Looking good. You should go over the interior with a light dry brushing of silver here and there, particularly on areas where there would be high wear. Not too much, but a little here and there will help give it that worn and used look.
Thanks for asking.I’ve never tried vacuum forming, it looks difficult and I’m worried about using my oven to heat up plastics ...., but what you’ve posted may change my mind down the road.
What do you use to cut the styrene so ‘cleanly’ after it’s shaped Katsu-san , especially considering the thickness (2mm) of the piece, and the fact that it’s also clear styrene ?
Thank you for the kind advice.Looking good. You should go over the interior with a light dry brushing of silver here and there, particularly on areas where there would be high wear. Not too much, but a little here and there will help give it that worn and used look.
You are right. Adhesion between acrylic is no problem with the dedicated liquid glue. Between clear acrylic and styrene or metal is the issue here.I have used styrene before so that I can be sure regular model building glue will work. The liquid glues from Tamiya or Plastruct should glue acrylic so next time I will used that. I never use "crazy glue" as it causes white deposits on the inside of the clear part and cannot be removed.
Thank you, joberg-san.Great trick for forming the cockpit: I'll use it in the future
Ohh, this is it! I can get it on AMAZON with reasonable price!I’ve used Micro Krystal Klear to ‘glue’ clear styrene to styrene, and acrylic before with pretty good results. No ‘hazing’ issues.
Not sure how suitable it’d be with gluing those types of materials to metal though ?
Kick back and relax a little, there is nothing more annoying than MAN FLUEThank you, joberg-san.
Ohh, this is it! I can get it on AMAZON with reasonable price!
Thank you Ged-san my friend. Looks like it's also good for metal.
I've just ordered it.
I was thinking about this new product of ultra violet glue.
This was developed by Japanese dentist recently.
It looks amazing but the price is bit too high.
Today, I was thinking about making a canopy frame.
I want to make it open in two parts like F-4 Phantom. I have been thinking all through this morning but no good idea came up for the mechanism of the front canopy hinge. Seems I've caught a cold last week and feel tired and feel heavy these days. I should take a little rest today.
Thanks and best regards,
I thought about the front hinge canopy that way. I don't think the future combat aircraft uses HUD but the HUD is a cool charm for the model.While you’re suffering from the always ‘deadly’ man flu/cold my friend, I’m sure you’ll be brave, and struggle through with thinking up solutions for the cockpit hinge mechanisms !
The double canopy similar to an F-4’s is cool, maybe you’ve considered having the rear one open the ‘traditional’ way, while having the front one ‘hinged’ at the front !?
That way any structure used to build it could be ‘disguised’ to include a HUD display too ?
Look after yourself Katsu-san, and get well soon !
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. I WILL, Tom-sanI hope you recover quickly. Should you have any fever-induced visions of strange vehicles, be sure to sketch them before the images in your mind fade.
Ghaaa, I'm not a school boy want to skip the swimming class. I'm really got a bad cold!! Ben-san.Kick back and relax a little, there is nothing more annoying than MAN FLUE
Thanks for the idea about the canopy, Ken-san but,,,,Maybe one part of the canopy should hinge to the left and the other part hinge to the right? The Huey Cobra canopy works something like that. I think that is to keep the canopy away from the rotor blades.
The ultra violet "glue" looks handy. Its not really a glue in the usual sense but a plastic that is hardened by the ultra violet light.
Get some rest and keep the sketch book near by while you nap in case some good ideas pop up. You will be your old self soon! Maybe your wife or daughter can cook for you? I recommend chicken soup, it cures everything!
Naaa No apologies and thank you! Actually I had a chicken soup last night.Feeling any better yet? I hope this doesn't spread to the rest of your family! That's what usually happens at my house.
I fixed my post concerning canopy and chicken soup. Things are in the proper order now. My apologies.
Thank you, Ged-san. My wife say so, too. I don't know if it's a good way thou.Glad to hear you’re doing better Katsu-san !
But, Normal ! ...., what’s ‘normal’ ?, there’s nothing normal about you !
You’re an enigmatic being...., in a ‘good’ way of course !
Now, there’s work on your build to catch up on !
Thank you very much, stevelewis-san.Nothing beats good old chicken soup! Glad you're feeling better Katsu-san.