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Old Sep 18, 2014, 02:40 PM
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MOLD a length of old broom handle (@ 1 foot) into the plaster of paris buck while making it !
Mount it to a piece of board by drilling a 1" hole and glueing with gorilla glue ...
clip binder clips around lip of cup (and add fishing weights to pull down
REMEMBER !!! Cups MUST be pre-prepared !! by having been filled with a good (or at least acceptable ) grade of beer!( and , yes , emptied ) NO SHORTCUTS !!!
LMAO! I just assumed that everyone knew they had to pre prepare their cups.

Hmmmm... you've got me thinking about the buck handle. I'll volunteer to empty some cups!
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 08:37 PM
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I have tried making a couple of cowl using the PETE(#1) plastic cups. First one the nose came out good but then the back did not shrink down on the back of the mold but shrink toward the nose of the mold. Next one I folded the cup rim over the base of the mold and clamped it. Did better but some of the plastic folded over itself. Cutting that part off made the cowl just a little short but usable. Going to try again but this time I am going to cut the rim off the cup.
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Hello, degreen60!
Pictures please; if not too much trouble. I made a putty mold, but have yet to stretch a plastic cup over it.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 07:57 AM
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The black cowl is the one I made using a soda bottle and the neck on the bottle would not shrink enough to make a small hole so it has an oval opening. The clear cowl is from a cup and did not shrink down good at the rear so it is too short. The picture of the plane shows the clear cowl slipped over the black cowl and painted. Using PEPE(#1) plastic(what soda bottles are made of) makes a cowl that is amost impossible to destroy.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 06:34 PM
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I wish Kitty would come back in here and show us how she did it. Her's came out great, but I believe the heatgun was too much for her hand.

The one on the plane doesn't look bad. Uh, oh! I see wood struts too! Did you make them?
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 06:42 AM
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Uh, oh! I see wood struts too! Did you make them?
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I just glued thin plywood strips to the plastic struts to make them stronger.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 06:47 AM
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My GWS Tiger Moths
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Old Oct 08, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Nice fleet!!


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Old Oct 08, 2014, 10:58 PM
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Wow I missed that pic...very nice indeed!
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 08:37 AM
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Anyone have a pdf of the struts for the Tigermoth? I damaged mine and am missing some key pieces in order to make replacements... PDF sized for 8.5x11 would make my life so much easier!

And hello to all!!!

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Old Oct 10, 2014, 05:59 AM
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Anyone have a pdf of the struts for the Tigermoth? I damaged mine and am missing some key pieces in order to make replacements... PDF sized for 8.5x11 would make my life so much easier!

And hello to all!!!

Corey
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1770303

Go to Page 28:
http://m-a-e.com/Sub_Pages/Build&Fly...structions.pdf
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 08:41 AM
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Anyone have a pdf of the struts for the Tigermoth? I damaged mine and am missing some key pieces in order to make replacements... PDF sized for 8.5x11 would make my life so much easier!
And hello to all!!!
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I looked in my junk box and found some broken struts left from crashed TM that I bashed into something else. I had to tape a couple of the struts together to get the shape of a strut but maybe you can use the scan I made using them to make new struts. I also found what is left after the struts are punched out and can scan that in for you if I need too.
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 08:24 AM
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Thanks guys!
I'll use that scan degreen60, the ruler makes my life easier with that one!
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 04:38 AM
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So plaster of paris WILL take the heat? Well, hurry home! We want some!!
Plaster of Paris takes the heat fine. I've decided that making a Plaster of Paris mould for all of the canopies and cowls in my smaller kits is a decent investment against future inadvertent aeroplane to ground-air-interface intersection. Too late for the current venerable Tiger Moth , but I've used it on a couple of models since.

Nice idea on the ply facings for the plastic struts too - I might try that.
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