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Hi Tony, Am getting the 5 Stars ready, always amazed at how much extra detail you pack into a Model. Look forward to the finished masterpiece. Cheers Derek
 

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Hi all, i know this one has been a VERY slow build ,but ive finally got back into it and made a bit more progress. Here are the wheel wells in the process of being scratchbuilt due to the kit not having any!After studying loads of pics (isnt the internet useful sometimes!?) i think ive got it about right, using lots of fiddly bits of plastic card ,aluminium and brass tubing, and for the prominent section in the middle with the dimples , good old wine foil (hic!!) I was stuck for a while thinking what i could use then thought wine foil would be perfect as i could make the dimples with a ballpoint pen . The hard bit was getting them straight and in the right pattern,then just bend the front piece up and bobs your uncle.The build should come together alot quicker now as theres not much else to this kit once the cockpit and wheel wells are sorted,so hopefully ill be able to get it done before the GB deadline.Here are the pics , cheers tony

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Tony, this is going to be summat else.

Your patience, and skill knows no bounds....It's people like you that really hack me off!!!! lol

Well done, matey

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cheers mateys, ill bet you thought this model had vanished didnt you!!!?
 

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Hi Tony,

Looking excellent so far. I gotta ask though. I'm a clumsy oaf and if I'd tried your trick with the foil and pen nib to get those dimples, I'd have managed to push the pen all the way through the foil at least once on every attempt. How many lots of foil did you use? And is the reason for your lateness anything to do with sobering up from all the wine you had to open? LOL

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Hi Tony, nice scratch building mate! I'm looking forward to seeing this old kit revitalised with all the detail you're adding. Well done fella I'm studying your build and taking tips.

Cheers mate

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Hi Tony,Looking excellent so far. I gotta ask though. I'm a clumsy oaf and if I'd tried your trick with the foil and pen nib to get those dimples, I'd have managed to push the pen all the way through the foil at least once on every attempt. How many lots of foil did you use? And is the reason for your lateness anything to do with sobering up from all the wine you had to open? LOL

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hi dave, the wine foil is surprisingly tough, very useful for allsorts.I managed to do it in one go,i did think id have gone a bit wonky with the lines but i fluked it first time!As for how the stuff is procured- its a tough job but somebody's got to do it!!!! cheers tony
 

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Hi Tony, nice scratch building mate! I'm looking forward to seeing this old kit revitalised with all the detail you're adding. Well done fella I'm studying your build and taking tips.Cheers mate

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hi paul, glad you like it, get hold of some wine foil and have a play about,its really useful stuff, cheers mate , tony
 
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Hi Tony, You must have eyes like a sewer rat to get all that detail into a model. Must take issue with you on the wine bottle foil, single malt whisky foil is vastly superior - try Lagavulin. Seriously though great job, and thanks for the master class, your ingenuity never fails to amaze me. Cheers Derek

 

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Thanks derek, my grandma always said i had eyes like a s*@house rat !!! I dont know about master class though,maybe only in the art of finding excuses to open a bottle of wine!! but,hang on , whisky?:emo6:
 
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Well done Tony,talk about silk purse/sow's ear! How is the angle of the undercarriage? I only ask as so many kits get it so wrong! The rear of the tyre should just about line up with the leading edge of the wing (my rule of thumb).

Couple of piccies ,which you probably don't need,to help.

Cheers

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Hi Tony.

I'm disappointed in you! 10/10 for your building skills of course, but only 1/10 for your thinking!

You should have managed to get at least three bottles open! As in "It's only for the foil for this tricky job dearest, but since they're open we ....." LOL

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thanks for the pics steve, at the moment the undercarriage is free to swing about,as i had to put it in before joining the wings ,so i can set them to the right angle later. I found some nice reference pics too,showing the locking spring at the top of the retraction arm and the angle of the leg and wheel,like you say its very important to get this area right. Enjoy your time in frankfurt(even if it is only work!) cheers tony
 

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Tony mate i've just been viewing your progress the scratch building is superb your patience must be limitless, well done mate.

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Tony. This site may help a little,scale drawings of aircraft. Next month ordering some for a 1/16th project.

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thanks for that tony , the arthur bentley cutaway drawings are superb arent they? very useful for interior details too , cheers tony
 
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Will be using a set for a project later in year. Hush hush wink wink say no more!
 
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