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dirk tinck16/04/2020 23:05:20
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Hi all !

I promissed myself not to bore you guy's with photo's of sanded sabre parts. Now that everything is ready for the final primer (oef...),its time for a parts listing !

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Apart from the main canope frame , everything is now ready for painting. This main frame will be cut to the right shape when the front frame is in place.

More sanding coming my way i guess !

Phil Cooke16/04/2020 23:16:56
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love the Tamiya style parts layout Dirk!

A major milestone with everything ready for paint... let the real magic begin! thumbs up

Steve McLaren17/04/2020 22:04:15
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Very Nice Dirk. It makes me realise that I've still got a long way to go!

dirk tinck17/04/2020 23:52:29
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Thanks Steve ! I new from the last mass build that the detailing takes most of the time !

I got everything ready to get the sabre in primer today but my stock let me down...No primer to be found at casa Tinck !

With all the warehouses closed that could mean a serious delay i'm afraid.sadThe search goes on tomorrow !

Looking for something to do in the meantime i got the dummy airbrake actuators hooked up in the brake-bay's

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They have to move without any friction so they don't stress the servo too much. To achieve this i had to sand the copper balls a little , thank you dremel ! A good thing i can still remove the brakes to do this job !

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Another item i can clean up and remove from the to-do-list !beer

McG 696918/04/2020 08:24:14
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Hi Dirk,

Don't mention detailing, please... My cockpit details are taking me mountains of time... frown

Regarding your primer, the DIY stores - Gamma, Brico or Hubo, etc. - are back open in BE since this weekend !

The Motip branded grey primer at Brico is of good quality if you are looking for spray-cans.

Cheers

Chris

Phil Cooke18/04/2020 11:39:37
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those brake actuators are SO cool Dirk - great stuff!

Flyer18/04/2020 21:58:13
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Well done Dirk,

I've finally managed to get a working air-brake on mine, and I'm beginning to think that they are not worth the extra effort! Anyway, too late now. I think your solution is way better than mine, but that's the challenge. Have they added much weight ? Mine are coming in at around 22g per airbrake, uncovered.

Cheers

Ade

dirk tinck18/04/2020 23:49:23
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Hi Ade ,

mine weigh 15.5gr on the scale per side , minus the 2nd part of the actuator and paint.

Can U get some pics uphere ?

They do ask a lot of attention i know but it's a nice scale item i think

cheers , Dirk

Harry Twist19/04/2020 00:14:55
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Hi Dirk, brilliant work on your airbrakes and the "internals". They're a great scale feature to add.

dirk tinck19/04/2020 00:26:29
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Hi Harry , thanks !

Did you get your frame yet ?

Flyer20/04/2020 08:17:36
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Posted by dirk tinck on 18/04/2020 23:49:23:

Hi Ade ,

mine weigh 15.5gr on the scale per side , minus the 2nd part of the actuator and paint.

Can U get some pics uphere ?

They do ask a lot of attention i know but it's a nice scale item i think

cheers , Dirk

I've put a few pics up on my build blog Dirk, hopefully it shows how I've approached the issue. Now I've clamped the two halves together, it does add something to the build. But next time I may well copy your method.

Cheers

Ade

dirk tinck21/04/2020 23:01:39
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Hi all !

Found some primer today so i blown every part clear of dust and primered all the top sides. I used MOTIP spray putty in cans as i did on the hurricane last year.

worked out very well ,even with the paint still wet,i couldn't see any spots needing more attention than normal.

Tomorrow i'll do the undersides and then it's time to paint all the interior parts so i can finish the canope parts.

Yes ,there's light on the end of the tunnel !!smile d

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Phil Cooke21/04/2020 23:37:56
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looks fantastic! Looks like you have plenty of space in your shop! No overspray on the cars I hope from those rattle cans!?

dirk tinck21/04/2020 23:49:32
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Hi Phil,

The overspray from primer in rattle cans is dry by the time it 's a few meters away unlike laquer who containes slow thinners to keep it glossy , anyway it's an old smart that's probably going to be recycled or end up somewhere in Africawink 2

dirk tinck23/04/2020 23:33:54
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While everything is drying,i started to detail the cockpit.

First thing is to seal all the wood parts with G4. It's a sort of varnish to get rid of the wood nerves,we don't want them to be visible trough the paint.

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dirk tinck27/04/2020 22:25:27
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Hi all ,

Looks like this detailing is going to take forever ,and looking at other blogs,the''to do'' list is only getting longer...

Last thing i did was painting the seat and the back part of the cockpit

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Next thing before the real painting is to finish the inside of the brake bay's

Phil Cooke27/04/2020 22:58:44
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Lovely detailing Dirk! Great job - there's going to be some great models on show at this event! thumbs up

dirk tinck27/04/2020 23:06:13
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If we ever get to the Orme again....I saw on the news that the Orme goats got into town todaysmile o!!

Phil Cooke27/04/2020 23:11:06
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We'll be back, and so will the goats! Stay well Dirk!

McG 696928/04/2020 11:47:21
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Lovely details indeed, Dirk.

Somewhere in Belgium, there must be a few guys with some 'installed' insanity... wink

Cheers

Chris

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