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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 7:39 pm

Must have been one heck of a ride by the stains on the seat.

  
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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 8:05 pm

Hi Al,

dadooronron wrote:
The wiring detail just lifts it all Al

I agree with Mr D, all the wiring and brake lines etc really top everything off nicely...

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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 11:26 am

Thanks guys.

Right from the moment I opened the kit, I knew the real weak point was the canopy. It's made from .3mm vac formed clear plastic, just like blister packaging but much thinner.

Totally the wrong shape for the 'long' head fairing and a nightmare to work with. Even if I were to get it to work, securing it to the body with a clean joint would be difficult.



So I dug through the spares box and found a canopy from a 1:48 Spitfire. It's far from ideal but with a little effort, should work good enough in the 'body off' display.




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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 6:48 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 11:04 pm

Great headway on this one Al. Looks awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 12:42 am

It really is FABULOUS! In my best years building I couldn't hope to do half as well. You've overcome so much, we thank you for persisting in this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 5:58 am

Hi Al,

For something that has fought you most of the way, I think you now have the upper hand, look's awesome Sir...

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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 10:08 am

That canopy looks like it was made for the job (to my inexperienced eye anyway)
The wiring /pipework really do add a lot, and compliment the detailed paint job.

Enjoyed looking through this.
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PostSubject: Re: Belly Tanker.   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 4:32 pm

Thanks guys.... at least the canopy is also WWII................ LOL

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