You're a wizard, Łukasz!
Thx, that might be due to my love for the old kits 😉
I agree with Robert 😉
Looking spectacular already, Lukasz 👍🙂
Starting to look really good!
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October 19, 2021
Thanks 😄 Changed the naming accordingly, will go for the Kandahar as there are more pics of this one too.
I believe styrene would be easier to bend, if you heat it a little, but I personally never got around to try that out myself. An other option for using styrene rod, is using metal wiring from a electrical power cable, which can be rolled more or less straight on the table.
What I have noticed about styrene rod, is that, if you do make a casual bend as is, once you add liquid glue to such a bent piece, you risk having the plastic snap once the glue bites into the styrene, admittedly for extremely tight turns.
This all looks like such fun I am tempted to get this kit myself. :|
Thx for feedback. Currently looking for some elastic thread (that wouldn't break the masts) to start rigging.
I can recommend the kit, but only if you're ready for some scratchbuilding 🙂
I may try another one of them, but in the shorter version - I learned lately the Ross "cat" trawlers have been lengthened at some point of their career and Revell kit features the later extended variant.
I have some rigging thread, never been used. I think one is supposed to bring a somewhat hot element near the thread, and then the thread will tighten up, I think that is how the rigging threads I have, is supposed to work. Maybe someone else can chime in on the choice of rigging thread, not something I started using myself.
The new threads (like Uschi or MiG (Uschi's rebox actually) are elastic enough to have them straight all the time. I have an older non-elastic thread on some of my kits (e.g. Corsair or Anson) and I used to warm it, but it tends to get limp over time 🙁
October 18, 2021
Thank you mates, the sprues are disappointing indeed, but once I saw the decals I knew I have to build it 🙂
@Nathan:Wow, the winglets are even coonest than my build 😄 Thanks for pointing it out.
I really appreciate that you made the cockpit windows transparent. And this was not a kit that was easy to build... Thumbs up!👍
I think the transparent windshield makes the kits much more real. Had to refrain myself from drilling it in my DC-9 that's next. Díky!
October 17, 2021
October 16, 2021
How come you missed it? 😉 Gracias
Very nice work! 👍
I just didn't see it, Łukasz 😄
Thanks mates (also for digging out this oldie) 🙂
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October 11, 2021
Looking good ... keep on !
So, you are approaching the finish line in fantastic style, Łukasz - keep it on! Looks lovely already!
I agree with Robert. Looks lovely already!
Thanks everyone. Almost a finish line indeed, currently I'm sculpting the Matchbox props into something more realistic 😄
Looking very smart in her new livery and decals. Great results, and still more icing to add to the cake 😉👍
October 9, 2021
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October 3, 2021
Taking a (window) seat...
Sorry, no windows available here, only decals 😛
Good use of Ikea tools
That looks like an interesting project! Checking!
So I will take a seat next to the aisle 😉
Welcome everyone! The project has slowed down a bit due to lovely weather outside, but I'll get back to it, honest! 😉
Good for you to get some nice weather, it is pure hell here in Sweden. But at least it is nice and cozy in the hobby room. DC9's are so pretty! Looking forward to see yours!
They are indeed, the shorter the better. I'm almost sure more of them are to come 🙂
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Lovely naming, isn't it? 😄
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September 17, 2021
Not bad, but:
- the tail decal is too small for the EE kit
- the US flag should be bigger.
September 16, 2021
September 15, 2021
Just wondering - did they ever sport the elephant markings?
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