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Reply #107 - Nov 29th, 2021 at 2:48pm
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Your Waco looks great Mike. Thanks for sharing ang best wishes.
  

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Reply #106 - Nov 29th, 2021 at 2:34pm
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Great progress on the Semiquaver TimH - that's going to look striking in those colors.  I'm glad you bumped the  thread, because I'd forgotten to update progress on the Waco C7.

I'd been building this one with the "Working Aircraft" theme for WestFAC 8 in mind.  In September I got a bit sidetracked building a Sterling Stearman cropduster, but in mid-October I made a mad dash and finished the Waco in time to take it to WestFAC.  Covering is Deluxe Materials new EZ tissue, which feels a lot like light silkspan and went on nicely.  Alaska Airlines colors were printed on white tissue, applied using glue stick and sealed with nitrate dope.  Skis were formed from scrap plastic trimmed from the Stearman's vacu-formed part sheets.

The dope was still curing as we drove to WestFAC, so I had to contend with some warpage when we got to the field.  Initial trimming was challenging, as the skis flipped up as soon as the model got going, resulting in a quick bunt to the ground.  Fixed that with a rubber band restraint.  Best I could get out of the model at the meet was about 40 seconds.  I've played around with it a bit more since returning home and have come to the conclusion that two loops of 3/32" rubber isn't quite enough to haul it around.  Will try it on one loop of 3/32" plus a loop of 1/8" when we go out for our December monthly flying session.

Tom, hope your recovery progresses well from here.

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Reply #105 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 5:01pm
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Thanks Tom. No need to apologise; we all just keep plugging away at our own pace. Really sorry to hear that your still not recovered. I hope you get back to full fitness soon.
  
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Reply #104 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 3:07pm
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Great progress.  I'm pleased you've carried on with the Cookup.  My apologies for letting this Cookup slide for so long.  My illness has sidelined me for way too long and I'm still working on recovery!  Soon I hope. 
This is sure looking great.  I hear you about cutting out "G's"  lettering can always be a challenge.
  

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Reply #103 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 11:58am
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The last thing for now that I have completed is the reg lettering. This was, in contrast to the easy masking for the main colours, a very fiddly job indeed. The letters are all cut from painted decal sheet. The wing letters were fine but the rest were a challenge to cut out and I got bored of cutting out “G’s”.
  

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Reply #102 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 11:33am
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Next was to paint the nose block and part of the nose area silver. This was just brush painted.
  

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Reply #101 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 11:25am
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I can hardly believe how long it’s been since I last posted here. For no particular reason I have done hardly any modelling for a long time. I find that as I get older I can’t do so many things at once, so if work or family get busy then modelling, rather than doing less, gets forgotten altogether. From the look of things it seems like everyone else is in a similar situation. So my first post since February and this thread since August.

The last update I did was about getting the covering done. Before starting painting I had to blow the dust off! Paint is Xtracolor enamels. Firstly I gave everything a coat of white. The wings are finished white but on the fuselage and tailplane the white is a basecoat for the red finish. The easiest masking job ever was the blocks of white on the fuselage, fin and tailplane, then spray the red.
  

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Reply #100 - Aug 30th, 2021 at 2:01pm
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Briefly distracted by repairs to other assorted models.  Got back to the WACO yesterday, wings are coming together fast.

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Reply #99 - Aug 17th, 2021 at 11:59am
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Great work so far.  I look forward to seeing this one come together! Smiley
  

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Reply #98 - Aug 16th, 2021 at 9:14pm
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Better late than never - finally got started on the WACO C7 Dimer from FACN315.  Tail surfaces are done, and I'm most of the way through the fuselage build.  Intent is to complete it with skis in Alaska Star Airlines colors for the "Working Aircraft" event at this October's WestFAC meet.

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Reply #97 - Apr 14th, 2021 at 8:04am
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Tom,

The Beaver plans were published in the Jan-Feb 2019 issue of Mike's Tailspin newsletter.  I haven't seen them online anywhere - I'm hoping Mike's family will make some arrangements to make these plans available, possibly on the FAC site.

I still hope to build the Isermann WACO C7 before WestFAC this fall - too many cookups and too little building time this spring.

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Reply #96 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 8:56pm
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My apologies to all, a relapse of the bronchitis and I've been layed up for several months!  I'm open to whatever y'all would like to do with this cookup!  I am not up to building yet and seems all I can do is keep track of things with the sites!  Let me know what y'all want to do, I'm open to suggestions!
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Alfakilo...where did you get the ME-109 Nassise plans I haven't been able to find a copy that's very clear.

Mike I'm interested in the Beaver Nassise plans also.  Please let me know where you found them.
  

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Reply #95 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 3:02pm
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alfakilo wrote on Mar 7th, 2021 at 9:29am:
I'm getting back into the flow, so I'm going to change models and return to the Jimmy Allen designs that were popular back in the 30s. Here's the Bluebird (imaginary model). Also known as the Scarlet Tanager (real life bird). I'm looking at doing the model in the bird colors, should be a challenge.


Great choice AK!  This is my favorite of the JA designs.  A few years back I got a partial original Wanner's Bluebird Racer kit (same lot that included the Wanner's Wedell Williams racer I built in 2018).  Fuselage and fin had been built and were mostly MIA, wing and stab printwood was intact.  The blue and red tissue in the kit is in great shape, vibrant and beautiful after more than 80 years.  Kit included red and blue dope, banana oil and cement, all of which is now dried up.  There were also some "High Speed Gas" stickers to dope on your model.

Matt King did a nice writeup on the Bluebird Racer in FACN257.  He noted that the ribs shown on the plan were a bit short.  I did a quick comparison - the printwood matches the plan templates and looks pretty close to the wing plan.  Maybe his plan reprint was a bit off?  The article is available here: http://www.flyingacesclub.com/Newsletters/FACN257.pdf

I seriously over-committed on cookups this year - have yet to start the WACO for this cookup and the Beaver for the Nassise cookup on HPA.  Building on a P-47 for an RCGroups vintage cookup at the moment.

Look forward to seeing your BlueBird Racer come together AK - the Scarlet Tanager scheme will look great.

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Reply #94 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 3:52pm
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Well then, she gets the painting for this Xmas! And she will always have that to remind her of you. Very nice!!
  
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Reply #93 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 12:42pm
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I hear you Alfa... I love the potential of that color scheme and it will work well on that aircraft!  Red/Orange, black and silver brings all kinds of imaginations for that plane!  Can't wait!

I had a promise to my daughter to fulfill before getting back to modeling.  She wanted a winter scene painted for her Christmas.  Got sick and couldn't get it done by Christmas so finally got the cabin she wanted from a picture she found.  So she's got my rendition of that picture!
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