Battleship Yamato - Cosmo Zero Fighter - Bandai

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  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I've had the same problem with regular glue also. I found that if you use very little on both sides, then connect parts, just as parts softens, before it dries, then the haze does not occur. This is something that did not happen when I was a kid. I think the glues have changed, maybe now made in a less expensive formula. I also only glue a "dot", and fit the cockpit first, so less becomes more.
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  2. starbuck

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    Fully agree - less becomes more. And the parts are fixed as good as used more glue, but the removal of parts (if needed) can be done without damage on the model. thumbsup
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    Yep. The reason are the solvents in the glue. They affect the clear plastic and make it foggy. It is best to use Elmer's glue (or anything else that dries clear) without solvents for these parts, as I recall correctly. :)
  4. micahrogers

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    The trick I learned for clear parts is two fold. First polish the clear part starting with 600 grit and going progressively up from 1200, 3000, 3400, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10000, and 12000 grit sanding films. This will leave the the clear parts silky smooth, but with a white tinge. tho get rid of the white tinge either polish out with Novus plastic polish, or dip in Johnson's Pledge, Multi surface floor care, which is the new name for Johnson's Futur floor wax. Futur is a 100% acrylic resin that dries totally clear, and it self levels... once the clear plastic is totally smooth and clear, it can be glued in place with CA without fogging.
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  5. starbuck

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    Thanks for the very interesting discussion of glue. I use the glue provided by Revell - works good for me - and as mentioned before - less is more;).

    Took a long time to come back to the model, but it is spring - so much to do outdoors. Less time to spend on my hobbies where some projects are running simulanousely.
    So now next pictures - the decals of the upside of the fighter and some "painting".
    I saw it on the instruction that the fighter is not clean but has lines between the plates. I used a pencil to draw this lines - I thing the outcome is ok.

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  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    This is coming along nicely :Congrats: beautiful work...
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very nice!! :)
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  9. starbuck

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    Thx - it is a really nice kit. As mentioned the next kit of bandai will be the cosmo falcon or one of those:
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  10. starbuck

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    So, finalized:
    last Decals and the rockets. I decided not to put rockets on the upper side of the wings - looks to be overloaded.
    I play StarLancer at the moment and I like to have some rockets which can be locked to a target and also some which can not be locked to a target.
    And this is also the armament which I did with this fighter. The rest remains in the box - who knows, whether it might be useful some time.

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