Blohm und Voss P179

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  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    I'm starting my first german X-plane, Roman Vasyliev's aka Kampflieger's Blohm und Voss P179.
    It's stange a-symetric design, with nice detailed cockpit..
    Cheers, Billy

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  2. Billy Leliveld

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    Starting with the cockpit, I've build the canopy inside-out

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  3. Billy Leliveld

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    Fill it with polyester-filler, it hardens in minutes

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    Put it in water, so the paper will soak,and come off easy after that you sand it down, I nick those throw-away nailfiles from my wife...:twisted:

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  5. Billy Leliveld

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    Put it in this stuff called shrinking-tube, or wire, and heat it with a paintstripper, or hairdryer

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    It shrinks around the mold

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    Sometimes it takes a few attempts, but the stuff is very cheap, so never mind

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  8. Billy Leliveld

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    Always make it a bit bigger and cut off the edges afterwards

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  9. Billy Leliveld

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    I did the interiour, not very big, isn't it?

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    A really handy tip there Billy, many thanks.
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    Dry-fit the canopy..

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    Cheers mateaussie
    The good thing about it; it took me less then an hour to do it, and no real special tools
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    Nice interior! :)

    Looking forward to seeing the completed model.
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    Great build!:grin: I can't wait to see the completed model:twisted:.
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    The front with the propellor

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    The parts fit very well, I don't use tabs , just glue them to the edges and inside formers..

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    Some more parts in place

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    That's a great idea for the canopy, I've never seen it done like that before.

    I've used heatshrink plastic before for electrical stuff but I had no idea you could get a clear type like that, thanks for the tip i'll have to look out for some of that.
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    Finished

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    Another one

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