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PostPosted: February 10th, 2014, 12:16 am 
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This Welsh Models kit has been laying around half done for ages, so here goes. In the end I decided to use the Academy C-97 for bits.

The vac formed fuselage is nicely done and it was easy to modify the wing root to take the wing. I drew a pencil line around the wing section and cut the plastic away. The Welsh model wing fits differently.

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Some filler to make it a nice smooth surface.
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The plans and the model
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Nice coat of primer. This is followed to a coat of white primer.
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Appliance white for a shiny finish
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Masked and a coat of Aluminium
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Masking off
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Handpainted fin. 2 coats should do plus gloss varnish.

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PostPosted: February 10th, 2014, 12:53 am 
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She's going to look great when you finish her.

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PostPosted: February 10th, 2014, 11:13 pm 
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Some more photos of the Stratocruiser. I'll need to rethink the cockpit glazing. A colour wash was no use, so I may try some glazing liquid.

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PostPosted: February 11th, 2014, 1:49 am 
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Very good - the finish is immaculate !

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PostPosted: February 11th, 2014, 4:35 am 
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I see an airliner in this livery and I just start singing Montego Bay :grin:



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PostPosted: February 11th, 2014, 3:02 pm 
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A BOAC Strat is a thing of beauty! Very nice.


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PostPosted: February 18th, 2014, 11:00 pm 
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Another storming build Chuck and this is indeed a thing of beauty, I love a nice looking airliner. Perhaps try gloss black with a hint of clear blue for the cockpit windows, it should give the appearance of more depth.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2014, 4:38 pm 
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I'll give it a go, Shaun. My doctor has signed me off for another week, so I'll have a chance to get it done.

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Get well soon Chuck and in the meantime the gloss black/clear blue trick might give you the effect that you are looking for. I've used it in the past on airliners and tank periscopes with varying levels of success, sometimes it looks fine sometimes not as good. Such is the way with these things!

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