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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010, 07:09:03 pm »
Tophe, good to see your creative juices are still flowing!  :thumbsup:
Here is another idea that you might like.



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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010, 09:08:14 pm »
"I might like"? No, I DO LOVE :wub: :wub:
Alas, building this is above my scratchbuilding abilities. But thanks for this drawing enrichment possibility! :thumbsup:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2010, 06:01:51 am »
Those are some neat ideas you have there, Tophe ! Great stuff !

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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2010, 11:39:31 am »
She walks by on her way to be a model...
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 03:58:11 am »
The first putty and sanding has been performed, then... once again! as usual...
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2010, 10:37:55 am »
Going on...
The poor connection between D-XXIII parts will require more work...
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2010, 08:22:41 am »
This new TT-tail model is taking shape...
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2010, 07:00:24 am »
(the RS thermoformed canopy frightens me a little, but I will see).
Now that's the point I am, alas. What a hell! (in French: "Pu-rée !") How to turn this into a canopy?! I don't even see where is the front and the rear... :huh: >:( :huh: :blink:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2010, 11:08:13 am »
That is very coooooool :mellow: What scale is it I got lots o extra canopies laying around.
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2010, 01:43:15 pm »
I just did my first vac-form canopy Tophe, so I know how you feel. The key is to go very slowly and in very small bites. Make you first cuts well away from the canopy frame and then work towards it. Stop when you are still a visible distance away from the frame, and then go to sanding. Sand a little, look, check-fit, sand a little, look, check-fit, etc, etc.... Do NOT lose patience and try to do too much in one bite! If you start to feel like that, put it down and walk away for a bit.
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010, 05:55:15 am »
That is very coooooool :mellow: What scale is it I got lots o extra canopies laying around.
Thanks! The scale is 1/72 but I don't think you should discard those canopies: I mean, my project is to paint it black, I don't need at all a clear canopy. If I fail in handling the thermoformed support, I will replace this with putty, simply, with a further step into whiffism... ;D
I just did my first vac-form canopy Tophe, so I know how you feel. The key is to go very slowly and in very small bites. Make you first cuts well away from the canopy frame and then work towards it. Stop when you are still a visible distance away from the frame, and then go to sanding. Sand a little, look, check-fit, sand a little, look, check-fit, etc, etc.... Do NOT lose patience and try to do too much in one bite! If you start to feel like that, put it down and walk away for a bit.
Thanks also! I will try to follow these advices, as much as my poor skills allow it. If I fail, I will replace this with putty, almost simply. Thanks again! ;D
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 08:25:43 am »
WOW! now it looks like it could be a high speed racing boat. Lookin' good Tophe  :thumbsup:
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2010, 09:34:04 am »
Thanks, Black Ops, to find a 'reason'/explanation, other than my craziness...
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2010, 01:57:08 am »
Midway between a boat and a plane, this is an Ekranoplane, at last...
(Finished, according to my poor standards, just for fun of building)
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Re: Martokker D.XV
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2010, 09:47:44 am »
That made me enrich also my P-38 fantasy gallery:
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