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Riveting is one of those jobs where patience is a virtue.  Some people hate it, but, mostly, I find it rather therapeutic.  
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I will try that therapy one day. I have a junk 1/48 Russian mig29 that I can experiment on. Find line drawing of rivet patterns, draw lines on model with pencil. Use rivet wheel tool as much as possible. Finish with another tool. Lightly sand afterwards. Brush and wash model top remove sanding dust. Does that sequence sound anywhere close? Thanks!
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That's pretty much it, Ted.  Sanding afterwards is something some people do, some people don't.  I've never felt the need myself, so once I've gone over the pencil line with the rivet wheel, that's it for me, but it's down to personal preference.  I'm looking to expand my collection of Rosie's soon, so I have a greater choice.

https://www.hmhobbies.co.uk/search/for/Rosie+the+Riveter/?scroll=1700

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Talking about tools ... I bought the DSPIAE single blade nipper... Ho I love this nipper...very clean cut and small pieces don't fly away when cutting off the sprue. Bob made a review few months ago.

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What a lovely build and I also swear by the single edge cutters
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I may have to invest in a pair of those.
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That's pretty much it, Ted.  Sanding afterwards is something some people do, some people don't.  I've never felt the need myself, so once I've gone over the pencil line with the rivet wheel, that's it for me, but it's down to personal preference.  I'm looking to expand my collection of Rosie's soon, so I have a greater choice.

https://www.hmhobbies.co.uk/search/for/Rosie+the+Riveter/?scroll=1700


Thank you! Nice link, I’ve bookmarked it.

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Not the same but a definite step up from the nippers I was using before..

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You're welcome!
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As usual, our story begins with the cockpit, and in particular the SBS resin upgrade kit.  Using plenty of water, as well as wearing a proper mask, I began separating the parts from their plugs.

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The water kept the dust under control.  This is the instrument panel.  Oddly, the cut face is the face the dials will be attached to.  As it happened, I ended up not using the resin panel, opting instead for the p.e. one.

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The floor had an enormous plug to remove, necessitating cutting in from all four sides to remove it.  Even then there was still a part right in the middle that had to be nibbled off with the snips.

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Here I had a bit of a quandary.  Because I had purchased both an SBS resin kit and an Eduard coloured p.e. set, quite a few parts were duplicated.  On the right is the resin pilot’s seat, a beautifully cast piece, but all the harnesses are cast integral with the seat.  Nice, but not, what’s the term, dimensional?


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The p.e. set, on the other hand, was accurately coloured, and would give a more 3D effect, though it would mean using the kit’s own seat.  In the end I opted for the p.e. set.

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The cockpit side panels and floor, removed from their plugs and cleaned up.

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Stepping aside for a moment, here’s a useful tip for anyone who hasn’t come across them before.  Scalpel blade removers.  Made by Swann & Morten, the same people who make the blades themselves, they do away with the risk of slicing open delicate pinkies when trying to remove a dull blade.  Simply snap the plastic case over the blade and pull the handle away.  The blade will come off cleanly and remain in the plastic case.  I think the idea is that you then dispose of the two together, but if you’re careful, you can pop it open again and re-use it.  I bought a packet of ten way back last year when I got back into modelling, and I’m still using the first one.

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I then place the worn blade in the proper container.  When I eventually fill it, I’ll take it along to my local G.P. surgery for proper disposal.

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Anyway, back to the plot. I thought I’d try a little experiment with shading.  I started by laying on a coat of Vallejo black on all the cockpit components.

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Then, holding the airbrush at an angle of 45*, I sprayed them with the chosen interior colour.  Research showed the nearest colour for Italian fighters is RLM.02, so that’s what I used.  The effect was very pleasing, though it doesn’t show too well in the pictures.  It had the effect of creating natural looking shadows on all the ribbing and raised detail.

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Next, I began on the Eduard p.e. instrument panel.  This was built up in several layers. 

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 For flat sections of p.e. where there’s no weight concerns, I prefer to use Pritt glue.  This gives plenty of time to position and adjust.

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After placing them all together I used some drops of Micro Krystal-clear to give a glassy effect.

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Using various different colours from the Vallejo, Citadel and Tamiya range I picked out all the little details on the cockpit parts.

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Yes, some of the seat harness appears to be a chain!


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All the SBS resin parts fit together in the fuselage halves absolutely beautifully.  Better than any of the Aries sets I’ve used before, in fact.

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The p.e. instrument panel was a bit more fiddley, as there wasn’t much to get hold of, and I kept dropping it before the c.a. glue went off!

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Fuselage halves went together with no problems at all.  Nice to work with a kit that doesn’t have fit issues all along the way.

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And, as usual, most of that work can’t be seen, but hey, I know it’s there!

 


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And we know it too 😊. Excellent work!
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Thank you, Fabian!
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Ho whaouw... the details looks so realistic !!! Absolutely gorgeous !!! And yes I'm also according importance to the inside of the model even if you will never be able to see it.
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Great work! Cool tip about the blade remover. A nice fit is a joy. When you close up detail like that, it’s good to know you have the pictures to see what you did!
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To the wings next, and an interesting little thing.  The MC.205, like it's MC.202 predecessor, has a very odd peculiarity.  The left wing has an 8”/20 cm greater span than the right.  The designers came up with this ingenious idea to counter-act the engine torque, always a problem with powerful single-engined fighters.  It worked, after a fashion, but it did also give way to some vicious stall characteristics.

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The wheel well is very nicely represented, with ribbed structure and tubular bracing.  About the only pic I could find of a Veltro wheel bay shows it in aluminium, so that’s what I went with, followed by some Mig Ammo black pin wash to pick out the details.

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It all went together with no problems., though it’s difficult to get a clear shot.

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The wing halves also presented no problems, and, like the fuselage, needed only the merest skim of Mr Surfacer 1000 on the seams and a swipe of the sanding stick.  Fitting them to the fuselage went, mostly, very well.

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There is a minor step on the trailing edges, but not too much of a problem.

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Here, though, is the first real fit issue I have had.  There’s not only a gap, but quite a step to contend with.

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A bit of a surprise, considering how well the rest has gone together.  Still, shouldn’t take long to fix.


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