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The etch looks great, especially the seat it looks much more in scale than the kit one You look proper set up for a big RLM 66 spray session there too ! Pete


Yeah it might be a few days off yet though Pete, there's still a lot of PE to do in that cockpit, I'm sure you understand. lol
Yeah I'm experiencing etch overload at the moment lol ! Do you find it a struggle juggling the Kit and etch instructions ? And then having to decipher the Martian Hyroglyphics that Eduard print there manuals in ! Pete


The other thing of course, is the fact you have the pre-painted and post-painted PE, so you can only build so far, then stop, etc etc. Lol The bonus will be the end result. Better than OOB that's for sure. [smile]

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A few more little cockpit sub assemblies. Getting there. Painting soon I think. [smile]

A map/document holder? These Germans think of everything.


Don't know what this is, it still has some coloured PE to go on after painting.


Kit part looks very bland now.


Shaving all the detail off the IP, didn't hurt a bit. [smile]


An example of the "you work it out" Eduard PE instructions. This rather long, rather complex looking piece was referred only in this diagram. I didn't have any problem in the end .. .but ..


The rudder pedals and the piece above.




The irony is none of this will ever get seen probably as it's going to be in-flight, but it's nice to show here in the build threads as a permanent record of what's inside the plane. lol

Thanks for looking.

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PE is looking good there. Gotta love the eduard "instructions". LOL

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Thanks Kenny, and yeah this session I did the see through bombsight thing, and just guessed where everything went pretty much. lol *shrug*

That's it for today. Paint tomorrow. [smile]

Rolling a cylinder with my DIY PE roller, that works too.




The gun gets the treatment too.


Fire extinguishers I think.


Still loads more PE to go on after paint. This is the end of the pre-paint PE for the cockpit at least. There's a bit for the canopy yet, so I'll have to paint it on the fret I reckon. Hanging to paint now.






A quick dry fit to get some perspective. Working well so far I think. [smile]


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Thats some nice neat work with the PE.

Looking very good indeed.

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That's some fantastic looking PE. Bet you cant wait to get some paint on it.

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Thanks fellas, yeah I am hanging out to paint it now.
A big job too, there's a hundred things stuck on the polystyrene ready to go, so it's going to be a long day. lol
But I'm sure I'll cope. [wink]

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You manage to get great results rolling the etch Simon, you make it look easy too ! I have never been able to make it work, do you start with a small diameter tube and work your way up the sizes ? I would love to see a step by step, I have got etched cooling jackets to go on mine but past experiences were stopping me from even attempting them.

This will look stellar once you get some paint on mate !

Really nice precise work

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Oh mate it's a cinch really. And thanks [smile]. I used 2-3mm drill bits eventually and to make the complete cylinder you give it serious curry on probably any sponge stick, she'll come around eventually. lol By curry, I mean you roll it like a little rolling pin, slowly first, once the grain's broken you can pretty much go for it. Lol
(Sorry, not explaining myself too well tonight. Had three bloody edits already. Haha!)

I had a few to do today so I just played around with it a bit. You don't always get the uniform cylinder, but you can achieve it. That first one I did today, the one in the top photo, you can see it's pretty close to closed now? I just gave it a bit more of a walloping and it closed up nicely. Barely had to adjust it. Perfect. [smile]

Yeah I'm just tossing around a few ideas, one in particular the Jumo engine has very distinct, they look like oil tubes? on both sides. It's a bit confusing this engine because it's upside-down. lol Anyway, thinking I'll scratch build them in. don't know how much of anything we're going to see in the end, but it will annoy me if I don't do it and I can see it. [smile]

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I just took a pic of the top of that thing so you can see it's been "machine" rolled. No way I could get it that good manually. It's the breaking the grain first, I remember in High School we used to run sheet metal through some machine to break the grain. Brass is the same, if you don't it would rather kink than a smooth bend.

The "lid" you can just see is sitting just inside the cylinder. And I glued the thing on the bracket slightly off but didn't think anyone would notice ... except Mr Macro of course! lol



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That's a seriously neat result (even under macro) I will have a go at the cooling jackets when I get to that stage, maybe I will anneal the brass over a flame before I try and roll it, it might make it a little more pliable

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Na you won't have to mate, if it's Eduard PE, you'll see when you do it how quick and easy it works. [smile]
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Na you won't have to mate, if it's Eduard PE, you'll see when you do it how quick and easy it works. [smile]


It's from Eduard, the thing is its been in my stash for a long time and It's from back when Eduard nickel plated their etch and I think it makes it a little stiffer than the raw stuff, I could be wrong but when I was using the raw stuff in my Me-262 it felt a bit more pliable to me

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Ah ok, yeah sure give it a try, can't hurt anyway. Maybe that's why Eduard have dropped the Nickel plating? More malleable? Hmmm.
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Ok I think I've worked through the chipping process in my head. I played around with it on the Mozzie and have worked out it's characteristics, I think. I'm using Vallego chipping medium, and if I can pull it off I think it will look ok, but it's going to test me a bit. If it doesn't work? I just paint over it again.

While all that head stuff was going on I managed to paint and assemble most of the engine. Just have a few things to finish up and that will be done.
The Jumo is definitely a very pretty engine. It's very black normally, but I saw a lot of photos of it in shades of grey too. I did add some Alclads black primer to Mr Metal dark iron to try and get it close. I could've added more black. I painted other pieces regular Dark Iron, Iron, Aluminium. I'll have a proper shoot when it's all done. [smile]



Thanks for looking. [smile]

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