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    Post  Aldo on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:24 pm

    NICE work Wayne!

    Brian, you have a disciple here. Wow, that's a lot of work there.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:41 pm

    Aldo he is an excellent learner and is really making progress in leaps and bounds, a fantastic pupil. My best one (because he's the only one lol! lol! )
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    Post  Wayne on Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:54 pm

    Thanks for the kind words guys....

    Here's yesterday's progress, mostly on the firewall, oil tank and bottom water pipes

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    These are the water pipes that run along the bottom of the engine. The loop will be hidden behind the firewall
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    Apologies for bad quality but taking one handed photographs is sometimes tricky..

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:59 pm

    Sublime detail Wayne, i love the way you are creating the hoses and also the clips on the various connections for different pipe sizes and types. Once painted, they are going to look so great. Keep this up man!!
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:01 pm

    Just one thing, before you paint the hoses coat them with something, either primer or white glue, or superglue, whatever you use has to be thin enough to maintain the detail and at the same time close up the tiny gaps between the rings of wire so that it will really look like a hose without any spaces between the wire loops.
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    Post  Ray on Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:05 pm

    You're making old timers from the old modelling school look like apprentices Wayne...well at least ONE of them for sure Sad

    You're doing it like it should be done...well you've got one of the best Masters as your mentor...the other one is just relegated to be your photographer Sad
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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:33 pm

    nice work
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    Post  smallia on Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:21 pm

    da l-o%$^& macchi lest jew? But seriously, you're doing a great job bro

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    Post  Wayne on Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:33 am

    Small update

    Used photo-etched bezels from AirScale to spruce up the blank instrument panel that comes with the kit:

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    I also had to scratch-build a secondary panel as it is not supplied with the kit, probably because it was not present on the Macchi 202 and this kit is based on the 202.

    Progress is slow as I'm still waiting for the gun barrels. I need to make sure that these fit before committing any further engine detail and/or paint.



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    Post  Cyril. on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:45 pm

    Great work Wayne. Very Happy
    Prosit.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:38 pm

    there's work all the way but you are doing a great job go for it!!
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    Post  Wayne on Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:38 pm


    Started painting the engine... here's where I got to so far.

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    The ugly finger print sticking out like a sore thumb on the water tank has been corrected.


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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:13 pm

    Lovely engine, well done Wayne a real beauty
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    Post  TOP GUN on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:12 pm

    Very Nice !!

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