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Dark Earth

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Dark Earth

190 posts

Agh ! Yell   Foiled Again !

 

Tongue Out

Dark Earth

190 posts

@Aad Gadgie

That's a smashing job, especially the rigging.  Do you pre-drill locating holes for the rigging lines?  I've a Hawker Demon in the stash I'd like to try it out on, but I've seen several methods on videos etc. - advice from someone who's done it (and very nicely) would be appreciated.

Cheers

        

Yes, I pre drilled holes.   They were not through-holes, just pockets for a small drop of CA glue.  In the past, I've had a hard time with the glue - not being able to control the amount very well.   But recently I saw a trick using a sewing needle.  I ground off the top of the needle eye so that it made a u-shaped "fork".  It's just enough to hold a small amount of CA.  Touch it to the hole, then hold the end of the thread in place till the glue cures.   It was a significant improvement over previous efforts.  And of course, camera angles can hide parts that don't look so good.  Hope that helps !

Chris  

Dark Earth

190 posts

@Aad Gadgie

Thanks, Peter, I hadn't thought of that!  Looks good on your Demon, I look forward to seeing more pics (if the OP doesn't mind?).

              Thanks again.

Please feel free.  There's always more room for Hawker biplanes !

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

Final Gladiator Glamour shots . . . 

Dark Earth

190 posts

Thanks Landy and Jeff !

 

Landy -. Very nice job on your Gladiator - a nice one for the BoB collection.

 

Jeff - I agree, I think I'll stick to biplanes and others that require even less rigging for now.  A sailing ship is a bit beyond me at the moment.  I'm sure you'll love the kit.  Goes together very nicely.  There are a few fragile pieces - so it does require light handling.

 

Final pictures will be in an email to follow this one.   

 

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

Awesome T !

Very nice job - Doesn't look like a Penguin any more - but it still looks like it's in formal dress.

Pretty !

 

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

That's very nice Jeff !

What a nice finish.  And I agree - the rigging was worth the extra effort.  Very impressive !

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

That's very nice Jeff !

What a nice finish.  And I agree - the rigging was worth the extra effort.  Very impressive !

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

Nicely done Peter !

And nicely photographed as well.

One suggestion for correcting silvering after-the-fact.  I have had some success brush painting thinned down acrylics on top of the decal with a very fine brush.  In some cases I was able to mask the silvering completely, and in other cases I have at least been able to make it less noticable.  

Chris

Dark Earth

190 posts

Lovely Job Peter.

I can see a nice bit of fine panel line detailing in photos 3 & 5.   Subtle . . .  Nice !

And what a fun kit.  I picked that one up a few years ago at a local show.  Despite being an older kit, it fit well and built up very nicely.   It's right up there on my list of best looking aircraft.

 

Chris

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