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SimonD

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Thanks Simon, it's proving to be a nice kit so far, still early days but you get the feeling. [smile]
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looking good so far 

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Thanks mate, I had an interrupted day yesterday which was a good and bad thing, the bad thing was .. it interrupted me, the good thing was, every time I walked away from it I was planning something new for it.
I was going to paint the engine section up and get that done, but thought, well I have to use Alclads on the "blowmobiles" for weathering, so I'm making them up as well, then I'm thinking about the cockpit, so that may get made up too before I paint anything.

So a bit is happening, but I'll put up some photos when I see there's something constructive to look at. [smile]

It goes together a bit like the big Tamiya Spitfire, the engine section's attached, panels and all, to the fuselage. I think I like this idea.

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Ok, getting into it a little bit more now, the blowmobiles are ready for painting. I roughed them up a little on the assumption they get beat up a bit out in the field. Although very hard to tell as any reference shots are very grainy. So I might just keep it moderate.

Put on the PE around the radiator. Looking pretty good. It'll look a lot better with paint on. The glue I'm using (pictured) dries a bit messier than I'm used to. The glue tips are great but the glue itself gets very cloudy and "rubbery", maybe it needs a bit of time to properly cure. Again, I think paint will tidy it up.

I rolled the radiator core "casing" by using a paintbrush on a sponge stick. Worked nicely.
That's about it for now, supposed to be going out to a beach shack tonight (weather here today is perfect for the beach). So I'm struggling to get properly "in the zone" with this. Maybe tomorrow. [smile]

This looks like some kind of cooler. Eduard didn't have PE for this so the kit PE was used.


Oh yeah, the 2 halves of the radiator. I notice Trumpeter let you line pieces up yourself and don't place locating tabs sometimes. Not used to this but it worked fine. Ironic then here the 2 radiator pieces had locating tabs, but I had to cut them off because it wouldn't line up properly. lol


The radiator ready for the PE treatment. Parts from both frets are required.


This part was sweet. It's a bit blurred but you had to turn those slatty looking things at 90°, they made up the cooling fins of the radiator. Looked pretty cool in the end as you'll see.


The finished result (not so blurry).


How I rolled the PE.


The casing being glued, and the glue and tip.


The back end of the finished radiator.


And the front. Ready to paint.


Thanks for looking.

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Reply with quote  #35 
The PE really brought that to life. Keep up the good work.

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Very nice PE-session! I'm sure that's all easy stuff for you after the Spitfire flaps ;-)
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SimonD

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Thanks Kenny, yeah Fabian, I think all the practice does pay off.
I love this scale too, not anywhere near as fiddly, I see why Pete loves it. [smile]

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The etch does add a fidelity that styrene just can't match, it looks really good mate.
And that's a very clever way of rolling the etch for around the edge, I really struggle trying to get thin parts like that to form so will be pinching that one for sure lol !

I love 1/32 for the detail that you get with some of the kits in this scale, although a lot of the kits I am seeing other members build in smaller scales have as much detail (if not more) than some of the big kits in my stash.

As for 1/32 being less less fiddly, normally I would agree, but I had to abandon mission today due to arthritis playing up in my thumbs, I just couldn't get them to manipulate anything at all, so I spat my dummy out and gave up lol

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Ahh I did notice the "Pete train" was slowing, I feel for ya buddy, my hands are good but my spine? That's another matter altogether. I hope you get some decent pain relief into them they are a bugger when they play up.

The detail is really good in the smaller scales too, just smaller. I'm hoping my painting has improved enough for things like the cockpit etc, so they start looking in scale. I'm putting the cockpit together now, there's a lot of PE to go in so we'll see how it all looks in the end. I am having trouble getting a good session on the bench, I need a sign on my cave door saying "Go away world!!" lol

Edit: My missus has just come home from the Pub (it's 8am here), celebrating a friends birthday. She just threw up and is going to bed. I don't think I'll see her for the rest of the day so I'll get some good hours in today hopefully! (At last! hehe).

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All good, just had a look at the coloured PE and online, dark grey it is.

So it looks like Trumpeter choose the green, Eduard choose the grey. The greys have it.

This post makes no sense at all unless you read Pete's thread as well. Haha!

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Great work with Photoetch, honestly I hate working with PE, but really gives another touch to the model.
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thanks Ed, up to my blimmin' neck in it too. lol
Doing the cockpit now, I'll have some pics when there's something to show.
I'll take back what I said about 1:32 being less fiddly. lol There's just more detail. [smile]

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I'm sure i commented on this last night? Great PE work. Brilliant job on such fine parts.
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Thanks Simon, all good. A bit happening on the boards at the minute. Struggling to keep up myself. lol
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Awesome looking kit Simon and that's one hell of a shopping list should look spectacular
Good luck
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