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Reply #372 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 1:01pm

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Mike, that airplane is drop-dead gorgeous!
 
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Reply #371 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 12:12pm

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Mike,
She's looking great!!!  I love the lines on this bird!!! Smiley
 

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Reply #370 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 8:25am

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Nearing the end. Assembly, fillets, canopy and done. Forgot to mention the weight gain of the color, 1 gram gain on the wing total, tissue, color and emblems.
Mike
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"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #369 - Jan 2nd, 2020 at 7:14am

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Mike - Thanks for looking in and the nice words. Am approaching the end,  I seem to be finding more to do every day and can't stop midway. I think the little details left will finish it up, want to get back to my Culver Dart.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #368 - Jan 1st, 2020 at 11:25am

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That looks really nice Mike - the gun ports and bumps turned out well and add a lot of life to the fuselage.

Mike
 
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Reply #367 - Jan 1st, 2020 at 9:12am

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Parts and bumps prepped and installed, spinner done, Russian Star emblem installed on fuselage and exhaust stain on fuse side. Got a whole day to work on the Fang and wing will be colored today and control outlines done tomorrow along with Russian Star insignias and the Hero Of The Soviet Union emblem. Work on the propeller has begun but not sure how I want to proceed since I made a sizable nick in the base of the propeller and had thought it would be a good place for the blade to pass thru. Blades are remolded and will be attached to what ever I can squeeze into that small opening along with a free wheel tab. More to come.
Mike
 

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"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #366 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 5:22pm

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Hi Bob - The color is Dr. PH Martin ink. I used the one marked red and poured out 1/2 ounce in my airbrush bottle and added three drops of blue, stirred it up and sprayed it in about 6 to 8 passes letting it dry between passes. Since it is predominately water each pass must be very light and just misted on. The tissue will begin to wrinkle and you should stop to let it tighten up. It will soon begin to cover and then you can blend the lighter areas into the darker ones, takes a lot of patience and have to stay pretty far away from the plane with the airbrush.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #365 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 12:56pm

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NB, thank you for the kind words, the photos do not show all of the blemishes. I have been looking forward to the
FANG's
tissue job. I see that you sprayed the red on. What paint did you use and did it do anything to the tissue while drying?

Bob
 

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Reply #364 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 8:14am

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I am at even with the dust

Hi Bob - Your planes are looking great and the canopies will finish them off nicely. Know exactly what you are talking about, my Fang canopy started much bigger than it needed to so most of it is ending up on the garage floor.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #363 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 8:12am

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Hi Craig - Thanks for looking in and the nice words. Almost done and can get back to my other builds.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #362 - Dec 24th, 2019 at 1:00pm

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That's looking beautiful, New Builder! I love red aeroplanes!
 
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Reply #361 - Dec 24th, 2019 at 12:55pm

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Nearly finished with the Fang. Got some color on over the past few days and the control surfaces outlined on the tail surfaces. Spinner done, prop blanks redone since I got a little aggressive in trimming the first set and think the props would be too narrow. The Russian stars are complete waiting to be cut out of the tissue and mounted. I did a test of the stars on a spare wing and all seemed to be good. Fuselage is down to matching some lighter areas with the overall. Wing will be started and hopefully done by next Thursday, markings installed and the canopy block is started.
 

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"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #360 - Dec 2nd, 2019 at 7:59pm

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Here is where I am at even with the dust.
 

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Reply #359 - Dec 1st, 2019 at 7:39am

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Still working on the Fang, not much new to see. All tissuing finished, color determined, markings finished, guns made and waiting color and block cut for canopy vacuuming but no shaping as yet.
Mike
 

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"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #358 - Nov 30th, 2019 at 11:47pm

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I still have:

1. vac canopy for F8F.
2. vac canopy for P-47.
 

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