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Thread: Re building the SRAM Pomilio PE.

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    Default Re building the SRAM Pomilio PE.

    I decided that as it stood this aircraft was just too fragile to use in games. I therefore replaced the wings and tail section in Plasticard, the undercart with a spare Reviresco one, and the prop was kindly supplied by Angela at Skytrex. Pilot is also Reviresco and gunner Peter Pig. Thus we have a fully Allied combination of parts.
    Clean off the resin flash.

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    Draw up the new wings using the old ones as a template.

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    File the wings to shape.

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    Drill the wings as a pair for the strut holes.

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    Cut the struts to length using the elevation drawing supplied to accertain the length required.

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    Then bend the cabine struts to shape with pliers.

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    Glue on the bottom wing.

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    Glue on the Engine facia,and then Position the cabine struts, drilling holes as needed.

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    Pin and glue the tail plane together.

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    Affix the tail assembly to the rear fuselage.

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    Glue on the Cabine struts, ensuring alignment by placement of the outer main struts.

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    Glue on the top wing. Fit and glue the end struts and Cabines first, before inserting the inner struts.
    Clean off the struts to fit and fill the holes.

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    Produce the Flight Peg.

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    Drill the hole for the Flight Peg.

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    Glue in the peg.
    Spray the parts with white undercoat.

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    Paint all parts.

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    Invert the aircraft and attach the Undercart.

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    Glue on the pilot, rear gunner, and prop.

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    Prepare surfaces to be decaled with Micro set.
    Add decals.

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    After ten minutes, very lightly brush on Micro sol.
    Allow to dry overnight.

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    Varnish to taste.

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    All went well excepting the decals which were very brittle, and broke up easily. I reverted to Domís for the roundels and managed to rescue pieces of most of the others enough to hand paint in the missing pieces.
    Rob.

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    Rob,
    Thanks for an excellent step-by-step guide. How did you do the wing ribs; stretched sprue?
    BofB

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    Very nicely done Rob, the whole set through excellent and the model a very nice addition.

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    Sir, I am envious of you skills. Well done.

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    Great build, paint job and step by step guide!

    /Niclas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Rob,
    Thanks for an excellent step-by-step guide. How did you do the wing ribs; stretched sprue?
    BofB
    I intended to put thread across as is my usual method, but when I was cutting out the profile of the wing I noticed that the knife was raising the plastic into a ridge, so I just scored the ribs in and the plastic stood up proud.
    Rob.

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    Very nicely done sir.

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    What a beauty! Those wings look fantastic. Nice work Rob.

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    Once again I stand speechless, my friend...

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    Interested in why you thought it necessary to replace the wings, Rob. With a bit of robust struttage I've found my SRAM kits up to the job.



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