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I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« on: June 14, 2020, 09:46:59 am »
Another Hobbyboss quickbuild, a bit more to do with this than the MS.406 and again after today probably no pics until Friday/Saturday.  Once again start with the cockpit (more work needed, obvs), some additional bits and bobs done too.

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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 01:41:04 pm »
Like the MS.406, cockpit/wings/fuselage/tailplanes all cemented up.  Undercarriage more or less painted.  A little filler needed, again something for tomorrow.
Once the PSR is done, the u/c can be fitted. 
Ah, just remembered, engine must be sorted before u/c fitted.
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 08:19:26 am »
Powerplant sorted, a bit of PSR needed before u/c can be fitted.
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 01:49:48 pm »
Thatís the puttying done (thank heavens for Perfect Plastic Putty!).

Modicum of sanding needed tomorrow, tyres will be painted and when dry the main u/c will be fitted.  Canopy will also go on and some undercoating done.  The metallic finish needs undercoating.
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 10:52:06 am »
This is my first ever P-39!  Have had an Academy P-39Q in the stash for eons, and recently sold on a Heller P-39.  Itís a design thatís never excited me to be honest.

Now the canopyís on and masking looms I can see why Iíve never built one - the canopy framing!  Aargh!

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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 12:42:46 am »
Dave's P-39 based build




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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2020, 02:35:34 am »
That has to be Russian, or possibly one of their WarPac allies - I can't see the US using German engines when they were working on better ones themselves and had British ones as a backup.

North Korean would be interesting.
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 03:02:47 am »
Good guess, Lee.  Itíll be an ĎSu-7í engine test-bed, precursor To the Su-9 (google Su-9 1946).

Full back story rattling around my head at the mo!
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 02:27:34 pm »
Canopy masked and base coat applied; wings and engines undercoated. Spinner cap faired in.  Spotted the need for a bit more filler, to be sorted tomorrow.

Main u/c fitted and.....phew, I got the ballast right and itís not a tail sitter!
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 04:51:38 pm »
Good guess, Lee.  Itíll be an ĎSu-7í engine test-bed, precursor To the Su-9 (google Su-9 1946).

Full back story rattling around my head at the mo!

My 1st impression was of the warmed over Me 262! Makes sense and looks good.
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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2020, 09:33:12 am »
Cool, I've been wanting to do a similar model for quite awhile after seeing a drawing online that I can no longer find... I did however find a profile on deviant art:

https://www.deviantart.com/jimbowyrick1/art/Veeblefitzer-Bell-P-39J-Cobra-Jet-787707056

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Not familiar with that drawing (and I canít open it at the mo), will try later.

Anyway today: Xtracolor Duralumin on the wings, rear fuselage.  Xtracolor Burnt Iron u/c wells.  Final bit of filling done, will sand down later.

Will finish the Duralumin tomorrow, probably also some mixed metallic colours here and there to vary the colour scheme.

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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2020, 10:14:00 am »

Ö... thank goodness Iím retired now!!


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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2020, 11:02:44 am »

Ö... thank goodness Iím retired now!!


Magic 'innit'?  ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2020, 12:13:41 am »

Ö... thank goodness Iím retired now!!


Magic 'innit'?  ;D :thumbsup:

It's wonderful........  with all of our current activities, however did any of us more mature types find time to work?

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Re: I usually overdo the GB entries so why not this time.....
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2020, 11:04:02 am »
All painted up (bar any touching up).  Markings and final varnishing tomorrow.  Have a vague back story I must finalise.  Not a long or involved one, so if youíre tempted to wait with baited breath then donít!
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