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    Av-8b

    A couple of pics after the initial cleanup. It's taken me 3 days so far to get all the rubbish out ( not easy with me still having a dodgy right hand ! )





    Still an enormous amount of work to do.

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    Re: Av-8b

    Dean you got your hands full WOW!!! Nice piece of equipment, nice catch I look forward to seeing how you progress on this.

    Thanks for the pics, keep posting them

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    Re: Av-8b

    Looks pretty amazing to me too.. I too am looking forward to the mighty oak from which this seed will grow..
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    Re: Av-8b

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    Dean you got your hands full WOW!!! Nice piece of equipment, nice catch I look forward to seeing how you progress on this.

    Thanks for the pics, keep posting them

    Matt Olieman
    True, at the moment I've so much to do before I can even start on the sim side of things. I've got a windscreen organised and hopefully a nosecone too.
    Since ejection seats seem to command ridiculous prices, I will probably have to build a replica Stencel SJU-4, which I doubt anyone would even have here in the UK anyway.
    I'm going to restore the paint inside and out and make new access panels. Even seemingly simple things like getting some stencils for the warnings could be a headache.
    I'll post more pics as I progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbopropdriver View Post
    I'm going to restore the paint inside and out and make new access panels. Even seemingly simple things like getting some stencils for the warnings could be a headache.
    I'll post more pics as I progress.
    If you have the artwork for the aircraft it's just a matter of printing cutting and paintng. I would maybe want to make custom stencils anyway as you will want it to look like a specific aircraft (serial number). Just think of it as a 1:1 scale model..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson2k9 View Post
    If you have the artwork for the aircraft it's just a matter of printing cutting and paintng. I would maybe want to make custom stencils anyway as you will want it to look like a specific aircraft (serial number). Just think of it as a 1:1 scale model..
    I've managed to get photos of the markings even though they are very faded so I will work on that soon.

    In the meantime, I've cleaned all the corrosion off the main panel then used etch primer, high build primer and grey top coat on it, as well as a good clean and rub down of the side consoles, plenty of pre paint panel wipe and a spray of grey.The floor and stick base are next.


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    Re: Av-8b

    WOW!!! what a difference a little clean up and paint does. Looks 100% better already

    Good job Dean !!!!

    Matt Olieman

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