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TOPIC: Piaggio P.108

Piaggio P.108 01 Mar 2017 16:21 #61

:popcorn Oh, the agony of short run kits :facepalm

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Piaggio P.108 10 Nov 2017 17:58 #62

Back at this one. I gave it a shot of Vallejo primer when I was last working on it to see where I was at with the putty/sanding. Needed more work but when I tried to sand it down the primer didn't sand well so I had to strip it down and take a break. More sanding ahead. :frantic
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Piaggio P.108 10 Nov 2017 18:18 #63

Dave , the Vallejo primers are not sandable .

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Piaggio P.108 10 Nov 2017 21:02 #64

Looks good Dave :popcorn , nice to see you back on this thing :thumbsup I believe that Vallejo can be sanded, but it needs a day or two to cure first, same goes for Badgers Stynylrez, however neither will be anywhere as good for filiing and sanding as a lacquer primer unfortunately.
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Piaggio P.108 11 Nov 2017 02:30 #65

phantom II wrote:
Dave , the Vallejo primers are not sandable .

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Thanks Captain Obvious! :lol: :tomato
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Piaggio P.108 11 Nov 2017 02:38 #66

nsmekanik wrote:
Looks good Dave :popcorn , nice to see you back on this thing :thumbsup I believe that Vallejo can be sanded, but it needs a day or two to cure first, same goes for Badgers Stynylrez, however neither will be anywhere as good for filiing and sanding as a lacquer primer unfortunately.

Yeah there was a little bit of primer left on the model and after sitting 7 months it was sorta sandable but still rolled up if I got too aggressive with it. Tamiya rattle can is my usual go to primer but thought I would give the Vallejo a try because I just wanted to spray the puttied areas to check my work. That's a lot easier to do with my airbrush than the rattle can.
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Piaggio P.108 11 Nov 2017 16:49 #67

I like to brush on some Mr.Surfacer on my seems and things to check for flaws and find it works a treat for filling in nicks dings and even very deep narrow trenches. Dries fast and sands easily, I've got a bottle of 1000 I use strictly for brush work and a jar of 1200 that I'm using as a primer for spraying.

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Piaggio P.108 11 Nov 2017 22:35 #68

razordws wrote:
nsmekanik wrote:
Looks good Dave :popcorn , nice to see you back on this thing :thumbsup I believe that Vallejo can be sanded, but it needs a day or two to cure first, same goes for Badgers Stynylrez, however neither will be anywhere as good for filiing and sanding as a lacquer primer unfortunately.

Yeah there was a little bit of primer left on the model and after sitting 7 months it was sorta sandable but still rolled up if I got too aggressive with it. Tamiya rattle can is my usual go to primer but thought I would give the Vallejo a try because I just wanted to spray the puttied areas to check my work. That's a lot easier to do with my airbrush than the rattle can.


Looking in the Vallejo catalogue does it say that their primer is sandable and although I like it for some things I have never found it to be of use for that.

Use Tamiya primers , MR surfacer, milliput ( for filing deep seams ) or even good old fashion Humbrol if you have the patience for that.

Vallejo primers just roll up when sanded . If you can make it work for that purpose, please make me aware of how you get it to work.

Cheers, Christian B)

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Piaggio P.108 13 Nov 2017 06:20 #69

:popcorn :popcorn

Any update pics???

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Piaggio P.108 13 Nov 2017 18:31 #70

sharkman wrote:
:popcorn :popcorn

Any update pics???

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Here ya go Warren. I'm done with the puttying at this point and have a coat of primer on.


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Next I'm on to the engines. As I mentioned before the engines included with the kit are horrible so I dug around in my spares and my stash and finally came up with a similar sized 9 cylinder engine from the revell Fw 200. The bell on the Fw 200 engine is totally different but the cylinders are way nicer.


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My question to you guys, especially those that do casting, is it worth trying to make resin copies of the Fw 200 engine or should I just go with the kit engines.
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Piaggio P.108 13 Nov 2017 18:46 #71

Really depends on how much can be seen once the cowls and props are in place, you might find if you spray the backing in gloss black, add some pushrods and paint up the cylinders that the kit parts are at least adequate.
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Piaggio P.108 13 Nov 2017 21:03 #72

It's looking good!

Those kit engines could probably be dressed up so that they pass muster. A more costly route would be some Vector engines.
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