Gladiator 7mm Duchess

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by P A D, 11 December 2017.

  1. P A D

    P A D Active Member

    Hi JB,
    If I were you I wouldn't be too concerned as it looks more than acceptable. In fact looking at the clip of 67742 taken from Yeadon's, I would say yours may be closer than mine, as the middle part of the curve on mine is too sharp in radius. By the way did you line yours with transfers or with drawing pen and spring bow?
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    Where we have both gone wrong (and I only noticed at the lining stage), is that the hand rail under the cab windows is too low. It should be closer to the windows but like you, I put is where the holes were etched in the side. So the horizontal lining under the rail has the correct relationship to the rail on yours, but on mine it is too close. However mine has a better relation to the bottom of the windows as I set it closer to the rail, so the gap down to the lower horizontal line would be nearer the prototype. So we are both wrong. The thing is not to get too "anal" about these minor errors as we have both made excellent models from the kit.

    Or should we both get the cellulose thinners out? :)

    Cheers,
    Peter
     
  2. P A D

    P A D Active Member

    I had a quiet spell this afternoon workwise, so I was able to get on with some airbrushing and weathering on the L1. Here's where it' at now.
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    Just about done now.

    Cheers,
    Peter
     
    Last edited: 14 January 2018