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Italeri Flying Banana; H-21 Helicopter
Topic Started: Mar 1 2018, 06:19 AM (545 Views)
blainecole
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This is the initial application of PE to the fuselage exterior. As always, Eduard has done a fine job. This will be repeated on the port side. A test fit of the interior to the fuselage reveals that interior color won't be critical. So it will be Light Ghost Grey for the personnel spaces, and Zinc Chromate aft.

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blainecole
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This will be about it for the power plant.

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Nice progress.

:cool
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Lt Paddy 'Chancer' Boyle
The PE looks great.
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Just a thought but what do you stick your PE down with, I have used ordinary liquid cement on flat bits and Gorilla white cap compression glue where I can clamp like the cockpit interior and sidewalls. I very rarely use CA as it goes everywhere except where I want it leaving the object stuck to my fingers.
Edited by Olde Farte, Mar 14 2018, 09:45 AM.
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blainecole
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Del: I use CA glue and a toothpick to apply. Then, holding the metal part with some very fine tweezers, I join the parts.
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blainecole
Mar 16 2018, 07:58 AM
Del: I use CA glue and a toothpick to apply. Then, holding the metal part with some very fine tweezers, I join the parts.
OK, so what happens when the bits ping off into the ether?

I have something called a sticky pen made by Ultimate Modelling products which is very handy as the bit can be picked up and placed while holding it down with a knife blade. The pen/pencil can be sharpened with a pencil sharpener and covered when not in use with a Bic ballpoint pen cover, dries out otherwise.

See here and I wouldn't be without it. https://www.umpretail.com/products/ultimate-photo-etch-placer
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blainecole
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When it has happened, I have succeeded in finding the part more often than not. There have been instances where it was time consuming. But I consider it a challenge and a bit of an adventure. I have a dedicated hobby room with wood floors that I keep clean and organized. I do pay a premium for quality tools, but it has proven a good investment. Having steady hands helps immensely.

The tool you linked to looks very useful.
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Nice work Blaine :cool
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Don't wood floors have gaps Blaine? or is Japanese precision and tolerances better than ours.
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blainecole
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Del; There is a depression between the planks. But nothing the parts would fall through. As a last resort when searching, I shine a torch at an angle to the floor. Even the smallest parts cast a shadow or will reflect the light. Am I bordering on a mental disorder?
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:cool

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blainecole
Mar 20 2018, 01:27 AM
Del; There is a depression between the planks. But nothing the parts would fall through. As a last resort when searching, I shine a torch at an angle to the floor. Even the smallest parts cast a shadow or will reflect the light. Am I bordering on a mental disorder?
Bordering Blaine, bordering!!..................... :rolf more like obsessive methinks. :rolf :rolf
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blainecole
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As is normally the case, Eduard provide very nice parts to add detail.

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The parts representing the engine bay and framing are now complete. The detail is rather nice but will be difficult to see on the completed model. The fuselage buttoned up nicely.

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So now it's time to finish up the relevant PE for the fuselage exterior.

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Very nice work.
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