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Eduard 1:48 Morane Parasol finally limps over the finishing line

August 3 2012 at 5:33 PM
David Valinsky  (Login valinsky123)
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I've been at this on and off since the start of the year though it got set aside for a couple of months after an over-zealous sanding of the wing trailing edge combined with a dip in hot water to resolve the banana-wing issue resulted in something even worse: a trailing edge that rippled nicely! After a couple of months I forced myself to address the problem and went with smothering the offending area in cyano, allowing it to dry hard and sanding thoroughly for some time. Turned out I could have addressed the banana-wing simply by giving it a good old-fashioned bend. It's not perfect but it allowed me to get on with my life!

Otherwise I added some Archers raised decals for the stitching along the fuselage vertices and replaced most of the photo-etch struts with aerofoil-section material to avoid that 2D look. This wasn't without it's own little dramas, all that elastic is rather powerful stuff and crushed the struts a couple of times before I learnt my lesson and reinforced the junctions. Apart from that I think the kit is pretty much out of the box with a lot of sanding to refine those early Eduard short-run chunks, hope you enjoy!

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