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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 06:09:33 am »

Well this is a wholly logical development, considering the Magister began as an outgrowth of a glider. :wacko:


Well done, I was expecting others to twig that I'd taken the Magister back to its roots.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 06:50:38 am »
I really like the bicycle landing gear, even though the engine fairings look odd. But there were, IIRC, RW plans to mount small turboprops on top of the wings (on pylons!) for a CAS version and cover the former jet engine bays in a similar fashion.

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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2019, 10:12:41 am »
The fairings look a bit better now that it's been primered , but that's also uncovered a multitude of bits that need more PSR.  :banghead:

Situation normal in this game, eh?
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 02:36:11 pm »
We're getting there, after  second phase of PSR and a second primer coat.

It looks OK to me now, so I'll pause till I get home on Monday and then put a first colour coat on it. I'm thinking of an NMF and green scheme with some suitable IAC decals from the kit, and others that I'll print up.

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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 04:33:17 pm »
Wow, that looks great! The wing lengthening looks perfect  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2019, 02:51:42 pm »
I've got the underside and topside colours on now, but I'll save the pics till I've added the contrast areas as well, possibly on Sunday.
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2019, 03:39:49 am »
It looks OK to me now
I disagree :angry: : for me the judgement is not "OK acceptable" but "wonderful"! ;D :thumbsup: :wub:
We are sunday and I hope there will be soon coloured pictures. ;)
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 08:05:25 am »
The best laid plans etc....  :banghead:

The masking up of the Maglider took an age and I didn't get to apply paint until y'day, and the second colour needed two coats as well, PLUS a re-masking to do the main cockpit colour! Anyway, the main paint is on now, bar a little trimming, so only the detail painting, the decals and the canopy are left to do, so I should manage it before the deadline.



You see what I mean about the masking, I should have shares in Tamiya!




And here it is in all its glory. Yes, of COURSE it's green, it's Irish!  :o
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2019, 11:42:43 am »
Love the paintjob!
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 11:44:09 am »
good! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 03:59:15 pm »
Looking good, Kit! :thumbsup:


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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2019, 06:17:45 am »
So that's where all the Soviet Cockpit Green went  ;)
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2019, 06:19:43 am »
It's actually a Ford car paint colour, amazingly.
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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2019, 07:04:17 am »
Oh, that's green - but looks very cool and Irish, too.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Maglider - an example of money saving
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2019, 03:28:22 pm »
I've finished off the detail painting and put the decals on this evening, after the obligatory couple of coats of Klear of course.





In case you're wondering, 'Aer Daltai' means 'Air Cadets' in Irish, or that's what Google Translate tells me. As the IAC don't actually have any Air Cadets it's difficult to guess what they'd call them.

Two problems remain, the first being the distinctive nose light that the Magisters carried, like the Red's Gnats did, but the part itself is about 1.0 mm in dia. and it's impossible to hold it to glue it in place. It pinged off three times, but I only found it twice so that's a Plan B job.

The second problem is the canopy. It's got TEN panes in it, and so far I've been masking it for over an hour and I'm not half way through it yet.  :banghead:

But the whole model should be finished by Saturday with luck.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit