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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
PostPosted: Sun 19 Mar 2017 20:07 pm 
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how have i missed this portfolio great work :clapping:
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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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Superb Zero! :clapping:

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:05 pm 
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Thanks guys...still cranking away at that Myrt and working on the Airfix P-40 (as well as a couple of other bigger planes).

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr 2017 19:58 pm 
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1/48 Hasagawa Mkajima C6N1 (MYRT)
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I don't think I have ever been as glad to be finished with a plane. All told I have been at this one for right at 5 months. Yeah...this thing was that bad. This is my second attempt at the Myrt. My first one ended in a broken fuselage about mid-January. After spending a week or so building the internals the halves would not go together. No amount of trimming helped. Ultimately it suffered an "accident". Undaunted I went back to the hobby store and grabbed a second one. Using the lessons from the first one I managed to get the innards trimmed down enough where it all went together but man the fit on this plane is pretty terrible. At least in my novice hands. Fit problems continued through out the project. Usually fit problems are operator error, but I'm pretty sure this one wasn't on me. At any rate, I have been steadily pounding away at it and finally declared it done last night. Usually I'm excited to go to photos and share it on the internet. This time I'm relieved I don't have to look at it any more. Ah well, off to other planes. Begun to pick up steam on a P-40 and continue to tinker with a 1/48 B-29 as well as an A-10 I have been playing with for about a month. Any of those has to go together better then this poor old Myrt.

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr 2017 23:19 pm 
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Worth the effort in the end. Shouldn't try a kit from the Czech Republic, as its very rare, that I don't have fit issues.
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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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Another great stunner. Well done! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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That is an excellent looking Myrt and defiantly worth the problems she caused you.

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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Airfix 1/48 P-40B
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I'm calling her done. 3 attempts and about an hour's worth of time to get the radio antennas placed ended in failure and any more tinkering and I'd really damage the paint. Not sure why I couldn't get the wire to stay down (I use Bobe's strue) normally that's the easiest part of any airplane rigging wise.

Ah well. This was a very fun and very easy build. In all it took me about 5 weeks, mostly because my day job keeps me way too busy. No major fit problems to speak of and the decals were perfect. Very good job Airfix!

Still tinkering with that Mongram 1/48 B-29, though I doubt it gets done before the end of the summer, if then. I also picked up a Tie Fighter for something different and am considering starting on an Eduard Harrier I picked up last year as my on deck build.

All of this will be on hold for a couple weeks as I take a jaunt across the pound for a 10 day visit to the United Kingdon. Looking forward to hitting the Royal Air Museum!

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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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May be you didn't hold your tongue :geek: in the right spot when cementing the antennae wire in place. Great job in the end.
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 Post subject: Re: asurob's portfolio
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1/72 Ban Dai Tie Fighter

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And now for something really different. Sometimes you fall into ruts where you think...I have built this plane before...10 times. When that happens I try to do something "out of the box" for me. Earlier I did the Helicopter...and now a Tie Fighter!

The engineering on this model was amazing. Not needing glue was nice but I simply could not get over how well everything fit. The big boys could learn a thing or two from the engineers at Ban Dai. That being said, this probably took me all of 4 hours to assemble from start to finish including the painting (which really was mindlessly easy). My only mistake was fitting the bottom bit on it covering the hole for the stand so, I opted to go without it. Other then that they don't make them better or easier to assemble. Based on this kit I fully intend to grab several more from the Star Wars universe.

Now back to that B-29 :-).

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