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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #525 on: January 03, 2018, 02:26:30 am »
I have to agree, PE instrument panels and belts are the parts i consider worth the work. But even some IPs can be a pain, the F-16's isn't flat, it has a raised area in the middle and last night, trying to glue it in place, it flew off into the unknown after it was in place and i dropped it... Didn't even waste time looking for what is a 3mm wide/tall black cube... :rolleyes:
I used the flat bit with the MFDs, cut out the area where the lost part would go and fit it to the plastic IP. Also glue the side panels and it's looking ok.
I've never used a resin cockpit or wheel bays but i've read about having to do a lot of work to fit them in properly... But if one is going for an open canopy, i think the detail is probably worth it, assuming that the painting is also good, that is.
Those Yahu panels are pre painted, Fred. They look very good indeed.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #526 on: January 03, 2018, 05:27:57 pm »
OK, last night's little bit of work...



Still a couple of bits to go and others will be put on later in the build, right before the canopy is masked and patafixed to the fuselage before painting begins. I've had a couple of details ruined on the F/A-16W's pit because i still had a lot to do on the fuselage after i glued them on so, i snapped them off, while working on the rest of the model without the canopy in place to protect those small bits... lesson learned, will plan builds better to prevent this from happening again.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #527 on: January 04, 2018, 02:07:42 am »
Kickass!! I think PE is glorious. Of course I haven't WORKED with it yet.  ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #528 on: January 04, 2018, 02:21:45 am »
Nice cockpit  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #529 on: January 04, 2018, 02:25:32 am »
I'll have a look Chris.  Are there the pre-painted ones?  Being bone idle they appeal to me.

They are indeed mate. pre-painted and pre-assembled. Simply replace the kit's existing panel. Good price as well, at least here in the U.K.

Here's the link to what Hannant's have in stock. I've just linked to the 1/72 ones. https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=362606&code=&product_type_id=&scale_id=956&keyword_search=&setPerPage=25&currency_id=

If you wanted any, and can't source in Aus',  I could get them in my next order and post them on to you thus avoiding the minimum spend ?

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #530 on: January 04, 2018, 03:01:31 am »
Thanks, guys. This set does improve that cockpit quite a bit.
It would probably look better if i hadn't lost that middle raised bit, it was also represented and pre painted. Anyway, will work on the rest of the bits today, i think it's great stuff to add, can be hard to do right but i think it's worth it... And i actually think it's fun... :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #531 on: January 04, 2018, 04:36:53 am »
I've gone a bit off PE panels since trying to do the one on a Sword T2.

Just the front panel had no less than SEVENTEEN parts!  :o :banghead:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #532 on: January 04, 2018, 06:11:16 am »
I've gone a bit off PE panels since trying to do the one on a Sword T2.

Just the front panel had no less than SEVENTEEN parts!  :o :banghead:

Wow... that's a lot for just one panel... i'm sure it would've put me off, too... But not all are that complicated and there's always the option of using only the most important parts.
I like the extra detail, even in places where it can hardly be seen... it is satisfying to know i've done it, especially if i'm happy with the result so it doesn't matter that others don't get to see it. :rolleyes:
I also like the detail in resin parts, already used a few and those are also good options, even if they require extra work. I'd like to try some resin cockpits and landing gear bays in the future, but i'll have to up my game with the paint brush for a good result... ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #533 on: January 05, 2018, 01:49:09 am »
I'll have a look Chris.  Are there the pre-painted ones?  Being bone idle they appeal to me.

They are indeed mate. pre-painted and pre-assembled. Simply replace the kit's existing panel. Good price as well, at least here in the U.K.

Here's the link to what Hannant's have in stock. I've just linked to the 1/72 ones. https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=362606&code=&product_type_id=&scale_id=956&keyword_search=&setPerPage=25&currency_id=

If you wanted any, and can't source in Aus',  I could get them in my next order and post them on to you thus avoiding the minimum spend ?

Chris

Thanks Chris.  My favourite local on line hobby shop lists them.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #534 on: January 05, 2018, 06:09:36 am »
I've gone a bit off PE panels since trying to do the one on a Sword T2.

Just the front panel had no less than SEVENTEEN parts!  :o :banghead:

That's the beauty of YAHU Kit, one piece  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #535 on: January 05, 2018, 06:10:10 am »


Thanks Chris.  My favourite local on line hobby shop lists them.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #536 on: January 06, 2018, 12:38:48 pm »
Ok, cockpit tub of the F-16E has been finished, glued on the upper fuselage, painted the top side and IP cover with XF-69 nato black. Also cut off the wingtip rails of the F-2A's wings cause they're getting LAU-129 launchers from an Hasegawa set. The nozzle has been stolen off the second Italeri kit and one of the Hase nozzles has been cut to the right size to fit the diameter of the F-35's nozzle, just like i did on the F/A-16W.





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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #537 on: January 14, 2018, 05:54:34 am »
Well, back at it, after a couple of weeks of being more focused on the band's rehearsals for a gig we had last night, which was one hell of a party. :drink:
My brother is now back on the drums, he'd been in the band before but had to take a few years off to take care of his family but now, things have settled down, my two beautiful nieces are older and there's enough time for these things.
New songs are coming up and things are looking up for the band again.

Modelling related news, F-22 had the the last panel lines rescribed and i just have to choose if it'll be an F-22 or F/A-22 with the EOTS on the underside of the nose...
The F-16's landing gear bits, gear bays, intake and nozzle were sprayed yesterday with XF-2 so, today i'm having a chill afternoon at home and some more work will be done on it.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #538 on: January 14, 2018, 07:45:46 am »
WB!!!! 

Time to get down to some serious business, eh?  ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #539 on: January 14, 2018, 07:48:57 am »
Yup, all that real life stuff is just pointless, now it's all taken care of, i can do something productive...  :mellow: ;D
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