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RossiM1

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Side project/distraction a good mate gave me this kit a few years back when 1st looked inside the box thought no wonder he gave it away, to say its basic is an understatement the moulding were thick and heavy and the parts needed an axe to get them off the sprue gates loads of misaligned moulding all in all a box of the worst styrene I have ever seen, but surprise of surprises enjoyed doing battle with it, loads of plasticard fillets and Mr Surfacer and Plastic magic filler, three coats of Alclad grey micro primer wet sanded and polished, then 3 liberal coats of Alclad gloss black base, followed by airframe aluminium and
polished aluminium. sealed with Windsor and Newton Gloss uv proof clear.
Just started the decals which true to form are a ruddy challenge needing about a gallon of softener each.













Thanks for looking
Gary

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Nice looking bird! I've never worked with alclad but it's on my to do list...beauty finish..did the props come that way as an i flight kit or did u make them yourself?
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Sneaking them in on the side huh? lol we all do it lol.

Once again, I am reminded of a trick for those types of decals that I need to document so that you all know how to whip them into submission.
If interested let me know. I need to motivation lol.

This build, as you describe it, sounds like it was a bad as my Corsair. So you know I'm sincere when I say, very nicely done sir. Especially with that chrome-like aluminum finish. She's purdy. [smile]
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GREAT! sow's ear to a silk purse! thnaks for sharing. time and patience paid off big dividends.
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Thanks Adam the in flight props are scratch built measured the radius of the plastic props then used a compass cutter and clear acetate from the lid of a six pack of Mr Hobby paints, need to do the fragmented yellow tips I will put the shafts in a mini drill and spin at a low speed and lightly touch the edges with a brush loaded with yellow.
Cheers Mike would love to know the decaling secret please do tell, before I corner the market for the world stocks of Micro sol and set.
Het Ted great to hear from you thanks for the kind words mate, hope all is well with you.
Gary

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Very cool! I gotta try this sometime!
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I'm having second thoughts about it really. In a way it absolutely destroys some brands of decals as I've recently come to know.

It involves using liquid cement in thin layers over time and scares the crud out of you the first time you try it.

It dissolves the carrier film of the decal so they go on like paint, but one impatient swipe and it all goes sideways on you. Its kind of the ultimate test in patience.
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Thanks Adam the in flight props are scratch built measured the radius of the plastic props then used a compass cutter and clear acetate from the lid of a six pack of Mr Hobby paints, need to do the fragmented yellow tips I will put the shafts in a mini drill and spin at a low speed and lightly touch the edges with a brush loaded with yellow.
Cheers Mike would love to know the decaling secret please do tell, before I corner the market for the world stocks of Micro sol and set.
Het Ted great to hear from you thanks for the kind words mate, hope all is well with you.
Gary


great work. I only recently saw some photoetch that mimics a propeller spinning. very interesting.of course, its totally impossible to beat "free" and that is what I would be going for. besides, the clear discs have been the standard forever.

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