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Old 06-12-2018, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: 1/48 Seafire FR47

No, no special tools. A pair of small flat-jawed pliers and the back edge of a hobby knife. They were all just simple folds, which helps out.

Decided I should do the control stick too rather than leave it out. Of course once it was found on the sprue it revealed that a little work had to be done on it. Airfix from '96 had it molded as a solid piece rather than an open circle.



I broke out some drill bits and round sanding sticks and opened it up, then redid the triggers with misc plastic and round stock.



Much better!

Also, looking at picks, there are some pistons that should be on the rods leading from the pedals. Unable to slip some on with them in place, I took a cutting wheel to a piece of round stock and cut a trench in the bottom. Then cut them to fit and slipped them over the top. From up high they should look alright.



Then I threw some dark gray on the parts - and afterward promptly dropped the front wall, loosing one of the PE pedals in the process. It zinged off into the aether, never to be seen upon the mortal plain again. Or at least not until the fuselage is all glued together, in which case I'll find it in plain sight and unbent out of shape.

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