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      Post #68081, posted on 09-06-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      I'm currently working on the Minicraft MD-80 in Finnair livery. The kit lacks the front wheel spray deflector and the protruding lines in the nose cone. Can anybody give me a hint how to model these details

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      Post #68082, posted on 09-06-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The easiest way to represent the grounding straps on the radome is to stretch some sprue to the desired diameter and carefully glue the strips in place. Here's a tutorial on how to stretch sprue:

      http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=170529

      As for the spray deflectors on the MD-80 landing gear, there's really no other way I can think of other than to get some sheet plastic, round up all the close-up photos you can (and a quick web search shows there's a lot of them), and then replicate that the best you can. Fortunately, the spray deflectors in all three positions are not complicated shapes and it should be easy to scratchbuild something that will look convincing in 1:144.

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      Post #68083, posted on 09-06-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I've replicated them many times using plasticard and its not super challenging. Good reference photos are important--there are some in the walkarounds on ACafe.

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      Post #68090, posted on 09-06-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you both for good advice

      Matti