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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Building Revell's 1/48 Dakota
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 485 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:02 PM GMT+7
Paul: Those details really look amazing. Great work!

Oliver
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 12:52 AM GMT+7
Thank you Oliver, I'm going to try and get paint on it this afternoon
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 11:23 PM GMT+7
Managed to get the airbrush powered up and after a bit of a touch up with brushes this led to the centre crew section being finished enough to move on for the time being.





You can see my pile of used-up stretched sprue and the lid of a box I use to throw all my cut-offs in for future re-purposing.
I'm glad to say that each of the the formers didn't need drilled out like the ones in the old Lancaster so this job was relatively pain free !
On a side note, I haven't decided whether to open up the section at the back of the aircraft which houses the toilet. I'm leaning towards a no on that one... ?

magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 12:34 AM GMT+7
I won't advice you on the subject of cutting open but your detailing work is first-class, love the radio operator/navigator's compartment!



Magnus
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Magnus, some of the detail is lacking in a crisp finish but when it gets hard to hold and manipulate such small parts you have to say "good enough !"

I've been doing a small bit most days just to keep the internal structure moving along:

Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: June 01, 2014
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
I missed this build when it started, but now found, I'm buckled up and enjoying the show.

Regards.
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
Paul,
Great work on the radio compartment. The stringers & ribs really do look quite good. As much as I do like seeing extra detail, I vote "No" on the toilet compartment, as some aspects of the interior are better left to one's imagination.

Joel
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:25 AM GMT+7

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I missed this build when it started, but now found, I'm buckled up and enjoying the show.



Thanks Spud, I'm advancing my skills all the time so it's a lot of fun to share the journey.
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:35 AM GMT+7

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Great work on the radio compartment. The stringers & ribs really do look quite good. As much as I do like seeing extra detail, I vote "No" on the toilet compartment, as some aspects of the interior are better left to one's imagination.



Haha, thanks Joel. I'm a little tempted to open up the doorway and invite the viewer to peek inside but I won't extend the cutaway to that section.

Speaking of which, I'm fairly certain of the area I will open up now - A small section from the middle of the cockpit windows back to behind the crew entry door, broadening into a long rectangular area all the way back to just in front of the cargo doors on the port side.
drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
well, my ac-47 will be a bit simpler ....

This is very interesting work, I am following it very closely.

I intend to use the eduard open landing flpas set, and am still contemplating whetehr I will upgrade the engines.

what are your plans?
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:17 AM GMT+7
Thanks Drabslab, I'm looking forward to seeing yours too.

I've never detailed an engine yet but I may give it a try and add some wiring that would be visible from the front of the cowling.
The flaps on the other hand are something I've considered scratchbuilding and will probably attempt if time allows.
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:21 AM GMT+7
Moving on to another technique I've seen used to great effect - foil cockpit padding !





This is a deceptively easy method to achieve a detailed surface effect and I'll store this one away in my bank of tricks for future builds !