Experten's Zero build log

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Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:06 pm

I received my second set of parts yesterday, and immediately got to work. Here are a couple of pictures of my build. The trusses, (on the right side of the rib detail photo) are incredibly fragile. It is almost impossible to score them to cut without squashing the material.
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Re: Recent pictures

Postby Eric » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:19 pm

When I cut brass off the frets I do it on a smooth tile with a Stanley knife.

Not sure if you would call it a Stanley knife, but it is the type of hefty retractable knife that the likes of joiners use.

The Zero looks brilliant, looking forward to watching your progress!
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Re: Recent pictures

Postby Experten » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:10 pm

Here is a pic of the Sakae radial thus far. I plan on adding light weathering, but I want to wait until I get all the cylinders so it is a uniform job. Great fun so far!
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:58 pm

Looks great ! Wish I was building this one too.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby chill » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:55 am

Indeed me too. Looks amazing detail already.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby kwakermad » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:19 pm

Mark that engine looks huge in your hand cant wait till I get mine started.

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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:36 pm

After a long break for vacation and the Bismarck, I got some work done on the Zero yesterday. The wing is done for now, awaiting more parts for the tip. The motor has all the cylinders, and I am trying to decide how much I want to weather it. All the beautiful, fine detail gets lost under the flat black, so something needs to be done to pop it all out. I am thinking a dark grey wash, with perhaps a bit of a brown wash to follow. Greasy black for the crankcase. Ignore the rib that is out of place. The whole wing is dry fit at this point, no glue other than that holding the trusses and tubes in place. The "floppy" rib will be secured once the flap spar is in place.


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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:14 am

I did some more work on the Zero tonight. This is one of the guns. It went together very quickly as there are only 5 parts. Only a little clean-up was involved. There is 1 little seam on the receiver that needs a spot of putty, otherwise everything fits together at a natural joint. Spark plugs and rocker boxes tomorrow!
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:01 am

Great work Mark, glad to see you back. :clap:
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:36 am

Well, after a Looooong delay waiting for parts to replace those ruined by my stupidity, I am rolling again. I have pretty much completed the engine with the exception of 1 set of push rods and rocker boxes. I'll be doing some judicious weathering and chipping around the bolt heads on the rocker boxes. I plan on using a Raw Umber wash for the whole engine to "pop" the detail.

I have nothing but rave reviews about DeAg customer service. They actually sent too many parts, and I had to get them returned. (Thanks, Mark)

I am now waiting for Gunze Mr. Color Transparent Green to better replicate the Aotake preservative color. Tamiya transparent Blue is just too blue.

I have posted pics of the engine below.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby chill » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:00 am

WOW looking good there. Getting a sense of the scale of the model now.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:53 am

It's coming on very nicely Mark.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby GrantJ » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:17 pm

Well done Mark - very impressive :D

Are you planning on painting all the ribs ?
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 am

Grant,

I'll be painting all of the interior, but leaving the outside of the lattice natural aluminum. The color of the "Aotake" will be different than that of the engine. I think that the color differences between the interior, and the natural aluminum on the outside will look great.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby casper » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 am

Experten wrote:Well, after a Looooong delay waiting for parts to replace those ruined by my stupidity, I am rolling again. I have pretty much completed the engine with the exception of 1 set of push rods and rocker boxes. I'll be doing some judicious weathering and chipping around the bolt heads on the rocker boxes. I plan on using a Raw Umber wash for the whole engine to "pop" the detail.

I have nothing but rave reviews about DeAg customer service. They actually sent too many parts, and I had to get them returned. (Thanks, Mark)

I am now waiting for Gunze Mr. Color Transparent Green to better replicate the Aotake preservative color. Tamiya transparent Blue is just too blue.

I have posted pics of the engine below.

Really nice detail to the engine Mark. Great shot of the wing showing stringers and spars.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby snapdragon » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:30 pm

To get the exact aotake blue/green you need this paint

https://airbrushes.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_202_208&products_id=2188&osCsid=b875603a217d92c72d9f31f3baf41fdc

They say that it is airbrush ready, but I think that it needs thinning a little.

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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby steam60 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:50 pm

I agree with you on the strength of the trusses ,I found that If i put the channel into my metal modelling mitre block and then draw across it with a very fine razor saw VERY gently it cuts it without crushing,might help for wing number 2 (the other side),started building the engine now,regards
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:07 pm

Snap, Thanks! Unfortunately, I have already spent a fortune on Tamiya clear green, and clear blue! I am hoping that there will be a bit of difference between each set of parts (wings, Fuselage). The stuff was hand mixed and applied in batches so I would imagine that there is a huge range of colors possible.

Steam, I have found that with the trusses, just a scoring with an xacto #11 then a gentle bend at the score point is enough to get a clean cut. It takes a light, light touch though, as you have discovered!
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby Experten » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:21 pm

Here are a few more Zero pictures. It is going along well, once I recovered from my mistake.
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Re: Experten's Zero build log

Postby GrantJ » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Awesome job Mark!

That is going to be one large model when finished :D :D :D
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