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The Spirit

mlp

Active member
OK, I'm back :)

so here we go

Testors/Italerie 1/72 B-2 Spirit
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without a box as already mentioned

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The Brits were a little lazy during the holidays, so the Eduard PE and the Begemot decals haven't arrived yet. But it will be this stuff

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and beside some pics from the web those books
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That's it ...
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
That's an amazing aircraft. I love the fact that Jack Northrup was able to see it before his death. He was such a visionary.

Looking forward to this Martin!
 

dollar19

Member
Alright!!! Good choice Martin!!:dude

This will be another fun one to watch! So we have a B-1 and a B-2 Both having quite a legacy in aviation, what a gallery this GB is going to make in a year's time.
 

mlp

Active member
oh my goodness ... have a look at this: http://www.umm-usa.com/mygallery/galleryB2.html

I'd better choose a different one :) - well we'll see
 

mlp

Active member
oh boy, this thing is huge

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those are 73cm = 28,74 inch - this will not fit into my display :huh:

This is it for today

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the upper parts are set aside for drying .... a lot of filler will went into this one
 

jknaus

Administrator
Cool. I'm sure you will do her justice. Will be fun to watch this build.
James

PS The gotha is the same wingspan. Now I have an idea of how big that is. Wow.
 

mlp

Active member
OK, only some preparation work

Close the holes from behind

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Grease it or better wax it

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Now some bathroom silicon cause the front bay is not even

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fill the rest with plaster

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and why all this? I think it's easier to detail them by replacing them completely
 

tanktrax

Member
Silicon sealant and plaster? You're supposed to be building a plastic model kit, not remodeling your bathroom. :laugh:
 

mlp

Active member
Silicon sealant and plaster? You're supposed to be building a plastic model kit, not remodeling your bathroom. :laugh:


ssssssst - I thought nobody will recognize it :silly:


No, Moon, I will detail them, not sure whether replacing them completely or not :unsure:
 

mlp

Active member
OK for the Spirit I decided to do some extra stuff, so I opened the extra air doors

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Oh you gods of styrene .... The canopy has the wrong side struts molded - well then, sand them off

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OK, it looks like it could work .... only 2 hours of sanding and polishing

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I pray for the god of Future, please help!

Ah and the moldings of the wheel and bomb bays are ready

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mlp

Active member
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: it worked

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so the prozess was:
sanding with a 600 grid, then 1200, then 3000, then with a nail polish set in 3 grades and last a bath in future
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
The Windscreen is wonderful! Now...what the hell are you doing with those gear well molds????
 

mlp

Active member
Thank you all. I was quite happy that it turned out like that :)

@MP, to be honest, I'm not sure. You know this? you get an idea and without thinking whether its useful or not you just do it :) So, I don't know if I will use those or not
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Well you nailed it, and I'm still not sure if you got something up your bag o' tricks or not...
 

mlp

Active member
most of the destructive work should be done now

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only to open the cabin door is left and this is pretty tricky, cause compared to the ref drawings I've got the front wheel bay is not long enough and because of that the cabin door is too far to the front :( ... not sure what to do ...

first a glass of wine to rethink a solution .....
 
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