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nigel56

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I remember I had the same problem when Blake's 7 was on TV. [thumb]
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Decided to get started on one of the instrument panels. Of course I would find one more piece of PE that was supposed to be painted gray that goes on the instrument panel I started with. So I didn't completely assemble it. Got the main assemblies together so there are just a few bigger pieces that have to be glued on once I paint the last piece of PE. Working on this PE is starting to make me wish I was working on a 1/32 scale plane like pete. This PE is so tiny.

Was starting to get frustrated with how tiny it was, so I'm probably going to call it enough for tonight. Can't wait to finish the cockpit, but if I rush things I just know I'm going to screw up some of the PE. Gotten close a few times as it is.

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Best thing to do Kenny. Walk away from it for a while; go back to it when you are in the right frame of mood.

The end result will be worth it in the end.
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That's the plan. Was just looking at the pictures some more, and I find it funny that even though I used the exact color that the instructions called for, the PE still doesnt match. The gray is lighter on the PE than it is on the styrene pieces. Oh well. Guess it helps to give it a little more depth.

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A tip for future builds.

Take a piece of plasticard and do a swab of every grey paint you have and label what they are. Then you can place the PE next to each in turn to find which one is the nearest.

If you don't get a match then take the closest one that's slightly darker and add small amounts of white until you get the required colour. I have found it easier to lighten a colour than it is to darken.
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Thanks for the suggestion Nigel. I'll have to make sure I do that next time. After walking away for 15 minutes I decided to go ahead and brush paint the piece of PE I had missed and glue everything together. No glue was going to be on the panted surface so I didn't have to give it too much time to cure. It's all assembled now, and with the flash from my phone it made the grays look a little closer. Still off, but close enough that I'll probably not be able to tell through the canopy.

And with that I'll really be done for the night. Will start on the second instrument panel tomorrow. Ends up that one is entirely made out of PE instead of PE on styrene like this one.

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Looking good.

Good luck with second panel.
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Thanks nigel. It's amazing how much time and effort goes into such a small piece, but it looks really good after all that work.

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" the harder the battle the sweeter the victory" or something like that. your perseverance will pay off. looking good.
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Looks good Kenny. I am going with a slightly lighter grey in my Da Nang cockpit as pictures I have looked at seem to show a lighter grey than the Mr Color paint Eduard recommend. Hopefully it will match the PE but I will borrow (steal!) Kenny's idea for testing - thanks Kenny.
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OmG nigel Blakes 7 , Gans dead, servilan never touched him he got crushed under the liberators door lol, Orac should have seen that coming
Nice work Kenny
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Great work on that etch cockpit kenny, will definately use your method on my DaNang build re matching the paint.
Good luck with the rest will watch with interest
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Thanks guys. So much time is going into this cockpit, but it is turning out rather well. Also the tip for matching the paint to the PE came from nigel. It's a great tip and wanted credit to go to where it was due. Got a little more done tonight. Didn't get home from work till late so didn't get as much done as I had hoped. Lost 2 tiny pieces while putting the second instrument panel together, but with the cockpit closed it shouldn't matter.

After giving the glue some time to dry I decided to give it a dry fit. Didn't glue any of it together, because I wanted to wait till I was a little more awake to glue everything in. Finally getting to the point where I can appreciate all the work I've put into it. Still have the PE to assemble for the sides of the rear seat though.

Directions show to move on after all this is assembled without working on the seats. Think I'll work on those once this is done though, so that I will be completely done with the cockpit. Figure it would be best to get it all out of the way while my motivation is still relatively high, instead of later on when I just want to be done. lol

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Cockpit looks very nice Kenny, tons of detail going on in there ! Cockpit colour looks great too mate

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Lovely, lovely work on that front office Kenny!! It would be hard for me to loose all that beautiful work with a closed canopy lol Great job so far ...keep the pics coming
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