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Offline NARSES2

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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2017, 06:08:08 am »
I'd go with option 2 for fixing the canopy Al
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2017, 09:47:15 pm »
here's the canopy as it stands now with water-thinned Perfect Plastic Putty filling in the gaps...I cemented some small pieces of plastic card to the fus and then cemented the canopy in place over it...the thinned putty went on next....sanding is next in line followed by more putty I think





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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2017, 12:43:14 am »
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2017, 01:19:50 am »
Handley-Page didn't make life easy for anyone with a canopy that shape, did they? I see lots more PSR in your future Allan.
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2017, 03:22:18 pm »
more shots post sanding, first with some black paint to fill up some small holes and then with anointed white glue, which once it has dried I will buff away with a damp cloth



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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2017, 10:02:38 pm »
not being particularly happy with my progress, i decided to bite the bullet and wheeled out the Perfect Plastic Putty, which I applied and then sanded sans water...here's how it turned out
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2017, 03:32:21 am »
A lick of paint and that'll be lovely.
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2017, 07:29:18 am »
A lick of paint and that'll be lovely.
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2017, 07:33:02 pm »
Coming together!  I like the progress on this....  watching things go from step to step...   Looking good! 
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2017, 03:01:30 am »
tailplanes are on now and I'll have to do some masking to cover up the circular holes and the rectangular windows, not to mention the canopy....I'll cut out some masking tape using the tri tool pictured that a pal of mine once bought for me in Japan while he was there doing govt work....I'll paint the green and earth colors first, mask them and then go for black..



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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2017, 05:44:54 pm »
masking done and I used the tri tool and masking tape, but perhaps because my modelling knife isn't razor sharp the circles were a little ragged, but not too much...I just may peel them off and try to use some frosted sticky tape instead cause my knife may cut it better..or else hunt up some fresh blades


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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2017, 06:33:54 am »
New blades are probably your best bet mate
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2017, 04:49:42 pm »
concur, Chris
the Scotch brand frosted tape cut much better and so I have replaced the porthole masking...also painted the read gunner's possie in black and will mask it when applying the upper camo...also added one more coat of the Aussie future called Long Life (milky white, but dries clear) to the canopy...I'll mask off the canopy when applying the camo and then come back to it later and paint the framwork earth a la War Memorial Lancaster..the framework painting looks a little ragged come to think of it and so I'll try to recitfy that later on
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2017, 11:37:32 pm »
first coat of dark earth using a Humbrol matt paint, which is a little thick in the tinlet and I don't like it too much, but that's the paint I've bought...before applying the earth I attached a little grab handle that goes near the emergency exits and used an antenna from a Heinkel Uhu...grab handle when exiting the plane? the engineers thought of everything, didn't they?...and as you can see there are three indentations in the underside of the plane for attaching a towel rack kind of antenna and for that too I might use the antenna that came with the Uhu as it fits perfectly...small spot of filler needed for the nose of the Hali as you can see, but on the whole things are progressing swimmingly
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Re: FW 190 ARII and Halifax
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2017, 01:27:01 am »
Coming along nicely Al.
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