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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2017, 12:43:26 AM »
A little beauty, Des! Nicely done  ;)

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2017, 10:30:51 AM »
Geez...I've been away MUCH too long.

Now if we can just nudge you down to 1/72nd!  ;) ;)

Really beautifully done, Des...

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2017, 10:55:31 AM »
Des- Does the kit instructions include a ignition wiring diagram? Or did you come across that somewheres else? Love the detail you've gone to.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2017, 11:16:30 AM »
Glenn, there are no instructions for the ignition wiring so I looked it up on the net and found some pretty good photos to copy.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 01:11:02 PM »
My good days are not even close to your rusty days! Such a pleasure to see your work! Best wishes for your wife.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2017, 03:15:16 AM »
Blimy Des if this is rusty work what do you expect to achieve win you are well oiled? Fantastic to see you modelling again - even if you do feel outside of your comfort zone. I would feel very comfortable indeed if my models were only half as good as tis.

Best wishes to your wife for a rapid recovery.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 09:31:14 AM »
Thanks guys for all your very kind comments, and thank you for your concerns regarding my wife, she is nearly back to her normal self so that takes a lot of pressure off me.

I have started preparing the fuselage bits and pieces for painting, I also made the two PE ammo boxes which proved to be a bit fidly. While at this stage I thought I would trial fit the engine and guess what, it fits, I was a bit worried that all the extra plumbing I fitted would interfer with the mounting. There were some ejector pin marks inside the fuselage halves that needed filling before painting.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 04:54:59 PM »
Looks incredible in situ Des...

The PE may be fiddly, but you've nailed it. What do you use for glue for that?

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2017, 05:15:21 PM »
Thanks Guy, your comments are much appreciated. I use thin (runny) super glue for all the PE, it holds extremely well, only the smallest amount is needed.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »
Ah ok, and how is it applied? I find it tricky to use!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2017, 10:05:13 PM »
I have always applied the CA the same way, I use a length of 0.12mm copper wire, dipping the end of the wire into a small drop of CA will supply enough for most PE jobs, the wire will pick up a very small amount which in turn can be transferred to the PE, if more is required simply dip the wire into the drop of CA again. Bear in mind that CA 'goes off' fairly quickly so a new small drop will be needed in less than one minute, fresh CA is important if you wish to maintain it's viscosity and its adhering properties. To pick up a larger amount of CA for larger sizes of PE bend the end of the wire into a small loop, doing this will allow more CA to 'stick' to the wire. Runny CA has the ability to run into small spaces or along the part being glued using capillary action. As with nearly all super glues, drying time is extremely fast, a retarder can be used to slow it down a bit but I have never found the need to use it. Don't forget, if glue is applied to a painted surface there is a strong possibility that the paint will be pulled off taking the PE with it, so remove any paint before gluing. What I have written here are my techniques, everyone is different so please do what you feel comfortable with.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2017, 11:43:08 PM »
That's great,

Thanks Des, you make it sound easy!

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2017, 03:00:15 AM »
As others said, the engine looks fantastic in place! Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the interior!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2017, 02:45:06 AM »
Super engine Des. This may not be your normal scale t you are certainly a master with it.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2017, 10:21:11 AM »
I have started to assemble the internals of the fuselage, fuselage sides have been painted with CDL (MRP) while the timber bits are painted with Humbrol enamels. I trial fitted the top fuselage cowling and placed the engine in position to see if everything fitted. The two fuselage halves fitted very well but all traces of paint have to be removed from all parts where they mate with the fuselage, tolerances are very tight.

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