MIKRO MIR - KALININ K-12

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July 2nd, 2018, 9:20 am #11

It all aligned pretty well. The fins are on now, engines and nacelles painted, which can go on last.

The 2 biggest challenges on this model is not the decals, but undercarriage and fitting the flaperons. 

Flaperons will be painted and decalled before glueing on, and undercarriage can go on at the end of the build, but still a very delicate job. There is some flash on the very small attachment parts which I can already see breaking when sanded, so may need to think about replacing with brass or plastruct, which I dont really want to do either!
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July 13th, 2018, 9:11 pm #12

The model has now been painted, with the flaperons gloss coated and ready for decals.

It wasn't until after paint had been applied that there was still some sanding and putty work to do with the upper wing root.

Kind of disappointing as I had some garage time planned for this weekend, an my intentions were to spend Sat and Sun nights gloss coating getting ready for decals. 20180714_063248[1].jpg 20180714_063320[1].jpg 20180714_063329[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:13 pm #13

Here is the offending parts in flash. Very very tiny, so not sure how this will be tackled yet. I can already see myself breaking these parts trying to clean them up. Looking at the pics I should have put something next to them as a reference. They are about 1mm in diameter and about 10mm long. 20180714_070512[1].jpg 20180714_070524[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:17 pm #14

Canopy framing has begun. Slow and steady wins the race. 20180714_070540[1].jpg 20180714_070620[1].jpg
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July 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm #15

The base that it will be presented on.

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