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TedUSA

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A little something to boost my motivation along. Don't care for the music but there is a mute button and I can play another audio? I like "The Final Countdown" by Europe. There are also more Mig videos at this link which you can view. the 9+ minute video [Maneuverability] is nice--again, music is not thrilling but.............


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Looking lovely here...

where on the site is this by the way? It looks like a great idea! 
"SO VERY GLAD THAT BOB SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN ONE OF THE STEP BY STEP BUILDS [Trumpeter 1/32 tank build] DETAILING HOW TO USE STYRENE SHEET TO FILL GAPS...THANKS BOB!!!"
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Looking lovely here...

where on the site is this by the way? It looks like a great idea! 
"SO VERY GLAD THAT BOB SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN ONE OF THE STEP BY STEP BUILDS [Trumpeter 1/32 tank build] DETAILING HOW TO USE STYRENE SHEET TO FILL GAPS...THANKS BOB!!!"


Thank you very much for the positive comment. To find Bob's details about using styrene sheet to fill gaps go to: Genessis Models homepage, videos, first step by step build--trumpeter Tank, episode 8. very detailed instructions about correcting poor fitting kit pieces and filling gaps with sheet styrene.

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NOTE: I've made a lot of references to online reviews and build articles re: the 1/48 Academy Mig29A. That information touted the Academy kit as the best kit representing that Mig and Eduard reboxed it as one of their premium kits that included PE and resin and better decals. One thing I often forget is to check the DATE of said material. During the build I have never stopped looking at Mig info and finally discovered the GWH [Great Wall Hobby] 1/48 Mig which upon review is defined as the most current and best Mig29 kit to build. I read a review of the GWH 1/48 Mig29 from 2012. Sorry for any confusion I might have caused.

http://hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/greatwalll4811reviewbg_1.htm

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This is an epic build profile Ted, 10/10. Great to see a build in such detail. Looks amazing so far, all your work and effort is definetly paying off. Cant wait to see the finished article.
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Stunning work, Ted - love your tutors approach. It gives us new bird builders a lot of inspiration
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Gentlemen, thanks for the comments. Having a background in medicine, college teaching and such, I tend to take the long road to reveal what I am doing. Just always take my info with the proverbial "grain of salt". I will show the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of my work. Always hoping that others will see that mistakes and failures are a vital part of success. My information may not always be current, or I may forget a critical step in the great techniques and materials that I have seen here on Genessis Models. Thanks for all the encouragement and I hope to move forward a bit faster from this point. Almost ready to shoot some primer.
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I'm sure there are some more LITTLE differences, but the major difference between 100% IPA and 90% is the amount of water.

IPA is 99.9% pure, and 90% has about 10% water.

So if you compensate that by mixing 10% LESS water the end result should be the same....

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I'm sure there are some more LITTLE differences, but the major difference between 100% IPA and 90% is the amount of water.

IPA is 99.9% pure, and 90% has about 10% water.

So if you compensate that by mixing 10% LESS water the end result should be the same....

Cheers!


thanks for bringing that to my attention. makes total sense to me.

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I felt good about shooting some primer [Vallego Surface Primer Grey]. I had cleaned the model with water/toothbrush/isopropyl alcohol/clean cloth and a new from the package antistatic cloth.The Vallego Primer IS GREAT to use and The model looks pretty good in this picture:



As I was spraying, I began to see trash in the primer!! I stopped and left the front part and belly of the of the fuselage unprimed.
I made a closer picture and placed red tics by the tiny pieces of trash. Now I will have to carefully remove the trash. Bummer.



evident now that I should have put the cleaned model in a fresh plastic bag or NOT even cleaned it until I was ready to prime immediately?

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That is a major pain in the rear Ted, especially with the amazimg sanding qualities of that primer!!
Great looking model Ted, makes me want to build a modern jet, never built one.
Craig.
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That is a major pain in the rear Ted, especially with the amazimg sanding qualities of that primer!! Great looking model Ted, makes me want to build a modern jet, never built one. Craig.


Thanks for the comment Craig. Bob recommends applying a coat of Klear [Pledge, Future, etc] before sanding the Vallego Primer or it is prone to peel. I will do that and then keep the sanding as light as possible to remove the trash. Also spotted a few areas that need some followup with filling.

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Thanks for that, i do remember seeing that now you've said it, must try that as i've a p-38L that i've tried to turn into a p-38J, this involved alot of nose sergery, did it just for practice as i got the kit for very cheep. but got over excited and started spraying the primer befor finishing one wing, i just put it to one side after that, so will try that.
Thanks again.
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Thanks for that, i do remember seeing that now you've said it, must try that as i've a p-38L that i've tried to turn into a p-38J, this involved alot of nose sergery, did it just for practice as i got the kit for very cheep. but got over excited and started spraying the primer befor finishing one wing, i just put it to one side after that, so will try that. Thanks again. Craig


You sound like me in a way. I kept working and working on panel lines, scribing, filling, sanding, and then doing that over and over. Finally I told myself I HAD to shoot some primer. Next time I am going to tell myself to wait about the cleanup till I am immediately ready to shoot the primer. I hope I listen to myself!!?!! lol............

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Finally got the nerve to work on the areas of the Mig that had trash in them when I shot the first of the primer coat [Vallego Surface Primer]. Cleaned everything up and examined it closely under bright light with mag goggles on. I went forward with priming the rest of the Mig. I need to see ALL the areas I have to work on anyway. Looks pretty good in the pic below. I am about 99% happy with the scribing work and general appearance of the surface of the model. Primer revealed that a few scribed areas went off scale because someone got a bit heavy handed....???? I'll have to partially fill those panel lines and see how it goes.



I wish the belly of the bird looked at least equal to the top, but....seems I lost my concentration and totally over sprayed the fuselage between the engine nacelles. Grabbed a cloth, soaked with ISO and rubbed the excess away. Could have sanded it later but then I might have obliterated some of the complex panel lines in that area. Last thing I want is to repeat the panel line re-scribing routine again. The pic below reveals the ugly accident. bummer. Better than some goofs I have pulled.



Letting that primer dry for quite awhile before I correct the over sprayed area and spray more primer, THEN a coat of Pledge [Klear, Future] on in order to correct any problems with sanding and so forth.  No worries however---lots to do while I wait--but not this morning-- 1225 here and time to hit the sack.

NOTE: I have not ordered enough resin and other AM kits to build a supply of foam to pack into landing gear bays, cockpits,ducts, etc. I looked everywhere to find a good supply of the grayish foam which seems pretty optimal for the job. Finally dawned on me to go to the hardware store and check the various insulation kits for seals around doors and air conditioners. Found a great pack of strips of foam--excellent quality and cheap. I was careful NOT to buy the strips that have an adhesive backing on them. that could be a mess?

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