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Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 01:55 PM UTC
Very small progress with the landing gear. I drilled through the top wing on one LG. Not in the photo, I cut out for the exhaust and installed the small bumps in front of the intake on the belly. Sanding those small items took my finger nails also.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
lmsharp, you have been really working on your XP-67. Nice job plus I cannot wait to see her in paint.

I have not been present of late. A little hospital visit, but I am back to see if I can finish my YAK-3 before the deadline.

Just need to trim and sand the landing gear doors, but I have been trying to figure out the cut on the canopy and how to apply tape then attach.

Bob
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC
A little more sanding to smooth out the tail and nose.Next attacking the part that is the biggest problem I've got on this jouurney. The main intakes on both engines.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
Exhaust fairings are just about there.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:39 AM UTC
Ok, a lot of sanding, and a tiny bit of putty filler. There are two things I've discovered building vacs. You learn extreme patience and lots of new curse words.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
A bit rough at the moment nothing a little sanding, right, won't fix.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC
Trying to make the images a little larger to see.. I used Milliput to correct the exhaust ports In addition to filling in the Tail area. Milliput is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 03:59 AM UTC
since the tail section didn't quite match the fuselage a little surgury was called for. I added some strip for strength then filled in with Milliput and once cured sanded and tidied the fairing with a touch of white putty.Its starting to look like a plane... I think.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
Unfortunately, My camera didn't save the images I took of the strengthening of the cockpit or the crossmembers for the wing/fuselage section. Now all closed up. This is the rear vent section on the left side. I opened up the bypass vents and rebuilt with bits of card and then remade the vents and intakes with hollow rod. The vents an the right are the original casting and are getting redone as well.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
One thing about Vacuforms is that when cast not everything gets formed. Case in point the back end of the cockpit fairing partially was formed and I had to take a few pieces of strip plastic and some Milliput to reshape and smooth down the fairing.
lmsharp57
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC
Its been a long summer.Now finally making progress on this litle gem from Hell The wheel wells I built from Plastic card and bits of rod. The cockpit is an after market P-38 tub thats been shortened slightly to fit due to the size of the nose well and the narrow confines of the nose.
Removed by original poster on 09/03/18 - 15:23:17 (GMT).
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
Here is my entry to the campaign, planet Models 1/72 Henschel Hs P87.


2002hummer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Here is the opening shot of my kit.

I found the instructions are just assembly pictures and photos with the parts numbered. Just like plastic kits but not exploded views like some of the plastic kits. No problem as they are self explanatory. Just not used to instructions being on one small sheet.
2002hummer
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 03:33 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Darrell as far as I'm aware it just needs to be vacform or resin the subject is up to you.

Eetu another fantastic build I'm eager to see how it looks when you've got it together, a particularly interesting subject.



In that case I have chosen the FanKitModels 1/72 Chevrolet C60S CMP Wrecker.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC
Darrell as far as I'm aware it just needs to be vacform or resin the subject is up to you.

Eetu another fantastic build I'm eager to see how it looks when you've got it together, a particularly interesting subject.
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks! Glad to hear you're liking the progress so far.

Some more progess to show again. Very close to being ready to assemble the cockpit subassemblies and close up the fuselage. Change of plans for the instrument panel mounting. Instead of trying to glue it to the fuselage lip, I opted for making a mounting block from styrene and attaching the instrument panel to that with a copper wire pin.


The tail wheel arrived broken off in the kit - perfect excuse to swap it out for a more accurate and better detailed one left over from an AZ Model Bf 109 kit.


I modified the tail wheel strut mounts in the fuselage halves by making cuts in them to allow the tail wheel to be glued in after the fuselage has been assembled. I also glued in pieces of styrene sheet on both sides to make the tail wheel strut fit snuggly without sideways movement.


Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 04:19 PM UTC
Eetu,the cockpit looks really good. Nice job on the photo also.

Bob
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 05:20 AM UTC
Finally some progress to show. Cockpit done - ready for fuselage assembly.




2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 12:54 PM UTC
Does it have to be aircraft or armour. I was thinking of either a ww2 Chev CMP wrecker or a Dodge 3/4 ton ambulance.
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:11 AM UTC
Interior parts primed with black Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 applied with airbrush.

Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 01:28 PM UTC
Quick update: control stick modification done.

As it assembles straight from the box: the bracket-looking things and control stick grip pointing back.


Where in reality it should look more like this, with the bracket on one side and semi-round parts that I presume to be covers over control rods placed at the rear end of the foot troughs.

Solution: turn to the control stick grip 90 degrees to the side (I broke the stick while handling it so I ended up replacing the shaft with copper wire), glue styrene strip to the bottom of the cockpit floor to act as control stick locators, and make control rod covers from styrene rod.



Now I think I'm ready to start putting on some primer on the cockpit parts.
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:29 PM UTC
Alright, finally some progress to show!
Got a bit distracted by a rather uncommon heat wave over here. ...and one 1:48 scale Bf 110 as well.

Cockpit components more or less ready for painting. Modifications done:
- Slot cut in cockpit rear bulkhead/armor plate for the shoulder belts.
- Removed the fictitious molded-in rudder pedals from the cockpit floor; to be replaced with some PE pedals from P-36 detail set.
- Piece of L-profile styrene rod glued to the lower instrument panel mount to ease attaching said panel.
I'll still have to see what to do about the control stick, it's mounting method and final position doesn't look quite correct straight from the box to me.


Some detailing done to the cockpit sidewalls:
- PE adjustment wheels taken from an AML Bf 109 kit.
- Added some details to the fuel lines running along the cockpit sidewalls.
- Scratchbuilt a cockpit light to the left side. I also made one for the right side, but it wouldn't have fit between the instrument panel and a small 2-gauge panel on the sidewall, so I decided to leave it off. (as making it fit would have required revamping all the sidewall details, which I'm not feeling like doing for such a rather small detail)


Once I get the control stick issue sorted out I can start priming the interior parts.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Eetu, nice subject. I will follow your progress.

Ive had too much going on for the last two weeks with the end including admitting my mother into the hospital.

Its time to get back to the building board. I applied some Tamiya putty to the I-16, the P-40 is waiting on me to figure out how to attach the landing gear well protrusions, the Yak 3 is ready for the canopy.




Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM UTC
Well, I haven't gotten much (read: any) modeling since last autumn and took much too long this summer to get my modeling bench cleaned up for some more, but here we are. Let's get something underway!

Funny, it's been over 20 years when I built my first, but I've yet to built an all-resin kit. And I've had several in my stash for ages! So let's go with Ardpol's 1:72 scale kit of VL Pyörremyrsky, which, according to my in-box review I bought way back in 2006.

Judging from the overall excellent casting quality and parts breakdown very much like ordinary injection molded kits, I have a feeling this will make a good introduction to the lost, dark arts.


Anyway, let's see how this thing goes together!


P.S. Click on images for full-size pictures. (middle-click to open to new tab for convenience, of course)