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The Boat-By Sword ( Eduard)

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  • Member since
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Posted by PaulBoyer on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:25 AM
What are you talking about?
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
The Boat-By Sword ( Eduard)
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:35 AM

Oy Vay:

     This turned into a revolting development! This plane has caused me to relegate it to the shelf of possible doom! The Canopy Glass crystalized when I hit it with glue and the little pieces fell of into the awaiting carpet Monster. I got the parts all back, But I am going to have to hand build a complete canopy.

     The Wing fit is lousy, with such plastic thicknesses that I had to sand the inside of the wings just to get the tips to close. This in turn caused the leading and trailing edges to open up further down the wing. Clamping only served to cause the wing to split off pieces and start cracking. I now have a nice repairable crack from one Nacelle to the other on the forward edge of the wing behind the leading edge

     The canopy didn't fit as another poster noted. So, I checked mine. Same thing. Out with the hot water ! It worked. I was going to make the top panel removeable to show off the expansive interior for this 1/72 plane.

    These rarely have anything worth showing off! The Cockpit has some great detail as does the passenger compartment! I figured to attach the canopy to the two top parts that hold the wings and struts. The main wing Pylon started to melt in certain places with one application of Tamiya Thin ( Green Top ) glue! Tamiya too hot? Really?

    Soooo---- The shelf of Doom till I figure out how I can get this bird done without using to much putty and other stuff. The canopy can be reconstructed using techniques I borrowed from my rail-road builds. It's just going to be aweful tedious. It's bad enough they mold all these window holes( all nice round ones) then tell you to fill two and drill and cut a hole smaller for a forward port on the same side in the same area! Why didn't they just mold it that way?

 This is my third Expensive( For Me ) limited edition kit. I am thinking it will be my last! I have done multiples of The " Pembroke "Vacu-Form & Resin model and the Bamboo Bomber as well. This one is the Pits so far!


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