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 Post subject: JU 87 wheel pants issues
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:08 pm 
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HI. New here. Have built a few of the FG models. Love all of them too. I am now working on the Stuka(large version). I am having a time with the darn wheel pants. Does anyone have any tips on how to get these formed right..? Thanks much.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:27 pm 
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i hate wheel pants....by the way welcome AndyC......my solution has always been to leave landin fear up if possible...but i am sure there are some folks with a better idea.... :D :D :D

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Welcome Andy! I built the Stuka not too long ago, so I can help. I recommend that you glue the sides together first, before you try to bring the front cover piece over. Start on the inside, or smallest part of the curve, and bring it out slowly. Make sense?

Here's a couple of pictures of my wheel pants
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Hopefully this helps you.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:11 pm 
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nice pants willygoat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thanks Possm. you should see the ones I'm wearing today :lol:


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I see what you meant and where I went wrong with these darn things. It's those small sides. I did the top-to-sides first and it went bad from there. I made new prints of the pants parts and carefully started again....here's hoping.


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Here's the first set of pants...they just didn't fit together well. The collars at the base of the legs didn't go well at all.
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I tend to give those some extra flare. Don't try to line them up on the marking, just squash them down till they fit.

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Leave the wheels off and call it battle damage. :P

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Azguy wrote:
Leave the wheels off and call it battle damage. :P


LOL I'm almost at that point but, since this is my absolute second favorite bird of all time..P47D being the first, I need to do it as much justice as I can possibly produce..so, it may or may not look like a stuka when it's finished.....


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I go with Murph on making the lines match. Graphically, yes they should. Fit wise, no. The line on the small collar should be forward of the line on the leg in order to fit right.

Can't wait to see the second run through.


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Well, after some carefull thinking, I built the pants again, reinforcing the insides of the wheel covers and the bases of the strut covers with small pieces of silkspan I had left over from a guillows kit I did. The glue/tissue combo added some extra strength I thinks. The collars at the base, I used enough glue to get them limp and wrapped them around the bases that way. Much nicer now. Just need to do some detail painting to the exposed tissue and white lines but all in all, I am happy with them.
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They look darn good to me 8) Some of the best lookin legs I've seen in a while :wink: Well, at least on the Stuka :lol:

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Thanks!....Now I need to shrink my head...lol


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Those came out great!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the Stuka :o


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Azguy wrote:
Leave the wheels off and call it battle damage. :P



Not battle damage, but actual field use.

Especially in the muddy spring/fall, wheel pants and to a point, the gear fairings were actually left off, so if you're going to model an "in the field" Stuka, it's perfectly accurate to leave the wheel pants off.

Of course, then you have to create the gear, but...

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