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Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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Tempest purchased, theme selected. Need to buy paint now, and resurrect compressor.

Yertis

Original Poster:

13,602 posts

189 months

Monday 17th January 2011
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I've made a start, I've glued some shiny kitchen foil behind where the landing light lenses are located:



The wings are assembled. I've done a dry fit to the fuselage. The wing root fillets need to be slightly relieved toward the trailing edge.



This is how the landing light looks.



Overall, the fit of parts so far is excellent.

pacman1

7,287 posts

116 months

Monday 17th January 2011
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Neat trick Sir!

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
I've made a start, I've glued some shiny kitchen foil behind where the landing light lenses are located:



The wings are assembled. I've done a dry fit to the fuselage. The wing root fillets need to be slightly relieved toward the trailing edge.



This is how the landing light looks.



Overall, the fit of parts so far is excellent.
Ah, missed this! I just did a similar thing last night, but I glued the foil around the edge of the lens. I then put a blob of Araldite on top so that when the wing is assembled, and I press masking tape or white tack over the lens, it hopefully won't pop out into the wing (which would be a disaster!).

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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I'm curious to see how I'm going to mask the landing lights now. I'll probably use a dollop of something.
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dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
I'm curious to see how I'm going to mask the landing lights now. I'll probably use a dollop of something.
Maskol would be ideal, but it apparently dissolves Klear, so I cant use it.

White tack would do the trick. Could brush paint around the lens a couple of mm first, then blob the white tack on slightly oversize and it would all blend in nicely I reckon.

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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I remember Maskol shrinking away from the edge of whatever it was masking. I was thinking in terms of plasticine.

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
I remember Maskol shrinking away from the edge of whatever it was masking. I was thinking in terms of plasticine.
I tried masking with play dough recently and it left a greasy mark which was almost un-overcoatable.

Brand new white tack or blue tack seems fine though.

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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I was toying with the idea of masking the camouflage with bluetack, as away of getting the demarcation line feathered but narrow with slight variations. I've now started thinking in terms of creating a two-layer paper mask by using the offset path function in Illustrator.

I think I'm taking this a bit too seriously...

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
I was toying with the idea of masking the camouflage with bluetack, as away of getting the demarcation line feathered but narrow with slight variations. I've now started thinking in terms of creating a two-layer paper mask by using the offset path function in Illustrator.

I think I'm taking this a bit too seriously...
Bluetack works fine at 1:32:



...but I doubt you'd see a feathered edge on top surface camo at 1:72.

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Brushing certainly has its attraction when it comes to RAF camouflage.

As an aside, what's going on with the cannon on these Academy Tempests? I can't find any photographic reference to the little stub barrel thing present on these kits.

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
Brushing certainly has its attraction when it comes to RAF camouflage.

As an aside, what's going on with the cannon on these Academy Tempests? I can't find any photographic reference to the little stub barrel thing present on these kits.
They are Hispano 20mm cannon, slightly staggered in the wing. The stub is the forward barrel, the hole is the rear barrel, and ends more or less flush with the leading edge.

http://www.hawkertempest.se/ArmamentDroptanks.htm

I'm cutting the stubs off and drilling the wing. Then the barrels will be painted brass tube glued into the appropriate depths.

Edited by dr_gn on Thursday 20th January 11:55

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Ah! I didn't realise that stump was supposed to represent one of the cannon, and was going to drill out anyway. I can see they do peep out a bit, so I'll have to put something in. Hypodermics or similar. Or maybe just leave holes.

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
Ah! I didn't realise that stump was supposed to represent one of the cannon, and was going to drill out anyway. I can see they do peep out a bit, so I'll have to put something in. Hypodermics or similar. Or maybe just leave holes.
Well, I assume its meant to be a cannon barrel, you can see one sticks out further than the other on one of the cutaway drawings in that link.

Yertis

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13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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dr_gn said:
Yertis said:
Ah! I didn't realise that stump was supposed to represent one of the cannon, and was going to drill out anyway. I can see they do peep out a bit, so I'll have to put something in. Hypodermics or similar. Or maybe just leave holes.
Well, I assume its meant to be a cannon barrel, you can see one sticks out further than the other on one of the cutaway drawings in that link.
In the photos you can see the muzzles just showing. The phase 1 Tempest obviously had the longer barreled guns and fairings.

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Yertis said:
dr_gn said:
Yertis said:
Ah! I didn't realise that stump was supposed to represent one of the cannon, and was going to drill out anyway. I can see they do peep out a bit, so I'll have to put something in. Hypodermics or similar. Or maybe just leave holes.
Well, I assume its meant to be a cannon barrel, you can see one sticks out further than the other on one of the cutaway drawings in that link.
In the photos you can see the muzzles just showing.
Yep, and if you look at a plan view of the cannon mounts, the inner one is about 4" further back than the outer, so presumably it's this 4" or so difference that is on the model wing.

Yertis

Original Poster:

13,602 posts

189 months

Thursday 20th January 2011
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Only progress today is to order up a new hose for the Aerograph, but without that the project is at a standstill.

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Yertis said:
Only progress today is to order up a new hose for the Aerograph, but without that the project is at a standstill.
Aerograph?

perdu

4,739 posts

122 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Might be a braided hose with probable degradation of its rubber inner

Waiting to see if this has happened to my Paasche in the twentyfive or so odd years since it was used last

I know

Kit like that left unused for so long

It's a crime

frown

dr_gn

11,109 posts

107 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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perdu said:
Might be a braided hose with probable degradation of its rubber inner

Waiting to see if this has happened to my Paasche in the twentyfive or so odd years since it was used last

I know

Kit like that left unused for so long

It's a crime

frown
My Aerograph braided hose has got a tiny leak now, but that's after 29 years!