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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2008, 10:29:58 am »
This is so much fun to watch coming together.  Thank you for the IP shots: I'm seriously taking notes of everything you're doing here.  The pilot mods are so innovative and evokes the heat of the desert just to see those short sleeves...
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2009, 10:56:41 am »
This is so much fun to watch coming together.  Thank you for the IP shots: I'm seriously taking notes of everything you're doing here.  The pilot mods are so innovative and evokes the heat of the desert just to see those short sleeves...

Cheers JHM - coming from you that's a real compliment!

Make note of this though: when putting in a spacer to support a cockpit, don't push it in too hard or else it'll bow that fuselage half and they won't match up and you'll spend ages filing and sanding them down - ask me how I know this..... :angry: :banghead:

More progress - we have something that looks kinda like an aeroplane:



Since that was taken, I've filled in the wing root gaps with Evergreen and putty, but I've yet to sand it down. The white spots on the side of the rear headrest are where I've filed the corners off: turns out that with it all together, the canopy wouldn't fit over the rear seat headrest...... :banghead:
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2009, 06:31:27 pm »
Great concept and visually so well proportioned.    This is a bag of fun to watch.

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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2009, 01:58:39 pm »
Good looking airplane and cool mods :mellow: :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2009, 05:45:49 pm »
Okay, tailfins on, PSR done (I think) and cockpit masked ready for a first coat.



BTW, the bump that fairs in the back of the canopy (cut from some anonymous drop tank) doesn't follow the canopy line. Initially, I was going to sand it diwn until it did, but then I remembered the radio aerials under the back of the RW mag's canopy, so I decided to leave it and paint it radome-black: it's kind of the equivalent of that black teardrop on the back of A-37Bs.



First paint, on the canopy rails:



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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2009, 05:57:50 pm »
Looking good! Can't wait to see the paint. :thumbsup:
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2009, 11:35:50 am »
Looking good - has inspired me to start considering a Super Macchi (MB.326) to match it.

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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2009, 12:23:03 pm »
BEAUTY :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2009, 02:06:39 pm »


I like the shape and the twin tail gives it special something. Looking forward to seeing this all painted up.
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2009, 06:50:13 pm »
First dust coat of white (Holt's car paint rattle can):



That revealed some rather nasty flats on the fuselage join where I'd sanded it smooth, so much sanding followed:





No actual filler used since I'm hpoing the combination of paint and sanding will take it out. It's up for a second coat tonight.



Canopy sill painted and unmasked:



And re-masked for the bows:



The bows have now been painted and this time I havn't gone over the already painted bits, thus hopefully avoiding the "crossed sellotape" effect I got on the Migina.

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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2009, 08:21:40 pm »
Don't you just hate it when those annoying little flaws don't show themselves till after you start laying down paint!  :banghead:

Lookin' great Weaver (yes I mean the Super magister not you!)  ;D  Lookin' forward to more progress pics as they come.
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2009, 10:01:13 pm »
Just beautiful!  :wub: A very elegant design!
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2009, 01:11:59 am »
Cheers folks!

It's had another coat of white now (no point photographing it again) and some flaws are still there. In particular, there's a flat showing behind the canopy fairing on the RHS. You can actually see it on the pictures below.
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2009, 04:59:31 am »
Well it's as flawless and white as it's going to get for a while: I've started the long-delayed/promised re-organization/tidy-up of the cellar, so I have no where to spray for a while: no I do NOT want dayglow dust floating around the model den, ta.

It's had so many coats of white paint (which is pretty thick, too) that most of the surface detail has gone: wish I hadn't sanded down the "excessive" rivets now........ :rolleyes:

On the upside, I now have mostly suitable decals for it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Super Magister
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2009, 05:17:19 am »
Cool project, looking forwards to seeing it come out of the paintshop.
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