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Reply #23 - Dec 3rd, 2019 at 1:47am

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alf, I need your printer Grin for the upcoming Winter cookup.

NICE JOB Smiley


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Reply #22 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 2:04pm

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A great looking model.Well done.
 
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Reply #21 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 4:48pm

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You're very welcome. After enlarging the photos, it seems that both wing roundels are for the right wing. It's likely that most observers wouldn't have any clue that a mistake was made.
 

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Reply #20 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:00am

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Thanks, Dan!!

Here's a Wiki explanation. Reading it, I see that I put the wing decals on incorrectly. Drat!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regia_Aeronautica
 
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Reply #19 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 1:12pm

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Fantastic job! I don't know if I'd even think of attempting such a color scheme. I'll have to research the meaning of the wing markings...they look like a 5-speed shift pattern!
 

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Reply #18 - Jul 28th, 2019 at 1:42pm

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Superb model, Alf...great addition to your collection!  I know what you're saying about getting peanut scale models to fly well...my curse as well.  It's that old scale effect.  Seems I would rather have my builds look like their namesake rather than fly.  Wink  About the only way to beat that situation is to build large.  Even then, free-flight is no mean feat of accomplishment.  Still...there is real satisfaction in building an attractive model...regardless of its size. Smiley

Beautiful work...artist.

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Reply #17 - Jul 28th, 2019 at 11:00am

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Thanks to all for your kind words!

I'm happy with the overall appearance, stand back far enough and all the imperfections tend to disappear! I managed to get close to the colors that I wanted, but at the expense of tissue that was difficult to work with. My inability to shrink out the wrinkles is noticeable.

Maybe having a color laser printer could have eliminated much of the tissue issues, but that's too big an expense for me. I'm wondering if a local printer might do a small batch job like this?

Finally, at my skill level, I think larger models might be more flyable. At Peanut size, I can't seem to avoid packing the weight on.
 

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Reply #16 - Jul 27th, 2019 at 8:22pm

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Really sharp AK!  The camo approach turned out very nicely.

Cheers,

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Reply #15 - Jul 27th, 2019 at 7:16am

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Fantastic indeed. Great job overcoming the tissue printing problem and all looks just great.
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Reply #14 - Jul 26th, 2019 at 5:04pm

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WoW...she looks fantastic!
 

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Reply #13 - Jul 26th, 2019 at 3:58pm

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Almost there!! Still have to deal with a spinner, the gun troughs (tissue), add the canopy side panels, and the exhaust stacks.
 

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Reply #12 - Jul 26th, 2019 at 3:55pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Jul 25th, 2019 at 3:24pm:
After reviewing the pics...do you have some dihedral in the wing?  Looks very flat to me?  You might need a bit more dihedral for that low wing setup.
Tom


Yes, but the angle is close to scale, not very much. As the build progressed, I saw it evolving more as a display rather than a flyer. So, I decided to not increase the dihedral.
 
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Reply #11 - Jul 25th, 2019 at 3:24pm

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After reviewing the pics...do you have some dihedral in the wing?  Looks very flat to me?  You might need a bit more dihedral for that low wing setup.
Tom
 

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 #10 - Jul 25th, 2019 at 9:10am

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HOLY GUACAMOLE!  You nailed it, Alf! Very unique...and looks GREAT!

As for wrinkles...butyrate dope does have shrinking qualities and does not seem to effect printer inks...at least that's my experience...been sealing tissue-cals for years with the stuff.

On the other hand...looks fine as is.

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Reply #9 - Jul 24th, 2019 at 2:41pm

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What a beauty!!! Smiley that camo scheme really pops agains the black background.  This is a great job.  You might try some steam to shrink the tissue some more.  I've heard of some modelers hanging the model in the bathroom up high as they took a shower to let the steam saturate the tissue and then leave it hanging to shrink as the steam dissipated.
Tom
 

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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