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lastvautour

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2015, 07:54:31 AM »
The wings and fuselage are glued and await putty and blending by sanding. The undercarriage has been started by sawing dowels with a one sided razor blade. Straight pins are cut and super-glued to the wheel discs. The twin nose wheels are one piece dowel with a jewel saw notch for separation Undercarriage doors are scrap wood thinned to approximate to .3 cm (first photo). Doors will be lightly sanded after the glue sets. The last photo has a .010 X .060 Evergreen plastic strip that can be used as an alternate to cutting such thin wood for the undercarriage.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2015, 01:41:34 PM »
Propeller blades are cut from the remaining .3 cm wood. Each blade is held in place until the superglue takes hold. The undercarriage is temporarily in place for a photo op. The last photo is acrylic grey being applied as primer. It shows the imperfections and additional sanding required.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2015, 03:17:45 PM »
Nice work Lou, have you used your new lens for these?. Regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2015, 05:29:21 PM »
Not yet. The misses won't let me take it to the work area for dear of dust.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2015, 08:41:50 AM »
Just a peek.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2015, 08:45:55 AM »
Broke the vertical fin again while doing final sanding. Wood glue this time. It takes longer but fills the crack better. Props have been given a thick coat of sealer.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2015, 01:00:40 PM »

 Looks good Lou

 Another Banshee ?

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2015, 04:26:32 PM »
First one in 1/240 scale. I tried in 1/350 scale and gave up after many failed attempts. So being a bit bigger, I hope to be successful.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2015, 12:54:15 PM »
The MAD Boom and arrestor hook recess is cut our. The hook is thin wire while the MAD Boom is 1 mm bamboo dowel. It is hard to photograph such small details.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2016, 03:34:20 PM »
Painting by brush and then adding masking tape. The vertical fin needs masking after the horizontal deicer boots plane are painted.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2016, 03:42:53 AM »
Looking good Lou. Regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2016, 10:05:32 AM »
Thank you Paul. I need to redo the masking of the windscreen and upper windows need to be a bit bigger. The imperfections sure show up on those close up photos. I had not realized the poor workmanship at the tail surfaces joint.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2016, 10:32:02 AM »
Just waiting for decals.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2016, 12:05:58 PM »
The first set of props fell apart, so here we go again. As an alternate I made some discs using clear decal film over plastic pie cover.

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Re: 1/240 scale HMCS Bonaventure Air Fleet
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2016, 12:09:42 PM »
Radome is a dowel shaped and cut with the razor blade. Care must be taken as cracking is always possible. This is my second attempt. The wing pylons are .010 X .030 in Evergreen strips. Decals arrived yesterday but had commitments. I hope to find time to complete the Tracker this weekend. CanMilAir decals up to their usual quality.

Lou
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