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Latest Acquisitions 20 Jan 2020 15:34 #8821

Nice old destroyer kit. Where did you find that?

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Latest Acquisitions 20 Jan 2020 17:02 #8822

MM2CVS9 wrote:
Nice old destroyer kit. Where did you find that?

EJ

It was one of the raffle prizes at my IPMS meeting. I also got the old Renwal USS Springfield from an IPMS club raffle as well.


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Latest Acquisitions 20 Jan 2020 22:42 #8823

I saw one of those AN 124 up at GSP many years ago, came around the corner, it was parked at the UPS ramp and it dwarfed anything I ever saw.
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Latest Acquisitions 21 Jan 2020 11:36 #8824

Duke Maddog wrote:
Happy Birthday Terry! Excellent choice!

A couple days ago we had our IPMS chapter meeting. I got this in the raffle:



Now since I also have the Renwal USS Springfield, I can build both of these.

Before that however, a friend sold this to me; using up the last of my Christmas money:



That is a white one-foot-long ruler on the top of that box. yes, it is that big. The fuselage seen below is made from fiberglass, as is the wings and tail surfaces. All other parts are injection plastic. The ruler is still there to show size:



Later I also decided to test-fit the wings to see how big this monstrosity is. The tail feathers didn't fit, but I was able to at least balance the vertical stabilizer:




Yeah, that puppy will have to be all done at Hobby Day....

That's it for now. I have four Brookhurst gift cards; prizes from my AMPS meetings so I may have some more to show after the Spruefest show. Stay tuned.

Wow, that Antonov is quite the kit Mark!!
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Latest Acquisitions 21 Jan 2020 15:53 #8825

Thanks Bob! I would love to see one of these AN-124's in person someday. You are one lucky guy!

Sharkman thanks! It is quite the kit and assembly looks pretty fast and straightforward. I will have some issue sanding the seam on the dorsal spine, but I'll be careful. I do need to find a way to cut fiberglass so I can do the cockpit area well.


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Latest Acquisitions 23 Jan 2020 09:21 #8826

Cutting fiberglass, use carbide cutters, and diamond files for the edges. I suspect that the surface of the fuse is a resin coating so you can have the surface detail. HPH does this with their giant size kits. Give me a shout and I can visit with you about it a little. I used to make prototype PC boards by hand so have a bit of experience with fiberglass.
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Latest Acquisitions 23 Jan 2020 10:06 #8827

Heavens Eagle wrote:
Cutting fiberglass, use carbide cutters, and diamond files for the edges. I suspect that the surface of the fuse is a resin coating so you can have the surface detail. HPH does this with their giant size kits. Give me a shout and I can visit with you about it a little. I used to make prototype PC boards by hand so have a bit of experience with fiberglass.

And please be sure to wear a QUALITY respirator when cutting or sanding fiberglass.

Cheers
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Latest Acquisitions 23 Jan 2020 18:42 #8828

Thanks Paul. I appreciate that. When I get ready to start this, I'll let you know so we can chat. Yes, it has a resin coating on it; very smooth, but the seam still has a slight step in it that needs to be reduced.

TB, I will. I have just the thing that I use for my house painting, air-less paint sprayer. In addition to that, I have two fans: one in the window blowing outside; and the other behind me at an angle to blow the debris to the fan in the window.

Now to find some carbide cutters; I think I need a saw of some type too since there are a couple curves I need to cut. Or I can cut them straight and sand in the curves.....


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Latest Acquisitions 23 Jan 2020 22:11 #8829

Duke Maddog wrote:
Thanks Paul. I appreciate that. When I get ready to start this, I'll let you know so we can chat. Yes, it has a resin coating on it; very smooth, but the seam still has a slight step in it that needs to be reduced.

TB, I will. I have just the thing that I use for my house painting, air-less paint sprayer. In addition to that, I have two fans: one in the window blowing outside; and the other behind me at an angle to blow the debris to the fan in the window.

Now to find some carbide cutters; I think I need a saw of some type too since there are a couple curves I need to cut. Or I can cut them straight and sand in the curves.....
Something else that could help is pushing a plastic bag into the fuselage and then putting some expanding foam in. Dont over fill, just enough to add strength while you are cutting. That way the fuse wont flex on you. Then when done pull the bag out. Of course if its a really rigid kit you probably wont need that. Again just not too much foam so you dont distort the fuse. And a mentioned a good respirator. Fiberglass can be very nasty if it gets in your lungs or eyes etc.
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Latest Acquisitions 24 Jan 2020 12:14 #8830

Thanks Paul for the excellent suggestion. I will consider that, but as you said; the fuselage is pretty firm. Still, I believe in utilizing all possible resources to avoid any pitfalls.


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Latest Acquisitions 26 Jan 2020 00:26 #8831

I got a few items in this week as Birthday presents to me. Free Time is on their final moving sale day(s) and in looking through the stuff I ran across the D0335 Night Fighter for an excellent price. The other items were about 1/2 off (or more) so I added them to the order. (Made another smaller order tonight of some other goodies)





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Latest Acquisitions 26 Jan 2020 08:03 #8832

Sweet! :rockon
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