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Reply #686 - Jan 15th, 2019 at 3:42pm

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I made a small metal board and liked useing it. I bought the mega board from easy build models. Could have made one but been busy working figer I owed myself a new tool. Smiley
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Reply #685 - Jan 15th, 2019 at 2:45pm

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Ian, Tom and Dan's posts with that metal board made me want to try one out and I am so happy with it. Just don't know what took me so long to finally pull the trigger.

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Reply #684 - Jan 15th, 2019 at 12:12pm

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Thanks, All...

Bob:  YOU are the reason I gave the metal sheet a try.  I'm really glad I did.

I printed those on white tissue and glue-sticked them on!  I like the green with the Russian markings... Roll Eyes

More tonight...I hope.
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Reply #683 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 8:45pm

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Dan, I agree that magnets rule. Did you print those stars onto the tissue covering?

Ian, the jig did do its job.

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Reply #682 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 8:41pm

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Looks great Ian
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Reply #681 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:21am

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P63 looking good in those colours Dan.

I am getting back to the Fokker Triplane peanut. I spent some time pondering the struts and what to make them of. I really like bamboo, so I split a 10" bamboo skewer to about 1/16" thickness and then sanded it down to 1/32 inch and painted it black with a sharpie. The whole piece weighed .53 grams, so the struts weigh just over 0.1 gram each. They are much stronger than balsa, so I don't worry about them breaking, but the glue joints will have to be strengthened somehow.

  I ended up making a jig to hold the forward struts in place and glued them to the fuselage. Then I glued on the top wing with an alignment jig piece. But the best laid plans of mice and men 'gang aft aglay', so the upper wing glue joint failed and I had to do it again. Then when that dried, I glued in the rear struts. I might use just a dab of epoxy at the critical joints.

  I'll use more bamboo for the landing gear struts as well. I also made a noseblock out of cross-grained 1/16" balsa pieces and painted them with a red sharpie.

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Reply #680 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:02am

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All,

Made some headway on the fuselage.  I don't think I've ever made such a straight fuselage before.  Magnets rule...

More soon,
Dan

 

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Reply #679 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 2:22pm

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Plug is looking good, almost like my Hellcat. Hopefully it is a bit bigger so it can be finished well. My Hellcat canopy was only 1 inch long.
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Reply #678 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 1:40pm

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93rdLiberator wrote on Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:26pm:
Looks great, Bob.  Can't wait to see it in clear.  Vac or push form?

Cheers,
Dan


Hopefully a vac canopy, if I am able to locate the home made forms. I packed up a lot of stuff in between visits to the hospital.

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Reply #677 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:26pm

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Looks great, Bob.  Can't wait to see it in clear.  Vac or push form?

Cheers,
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Reply #676 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 9:04pm

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The rest of the canopy shots.
 

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Reply #675 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 9:02pm

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Dan, you are fast and the P-63 really looks good with those colors and detaling. Ive found that plan and plan on printing it on my next FedEx visit.

I have just doped the stab and wings for the F4F plus I finally made the canopy plug/mold.

The shavings are a mess, but will take care of them later when I have a pile of tissue on top. Wink
 

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Reply #674 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 7:32pm

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A bit more on the P-63...wings and tails done, covered, paneled and "starred".  Maybe some fuselage work soon.

Cheers and thanks for looking!

Dan
 

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Reply #673 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 6:46pm

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Tom,
Hope your wife heals quickly.
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Reply #672 - Jan 5th, 2019 at 7:28am

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Tom - So sorry to hear about your wife's injuries. Just came through a whole series of issues with a family member here and in Florida. I know first hand how these problems can alter our life and plans. I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing the very best for your wife.
Mike
 

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