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Marco Preto (marcopreto)
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E-2C (W. I. P.)

Photos taken during the construction of the model.

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16 | 14. August, 10:05
Marco Preto
Ready for base painting, after a couple of days of construction.
14. August, 10:07
Marco Preto
In order to assemble the Hamilton propellers with a consistent pitch in all blades, I've built a small jig out of plastic card and brass rod.

Cheers

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Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
15. August, 12:28
Treehugger
Ah, yes I remember the bizarre arrestor hook solution for this kit. Otherwise, I had a fun time building mine. 🙂
15. August, 12:40
Treehugger
Tip: I put some black cardboard paper inside the engines to block the visibility into them.

I also added sprue goo inside the air intakes for the two engines, and then I drilled out the holes.
15. August, 12:41
Marco Preto
Thank you for the tips Tree hugger! I just painted the inside of the engines black and milled/filed the intakes/exhausts to improve their look. Indeed the arrestor hook is puzzling!

Cheers

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Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
15. August, 18:19
Marco Preto
The resin propeller hubs are a bit to wide for the engine gondolas and though I tried to reduce their diameter, because their axle is a bit off center, it was not possible to achieve it easily. So I decided to turn my own parts out of brass rod.

Cheers

https://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
17. August, 13:53
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Great job on the propellers,
Boa continuação Marco.
17. August, 17:02
Bruce Huxtable
I'm very impressed with your skills and the results you are achieving 👍
19. August, 08:05
Treehugger
Can you recommend your mini lathe machine? 🙂 Presumably, it is a mini version, but I don't know your model.
19. August, 08:43
Marco Preto
Thank you for your kind comments. My mini-lathe is a Proxxon FD150e and it is the simplest of lathes (it just has a cross slide and a compound , so although it has 150mm between centers, you are limited to the length of the compound for the length of your parts. If I was sure that I could get spare parts for one of the many Chinese 7 inch mini-lathes, I would get one of those instead (the Proxxon pd250 was already outside my budget). So far I am happy with it (even with its limitations). For a complete novice like me, it is a great learning tool.
Cheers

https://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
19. August, 14:23
Marco Preto
Decals applied (almost at least, I still miss the propeller ones). After painting a few more details, some subtle weathering will be added to complete this build.
Cheers

https://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
30. August, 11:08
Christian Bruer
Sharp and clean work Marco. Looking forward to the final 👍
30. August, 17:18
Spanjaard
looking good Marco.
1. September, 15:10
Treehugger
Nice work on masking the nose anti glare field in black, goes to show it pays off being attentive and careful. 🙂
2. September, 13:42
Marco Preto
Thank you for your supporting comments!

I've added a new album with photos of the completed model.

Cheers

https://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
3. September, 14:25

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