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Airfix Tucano 1/72 RAF W.I.P.

December 12 2011 at 6:41 PM

Paulo Castro  (Login ArmouredSprue)
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from IP address

Hi all

I just start building this little model and I'd like to share with you the progress!
For start this is the version I'll try to finish:
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I also decided to use a resin bang seat, I really don't know who made these seats since when I bought this kit on ebay it came with them!
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This was the only change I did for the cockpit, and I just painted the rest of the parts accordingly.

I also did a little bit of detailing on the fuselage, but I did it just for one side, since on the other side this screen is divided in two what made me scare of trying it.
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A lot of lead shot pellets to prevent a tail sitter!
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The cockpit:
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The bang seats:
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Here is my technique to simulate the ejection handles painted in yellow-black:
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What I do is to take two fine sewing threads one yellow and one black, apply some white glue (Elmers glue) with my fingers on them and set to dry for about 5-7 min. Then join the ends and firmly secure it with a clamp and twist it and put another clamp to keep it twisted and straight, apply more white glue with my fingers and set to dry throughout. After dry use a bush handle to form the desire loop or format and twist the ends securely and apply glue to keep in place, after dry just cut and apply to the seats.
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Fuselage closed and set to dry, next step putty and sanding!
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Paulo R. Castro
Brazilian Plastic Modeller
1/35th scale Military Vehicles and 1/72nd scale military airplanes

This message has been edited by ArmouredSprue from IP address on Dec 13, 2011 5:59 AM

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