1/48 Cessna 172P

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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:22 pm

Yeah, I should've quit with the Mr White Surfacer but it's come up okay now. Just took off the masks and it's not too bad but I'll leave it to dry for another week before masking for the yellow, I think.
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:36 pm

It's been a while since I updated this, so here's where it is at the moment:

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I'm waiting for the replacement windscreen to arrive from Italy after I stupidly lost it after its last Future coat. Once it arrives, I'll fit it and then gloss coat the lot before applying decals. It has enough nose weight, as you can see in the second shot.

The mainplanes were fitted after I painted the trim colours. Of course, once fitted the previously nicely-fitting wing/fuselage junction ended up with gaps that needed filling and repainting (several times)! Should be a fairly straightforward exercise once the decals are on.
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby AndrewDoppel » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 pm

Looking really good. What are you going to do about the serial? Are you able to print your own decals?
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm

Thanks Andrew,

Yeah, I printed my own decals - took me ages to find the right fonts!
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby RayS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:30 am

Nice work there Rob, I'd like to have a crack at designing and printing my own decals. One day perhaps!
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:34 pm

Finished

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Reasonably happy with it. Should've gone a little lighter on the rivets!
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby woodziee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:36 pm

Nicely done.
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby RayS » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:40 pm

Looks great Rob, nice work
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby bell209 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks, guys
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Re: 1/48 Cessna 172P

Postby qfa_tsv » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:27 am

Fantastic result
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