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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2018, 12:23:50 PM »
nice progress mate !

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2018, 01:14:19 PM »
Thank you mate

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2018, 07:13:19 PM »
Special Hobby sent me a new set of clear parts, on my request. Excellent customer service!!!
Same proble with the attachment of the doors on the sprue; so, I've gently sanded the new doors for a loooooong time... Result is good; I can build my Dornier "all closed". Me happy.
Motivated... I have masked the doors, airbrushed the inside color than glued all the clear parts with Gator glue. When dry I've placed the wing, then the wheel legs; engine face, and some other elements. Not finished yet but it was enough for today: placement of the (Belgian) exhausts was not a piece of cake because the parts are so tiny... Nerviously it was enough for today.
But well, I must say that Dornier is a very nice and pleasant to build kit!

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2018, 07:15:27 PM »
Look good and you remind me that I have to get this Gator acrylic glue

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2018, 07:22:36 PM »
Gator glue is useful. longer time to dry compared to cyano but no fumes; with cyano I had fumes on the dorsal window...

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2018, 07:10:47 AM »
nice progress

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2018, 07:50:51 AM »
Thank you my friend

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2018, 09:54:25 AM »
Hello :-salut

Very good work upon improvement of this kit.

Jicéhem :-wave

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2018, 11:12:00 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2018, 06:12:09 PM »
Since last time, I received lot of interresting informations and new pictures (I cannot publish those ones due to copyrights); that were a little bit disturbing for some ones...

Belgian pilots seats are not totally correct in the kit: backseats are not so high and there is no metal plate behind. The seatbelts are fixed on a kind of reinforcement in metal above the seats...

The banks are both the same with no full backseats as indicated by Special Hobby for the Belgian version; instead it's better to use the part of the German aircraft - but two are needed. More than that: Belgians reinforced the backseat with a grey tissue in the lower part...

The cockpit interior is capitoned...

There is a kind of wood wheel between the pilots seats

Belgian Do27 present some variations in the paint. This is due to the use of paint can to correct the overall paint before total re-painting of the aircraft

Exhausts: the short exhausts provided for Belgian version by SH are correct. But there were progressively replaced by longer ones; that are not of the same type of the German aircrafts! So, if you whish to represent Belgian longer exhausts, you have to scratchbuild them... I will keep the shorter ones.

Decals provided in the kit are a little bit too big. Not really dramatically too big I must say.

My friends of the Brussels Air Museum sent me informations about the lenght of the antennas: 50 cm and 225cm. At 1/72 scale, that makes respectively 0,7cm & 3,13cm.

OK. Knowing all that I was disturbed by the fact that my cockpit interior is not absolutely correct... I envisaged to stop the build of the actual kit, to begin my second one more correctly this time. Discussing with Didier Waelkens, editor of KIT (IPMS-Belgium magazine) he convinced me to continue my actual build; simply giving all the infos received after the closing of the cockpit in the article I will write.

So, the adventure continues  :))

Not a big step forward this time: photoetch! That asked me loooong time to perfectly realise the parts...

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2018, 08:38:57 PM »
This is so detailed info, good to know. Maybe you can make it with other markings, to fit interior?

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2018, 06:51:26 AM »
This is so detailed info, good to know. Maybe you can make it with other markings, to fit interior?

Yes, it's my intention but the second Dornier will not be one of my next builds...

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2018, 08:44:36 PM »
As I have a few time to spend for the hobby actually, progress is slow... More than that, some phases are asking for intense thinking  :-green
So, even if the part is fragile, I decided to glue the VHF antenna on the wing. For me, that will be better for the painting phase.

I've also prepared the other antennas; there are not glued actually; just positionned for the photo ;)

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2018, 09:09:09 PM »
0,3 steel wire?

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Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2018, 07:40:39 AM »
No my friend, stretched Evergreen...