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Old 08-28-2022, 01:31 PM
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Continuing with 1/48 scale

After the SnP Mirage 200 I presented here (Rebuilding the Mirage 2000 C in 1/48 scale (rescale for 1/100 SnP)), my next try is the Fiddler's Green Me 163 Komet, rescaled to 1/48.

I think that my build doesn't look too bad, but it's still a long way from the quality of the builds we see on this forum. So my goal is still to learn what I can do better in the next builds.

What's different from the Mirage 2000 C. It's a Fiddler's Green model and it's easier to build at least because you have very good instructions.
To assemble the fuselage, I cut the tabs and glued a strip of paper inside and between the 2 parts to assemble. What I managed to achieve with this technique was so-so because there was not a great fit between the fuselage pieces. Maybe there were sized to fit with the tabs left in place...
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:32 PM
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all the pieces cut-out
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:32 PM
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all the pieces formed
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:33 PM
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all the pieces glued separately
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:34 PM
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once assembled
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:17 PM
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Next, I'm going to return to SnP model: a F-5F Tiger II.
Just started with separating the pieces.
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Old 09-04-2022, 01:15 PM
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here's the fuselage without cockpit nor top section
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Old 09-05-2022, 12:33 PM
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adding cockpit and top section

Result is not great. One of my mistakes was that the cockpit bottom is not completely horizontal and that I should have adjusted the height of the fuselage underneath. Doesn't look very easy to do...
Other advice to better form the cockpit is welcome.

Regarding the fuselage sections, this time I kept the tabs, but fitting is difficult, especially with my paper thickness. In comparison, in 1/100 scale and 90 g/sqm paper, the assemblies between the section are almost invisible...
I'll try again cutting out the tabs and glueing them inside.
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Old 09-05-2022, 04:59 PM
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I don't know what kind of paper you are using but you might want to try a bit thicker one. Next size up from whatever you are using now. Might be helpful with keeping shapes and straight edges.
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Old 09-05-2022, 11:25 PM
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I don't know what kind of paper you are using but you might want to try a bit thicker one. Next size up from whatever you are using now. Might be helpful with keeping shapes and straight edges.
Iím using 120-140 g/sqm. I felt it was already quite thick and I thought this was one of the issues.
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