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Mark Builds a Biplane
md72
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 04:01 PM UTC
Wow, it has been a while. I got the lines touched-up with some silver, cleaned up the thru holes and touched them up. Finally I got the top wing painted yellow. Now on to a clear coat and decals, then the fiddly bits...


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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 09:11 PM UTC
what- no turnbuckles?

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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Oh, MY HEAVENS, where's my welder's goggles when I need them?

Cheers,
--Jan
md72
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:14 PM UTC
Well, it is a "Yellow Peril", just wait til I clear coat it.

Hey it was my FIRST rigged biplane and like the first biplane since like 1972. I wasn't ready for turnbuckles.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 06:02 PM UTC
Ohoh, these two wingy thingies might be contagious. I was at a local thrift shop and this jumped right off the shelf into my hands.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 03:33 PM UTC
Oh noes. I thought I was ready to start decaling the beastie, A close look at the instruction sheet Shows that the rudder should be painted Blue, not yellow..

I guess that I'll have to clip the rigging, re drill the holes, mask, paint, re run the rigging, fill the holes and touch up the paint.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 03:47 PM UTC
Mark,

Go for that Aurora F4B-4!!

I had it, the K&B re-release, years ago and started it, even started putting styrene in the cockpit. Then I had to move cross-country and I don't know where it ended up.

AVENGE ME (it??)!!

I look forward to your model!
md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 06:12 PM UTC
OK, I fixed the rudder paint and re wired the tail plane.
Started on decals.

Revell decals, printed in Italy. They might be a bit thick but they snug down nice with Micro Sol and Micro Set. They doe take a while to float off of the backing.

I'm really impressed about how well the fuselage stripe wraps around and matches up on top and bottom.

Still have a few more decals and some fiddly bits left.
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 02:08 AM UTC
Mark! It is starting to come alive now! Good decal work, I always run into trouble when handling big decals, not to mention the kind of wraparound like the one on the fuselage.



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC
Kudos! Mark on your bi-plane and that rigging. Good job.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 05:17 PM UTC
OOPS, I tried to panel line the fuel tank. That didn't work so well, so I tried to repaint the center of the top. Looks like I used Chrome Yellow over Insignia Yellow top wing.

I'll have to try again with Insignia yellow.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 05:32 PM UTC
Or perhaps the ground crew got the wrong colour out of Stores when they touched up the messy repairs to that fuel tank?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC
LOL, a case of extreme weathering.
Thanks, but I've made so many subtle mistakes on this kit, I'd like to make the big stuff look good.