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Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 15:18
by Jonathan
This is a bonus kit that comes with the C-17
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After separating the parts and filing away the gates, the dry fit is excellent.
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Im going to make it look like this Berry Aviation machine.
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Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 16:00
by MerlinJones
yet another kit?
Cool! Ace! Brill! :D

Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 20:14
by Jonathan
The hangup on this kit was the windows. a transparent part was provided, to drop into the cut outs on the sides, and then you was to cut 19 very small masks, not rectangles either, oblongs, and place them ever so evenly down the sides - and inside you would see...nothing. A coat of dark paint on the back of the insert.
So I painted the interface a pleasing shade of drab and set the transparancies in place, and they dont fit well, so they need substantial planing down to make the fuselage a perfectly smooth tube, in which case the window placing guides will be gone, and the surface with be frosted anyway.

Today I designed the decals for the subject including perfectly spaced cabin windows.
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I will still mask the cockpit glass, that part fits perfectly, and the windows are big and clear.

I have all day tomorrow, nothing else to do at all but finish this kit. I have until midnight GMT is that right? should be just right.

another nice photo of the subject
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Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 20:19
by MerlinJones
Loads of time, Jonathan...loads! :D

Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 17:23
by Jonathan
Midday update. a couple of challenges, ballast, can't forget ballast,
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have to assemble the props from parts.
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bit more filling and fairing, almost ready for paint.
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Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 17:38
by MerlinJones
Good point re the ballast and it's good to see you get spare prop blades.
Tell me you want an extension...until the end of the weekend, say?

Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 18:18
by Jonathan
OK, sure. I still have to do make up landing gear bay doors, that and the decals would benefit from a fresh start tomorrow.

Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 20:57
by Jonathan
Good lord, another gloss white airplane model.

since the dead line has been moved, I will let this cure overnight before masking for the silver wings and tailplane. That will be good.
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Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 17:14
by Jonathan
Midday update
Painting complete, ready for decals
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Re: Jonathan's Anigrand Fairchild Metroliner

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 19:43
by Jonathan
finished. very pleased with this one.
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