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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

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Monday morning progress report
Cutting out all windows in hopes of illuminating the interior
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That's looking great. You must have the patience of an angel to do all those little Windows so neatly.

I need to get a new job and renewed paychecks before I can buy a vacform and join you. Have settled on an Avro York, with WM fuselage and wings etc from an old Minicraft lanc I have somewhere.

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Getting the two sides symetrical was challenging.
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but while i was doing it, I was thinking how much less nerve wracking this is than cutting little tiny masks for complex canopies like this.

I think that may be a nice open greenhouse, I am going to make a nice flight deck to go in there.

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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

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Jonathan,

Great job on opening all those canopy windows, but how do you plan to create tiny windows clear enough to show the cockpit interior ?
By attaching strips of thin clear foil on the outside of the window frames perhaps ?
I don't think Kristal Kleer will be of any use here, perhaps Humbrol Clearfix might though.

'should grab one of those neat WM kits from of my stash myself and build it...

-- Eric Verschuur.

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I have never tried Humbrol's clear resin, i will look for it. I have had good luck with Testors "Window Maker".

That is they way forward. No way am i cutting bits to fit in those holes.

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I have found humbrol klear does work pretty well so it may be worth a shot. I've never tried the others though.

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Got an afternoon free to work on this. Fabricated decks and bulkheads and welded in place.
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Ive outfitted the interior with seats and painted it, and built a little cockpit detail.
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I always end up ruing the time spent on building interiors, because no matter how many windows and how thin the plastic, you can never see a damn thing in there.
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The engines all mounted. the Hastings has a center hub behind the spinner and only a small annular space, you can't see engine cylinders at all. So I just cut some bits of plastic tubing to stick the prop shafts into, and the metals engines are surplus.
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will be closing this up and mounting the wings now, and will have it painted perhaps later this week.

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A beauty! Looks every inch a Hastings. Excited to see this painted up.

I know what you mean about interiors. I spent an era creating seats and stretchers and even a little life ring for the back of my Albatross but even with the rear door posed open I struggle to see any of it without one of those quite invasive doctor's cameras...

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eyup, it's a Hastings
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