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nice work! those engine look great.
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Thats some great progress. Love every bit of it 😉
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Thanks guys, much appreciated!
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I was getting to a good psychological stage at the weekend, attaching the wings to the fuselage.  And I had big plans to get that all done last night.  But yesterday at work, while moving a wooden pallet, I managed to dig a splinter into the joint of my thumb.  Little so-and-so refused to come out, so I decided to leave it alone till I got home.  after all, I have scalpels, tweezers, optivizors and all the right stuff to get it out myself, right?

So, I spent the night in the A&E department of my local hospital while a pretty nurse put right what I failed to do!  [frown]  Oh, the shame!  Just a stupid little splinter, but it messed up my whole plans for the evening!

Oh well, maybe I'll get it done tonight...

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Glad you didn’t lose the thumb! Life gets in the way of modeling! Bummer
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Right, time for a proper update.  After the engines I looked at the next major assembly, the wings.  Again, following the usual short-run kit format, there’s no locating pins, but that didn’t really present so much of a problem as much as some misalignment of the parts design.  A dry fit showed that, with the trailing edge accurately lined up, the leading edge at the wing root displayed a nasty overhang.

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Only about a half a mm, but something that would leave a lot of filler and sanding needed.  So I clamped the trailing edge and glued it with TET, and left it overnight to set good and firm.

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Next day I placed some thick and strong elastic bands around the wing root to pull them up square and flush, then trickled in some c.a. and again left it a good couple of hours to set.  I accepted the possibility of perhaps gluing the band to the wing, but reasoned it would be far easier to sand off a bit of rubber than trying to fix the overhang.  As it happened, it worked out perfectly.

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There was, however, some nasty gaps on the nacelle joints.

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I carefully opened the gaps up, filed them flat and square and filled them with a sniblet of plastic card.

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A few passes with a sanding stick and a skim of Mr Surfacer and it was looking more presentable.

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Next the engine cowlings, and these were really horrible.  Again no location aids, but they were also not straight, square or true.

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After several dry fits I attempted to glue them in a manner that would leave the least amount of work, but even so, you can see the front and rear faces are as crooked as a hillbilly’s teeth!

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They’re also supposed to be circular, not Rugby-ball shaped.

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This is supposed to mate to the nacelle on the wing.  With a doke like that in the mating face there would be no chance.

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And to cap it off, after gluing the cowling halves together I realised I had forgotten to place the engines and their bulkheads in first.  But it would have made no difference, as the bulkheads were way to big to have allowed the halves to close properly anyway.

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A lot of careful nibbling and dry fitting with the snips later I managed to get the engines in to a good approximation of where they should be.

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So now the fuselage and wings have been filled and smoothed, and all panel lines re-scribed, I decided that now was the time to bring them together.

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Now, you would think that, having a kit supplied locating spar, the wings would be easy to locate positively and accurately. 

No.  You have an infinite number of permutations on where they go!

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The home-made spar I knocked up for my previous build was better than this!

In addition, the spar was too broad at the ends, and wouldn’t allow for the wings to slide on far enough to butt up firmly to the fuselage.

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It took a bit of filing to taper the spar enough to get the wings to go on all the way.

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It was at this point I had my little altercation with the wooden pallet at work, the one that ended up with an evening in the hospital. (Curse you, little wooden splinter!)  And it was also while sitting in the waiting room I decided against fitting the wings at this stage after all, but rather I would fit the cowlings to the wings first.  And that’s what I’ve been working on this week, but I’ll leave that to the next update, to save this one from running on too long.

 
 
 

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That is an excellent WIP update and you covered the problems/solutions very well. It’s like a primer on “how to” overcome kit deficiency.
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Thanks, Ted, that's what we're all here for, after all, to share our problems and solutions.
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You are doing some very good work, keep it up and you'll have a good model to be proud of.

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Thanks, Ted, that's what we're all here for, after all, to share our problems and solutions.


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Been busy this last week, sorting out dad’s belongings, getting estate agents involved, selling things, eBay listings and… well, it’s all been a bit of a handful, as I’m sure anyone else who’s been through this will understand.  However, when time allows, modelling, as does life, goes on!

As mentioned in the previous post, I elected to fit the engine cowlings to the nacelles before attaching the wings.  Firstly, I surface-trued the mating surfaces of both the cowling and nacelle with a large, broad Flory sanding stick, to get the best chance of a gap-free fit, then used extra-thin to attach them.

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Leaving them to dry, I turned to the tail assembly, and a rather strange bit of burring.  It doesn’t really show in the pic, but a couple of the recessed panel lines actually had a bit of raised burring on them, something I have not come across before on any other kits.

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So I carefully sanded the burr flush, then re-scribed the panel lines, using Dymo tape as a guide.

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A few small raised EJP’s needed to be removed before the horizontal stabilisers would sit flat with each other, then the usual tet was applied.

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As with the wings, there was some misalignment, due to poor part casting, but where the wings were minimal, this was horrendous!

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A lot of sanding was required to neaten the trailing edge to a half-decent standard.

The fin and rudder sections were rather flashy, too, requiring further fettling.  I’m not sure of the purpose of the elongated recessed scoop on the mating surface, but it did nothing to help with the fitting!

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I seem to have misplaced a couple of pics here, or maybe I didn’t take them, but next came the outer tips of the horizontal stabiliser’s attachment to the fin and rudders.

Leaving the tail for the time being I returned to the wings, and, as feared, there were still some minor gaps around the cowlings.  A smidge of Vallejo plastic putty took care of them.

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A mix of plastic, resin and p.e. parts constituted the ingredients for the oil cooler scoops.

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The kit’s plastic air intakes were bland, with no opening.  Given their use of resin for the oil coolers I’m amazed Valom didn’t use resin here, too.  Not liking the look of a flat face, I opened them out with a micro-burr and drill.

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Big job next, attaching the wings.  I did a lot of dry runs, trying to find the proper angles and the best lines, given the total lack of any accurate fitting guides.  In the end I used good old Humbol liquid cement on the inner surface of the spars, and tet and c.a. on the mating faces.  One wing at a time, leaving for several hours between, and propped up as shown, they came out pretty close.

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Back to the tail, and the fin/rudder/tip assemblies were brought together with the horizontal stabilisers.

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Unfortunately, there were some thin, wedge-shaped gaps on all the joins.

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These were taken care of with some sniblets of plastic card.

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Some filling and sanding later it’s still not perfect, as they’re tricky to get into, but at least they’re a lot less noticeable.

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After being left a couple of days to fully cure, guess what?  Yup, more gappage!

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And just for added kicks and grins, after thinking the fuselage was all done, a ghost seam reared its ugly head.

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More filling and sanding, using Revell Plasto Putty on the wing root and Mr Surfacer 1200 on the body, took care of both problems.  While the fillers were going off I made a start on the canopy masking.  First time with a Montex set, I’m not sure I like them.  They don’t seem to stick as well as other makes that use the yellow Tamiya-style tape, especially on curved surfaces, as you can see on the turret.  Still, it’s quicker than doing it all freehand.

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With the tail unit attached, she’s now looking like an Albemarle!

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Bit of filling and sanding needed on the join, and that’ll be done.

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Once all the clear parts are masked and fitted it’ll be on to paint!


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WHAOUW... you worked so hard !!!. Very well done... thank you so much for sharing.
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Thanks, Alain!
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You seriously just talk about all the gaps and mis fittings as if they are normal. That’s great! Encounter a problem, knock it down and move on. Inspiring sir!
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You're too kind, Ted!  Thank you!
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