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Started on my next build which is the 1/48 ICM A-26B. This will be another racer build and should really be a eye pleaser. :) Good for the Group Build.

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On 3/4/2022 at 5:24 PM, Peterpools said:

John

Staying busy doesn't come close.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Making a little progress on the -26 racer. Pics later.

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14 hours ago, KevinM said:

Nice John should be a sweet looking  build!;)

That overall gloss white finish should really look good. Very unusual on a A-26. :)

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I used very little filler on mine John did scrape here and there.John when you glue the wing on thick glue or tube on those rails locks them in good  I had one wing come loose after the paint used tube glue and no repaint needed.;)

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12 hours ago, KevinM said:

I used very little filler on mine John did scrape here and there.John when you glue the wing on thick glue or tube on those rails locks them in good  I had one wing come loose after the paint used tube glue and no repaint needed.;)

I test fit the wings to the fuselage and they fit just right. Won't need any filler there! :)

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I'm waiting for some canopy masks (due Sat.) to arrive so, in the mean time, I have decided to paint the wings. Three coats of flat white and two of gloss so far. I'll probably apply one more coat of gloss white then I intend to add the exhaust stains. Since the wings aren't attached to the fuselage yet it should be easier to apply the stains. When the paint masks show up I'll paint the fuselage and then attach the wings. Should be easy peasy since when I did a test fit they fit great with no big seams to worry about. Fingers crossed! :)

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Nice progress John. The white overall will be striking in comparison with war style livery. Cant wait to see it done.

Cheers

Martin

 

PS: obligatory question: " are we there yet ?" :)

 

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12 hours ago, KevinM said:

John how you like the jig for the engine exhaust quite a nice touch I thought by ICM?;)

Yes it is a nice touch and sure makes attaching the exhausts easier. :)

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Got the exhaust stains applied so now I'll be ready to attach the wings later today. :) I also tried my hand at window tinting since this a/c did have the canopy tinted. :)

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