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  1. I appreciate the help.  Of course, the missus could foil my plan by not getting me the item at the top of my Christmas wish list. 

    For her part, she doesn't have a wish list, which forces me to fumble about trying to get her a gift.

    Housewares don't apply, because she says they are for the house.   Why can't wimmin be simple to buy for??  Dammit.   She doesn't knit, do pottery, or collect knick-knacks.  She got overstocked on perfume last year and I teched her up with the new Ipad last year.  That pretty much leaves jewelry.  Hell, she barely even drinks!



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  2. 13 hours ago, 1to1scale said:

    That is so beautiful...are you doing foil? I have no clue how to do foil, I had tried years ago with the big metal foil sheets, it was a disaster. For me, I would probably do good old Alclad chrome, not perfect but acceptable.

    Yes, I'm going to foil it.  It's really much easier than you might think.  I start with a piece of the thinnest, cheapest foil that is about 5"X7", apply the glue to the back side then let it dry.  Then I cut for each separate panel unless there are small panels together with no complex curves.  Once when foiling a 1/48 B-29 (that I never completed) I needed some pieces that were over 8" long, and they were a bit fiddly.  If you ever get the urge again, let me know, and I'll show you where I started.

    You fellas that can get a suitable finish from Alclad and other metalized paints impress the hell out of me.  But my non-foil metal painting has been rather lackluster.  I still use foil for oleos.



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  3. 5 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

    The person on the picture (meme) is English actor Sean Bean, pictured in his role of Boromir from Lord of the rings movie. Based on a line of Bean's from this movie " one does not simply walks into Mordor" people created memes that become extremely popular, to parody the idea of getting somewhere by different means.

    Been a long time since I watched that movie.  It went completely over my head.  Like Bean, though.  He play gritty, macho guys.



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  4. 3 hours ago, harv said:

    I find it hard to believe that there was not anything  between the pit and engines. It must have been deafening in the pit.... harv

    Galland said flying the 262 wqs like 'being propelled on the wings of angels'.  So, mebbe the ole' JuMo engines weren't so loud as those on a 747?  Just gessin'.



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  5. 8 hours ago, DocRob said:

    I tried the sanding the bottom fuselage and rescribe two panel lines method and for me that solution is sufficent. There still is a little bulge in the lower fuselage, but that is to be seen on the side drawing and on the photo of the Chino P-47 below as well. The correction job took just ten minutes.

    So for now I stop self WIP-ing your WIP Danny (till further questions arise) :D .

    Cheers Rob



    Interesting.  I had no idea.

  6. 5 hours ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

    If they had omitted the two rudder mounting lugs/positioning aids as well as the corresponding slots, they could have moulded they vertical tail in one piece. I'll be using Magic Sculp 2K epoxy putty to fill the gap. Once applied, I'll be able to smooth it down with a wet Q-tip, hence minimising later sanding. 


    I recently did something similar with CA and baking soda when I built my ME-410.  I got rid of panel lines that were filled in the Cosford plane and left only those that I could see in historical photos.  I didn't fill the access ports, either.  A thin coat of CA, sprinkle with baking soda, 3-5 minutes to dry, then wet sand.  Saved me heaps of time waiting for slower drying stuff.



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