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lastvautour

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2015, 02:24:26 PM »
CanMilAir decals sheet # 208 really sets things off. So the HO4S-3 is completed.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2015, 02:26:20 PM »
And again. The last photo shows my 1/144, 1/240 and 1/350 sitting on the rear deck of my 1/350 HMCS Bonaventure.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2015, 02:45:37 PM »
That looks amazing Lou, excellent work . Regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2015, 06:37:51 PM »
Thank you Paul.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2015, 01:25:35 PM »
Back to the Tracker and a big oops. While sanding the wing airfoil shape I broke the spar. Hence I decided to just notch the nacelle rather than make a spar at the attachment point.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2015, 01:31:06 PM »
The nacelles are carved and sanded a bit before using superglue to secure them to the wing. The fix to the broken spar is the placement of a new spar. I used a small file to make the slots and once putty and sanding is done, the wings will be glued together with superglue.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2015, 01:34:59 PM »
Wood filer has been added to the top of the nacelles and will be lightly sanded to shape blending the nacelle to the wing. The same has been done to the forward area of the tail plane joint. A drop of glue has been placed on the crew cockpit window to create the bubble effect. Several coat of glue may be needed to get the desired result.

Lou

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2015, 04:41:59 PM »
Looking great Lou!!

The glue bubble looks great. I would never have thought of that approach. I'm always amazed at the scale you work in for some of the models. Based upon the sections on the cutting mat, am I correct is assuming the length of the fuselage is approximately 6 cm?

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2015, 06:56:19 AM »
The fuselage is 5.36 cm long. I have a scale calculator I use for all my scale measurement. Just a simple excel spread sheet. This one is in inches, but it is easy to convert to cm. I enter the 1/1 data as inches or centimeters and the formula does the rest.

The glue drop is Barry's idea.

Lou
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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2015, 12:26:07 PM »
A few swipes with 250 grit paper sorts things out. Close up photos show the requirement for addition putty and another few swipes.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2015, 06:59:07 PM »
Search light is 1/6 dowel found at the local fabric store  craft section. It still needs a bit of sanding but things are coming along fine. Next will be the undercarriage.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2015, 07:04:57 PM »
Just to show what sealer I am using this time. Also note the port nacelle forward joint is not yet puttied. Actually it was but on clocer examination I found the nacelle had been incorrectly positioned, so I relocated it.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2015, 03:50:47 AM »
Well executed recovery work Lou, regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2015, 03:39:08 PM »
Undercarriage started with sanded dowel wheels and straight pin struts.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2015, 03:40:40 PM »
A quick coat of sealer before light sanding and assembly.

Lou