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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2018, 16:32 
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Very nice build! Well done! =D> =D>


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2018, 17:44 
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Excellent build =D> . Well worth protecting in a case :smt023


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PostPosted: 30 Dec 2018, 07:44 
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A job well done! =D>

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PostPosted: 30 Dec 2018, 09:48 
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How did you build the case? It looks stunning.


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 23:30 
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Actually it is quite easy.
The base is 20mm plywood that I polish and varnish. Then with a router I cut a groove around the edge to which I fit the perspex that Is cut to size and glued together with special perspex glue. To hide the glue I cover the edges with black fabric tape.
The perspex is then screwed to the groove in the base plate to make a 100% dust proof case.
I actually do this for all my models. This is especially useful for biplanes with their rigging. And it makes transporting them easy if you have to move.
My 1/24 Airfix Hurricane that I buildt 35 years ago is still in as built condition.
And the best of course is that the case keeps inquisitive fingers away from my models.


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2019, 11:37 
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I Like that a lot.


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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 17:11 
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The Stuka was one (of many) model that was destroyed durig the recent move to SA.

Unfortunately it got into the hads of the highly incompetent staff of Biddulphs and the result looks like this:

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Writing FRAGILE and This Side Up didn't help. They must have trown around the boxes with some force, as the undercarriage was not torn at the glued position but somewhere else where the plastic is at least 2 mm thick.

May the culprits be continuously divebombed in the hereafter!


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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 18:31 
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:shock: :smt068

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Really horrible.

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2020, 21:53 
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That's horrible :shock: :? . But looks repairable :D


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