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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2015, 08:58:01 AM »
Yes, that's the stuff. You can let a gob of it set up a bit before using it so it gets a little tacky, then apply it.

Practice on some scrap pieces first.  ;)
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2015, 09:24:24 AM »
It seems to require something more substantial than modelling glue or superglue which are very runny.

Superglues come in different viscousities.

Also, you might try watering down your PVA to ~50/50 glue/water. It should dry clear(er).

Barring that you might try an epoxy. That stuff will pretty much hold anything.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2015, 09:25:28 AM »
strip the wires out of their sheathing.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2015, 09:29:12 AM »
if your going to get more involved in this project you might want to do yourself a favor and replace the exhausts with something much nicer.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234911188-harrier-resin-updates/
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Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2015, 09:29:39 AM »
I am stripping the wire out the sheathing...but I'm using the wire. Maybe I should just use the sheath.

I think I have some araldite - that will certainly do. I'm not too fussed about the transparency of the glue - I'll be priming and painting anyway.

However - I've cut some plastic sections off a model car I was given (I don't make cars and the guy was going to chuck it - so he knew I would be using it to experiment) and this is the result thus far...but I'm running out of space to fit stuff "on"...it's getting tight in there and I have big thumbs



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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2015, 09:32:55 AM »
Good start!
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2015, 09:33:55 AM »
if your going to get more involved in this project you might want to do yourself a favor and replace the exhausts with something much nicer.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234911188-harrier-resin-updates/
Bugger. Too late for the intakes.
*edit* - those resin parts are for Airfix. My understanding of after market parts is you do need to buy the parts for the manufacturer you have (though some are cross manufacturer as they are reboxed)

Ah well...I wasn't really going to town on this one anyway. I always said I would be using these few models I'm doing currently to test things. So "enhancing" the engine is not going to end up like the one in the other thread - however, a few extra pieces might help the engine look busier. I'm not going for a replica Pegasus engine...just to make it look busier.

I also said in the past I wasn't really into after-market replacement parts. That will change in the future I'm sure. But for this, I only really wanted to do a bit of work on the rather pathetic looking engine.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2015, 11:02:57 AM »
Well...I'm going to call it a day on the engine. Like I said - it wasn't meant to look like a real engine - I just wanted to make it look a bit more detailed...and I'm happy I've done that. It will of course be primed, painted and weathered.








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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2015, 11:11:40 AM »
From this...


...to this...


That'll do  8)
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2015, 11:54:47 AM »
I like it.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2015, 12:42:56 PM »
Nice! That helps the look of the engine a lot.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2015, 12:45:56 PM »
Thanks. It still looks rather cavernous in there...but I "took the edge" off it I think  :)
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2015, 09:19:55 AM »
Nice! That helps the look of the engine a lot.

+1 Nice touches.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2015, 08:56:26 AM »
Slow going. Too much rugby and gaming.

I tried again to stick some wire on the engine to make it busier, but even araldite wouldn't stick that damn stuff. So I've finished with the engine. It's all primed now and ready to go in the AC




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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2015, 01:38:43 AM »
I started priming this weekend and had a nightmare with my Vallejo Primer. I've heard a few people say "it's fine" and alot more say it's a pita...my experience is of the latter. It massively clogged my airbrush. I had to strip it and it took 20 minutes to clean the damn thing properly.

I then decided to try and thin it (of the positives I've heard of this primer, only one or two have actually said they thinned it) but I thinned it too much. My fault...but there's no real way to know when tipping paint into an airbrush and I aired on the side of caution wanting to save myself 20 minutes cleaning the brush again. It came out a bit too runny.

So - I've decided to use Badger primer (great reviews all round from what I see) but I needed a bigger needle/nozzle. As it was going to be Ł35 for the new .4 needle/nozzle set, I've just decided to get a new airbrush

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HJ777W6

I like the idea of the trigger as well - I was a bit awkward and uncontrollable with the dual action push down top trigger.

I've yet to examine the "damage" on the model. I may have to prime again.

If anyone wants a cheap Harder & Steenbeck Ultra - go here
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