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 Post subject: Revell V2 1/69 8601
PostPosted: Sun 27 Nov 2011 15:58 pm 
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This is the box scale V2 from a 1980's re-issue in the History Makers series.

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Here's all the bits:

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It doesn't take a lot of working out that many of the parts require a lot of cleaning up, with plenty of sink mark divots and ejection pin towers, as well as the flash. The missile itself goes together quickly:

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But that is because I'm leaving out the interior bits to assemble and mount separately. Cleaning up the seams meant loss of rivets, so I whipped 'em all off, scribed a few lines then sprayed lots of primer:

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The little launch pad framework is fragile and I managed to break one of the struts, now repaired. Whilst doing some web research I came across this cool camo scheme:

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I'm going to import it into Autocad, scale it to the correct size, then print onto Frisk film to make a template. Meanwhile I've been cleaning up the trailer components, dull, dull, but has to be done:

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Will be doing a bit more after the Grand Prix!

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Nice one Paul ...rather you than me with that paint job though  :shock:

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Here's the latest state of play:

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The trailer is incredibly fiddly, tidying up the the step rungs alone would test the patience of a saint and there are sink marks and ejection towers everywhere. Miraculously and despite the brittleness of the polystyrene nothing was damaged while being treated. I'm going to black primer the trailer to use a a base coat for the green finish.

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Looks to be a lot of detail in this kit mate.

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I've still got a bunch of components that were supposed to fit inside the missile! :wink:

I would think if you had a kit that was early off the production run, it would be a lot less trouble to build.

I've given all the meillerwagen bits a good squirt of black primer and it looks a lot smarter now.

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The Meillerwagen is now complete - or at least as complete as I want it to be - together with the launch platform:

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Looking very good.  I'm tempted to buy one of these to use the Meillerwaggen parts as a template to upscale to 1/35 ( I have a 1/35 V2).  I have so far been unsuccessful at getting my hands on any scale drawings.

Looking forward to seeing your finished product.

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Progress on the missile, not good. After a massive masking job having made up Friskets using the template plus bits and bobs of tape/tack, then spraying it looked like this:

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Removal of the masking pulled off quite a bit of Sandgelb, plus some missed masking and bleed:

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Oh well, out with the tape again. I've sprayed on a good few coats of Klear to try and stabilise everything before making good operations commence.

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Just a bit of touching up Paul  8-)

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After lots more masking, a re-spray of the sandgelb, some miniscule decal numbers from an old Almark sheet and finally finishing coats of Klear laced with Flat Base and some grey, here we are at last:

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Although the Friskets didn't work as planned 100%, they were still very useful. I took some of the roughness off of the final finish with a vigorous rub with some DIY cloth - it's a bit like kitchen roll.

Here together with the meillerwagen and launch platform:

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Part 1 finished, a sometimes fiddly/frustrating project, but I'm quite pleased with the result.

Part 2 will be the left over interior bits, but that will be for another day.

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peebeep:397736 wrote:
Removal of the masking pulled off quite a bit of Sandgelb, plus some missed masking and bleed:


Any ideas what causes that? I ruined a 1:72nd Academy B17 when I got the same effect using Alclad over Black Gloss. Better still how to prevent it?


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DogTailRed2:398189 wrote:
Any ideas what causes that?


Paint lifting? It can be a variety of reasons. Alclad is usually a robust finish, if it didn't stick onto the gloss black there must have been some sort of compatibility issue.

In the case of my V2 I probably over-thinned the yellow, although it may be the paint was past its best, as it has been knocking around my paint tin for some time. I still used a thin mix for the re-paint, but the solution is not to mask over it!

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It looks very, very nice, Paul.

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I'm very impressed by your V-2! Look great.

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That's fantastic, Paul! :notworthy:

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