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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 5:20 pm

Looking great Mike, never thought of using brush bristle, what a great idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 6:50 pm

Well, good news and bad news.

The good news is that I love the new rigging method.  It really simplifies the job.
Got a lot of interwing bracing done.  


Also got the motor mounted.


The bad news is I should have sprayed over the decals before using.  It took almost 4 minutes to completely wet the backing paper and loosen an unused test piece of the decal, but when I wen ahead with an actual decal, it just fell apart when I touched it.  I'll probably spray the tail section colors, now, and overcoat the remainder of the roundel decals before using.


Oh well, how often does something go problem free?
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 6:53 pm

Triumph on the rigging. Are you going to paint the flag, if not, Ill have a look for replacement decal flags Mike, if that will help. 
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 9:18 pm

How sweet it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 9:41 pm

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Triumph on the rigging. Are you going to paint the flag, if not, Ill have a look for replacement decal flags Mike, if that will help. 

Thanks, Gaz. I'm planning to spray it - thank goodness it's a simple pattern. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 6:40 am

No Problem Mike, I thought you would do that. Its going to be a little stunner!
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 11:42 pm

Got the remains of the decal sheet overcoated with Testors Decal Bonder.  That usually does the job for old decals.  But that wasn't the case here.  Soaked a roundel in warm water for over 5 minutes and parts of it still wouldn't release, and cracked.  So I figured 'what the heck' - I left the next one in for 15 minutes.  With a little urging, it broke loose.  I did the upper and side roundels and the tail numbers without major problems.  They still seemed very brittle when laid down, but when Solvaset was applied, they seemed to instantly melt onto the surface.  Never had decals like that before.





Managed to put the damaged roundel on the bottom so I could touch it up with paint.


Painted the tail - the red is slightly darker than the decal.  Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 11:55 pm

Well that rigging worked out really well Mike, must remember that one. Thanks.

Shame about the decals but a good recovery on the tail.

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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 12:41 am

Solvaset-Tis much of a cling twixt decal and wing. Nice save!
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 8:00 am

I prefer the colours you've painted to the decal Mike, the decal colours look way too bright.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 04 Jul 2016, 12:09 am

The rigging turned out excellent! Sorry to hear about the decal issues, but I'm with Gary in that your painted tail is much more pleasing than the overly bright decals.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 11 Jul 2016, 6:35 pm

A little more progress here.  This aircraft is very handling sensitive in 1/72 scale.  There's very little area to hold it that isn't extremely delicate or free of rigging.  But, it's getting closer to completion - just more rigging to go.





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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 11 Jul 2016, 7:03 pm

Superb Mike!!
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Mon 11 Jul 2016, 10:40 pm

I went back to the early fotos and considering all you had to do to get it this nice, it is a REAL triumph! Congrats on overcoming a lot of trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sat 27 Aug 2016, 4:55 pm

Well, it's finally time to call this one finished.  If I had attempted to rig this in EZLine, I'd have given up.  The paint bristle method simplified a massive job.  Pegasus instructions left a lot to be desired with this unique design aircraft.



Thanks for following,
Finished thread to follow.

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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sat 27 Aug 2016, 6:11 pm

Well done Mike, a little stunner!!
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sat 27 Aug 2016, 9:38 pm

If you think the model is delicate, imagine being at 5,000 feet in a dogfight, straining the wings with wind (and bullets) whistling through the rigging! I'm glad you kept at it. A worthwhile addition to your collection that boosts confidence.
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PostSubject: Re: Airco DH-2 - Pegasus 1/72   Sun 28 Aug 2016, 10:39 am

A delicate, sweet looking little model.
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Brush bristle idea is great !

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