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IAI Dagger - PM Model - 1/72


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  • 3 weeks later...

The Daggers elevons droop slightly when the aircraft isn't powered up, so I started some surgery and removed them from one side. Strangely the moulded raised lines are in the correct place on one wing, and completely wrong on the other:

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You can also see the slit I cut into the leading edge of the wing. I'm not sure if it's a gap between the slats, or some sort of dogtooth, but it's there in the photos of the real thing.

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  • 4 weeks later...

The bottom left piece of plastic is the kit engine. I added the black plastic etc in an attempt to give it some depth when looking into it.

Then I decided it just didn't look like an engine at all, and started from scratch, building the white bit on the right.

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For the sticky out bit I wanted to create the look of the individual petal thingies, so I wrapped some 0.5mm plasticard around an allen key. This sort of worked, except the allen keys diameter was too small, meaning I couldn't wrap it around without overlapping and thus lessening the denting effect.

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Then I tried wrapping it around this jar lid, and pressing it into the grooves with my thumbnail:

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That worked pretty well, so I trimmed the engine structure down a bit and glued the plasticard into place:

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With some paint that will hopefully be effective.

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