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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2017, 03:23:02 AM »
Magnificent work, as always, Des!  I'm so glad you decided to use the plastic kit engine.  It's as good as any aftermarket 1/48 scale resin engine I've seen.
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2017, 07:36:43 PM »
Thanks very much for looking in and leaving kind comments, they are much appreciated.

This photo shows the bottom wings just sitting in place, the locating lugs for the wings are superb and hold the wing very firmly.



I completed the instrument panel by painting as per the instructions then applying the decals. The decals for this panel are absolutely brilliant, even though very tiny they were easy to apply and pulled down beautifully, the graphics on these decals are second to none.



I have fitted the instrument panel to the cockpit coaming and glued the coaming to the fuselage, everything was a perfect fit and only needed a few strips of Tamiya tape to hold it in place while the glue dried.



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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2017, 12:45:31 AM »
Gorgeous Instrument Panel and interior Des! You are moving along nicely!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2017, 03:02:55 AM »
Gorgeous update Des! I couldn`t agree more about the instrument panel decals - MeliusManu did the fantastic job. I have applied them already - superb!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2017, 04:54:02 AM »
Truly superb work, Des!  I agree with your assessment of the fit and instrument decals.  This is the best kit I've built in ages.
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Bud
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2017, 05:07:18 AM »
Wow Des, superb job all-around.  The detail looks bigger than 1/48, a testament to your skills and CSM.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2017, 06:30:25 PM »
A work of art! What more can I say?

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2017, 03:30:11 PM »
I have added the rigging to the front end of the fuselage, I used 0.12mm Modelkasten elastic thread, a brilliant product. I drilled small holes through the fuselage frames then inserted the thread securing it with CA. The third photo shows the rigging on both sides, the bottom and in front of the firewall. Once all the rigging was fitted I painted them with Mr Metal Color Stainless.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2017, 06:30:57 PM »
very beautiful work Des, congratulations!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2017, 05:56:03 AM »
A nice kit in very experienced hands = fantastic model!

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2017, 07:35:02 AM »
Des, I am so enjoying following your build. When welcoming people to the forum I often comment that it is an inspirational place. If. I had to give an example, your work on this superb model would be a case in point.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »
Very nice. The finish is very realistic - a credit to you and CSM.
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 08:47:45 AM »
Outstanding build Des, looking forward to your progress.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2017, 09:37:55 AM »
Des, I wish I possessed a steady enough hand to produce the absolutely beautiful detailing you do! First rate work, a pleasure to watch this build.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2017, 05:23:41 PM »
You're excelling yourself on this one Des!

Amazing panel and rigged to perfection.

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