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Tiny Interceptor

Crash&Bern

Alphans
It's been a while since my last UFO project but with the promise of the decals I ordered 9 months ago I can finally get on and finish my Mobile so I thought I'd post some progress pics a 1/72(ish) Interceptor I've been working on (and off) for several months.

ghighino :thumbup: on this forum kindly donated an old Popcorn kit that he'd already done a fair bit of rework to including opening up the cockpit and eliminating the inaccurate panel lines.

There are quite a few other issues I've discovered as I've been going along too, including some quite lumpy bodywork, an oval missile and an oval engine... oh well I do love a challenge :(

Anway that's enough text here's some pictures of the engine and missile being sorted.
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
As you can the see the fill, sand, prime, repeat cycle when on for quite some time.
Unfortunately due to all the sanding, filling and priming I lost all the panel lines I'd already done so when the fuselage was finally straight or as straight as I had patience for the scribing process had to start again from scratch and there was me thinking I did this for fun :no:
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Progress update

The little fluted piece that the missile fits into was also oval in section so needed to be replaced.

Trying to make tiny tapered flutes about 0.5mm wide was going to be a beast of a job but luckily I found a pen lid that was pretty well spot on... I'm so glad I never throw anything out!
 

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Eureka

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Nice job that is looking superb, the pen top is a nice time saver & great repurposing, I would hate to try and make that shape from scratch.

I keep trying to tell my wife everything I keep will come in useful one day.
 

Crash&Bern

Alphans
Next update...

The plan with the canopy is to use the part sawn from the kit as a plug to vacform a clear canopy from... however life's never that simple :no:

Where the moulded in canopy had been cut from the fuselage a fair bit of material was missing, now the plug needs to be slightly undersize as the canopy will be formed over it but we're only talking about 10thou or so.
The cut out piece of resin was over 1mm undersize so some material needed to be added to the cut faces and then the outer form sanded back to allow for the thickness of the clear sheet... sounds crazy but that's the only way to get the correct profile on the finished canopy, hopefully the pictures will make sense of all this?
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Well 2017 is very nearly over and I can't say I'll be sorry to see the back of it, here's hoping 2018 will be a better year for everyone.

The past 18 months or so have been pretty rough and not left much time or inclination to do any modelling but things are getting back on an even keel again so over the last couple of weeks I've picked where I left off on the Interceptor.

I can officially say that I'm now further ahead on the panel scribing than I was before I had to fill and sand the fuselage losing all the scribing I'd already done so I'm pretty chuffed about that.

Here's some pics of where we are now, I'll be adding updates as I go along... I may even get around to finishing off my Mobile.
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Well I seem to have got my modelling mojo back so I'll make the most of it while it's here!

In between working on my Mobile I've been quietly getting on with scribing panel lines on the Interceptor. Now I have to be honest and say I find panel scribing incredibly tedious especially on something this small that's mainly compound curves.

The good news is that the right side and nose are finished so there's just the left and underside still to do.
I came up with a cunning plan this morning that should speed up doing all the transverse lines while ensuring they stay parallel check the last pic... I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before :no:
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
This new method works like a charm, absolutely ripped through the scribing today with the nose and nearly all of the underside done in one afternoon.
 

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