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PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 10:50 am 
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Hey folks.
I know this is a big ask but does anyone have a spare canopy for any 1/72 MiG-31 Foxhound?

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PostPosted: December 27th, 2017, 2:41 am 
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Still looking for this one folks, I painted the original black but it really plays on my mind and I wanna see into the cockpit.

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Hi Adam. Have you thought about trying to strip the original canopy? Something like oven cleaner should do it but asking advice on how to on here may help.

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Adam mate, if you have the original then just crash mold a new one. Get some clear plastic - loads of stuff comes in clear plastic packaging, especially at this time of year - electrical goods especially. I always save it nowadays for this reason.

Get an old, smallish photo frame and staple the plastic sheet to it. Heat it with a hair dryer and then press it down over the original canopy and hold it there until it cools - just a few seconds. You can reheat the plastic if it doesn't work the first time or use another sheet of plastic until you get the right result.

Mark around the canopy with a black felt tip so you know where to cut it - I use nail scissors for this. It may take a bit of practice but it is one of those skills you'll use over and over once you get better at it. I often crash mold canopies now because they are so much thinner than the kit ones and so you can pose them with the canopy slid back in some cases where the kit one is too thick to do it.

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I agree with Al crash moulding canopies is an excellent and surprisingly easy skill to learn.

Another tip I got from Chris, is soak the paint in Dettol disinfectant it will strip the paint but not affect the plastic

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I can't guarantee it but I may have a Foxbat that can give up its cockpit for the cause. I think they're about the same.

(BTW the dettol tip works if not, and you can polish out scratches with toothpaste, some cotton buds [Q-tips for our colonial readers :) ] and a great deal of time and patience).

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