Special hobby 1/72 p59 air comet

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  1. TimEwers

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    This kit is nice I highly recommend it. The only problem would be the color call out are for gunze sangyo numbers with no equivalent for other brands or even fs numbers.
     

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    Looks like a neat kit.
     
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    Looks pretty good...
     
  5. TimEwers

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    So here is where I'm at but instructions say 30 grams in the nose what do I use? BB's or would a pine car derby weight work as you see there is not much room in the nose.
     

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    BBs or fishing weights mate, held in by blue tack reinforced with superglue!

    Nice kit btw, looking forward to seeing your progress!
     
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    Well I'm on hold for this kit till next week, Rent was this week. Next week I can stop at the hardware store and hopefully get some suitable weights.
     
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    I agree, lead fishing weights and Plasticine or Blue Tac to hold them (Don't need superglue - mold the Plasticine/Blue Tac around the lead, and press into the void).
    There's a lot of room in the nose void, in relation to the size of the fuselage and C of G, so cram in as much as possible - better to have a lot than not enough.
    As a test, before continuing construction, add the weight, tape the fuselage halves together, and slot the wing in place, taping it if needed, to hold it in place. Then, balance the model by the wing tips, on your fingertips. If the nose drops, fine - if it doesn't, add more weight until it does!
     
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    Nice work so far!
     
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    With the exception of the undercarriage doors, legs and wheels, any aerials and canopy, I'd put most of the kit together and do your painting giving the separate undercarriage doors a coat at the same time. If the canopy needs paint, mask and do this as well, remembering the inside colour is usually different, that is if you want to go to that detail.

    Paint legs and wheels separately before assembly, but before you add any of the hanging or aerial bits, do the decals and seal them in.

    When all that is done, add the legs and undercarriage doors, then aerials and if doing a protective clear coating, apply this before you finally add the canopy.
     
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    Looking good so far. And I agree with Vic - anything which can get in the way, or be broken off, can be added after the painting, and probably after decals and finishing coat.
     
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    Yep, sound good to me...:D
     
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    Well I am at the point of painting but question what color were the wheel wells? Same as the cockpit or same as the rest of the plane which is going to be aluminum.

    And unfortunately I did not add enough weight to the nose as it still sets on its tail but I'm not cutting it apart to try and add any more as I know I'll just mess something else up.
     
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