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wimve1960

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Wondering if a few thin layers of quality primer wouldn't solve this as the primer tends to "settle". But, nonetheles, I think you may be in for a bit of light re-scribing anyway as indeed - by the looks of it - the recesses are indeed not very deep. I will probably need to do a bit of light rescribing myself as some of the panel lines are also very 'subtle'.

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Hi Ted,

A light sanding and a polish with a nail buffer will take care of that surface mate, and you shouldn't need to rescribe if you are gentle. I wouldn't rely on primer/paint to hide it though as the thickness needed might obscure the fine detail.

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Thats right Pete [of course]. each layer of any product removes some panel line depth and only jeopardizes the weathering process.


Just returned to UNIT 7 after being away Friday [i think? too lazy to check] and Saturday [sick with sinus infection/drainage], I returned to the bench today to get something done. Unfortunately my GF had come home from work Saturday with a virus. She was still sick this morning but went on to work. UNIT 7 and her job are only minutes apart so I got called away from the bench 2X to help her with things she needed. Poor girl, she really really feels bad. Been nursing her all evening and tonight while trying to prepare the latest WIP images/text. So the work today had to be kind of on the fly and something I could walk away from quickly. I think the pictures tell the story for the most part. Engine exhausts, seat belts, IP masking of sorts, and some work on converting the ground support tractor to a aircraft deck moto tug. on to the pictures! montages this time around.










NOT   MY    IMAGE                 NOT   MY   IMAGE

the motor tug in the image above is similar to what I will be attempting to convert the ground support tractor into. I will be scratchbuilding nearly as much as I am going to cut away/ discard out of the kit parts. It should at least give the "idea" of a WWII era motor tug. The IMPS kit has a driver that will fit perfectly as well.

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nice job so far.
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Ted, were you able to solve your AB problem in the end?

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Ted, this is amazing work. So much thought and attention to detail.

Your storyline photos are incredible to follow. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that statement really does apply to yours......so much info.....good to see you back in a GB.

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Ted, were you able to solve your AB problem in the end? Wim.


I have both ABs clean right now and will be using them today. I am ordering a gasket set for the Evolution in the meantime. I replaced all the seals in the VEDA not long ago. I will report what happens when I paint today. Seems like I have more problems after AB metallics, although I flush and wash with Lacquer thinner. It can be maddening to get all set up, the AB works fine with some thinner going through, then you start to shoot the first paint......and nothing! Grrrrrr........$#@!^&

Last time I used them the VEDA was flawless and the Evolution worked fine also, but it still had a very fine line of bubbles in the cup while AB!

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Joe and Nigel, thank you very much for the kind comments. As much as I try to trim my WIP threads down, I can't do it. perhaps in the future when I am more skilled and better equipped, I will do videos and post? If they are helpful, entertaining, instructive, interesting, etc., you can thank years and years of teaching as part of my career and personal life.
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Looking outstanding Ted really love those foil seatbelts gonna have ta steal that one lol[sneaky]
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Looking outstanding Ted really love those foil seatbelts gonna have ta steal that one lol[sneaky]


you are most welcome Neil, I stole the idea [learned it] from somewhere else [wink]. Seems that a while back the "standard" for scratchbuilt seat belts was the foil from wine bottles. Great thing is that it has its own "character" according to how you burnish the foil. when you bend, fold, twist, it stays put, or you can straighten it back out, re-burnish the belt, and start over. I now collect any of this thin thin foil I run across. some modelers use aluminum foil, and it does come in all kinds of thicknesses.Problem? you gotta buy the whole roll or steal the wife's foil. LOL.

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UNIT 7 today was a busy little workbench. I did not do any AB work since my GF is still sick and I could have been called away and not be able to return to clean up an AB.
here is the damage today:
1. finished painting engine
2. cut panel from cowling for diorama purposes
3. applied Vallego "smoke" to bottom of flat trailer for diorama
4.chopped, cut,sanded, and scratchbuilt parts for the "Tractor to moto tug" project

I think the pictures tell the story?























I had hoped to cut the parts to convert the ground support tractor to a "moto tug" before assembly, but would not work that way. I assembled basic parts and then planned cuts:















NOT MY PICTURE   NOT MY PICTURE   NOT MY PICTURE
The image below was my inspiration for the conversion. its obvious that I did not re-build the fenders, etc. but i am satisfied with what I have produced so far.



Not shown are several scratchbuilt parts on the interior of my conversion. A dash with instrument dials, a clutch, a hand brake[backwards--oops], and a gearshift from piano wire with a CA glue knob handle--however, it was too short and I removed it. I intend to load several items in the cargo section. Welding tanks? Fire extinguisher? chain? and ??? the wheels are not glued on so after the final driver controls are in, its paint time. the cargo will be panted separately and left loose--in case I want to reposition those items later. The new gearshift, push plate, lights, gas cap, tow hooks, and cargo items are the rest of the build for this "mini-kit"...

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Nice going Ted! Looks brilliant! You are absolutely correct wanting to show off the engine because it is a show piece. Nice creative work on the tractor. Looking forward to see how it turns out.

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This is great scratch building, you must have an incredible amount of stuff in your bits-box.

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Wim and Nigel,

thank you for the nice comments. I do have quite a bit of bits and bobs.For the moto tub, everything is made from wire and styrene so far. I have left over PE and other extra parts that are in kits now. For example, the Corsair kit had 3 IP's and other cockpit pieces that are connected with different versions of that aircraft. what's the other name for spare parts? greebies...?

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Wim and Nigel,

thank you for the nice comments. I do have quite a bit of bits and bobs.For the moto tub, everything is made from wire and styrene so far. I have left over PE and other extra parts that are in kits now. For example, the Corsair kit had 3 IP's and other cockpit pieces that are connected with different versions of that aircraft. what's the other name for spare parts? greebies...?


greebies it is. [wink]
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