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General Modeling topics / Re: It helps to have a mate who.....
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 05:36:31 pm »
It's been all wheels and things the last few evenings.

I trimmed the front mudguard mouldings to size, and that was quite a fiddly job as the styrene is quite thin where it's been drawn down the sides of the moulding, but they both came out nicely. I PSP'd the photos of the RW car down to 1:24 scale to use as master drawings, which worked quite well, I'm pleased to say.  :thumbsup:

I've got to add some beading on the outside edges of them yet, but the major work on them is done. That's not counting attaching them to the hubs of course, which I'm NOT looking forward to!  :banghead:

Then I switched to the wheels, and that was mainly gluing the resin inserts in place. The front wheels weren't too difficult as the inserts were slightly smaller than the inner dia. of the tapered rims, and it was a case of dropping them in place, adjusting them so they were aligned and applying the super glue from the rear.

The rear wheels needed a lot more work as the wheel rims were larger than the inserts altogether, so I had to 'extend' the dia. of the inserts with some 10 thou styrene. Amazingly it worked OK on both of them, and the overall results are below.

I've got to paint the wheels yet, and then glue in the hub extensions before I can glue them onto the model.

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Upcoming events / Re: Stoke on Trent Show 2019 NOW WITH PICTURES
« Last post by Weaver on Today at 05:23:46 pm »
That has to be the smallest Whiff SIG stand I've ever seen!  :o

A nice varied display though, all the same.  :thumbsup:

It was the same deal for everyone: the venue's not ideal because it's a mixture of oddly-shaped small-to-medium sized rooms and corridors, so stands were either small and square (like ours), or long and thin in corridors. I think I'm right in saying that this is a temporary venue while they sort out a new home for the show.
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Swap Shop / 1/700 RN Aircraft by Fujimi
« Last post by Army of One on Today at 04:10:06 pm »
Don't laugh.....but does anyone have a set for sale....happy to buy or swop for anything you want that I have...only really after the Sea Furies and Seafires if anyone has any spare....many thanks....H
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Aircraft / Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:07:24 pm »
I'm sure they could align the guns so they'd moss the canard, after all they could aim them so they all converged at 200 yards or so, didn't they?

It might get a bit smoky after a few ops though.  ;D
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Swap Shop / Re: 1:72 Lanc canopy wanted
« Last post by Gondor on Today at 03:15:52 pm »
I should have an old Airfix one available if that will do?

Gondor
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Kapitänleutnant Gunther Plüschow
Oberflugmeister Karl Meyer
Vizeflugmeister Karl Scharon

Suggestions for the name of the Carrier
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Swap Shop / 1:72 Lanc canopy wanted
« Last post by steelpillow on Today at 02:07:46 pm »
Anybody got a 1:72 scale Avro Lancaster cockpit canopy in the spares box?

The front part happens to fit a whiff I am working on but I cracked the plastic through over-enthusiastic sawing :banghead: so I am on the lookout for a replacement.

Happy to offer swap, especially decal sheets, or beer money in return.
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Last post by scooter on Today at 02:05:43 pm »
Not mine, didn't do it; I was looking for a painting suggestion for a friend of mine:


HMS QE...dazzled.
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Now worked on the forward part of the hangar:



As the bow of the ship slightly goes up, the lower part of this hangar must go up a bit as well. Took several attempts to get this right.

As a FDM printer cannot print overlapping parts, structures like the platform at the side of the hangar need some support below it. The slicer program adds this support automatically.

After 2,5 hours of printing, the result was this (with support):



After removing the support - sometimes it can simply broken away, sometimes you need more force to remove it and sometimes you break everything...



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