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I spent last night taking small flat pieces and making them in to smaller 3D pieces.

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The small light grey bottle was the center piece of the cut up missile in front of the turn table.

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Was out of town for the weekend, got back to did a little work on the DO-24

got the wings, most of the tail and part of the fuselage glued together. Now waiting on the future to dry on the windows as they have to be put in before I close up the fuselage. Also have to mask the turrets before then.

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Very neat job! Looks like it was tedious too.....did you cut the tape ON the parts, or use another method?

 

GIL :smiley16:

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most of it was cut smaller than needed and overlapped to cover. then was trimmed where needed. yes it was tedious, 3 hours on what you see.

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See, this is why I don't build planes...

 

Say the man who rigs ships with streached sprue well enough to make spiders jealous. :D

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PotAto-potahto.....we each pick our poisons! Me, I HATE painting road wheels, so it's doubtful I'll ever built a Tiger tank!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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ok, build stumbling block, main canopy is to wide.

look on the left side of the model to see how off.

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humm... gotta figure how to fix...

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Guest PetrolGator

Remove the canopy, make a cut to side it correctly, then vaccuform a replacement from the old canopy, now of the correct shape?

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Hi Warren,

 

I'd try opening the top seam of the fuselage back to that slot and shim it to the correct width. re fill the seam and sand smooth again.

 

My dos pesos worth.

 

Bill

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Bill's suggestion is probably the least amount of work, IF you can split that top seam. Even if you can't fully widen it to match the canopy you can get it a lot closer. Outside of that, simply centering the canopy and filling behind it on both sides will work, albeit involve a lot of sanding and blending. Vacking a new canopy wouldn't work unless you actually cut and sectioned the kit one to make it less wide before making the new, slightly larger copy over it.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I couldn't shim the fuselage as it would affect contact points for the wing connection to the fuselage. I decided to go with brute force. I found out if I pressed in on each side I can make the canopy just about fit. So I hit the edges of the canopy and fuselage with superglue and pressed the pieces together. Here is the result.

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Now it it just a matter of some putty and sanding to smooth things out. And before you post that I have fogged my canopy with the superglue, I have discovered that once you have dipped your clear parts in future you can use any glue you want to attach them. The future protects the clear parts from the fogging effect of the glues.

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// And before you post that I have fogged my canopy with the superglue, I have discovered that once you have dipped your clear parts in future you can use any glue you want to attach them. The future protects the clear parts from the fogging effect of the glues.//

ORLY? Excellent tip bro!

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Only a modeler would have 2 jars of sludge on the bench within arms reach at all times! :smiley20:

 

GIL :smiley16:

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This will be a quick build I told myself. This will be a OOB build I told myself.

So why am I rescribing it? Why am I thinking about working on the (cough) cockpit?

Let's consider the average kit quality...

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Now let's look at the completed (cough) cockpit...

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and now the rescribing in progress...

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Just shoot me now. Or is there a rehab of modelers who have lost their mind?

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Niiice! Looking good.

 

Bill

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