Paws4thot

Signature: Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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Paws4thot

1212 posts

" It is just a shell and I fully intend on raiding my parts box for a big old V8 ,"

And why not? Back in the day one of my mates put a "Rover 3_500 engine" (ex Buick) in a real Morris Minor, with minimal other visible modifications.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

Agreed; more so when you'll have to paint the prop tips anyway.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

"Would love to see the old Bentley Blower released again"

Why!? It's only advantage over a 1/24 scale kit or a 1/43 diecast is "being 1/32 scale".

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

  1. Do not, under any circumstances, use cyanoacrylate glue.
  2. If you're using solvent (bottle or tube) be extremely careful to only get it on the mating surfaces.
  3. Use PVA instead.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

Cheers. I could guess what you probably meant but there are some radial engines that have cooling fans on them (BMW 801 for example).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

"Fan ring"? Do you mean the cooling gills?

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

Well, which method you choose is personal. Square cuts have the advantage that you do get an insert afterwards, but the "blobs" are actually more common in full colour cutaway drawings.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

On the sprockets alignment issue I work fast with a solvent that gives me some working time and a straight edge to help me achieve the required parallel teeth.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

@Air lingus

Hi there I'm new to form and making models I used to make them few years ago. What good bomber to build in big scale

First define "big scale".

Other than the 1/24 Mosquito FB.VI, all Airfix bombers are 1/48 (and single or twin engine) or 1/72 scale.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

1212 posts

I've also heard people say that using a tack cloth (as used in full scale vehicle finishing) before painting helps, and that starting with a matt primer helps.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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