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morrigan
#1 Posted : 04 November 2012 09:37:36

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To work! BigGrin BigGrin

I'm planning to do mine as half skeleton and half skinned.

First job make some shiny propeller blades. Oooo shiny Cool
I used wet in dry sandpaper to smooth of the propeller blades, then used a nail buffer to bring out the shine:



All metal parts received were primed and clear coated with Gunze Mr Metal clear primer after cleanup.


First bit assembled and painted was the first engine cylinder received.
I used a simple black wash to highlight the fin detail:




I then painted the intake manifold pipes with Vallejo model colour black and finished off with Vallejo satin varnish and a black wash:




The propeller blades were masked off with Parafilm M, the back prop faces were airbrushed black, and then red airbrushed on the front prop blade faces for the tip stripes.
I sealed the colour coats in with a coat of Klear.


The supplied ribs and framework was airbrushed with Gunze Metallic blue green G63. I built up the colour with light mist coats to keep the tone even:


After picking out the spinner backplate with Aotake the propeller blades and hub was assembled



This is going to be a heavy model - 60 grams/ 2 ounces just for the propeller assembly thus far!:

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#2 Posted : 04 November 2012 09:50:40

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BigGrin Very nice workCool
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#3 Posted : 04 November 2012 10:11:40

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Great start, she's going to be a bute Cool
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#4 Posted : 04 November 2012 11:55:35

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Hello Morrigan,

A very nice start indeed sir and I like the way you are already paying attention to detail!! I think this is definitely going to be one to watch and I thank you for posting up your diary, it is very much appreciated!!

I'll be watching with interest, and I'm sure many others will be too. Keep up the good work and keep those updates coming. BigGrin ThumpUp

Kev BigGrin
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Exquisite start Madam.
This is going to be a first class diary, I will keep an eye (probably both) on this diary, I have no doubt that there will be lots I can learn just looking at the photos?
Great stuff, Steve..
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#6 Posted : 05 November 2012 21:00:05

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Thanks you all for the kind comments. BigGrin

First mod!

Variable pitch and constant speed propellers have a prominent assembly on the front of the propeller hub that houses the counterweights and pitch change piston, this is normally hidden under a spinner:




After checking ahead at Mr T's build, its looks like the Zero propeller hub won't be fitted with one, which is fair enough given its all hidden by the spinner anyway and the omission won't bother 99.999999999999999999999999999999% of people who build the Zero
But it will bug me, so after digging up this photo:


I set to, and cut up and shaped some styrene tube and card, the 'stem' of the pitch change piston housing has been made overlong for now and will be trimmed to length once some hex bolts from Scale Hardware have arrived and the propeller is mounted permanently:


Styrene rod was fitted to the back of the counterweights, and the front faces drilled with 3 shallow holes, yes it should be 5, but I'm not that pernickety! The front holes then had little bits of rod inserted:


The styrene rod snippetts on the front were then filed to just about nothing to represent screws, I pressed a knife blade into the styrene to make slots:


Counterweights attached to the piston housing:




After painting with Vallejo MA aluminium and a black wash:


I feel much better now.

Now how to make the spinner removable...................
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Now that is cool Cool

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#8 Posted : 05 November 2012 21:35:32

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Thanks for all the pics, can't wait to see how she turns out
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Great work Morrigan, well executed and a nice enhancement - well done sir, now looking forward to seeing how you tackle the removable spinner!!

In case you weren't aware, you being a new member 'n' all, there is a 'Zero Reference Library' here on Model Space which you might find useful at some point in your build if you are looking for info:

http://forum.model-space...aspx?g=posts&t=3471

All the best and keep up the good work!!


Kev BigGrin
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#10 Posted : 07 November 2012 06:05:08

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Thanks for the link Kev,
......more reference pictures could be highly dangerous, pass the fuse wire and styreneLOL
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#11 Posted : 07 November 2012 11:18:39

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Glad to help Morrigan, hope you find it useful and that it doesn't cause too much extra work for you!! LOL LOL

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#12 Posted : 30 November 2012 19:34:53

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Pack number 2 has arrived :-)

Which means more mods!

First up for experimenting is the rib bracing.

I grabbed my trusty Dremel and a diamond cutting wheel:
Dremel Diamond cutting wheel

The cutting wheels can be obtained from evilbay.
I marked out the fine tubing with length and two marks for the end slots:


I then cut the tubing lengths, using a medium speed setting on the Dremel.


The ends of the tubing was then carefully notched:


Once the tubing was in place on the rib, I crimped the ends with pliers:


Nano dabs of CA was applied to secure the bracing:


I did the same for the U shaped trusses as well, but being thinner metal, I dialled the speed down on the Dremel:




Now for the detachable spinner:

2 x 3mm neo magnets were CA'd to the spinner parts:




Even with a few mm of alloy in the way, two pairs of magnets still grip tight:







I'll put in a third pair for symmetry once some new stocks have arrived from evilbay.
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Nice work Cool
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Very nice work Morrigan and I like your mods especially the solution for the detachable spinner problem, very neat. Top stuff sir, looking forward to seeing some more!!

Keep up the good work!! Cool ThumpUp

P.S. - Do you have a link to the seller on ebay whom you get your small magnets from??


Kev BigGrin
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#15 Posted : 01 December 2012 02:07:07

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I doff my cap to you maam!
Beutiful work, worth waiting up for to see what you have done.
Steve..
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#16 Posted : 01 December 2012 19:45:03

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Thanks for the kind comments.

neo magnets can be found here: Ebay neo magnets

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Thanks for the neo magnet link Morrigan, very much appreciated and I will be getting some of those - very useful things to us modellers!! Cool ThumpUp


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#18 Posted : 02 December 2012 16:35:39

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It Growed!

With all ribs painted and Rib no 12 'trussed up', I've assembled up the start of a wing:







I've used the supplied screws for now , I'll use bolts once everything is in its final place as they won't as easy to undo and replace as the screws.

Now to wait for the next instalment......
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Excellent work as always Morrigan, really enjoying your build and looking forward to the next update already!!

Kev BigGrin
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Hi Morrigan

How's your build coming? be nice to see how your getting along Cool
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