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Postby morrigan » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:15 pm

An early new years resolution and a late start from me, but count me in!

Subject of choice is a flying Subaru,
No, not one of these
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One of these:
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Quite a nice kit, given it was made in the early 70's!
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Instructions are a bit lost in translation though:
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby steve131 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Great too see you onboard :dance: Paul would have laughed . looking forward to this one 8-)
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby royjess » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 pm

Welcome back to the comp Morrigan

For the moment I thought you were building the car :laughing-rolling:

Great choice of kit, I can't find a RRP on this kit, I presume that this kit is obsolete, but I'm satisfied that if the kit was still in production today, that the RRP will be within the maximum allowed.

I look forward to seeing this build

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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby casper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:26 pm

Glad you can join in Morrigan, great chioce
hope you had a Merry Christmas
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:47 pm

royjess wrote:Welcome back to the comp Morrigan

For the moment I thought you were building the car :laughing-rolling:

Great choice of kit, I can't find a RRP on this kit, I presume that this kit is obsolete, but I'm satisfied that if the kit was still in production today, that the RRP will be within the maximum allowed.

I look forward to seeing this build

Roy :)


Its a pretty teeny weeny kit, 1/72 is the not the usual for size single engine private planes so would of been in the pocket money range.
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:47 pm

casper wrote:Glad you can join in Morrigan, great chioce
hope you had a Merry Christmas
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Thanks for the Xmas thoughts Casp, hope it was a merry Xmas for you and yours.
And a Happy New Year!
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:59 pm

Work as commenced wit h the interior being painted and built up.
I settled on a smart red and black schemefor the cabin, loosely copied from the sales brochure.

To paint the instrument dials and the "Thou shalt not..." placards, I used a tooth pick to apply teeny dots of paint:
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I painted some masking tape strips to make up the seat belts. and used some model car flocking to carpet the interior, in this scale its probably more akin to 70's shag pile carpet!
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After closing up the fuselage,I found no firewall or engine is supplied. Hmmmmm :think:
A view of the pilot toes through the cowling intakes will never do.
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby royjess » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:59 am

You've done a great job on the painting painting and adding the seat-belts :clap: Such a tiny build :o
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby wingnut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:43 pm

royjess wrote:You've done a great job on the painting painting and adding the seat-belts :clap: Such a tiny build :o

Great work on the instrument panel and the seat belt, I'm taking copious notes.
Cheers Mike, Cheers Mike :laughing-rolling: ;)
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:59 am

Problem solved. Firewall and an 'engine' of sorts has been installed.

To make the firewall, I first traced round the cowling onto a peice of paper to get the rough outline:
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Then to account for the thickness of the plastic, I freehanded in a inner line:
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I cut the template out, and trimmed it until it fitted nicely:
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Once happy with the fit , I glued the templete to a piece of thin plastic card, the glue holds the template in place nicely while cutting the firewall from the plastic card. If you use a glue stick removal and cleanup is easy:
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One Firewall in place, a lick of grey paint and its a good 'un
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:15 am

Now for the trickery.

While I wanted something that looked engine-ish behind the cooling intakes, a goodish amount of weight is needed forward to avoid the Aero Subaru doing permanent wheelies. A dummy engine would rob valauble ballast space.

:think:

First of all I dry fitted the wings and tail surfaces, then added weight until it balanced where the main gear is.
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A lycoming aircraft engine is dark grey, lead is dark grey... :idea:

Using strips of lead that were used to weight some aquarium plants we bought for our fish, I cut off a couple of snippets, and shaped them into sqaurish rolls, these I :superlglue: behind the cooling intakes, I then jammed in the rest of the lead behind the faux engine cyclinders.
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Problem solved :D
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby number1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:17 am

Ingenious fix on the engine and nose weight problem Paul would be pleased with the use of the :superlglue:
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby royjess » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:19 am

Wow! The plane does look so tiny against the pens and side cutters :o

Great fix on the fire wall and great use of the nose weights :clap:

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royjess wrote:You've done a great job on the painting painting and adding the seat-belts :clap: Such a tiny build :o

Great work on the instrument panel and the seat belt, I'm taking copious notes.
Cheers Mike, Cheers Mike :laughing-rolling: ;)


It's a good job that his is a model competition and not a literacy comp :oops:
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby steve131 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:11 pm

number1 wrote:Ingenious fix on the engine and nose weight problem Paul would be pleased with the use of the :superlglue:

Agree :clap:
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:07 am

Thank you for the kind words all.

Not to much to report.

The main componets are all assembled, how on earth I've got this far without knocking off the sticky outy bit on the top of the fin, has me beat.
Murphy must be on holiday still.
I gave the clear parts a dip in that precious elixir - Klear before installing them. Not perfectly clear, but pretty good for the era!
One the glue has cured thoughly I'll use a little Perfect plastic putty to finesse the window/ fuselage joins.
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I'm also getting the QA dept to regualry check progress...
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby Mark » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:08 am

Some of those join lines look a bit fishy to me ;)

How long before you're FIN-ished :whistle:
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby chill » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:15 pm

A nice SCALE model you have there
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby wingnut » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:53 pm

Hello Morrigan, "Tanks" for sharing the pics :angry-banghead: :laughing-rolling:
Cheers Mike.
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:30 am

Well 'Betta' get a move on!

The Aero Subaru's is in the paint shop - but not telling what colour it's being painted :shhh:.......................................
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Re: Flying Subaru

Postby morrigan » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:06 am

Didn't get as much done as I hoped today, as we had a massive storm with 100km/h winds last night and scattered showers of tree branches!
So a bit of cleanup needed today and a call to the roofer as a branch punched a hole in the roof :o
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However......
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