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Bought this off outerrimoutlet on etsy.

Build quality looks good. Definitely going to need lots of sanding to get all the print lines removed.

He did send a printable pdf for instructions and tips for putting it all together that is helpful. 3930f8f8ed68e8668c7911d2ed52cd99.jpg

 

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First was getting all the extra support out of the barrel. It took me probably around 3 hours. Very slow and tedious process. I would recommend some needle nose with a very small point. I also made good use of my set of angled picks. Still took ages to get them cleaned out. 97e6232c3927adb8c840f320242d185f.jpgfea041f8c2b6d47c3b09c8b95db7af50.jpg

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Did some rough sanding using 120 grit sandpaper. Using a block for the flat parts and by hand for everything else.
I've also found my small files work well for the hard to reach areas.
Decided to get a couple pieces sanded decent and see how much a coat of the filler/primer will cover. The printer lines are still pretty visible so I'll have to send it down even more.90408f0e949d382c328557ac4ef1e8f0.jpgd68f32da1d9b72a81fd322f8fb5850fc.jpgbb0738088f430d6c6991ae8417d73128.jpg

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Following with interest :popcorn:

Looking at doing my own DLT-19 soon(ish), but can't decide whether to build or cheat, er, I mean buy already assembled.

I may be basing that decision entirely on this thread. No pressure! :lol:

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Following with interest :popcorn:
Looking at doing my own DLT-19 soon(ish), but can't decide whether to build or cheat, er, I mean buy already assembled.
I may be basing that decision entirely on this thread. No pressure! 
I'll do my best to keep it real.
I spent a long time looking around for these and I just didn't want to fork over the $$ for a finished one. This seemed like a good way to get a quality product that can hold up to the rigors of trooping, Without breaking the bank.

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Few more hours of sanding done. Still got a few pieces to go with the 120 grit.
Then I'll hit everything again with 220 to get rid of the little fuzzies that collect from the 120. Then I'll do whatever bondo filler in needed from areas where the print layers didn't fill in smoothly.
After it'll be on to the primer and 400 grit sanding.
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Did a test fit to figure out where all the small pieces go and which parts need to be sanded. Also happy this kit is made to have a 3/8" wooden Dowell through the entire body to give it that extra strength. acf31a364dfff81e5cc5f5d632270e2b.jpg

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Put some glazing putty in the larger gaps left over from sanding. This stuff dries super fast. Like 2 minutes. So I had to do about 7 small batches to get through all the pieces. Now I just gotta let it set for a bit. It recommends about 15 minutes but I'll probably give it a bit longer just to be safe. Hopefully get started painting in a couple days.6f70dc58532df866d2a08abe34be8861.jpg

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