The Valentine treasure - part II

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The Valentine treasure - part II

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 1st, 2012, 10:44 pm #1

Hi everybody

A quick update on the Balliol



Last time I had closed the fuselage and put on the wings



Fit was good

But I had a strange problem with the seats



I had used the marked positions on the floor - and still they were off centre...



I removed the seats - and some parts in the back - to see what was wrong



The starboard side of the floor was much lower - giving the floor a serious angle

Rats !



How to fix this ?

While a rear bulk head (?) was in the way



But I was lucky enough to cut/break off some plastic - creating room to lift the floor up



To do this I drilled a hole in the bottom - because I needed to push the floor "up"



A second hole was needed



Much better !

Good thing it was not glued to the wall - because it didn't touch the wall



Closing the holes again



The navigation lights were not the best fits



Filler and sanding and polishing helped



The rear deck under the canopy was silver



Heck, I misted my instrument panel...



To clean it up - I removed it, including the control columns



Everything in place again



Including seats and all other parts



The radiator is a beautiful resin casting - with very good fit



Painted



Again a butt join, positioned with eye ball mk.I



At first the canopy was not a great fit - but things improved while gluing it to the fuselage



Though I ended up using filler



And sanding



And polishing with Tamiya Polishing Compound (in the background)

Then I treated it with Tamiya Modeling Wax - which I had bought 20 years ago to polish my collection of Dinky Toys



Tamiya Fine Surface Primer



I'm looking forward to the painting now - silver with yellow stripes

Thanks for your interest

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

March 2nd, 2012, 5:11 am #2

look easy. The rest of us are mortals, you know.
Great saves, William.
George, out...........
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Dan Smith
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March 2nd, 2012, 6:02 am #3

Hi everybody

A quick update on the Balliol



Last time I had closed the fuselage and put on the wings



Fit was good

But I had a strange problem with the seats



I had used the marked positions on the floor - and still they were off centre...



I removed the seats - and some parts in the back - to see what was wrong



The starboard side of the floor was much lower - giving the floor a serious angle

Rats !



How to fix this ?

While a rear bulk head (?) was in the way



But I was lucky enough to cut/break off some plastic - creating room to lift the floor up



To do this I drilled a hole in the bottom - because I needed to push the floor "up"



A second hole was needed



Much better !

Good thing it was not glued to the wall - because it didn't touch the wall



Closing the holes again



The navigation lights were not the best fits



Filler and sanding and polishing helped



The rear deck under the canopy was silver



Heck, I misted my instrument panel...



To clean it up - I removed it, including the control columns



Everything in place again



Including seats and all other parts



The radiator is a beautiful resin casting - with very good fit



Painted



Again a butt join, positioned with eye ball mk.I



At first the canopy was not a great fit - but things improved while gluing it to the fuselage



Though I ended up using filler



And sanding



And polishing with Tamiya Polishing Compound (in the background)

Then I treated it with Tamiya Modeling Wax - which I had bought 20 years ago to polish my collection of Dinky Toys



Tamiya Fine Surface Primer



I'm looking forward to the painting now - silver with yellow stripes

Thanks for your interest

* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
Really nice, William! I can see you and your girl friend in those seats right now. Wonderful job on the cockpit and landing lights etc. too. You are "The" expert on canopies and fairing those suckers in.

The scheme will be sure to please. Keep on posting.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 12:12 pm #4

Hi everybody

A quick update on the Balliol



Last time I had closed the fuselage and put on the wings



Fit was good

But I had a strange problem with the seats



I had used the marked positions on the floor - and still they were off centre...



I removed the seats - and some parts in the back - to see what was wrong



The starboard side of the floor was much lower - giving the floor a serious angle

Rats !



How to fix this ?

While a rear bulk head (?) was in the way



But I was lucky enough to cut/break off some plastic - creating room to lift the floor up



To do this I drilled a hole in the bottom - because I needed to push the floor "up"



A second hole was needed



Much better !

Good thing it was not glued to the wall - because it didn't touch the wall



Closing the holes again



The navigation lights were not the best fits



Filler and sanding and polishing helped



The rear deck under the canopy was silver



Heck, I misted my instrument panel...



To clean it up - I removed it, including the control columns



Everything in place again



Including seats and all other parts



The radiator is a beautiful resin casting - with very good fit



Painted



Again a butt join, positioned with eye ball mk.I



At first the canopy was not a great fit - but things improved while gluing it to the fuselage



Though I ended up using filler



And sanding



And polishing with Tamiya Polishing Compound (in the background)

Then I treated it with Tamiya Modeling Wax - which I had bought 20 years ago to polish my collection of Dinky Toys



Tamiya Fine Surface Primer



I'm looking forward to the painting now - silver with yellow stripes

Thanks for your interest

* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
William, you must have a Gremlin in your hobby room

Very nice and imagitive correction - as always!

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

March 2nd, 2012, 2:25 pm #5

Hi everybody

A quick update on the Balliol



Last time I had closed the fuselage and put on the wings



Fit was good

But I had a strange problem with the seats



I had used the marked positions on the floor - and still they were off centre...



I removed the seats - and some parts in the back - to see what was wrong



The starboard side of the floor was much lower - giving the floor a serious angle

Rats !



How to fix this ?

While a rear bulk head (?) was in the way



But I was lucky enough to cut/break off some plastic - creating room to lift the floor up



To do this I drilled a hole in the bottom - because I needed to push the floor "up"



A second hole was needed



Much better !

Good thing it was not glued to the wall - because it didn't touch the wall



Closing the holes again



The navigation lights were not the best fits



Filler and sanding and polishing helped



The rear deck under the canopy was silver



Heck, I misted my instrument panel...



To clean it up - I removed it, including the control columns



Everything in place again



Including seats and all other parts



The radiator is a beautiful resin casting - with very good fit



Painted



Again a butt join, positioned with eye ball mk.I



At first the canopy was not a great fit - but things improved while gluing it to the fuselage



Though I ended up using filler



And sanding



And polishing with Tamiya Polishing Compound (in the background)

Then I treated it with Tamiya Modeling Wax - which I had bought 20 years ago to polish my collection of Dinky Toys



Tamiya Fine Surface Primer



I'm looking forward to the painting now - silver with yellow stripes

Thanks for your interest

* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
No matter what happens, you always come up with a clever fix, where most of us would probably have given up. I love your finished models, but I'm even more impressed with your approach to modeling. Very inspirational!

And the cockpit, canopy and that nifty radiator all look terrific!

Stuart (who really is going to get going on the CR 32)
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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

March 2nd, 2012, 9:55 pm #6

Hi everybody

A quick update on the Balliol



Last time I had closed the fuselage and put on the wings



Fit was good

But I had a strange problem with the seats



I had used the marked positions on the floor - and still they were off centre...



I removed the seats - and some parts in the back - to see what was wrong



The starboard side of the floor was much lower - giving the floor a serious angle

Rats !



How to fix this ?

While a rear bulk head (?) was in the way



But I was lucky enough to cut/break off some plastic - creating room to lift the floor up



To do this I drilled a hole in the bottom - because I needed to push the floor "up"



A second hole was needed



Much better !

Good thing it was not glued to the wall - because it didn't touch the wall



Closing the holes again



The navigation lights were not the best fits



Filler and sanding and polishing helped



The rear deck under the canopy was silver



Heck, I misted my instrument panel...



To clean it up - I removed it, including the control columns



Everything in place again



Including seats and all other parts



The radiator is a beautiful resin casting - with very good fit



Painted



Again a butt join, positioned with eye ball mk.I



At first the canopy was not a great fit - but things improved while gluing it to the fuselage



Though I ended up using filler



And sanding



And polishing with Tamiya Polishing Compound (in the background)

Then I treated it with Tamiya Modeling Wax - which I had bought 20 years ago to polish my collection of Dinky Toys



Tamiya Fine Surface Primer



I'm looking forward to the painting now - silver with yellow stripes

Thanks for your interest

* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
how you sand away at canopies and get them back better than ever.

We are not worthy of you master!

Fred
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 4th, 2012, 12:10 am #7

look easy. The rest of us are mortals, you know.
Great saves, William.
George, out...........
And prone to angling cockpit floors

But I have to admit, when you goof around like me, you get good training in making fixes !)

Initially I wanted to cut open the whole floor to be able to push the cockpit floor upwards on starboard side... I'm glad my little light bulb came in time with the idea to just make a small hole - and use this to push the floor up

Polishing is not so difficult with Tamiya Polishing Compound, it's a great product - if it was not introduced to me by an old friend many years ago, who gave me a tube for free, I would never have tried it ("polishing models", yeah right!) and known about it - now I use it on almost every model - highly recommended

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I - Part II
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I
Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 4th, 2012, 12:17 am #8

Really nice, William! I can see you and your girl friend in those seats right now. Wonderful job on the cockpit and landing lights etc. too. You are "The" expert on canopies and fairing those suckers in.

The scheme will be sure to please. Keep on posting.
While we are flying, "mind the birds" or "take a turn here"...

Blending in canopies - it's just the way I do my models most of the time now - I like it... but expert, hmmm... occasionally I still have problems with it, this time a few little white clouds showed up in the corners, don't know from where they came, I hope I can get rid of them with a post primer polishing session - but more about this next time

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I - Part II
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I
Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 4th, 2012, 12:28 am #9

William, you must have a Gremlin in your hobby room

Very nice and imagitive correction - as always!

Cheers, Vic
I used them to try to catch that gremlin - without much success I have to add - so the mouse traps were promoted to modelling tools - with a little more success !

Good to hear from you Vic - by the way, next two weekends are model show weekends, including the first one in Prague - so stay tuned...

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I - Part II
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I
Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 4th, 2012, 12:39 am #10

No matter what happens, you always come up with a clever fix, where most of us would probably have given up. I love your finished models, but I'm even more impressed with your approach to modeling. Very inspirational!

And the cockpit, canopy and that nifty radiator all look terrific!

Stuart (who really is going to get going on the CR 32)
In finding fixes - by making many mistakes - in the past - and in the present - and probably still in the future !

I'm really looking forward to some news from your CR.32 - I like these mainstream shadow subjects, but on the other hand you are doing a splendid job on that Airfix Hurricane, very inspiring work - and useful when I start on my Belgian Air Force Hurricane, one day soon...

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William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - Bolton Paul Balliol T.2 : Part I - Part II
1/72 - Airfix - Hellcat : Part I
Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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