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Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 02 Oct 18

Postby harvs73 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm

I am starting to work on the interior now. I really dislike the amount of resin used in these kits as they use it for many parts that don't need it eg the framing is poorly cast and chunks of it are going to be replaced with plastic rod.

The interior green needs some more work and I have yet to paint some of the detail areas.
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The frames need to be checked over and needs cleaning up or replacing as they are poorly cast.
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The wings are not too bad when going together. The wheel well is a bit dodgy as there are no location markings to help you locate the internal bits.
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While the wing goes together well the engine nacelle nees some help as the profile of the front bit is different from the wing part. A bit of filler and some work with a file and wet and dry managed to get it looking ok. This isn't hard but it does take time.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson

Postby Sydhuey » Sat May 19, 2018 10:42 pm

Which aircraft are you doing Dave, My Uncle was a radio fitter (along for the ride) of the 71 Sqn Anson AX471 that crashed on Heron island in Jul 43.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson

Postby harvs73 » Sun May 20, 2018 4:17 pm

AT this stage I am tossing up between A4-6 of 22 SQN circa 1939 or No 1 Comms Flight circa 1941. Both are in overall aluminum and have their gun turrets.

I have put in a bit more of the interior and plan to put in some wiring behind some of the dials, radios etc. The instrument panel was a pain to position as there are no location points visible and I can't find an image of the real Mk 1 to show me the positioning. Where it is here fits and the canopy goes over it when I do test fitting so it is a good a spot as any.

I still have more additions for interior where I will be replacing poorly cast resin with plastic and building up a few extra bits and pieces. I am not going to get that excited as I don't think that much will be seen once it is done and closed up.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 20 May 18

Postby harvs73 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:27 pm

A minor technical problem to be sorted out. I think I can get the canopy to stretch out that far but not too happy that is is out this much. I thought it may have been that I did the fuselage incorrectly but it all fits right and the front section of the canopy is a good fit so I think it IS the canopy itself. :-(
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 22 July 18

Postby rodenlee » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:29 pm

I am pretty sure it is the canopy David. I had the same issue with mine and (from memory) stuck some plastic card outside the internal framing to force the canopy sides apart.

Good luck with the build...slightly painful but worth the effort.

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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 22 July 18

Postby harvs73 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:46 pm

While I understand that resin has a great deal of uses in detailing models I would like to know what clown thought that the frames in the Anson were an appropriate use of it???

I had to replace some of the resin rubbish to fix the roof frame and no doubt for the next Anson I build I will replace all of the framing with plastic rod as the kit stuff is poorly cast and brittle.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 29 July 18

Postby bell209 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:05 pm

Love your tenacity, Dave! It's looing good despite the hurdles.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 29 July 18

Postby harvs73 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm

The interior is almost complete and the rear section of canopy is now glued on. The added panel behind the canopy which can be either solid as here or with the turret really does suck. The part does not fit well at all and will need some serious work to get it to fit correctly. Once the canopy is complete I plan on filling and sanding it so it looks a little better. The front canopy is only sitting there as a test fit.

All the areas where the canopy or windows go all need to be trimmed as there is a small ledge cast in to them that does not allow a good fit of the clear components.
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 01 Oct 18

Postby harvs73 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:15 pm

The wings and tail are now on. The tail needed a bit of trimming to get the same angle on both sides but that was an easy fix.

The front canopy did not fit well but that could be because the fuselage is a fraction wide and needs trimming prior to putting together (lesson learnt for the next one). Some serious filling was done as well as filing to get it the right shape.

The wings are fractionally wide at the join so I need to do some industrial filing to get them the right size then do some rescribing. This could be easily solved if I had trimmed the trailing edge a fraction more than I had. I did test fit them but they looked ok at the time, obviously they were not :-(
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Re: Classic Airframes 1/48 Anson - updated 02 Oct 18

Postby rodenlee » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:36 pm

Coming along nicely David

Never a dull moment with CA builds hey!!

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