Discussion in 'April-June 2012 GB: WWI' started by papa 695, Mar 24, 2012.
Theres flash on everything but i realy like the idea of the Pewter fittings Happy modeling everyone
oh yeah the rigging, seems we'll get another chance to see "patience of a saint Ian" at work
Good luck Ian, you're gonna need it!
In short the "master" is scratch built and the 'sprue' is normally wax rod 'welded to the parts with more wax. These are then used to make a silicon mould into which the hot plastic mass is manually pumped into the mould.
Not enough pressure and the parts do not fill out, to much and the actual mould parts and you get loads of flash.
Some of these kits are pretty good. Others not so good. I am just getting over a Blue Max Avro 504. Though not as bad as your, it was still a challenge.
Take comfort in the fact that these type of kits are made be rivet counters (more often than not) so they have the right size and shape.
Stick with it I'm sure you'll win through. Believe it or not I've seen and built worse. Limited run kits or kits by smaller companies tend to be a bit more of a challenge. The progress you've made looks very clean and precise.
But to be honest this is the hardest bit the wings and tail plane are all solid cast so should go together with little problems. Then its just the RIGGING to do
Remember, nothing worthwhile is easy
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