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nigel56

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Ted

Have been watching this with intrest. A retro build...love it. I'm just amazed at how much you have put into this.

There is life in those old kits still. Your presentation is amazing, pointing out everything. The references, photos, options are really top notch.
Great to see you back...and back with another stunner.

Way-to-go Unit 7....[wink]
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Oh yes I am very familiar with that process lol.

How did your yoke not work out? I think using a bit a paper clip for the control arm set into a drilled hole and then attach a yoke made of card stock with a drop of CA would've been enough to get the shape right.

How did you approach the idea? All is not lost yet my friend.
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Yeah a Ted Special love the scratch work on the cockpit and those intakes mate this is gonna be a real Cinderella transformation mate.
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Nigel, Mike, Gary---thanks for the kind comments and interest.

For the yoke I had some scale wire. heated the end of the wire and stabbed it into a small bit of sprue to glue to the floor of the fuselage to the right of the pilot. that part was straight and then I bent it 90deg to head towards the pilots left. I had a tiny piece of sanded styrene that the "post went into" I had drilled 2 very small holes in the styrene. The post went into one hole and I applied CA glue and kicker to hold everything solid. I used a forming tool and needle pliers to bend a small second piece of wire into the needed "U" shape. I carefully threaded the "U" into the other hole--after i dropped it X3! When I had the "steering wheel" in place I applied more CA and kicker. It seemed to look ok at first but when I painted it Flat Black it looked huge. Still almost in scale with the pilot though. Might have been OK through the canopy?? I am including a photo of the real steering yoke as well as a sketchy sketch of my creation gone bye bye. I will probably try again?


NOT MY PHOTO     NOT MY PHOTO

note that the post is on the pilots right and then an armature goes to the left, with the yoke mounted directly in front of the pilot. It IS A BULKY mechanism but i could not accept what I had scratched out.



when it was painted, it looked like an angry bug or a very strange fishing lure! LOL

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Reply with quote  #35 
You've got the right idea. You just need a lot less CA I guess lol. If your diagram is anywhere near accurate to the amount you used lol.



I think you will understand this one. Since you already have the same idea. Just some styrene cut into the approximate shapes and then glued together. Just keep it simple Ted.  [smile]
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What a job u got urself! Looks like amaxing work! I don't know if I would have the patience to tackle a kit like this so hats off! Can't wait to see the final product
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Mike and Adam--thanks guys!

Adam--Yes, I seem to get myself into projects with old old kits. it must be a mental deficiency! LOL. I will see it through to the end--hopefully it will make the grade.

Mike, Much simpler task you have illustrated there. I still have the canopy open so........its possible I will take another swing at a tiny yoke for my man the pilot. thanks for posting that!

At UNIT 7 today I arrived late but made some good progress. I masked the missile tips and AB them flat red. I could have and should have just dipped them in red paint, but I thought at 1/72, the AB would make them appear more "scale". next time I will dip. tape on and tape off those tiny missiles was a hair jerker.

I also washed  the cockpit X2 and dry brushed it. it did not really gain any ground until I used a prisma color silver pencil. that was really all I needed.

sanded and polished the canopy, dipped it in PLEDGE and put it under a jar lid to dry. it looks much better. Finally, I AB some flat black on the exhaust parts and them over-coated them with flat steel.
I will followup with some rusty pigment application.

I also trimmed, sanded, and AB the propellers flat black. My P-38 will be "in flight" so I don't know if I will used them or go with two round clear acetate discs to emulate the propellers turning???

Pictures? sure...........

























And saving a GREAT surprise for the end.............IN the mail today were the Drop tanks for the P-38. I received them WAY ahead of schedule. they were already assembled but looked very nice. no glue marks. 4 of them for $3.80 US and that included postage. To order 2 new resin tanks, it would have cost me $15.00+ US. YAY me!!!





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Nice days work there Ted. [smile]

You're back on track for sure. [biggrin]
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Nice days work there Ted. [smile]

You're back on track for sure. [biggrin]


thanks Mike,
I actually did a bit of AB on Satan today---forgot to post the image. heading over there now.

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Amazing work Ted on the cockpit, canopy, weapons, etc.  Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Looking great Ted. Love all the progress shots. Giving this ole bird a new life. Top job. [smile]
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Ian, Simon--thanks for the positive comments. I have not forgotten that you offered me a vacuformed canopy free Ian--thing is, I am counting on the "out of Scale" kit canopy to hide some of my work! LOL.

At UNIT 7 today:

The canopy looked beautiful with the PLEDGE on it. I went forward with laying down the "frame" with tape and then coating the "glass" with Microscales Masking Fluid. The first coat looked fine, but after drying it had "shrunk" a bit? strange? maybe the pledge? anyway, a second coat was applied. Left it to dry and when I go back I will carefully follow the window sections with a fresh x-acto blade, then carefully remove the tape. Hope this "reverse" technique works. Who did I steal this idea from? Ian?

EDIT: the idea for the canopy masking in "reverse" was Ian's but he actually used the next second logical step by putting in the tape on the glass + the masking fluid. I am tempting fate to crush me with my rush job.

I dipped the tips of the missiles in thin red paint to make them more uniform. I had taped and AB them but.........they still needed help.

I also taped off the propeller tips and AB them Yellow. Bob recommends laying down a lighter color over the BLACK to make it easier for yellow and other light colors to cover easily. I ignored the advice---it only took about 7 misty layers of Yellow to cover that black---imagine that!!?!

last detail today was to finish the initial colors on the superchargers [I previously identified these as part of the exhaust--OOPS].
I had painted them flat steel yesterday and now I used some pigments + Pledge to create some variations in the metal. a sort of "flattening of the STEEL even more + some rust. I got the ideas for the colors from walk around images online. After applying each pigment color I took a Q-tip and rubbed the color down a bit to soften the effect. Last treatment was to make a wash with black pastels + more PLEDGE. same followup with the q-tip. when everything looked balanced. I carefully used a toothpick to dab some flat black into the exhaust port. I actually PLEDGED the superchargers just to make sure the pigments stayed put.



yes, the frames I taped on are NOT exactly spot on per the standard P-38 canopy. I cheat? As a result, I will need to make some adjustments on the lower frame especially--AFTER I have removed the tape strips. EDIT: what a train wreck I have managed for myself. I could start over on the canopy? uhhhhhhh...................thinking.











Thats all for today at UNIT 7. I think this weekend may be a "honey do" weekend. most of you guys know what I mean. time to re-stock the brownie points. I will hopefully get back to UNIT 7 on Monday 6/8/15  ???

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Excellent work Ted and who says "Lightning doesn't strike twice".  Take care at the weekend thats how I put my shoulder out. 
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Haha, at least that's possible the most pleasant way to get hurt, lol.
Again top notch WIP, very interesting and great work. Love it!

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TedUSA

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Ian, Fabian.
thanks for the comments guys.
this past weekend was a tough one. Yard mowing, weed eating, blower, planting plants [digging holes], spreading bags and bags of mulch into landscape areas, working on our deck, spraying for pests, spraying weeds, pulling weeds................omg I was "wasted". still feeling it today but managed a bit of work at UNIT 7.

The question left over from the last session? the canopy. I tried a short cut and of course it backfired. the pictures tell the story. bits of work on other components. the best? I got the DECALS I ordered in the post today--they are very ice. looks like great quality. choice of two markings. Includes a load of stencils for virtually every area of the P-38. YAY!



















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