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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:41 AM
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Yesterday I took some time to cover the h-stab, elevator and rudder. I have to say it took much more time than expected. I think I worked 4h-5h on that.

But I really took some time and found the results much better than the outer wings which I did years ago ().

I used Orastick scale white which I bought also years ago for the rest of the plane but man, this stuff is heavy. I cannot use it for the rest of the plane. But I neither cannot uncover it without the risk of ruining the rudder. But I certainly will need to find a solution.

Next will be detailing the surfaces: panel lines and access hatches. But this will need some research. I was not aware enough to take pictures of the empennage in total so I only have a couple of pictures where I can barely see some details.

What I found out was that the right and left h-stab / elevator are the same, e.g. one is mounted upside down. I saw that the fairing of the elector tab is on top of one stab and under the stab on the other side. Interesting.

Cheers Alexander
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:47 AM
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Very impressive DC-9 !
Looks like one of the early short fuselage 'series 10' type DC-9s.
Working flaps and slats as well - very good attention to detail :-)
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:52 AM
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Indeed. If you happen to have a couple of days off, don't miss to read Johns build log

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208512

Cheers Alexander
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Very brief update: I did the panel lines and access hatches of the elevators. Used an edding 780 paint marker with a 0.8mm tip. Looks all right to me.

Cheers Alexander.
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Very brief update: I did the panel lines and access hatches of the elevators. Used an edding 780 paint marker with a 0.8mm tip. Looks all right to me.

Cheers Alexander.
Hi Alexander, Your panel-lines are looking very good !
Did you also use the silver colour for the less tinted lines?
Had a look at the Edding shop and was looking for a grey colour, but found the silver pen.
I tried several pens, but my lines became too black....
Succes with building, the dc6 looks great !

Regards Paul
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 03:39 PM
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Thanks Paul,

It is silver indeed. It took me some time to find this pen. Could be more thin but this is the only one I found not to be too blackish.

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Old Jun 29, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Alexander:
Two very well done models.
Looks good sitting outside next to another airplane.
So the next visit your going to get a couple of formation flight pictures?
Rick
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 05:57 AM
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Really cool, and great you are building again.


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