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Reply #25 - Feb 2nd, 2023 at 4:15pm
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Looks good. It's not a race so dont worry about that.
Wings look sturdy.
  
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Reply #24 - Jan 31st, 2023 at 3:25pm
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Just to show I havenít been idling the last week
  

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Reply #23 - Jan 20th, 2023 at 10:28pm
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Looks good. I might try that stuff.
  
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Reply #22 - Jan 17th, 2023 at 7:21pm
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Looking very smooth!  I like how this is coming along.
  

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Reply #21 - Jan 17th, 2023 at 2:59pm
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Decided to use Deluxe light balsa filler thinned with a bit of water over all the body. Quite a soft filler so repeated and added a bit of white glue sanded and painted with undercoat. Still need to sand the bulbous nose and cone I made out of lime so it merges better.

Still a way off doing doing the fiddly bits.
  

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Reply #20 - Jan 2nd, 2023 at 5:45pm
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That's the problem doing display models.  You never seem to have finished all the detail found on the full size plane!!!

It's the fiddly bits that always get you!!!  As for your fasseners check out Skydiamonds work on a biplane he did, had all the bells and whistles!!!
  

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Reply #19 - Jan 2nd, 2023 at 12:51pm
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Ah speckle sounds like our poly filler used to seal joins in plaster board, now they use tape so I believe. There is this guy on NRG forum Tim Moore who built a Guillowís Spitfire and covered it with filler thatís were I got my idea to try [email protected] as it looked fantastic although the best builders on this forum are just as skilled. Afraid my ship modelling is on hold as thought of doing 500 clove hitches gives me a migraine.

Speckle = spackle spell checker Cry
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Reply #18 - Jan 2nd, 2023 at 12:42pm
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Ditto what Neal just said!!! Me too!
  

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Reply #17 - Jan 2nd, 2023 at 11:36am
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Sorry for being a real johnny-come-lately to this thread....† Back in the days during which I used to believe I might some day become a real model-builder...I used to use standard wall-board joint compound(also known a Spackle)...literally was available in 5 gallon plastic buckets(and smaller containers as well) at any hardware retail outlet...would last forever!† Would fill joints, dents, etc...then sand.† Paint with clear dope...saturate it...then, when dry, sand again with fine-grit paper.† Last step was to cover with tissue...now ready for the sealer/paint/dope...whatever you're doing.† Believe me...I was doing that before anyone, to my knowledge, was marketing some brand-named filler for the purpose.† It worked well...and never cracked out on me.† Model would need to suffer a very serious impact for that to happen...and by then, it would have been the least of my problems...if you get my drift.† Hey, that all began back when we would "misappropriate" whatever Pop had "laying around."† Smiley

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Re: Dumas #232 Albatross
Reply #16 - Jan 2nd, 2023 at 11:21am
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All,

Thanks for all the advice, despite my best efforts there are low spots where frames are below infills and to sand off more would spoil the curves so will have to try the Deluxe filler.

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Reply #15 - Dec 31st, 2022 at 1:52pm
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I think the sand and sealer would be better.† The filler is just that, fills crevasses, holes and low spots.† But to smooth out grain, usually is multible thin coats of dope/sealer with sanding inbetween. I haven't tried their Sanding Sealer.
  

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Reply #14 - Dec 30th, 2022 at 10:06pm
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Hey Tom,
Would that stuff help smooth out the grain before applying tissue?
Like a sealer? Does it brush on?†

I checked it out, The same folks sell a sand and seal. I think I will try that stuff out.
  
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Reply #13 - Dec 30th, 2022 at 5:40pm
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Here's the modeling filler by Deluxe who IIRC make EzeDope.† It's tinted balsa color so it doesn't stand out under tissue like regular sheetrock filler.

Amazon has the white for around $13: Click Here

Tower Hobbies has the tinted brown around $10: Click Here
  

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Reply #12 - Dec 30th, 2022 at 4:33pm
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HOLY COW YOU PUT ALOT OF WORK INTO THAT !!!
Looks Fantasic !!

† Spackling is a joint compound they use to fill the seems and cover screws/nails in drywall that is installed on the walls and ceilings of most modern homes, ect.† †{some call that plaster board, or fireproof board} Its cheap and some is crazy light. It's basically a plaster/gypsum mix.† Mix it thin with water, smear it on, sand it off. Super easy to work with.
† †Since this wont fly, any craft plaster will work and is easy to work with. Like the stuff your kids would play with.
I may be wrong but some use a flour /water paste mix, like with paper machet.† I will try to link a recipe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaLmdRBvGG4

Of course you would probly skip the paper strips. Maybe go a tad thicker on flour or starch.† Joint compound wont shrink as bad if you get the right kind. Of course be sure to try this on scrap before you apply it to that FANTASTIC fuse!!! Balsa will suck the water out fast so season to taste.
Love that thing.

Hope this helps.
  
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Re: Dumas #232 Albatross
Reply #11 - Dec 30th, 2022 at 3:05pm
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Well 48 pieces of balsa later† Iíve infilled the fuselage and sanded it flush to the longerons, bulkheads supplied. Not perfect but the camera is very unforgiving.† †Undecided

Looking for advice is there a particular type of filler best for finishing off. I know you guys in Canada/USA call it spackling but is this a wood filler or a general filler we call poly filler.

  

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