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1/48 CA-13 Boomerang - WIP

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Monday, July 02, 2018 4:27 AM

Thanks John

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Chris

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    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Monday, July 02, 2018 5:02 AM

Good work on the radial.

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Saturday, August 04, 2018 5:04 PM

If this model has taught me anything, it is that Mr Dremel is your friend! There were a lot of fit issues with the engine and cockpit (though to be fair I wasn't using the kit engine) which meant a lot of work with the Dremel removing plastic from the inside of the fuselage. Finally managed to get it together though.

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

Chris

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: 37.8136 S, 144.9631 E
Posted by DesTROYer on Saturday, August 04, 2018 6:12 PM
Great build. I’m following this one with interest. Wish I could find a Boomerang in 1/32
  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, August 04, 2018 7:23 PM

As others have said, you're doing a really spiffy job on this aircraft.

I'm looking forward to the next installments and am curious about how the wings fit on the fuselage. Looks like it's engineered so that most common wing root problems won't arise.

Mike

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, August 05, 2018 2:59 PM

Thanks guys!

I'm currently using plastic strip to fill the gaps between the upper wings and the fuselage. These gaps are not very big, but I wanted to avoid using filler as far as possible, as it is supposed to be a joint. I've made the mistake in the past (and seen it on the models of others too) of filling the joint and then rubbing it down so the joint dissappears when in fact that joint is quite visible on the real aircraft. I've stuck the plastic along the edges of the upper wings, and I'm in the process of rubbing it down a little at a time until I get a good fit with the fuselge. This will also make it easier to rescribe the panel lines where necessary than with filler.

I've also needed to use the Dremel on the inside of the wing fillet on the fuselage from the rear third of the wing back to thin it down to get a good fit so it won't stand proud of the upper wing. I'm really liking my Dremel right now!!! This would be a sod of a kit without it.

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

Chris

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, August 10, 2018 5:06 AM

 

Finally got the wings on! Now for the cleaning up of joints and panel lines, which is not going to be a quick job, but could have been a lot worse without the Dremel.

The second shot shows some of the bits and pieces in the wheel wells and up into the accessories bay behind the engine firewall. There should be more pipes and cables, but I'll probably just leave it as is. You can see where the lower fuselage behind the wing didn't quite line up right, even though the panel lines did! Soon fix that though

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

Chris

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 10, 2018 6:24 AM

Now ;

 Since you've finished the model , What is next ? Are you going to build something to hide all that beautiful work in ? Darn . T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 10, 2018 6:26 AM

Oh My !

 That's a nice job there .You've got a little oil stain on the bottom cylinder though ,Lol!

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, August 10, 2018 4:44 PM

Thanks T.B.

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

Chris

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: NYC
Posted by Johnny1000 on Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:36 PM

Hey Chris

Completely missed that this came back. Great to see this moving forward! Engine and wheel wells look really good. (Gotta fix that fillet, as you said)

Excited for whatever's next

-J

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Monday, August 20, 2018 2:56 PM

Thanks Johnny. Got that fillet fixed. Glued in a piece of plasticard and shaped it down - it was too bad a fit to just use filler. Sorted the wing to fuselage joins and rescribed panel lines. Tailplane going on now, then I have a bit of a dilema with the cowl flaps to sort. Don't you just love challenging kits????? Boo Hoo

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

Chris

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