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GROUP BUILDS => The 2016 One Week Build => Topic started by: zenrat on April 28, 2016, 02:31:34 am

Title: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 3
Post by: zenrat on April 28, 2016, 02:31:34 am
I'm champing at the bit raring to go.

Here's the kit...
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20Z-42M_zpszhmnatad.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20Z-42M_zpszhmnatad.jpg.html)
...and here's what's inside.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20Z-42M%202_zpsivjdo3oj.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20Z-42M%202_zpsivjdo3oj.jpg.html)

Its a Hobby Boss 1/72 Zlin Z-42M Easy Assemble Authentic Kit.  A massively complex kit with a parts count of 13 which is oddly moulded mostly in clear.  I have thrown into the box the float sprue from a Hasegawa Curtiss Seagull and couple of Frogspawn Dewoitine D520 wings.

Nothing left to do now but watch the clock...
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: sandiego89 on April 28, 2016, 04:06:20 am
.....A massively complex kit with a parts count of 13 which is oddly moulded mostly in clear.  I have thrown into the box the float sprue from a Hasegawa Curtiss Seagull and couple of Frogspawn...

Nice Fred, hope you have step by step instructions!  Strange she is in clear, guess it makes having the windows easier.  Request a scale reference during the build, like a paint bottle, so we can see how tiny she is.

-Dave.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on April 28, 2016, 04:26:58 am
The canopy is a separate part so there is no real glazing related reason for having most of it clear.
I did think maybe it is because the clear styrene is less prone to sink marks which might be more likely with such large and complex parts.
Or maybe there is a Wonder Woman boxing I don't know about?

I will photograph it with an internationally recognised reference object.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: sandiego89 on April 28, 2016, 05:30:09 am
Thanks- also looks like you have a candidate for largest box size to kit size ratio! 

-Dave
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on April 29, 2016, 01:42:21 am
Some progress.  With a bottle of Micro Sol for scale.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%201%2029-4-16_zpsc97gakok.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%201%2029-4-16_zpsc97gakok.jpg.html)

Yes, huge box Dave but it is age 14+  :o
It's not the smallest 1/72 aircraft I have.  That honour goes to the Fine Molds Porco Rosso Curtiss.

As I won't be using the undercarriage the parts count is down to 10.  Add the pieces of Dewoitine wing, float halves, wing floats and struts and its up to a grand total of 26 parts.
I was planning to do it in NMF with car spray but not unless the weather improves.  I was cold & raining today and I sprayed another fuselage silver - due to the dankness it looks just like oxidised aluminium.  Good to know but not what I was looking for.

Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 29, 2016, 03:10:43 am
What a neat looking aeroplane, I really like that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2016, 01:36:39 am
Today's update.
Other than the canopy and 4 float struts you see all the parts in this picture.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%202%2030-4-16_zpshoka3w1q.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%202%2030-4-16_zpshoka3w1q.jpg.html)
Primer seems to be a bit hot for the clear styrene it's mostly moulded from and there is a texture appearing.  I'm hoping a light sand will settle it.

Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 30, 2016, 02:54:19 am
Pretty!  :wub:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 01, 2016, 02:35:15 am
Day 3.
Minor fillering on the wing floats and to close the undercarriage holes.  Dashboard decal in place.  Fuselage upper painted and cleared ready for decaling.  Prop blades painted.  Interior detail painted & cleared.
Porco Rosso Curtiss photographed next to it to show its not as small as it looks.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%203%201-6-15_zpsdtvujbbc.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%203%201-6-15_zpsdtvujbbc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Mossie on May 02, 2016, 12:56:08 am
Awww, cute.   :ph34r:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2016, 02:40:43 am
Day 4.

Have I done anything other than rearrange the parts?
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%204%202-5-16_zpsilezyw1s.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%204%202-5-16_zpsilezyw1s.jpg.html)
Yes.  I painted some masking tape to make seat belts from, sanded the filler on and primed the lower fuselage float and wings and wing floats, glued the dashboard in place and painted the canopy framing.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2016, 03:55:40 am

Have I done anything other than rearrange the parts?


Isn't that the essence of Whiffing anyway?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2016, 04:09:10 am
 ;D
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 02, 2016, 02:09:10 pm
Nice one ! Tiny little thing eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 03, 2016, 02:45:40 am
Certainly not the biggest kit in my stash.

Day 5.
Silver paint, clear, decalling, seat belts.  A good day.
Then went to polish the metaliser on the canopy and found it didn't like sticking to the clear and polished right off.  Repainted with silver enamel.  Doesn't look as good but it'll stay put.
Just chucked it together for the photo.  Not glued it yet.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%205%203-5-16_zps8do40bao.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%205%203-5-16_zps8do40bao.jpg.html)
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Ed S on May 03, 2016, 05:07:09 am
Looks good. Lots of progress in a short time.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 03, 2016, 05:14:57 am
Is she ever coming along quickly !

 :bow:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 03, 2016, 05:40:49 pm
It's all in the kit selection.
In order to maximise my chances of finishing my first 1WGB I deliberately chose a snapper with a minimum of parts and a horizontally split fuselage plus floats with well fitting halves.  This minimised the dreaded PSR.
I have also used a single colour scheme in a quick drying medium.
I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow (Thursday - day 6) as I am attending a funeral Friday and won't be back here until Saturday afternoon at which time I may not feel like building anything.
Of course Dizzy will still finish before me... :lol:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2016, 01:08:33 am
...especially if I stuff up again.
Note to self.  Check you have picked up the Gloss Clear spray can BEFORE you start spraying and realise its the white undercoat.

So now the float and underside of the Zlin is white and not NMF.  This is, as it is a zenrat industries aircraft a deliberate ploy to prevent it being spotted (should it accidentally stray over a border) due to reflections from the shiny underside.
Or something.  I shall write some words to explain it.

Todays picture.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%206%2004-05-2016_zps9r52yfau.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%206%2004-05-2016_zps9r52yfau.jpg.html)
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2016, 01:33:39 am
Good thing you didn't spray the top with the 'Gloss Clear', you'd have wiped out the canopy etc.  :o
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 05, 2016, 02:17:31 am
I could have kicked myself.  I grabbed the can from the table, sprayed it over the float and wing undersides and thought "this clear is clouding a bit, it's not that cold or damp oh f*** it's undercoat bugger!".

Anyhoo, I didn't finish it today.  I decided to glue the wing floats on with styrene cement (to get the strongest possible non-brittle joint) so it needs to sit while that dries.  I did glue in the interior and then glue the fuselage top half to the bottom half/wing part and touch up some paint before I glued the floats though.

Day 7
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%207%205-5-16_zpsam0soduy.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%20WIP%20Day%207%205-5-16_zpsam0soduy.jpg.html)

Nothing will be done now until Satyrday upon my return from Rob's funeral.  Hopefully having celebrated the life of an extraordinary car/van/truck modeller and friend I will feel motivated to finish this off nicely.

Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2016, 06:01:56 am
Satyrday (day 9) evening.  Back from the funeral but immediately commenced loading operations transferring 600 pre-loved pavers from a stack in the back yard to a friends trailer.  That's just over 2 ton.  She's taking them for the shed where she washes her cattle.
There is only about 1000 left in the pile now...
Anyway, that meant I did little more than remove the blu tac supporting the wing floats and then re-glue the float that broke off as I did this.
I plan to devote most of tomorrow to the bench so will finish it then.  Given the time difference I get until Monday morning here anyway...

Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2016, 01:30:26 am
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%203_zpssr2qjqgr.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%203_zpssr2qjqgr.jpg.html)

Duty officer Secret State Police Batmania
To: Special Security Liaison zenrat industries
Cc: Political Oversight Office Mornington Archipelago; SeStaPo central; SC

zenrat industries penetration by external assets

Ian,

Documents supplied in the usual way by our sources within GEA Department of Border Security show clear and incontrovertible proof that the suspicions you voiced last week were not unfounded, zenrat industries has been penetrated by at least one external agent.
Until such time as aforementioned agent(s) are identified all z.i. assets are to remain within PDRV borders unless specific operational authorisation has been issued by SeStaPo Counterintelligence Directorate.  Official notification will be forthcoming but take this as a heads up and don’t stray North unless we tell you to.
I’ve attached a copy of what we got from you know who.  HWMBO made me redact it for the usual reasons but there’s enough left for you to get a pretty good idea of who the treacherous little poo-poo is.  Usual drill though – don’t tip him off, don’t move him about and don’t break his legs (that’s our job!).  Just keep it to business as usual while we do all the paperwork (you know what it’s like these days – it’s got to the stage where you can’t even pull out a fingernail without filing in forms in triplicate).

Graeme

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%204_zpskdgllekr.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%204_zpskdgllekr.jpg.html)

Greater Eastern Australia Department of Border Security – VicTasAssCom

Re. Operation XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX.
Ref. XXXX/XXXXX:XX
Status Update XX/XX/XXXX

Operative codename XXXXXXXXXX has been emplaced within XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX at XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX.  He provided the following report (itallicised) on XX/XX/XXXX.
XXXX XX floatplane registration XXXXXX arrived XX/XX/XXXX.  Rush job with no paper trail which means its Special Circumstances.  Carried out quick and dirty flat white spray job over the metal finished undersides and floats.  Told by XXXX XXXXXX to make sure rego & zi lettering obscured.  Aircraft carried large auxiliary fuel tanks in float.  After craning back into water at XXXXhrs on XX/XX/XXXX was fuelled at slipway XX.  Piloted by XXXX XXXXXXX.  Asked him where he was going but he wouldn’t say.  Had a very tall odd looking passenger wearing unusual clothes.  Had one item of luggage – a metal suitcase which appeared to levitate emitting a drone.  Took off at XXXXhrs.  Headed XXXXX after takeoff.
Obviously codename XXXXXXXXXX is deluded regarding flying luggage but overcoating a natural metal finish with a matt colour coat tallys with what is known to be SOP to prevent detection by reflections.  The hurried nature of the work suggests the PDRV SeStaPo were having to use an aircraft that would not normally carry out a covert role.  Although the earlier provision of additional fuel capacity would suggest otherwise.
As reiterated on many previous occasions it is the policy of this committee to note the PDRV’s constant denial of the existence of any “XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX” agency, body or organisation and to state that despite a widespread, almost religious belief in their existence amongst the civilian population on both sides of the border there is absolutely no conclusive evidence they exist other than as deliberately contrived misinformation.

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%209_zpsjk9srk0v.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%2042M%209_zpsjk9srk0v.jpg.html)

The model:
Hobby Boss Zlin Z42M with floats from Hasegawa Curtiss Seagull.  Central float support is section of ARK Dewotine D520 wing.
Painted with car paint and acrylics.  Kit and home made decals.

Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Old Wombat on May 08, 2016, 01:49:54 am
Sweet little build! Cute! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 04:31:20 am
Sweet little build! Cute! :thumbsup:

My thoughts exactly! A little darlin' of a model.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2016, 05:33:21 am
Come out well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2016, 06:51:56 pm
Thanks folks.
After contemplating this for a while I decided the float support was too tall and took the razor saw to it.

Thus Zlin v1.2
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%201.2%20WIP%209-5-16%2002_zpshfriixux.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/PDRV/Zlin%20Z-42M/Zlin%201.2%20WIP%209-5-16%2002_zpshfriixux.jpg.html)
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2016, 10:25:20 am
What a cute little plane. Love the shape, and the whole look.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on May 10, 2016, 11:06:37 am
What a little poppet! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin
Post by: zenrat on May 11, 2016, 03:14:10 am
Thanks blokes.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 2
Post by: zenrat on May 23, 2016, 01:39:14 am
v1.2 - better pics
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/34803205194_b7abe086ab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V2rwnY)Zlin v1.2 2 (https://flic.kr/p/V2rwnY) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/35514229741_81a1ee58fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W7gHcT)Zlin v1.2 1 (https://flic.kr/p/W7gHcT) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 2
Post by: Gondor on May 23, 2016, 03:11:12 am
Very nice indeed.  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 2
Post by: Old Wombat on May 23, 2016, 03:13:20 am
It's still so cute! ;D
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 2
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 23, 2016, 03:30:00 am
Sweet!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 3
Post by: zenrat on May 23, 2016, 03:41:59 am
Thanks.  Much better with the shorter leg I feel.
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 3
Post by: su27rules on May 23, 2016, 07:01:52 am
 :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week Zlin v1.2 pics page 3
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2016, 09:05:10 am
I  want one of those. I can just see it bobbing up and down on the Severn down by Lydney Harbour.  ;D

Super model.  :thumbsup: :bow: