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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #615 on: August 24, 2019, 09:47:34 pm »
I used a couple of the Pioneer 2 variant of that Yak-15 to build my Yak-15Db twinned variant, and found the things to be quite well moulded.

But to quote my write up back then :-

'.....The kit(s) were surprisingly neat and well moulded in a pale cream plastic the consistency of granite. I kid you not, it was quite possible to break a scalpel blade trying to cut through some of the components, and I did, at least twice.....'

Link here https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=23822.msg347150#msg347150

Neat looking model!  :mellow: :thumbsup:

My kit is not of the same plastic, it's softish and grey like the PM Spitfires I have...

One side of the intake is almost square  :angry:


And there are sunken area's where the locating pins are


And the two sides of the fin and rudder are out of alignment by 1 or 2mm :angry:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #616 on: August 25, 2019, 07:09:38 am »
Glad you liked the -Db, thanks.  :thumbsup:

That's the same box art as the two I used, but your mouldings are MUCH worse! I must have lucked with an earlier pair.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #617 on: August 25, 2019, 09:03:32 am »
Here is where I'm at with the BD-5:

Tophe's drawing that was the inspiration:


Fuselage almost done:


Clear plastic delta wing basis added:


Not sure if I'll change the intake's yet...
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #618 on: August 25, 2019, 09:06:41 am »
 :thumbsup: Good! Go on!
And thanks for finding an interest in my delirium... ;)
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #619 on: August 25, 2019, 11:17:57 am »
Nutty fun is the best fun!!!   ;D   Looks like the cloning process was pretty succesful.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #620 on: August 25, 2019, 11:42:48 pm »
Nutty fun is the best fun!!!   ;D   Looks like the cloning process was pretty succesful.

It does indeed
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #621 on: August 26, 2019, 05:11:50 am »
That Yaks pretty badly moulded.  Thats a shame.  I must check the one in my stash.
When I built my first one I think I used a section of tube to provide a decent exhaust.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #622 on: August 26, 2019, 07:18:38 pm »
Hey, Brad - nice to see you back again!  :thumbsup:

How's the family?

Cheers Rick :thumbsup:

They are very good :mellow:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #623 on: August 26, 2019, 11:04:32 pm »
Added some layer's of filler onto the BD-5's wing's, now for sanding, sanding, sanding...

Even though Bub's is just over 5 months old she is already a major fan of my little pony, been watching episodes over and over and over and I'm now at the point of having most of them memorized, it has warped my thinking to the point that I'm considering making a mlp inspired group of aircraft models...  :rolleyes:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #624 on: August 26, 2019, 11:54:18 pm »
It may be a way to exorcise the MLP demons, you should give it a go! ;)
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #625 on: August 27, 2019, 12:38:01 am »
Hey, Brad - nice to see you back again!  :thumbsup:

How's the family?

Cheers Rick :thumbsup:

They are very good :mellow:

Good to know.  ;D

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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #626 on: August 31, 2019, 01:09:21 am »
Some filler on the wings:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #627 on: August 31, 2019, 01:23:07 am »
Brought a new set of wheels today, a second-hand hatchback that has a few dings, dents and scratches but seems to be mechanically sound, and most importantly won't be threatening to catch fire when going any sort of distance like my other car...
May even be able to attend some show's now!  :mellow:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #628 on: August 31, 2019, 02:18:24 am »

May even be able to attend some show's now!  :mellow:

Always good if you can. At the very least it's a boost to the mojo  :thumbsup:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #629 on: August 31, 2019, 05:11:56 am »
Delta Bede is looking good Brad F.

If you can make it across to next years Expo there's a bed here for you.
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