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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2700 on: May 15, 2020, 08:34:09 am »
Yes, I've had a couple of tubes of Revell filler that consisted mostly of thick styrene goop.
Luckily not recently.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2701 on: May 16, 2020, 12:03:04 am »
Ah, cheers lads. Interesting to know  :thumbsup:

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2702 on: May 16, 2020, 03:07:13 am »
I use Presto (Thanks to Dizzy  :thumbsup:) and NEVER have a problem
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2703 on: May 16, 2020, 08:50:34 am »
That's one I've been meaning to try, living here in Germany.
just need to get a Roundtuit. although PPP sounds interesting?

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« Reply #2704 on: May 16, 2020, 08:56:06 am »
PPP is really just a fine Polyfilla at five times the price for the equivalent amount.  It's water soluable so it won't key into the plastic.

I'm not saying it's useless, but like any tool, it's designed for some jobs and not all.  The way some people go on, you'd think it was the messiah.
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« Reply #2705 on: May 16, 2020, 06:03:59 pm »
I've been meaning to do a side by side comparison of PPP and what you call Polyfilla (and we call builders bog).

A lot of hobby supplies are stuff commercially available for other uses repackaged in smaller quantities with a commensurate price increase.
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« Reply #2706 on: May 17, 2020, 02:32:25 am »
I used to use Polyfilla more than 25 years back and it was fine for most jobs then.  But I brush painted then and didn't mask, lifting paint/filler was never an issue.

I've used PPP recently for a pair of Airfix Lancs to fill around the roots of the flying surfaces so I won't loose the rivets, but they're going in fairly simple schemes and masking won't go anywhere near it.
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« Reply #2707 on: May 17, 2020, 03:16:14 am »
I did a quick trial using polyfilla (actually Uni Pro Acrylic wall filler putty) today on primed surfaces on the back of the Revenue Protection Cutter.
It just sanded right off.  It didn't adhere to the model at all.  While PPP might not key to the plastic it does stick better than this did.

I mask over PPP without any issues but then I always prime first with DIY warehouse aerosol primer.
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2708 on: May 17, 2020, 05:42:13 am »
Yup, I only use PPP for narrow gaps like you might find at wing roots. There it works fine and just smooths over with a damp finger. I always prime it before any masking tape goes near it and don't tend to have a problem. It's not a structural filler.

Anyway progress :

The Hurricane is finished and I'm more than happy with it  :thumbsup: Photo's in the next couple of days.

The IK-2 is moving forward and I'm ploughing my way through her strut work at the moment. So far for a limited run kit this is going nicely....touch wood.

I've sorted the Randy's nacelles out and she can now be primed.

As for the Mohawk ? Well I've nearly sorted out the mess I made of one particular bit, so she to will hit the paint bench in the next week...hopefully.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2709 on: May 18, 2020, 12:46:14 am »
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« Reply #2710 on: May 18, 2020, 12:47:48 am »
I mentioned one of my next builds will be a Planet resin kit.

Well here's the box and the parts of the Arsenal-Dellane




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« Reply #2711 on: May 18, 2020, 03:59:24 am »
That things bizarre!
Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #2712 on: May 18, 2020, 06:03:27 am »
That things bizarre!


Yup and even more bizarre when you consider it was touted as a fighter.

French aircraft design and procurement at that time is a fascinating subject and it does make one wonder at times ??  :unsure:
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« Reply #2713 on: May 18, 2020, 06:04:52 am »
That things bizarre!


Yup and even more bizarre when you consider it was touted as a fighter.

French aircraft design and procurement at that time is a fascinating subject and it does make one wonder at times ??  :unsure:

Especially what they were smoking...and not sharing with Germany.
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« Reply #2714 on: May 18, 2020, 06:37:02 am »
That things bizarre!


Yup and even more bizarre when you consider it was touted as a fighter.

French aircraft design and procurement at that time is a fascinating subject and it does make one wonder at times ??  :unsure:

Especially what they were smoking...and not sharing with Germany.

Yup  ;)

Some of it was down to the fact that part of the industry was nationalised and part of it wasn't and the Government wanted to keep the nationalised bit in work, whence they got to build some very odd things.

Then there was also one or two very odd military theories around at the time. These weren't restricted to the French, the Italians had Douhet in the 20's and a few others, but the French didn't just discuss them, they built some prototypes and put one or two into production.
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