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Old Mar 21, 2014, 12:53 AM
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Looks great, nice job!
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Thanks Mark
Okay for those of you that have been waiting on me to get back on this build I went to my LHS the other day and he had DOPE in stock

This was my third trip down there I don't use them much anymore because it's 20 min. ride each way
I know I'm spoiled there was one only two mins away they went out of buiss.

Anyway it's warming up and I'll get some poly / glass on the foam molds I've carved
and start to get them ready to cast.

I think I've figuerd out what the problem was when I was casting before
I made the plaster very thin w/ a lot of water and didn't wait long enough for it to dry all the way; so this time I put the molds in the oven on low heat for several hrs.
and them leave them for a day or so.

We'll see if this works better there's still lots to do on this whole build and I now have the BV-138 well on it's way so I'll be jumping back and forth on these two all summer long.
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 02:46 PM
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Bruce, the more water you put in, the more shrinkage you're going to get...........
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 02:50 PM
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Bruce, the more water you put in, the more shrinkage you're going to get...........
You add water to the DOPE?

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Old Apr 04, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Very nice work! I always enjoy your glassing. You take a lot of pictures which is helpful.
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Old Apr 04, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Helpful is right! Right now Bruce is way ahead of me in the BV-138 build. I'm saving his build pics so I can rederence them when I get to where he is in his build.

Bruce, I meant adding water to the plaster, not the dope! (Or did you know that and just funnin'?)
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Old Apr 04, 2014, 10:20 AM
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Thank you Aaron .... It's good to hear from you; well I put about 5 coats of poly on so far, there's a few puckers in the glass.

So to get rid of these I slice into them then poly again and as it dries press it down until it sticks to the foam.

I got the form box ready covered in duct tape and nut can to cast the plugs in, I like using these because they just peal away once the plaster is hard.

I also started to clean the mess in the build room getting ready for the switch of the planes the PBY will go down stairs and the BV-138 wing will move up staris in a few weeks.

Check it,

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Old Apr 04, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Helpful is right! Right now Bruce is way ahead of me in the BV-138 build. I'm saving his build pics so I can rederence them when I get to where he is in his build.

Bruce, I meant adding water to the plaster, not the dope! (Or did you know that and just funnin'?)
I'm glad my posting is helping you guys; Martin I have heard of guys wetting the silk before dopping to help w/ the srinking.

Aaron, Martin and anybody looking for help tips for building check out this book by
Harry Higley "There are NO SECRETS", it's not fancy but there's a great deal of tips and methods in there like paint,adhesives,tools,planking-sheeting,fillets & canopies,paint problems and much more.

I think I payed $6-$10 for the book on line from Amazon.
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 07:58 AM
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A little more sanding then one more coat of poly then I start waxing.
I have things to do this morning but maybe this afternoon I'll get the plaster mixed and cast.

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Old Apr 05, 2014, 07:33 PM
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I got mine on ebay or amazon but tower hobby has it for a few more bucks.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXL792

I didn't do anything today just rest.

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Old Apr 14, 2014, 12:38 PM
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I'm still working on my yard/ garden/ fencing projects hang in there I'll be back soon.

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