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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #345 on: June 18, 2019, 11:37:01 am »
Back to wet sanding! Used 1000 and 1500 grit. Took about 2 hours to sand the right side. Still have the markings to add. I sanded the rudder and elevator VERY LIGHTLY with 1500 grit. Didn't want to cut thru the Solar Tex.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #346 on: June 18, 2019, 02:21:15 pm »
Way Cool. She’s looking like she’s out of the 40s.
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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #347 on: June 18, 2019, 04:32:08 pm »
Barry, yes, wait till I get the markings on the fuselage! Then clear coated. She's looking good and shabby!

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #348 on: June 19, 2019, 11:15:07 pm »
Decided I had a bit too much sanding on the fuselage and repainted it. Will start over with less sanding. Seemed OK till I looked at the pics in the computer. Sometimes you can be too close to your work. Need to step back and take a longer view of things sometimes.

Used the airbrush with the same cross-hatch pattern as the first painting. Took a number of passes to build up the color, but the splotchy effect is still there.

Not a big deal since I didn't have any markings on the fuselage yet. Just the time lost going backwards.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #349 on: June 20, 2019, 10:26:08 am »
Kept the wet sanding to a minimum today. Less is More! I think it looks better with the wear below the cockpit area and just splotchy or mottled places. Next are the markings. Gotta finish the paint and get to finishing the build.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #350 on: June 20, 2019, 03:44:22 pm »
Got back on track today. Painted the Hinomarus and tail numbers on the fuselage.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #351 on: June 21, 2019, 04:23:02 pm »
Pulled the plane and stand outside to see how it looked in Sunlight. Wet sanded around the Hinomarus to reveal the light grey surround.

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« Reply #352 on: June 22, 2019, 07:05:29 pm »
She's starting to look finished! I spent the day clear coating and then assembled her to see how she was going to look. Let me know what you think! I added some panel lines on the horz tail in pencil. The same lines are on the top, but are hard to see.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #353 on: June 23, 2019, 04:51:18 pm »
Now to that part I hate to do - masking and painting the canopy! Several hours in the making. First had to find a final mounting position for the canopy. Secured it with 3 screwson each side. Then, using the model as a work base, started the masking. After masking, I used a jig from the P-51 build to use as a rest stand. Then began the air brush work. A few coats and then to dry overnight. Will clear coat on Monday.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #354 on: June 23, 2019, 07:22:48 pm »
Quite a build. Looks like a page out of history will fly soon.
Barry

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #355 on: June 25, 2019, 08:42:45 pm »
Got the Robart Air Kit in and need to find a place for the 43 C.I. air bottle. Looks like it's behind the seat. Might also add a 20 C.I. bottle somewhere. Using that packaging foam that's firm but still flexible. Not sure what type it's called. Will epoxy the foam to the fuselage and either hot glue or velcro the tank to the foam.

Also been looking at the cockpit kit and drug ole Bill out and got a pic of him. He's ready to go.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #356 on: June 26, 2019, 09:17:28 pm »
Still on the Zero! Did several items today. Got the air bottle secured, air lines run to the tail retract, clips to hold the lines in place, tailwheel installed, and air fill and air pressure gage installed.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #357 on: July 04, 2019, 07:20:59 pm »
Been sick for one solid week. Glad that's over.

Built a mount for the retract servo and air valve. Mounted it forward of the cockpit. It's out of the way and should work fine there.

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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #358 on: July 10, 2019, 10:12:14 pm »
Got the A123 Batts and 12 channel Rx. Working on mounting the batts way forward to save ballast. All 3 batts weigh just over 1 pound. Made a platform on the inside of the upper fuselage. Will secure them with velcro straps. Also, will make a mounting platform for the 12 channel Rx where I show it in the photos.

Also, got the retracts all installed, plumbed, and working. I made a video I'll try to post here.

https://vimeo.com/manage/346978786/general
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Re: Meister A6M3 Model 22 Zeke Build
« Reply #359 on: July 11, 2019, 01:07:23 pm »
Fleshed out the Rx mount this morning. Made it removable with some simple brackets. Got a bit more refinement to do on it.