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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 01:27:57 AM »
Nice choice Ryan, looking forward to your progress.

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 03:09:43 AM »
Thanks Juan, 2 pages of thread and not an assembly in site....need to get busy.

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 12:02:44 AM »
I wanted to share this shot of the just lovely surface detail on the fuselage, I wasn't expecting this.

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

OK back to parts prep.

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2019, 12:16:33 AM »
Yes, their moulding is ridiculously good... another reason to get one!

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 11:56:14 PM »
At the front of the fuselage there are two apertures for the carburetor pipes. As molded they are round however my decal version requires that they be oval. WNW provides a oval recess on the inside of just how much you need to remove. In a further example of good engineering the oval brass rings are etched oversized so if you are a little out of oval they will hide your sins.

 I wanted to touch on how I attach PE cleanly. The trick with this is to hold them in place until you can get super glue on them to set. I use Elmers glue to tack them into place, now the Elmers will never hold the part forever, this is just to give me time to glue. You can see the white glue dots in the shot below. The glue also allows fine tuning before you add the super glue. The SG I use is the thin type applied with a micor brush, the head being cut to half its width. I this case the glue was applied from the back but its so thin you could have done from the front.

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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In Progress: 1/32 Albatross DV (Richthofen); 1/32 Morane Saulnier Type N
Upcoming:1/32 WNW DH.9

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 12:38:49 AM »
Great tip Ryan,

This is the point I usually get superglued fingerprints all over the plastic  :o

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2019, 01:50:12 AM »
Nice tip there Ryan... I will watch this one closely! Regards, Marc

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2019, 08:27:09 AM »
Thanks guys more pics soon as this is fighting with my Albatros for desk time.

Ryan
In Progress: 1/32 Albatross DV (Richthofen); 1/32 Morane Saulnier Type N
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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2019, 09:39:37 PM »
Excellent tip. I will try it out when the situation arises.
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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2019, 03:01:34 AM »
As I’m looking at this rather large fuselage, I can’t help to think how massive the HP 0/400 is going to be!

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2019, 12:05:59 AM »
Not much to show, but did manage to get some primer on the PE work and started setting up painting jigs. The extreme close up show a rough surface, but that is exaggerated.

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

DH.9 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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In Progress: 1/32 Albatross DV (Richthofen); 1/32 Morane Saulnier Type N
Upcoming:1/32 WNW DH.9

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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2019, 07:33:11 AM »
I did manage to sand off a couple of those "rivets" near the oval ports. Any ideas on how to replace the detail?

Ryan
In Progress: 1/32 Albatross DV (Richthofen); 1/32 Morane Saulnier Type N
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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 09:02:03 AM »
Nice kit that one, really looking good! When it comes to rivets I have my punch-and-die set that makes plastic discs from 2.0 down to 0.6 mm. I have no idea if that’s small enough. They can be glued with Tamiya’s extra thin cement.
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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2019, 09:29:48 AM »
I have a mini punch, but like you say those are very small.

Ryan
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Re: 1/32 WNW AMC DH.9
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2019, 11:22:29 AM »
You are a great source of tips Ryan - thanks. Can't help you directly on the rivets but I'm sure someone makes them and they are in a log here somewhere...

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