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19 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Rob, despite the setbacks, the fuselage looks quite nice.  I too used them clay washes over oils once.  Ruined a perfectly good Hasegawa Macchi MC-205. 

 

...and I haven't used those clay washes since.

 

5-shots of rum in quick succession will fix any remaining agitation or jitters.  I Gar-ron-tee it

Gaz, I feel your pain with the Macchi. You should have seen my face, when I discovered, that nearly nothing of my streaky applied grime wash got wiped away, when  trying to clean it up with a moistened paper towel :icon_eek:.
I'm really thankful, that I applied a strong coat of primer onto the fuselage, otherwise my harsh treatments would have ruined the Kamel completely. Luckily the Kamel was never supposed to look clean, but now it's a little over board and I hope I can finish the build with a coherent look.

I'm using clay washes since some month, so my experiences are limited with these. Every time I used them, they were trouble free and did not alter the surface and were easy to wipe away. Next time I use them on oils, I will seal the previous work.
The reason, I changed from other mostly enamel based washes and panel liners was their aggressive reactions with my Pledge based varnishes.

Cheers Rob

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Nearing completion with lots of little steps. The lower wings got attached with their struts, The machine guns got painted / burnished, pigmented and the front one was mounted.
The Spandau in front got a metal barrel and jacket from Aber, the Parabellum received a Master barrel and jacket, which to me is superior to the Aber metal parts. These needed some work, like drilling the holes a little wider for the barrel, ..., but in the end, both look good.
I always burnish the brass parts, because it's not like a thick coat of colour, instead it looks naturally blackened. The difficulty is to paint the plastic parts to fit. I therefore use a base of Lifecolours 'Deep Cockpit' and use 'Black Smoke' Pigments from Mig for toning down and matting the plastic parts matching. Some dabs with Uschis Iron pigments and done.
Then i added the windscreen and demasked all clear parts. Finally I touched up the leather padding around the cockpit with oils and added the wing compass.

Cheers Rob

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13 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Truly superlative work Rob. Even with the clay wash glitch. I wouldn't have known if you hadn't mentioned it. 

Carl

Thanks Carl, I start to like the little over weathered look. Sometimes it's about adapting to the results ;).

Cheers Rob

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Thanks Gaz, I have a bad back in the moment, that will cause a little delay. I pre rigged the struts lately, added some minor details and can't wait to add the second wing.

Cheers Rob

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2 hours ago, GazzaS said:

A fellow bad back sufferer.  Nuff' said.  I sometimes secure an ice pack to my lower back when working on models.

The last years were good with my back due to lots of sports, but now it stroke me. I have an appointment with a witch today to fix it. It's said that she's really good at it.

Cheers Rob

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The thing got wings :D, at least the upper ones added now. I drilled 0,3mm holes into the upper wing, where the steering wires for the ailerons will be placed and glued fishing line in with CA. The aileron horns got pre drilled, so when adding the ailerons the lines only need to fiddled through the holes in the horn and glued into place.
I rigged the struts loosely with fishing line and micro tubes through the casted eyelets. That enabled me to pre rig everything and once the glue has dried for the upper wing, the structural wires need only to be pulled taut and fixed with CA, easily done.
Then I glued the struts into the lower wing and with the glue still fresh, turned the Kamel upside down, to align the struts to the upper wing.
With the help of two not to tight rubber bands, the alignment of the struts was finished and all glued with Tamiya Extra Thin.

Cheers Rob

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3 hours ago, GazzaS said:

The area between strut and wing...  interesting!

 

It all looks good, man!

Muchas gracias Gaz, it looks a bit preliminary :D, but it makes live way easier after adding the upper wing. I have only to pull everything taut. The Aluminum micro tubes are hard to fiddle through the fishing line for the second time, but when done they hold in place almost without glue, nearly self securing.

Cheers Rob

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Almost there, but wait, this thing needs a propeller, I have to admit, I forgot it, but it's puttied, sanded and primed now. There are some touch ups to be made, the exhaust to be added and then there are the figures and maybe the dio, ..., ok, here in Spain, they call it mas o menos ready :D.

I finished rigging the struts, rudder and ailerons and added these parts to the wing/fuselage. The Parabellum for the operator is only preliminary and is missing the rectangular etched sight.

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On 10/15/2020 at 2:55 AM, DocRob said:

The last years were good with my back due to lots of sports, but now it stroke me. I have an appointment with a witch today to fix it. It's said that she's really good at it.

Cheers Rob

It seems the witch was already here at my shop. 
 

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4 hours ago, Jeff said:

W O W !!  What an excellent result! Those floats are perfect !  Nice job Rob, and fast..... this is a beauty !

Fast, wait until the rest is done :D, I'm a slow finisher, but thanks for the compliment Jeff.

Cheers Rob

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1 hour ago, Clunkmeister said:

It seems the witch was already here at my shop.

Haha, a witch without a V8 is old school :D, my witch treated me brutally, twisting and bending with strange noises to be heard, but it worked, I'm aaaaaaaaalllllliiiiivvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee :lol:

Cheers Rob

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2 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Looks Tres bien!  What a cool machine!   Would love to see a crew involved. 

Thanks Gaz, for putting the pressure on me :D. Crew means dio too, lets see, first the prop and exhaust.

Cheers Rob

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12 hours ago, GazzaS said:

No need to feel pressure, monsieur.  I'm just another guy on a continent far, far away.

It's more like putting the pressure onto me myself, by triggering it from your continent far away :D

Cheers Rob

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