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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2017, 06:36:14 PM »
Fantastic modeling, as always Des!!

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2017, 11:14:32 PM »
I have to agree with all of the others Des, Fantastic Modeling skills! It seems that the scale makes no difference in your hands!!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2017, 12:13:07 AM »
That is looking super sweet Des. I have started me early version this weekend. One question which I can't see from your photos. Did you notch the side wall inner framing to allow the wire from the trim wheel to pass thru or just stick the frame on top. I notched mine yesterday but it was tedious work. Then it looks like you didn't have to so I may have made it unesssarily complex.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2017, 06:38:43 AM »
I cut  small slots in the frame using my razor saw, the cable then sat quite neatly inside the cut.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2017, 01:11:47 PM »
I have now fixed the engine to the engine bearers and also started adding the PE engine covers. This is the last time the engine will be seen as I am adding all the engine cowls.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2017, 01:15:55 PM »
I have started forming the nose of the model and to date this is the most difficult and time consuming part of the build, I reinforced the fold line by adding a length of lead wire CA'd to both sides, the small tabs which are part of the PE nose section break off very easily.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2017, 01:19:25 PM »
It took some work but I finally fitted the nose section and the sides of the engine cover. I am now working on the top section which will see the covers completed. I am quite happy with the way the covers have turned out but as I said earlier, it took a lot of work.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2017, 09:42:29 PM »
Fantantic job on the cowl des.to me this kind of use of photoetcg adds a ton of realism to the project.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2017, 09:43:58 PM »
Can they not be made removable. I was hoping to try to do so on mine.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2017, 10:08:56 PM »
All the different sections of cowl fit together fairly well and really need to be glued to give the proper look. I was thinking of leaving all the cowls off to display my engine but it didn't look right with no cowls at all.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2017, 02:30:06 AM »
Beautiful!

Shame to hide it, but the cowlings do look great.

Very tricky though!

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2017, 03:52:57 AM »
Beautiful!

Shame to hide it, but the cowlings do look great.

Very tricky though!

Guy

Agree wholeheartedly, too bad the engine has to be hidden.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2017, 04:47:19 AM »
Really beautiful looking cowling! I like the look of the different kinds of metal.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2017, 02:09:48 PM »
I fitted the undercarriage to the fuselage, it was quite easy to fit and had good location pins, once the glue was dry it ended up as a srong assembly. I also fitted the fore and aft cabane struts, these went on very easily.





A sprayed some MRP PC10 onto the undercarriage and the cabane struts, I also painted and fitted the radiators.









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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #74 on: July 08, 2017, 02:19:20 PM »
Beautiful work, Des!  She's really coming together now.
Cheers,
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