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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
Finally got the floats on today and a couple gloss coats for decalling.  finally feels like I've rounded second base and heading for third.  This has been one tough kit.  Lots of trial and error and with the eye operations has taken much longer that usual.



So bought these two last month to speed up my builds - no more waiting for warm weather to airbrush.  Compressor is very quiet and the paint booth is by Mr Gunze.  I did need to buy a converter to set down our U.S. 110V to 100V since the fan motel was made for Japanese use.

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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2018, 04:05:55 PM »
She's looking fantastic with her floats on, Charlie!  Delighted to see you back on this beauty.  Even with all the work I had to do on mine, it was a far more enjoyable and rewarding build than the Ansaldo.
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Bud
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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 07:35:09 AM »
Looks great sitting on the Floats! Beautiful work!
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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 08:49:00 AM »
Definitely looks like you are winning, and an inside the park homerun in the making.

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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 01:31:13 PM »
Copper State provided two duplicate decal sheets in the kit.  In looking at the photos in the Datafile I convinced myself that the Iron Crosses did not have the thin black outlines as the decals had so I took one of the top wing crosses and cut off the narrow black outline.  Well, the cross decided to shatter in my water so that idea was tossed out.  The second issue I've had is the top wing Iron Crosses, when placed on the naval hex decals, allowed the hex to lift off the wing surfaces under the new decal.  So I've used three different decal solutions and they are 'finally' laying down.  Added the access door to the cockpit and hopefully over the next few days will get the top wing in place and the remaining struts added to the floats.     

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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2018, 11:36:11 AM »
Made up some brass struts for the area between the floats and wings today and got them glued in place.  Then added struts in the top wing.  Placed the top wing in place and noticed that it was a slight upward bow :-\ and when I pressed down on it it adds too much stress to the lower wing.  Tried to bend it in shape but thinking it will just 'remember I like being bowed' at some point in the future and return to the upward bow and will be impossible to fix. 

Am going to turn the wing over on its top and saw the middle so I can add some plastic strip to keep the wing straight. 

I think I know why now I don't see many of these kits built  :o

Charlie
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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2018, 10:45:35 AM »
Sorry to hear of your wing issues but I am sure you will sort it all out!
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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2018, 10:08:33 PM »
It would be a good idea to buy a moisture separator for that compressor before it goes to your airbrush.

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Re: Copper State W.12 Build
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2018, 03:57:20 AM »
Made up some brass struts for the area between the floats and wings today and got them glued in place.  Then added struts in the top wing.  Placed the top wing in place and noticed that it was a slight upward bow:-\ and when I pressed down on it adds too much stress to the lower wing.  Tried to bend it in shape but thinking it will just 'remember I like being bowed' at some point in the future and return to the upward bow and will be impossible to fix. 

Am going to turn the wing over on its top and saw the middle so I can add some plastic strip to keep the wing straight. 

I think I know why now I don't see many of these kits built  :o

Charlie

I would recommend heating the wing in hot water, it should return to a straight shape, as it was once cast straight
If it helps I can send you new naval hex and probably some parts, if I have some