1/72 scale Heller sbc-4 helldiver

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  1. TimEwers

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    Very basic kit Just now have been able to start on it
    Going to do it up as a French navy plane as there are only two options one being British the other French.

    Paints being used are humbrol. And a question on them how long does it take for them to dry, as the interior is still tacky
    But here are the pictures

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=163804&d=1301606387&thumb=1&stc=1

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    Looking good so far.
    If Humbrol enamels, in matt, they should be touch-dry in around 30 minutes to one hour, and fully hardened in around six to twelve hours. If not, then they either need stirring fully, or you've got a tin exhibiting the recent problems with these paints. The consistency of quality has been poor since the demise of the original UK Humbrol factory, and I don't know where they're made now.
     
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    Good start...
     
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    Looking very nice.:)
     
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    nice one ,i think i've got this kit kicking about somewhere,its interesting seeing how it fits together
     
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    Good progress so far.
     
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    looking good there Tim;) Cheers
     
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    Remember building that kit many a blue moon ago.... Looking great mate!
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Well here is where I'm atthe first problem is the top wing inside struts do not line up with the holes so I lined up the wing using the outside struts as a guide will super glue the inside struts later.

    t-bolt said the landing gear is the weak point and I agree again realy nothing to support them so I super glued the whole thing together hope that will help with the weakness.
    On the propeller I am trying the dip method of painting the stripes blue then yellow then red.

    May try my hand at rigging the thing be a first for me. Over all it's not a bad little kit you get just enough parts to finish it


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    Ok running into a problem how wide should I make the propeller stripes in the scale the plane is in, the colors are red yellow blue in that order but I don't want to make them too wide either.
     
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    In 1/72nd scale, the total width would be around 1.5 to 2 mm. When yellow tips were used, these were normally 4 inches, but the 3 colour stripes were slightly more, at around 5.5 to 6 inches total.
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    Nice...was it that aircraft used in the old film "Dive Bomber".... a between the wars story about dive bombing tests and G forces?
     
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    I remember they used the Vindicator.....
     
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    well other than putting on the decals and painting the canopy I'm calling this one done, as if I keep messing with it I'll just break something else on it like I did with the propeller. And I hope the bands don't look to wide.
     

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    Well starting to decal it and they are almost worthless. Have not responded very well to micro sol or set. hopefully a coat of gloss will help them stick.
     
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