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Old 04-06-2018, 05:36 AM
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I will try as you said but I am sort of itching to build it at 1/50 just for fun
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:44 AM
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It is done... I messed up the prop installation! I tried using a toothpick as a prop shaft but due to impatience I glued the prop on and slid the toothpick inside the fuselage. I pushed it too far inward and I could not pull it back out without ruining the prop. Lessons learned:

PATIENCE... I forgot to follow my own golden rule because I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. The want to move one to another build is no joke.

Is there a way to "solifdy" props to make them stronger? I'm thinking some kind of epoxy or "clear" varnish.

Finally I would like to thank Bruno for this wonderful kit... a real joy to build. Next is the Brent repaint of this kit at 1/50.
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:59 AM
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I usually embed a length of wire or even a piece of .015 - 020 plastruct between the prop blades. Get a box of 100 "corsage pins" - they make great reinforcement and Iuse them to apply glue. I think even coating them in CA glue would help. Looking forward to the Brent recolor. Bruno's kits are nice but some lack any distinctive markings.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:21 AM
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I might have to break something to extract some wires out of as I usually don't hold on to stuff. I will try to provide more build details for the Brent repaint in the hopes that build mistakes will be prevented with community feedback during each step of the build.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:03 PM
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Echo MichaelS comment about coating with CA glue. I use thin CA and it works great as a hardener. Key is to coat with CA and then leave it alone until completely dry.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:07 PM
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Ok... the only CA I am familiar with is Kazy Glue and that $#!% is crazy, I always end up gluing my fingers together. Can anyone recommend a friendlier CA? Something almost more docile, easier to handle.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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AFAIK all CA's are the same. Just buy the cheapest you can find. Others may disagree.

Paper clips are a good cheap source for wire.
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:01 PM
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Falco, before you build the repaint, send me a private message. I have some new parts for you to try.

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Old 04-09-2018, 05:05 PM
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Excellent work Falco. Turned out nice. The Brent repaint - is that 'Boog'?
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:51 AM
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Correct... it is "Boog" and according to Brent, the rest of the squadron will soon join "Boog". I simply love the S&P P-47 and looking down in my pile I see more wonderful build of other subjects that will be just as exciting to build as the 47. But first I will build the 47 to death, and only after passing a stringent "self-imposed" quality test will I move on to the next model on the pile.
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