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16 Mar 2018 07:58 #21

Del: I use CA glue and a toothpick to apply. Then, holding the metal part with some very fine tweezers, I join the parts.
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16 Mar 2018 12:00 #22

blainecole wrote:Del: I use CA glue and a toothpick to apply. Then, holding the metal part with some very fine tweezers, I join the parts.
OK, so what happens when the bits ping off into the ether?

I have something called a sticky pen made by Ultimate Modelling products which is very handy as the bit can be picked up and placed while holding it down with a knife blade. The pen/pencil can be sharpened with a pencil sharpener and covered when not in use with a Bic ballpoint pen cover, dries out otherwise.

See here and I wouldn't be without it. https://www.umpretail.com/products/ulti ... tch-placer
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16 Mar 2018 14:12 #23

When it has happened, I have succeeded in finding the part more often than not. There have been instances where it was time consuming. But I consider it a challenge and a bit of an adventure. I have a dedicated hobby room with wood floors that I keep clean and organized. I do pay a premium for quality tools, but it has proven a good investment. Having steady hands helps immensely.

The tool you linked to looks very useful.
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16 Mar 2018 18:27 #24

Nice work Blaine :cool
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17 Mar 2018 09:10 #25

Don't wood floors have gaps Blaine? or is Japanese precision and tolerances better than ours.
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20 Mar 2018 01:27 #26

Del; There is a depression between the planks. But nothing the parts would fall through. As a last resort when searching, I shine a torch at an angle to the floor. Even the smallest parts cast a shadow or will reflect the light. Am I bordering on a mental disorder?
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20 Mar 2018 07:32 #27

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20 Mar 2018 13:56 #28

blainecole wrote:Del; There is a depression between the planks. But nothing the parts would fall through. As a last resort when searching, I shine a torch at an angle to the floor. Even the smallest parts cast a shadow or will reflect the light. Am I bordering on a mental disorder?
Bordering Blaine, bordering!!..................... :rolf more like obsessive methinks. :rolf :rolf
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13 Apr 2018 05:11 #29

As is normally the case, Eduard provide very nice parts to add detail.





The parts representing the engine bay and framing are now complete. The detail is rather nice but will be difficult to see on the completed model. The fuselage buttoned up nicely.



So now it's time to finish up the relevant PE for the fuselage exterior.

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13 Apr 2018 09:16 #30

Very nice work.
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13 Apr 2018 09:48 #31

Looks good but how much will be seen.
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18 Apr 2018 07:22 #32

Not much Del, not much. The fuselage has been buttoned up. Most of the photo etch has been applied to the fuselage save some fragile parts that will extend out from the fuselage and tail.



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18 Apr 2018 08:51 #33

WOW this is awesome
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18 Apr 2018 11:09 #34

All that detail, lost forever but at least you know it's there. Coming along very nicely.
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18 Apr 2018 19:14 #35

It looks great
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19 Apr 2018 08:40 #36

Now on to some of the smaller etching parts; in this instance the rotors and hatches. Much to my surprise the parts went on rather easily. However, I honestly have to question the hatch handles. Perhaps because I could barely gain purchase with my tweezers. The end result was however satisfactory. The hatches actually slide off and on the guide rails. Well done to Eduard.











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26 Apr 2018 07:57 #37

Continuing with the photo etch parts; engine exhausts, landing gear, and crane.



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26 Apr 2018 10:42 #38

Looking very good Blaine and at least this PE will be seen.
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27 Apr 2018 05:17 #39

Very impressive detail.
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27 Apr 2018 09:08 #40

Loving the look of this. Very nicely done so far.
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