint? That would end up a giant gooey mess in my hands.

Good luck and go slowly. :-D


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Looking very good indeed!

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Very nicely done, David. The tiny additions to the cockpit glazing are excellent too, I try to control my own AMS but it often gets the better of me!

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Looking good 8-)

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Thanks, chaps.
The 1/72 F-105F is now all together. I had a late minor disaster when it turned out that the wing tanks mounted in the appropriate holes in the wings were toed-in a couple of degrees! Huh? I wasn't expecting that. Could not live with it looking like that so I tore them off, patched the mess as best I could and re-installed them. Phew! Just don't inspect closely underneath!
Here are some old PP Aeroparts paper 1/72 RBF tags being prepared for the Thud.

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The tags will be a nice touch 8-) are they the decal type?

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Ratch wrote:
The tags will be a nice touch 8-) are they the decal type?

They are PP Aeroparts paper tags. I have had a set each of 1/72 and 1/48 for many years. Should have bought more when they were around!

The Thud is now completed and presented in the the Aviation Modelling pages.

Work has resumed on the Airfix 1/144 VC10. The engine cowlings had a dreadfully moulded gap between the two engines. No wonder there are aftermarket resin parts on offer. I tried carving a solid triangular piece of styrene to fill the gap. Too fiddly to fit and clean up. A styrene strip all round the inside of each cowling was the answer.

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Great work as usual David and really pleased to see a VC-10 under construction 8-)

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Thanks Darryl. (This is one of 3 VC10s; 2 new builds and a restoration, that will span some months, I expect).
Let's recap on the Airfix starter set Zero A6M2b.

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Started many months ago, and finally getting some attention (along with the Airfix 1/72 Gnat, Hasegawa 1/72 P-47D Razorback, Airfix VC10, and secret what-if project).

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Masked and ready for painting, as per instructions from the other boxing, which specifies Hemp (as a reasonable match) for the overall colour, and a 50/50 mix of coal black and midnight blue for the engine cowling. Sounds good to me!

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Looks like I have pushed aside my distractions, for a while at least!

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I've used a similar dodge in the past to hide those awkward join lines in airliner engines, David. That Airfix Zero is a nice looking kit and I'm kicking myself for failing to pick one up at the Telford show last weekend. One was on my mental shopping list and I forgot - note to self: next time write it down!

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