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spliffsecond last won the day on March 8

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  1. 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
  2. @David Hansen no worry's thats why i post images. I noticed the seam, that's the reason the fuse is still waiting for paint. I called it battle damage but i' ll see what i can do to make it better. I am still working on the canopy, almost there, pictures soon grt free
  3. Hey, instead of finishing the fuse i did some work on the canopy, the mess after a few hours of scrathbuilding and the result This is only the inside of the canopy, i wil add the glazing from outside and finish off with some fine strips of plasticcard. But, since i changed my mind in the middle of construction, the canopy is a mirror image and i think i can do it a bit neater, so this will only be a proof of concept. grtz free
  4. So, colour on all subassembly's, apart from the wings and fuselage. I really want to take my time and be shure everything is ok before i start painting. I rather like my cowl 4 And since i didn't want to put fingerprints all over the new paint but still had some time on my hands, i started with an experiment in crashmolding. That turned out better than expected. The new navlight, still some trimming to do How do i glue this to the wing? It is waferthin and i can only do a butjoint? if somebody has an idea, shoot... some try's to get the canopy bulge, i am pretty confidant if i made a home vacuumbox that i could pull the entire canopy, but i have other plans, stay tuned. Hope to be back soon, with an update on the fuselage grtz free
  5. Hi, @DocRob thank you I will have a look when i am finished painting. @David Hansen 'Your finished work should make him proud' , I hope so, but thats a lot of pressure for a first time anyhow, it's been a fruitfull weekend Stipped back the primer with isopropanol and started filling in the last of the divots. I had huge steps here, i wasn't carefull enough when glueing it together. and still battling the joint where i sanded to much the top side is less dramatic but still needs a little work why Tamiya didn't provide plugs for these is beyond me ready for another layer of primer looks much better me thinks, let's call it battle damage topside also ok, i think need to rescribe this line, it was filled when i glued it and than i made things worse next some colour.... grtz free
  6. If my paintjob turns out 1/3 as good i'll be a very happy camper. Just marvelous.... grtz free
  7. Thanks for all the nice comments, this is a nice boost for me to go on. The primer revealed not to much trouble but still, i wil be sanding and polishing tonight so hopefully i can spray some color this WE @DannyVM Thanx a lot, i really liked your corsair and your palmtrees are out of this world. @Wingco57 Thanx, i am still thinking about the canopy, but meaby i'll try and order the clearsprue again since i also trashed a navlightcover. grt free
  8. Hey guy's, have not done a lot of moddeling this past half year because i had to finish the restauration of 2 pinball machines, the owners where waiting for it. But now those are done, so on with the plastic Before i trew everything in storage i managed to glue the wings to the fuselage, so first thing i did when i pulled it back out was to finish glueing the side boards, one fitted realy wel, the other i had to shim a lot I am planning on further detailing of the auxilliary bay, but first i want to paint this beast, so out comes the maskingtape prepped al the other assembley's and out came the primer and the "plat de resistence" tonight i will look at it more closely, but it seemed rather ok, still a few minor seams and blemisches to correct, but far less than i expected. see you soon, grtz free
  9. @ jeroen, thanks for the tips, i'am gonne leave the canopy alone for the moment and focus on getting it all togheter. I need to get a move on, i have a very disgruntled pilot looking over my shoulder I' am trying to finish all things undercarriage, so i can finaly glue the wing to the fuselage. Some more cleanup and than a flatcote should do the trick. I also finished the propellor, i had to sand a lot to avoid a ridge around the decals. I also sanded back the black on the backside to let the alclad aluminium shine trough The engine compartment from grey matter came together nicely, i could not find any flaws. This was my first time with resine and i' am sold Inbetween clearcoats drying, i finally managed to mix my two base colors, it's tamiya with levelling thinner from mr paint. Sprays really nice, I am using black basing for the first time, i like it, it's less daunting than preshading for me (left not ready yet) got some debris in the undercoat, have to sand that Now for the main bits, stll needs some sanding and filling and than rescribing, that will be the first time i'll do that, a bit scared to screw it up That's all for now, i am having my insignia's and walkway's cut in masking film and than i can get on with painting. grtz free
  10. Hey all, Thanks for the likes and comments. In fact the original canopy is still in 1 piece but crazed with glue and now after some unfortunate manipulation also a bit cracked. I would never try to cut out the windows of such a fragile piece, but now you mention it, meaby. Here you can see a bit of the process how i went about. First i traced the framing on to strips of tape. I then tried to make a flat drawing true to dimensions, it fits but i think it's 1 or 2 % to big. should do it in illustrator but i was to lazy to fire up the computer I then transferred the drawing to a big piece of tape and put that on some litho plate (aluminium of some sorts). Scored it with a n11 blade and handpunched the rivets. Then i drilled out all the windows and carefully filed them down to the line. I did the same to some plasticard and then sandwiched some clear film inbetween. I still need to try and form a bulge in the clear film. Still thinking about how to. Meaby i'll go a completly different way with V2, I have seen a crash moulding thing with the original canopy as master. And this was all the fault of me wanting to scratch the canopy release system, but i don't mind it's been a fun journey for now. I'll try and make some photo's tonight of the rest of my problems/progress. Until then, grtz free
  11. @ all thank you for all the nice comments @ Trigger sometimes i get lucky, but it wil show further along that i sometimes lack some very basic skills like glueing (still hit & miss) or even putting on a smooth layer of paint and don't get me started on the black art of weathering. This is why I lurk here in the first place, very fine examples of how it should be done, and then dreaming of getting to that stage one day. So on with the build dryfit looks ok, no gaps if i lightly press it together Complete dryfit before surgery looks promising, have a gap on the belly, but thats because of overzealous sanding on my behalf . Trying the engine compartment, the lighter is not there for scale purpuses, i just cant quit the filthy habit. You may notice I used the PE harness from the kit, I should have gone to the Anne Franck museum instead (jim jeffreys reference). Next time I'll be using fabric belts for shure. Dry fit after the surgery is still ok, wohoo (I was really worried about cutting up this beautifull kit) Now for some money shots of the dirty workhorse, I think this one is ready. And a rather nice overexposed shot of whats inside the cowl Made some scratch cowling actuators, learned alot, next ones will be better. Still have the clear part cowling so meaby i'll have a doover. Got the side panels finished, added some wire, not much will be seen. I srewed up a decal by putting it over a bump, should have mounted it on plasticard like i did with the other one. I started making the cockpit before I had optivisers, it shows I added the oil lines, and a breathing mask. I also tried to make the heatertube that goes under the seat but had to cut it short because of fit problems, live and learn. I also made a line from the emergency CO2 bottle to the landinggear but forgot to put it in when i buttonned up the fuse. It can't be seen so no harm done. Made a start on the wheels Did the propellor I managed to kill my canopy, so i'am making a replacement, this is v1 and still to bulkey, gonne try with thinner plasticard and beercan aluminium. That's all for now, i am further along but need to make some photo's. grtz free
  12. Hi, I' am starting this topic because it was rightly asked by our admin to not only lurk but show some work, thanks Jeroen. First things first, a little introduction, i' am Free, born in 1974 and currently residing in the Brussels area of Belgium. I always loved modelling altough I only build 1 plane every decade or so, to many other hobby's . I have good memory's of a tamiya swordfish 1/48 and a 1/48 corsair, but i 'll need to dig those out of my parents attic to take some pictures. Fast forward ten years and the urge was there again to put some plastic together, I bought a britfish and a Fokker DVII from eduard and even a 1/32 WNW britfish. I started with the Fokker, this did not end well, I never managed to attach the top wing and destroyed the struds while trying to do the latter. He will be remebered like this: So on to the main subject, Tamiya Corsair birdcage 1/32 Barracudacals cockpit decals Barracudacast ignition upgrade Barracudacast wheels Grey Matter Engine compartment The following work is not up to the forums standards but i' am a fast learner and can always use some tips, so don't hold back I started with the engine, added oil lines and ignition cables A little bit further along resting under a beerglas? for dust protection an old trick from my grandfather (watchmaker) thats all for now, i lost two hours trying to post photo's from google, had to abandon. More after dinner grtz free