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Martinnfb

Build BEAUFIGHTER they said, it's FUN they said :)

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11 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Like totally Tubular!  Inspiring work, dude.

Like seriously :) , thanks for stopping by buddy

10 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

Tubeway Army? I like the way you want to represent the cannon tubes. I did it the easy way and drilled them out and capping the inside with tubing slit horizontally to avoid the see through look. Great work.

Cees

Thank You Cees. I did that as well, changed the shape etc. but they're in off-set configuration, no way it can be done without a complete redesign .

1 hour ago, chek said:

Having done similar with a Hunter, one small tip I can offer is to ensure the nose contours remain well defined.

I used auminiumi tubing on mine, and was pleased at getting not only perfectly shaped gun troughs, but a nice flange effect from the tube's thickness itself.

Unfortunately, while the troughs looked great, I'd abraded and polished away too much nose which gave the poor old normally pugnacious looking Hunter's nose a decidedly skinny, receeding chinned look. For the next one, I scribed lines at the trough edges, and superglued in some phone wire with the chrome burned off and drawn through a pad of wire wool, so it was flush where the surface needed to be. Once you're sanding and the bright copper makes an appearance through the filler, you know to hang back on further heavy sanding and keep the nose shape true.

That;s funny, because last night I grabbed a bunch of aluminium tubing and went to garage to cut  and shape them . The problem was the thermal distortions of the aluminium itself . So I opted for plastic tubes glued to place and supported by resin putty that is strong enough to retain the strength of the fuselage and soft enough to sand and scribe into.

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Preliminary sanding , material is not cured yet. I would say another 24 hours until the plastic sets in.IMG_0344.thumb.jpg.8f93eb6756ddc5bda6c9eed9f210a11a.jpgnow I have a great starting point

 

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You're a maniac, Martin! But in a good way...

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1 hour ago, Martinnfb said:

That;s funny, because last night I grabbed a bunch of aluminium tubing and went to garage to cut  and shape them . The problem was the thermal distortions of the aluminium itself . So I opted for plastic tubes glued to place and supported by resin putty that is strong enough to retain the strength of the fuselage and soft enough to sand and scribe into.

Wet sanding helps a lot in reducing heat build up when sanding the ali tube.

If you have a size handy which will slide into your plastic tubes, a light greasing with vaseline or similar would allow you to build up the rear edge of your cannon troughs with some superglue and plastic power from all the sanding, and then sand it back to a curved edge as seen below.beau49.jpg

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Guys I need your help.  I decided to use hub from Tamiya Mosquito. It is a spare part J29? that looks similar to hub from Beaufighter. Well I was filling the gaps with superglue and one wheel was over filled :)  

If there is anybody who is willing to help me and pass me your spare Tamiya hub, please let me know.

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Those blast tubes are among the best I've ever seen.  Well done!

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Martin

Awesome work .. looking so good. Glad to see Carl was able to come to the rescue! ;) What's it all about!!!!:)

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

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