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Re: Cassutt's 111M - Voo Doo
Reply #46 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 1:56pm
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Looks really nice.
Sharp as ...
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Reply #45 - Feb 27th, 2021 at 7:22pm
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a bit of progress.
  

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Reply #44 - Feb 21st, 2021 at 12:37pm
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sorry to hear about the blotches.  It's good looking when it's in place on the fuselage!
  

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Reply #43 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 6:45pm
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Mixed results on my windshield.   The polyester dye is nasty stuff!!  I didn't use one of my wife's cooking pots to dissolve the dye (it would ruin it), rather I boiled water and added it to the dye pack in an old metal dog bowl.  I don't think the dye properly dissolved and hence..... the blotchy results.  The first canopy also curled badly because the water was too hot.  Good news is that most of the blotches buffed out on one side so it doesn't look horrible.  When you hold it up to the light you can still see the blotches, but not when it's on the bench.  I also have to do some cleanup and additional tissue work around the windshield edges.

I'm planning on masking off and using my airbrush to create the diminishing vertical lines in back on the windshield.  Once that's complete I'll attached the wings and then work on fitting the cheek cowls before covering and attaching them.

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Reply #42 - Feb 14th, 2021 at 1:32pm
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Spinner and nose plate covered - finally.

I cut out two windshields using my template.  I'm going to dye them dark.  Wish me luck, I've only used this dye once before several years ago.
  

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Reply #41 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 5:06pm
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Looking good...great job on the tissue! Looking forward to see how you handle the propblock and spinner.  Love to follow your racers!
  

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Reply #40 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:25pm
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Sky, I clipped the tips off those points.  I had them sharp to help mark my mounting holes Smiley

Finally made some more progress. Work has been very busy, one of our clients - Mercari - is airing the TV commercial we made for them in the Super Bowl.  Lot's of little changes and 5.1 audio mix.

I have the tail feathers and top cockpit roof mounted.  I cut out a larger hole in the front to allow for the wound motor to get inside.  Made a secondary firewall with a couple of dowels for alignment.

Up next is mounting the wings and then fitting the cheek cowls before I cover them and attach.  I'm also going to start attempts at my windscreen template.
  

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Reply #39 - Jan 21st, 2021 at 12:40pm
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Brad,
Just reviewing your pics and looks like you're making great progress.  I noticed that your dowels for wing alignment are very sharply pointed.  If they stick very far into the fuselage you'll have your rubber motor slashed by these points if you're not careful.  You might want to round off the points  to avoid this.  Just a thought!
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Reply #38 - Jan 21st, 2021 at 11:53am
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Landing gear fairings and spinner roughed together and ready for a spin.
  

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Reply #37 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 8:33am
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Brad - Been the progress is coming along nicely and like your method of using dowels to locate the wings, should keep the incidence in place nicely.
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Reply #36 - Jan 8th, 2021 at 6:43pm
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Progress has been very slow recently, but I got a bit of work in today.

Tail wheel assembly in progress.
Cockpit/windshield surround done.
And I'm figuring out how to mount my wings.  I'm using small dowels for strength and alignment.  I will cut away the some of the tissue at the fuselage wing root as well for better adhesion since it's already been EZ doped.

I'm contemplating doing one last coat of EZ dope on the fuselage bottom with a drop or two of grey color added to hide/fix the milky issues I have.

More soon.

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Reply #35 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 2:38pm
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I unfortunately have had the same experience.  As you say the scoops etc. will hide most of it.  The tears you might want to consider cutting out a rectangle and recovering that section after it dries.
  

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Reply #34 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 10:26am
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So, late yesterday, I Ez-doped the bottom of the fuselage.....  not so good.  Note to self "always stir the dope mixture or remake it more often".  Toward the end of the process, I was almost out of my diluted dope mix in my small cup, but I kept going.  The result is the milky, streaky finish.  Ugh.  And, I tried to stretch out some wrinkles from the wet tissue and it tore in a couple of places as it dried.  I've patched the tears from the inside and I will give the fuselage another coat of EX Dope (fresh mix) and hope it mostly clears up.  The cheek cowls and chin scope with also help to hide the damage.

I honestly do enjoy the challenge in model building of problem solving and fixing errors, crash damage etc.  That's where you get to be creative and use your experience.

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Reply #33 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 3:18pm
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Nice job! Looks great. You're coming along nicely!
  

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Reply #32 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 12:30pm
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Covering the fuselage went surprisingly well.  I applied the tissue with a slight 'spritzing' of water which really helped shape it to the curves.  I only torn through once - very minor - which is good sense this tissue gets very fragile when wet.  The yellow wings are covered with Esaki.  I included a couple shots of me holding the fuselage...... it's a fairly large model
  

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