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    The devil is in the detail. although I have been working on the p-40 almost every evening it looks like very little progress has been made. However, the tailwheel is on and the interior of the tailwheel doors and leather boot have been painted. The prop has been fitted with one of the nylon bushes provided in the kit and is removable. Very handy. Next stage is the washing/weathering process, although I don't want to make it look too filthy. The end is in sight.
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    Me too, it is very controlable and with cottonswab's you can remove as much or as little as you wish. Here she is after several wiping sessions. Some more tweaking and then ready for the mat varnish coat. I expect the finishline will be met later this week.
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    I am liking that canopy, looks so much better than the kit part. A lot of work gone into that. Also liking your detailed WIP. Well done.
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    So gentleman, I spent way to much time on a really small detail but, i finally got something to show. How many canopy's a man has to make before he's got a good one? This is how i went about, first scribe the lines on a piece of litho Drill, punch, cut, ... And after some filing, then roll it on a soft surface to make the arc, rinse and repeat for the inside, make some small fittings, glue it all together with a fine piece of celluliod inbetween, paint it and voila, It's far from perfect, but will do just fine in replacing the original canopy that i destroyed. btw, i choose to have 'dirty' windows with dust in the corners and scuff's it just didn't look right with pristeen windows. This is the best i can do with my current skillset, but lets not forget, it's really small and macro photo's take no prisoners.... @JeroenPeters sorry no beercan Next to the sorry looking original And it fits the airframe, it rides a bit high in the pictures but i didn't push it down enough, i was trying not to damage the tiny rear view mirror that i spent 3!!! hours fitting. my impromtu photo studio I miss matched the alignment of the numbers, because i want it to look like it's been replaced, notice the slightly different color. I still need to clean the spill from the setting solution then for some wheatering. That's it for now, i am gonne rest up a bit and then (finally) on to the fuselage grtz free
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    I like em durrty though. Flory wash dark dirt.
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    Thanks for looking at this guys! I'll post the beer can soon for you. I don't do alcohol for refreshments (allergic). I have what the Britts call "Mother Mahony's royal recipe". It's all good tho, as long as the modeling continues. Be back soon' Rich
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    Still a bit of work on the under carriage doors to complete! That was my last piece of plastic card I could find to replicate some mounting brackets, yes I know their not accurate in any way, but I wanted to open up one of the 'donks' for visual interest. This model is probably 'ficticious' as I mixed the kit fuselage decals just to be a little different. I haven't been able to locate many photos on the web about these aircraft. But anyhow, I can live with it. Cheers. Oz
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    Thank you for the responses, Gentleman. My name is Jack Müller, and I am an American of Scot (clan Agnew) & German extraction. I fancy myself as a perpetual political & military Science student, because learning is never concluded. I view Cardinal Richelieu the cleverest of history's diplomats, Henry V my personal hero, and a toss up between Cromwell and Pitt the elder, as the best thing that ever happened to the Mother Country. I am quite ancient, and have been scratch building since childhood, and I build exclusively in traditional 1/32 scale. In answer to the Crane inquiry: Yes, this is one of 17 cranes employed at the port of Zeebrügge during the Great War. All were electrically powered excepting a 10 ton steam crane on the mainland. My example is one of six 2.5 ton cranes in service there. Four of these cranes served on the Mole and were modified when the Germans added the extended boom under the jib. This was to provide additional clearance over the edge of the quay for lowering and retrieving aircraft from the inner mole. I might add, I am surprised no one has commented on the rail car beneath the crane.
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    If I had a formula, I'd sell it. I think the only reason I can do this is because I've actually managed the impossible (for me), and that's to become disciplined. 4 to 5 years of mag work has turned me from a 1 model/year guy into a production line. That spare time you spend between tasks is jammed with infill for other stuff. I don't even notice it these days.
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    I look forward to each update as you go - this is great work. I second the beer-can request, if only to show that you have the occasional bit of "refreshment" while working this beast!
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    Kajetan Schulz of Copper State Models did these as a custom for me, but I think he may have been looking at selling regular. If you're on Facebook, check him out on my friends list and send him a message.
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    That would make a very nice diorama. But was this type of crane really used to hoist aircraft out if the water? Thanks for posting you photo's of a great model. Would you like to introduce yourself first and share the process of developing the model with us? Cheers Cees
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    The scoops issue is simple to resolve. Here are some comparison photos. The exhausts do protrude slightly in real life, but more than what the kit depicts. With the kit, it is almost negligible.
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    Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Yes Jeroen, I'll bring it along as a work in progress and there's no chance it'll be finished by then. A bit more progress to report... I've got the inboard engine nacelles and fairings completed this week, which began by once again using plastic card 'planks' to cover the frame of the nacelles built previously. This method is time consuming, but allows the complex curves of the shape to be replicated far more easily than using sheets of larger card, as bending this to shape and getting it to conform to the desired shape is more hassle than it's worth. It all looks a little rough and ready in this picture, and you can see how the donor Lancaster nacelle starts to taper a lot sooner than on the Shackleton as the Lancaster nacelle fairing is of course in line with the trailing edge - unlike the Shackleton. This mis-shape would be solved with filler: In this photo you can see how the extreme rear of the nacelle would be very difficult to get right with the plank method, so instead I sculpted this complex shape with Milliput, seen here after an initial sanding: After the usual P38 automotive filler treatment and a thorough session with the wet and dry paper, the nacelle took on the shape of the real thing and is now as smooth as a baby's bottom - you can see how the filler has built up the dip at the taper at the end of the Lancaster donor parts and planks, solving the shape problem: I'm really pleased with the results, and I think have captured the complex shape of the real aircraft reasonably well - or as well as I could hope for, anyway! You've probably noticed the nacelles haven't had their usual coating in filler-primer, and that's because I've run out... and I've also just run out of P38 too; that's a whole tin used on this project so far. A trip to Halfords, me thinks... ...but when you consider this project has cost me nothing more than the price of some plastic card sheets and £7.99 for a tub of P38, that's pretty good going! Until next time, Tom