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Pearl 2017..The Subject
« on: Sat Aug, 12, 2017, 11:14:PM »
Wait.......another build.....another PUBLIC build......what madness is this then?



Well I am finishing up an article for consideration to a magazine and the P-40B is currently in between video sessions.  Now is also the time where I begin to look towards December 7 and what that means.  This year I have gone solo again and so my only deadline is the finish line.  This is not for submission.  This is for me.

First up is the subject.  Kind of my holy grail build. 



The 1/72 Special Hobby B-18.  For this I will need to pull out a few tricks as the decals will need modification.  The build itself will be out of box. 



The journey begins......




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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #1 on: Tue Aug, 15, 2017, 01:28:AM »
Well here is a quick follow up to the intro.

I would show you a couple of pictures of the sprue but to be honest I dislike those as they really show nothing.  For myself I like to see some progress.

As the title says it is the beginning. 

First up, I rarely do things as the instructions call for.  Just not how I build.  This build is no different.  Because of the amount of clear in the fuselage the first thing I want to tackle is to get the exterior paint and the interior paint out of the way.  To that end I wanted to try something different.  Tone variants by changing the base color.  I used Testor Gloss Gray, Model Master US Navy Gray, and Testor Creatix Gloss Black.  I picked out some panels to try it out.









I then sprayed Alclad Chrome.




While this dried I played some with the interior.





And with some paint.




Next up will be to get some color on the interior walls and then move on to the clear parts.


All comments, critiques, and criticism is encouraged.



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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #2 on: Tue Aug, 15, 2017, 10:45:AM »
Nice progress   
Another plane I had to look-up   ;D

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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #3 on: Tue Aug, 15, 2017, 02:43:PM »
I did the tone variations by base color on an F-86 I did. I liked the subtle variations it provided.

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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #4 on: Wed Aug, 16, 2017, 10:51:AM »
Many thanks for looking in.

The Bolo is kind of lost to history.  She did have a lengthy career as a coastal command aircraft for the British and Canadian air corps.  They called her something different though, cannot remember what that was though.



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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #5 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 04:07:PM »
Excellent so far!!

Frankly I'm with you re: intro Pics. Here's the box. Here's a sprue. Here's the same sprue spun 90°. Here's the opposite side of the same sprue... ::)

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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #6 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 10:17:PM »
At times they work ok, for this one though there is truly not much detail to show.



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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #7 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 10:41:PM »
Well folks everything was moving along smoothly. 

The interior went in with no fuss.  Although way off it will work when all the "glass" is installed.





The fuselage looked to be a pretty simple project to close up.






And then the honeymoon came to an abrupt end.  Well crashing halt.  Well total and complete standstill for a while. 

The OH MY GOD, ARE YOU KIDDING ME moment came when I attempted to attach the wings to the fuselage.  It was just as a bad joke. 

The carnage...




Not too bad you say???  Well to compliment that after a lot of sanding to try to get the engine nacelles to fit this was the best I could get....





Now the best part, no picture of this though, after much use of adult language I test fit the stabilizers and they fit a dream with little to no seam.  I was fit to be tied. 

Well after a trip to the big city on Saturday I was able to obtain some Apoxie Sculpt and so that is now drying, thinking I didnt mix it exactly right, and that should fix my gap issue but holy crap that was a large gap.

More on this soon.


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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #8 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 10:55:PM »
  ;D  thought the seams and fit issues on this Polar Lights  Enterprise  kit were bad .
         Nope
    Must be the  Special  in Special Hobby

    I'm surprised you hadn't done a test fit prior to putting down all that shiny
    Why do you believe you may not have mixed the Aves correctly ?
       I tell you ,, with that stuff , I've started weighing each portion to be combined after realizing my eyeballing it was a bit off as I reached the bottom of the containers .
    That stuff is really forgiving though so I doubt you'll have any issue       --- I never have , even though I obviously wasn't being all that accurate with the mix ratio .

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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #9 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 11:37:PM »
Good luck with those seams. They look AWFUL
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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #10 on: Tue Aug, 22, 2017, 09:00:AM »
Urumomo unfortunately I did test fit.  I knew they could be bad but this was beyond my expectations.  I did attempt to minimize the gap but there was little I could do with it.

Quaralane they are every bit of that.



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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #11 on: Tue Sep, 26, 2017, 12:48:AM »
Now for an update on the 1/72 B-18.

The wings and the wing roots are now attached, puttied, cleaned up, and now painted.  This kit has been a major chore all the way through.











Next will be to get the markings on, some custom, and then finish out the small stuff.


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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #12 on: Thu Sep, 28, 2017, 01:02:PM »
Looking really good there.
Nice and shiny
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Re: Pearl 2017..The Subject
« Reply #13 on: Thu Sep, 28, 2017, 02:35:PM »
Many many thanks.



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