Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Paul » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:49 pm

NB Fishing Rig (the tubing) is very good for other models as well - and I don't even fish !!!! :) :)
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Postby Mustang » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Any cables from the car detailing. Or is it paint detailing.
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Paul » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:52 pm

Mustang wrote:Any cables from the car detailing. Or is it paint detailing.

Mine is all totally hidden with :superlglue: :superlglue: :superlglue: so no clues or glues included on my reply !!!!!!
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Postby davetwin » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:54 pm

Mustang wrote:Any cables from the car detailing. Or is it paint detailing.


It's all paint detaing so soft brushes, polishers, Polish, waxes, sealants etc

Will be used to good effect in my Nissan I reckon when it's finally finished.

I'm sure I can find something in the shed or garage
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Mustang » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:56 pm

We'll you can always give Paul some painting tips on his Ladybird :doh: sorry Beetle. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

You'll be surprised what you find in the shed and garage, and then oh that would work great.

Back to Dave build ;)
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby davetwin » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:22 pm

Some more progress made last night

All parts removed from sprues and cleaned up, just the main fusealage to finish now


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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Paul » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Hi Dave,
With it being a 1965 kit, was it as bad as you originally thought with cleaning the flash off etc.? :) :)
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby davetwin » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Paul wrote:Hi Dave,
With it being a 1965 kit, was it as bad as you originally thought with cleaning the flash off etc.? :) :)


In a word YES :shock:

I spent hours just cleaning the flash off, was a really dull job.

In comparisson the Zero is the complete opposite
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Paul » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:03 pm

So you think that loads of filler will be needed as well then?
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby davetwin » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:33 pm

Paul wrote:So you think that loads of filler will be needed as well then?


I have used a load on the wheel housings already and judging by how the body halves go together I reckon it will need loads there too.

Overall the fit is not good, you can see I had to cut the pins of wings as they were not lined up when put into the holes.
The cockpit quality isnt anything to write home about either.

I think with the filler and nice paint job though it should look like a reasonably good model though 8-)

Will be trying some new techniques such as pre shading which I havent done before so hopefully that will work out too :pray: :D
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Paul » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:08 pm

davetwin wrote:Will be trying some new techniques such as pre shading which I havent done before so hopefully that will work out too :pray: :D


That'll be great to see, and very glad that you'll be sharing it with us all :D :D
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Mustang » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi Dave

Sound like a plan with the shading. Nothing tried nothing gained. ;)
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Mustang » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:28 pm

Looking at the photo are the panel line raised, will you be scribing them down.
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby Mustang » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:58 pm

Dave will you be able to finish your build in time.
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Re: Daves Airfix 1/72 IJN Aichi D3A1 Val

Postby davetwin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:29 pm

I'm afraid not, not much has been done.

Unfortunately it got pushed aside with the Christmas period and then after that Yamato took over so I could get it finished
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