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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3780 on: February 28, 2021, 02:55:09 am »
The secret project is undergoing PSR.  It might be a new mould Airfix kit but there are fit issues under the wings.  Possibly my fault but I will blame them as is my wont.  Masking the glazing was a pain given my dislike of masking.

Dragon Rapide has had all the windows masked, some PSR done, a spatectomy performed (I hated doing that but it was neccesary to install floats), and the nacelles attached and awaiting filler.  The centre section of the upper wing forms the cabin roof and will require PSR so I will have to attach it before paint which will make rigging the thing more interesting than doing it my usual way.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3781 on: February 28, 2021, 02:57:51 am »
The secret project is undergoing PSR.  It might be a new mould Airfix kit but there are fit issues under the wings.  Possibly my fault but I will blame them as is my wont.  Masking the glazing was a pain given my dislike of masking.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3782 on: February 28, 2021, 03:07:34 am »
 :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3783 on: February 28, 2021, 04:07:29 am »

 a spatectomy performed (I hated doing that but it was neccesary to install floats),


But that means you still have them to attach to something else.  :thumbsup:

Perhaps in memory of the late Great Brian da Basher?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3784 on: March 01, 2021, 02:36:25 am »
A nice thought but not much survived as they were more a vertical continuation of the nacelle than a separate wheel cowling that could be reused.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3785 on: March 07, 2021, 08:08:17 pm »
Drag Rap in primer.
Dragon Rapide WIP 08-03-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
The wings have a lot of flex so I reckon I can paint it, rig between them with stretchy thread, and then slip in all the (also painted) struts.

Painting of the secret project has begun.  For once i'm following the colour scheme in the destructions.  Green and brown over black.  I shall also be using the kit supplied transfers.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3786 on: March 07, 2021, 11:34:20 pm »
That looks badass.   :mellow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3787 on: March 08, 2021, 01:15:39 am »
Secret Project revealed!
Blenheim Mk I WIP 08-03-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3788 on: March 08, 2021, 05:20:09 am »
A Mk 1 Blenheim?

Why is it a secret though?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3789 on: March 08, 2021, 05:26:31 am »
'Coz he wasn't telling anyone anything about it. :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3790 on: March 08, 2021, 06:23:13 am »
A Mk 1 Blenheim?

Why is it a secret though?

Well it's got a 2 gun turret to start with (I thought it was 4 guns at first, but the shadows confused me) and I presume is going to end up serving in an air force that didn't actually use it. Plus anything's secret until it's revealed, especially if we've ben teased in the meantime  ;)

Did you have any problems with the way the fuselage/wing assembly builds mate ? Caused me some
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3791 on: March 08, 2021, 11:46:50 am »
HA!!! I was so far off. Secret projects can be fun and sometimes the reason is for nothing other than to build suspense and for "giggles."  On the other end of the deal, it's fun as the perpetrator to see the reactions upon reveal.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3792 on: March 09, 2021, 02:11:22 am »
It's a four gun Boulton Paul Turret from the new mould Airfix Defiant and some glazing alterations.
In a similar vein to my "car door" Hurricane I want it to look standard to the casual observer.

...Did you have any problems with the way the fuselage/wing assembly builds mate ? Caused me some

Some.  PSR needed to blend the upper cockpit to the fuselage and more to blend the bomb bay sides (the parts moulded with the wings) to the fuselage at front and back.
I got the feeling it would have gone together perfectly if unpainted but as I had painted the interior before assembly that was not to be the case.
Using crew figures from other kits did not help matters.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3793 on: March 10, 2021, 06:16:57 am »
Similar problems to those that I had. In a few places the tolerances weren't allowing you any room to play with a all.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3794 on: March 10, 2021, 04:36:53 pm »
That sounds like some excellent engineering but, perhaps, not exquisite, as, in that case, they'd have engineered their tolerances with the use of the item & paint in mind. ;)
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