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dandare
#61 Posted : 03 February 2014 21:30:00

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just a small update







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#62 Posted : 04 February 2014 00:14:34

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BigGrin looking great DanCool
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#63 Posted : 04 February 2014 19:49:17

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cheers Andy
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#64 Posted : 05 February 2014 03:12:35

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Looks fantastic! I am busy going cross-eyed cutting out all the fish plates for the wings. I have about 10 thousand down, and only a few more thousand to go.

Seriously though, the best way I have found to do it is to start by cutting the skin into strips just a bit wider than the plates themselves. I then nibble at each end, making the 2 diagonal cuts, and then snipping it off at the end, leaving a sort of pyramidal shape. I build up 100 or so of these, and then go back, and make the 2 diagonal cuts on the other end.

A good pair of photoetch cutters is an absolute must. I use the ones by Xuron.
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#65 Posted : 05 February 2014 20:26:55

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hi Mark, ive only managed one batch so far, i need to find the motivation for the rest. im glad i only have one wing to do
Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#66 Posted : 24 February 2014 22:00:16

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not much to update on as most of the last pack is skin for the port wing, which im not skinning.
so all that's been completed since last month is the cockpit floor and assembly to the wings, a few checks on landing gear to ensure correct operation. im still undecided whether to have the gear up or down. im swaying towards gear down on the port wing without skin & gear up on the starboard wing!
i also had a slight misfortune whilst screwing the fuselage to the wings in that i inadvertently knocked off one of the canopy rails, something i had not noticed until after the wheel of my desk chair crunched it, therefore i hope customer services have some spares i can purchase







till next time
Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#67 Posted : 25 February 2014 20:17:37

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BigGrin Hi Dan
Looking good
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#68 Posted : 26 February 2014 08:36:54

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Cheers Andy
appreciate you looking in

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Dan
Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#69 Posted : 12 April 2014 00:48:22

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BigGrinHi Dan

I'm New to this forum and was admiring your great model!

How did you get on with getting a spare canopy rail? What is customer backup like with this model given the inevitable accidents.

Did you manage to sort out the paint issue and loss of divert detail?

Cheers Paul
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#70 Posted : 12 April 2014 02:01:51

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hey Paul
Welcome to the forum
Customer service for me has always been great, the damage to the rail was my fault and therefore i asked to purchase the replacement, only 1 problem! At the time i spoke to them they where out of stock of the issue i needed, which given the demand on this Spectacular model is understandable. i will contact them again soon, but rest assured the item I damaged will be available soon and purchased. they have always been EXCELLENT with any problems (my fault or damaged delivery items) and can only recommend with the highest enthusiasm if your thinking of following the "part work builds".
paint issue is really been with the detail on the "etched skin panels" as im doing a Half Skinned & Half Open model i found with the skin panels to be painted (tested on the skins not being used) the detail of the flush rivets was being lost! Andy (apurchase) mentioned a pounce wheel but the rivets where flush on the real plane, however i played with the idea and tested on a skin panel not being used! given the scale and the thought that even with a flush rivet inevitably their would be some form of indentation within the vicinity of the rivet, i liked the look. (photos to be shown soon with the latest issue of components & build). The paint is really me not knowing what im doing, yes ive been out and brought myself an airbrush, compressor and a load of paint, but its been decades since i painted an "airfix model"! and back then when i was a young wippa snapper, it was all done with a paintbrush! none of this weathering and special Techniques these guys use today (fantastic skills they have, (just look at any build diary) & by the way, i really envy them) i would love to know how to weather the "skinned" side of the Zero to make it look more authentic, but at the moment its just a case of trying to make it look right ( the reference library started by Kev & added to by all has been invaluable)hopefully the end result will do this magnificent Model justice.
regards
Dan

Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#71 Posted : 29 April 2014 21:49:07

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a little more progress and only 3 deliveries left

tail section













cannon




skin














stand








and a couple of teasers





Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#72 Posted : 29 April 2014 21:55:17

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BigGrin Hi Dan
The skinning looks great and she is certainly coming together now the stand also looks the part, keep the pics coming
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#73 Posted : 02 May 2014 13:06:16

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cheers Andy
only 12 more stages left, but 4 in the post so not long till she's almost complete

regards
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Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#74 Posted : 02 May 2014 13:24:31

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#75 Posted : 05 May 2014 04:51:16

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hi Steve

external will be painted, internal left as is to break the colour

regards
Dan
Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#76 Posted : 05 May 2014 10:27:50

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Stunning work as always Dan Drool

Spencer
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#77 Posted : 06 May 2014 08:46:03

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thanks Spence

you still holding off from building yours?

regards
Dan
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Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
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#78 Posted : 06 May 2014 20:53:14

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dandare wrote:
thanks Spence

you still holding off from building yours?

regards
Dan



I am Dan but getting itchy fingers Sneaky Regarding your post on weathering the panels, i've been playing with one of them to see how i can achieve a good enough effect and if it's one your interested in then let me know.. little pic below BigGrin

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#79 Posted : 06 May 2014 22:55:47

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spence

ive never done any weathering before but reading up and trying little bits on scrap etc
how did you achieve the effect? would like to try that for parts of the leading edge and cowl
Built - MP4/23, Zero, Deagostini Falcon, Model Airways 1903 Wright Flyer, Senna Mp4/4.
Working - Mclaren M23 1/8th scale to complement the Deagostini MP4/23 & Mp4/4
on the bench, Model Airways Sopwith Camel.
experten
#80 Posted : 07 May 2014 01:37:50

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Hi Dandare,

It is looking fantastic! I have stalled out on mine. For some reason, I can't bring myself to sit down and rig the control cables in the rear fuse.
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