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Williams Bros 1/72 C-46 Builld Series, Part 10

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Hey all,

 

After time out for Thanksgiving and a visit to the E.R. for pneumonia, I'm back and making more progress on the C-46. Things are beginning to speed up and with any luck at all, it'll be completed and shipped to my client before Christmas. So, let's see where we are:

 

Shown here is the port wing fillet area that's been roughly coated with Squadron White Putty. Believe it or not, it was simply smeared on with my finger.

 

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The starboard fillet misfit was the worst one, so a lot more putty was needed. Just as I did with the fuselage centerline, blue painters tape was used to protect the rest of the wings from the sanding I would be doing.

 

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More putty on the belly joints and more blue tape to control the sanding area. Finger application was used here as well.

 

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After sanding with 320 down to 600 grit, as well as sanding sticks. the starboard fillet is starting to look pretty darn good.

 

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And the port wing after the same sanding treatment.

 

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Finally the belly seams. It won't be long now before we have a complete aircraft on our hands, except for the landing gear and props, which are waiting in the wings.

 

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Dang Richard, so glad to hear you're feeling better!

 

Using tape to protect adjacent surfaces is a great tip, and one I forget about all too often!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Hey Gil. With all the sophisticated, specialized tools and techniques that we use today, ain't it interesting how some of the old, simple methods work best?

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Nice job! Way to go man; this is so fun to watch come together.

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Glad you're enjoying it! Hey, maybe that means I'll sell more than two or three copies of the ebook when it's ready! :)

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