Stuart's Flying Dog

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:03 pm

Started cutting plastic on this - I've done a bit of assembly of the cockpit - time to start painting!
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:28 pm

I've pretty much finished the cockpit - what there is of it. I was going to add some SB bits but as the clears parts are so thick - even after a coat of future - I just painted it up OOB. I tried to give the pilot a SF 'Tiger striped' camo jacket - it actually looks a lot better in the flesh than it does in the photo.

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It's not much, but I had a lot of fun doing it - I'm really glad I'm finally building this kit, it's one off the bucket list!

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby jeaton01 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:13 pm

Good start, Stuart.
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby LyleW » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:19 pm

What John said! Don’t sweat it, just have some childhood memory fun.
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:45 am

Thanks Gents!

The blooming IP decal keeps falling off - I've now welded it in place with Tamiya decal adhesive, so hopefully I can finally get the fuselage buttoned up. :hmm:
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby tempestjohnny » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:55 am

I just built an old Heller kit that had same issue. Must've something with the adhesive on those decals
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:25 am

I think so - the decals must have been made in at least the 1970's!
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:14 pm

Made a bit more progress on this one over the last few days....

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Next I'll get the last of the clear parts and structs/legs on.

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Floki » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:23 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:25 pm

Starting to look like the Bird Dog now! :shoutout:
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