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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Building Revell's 1/48 Dakota
greif8
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 09:38 PM GMT+7
Paul, you SBS is awesome as usual. I am following along with interest to see what magic you work with this build.

Ernest
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Fantastic work on those seats but do you think it will be noticeable once the fuselage is closed?
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:42 AM GMT+7

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Fantastic work on those seats but do you think it will be noticeable once the fuselage is closed?



Closed fuselage? NEVER!

Seriously though, I plan on making as much visible as possible with cutaways
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:56 AM GMT+7
Karl, those images are proving useful!
I've decided to strip out the kit's rather basic parts and build everything from scratch. Again, the kit parts aren't bad but they just lack crispness.
Sharp edges and corners will surely sell the illusion of scale better. Besides, there are areas that are just not represented and we can add a lot of interesting stuff in here !

KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
I've been working away at some of the smaller details in this area. It's all just stock styrene chopped up into tiny, fiddly bits.

KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:51 PM GMT+7
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Looks great! this area might be a good candidate for a tiny LED light...
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7

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Looks great! this area might be a good candidate for a tiny LED light...



That's an interesting idea Jonathan, nothing like trying out yet another new technique ! The navigator's table on the port side has a lamp which could help illuminate the area....
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7




I've been playing around with foil scored into diamond shapes with a pencil to simulate the padding on some parts of the fuselage walls. As well as a couple of wall mounted parts I think this should round out this crew station nicely.

(and I've just noticed a tiny strut on the near edge of the table I'd made that I forgot to add! )
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:29 AM GMT+7
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:48 PM GMT+7


There's definitely a sickness when it comes to detailed scratchbuilding.....

Unfortunately, beneath the hydraulic reservoir there is a tangle of pipework that not only feeds the various parts on the panel but also going off into other parts of the aircraft.
I'm going to have to cobble something together to represent this but it's far too difficult to faithfully model!
KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
More microscopic madness !

goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:52 PM GMT+7
Great work Paul, really love your scratched details!

Very well done so far and the use of sprues act fine, keep on that good job.

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:59 AM GMT+7
Thank you Thomas !

Here's the finished hydraulics system. It's nowhere nearly as complex or detailed as the real thing but the idea is to make things look busy to the eye and :