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Old Jan 05, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I made new leading edges for the rudder and elevators from balsa. The tail feathers are basically completed now. I tried them on and they made the fuselage look more like a Junkers fuselage.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Dont ya hate when that happens. Your fix looks like nothing was ever wrong.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Yes, Edwin, I hate it. However something goes wrong so often I'm somewhat used to it. Still I hate it.

I fixed the canopy with eight small screws at the sides of the canopy. The front corners protruded so bad I had to build more balsa around the corners.

I glassed the fuselage with water based polyurethane acrylate laquer.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:32 PM
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After glassing the fuselage I sprayed it lightly with base color just to see how smooth a surface I have managed to create. Well, instead of a smooth surface I have managed to make a ploughed field.

In addition to the nose glazing there are four more windows at the nose. I cut the openings and cut recesses on the edges to allow the 0.5 mm window sheets to be flush with the fuselage. Then I made windows frames from litho plate to cover the glued windows edges.

After I sprayed the fuselage with filler I still can see the balsa sheet edges. Letīs see if I can iron them out by sanding and filling and sanding and...

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Yup, the old sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand thing.

All that means is that you're getting close !!!

She's looking good. Keep up the good work !
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:40 AM
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Thanks Tom

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Yup, the old sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand/fill/sand thing.
I'd put it this way:
weight on - weight off - weight on - weight off - ...
I hope the final weight gain is not too much.

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Some cockpit detailing. In my model there is less than half of the devices found in real Ju 88. I concentrated in the ones near the windows. When the canopy is on you cannot see all of them either. And when the crew is sitting in the cockpit you can see even less.

In literature the Ju 88 cocpit is described cramped. That's true. When I had glued the widgets on the walls the crew barely fit in the cocpit.

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Very nice great attention to detail and weight.

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:52 PM
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When I first look at a scale model, my eye is immediately drawn to the cockpit. Yours will not disappoint anyone.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:41 AM
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You are a true artist ilkka! The cockpit is spectacular, I can't believe you are scratch-building all of this. Absolutely amazing.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 05:37 AM
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Thanks guys!

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When I first look at a scale model, my eye is immediately drawn to the cockpit.
Yes, Tom. And the windscreen area, too. At the windscreen you know the nature of the aircraft. In the cocpit you know how it is supposed to be used.

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... I can't believe you are scratch-building all of this.
Scratch building comes from the lack of ARFs or kits of this airplane and size. Had I wanted a Piper Cub or a Mustang I surely wouldn't be scratch building.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Your work is wonderful!

I read your report now for about six months. And I'm always surprised when you post new pictures.
Especially because I like the airplane and the scale as well as you build it.
In particular I like your pilots. I wish I had the talent to build such beautiful pilots.

Did not you reworked the surface of the fuselage (Filler)?

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:29 AM
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This is a work of art !!

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Thank you Klaus and KM!

The fuselage is primed, spot filled and sprayed with filler plus sanded after every treatment. It is half way done. I'll continue the surface preparation after the ventral gondola and glazing are attached.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for the answer.
I'm longing to know about the next steps... I'll stay here!

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