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    Hey, Andy,
    I agree with you on the size of the gap and putty. The plastic filler was the way to go. I have the filler installed and sanded, puttied up a few spots on the underside and have them just about done. I need to do a tad bit of smoothing and finalize the final buffing. I should be ready to install the wing assembly this weekend. Initial dry fit looks good. But, there is some torsion on the assembly that leverages the front of the assembly down a bit making for a worrisome issue with the front seam. The seam is tight when forced into place. I am just worried about the issue of strain on the joint over the longer term. I need to look more closely at the aft end of the wing/fuse joint area to see if I can find out what is causing the downward torsion. Any ideas or experience with this issue on this kit anyone?
    Another question for all of you wise sages..... the radiator outlet "ceiling" was painted zinc chromate when I painted the cockpit parts. It is readily apparent that it is incorrect. My question is what color should it be? A significant amount of the "ceiling" extends past the radiator outlet door. I assume everything exposed to the exterior is the exterior color. Correct? If so, just how far into the radiator does the grey extend? Does this transition to zinc chromate or aluminum? Is my question even making sense?
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    Last edited by dneid; 01-04-2013 at 01:17 AM. Reason: outlet question added

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    Your question does make sense and I recall dealing with this on my build about 8 years ago. Damned if I can remember the answer though and I'll need to look at my references and get back to you. Mind you, someone will probably beat me to it given my time zone.





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    Those examples of the real thing I've seen, live and in photos, restored and WW2, appear to have the 'roof' in the exterior colour all the way in to the rear of the radiator, with the 'walls' and inside the retractable vent 'scoop' in either bare metal (clear laquered), or zinc chromate.
    It's a couple of years since i built this kit (and the ICM version), so I honestly can't remember if there was a fit problem in the area described.





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    Hey, Guys,
    Thanks for the input on the internal radiator question I posted. I am glad I made sense. It was a long day the day I posted the question. I found the cause of the wing joint torsion. Pretty easy to find and almost done with the fix. Pics posted below.
    Pic 1 - this is a profile shot of the radiator/fuse gap with the plug installed and sanded down. I need to polish the sanding a little more, but it is difficult fit. I cannot get my finishing pad in there. So, maybe some toothpaste and a ton of patience.

    Pic 2 - shows the underside with the limited puttying that was required. Additionally, I have highlighted the issue with the wing fit. The "lug" on the underside of the cockpit floor appears to be making contact with the main gear well. I have trimmed it down some with an xacto knife and the fit has improved. I need to dig my moto tool out of the garage and use it to finish reducing the interference.

    That's it for now. I hope to make far more progress tomorrow.

    Dale

    -fuse-radiator-filled-filed.jpg
    -fuse-belly-1.jpg
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    Good stuff.





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    Good stuff Dale. A couple of pics I found on the net:

    -mustang_vh-juc_20_med.jpg
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    Looking good mate!

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    Hey, Andy,
    Thank you for the pictures! They are a great help. A quick question, is that an actuator arm or a maintenance tool to hols the outlet door fixed?
    Dale

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    That's the actuator.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -087p51.jpg  
    Last edited by Crimea_River; 01-05-2013 at 07:12 PM.





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    Good work so far!


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    Hey, Andy,
    Thanks! Time to stretch some sprue. Ahhhh, reminds me of the "good old days" before resin and photoetch. Thats when men were men and the sheep were afraid.
    Dale

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    Coming along nicely Dale...




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    Hey, All,
    Brief update....... moving slower than I like. But, work is hectic this week.

    -belly-front.jpg-left-fuse.jpg-rgt-fuse.jpg-top-rear.jpg

    lastly, I am going to try this for a wheel well mask and to hold the well doors in place when I spray the underside.....
    -wheel-mask.jpg

    Dale

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