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Aircraft Modeling / Re: Tornado IDS Eduard
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:20:42 AM »

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Farewell Mirage 5BD (1/72)
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:20:20 AM »
Thank you !

Ground Forces / Re: TAM 4500 DV
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:19:55 AM »

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Farewell Mirage 5BD (1/72)
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:29:18 AM »
AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium airbrushed ; then decals setted

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Tornado IDS Eduard
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:16:23 PM »

Ground Forces / Re: TAM 4500 DV
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:15:40 PM »

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Farewell Mirage 5BD (1/72)
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:15:16 PM »
Thank you mate

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Ju 87
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:14:48 PM »
Nicely done !

Ground Forces / Re: Benz-Patent Motorwagen 1886 (ICM 1/24)
« on: January 17, 2023, 07:25:18 AM »
I fully agree with you my friend !

Thank you my friend ! ;)

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Farewell Mirage 5BD (1/72)
« on: January 16, 2023, 05:06:38 PM »
... putty manufacturers are happy..

I will take some parts from Miliput, Tamiya, AK, Squadron...

Ground Forces / Re: Benz-Patent Motorwagen 1886 (ICM 1/24)
« on: January 16, 2023, 05:04:36 PM »

I will therefore work on the wing of the complete kit, this time by adding material (miliput) at the level of the leading edge. After sanding I am satisfied and I tell myself that as long as it takes, rather than waiting to do those of 36-37 & 38, I might as well do it now! So rather than building just one model of the series, I'm going to do all 5 together.
I make a parenthesis here to point out that this project will be done in the very very long term, in small doses at a time, between easier montages and that I am not sure to see it through to completion. But the urge is there!
So, once the leading edges of the right wings have been ground and sanded (some finishing work is still necessary at this stage), I go back to my documentation to check the dimensions of the wings: if I already know that the width is good, what about the length? On real planes, it was 11644mm. Which means that those of the models of the 36-37-38 & 40 (I will come back to that of the 42 later), it lacks a little more than 2mm. An Evergreen rod will serve as a benchmark to determine where I should add the missing material. Fortunately, it is at the end of the wings. Using good old Dymo tape, I mark the precise place where I have to insert, on each side, 1mm of Evergreen. I saw off the ends; place the Evergreen; sand; then I replace the wingtips after pinning them for better fixation. It will still be necessary to sand and to add material to the few gaps caused by the manipulations, but at least the dimensions are good now.
Afterwards, it will also be necessary to remove certain engravings, engrave missing panels and create the lines of rivets...

For the right wing of the Renard 40, I tested on the one received as a "spare" the following procedure: cutting the wing; replace it higher with fitting and miliput and adding a little material at the back. After careful examination, it does not fit because the wing no longer has the correct inclination at the front.

My idea at the start was to begin with the Renard 40 and only her. First exercise: cutting the canopy in vacu (provided in two copies). To my great satisfaction I managed a perfect cut... But when you want to place it on the fuselage (NB: I use the "spare" half-fuselages offered by my friend Bernard Libert for the tests, which allowed me to stick them together to facilitate my work) we see that it is not suitable at all !!! Obviously, it will be the same for the Renard 42; but twice, this time!)
Rather than abandoning the project, I will make a "master" which will be used to thermoform three new canopies (one for the Renard 40 and two for the Renard 42). For this, I will use Evergreen and miliput. On an Evergreen base I will put Miliput, then after sanding make the arches in Evergreen and sand again to soften them. You can see the difference between this Master and the canopy provided in kits 40 and 42. At this stage, I still have to finalize this Master by strengthening it a little before testing a transparent plastic shaping.

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