1/72 F4F Wildcat

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  1. LA2019

    LA2019 Member

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    Finished up my HobbyBoss 1/72 Wildcat. Built out of the box and hand painted (I haven't gotten up the courage to buy and use an airbrush!). Overall I'm happy with the outcome except for the canopy. I don't know what I was thinking but I used super glue by accident instead of the while glue I normally use and it slightly fogged the plastic...I don't know what I was thinking. Oh well, I'm still happy with it.......

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  2. hub

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    Very Nice :D

    Looks like a good little kit.
    I have used PVA glue sometimes on canopies dries clear and doesn't attack the plastic.

    Cheers
    Mike
     
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    Well done, and nicely done without using an airbrush!
     
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    Very nice.
    Ed
     
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    Real nice Job! Looks like you used an airbrush!
     
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    Nice build. Let's see what Terry says.
     
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    Er ... ahem ... er ...cough ... very nicely ...cough .... done, well done!
    Good grief! That was hard to say !!!!
     
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    Well done.:)
     
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    Very nice.8) Love the Wildcat - always looks like it's been too busy for the gym, so got hold of some steroids! Chunky little plane!
     
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    Hopr you are not having an allergic reaction ther Terry....:lol:

    Nice model, by the way!:D
     
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    Dude, that's awesome!
     
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    Nicely done!
     
  13. LA2019

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    Thanks for all of the comments guys.

    Mike, what is "PVA" glue? I've never heardof it....
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    nice work!
     
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    Very nice work LA, especially with the hand painting. Looks like a airbrush job to me.:shock: :thumbright:
     
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    PVA is common white glue like Elmers or Lepages. It won't mess up your canopy but, personally, I find it doesn't stick very well either. I've had canopies come off with the masking tape and have since bought me a bottle of Testors Clear Parts Cement which dries crystal clear and makes a strong bond.

    If you like using CA glue, you can avoid fogging the glazing by dipping the clear parts in Future and letting them dry before gluing them on.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  19. hub

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    Sorry didn't see your reply :oops:
    Looks like Crimea River has the answer, must look for that Testors Cement my self :)

    I think I only used the PVA when I had complete the kit, as said it's not a strong bond and may not take a lot of handling

    Mike
     
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    Nice looking build. I like it a lot 8)
     
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