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11-12-2018 01:24 PM  28 days agoPost 41
Keygrigger

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It's really nice to have something that big to work on which allows you to use regular eyesight to make the parts. Also, a shop that can house it is cool, too. Nice job.

Don

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11-12-2018 04:24 PM  28 days agoPost 42
jbewley

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Amazing!!!! BTW, those doors were for loading ammo for the nose turret only. No storage I don't think. They could also be used for napping, between missions.

Jim

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11-14-2018 06:21 PM  26 days agoPost 43
TailKiller

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Hey Steve. WOW, this is the first time I saw this build, incredible. Will be watching from here on. Great Talent man.

,Dennis
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11-20-2018 12:18 AM  21 days agoPost 44
torque

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Steve,
After painting are you going to weather the aircraft. I think weathering
looks so good. either way you have a winner.

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11-20-2018 01:17 AM  21 days agoPost 45
ssmith512

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torque
Steve,
After painting are you going to weather the aircraft. I think weathering
looks so good.
Yes, that is part of the master plan. However I have no experience with "weathering", so it will be a bunch of testing off the model and if I cant get it figured out, then it wont be weathered. Have been doing much reading and watching "how to" vids on weathering plastic models and am hoping those techniques can be transferred to a big model like this. That is a long way off though.

Steve

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11-22-2018 01:33 AM  19 days agoPost 46
Keygrigger

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In very simple terms, the bigger the model, the easier it is to add subtle weathering and make it look spectacular. Sometimes just a dirty rag can supply a majority of the aging to a model and a soft satin or dull clear coat will keep it from being rubbed off. I love to use well dirtied paint thinner and a Kleenex or a wide soft brush. I don't own any airbrushes yet and my own feeling is that the look they give is too phoney with maybe the exception of exhaust dirt. Streaks are good and have a good look at some of the grease and oil stains you see on any given warbird. They're not there for their looks. They've got work to do, not look like they just came out of the paint booth. Have fun.

Don

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12-01-2018 07:21 PM  9 days agoPost 47
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Small update time. Admittedly my motivation is a bit on the low side, mainly due to the Holidays and being busy with family, friends, shopping, Christmas lights, etc. this time of year.

Anyway, made the rear exhaust "housing" removable to provide access for mechanics and other stuff inside the fuse. Added some wood blocks to capture the screws...

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The "receiver" on the fuse side...

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Retaining screw (it is a wood screw) on the underside...

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In place. Cant see the retaining screw on the underside. So technically I cant say there are no exposed fasteners, but you cant really notice them. Gap between fuse and housing is pretty good and will be easy to clean up before paint...

Then worked on the body seam at the engine intakes. Bondo and elbow grease. Ready for primer.....




Also worked on one external detail. Some sort of cooling intake on each side in front of the louver.....

Fuse had these molded in, but they dont look right....

So I cut them out and brought Fusion 360 and Prusa3D to the rescue!!! These are loose for now and will be glued in place with additional details after paint.



Last but not least, hysol drying pic for Stan....

Steve

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12-02-2018 11:32 AM  8 days agoPost 48
bwellmaker

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"S-2"

Looking good mang.

B

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12-07-2018 10:08 PM  3 days agoPost 49
doorman

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Hysol Drying!!
Thank you Steve!!!!!
The rest looked pretty good too!!!

Stan

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12-08-2018 01:06 AM  3 days agoPost 50
chinooker

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Excellent Steve!

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