second attempt lockheed P80 shooting star aword models 1/72

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  1. TimEwers

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    this is where I am at on this build I am determine to finish this thing.

    The instructions called for pearl grey which I used Humbrol 166 with a Aztek A470 airbrush with the tan nozzle at 20 lb pressure may have gotten too much paint on it I don't know first time in a while with a airbrush just happy I got it painted, I also Don't know how much thinner I used, I added a bit at a time and mixed it till it came out.

    If you build it things to note are the front landing gear is fragile I broke it off three times the gear doors are all too big for their openings and the landing gear is too big to fit and too short it's a tail sitter but since I don't have any weight to put in it it will just have to be one.

    If you don't care about those little details then it's not a bad kit considering it's the only thing out for the A/B version
    But here are the pictures.
     

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    Good progress...
    Mybe mutch better for you and nervs :) will be that you have leaved gears, gear door and fuel tanks off and glue them after?

    Whats is that hole in the nose?

    Cheers

    Roman
     
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    If it's a tail sitter that hole in the nose is the perfect place to feed in some superglue coated lead shot.
     
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    Looks good from here.
     
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    Opening in the nose is for the landing light it's a clear part which is why I left it off.

    And I wish I had some weight to put in there but I don't so it will be a tail sitter.
     
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    Looking good mate!
    Hope that you'll find something to put in there....
     
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    here is where I am at on decaling.

    one thing on the decals there is supposed to be decals for the guns no 62 but on the sheet 62 is blank guess it did not print. Decals at least the big ones so far are going down ok don't seem to need to hold them in water for so long.

    After getting the rest of the parts on it's no longer a tail sitter so no weight is needed which is good as the front landing gear is fragile.
     

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    Looking good mate!
     
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    Yep, looking the part.
     
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