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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2013, 03:09:25 AM »
This was never problem to me. In this moment I decide to complete Caproni 310, no matter that MPM announce last year new kit of this plane. I built for me pleasure ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2013, 03:31:26 AM »
There's definitely more satisfaction in pulling off your own scratch build or conversion, no doubt about it.

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #182 on: March 12, 2013, 10:49:40 AM »
Yes, I suspect the same thing will happen here, but at least there could be more SAABs built then!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #183 on: March 24, 2013, 02:07:59 PM »
The fuselage priming/filling/priming is coming along pretty well, with no real surprises. I then installed the two wing stubs and horizontal stabilizers to check alignment one more time. The wings are great, but the horizontal stabiliizers needed quite a lot of rework.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_1606-1_zps9f1af1b1.jpg
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #184 on: March 24, 2013, 02:23:43 PM »
:-ok

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #185 on: March 21, 2016, 03:31:39 PM »
Three years of lying dormant in the "unbuilt projects" pile and I recently inspected the outer wings for the SAAB. As you might recall I made these by modifying some old wings and pouring resin into them. Thankfully I never finished the model, because the resin in the outer wings never properly cured and has expanded, cracking the wing parts and making them useless:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF017/IMG_2784_zpszkiudfqk.jpg
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In this photo you can see the darker color in places where the oils in the resin have started to seep out onto the surface. I think I must have used resin material that was beyond it's shelf life and the hardener had lost the ability to mix with the base. In this case I'm really relieved--having this happen after the model was finished would have been a disaster!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF017/IMG_2785_zps8uu74mqz.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale


So, I've decided to use the first set of wings as a pattern. I pulled a set of wings for an old AMT/Ertl P-40E from storage and will modify these to replace the bad pair:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF017/IMG_2786_zpsbjdqw09y.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF017/IMG_2787_zpspwk64io6.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale


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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #186 on: March 21, 2016, 03:53:14 PM »
This project is alive :)) :))

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #187 on: March 21, 2016, 04:50:40 PM »
Yes, revived after all this time.......

Really, I've been watching those outer wings for some time and the problem got worse as time went by. Had I ever finished those parts there would have been harsh words (and all my fault, too!).  :-wall

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #188 on: March 21, 2016, 05:59:48 PM »
You're a courageous man my friend