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Reply #71 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 12:15am

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I have used old manila file folders for that kind of pattern and paper.  It's already close to the balsa color and seems to work pretty well if you can find any.
 

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Reply #70 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 10:52pm

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Mike, the fillet does look good. If there was a way to tint the dope maybe a translucent medium yellow for the fillet only.

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Reply #69 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 10:26pm

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Covered the fillets today, along with painting the tailwheel and prepping some tissue for the canopy frames.  Pictures make the fillet covering look better than it is, in person there are some lumps and bumps.  This (I think) is the last of the covering work.  I'll get a coat of dope on the fillets tomorrow and get started on the markings.

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Reply #68 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 11:45pm

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Good work and great tips Mike. I would not have thought of silver pencil, but it works. Ill try to remember that.

I usually stay away from fillets because I make a mess. The tan color may just do the trick with the color tissue you are working with. Balsa covered with tissue just looks like shiny lighter areas on the airplane.

Again great job and thanks for sharing your tips. they are really helping my building experience.

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Reply #67 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 11:26pm

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Got the line work done on the fuselage and gave it a coat of dope.  While that dried I covered, lined and doped the carb intake, oil cooler and radiator.  Used black tissue with lines drawn using a siver pencil to simulate the radiator core.  Once the dope was dry I started working on the fillets - three pieces each side, from bond paper printed a light tan to (hopefully) keep the tissue colors consistent with the rest of the sheeted areas.  I'm starting to think it'd be better to do the fillets in thin balsa rather than bond paper, may try that on my next filleted model.

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Reply #66 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 10:35am

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You're welcome Bob.  Most of my work is based on tips and methods others have shared - hoping to give back a little here and there (and maybe stimulate folks to offer suggestions to make my work better).

Cheers,

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Reply #65 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:04pm

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Mike, thanks for your posts they sure illuminate on how to to what Ive wanted to accomplish.

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Reply #64 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 8:56pm

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Covered the left side of the fuselage, then spent an extended period trying to tug and tease the wrinkles out of the cowl top tissue without misaligning the color transitions at the seams.  Tedious, but I'm very pleased with how it came out.  Following Craig's lead, I cut "darts" in the tissue at the forward corners of the cowl to get it smooth over that curve.

Next - fillets!

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Reply #63 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 6:44pm

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Tom, the green is printed on brown Esaki.

Bob, I used 3-views scanned from the Squadron and Valiant Wings Spitfire books.  Pm me an e-mail address and I can send you the files.

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Reply #62 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 6:23pm

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Mike, I copied 3 different 3 views and tried to blow them up, but the res. became blurred at the 350% that I had to bring it up to a 16" ws. What 3 view are you using?

If I understand the lines are drawn onto the color printed tissue?

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Reply #61 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 6:15pm

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Looks great...how did you apply the green to the brown or visa-versa?  Or is that printed tissue? Sure looks fantastic!
Tom
 

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Reply #60 - Jun 13th, 2019 at 5:06pm

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Thanks Tom.  Been working on the fuselage.  Used scrap tissue to make a template for the camouflage, paying particular attention to where the color transitions on the fin and stab meet the fuselage.  Did the right side in two halves applied damp - went well despite all the curves.  The left side and cowl top will be trickier as all the color transitions have to meet up.

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Reply #59 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 10:08pm

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Looks great so far...but there was no doubt that it wouldn't!  Enjoy watching your builds! Smiley
 

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Reply #58 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 9:37pm

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Thanks for the kind words guys.  I got the flying surfaces doped, printed and added the markings, then gave them a second coat and let them cure for a couple days while visiting family in Shreveport.  I also added a stringer behind the wings to serve as a tissue anchor between the upper and lower tissue.

Today I covered the lower fuselage.  The flying surfaces were done dry, but I chose to cover the fuselage damp to get around all the curves.  As on the T-28 I used tape to guide stretching and trimming the tissue over the cowl.

The dope darkened up the colors a bit more than I thought it would based on the samples I'd prepared - wish I had put a bit heavier layer of chalk on the upper tissue, but no matter now.  Top of the fuselage will be a bit tedious trying to print up the camo pattern and get it applied properly lined up with the flying surfaces.

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Reply #57 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 4:22pm

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Agree. 
Par excellence.
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