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Re: LASTWOODSMAN'S HANGAR
Reply #34 - Jun 24th, 2018 at 10:29am
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Hiya Lastwoodsman,
Great looking plane.
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Reply #33 - Dec 17th, 2017 at 3:41pm
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30" REARWIN SPEEDSTER    I made the wooden wheel pants as per plan, and I stained all of the wing struts, nose block, and wheel pants and struts, with "Golden Oak" color, and then spray clear-coated them all with Krylon Clear Gloss.

To install the super great peel 'n stick decals for the wing, fuse, and rudder, onto the right spot, I cut out templates, with the individual call sign letters and numbers, and templates for the fuse side decals, the holes thereof being cut out a little larger for the decal placement, and I masking taped these templates to the fuse and wing first, in order to place the decals straight.
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Footage of the late Bob Bojanowski's rubber-powered, giant scale, 6 foot wingspan, free-flight Rearwin Speedster.   3  1/2  MIN  VIDEO   Used 8 oz. of rubber.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlbrx10EOZY

"SWAN LAKE" by TCHAIKOVSKY  - SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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Reply #32 - Dec 17th, 2017 at 3:36pm
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30" REARWIN SPEEDSTER  The SPEEDSTER was slender, sleek and classy, and clean lined and beautiful. Because of the narrow fuselage, the plane had 2 person tandem seating - one pilot in the front, and one passenger in the rear.

It had a Menasco "Pirate" C4 four cylinder air-cooled inverted engine, and a top speed of 166 mph. It was introduced in 1935, but was unable to pass the stringent aircraft spin tests for several years.
Only 14 of these planes were built.
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Reply #31 - Dec 17th, 2017 at 3:34pm
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REARWIN SPEEDSTER, 30", scale 1:12.8 , Dumas Kit #326, $51, weight 83 grams, completed May 19, 2015.  It has a 9" high torque prop.

The REARWIN SPEEDSTER was a "Golden Age" high-wing strut braced monoplane sport aircraft of the 1930s, which had an enclosed cabin, a narrow fuselage, and fixed tailskid undercarriage, and was founded by Andrew "Rae" Rearwin.
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Reply #30 - Dec 4th, 2017 at 8:41am
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That's just as beautiful as the Bebes I fly in and against in WOFF, hope the lower wing isn't prone to snapping as it is in the simulator.  Wink

  
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Reply #29 - Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:05pm
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Hi Neal - thanks for the compliment!  I think it took me about 180 hours to build the 24"  Nieuport 11.  A lot of firsts.  I really recommend the DARE wheel kits and the Jig kits - they only start at  2 1/4"  diameter and only go larger.  Here is a link to "Supplies" on the S&T site where I posted the kit and jig info  http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1512006232
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Reply #28 - Dec 3rd, 2017 at 10:35am
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Really nice "Bebe," Rick...lots of scale detail as well as your personal artistic touch.  Looks better than the original ac!  Smiley  Do you have any idea about how long it took you to accomplish all of that art?  Tell me about those wheels.  Belongs in a display case.

Ok...the wheels...a spoked-wheel kit.  Really nice touch...well made....

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Reply #27 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:46pm
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French "NIEUPORT 11"  -  Guillow 24" Laser-Cut Kit #203, Scale 1:12

I tried a lot of first attempts with this kit.
First attempt at a removable slip fit cowl.  Lift straight up to remove, straight down to replace.
First attempt at a one piece balsa, hand carved, "Langley" Prop.
First attempt at some engine detailing using rivets and copper tubing.
First attempt at a two color spray can, paint color scheme - khaki above and almond below, using lots of painter's masking tape and acrylic brush touch-ups.
Eight layers total of paint and Krylon Gloss Clear coats.
Hand made Primitive "Le Prieur" Incendiary Rockets made from wooden dowels. Lots of masking tape and brush painting using acrylic paint.
First attempt at  hand made, threaded spoke wheels, from the 48-spoke "Dare" Spoke Wheel Kit   2 1/4" diameter, from Brodak - very strong spokes - super kit and not too expensive.   More details on these spoke wheel kits at this link ...  http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1512006232
First attempt at turnbuckles, eyelets,  and rigging wires, using empty ball point pen ink tubes, screw eyes, and regular thread.
First attempt at a hand carved windshield frame - I thanked God several times for the C.A. Cyano-acrylate super glue, when the frame snapped repeatedly.
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The SKATERS' WALTZ or Der Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer (German), Op. 183, is a waltz by Émile Waldteufel.  Andre Rieu symphony https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Skaters+Waltz+Orchestra&&view=detail&mid=B6...
  

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Reply #26 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:39pm
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French "NIEUPORT 11"  -  Guillow 24" Laser-Cut Kit #203, Scale 1:12

DESCRIPTION:  French WW1 single-seat biplane Fighter and Scout airplane.  It was developed from a small light racing biplane, hence the nickname, the "Bebe" (Baby), named after Edouard Nieuport who died in a plane crash in 1911.  It had a full size, swept back, top wing with forward stagger, and it had  a  1/2  size bottom wing with "V strut" interplane struts (  a sesquiplane -    1 1/2   wing  ).  The introduction of the Nieuport 11 ended the "Fokker Scourge" in 1916, by outclassing the German Fokker EIII.  The "Bebe" also had aileron belcranks for ailerons, instead of "Wing Warping", as in the Fokker EIII.
YEAR INTRODUCED:  Jan 1916
ARMAMENT:  one 0.303"  ( 7.7mm )  Lewis matching gun on the top of the top wing and shooting above the propeller arc.  It had a double drum of 98 rounds.
ENGINE AND HP:  One LeRhone 9C nine cylinder air-cooled Rotary Radial Engine.  80 HP ( 59.6 kW )
WINGSPAN:  24"
TOP SPEED:  97 mph
FAMOUS FRENCH ACES:  Rene Fonk 75 kills ( Top Allied Ace of Aces ), Georges Guynemer 53 kills, Charles Nungesser 43 kills, Georges Madon 41 kills.
KIT MANUFACTURER:  Guillow's
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Reply #25 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:27pm
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French "NIEUPORT 11"  -  Guillow 24" Laser-Cut Kit #203, Scale 1:12

I was so excited to get my first laser cut, big 24" Guillow kit, especially after warming up on two die-stamped   16 1/2"    Guillow kits in the spring of 2013 - the Spitfire and Stuka, whose decals are crumbling off right now.   I only started back into the hobby in the spring of 2013, and completed the Nieuport 11 in the summer of 2013.   It weighs 181 grams with the hardwood dowel rockets, and it will never fly with its glide ratio of a man hole cover, even though I hold the prop in with a rubber band motor.  I intend to fly, it but with out the rockets, and when there is no wind, and when there is that mythical long tall grass LOL which probably means never ...  Lips Sealed
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Reply #24 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 10:06pm
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Thanks for the nice comments guys!   I just copied the words into "Bing Translator" - it is Ukrainian - "Bayan Quartet e. Grig "In the Hall of the Mountain King" - ie the "Bayan" button accordions (buttons on both sides - no keyboards), of Russia and Eastern Europe.  Two old Ukrainian men and two old Ukrainian women, all playing one of the great classical music pieces, arranged for four Bayan button accordions at once.  They really have culture in the old world! Smiley  That song sounds threatening and ominous and foreboding and sneaky - they played this music in the cartoons of the olden days.  I just can't figure out what that foot operated, (both feet), bellows operated instrument is, on the floor in front of the woman on the right, that makes those deep sounds ...
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Reply #23 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 9:23pm
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Ok Mountain King...I do mean you, Richard...bravo!!!  Love the music...love the airplane...wonderful subject!

I must add that I was in Russia a few years back (the music you included appears to have been performed by Russians), and the place (Russia) was wonderful...as were the people...such personality.  My party was standing at a bus stop waiting for our ride to pick us up when a Russian woman walked up to me and asked a question in Russian.  I responded with the only Russian I knew..."No panimaye paruski"....  She responded in perfect English..."Oh, you don't understand Russian? I was wondering if the bus had already come."  Uhhhhh...so much for my world culture.  Grin Grin  After she got onto her bus, I asked the folks with me, "Hey, do I look Russian to you?"  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Great model, Richard!  And the pilot looks like he means business.  Smiley

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Reply #22 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 8:45pm
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Richard, I've commented on your Pfalz triplane before, but I gotta say again how much I like this model.  I need another kit/project like I need a hole in my head, but I had to go find the plan on Outerzone and take a look.  May have to do one of these...

Very nice job on this one.

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Reply #21 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 1:57pm
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     This kit has a neat little detailed engine of built-up balsa and laser cut card stock for the cylinders. To enhance the blue-gray color of the engine, I made a chrome color "backplate" out of adhesive-backed (peel 'n stick) Trim Sheets from Top Flite, which are made of Monokote, which come in many different designs and colors, including 5 checkerboard schemes and neon colors as well.
     I brought the engine to life by gluing that chrome "backplate" , cut to the shape of the front of the former sitting directly behind the engine, with the chrome side facing forward towards the engine.  The mirror reflection of the engine adds to the glimmer and shininess of the engine compartment behind the cowl.
     COWLING: This kit comes with a beautiful 0.015" thick sturdy Vac-formed Plastic Cowling with well marked cutouts of the engine air cooling holes. I securely thumbtacked the back flashing of the cowling to my workboard, put on a fresh new #11 Exacto blade, and carefully and slowly cut out all the holes with no major mistakes, thank goodness. I then finished them all of with some more thin slices with the blade, and sandpaper sticks and metal files as best I could, and sprayed it inside and out with Metallic Silver which actually turned out to match the fuselage Metallic Silver tissue.
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"in the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edward Grieg   Video with 4 accordion quartet.
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Reply #20 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 1:47pm
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3 Color Scheme; - Dark Grey-rudder, top of wings and stab; - Light Gray, underside of wings and stab; Metallic Silver, fuselage and fin and cowling.  First try at Metallic Silver tissue. It was cutting tin foil with scissors. I had an inkling that it would not shrink well, or at all.  Some of the tissue on the fuse came out so badly wrinkled, I had to cut out 4 panel squares for patching. It was a good thing that I had glued the edges of all the formers and longerons to the Metallic Silver tissue - it made it easy to cut out, and easy to glue on, the new panel section patches. 
     My best balsa laminated hand carved (mostly sanded) prop - a German "Axial" prop. I made the prop carving block out of 13 layers of 1/32" balsa sheet planks.  Each balsa layer sheet plank was brush painted in acrylic paint - 1st layer "Bronze" color, 2nd layer "Burnt Umber" color, and 3rd layer "Brown" color, and repeating Bronze, Burnt Umber, Brown, Bronze, etc. 
     I let the 13 painted rectangle plank sheets dry completely, then I white glued them all stacked together and clamped them up in one big prop carving block of 13 layers and let it dry for one week.  I then hand carved and sanded the Axial prop, stained the whole prop with "Golden Oak" color, and then clear coated with Krylon Clear Gloss.  It came out as 3 distinct wood grain colors repeating in the prop.
  

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