1/48 Cessna 172P

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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby rodenlee » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Coming along nicely there Rob...looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:48 pm

Thanks Shaun.

Just been working on knocking down the rivets on the skin as I reckon they're too prominent but I think I may have gotten a bit too aggressive...
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby Bandit » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:26 am

looking good.

I know I mentioned it earlier but after seeing your pics I'd advise to be aggressive with the nose weight and pack as much in there as possible while you can. I removed the back 2 cylinders from the engine to make room for more weight, and once the cowl is on you cant see it.

looking forward to following your progress on this one.

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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks Adam,

I did follow your advice; thanks a lot for that! The underside of the instrument panel is packed with lead shot, there's one on top of the engine, three underneath and the inside of the engine is full of lead shot. On top of that, I shoved some under the pilots' seats and the brass rod main spar is also in front of the main gear. The whole lot seems to be very nose heavy at the moment, so here's hoping I've put enough in!
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby surfsup » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:40 pm

I like to see something a bit different and this is definitely one of them. Enjoy watching your work.....Cheers mark
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23 pm

Back to working on this now that the replacement baggage compartment has arrived from Italeri (still buggered if I know where he original went!).

I didn't take enough care joining the fuselage halves, so there was a noticeable line on the lower fuselage. Lots of filler, sanding and Mr Surfacer 1000 later, I'm up to this:

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I'll add the main gear legs shortly, then fill them underneath before painting the whole thing white. I'll then unmask the fuselage and fit the wings. Sits nicely on all three wheels thanks to the load of weight and brass main spar (although it will sit on its tail if I set it up that way, so it's close).
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby David E » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:24 pm

You're going to inspire me to model our AIRTC 172, the dreaded VH-DIN
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 pm

Give it a crack! Be warned: white is a bugger to cover well (as I discovered again tonight).
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:33 pm

So I wasn't happy with the white as I accidently used gloss white instead of matt initially. Recoated with Model Master matt and it looks much better (and actually cured this time). Now it's gone off, I've masked and sprayed the green bits with Humbrol green (#2).

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It seems to be tacking off okay but I'll leave it for a day or two before unmasking. Once it's properly dry I'll mask again for the yellow stripe. That'll be even trickier as it's much thinner at the nose end. Should've read the earlier posts about this kit and leaving the horizontal stabs off until after painting! :roll:

Lots of masking tape as I didn't want overspray on the white!
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby David E » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:30 am

The joys of white paint. I've defected to Tamiya white fine surface primer out of the rattle can and find it far more forgiving.

Yellow can be just as bad and that's what I'll have to tackle.
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