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Reply #270 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 3:10pm

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Great job, Craig!  If you'd like...I'll show you how to at least double your model's weight during a build.  Grin Grin Grin  Start with a wire landing gear and wheel pants...that'll do it.

She's a beauty, Craig.  You're a winner, winner, winner.  Congrats!!!  Smiley

Neal
 
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Reply #269 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 2:37pm

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Reply #268 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 2:36pm

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Well, one down- Yes, I finished one! The model came out almost precisely at 1/48 scale (The TBM-3 was a BIG airplane) so I was able to cheat a little and use decals from Techmd. Good thing, because I can't cut tissue that close and I'm not computer graphics savvy enough to print it.

AUW as pictured san rubber is 10.63g. It will probably need a scosche of nose weight. One less coat of dope & I might have hit my mark.
 

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Reply #267 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 2:36pm

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Well...that mighty complicated and involved camouflage pattern has been airbrushed onto ANNie...awesome, I know.  Roll Eyes

Managed a propeller as well...big stuff.

Of interest...Japanese used a self-manufactured version of the Lewis machinegun in the rear cockpit...single and sometimes double.  I saw an interview with Japanese Naval Ace Minoru Honda in which he asserted that the 7.7mm machine gun was practically "worthless in aerial combat," couldn't cause enough damage to bring anything down.  He did preface his comments by confessing that he was a notoriously poor marksman...requiring point-blank range to be effective.  Grin  I was somewhat surprised the Japanese didn't incorporate a belt-fed type weapon.

My plan is to "pull" a canopy for ANNie...to include the extreme aft gunner's area...that way, I can dispense with building a model Type 92 machinegun.  Smiley

Back to the football games...Neal
 
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Reply #266 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:17am

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AK, In 1944, given the balsa rationing, it could be anything from Bristol board to spruce.

I'm loving watching this- I have a rare day when I don't HAVE to be anywhere and coffee. I'm going to try to bring this TBM-3 that's cluttering up my clutter on home. Maybe even work on the BOK-5 a little while I'm in peanut mode!
 
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Reply #265 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 8:54am

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Some of these old plans have articles that describe how to build the models. I saw a reference that I don't understand, maybe one of us does.

In the description of building the fuselage, this Aeromodeller article from 1944 says to cut out the formers from 1/16 sheet and then says to cut out the keels from "1/16 sheet substitute". What is that? My guess is that it is something sturdier than balsa sheet but what could that be?
 
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Reply #264 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 11:24pm

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Nice looking wing!  Great job!
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #263 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 8:28pm

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Got some time to put in an hour here and there on the Bonanza. Wing glued (Gorilla Carpenter glue) and drying. I'll add some more gussets when it is dry. One pic is a close-up of the point where the spar is glued to the box. I added two pieces of 3/32 square to the front and back of the spar to increase the glued area.
ian
 

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Reply #262 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 4:37pm

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Wow 1/2 acre ... nice flying field! (good side hehe)
May be u should consider to have some sheeps, they do a great job cutting grass!
Cant figure the snow, we dont have snow here, some 20 / 25 frosts in winter, but thats only in the morning.
Now is springtime and weather is "mixed", sometimes is warm enough to go swimming in the lake, sometimes gets cold and rainy with winds comming from argentina.
Btw , do you have some video showing ki-27 in flight?
I really liked that one!
 
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Reply #261 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 4:20pm

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Airbrush is the plan, Alfredo...but had to cut the grass today...got a 1/2 acre of the stuff...not the smokin' kind.  This yard is kickin' my butt nowadays.  Soon will be covered in snoooowwwww.  Already is up on the mountain.

Also...to activate my airbrush...I gotta clean the work bench...this process gets more involved all the time.  Anything that I have to get off my pratt...is involved...and requires planning. Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #260 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 3:33pm

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Airbrush wd be great for that Ki 30 camo Smiley
 
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Reply #259 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 3:26pm

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New Builder wrote on Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:32am:
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I suspect he makes it look easier than the process really is for the neophyte

Neal - A bit late on this but, when Alfredo showed his triplane with foam turtle deck I tried it and failed. Couldn't decide what was wrong until now, he dropped a bit of a hint that diluted white glue to seal the foam was the answer. Back to the trials.
Mike


Enjoying all builds!
white glue must be diluted to "almost milk" condition, let the ( already 150sanded) foam to absorb a generous amount and then apply the "pre wet" tissue section" before last diluted white glue layer dries off ( so inmediatly). Then , is important to go watching some tv, have dinner, go to sleep and dont even look the ongoing drying process!
Its important to let it dry naturally Smiley

I also wd like to take a look to the "atemps" that would be good to improve my advice.

I probably make it look easier than it really is...but its really quick once u get the trick at least.

Well , keep me informed!

any progress on that F6F?

wd enjoy to receive pics and comments in my watsapp 59898907134
 
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Reply #258 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 12:16am

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Looking very good!!! Smiley
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #257 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:13pm

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ANNie now has skin...covered, nose to tail.  Time for some manner of camo...green splotches topside.  I think we've rounded third.... Cheesy

Neal
 
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Reply #256 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:34am

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Progress is our most important product.

Some of us are old enough to remember this - thanks GE.
mike
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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