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So I've decided to start this at last as some of you will remember I reviewed it here 

And I'm going to be adding a few of the extras the brassin pit and engine with nose guns. Nothing to see at the mo as I'm busy chopping resin and a bit of base coating at the moment. 

I'll be doing a JG 2 bird and using Sean from top notch masks for the camo and Balkankreuz. 

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If the phone rings when aligning  the firewall do not under any circumstances answer it.

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Ah yes and if the doorbell goes with the local constabulary? :D

This is a new tool mate so I have high hopes 

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Right. now that the lightning and Pfalz are out of the way we come to this. It's been hanging around for a while while I plucked up the courage to do the resin. 

Mask? Check 

Razor saw? Check 

Patience? Erm we'll see 

Started with eduard s pit and at this point I have to say I followed Brett greens lead on hyperscale the pit was sprayed tamiya XF63 German grey and left a couple of days to dry. Then I've seen this elsewhere as well as Brett and Roy Sutherland used it as well I mixed 50% Klear and water with a few drops of acrylic black paint 

Then the fun began

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Then I moved onto the seat and rudder pedals. The seat is lovely and I painted the pad with lifecolour dark shadow, washed it and then dry brushed with lifecolour flesh base 2 and I have to say I'm impressed with how it came out 

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Then of course it all got covered with the steel seat belts 

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Last but not least the rudder pedals hmmm 

3 pieces of PE per pedal these were interesting to say the least and finally the instrument panel was done. 

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So Eduards resin pit is lovely and I can report (even though I haven't taken any pics) that it fits like a glove. It offered an extra level of finesse over the plastic but I'm not sure if I would do it again as the plastic with PE in the box is pretty good too. 

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Next bits done and because of the resin engine I've had to do some surgery the front of the lower wing section has been cut away. Secondly and this is a piece of advice from someone who has found out the hard way. Make sure the spar sits down properly on the wing and clamp it down. It fits like a glove but the tolerance is tight. I have had to sand down the spar to get the wings to close up. I have got the spar and ribs in place. 

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Next we have the top of the wheel well and this sits nicely into the frame next to the spar with the waste cartridge chutes from the fuselage guns coming out here or they would. To be honest the wheel well roof would be great in resin 

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In it's place go the ammunition holders and waste chutes from the Brassin set which have some very nice hollows in the bottom 

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I'm hoping to get some paint on this and some other bits painted this weekend 

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So Eduard couldn't resist putting in the pesky wing spar on the new kit! It caused me real problems on an Fw190 D build where I didn't get the fit just right and it threw the rest of the wing build out. Lots of sanding got it back on track but made me wonder why it had to be such a tight tolerance in the first place if I could remove half of it without being able to see the difference.

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That's true Duncan, but the mistake is my own. And he tolerances are nowhere near as tight as the old tool. for the next one I will go back to leaving it floating to find it's own level. You live and learn. 

I'm just glad I test fitted the whole way through. At least I know the mistake was mine 

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Paint on just got to mottle now top notch masks used so far that have worked a treat paint is gunze RLM 74/75/76 I piped a couple of drops of blue in the 75 just to make it more violet

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All this needs is a couple of 1/48 saw horses and you have the beginnings of a perfect factory vignette scene.

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Slight change of plan. The aeromaster sheet showed me a jg26 aircraft that they said was an a4. So I paint it and. It turns out to be an a3. So quick change of plan and a quick repaint it's now going to be a jg1 yellow 10 aircraft. Decals later 20180624_124042.thumb.jpg.42df39f1a689aa275bdf4a32b6426b06.jpg20180624_124049.thumb.jpg.8ed83357501d157a6210425ac95c363c.jpg

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LOk so now I've started on the front end. The fuselage guns and engine. The brassin bits are very nice but progress is slow I've built and painted half the engine but the guns and the engine mount are in 20180630_151051.thumb.jpg.a27e2383667beea2b93ef6d856c1c8c4.jpg20180630_151105.thumb.jpg.b827a7835c6b4c06582cfb5c0d0e9bb7.jpg20180701_140141.thumb.jpg.6dd7329e7395148885e03566f2dada20.jpg

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