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Hot Canary - Warwick's W-4 (Read 2995 times)
Reply #55 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 2:32pm

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The clothes pin idea is good. I have both large and small ones that I have converted. Usually work better than the regular ones.
 
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Reply #54 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 1:43pm

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I recently bought a bag of wood clothes pins at the dollar store and wondered if anyone else knew the trick of reversing/flipping over the two halves? I learned this back in my film production days.

The  flipped clips offer a much softer crimp point, so they don't leave marks.  Just thought I'd share.  I used them to clamp my landing gear fairings.
 

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Reply #53 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 4:26pm

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Thanks guys. 

Dan, yours is the best guess!!  Too funny  Grin

Actually, I miss typed and left the '4' out of the N number on the fuselage.  It should be  N4777W and I did N777W.  It actually worked out for the best as I was using 3x2 clear labels for my decals, so I couldn't go longer without reducing the font size.

I actually looking forward to putting this plane in the air as well if I can get the balance right.  The plane seems pretty tough, plus I'm running out of ceiling space  Sad
 

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Reply #52 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 2:38pm

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What mistake?  Shocked All I see is a great looking airplane in progress. Great job so far. Smiley

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Reply #51 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 1:55pm

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Biggest mistake is no tail!   Grin Grin Grin

Lovely and clean looking job.  It will be wonderful in flight!!!

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Reply #50 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:59pm

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Outstanding Smiley I sure all of us know and see on our own models the mistakes and what we see as shortcomings that others never notice.  Just a part of this hobby.  She looks maaaarvelous!!
 

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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 #49 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:25pm

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WOW Brad  Cheesy That looks fantastic. The colors really compliment each other. Your tissue work and building skills really show in this build Smiley Can't wait to see it aloft Cheesy

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Reply #48 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:20pm

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I was very pleased with how the wings, struts and fuselage all came together.  It's fun to see the plane coming together.

There is one big mistake that I won't call out.  Most people would never know.
 

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Reply #47 - Jun 10th, 2019 at 3:25pm

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Bob, I don't recall exactly what I did, but I remember it went better than I expected.  I had to do very little adjustment to get the wings to fit and into alignment.

Here is a shot of the internal bracing I mentioned.  Lower wing was a light brace on the LE and TE, top wing on the TE and center spars.  After gluing in place, I hit them with ultra thin CA to toughen them up.

Also some shots of my Spinner and the striping on the top of the fuselage.
 

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Reply #46 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 6:07pm

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Brad, impressive wing mounts. How long did it take to align those holes correctly?

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Reply #45 - Jun 6th, 2019 at 3:49pm

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Thank you for all the help.  I think I will follow Bob's advice and do what I please.  I'm the new owner and I'll do it my way  Smiley

Shots of wing mounting holes and stringers/spars.  I plan to add a bridging brace between to the two wing spars internally before covering the bottom.  Also shots of covering the back "opening" of the cowl with black Esaki.
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Reply #44 - Jun 4th, 2019 at 7:17pm

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I tried to fool with the picture you posted to come up with the 97 for you.  It might work with a bit of tweaking on your part.  Here's what I did...
 

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Reply #43 - Jun 4th, 2019 at 7:06pm

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You are right about the fonts being different some.

Toulouse, is correct about the lettering being different or not even a font per say. Also a/c were repainted in between races and after accidents even when sold to other flyers.

So go for what looks the best to you and your research.

Bob
 

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Reply #42 - Jun 4th, 2019 at 4:47pm

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Brad, you have created a great model of a specific aircraft.
Excellent.
The font of the "97" race number is unknown to me.

I believe however (E&OE)  it will most likely be custom, done as a one off by a signwriter.  These guys painted all sorts of signs for businesses, houses, car yards, racecars, speed boats etc.  We used them a lot in sales promotion back in the day.  To get the job done, they all had a style/s they could do very quickly.  Never classic font, always stylized so never in error. A couple of background colour combos to highlight the numbers or words.  Each signwriter style was individually recognizeable and we definitely had preferences.  For a consistant image, our firm used the same guy unless he was on holiday.
 
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Reply #41 - Jun 4th, 2019 at 4:02pm

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I need some help  Smiley  can anyone help me identify the fonts used on this plane?  It looks like the number "97" is different from the call letters "N4777W" and they are different from the rudder "Hot Canary" font  Angry  I've done a bit of searching without success.
 

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