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karstenp

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The cockpit looks incredible.  Looking forward to seeing the build unfold...
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Thanks Perry.

Sorry, no updates until early September. Off to Kupang (West Timor) for 10 days supporting an exercise. I need a mobile bench to keep my hand in [smile]

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Outsatnding work on the cockpit, the mesh is a really nice touch mate

Have a safe journey buddy and see you when you get back

Pete

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Of course I meant to type "outstanding" but unfortunately the years of partying have taken there toll on my cognitive gbgdyndhnydydn !

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Have a safe trip! we will be here when you return!
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Safe Trip
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P-47 "Dottie Mae" GB 1/32 or larger

Revell 1/48 Boeing Stearman on hold

Hobby Boss F-84f (Honoring my Dad) on hold


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Proof of life. For the first weekend in three weeks I've been able to get some bench time in. Honestly this kit has so much going on it is very hard to focus, or maybe it's just me. [crazy]

The main fuselage went together without too much fuss except for the side walls. I ended up putting at least six styrene guides to try and get it to at least align with the fuselage it was meant to join up to:



In the end I could do no more and glued it and pulled out the Tamiya putty. The bulk of the fuselage is done:





If anyone has any neat trick to getting the side walls installed to eliminate the step (in the most awkward places (e.g. at the intakes)) please let me know. 

I'm sorry, but this kit is a dog (mind you it is the first time I've tackled this one). Ejector pin marks throughout the undercarriage doors, poor fitting sub-assemblies, no engine face for the intakes, and the exhaust cans are woeful. Rant off/[mad] Sorry [frown]

Speaking of the burner cans, I was in my LHS on Saturday and they just happened to have the Aires exhaust set for the Has kit. Bit expensive, but I couldn't build this kit with the Has cans. Here's the comparison:




Looking forward to kicking these up a notch. All the subassemblies are done, so just need to finish some odds and sods on the fuselage and I should be painting this thing up in the next week (this is just a sample of the gazillion bits and pieces I've had to prep):


Oh, and I got my hands on some of the Alec scrapers. Nice, but need to get used to them, not as straight forward as the various videos show. But they scrape like there's no tomorrow. Lovely!!! [love]:


Sean out/





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Very nice addition to the kit. Good call getting them :-). Also got one of those scrapers for myself and already became handy. Starting to look like a very nice Hornet!
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Sean,
Glad you carved out some bench time. You must have good mojo to hang on when modeling gets interrupted like that. When you did get to the bench you made great progress--seriously. I have always read that Hasegawa kits are really good to work with. However, those kit cans look like the ones in an F-15 I built that was molded in 1976. It was a really poor fit and the same as you said about the Has. Well, anyway, looks like you stayed with the beast and whipped it. Does it seem like you could use a modeling slave when you just have to clean up parts for hours. Maybe a small trained monkey or other! Kidding of course. Best wishes.

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Finally got everything together. Flaps and leading edge down.  In powered down state. Next step priming and then pre-shading. Then the fun begins (Thank God!!!)







Still figuring out what load out to use. Thinking GBU-12 on port station and GBU-38 on the starboard.

All other odds and sods being worked through and will update when they're suitable for publishing.

Got the Ak Interactive F.A.Q. Book last week. Plenty of techniques in there for pre and post shading, and weathering I might give a shot. 

Cheers!

Sean

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Sean,
Excellent progress! its great to finally get to put some "skin" on a kit.

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Indeed it is Ted. First I've got to check what still needs filling and repairing after the primer. Kind of dreading this bit. I'm sure there is an easier way of putting this thing together than the way I did it. [frown]
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1/35 Meng T-90A
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Indeed it is Ted. First I've got to check what still needs filling and repairing after the primer. Kind of dreading this bit. I'm sure there is an easier way of putting this thing together than the way I did it. [frown]


I keep watching Bob's videos and telling myself that. There has to be an easier way. After struggling with a couple of kits, I am a confirmed believer in simply getting better molded and fitting kits. Its usually a matter of wanting to build a particular model and having the funds to get a particular kit by a certain manufacturer. At first I was not convinced that the quality factor was so important. Now I am. Living and learning over here.living and learning. I think that you are doing an excellent job with a difficult kit.

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I keep watching Bob's videos and telling myself that. There has to be an easier way. After struggling with a couple of kits, I am a confirmed believer in simply getting better molded and fitting kits. Its usually a matter of wanting to build a particular model and having the funds to get a particular kit by a certain manufacturer. At first I was not convinced that the quality factor was so important. Now I am. Living and learning over here.living and learning. I think that you are doing an excellent job with a difficult kit.


Ted, I agree with you and always try to get kits I know are well done, such as Eduard. However, there is always that little voice in the back of my head that says if I was really good, I could make any kit work. Watching Bobby knock out that 20 dollar Revell JU-88 doesn't help either.

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I keep watching Bob's videos and telling myself that. There has to be an easier way. After struggling with a couple of kits, I am a confirmed believer in simply getting better molded and fitting kits. Its usually a matter of wanting to build a particular model and having the funds to get a particular kit by a certain manufacturer. At first I was not convinced that the quality factor was so important. Now I am. Living and learning over here.living and learning. I think that you are doing an excellent job with a difficult kit.


Ted, I agree with you and always try to get kits I know are well done, such as Eduard. However, there is always that little voice in the back of my head that says if I was really good, I could make any kit work. Watching Bobby knock out that 20 dollar Revell JU-88 doesn't help either.


Seth,
you are RIGHT, I feel that way too.LOL. its funny cause I know that I have not been back with the hobby long enough to take on some of the challenges that the less quality kits throw at you. Coming back after at least 43 years or more I had to learn everything again.everything. Of course, back then I had perfect vision and better eye hand coordination. well, one day, one day I will pick up a sows ear and make a silk purse from it!

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 well, one day, one day I will pick up a sows ear and make a silk purse from it!


lol you and me both... one day [smile]

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