|Jan 03, 2013, 12:23 PM|
First LEG Build
Well it took me close to two years, though there was a large pause in between, to finish my LEG P-63 Kingcobra.
I purchased the 4 disc DVD and I felt it was a great help. Not sure I would have done as well without it. I also have applied some of those techniques to other build projects.
My biggest issue was with finishing. I did everything as close to the video as I could, but the only difference was since I only have a Lowe's available, I had to use Valspar spray paint instead of the Home Depot stuff, (name just escaped my mind). I ended up using a silver "metalic spray" for the main color, but despite 24 hrs of cure time, it still comes off easily anywhere the plane is handled. Also, I was not able to find the exact low tack tape that Jack recommended. I ended up spending 9 bucks for a "drafting" tape, but not sure it made much of a difference. Anywhere I used take, the silver paint got sort of messed up. Using Yellow was very difficult, as it does not cover well, and needed at least 3-4 coats.
Any suggestions in taping off silver areas would surely be appreciated.
Also, what speed of wind will I need to fly this bird? I will weigh it and post that later. I am in the middle of a move and its freezing out there, so I'm not likely to fly it for a while.
Please give unabashed critique so I can learn. By the way, the paint scheme came off a website called AG-26 squadron: http://www.ag26.org/
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|Jan 04, 2013, 09:49 PM|
Not bad for a first LEG build,
..too bad about the fingerprints on the Lowes paint. Can you mist with a Satin Clear coat,...maybe a DEFT product to provide some protection?
|Jan 05, 2013, 03:52 PM|
Does anyone have a strong preference for the Krylon paints?
Any suggestions for the metallic silver paint?
I did think about a clear coat, and still may do it but I had not seen in suggested in Jack's DVD's.
I'd appreciate any further critique.
|Jan 05, 2013, 05:39 PM|
Pretty sweet! Hard to believe it's your first build. Low tack blue tape, for delicate surfaces is pretty good. I think 3m has it with the orange label on the inside of the roll. A bit spendier than the regular blue tape.
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