In the 1/144 beginning..

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Texman, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Texman

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    you could (using a leather punch) punch out a series of card circles and using these pancake stack them in order to get the same result.
  3. Texman

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    Steve, are you talking about using the card circles for each cylinder, or
    one size and just building up the entire engine? This is only a 1/144 scale
    ya know, and trying to do that with cylinders would just not be possible.(For me anyway). However, that is an excellent idea for next time.

    Ray
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    After assembling the cowling parts, here is the result. I was not happy
    with the "silver grey" color of the kit parts, so I took the old silver sharpie
    to 'em. I am rather pleased with the results (yes, I patted myself on the
    back for this step!). There are 7 pieces to the cowling. They were assembled
    and formed with regular glue first, then a thin coat of super
    glue was applied and dried. With the careful application of some sanding
    sticks, it is a much better appearance than the stock parts.

    Ray

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    And one more shot.

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    My leather punch gives circles slightly smaller than 2mm to 5mm. I'm not sure what the standard is for leather punches but it should be the same.
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    Set the hook and reel it in already!!!
    I have a Love-Hate relationship with progress builds.
    Great job Texman...now hurry up...
    Just kidding bro...take your sweet time...it will be worth it!
  8. Texman

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    Rollout for public display is inevitable. I have spent the last two days, fighting
    the rigging. But finally, all is well.

    Ray
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