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Decalling the nose. Third piece is setting.

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Updated : 10-19-2006
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Instruction for decalling the nose.

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Updated : 10-19-2006
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Kit decals went on nicely. Cockpit decal is from LU detail sheet. Metal color on the fuselage is a mix of 90% Alclad II Aluminium and 10% medium grey (car paint).

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Updated : 08-19-2006
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With a resin tail.

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Updated : 08-19-2006
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Decalling the tail and rudder.

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Decalling the intake.

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Placing a decal strip.

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Updated : 08-19-2006
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Test fitting a fan disk.

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Updated : 08-19-2006
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Updated : 08-19-2006
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Finished engines.

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Updated : 08-25-2006
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Some black wash and dry brushing on the fan disks.

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Updated : 08-25-2006
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After decalling the nose, I gave a plenty shot of clear coat to smooth out overlapping decals around nose area, after which I painted black radome. Another clear coat followed. Needs some sanding before final clear coat.

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Updated : 08-25-2006
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Sanding clear coat with 2000 grit wet n' dry. Sorry about long fingernails :P

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Updated : 10-01-2006
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Updated : 10-01-2006
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Updated : 10-01-2006
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Sanded areas clearly visible.

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Updated : 10-01-2006
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How to mask a radome: M3 blue fine line tape cut to width less than 0,5 mm

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Updated : 10-13-2006
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How to mask a radome: It is important to use narrow tape in order to conform it properly to shape of the nose.

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Updated : 10-13-2006
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How to mask a radome.

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Updated : 10-13-2006
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How to mask a radome: I usually need several attempts until satisfied with the result. A critical eye is handy while determing good shape. Sorry, no shortcuts here! =)

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Updated : 10-13-2006
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Updated : 01-23-2007
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Final clear coat added.

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Updated : 08-19-2007
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Updated : 09-02-2007
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Updated : 09-02-2007
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Updated : 09-02-2007
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Updated : 09-02-2007
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Updated : 09-02-2007
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Live from the workbench :-P. Landing gears attached.

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Updated : 06-24-2008
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Live from the workbench :-P. Landing gears attached.

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Updated : 06-24-2008
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Live from the workbench :-P. Landing gears attached.

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Updated : 06-24-2008
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Almost completed. Antennas, pitot tubes etc. are needed yet.

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Updated : 06-24-2008
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Drilling holes.

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Updated : 06-29-2008
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Drilling holes.

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Updated : 06-29-2008
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Placing a pitot tube.

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Updated : 06-29-2008
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Drill

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Updated : 07-01-2008
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In case someone has wondered what size these drills are. The two leftmost are ~0.2 mm in diameter, the larger one is 0.3 mm. Ruler scale is in millimeters.

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Updated : 07-01-2008
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