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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #26 - Jun 9th, 2022 at 12:56pm
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Thanks Skypilot Iíll bookmark this so I can do multiple images next time. Just tried it out cool.
  
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Reply #25 - Jun 9th, 2022 at 2:42am
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Very nice.†
As for editing a post you only have about 15-20 minutes if I remember correctly to do any editing. So it helps to review your post right after you post it to make any modifications.† I think I'm remembering right.†

No problem making another post though.† We love pictures!†

By the way, you can post more than one picture on each post (up to 6 pics total).  Just left click on the square next to Attachments with the inverted triangle.  You can click an aditional five click to open six total "Choose File" buttons.
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Reply #24 - Jun 8th, 2022 at 12:49pm
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Tried to edit my previous post by adding better image, without luck , so another post
  

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Reply #23 - May 31st, 2022 at 10:45pm
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Looks great!!
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #22 - May 25th, 2022 at 2:07pm
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Very nicely done! Smiley
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #21 - May 25th, 2022 at 12:50pm
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Just about finished, need to attach prop, and will try wire bracing once I get material. Planned to use a vertical fin carved from wood as tissue one didnít look secure but it didnít look right so kept with stick and tissue.
What did I learn, get rid of all laser burn from frames as it shows through tissue even with paint on

Card has lots of potential and so easy to use
Coverage of paint not so good for me, would have needed many coats to get a dark green camouflage on upper surfaces.

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #20 - May 10th, 2022 at 1:07pm
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Thanks Thymekiller, I thought hardest part of this S&T model would be the covering, but as it turned out the fuselage was, joining 1/16 square timber with simple butt joints, stringers coming apart breaking. Had success using card for the engine cowling.

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Reply #19 - May 4th, 2022 at 4:32pm
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Bi-planes are not easy. Yours looks great!
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #18 - May 2nd, 2022 at 1:54pm
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Been a while since last posting, on holiday Minorca and practising with £30 airbrush and compressor before spraying wings and sticking them on. Still quite light despite lime carvings but too heavy to fly.
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #17 - Apr 11th, 2022 at 10:41am
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Thanks for the tips, I read about tissue grain and used this when covering the wings and tail.

So many variables, wet or dry, strength of misting solution etc might try stronger strength misting on tail with 30% Eazy Dope can always redo skinning. Not painting isnít really an option as I missed removing charring on some ribs found wing really fragile in places well thatís my excuse.
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Reply #16 - Apr 7th, 2022 at 6:54pm
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9th one down in the section on tissue and covering is a nice bit of info on grain direction. I used to have a series of pics showing the differences in various places but I cant find them just now, of course.

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #15 - Apr 7th, 2022 at 6:48pm
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Not sure if this will help, but it helped me  so I share it.
Did you know tissue has a grain pattern?
It shrinks more one way than the other.
Sometimes you can use this to your advantage.
I have never tested ez tissue, but I have tested many other kinds. The best way to test is to tear it. One way tears straight and and cross grain tears all crazy.
Another trick is to not pull some parts as tight as others.

Hope this helps. Love the Moth'
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #14 - Apr 1st, 2022 at 8:56am
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I recently tried Eze Dope and was ultimately pleased with the results.  On the first wing I applied the tissue wetted with 5% Eze dope solution - it shrank up very nicely but pulled the trailing edges in a bit. 

For the next model I wetted the tissue with 5% Eze dope, blotted it a bit on paper towels, then let the tissue dry unconstrained to pre-shrink it.  Using glue stick as an adhesive I then spritzed the tissue lightly with alcohol/water mix and applied it damp to the framework.  This gave a gentle but sufficient shrink, leaving the tissue taught with no structure distortion or wrinkles from the tissue pulling in the structure.  Sealed it with three coats of 30% Eze dope.

This was done using Eze tissue - I haven't tried Eze dope yet on Esaki or domestic tissue.

Your Tiger Moth is coming along nicely!

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #13 - Mar 31st, 2022 at 4:34pm
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I haven't used EasyDope for attaching tissue.  I still use gluestick and then shrink with Isopropyl alcohol.

Applying tissue is a learned skill that is progressive and requires continued learning don't ask me how I know! Embarrassed Cry Roll Eyes Shocked Wink
  

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Re: Dumas kit #208 Tiger Moth
Reply #12 - Mar 31st, 2022 at 1:14pm
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Wing before re skinning in top left
  

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