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Old Feb 17, 2014, 04:42 PM
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I'l check that out. I don't see how it would affect just the one retract though. worth a shot. Thanx...
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Old Feb 18, 2014, 04:01 AM
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Very,very nice Ausantc. I too love that finish which shows up the panel lines and scale detail. Can you elaborate a little more on what you used and your method of application -- was it in strips, panels? Did you have to use heat? Did you need to preapply an adhesive? Are the decals underneath or on top? etc.

Thank you so much
Hi Killickb, The method I used is not unique, many of the contributors to this forum have used the same; Except that I used Avery 900 series as it's easier to get here in Aus. The prep I used was a very light sand (max 600 (don't use anything more course or you'll scratch and rupture the top coating) only to reduce the molding pimples), then a wipe with metho to remove the release agent from the foam - this helps with the adhesion.

On the wings, v/stab and h/stab I used one piece each for each side, for the Fus I used separate pieces working from the rear to the front using the panel lines as the overlap so the join becomes "invisible" and each piece completely surrounding the fus, joining underneath.

Generally I tried to avoid using heat as I've found there is a little shrinkage as the vinyl cools and/or later regains some of it's "memory" and shrinks a little over time. Where I did use heat on the more complex curves; I found a little overlap with "un-stretched" vinyl at the join or the use of a small joint strip overlapping the join really helped minimize the shrinkage.

Alternatively, adding a little extra detail also helps with hiding the joins; for example on the nose I added dome panel lines to hide the joins on the very complex nosecone.

The decals were all made here at home; they're hand designed (yes it did take ages) then printed on decal paper using a laser color printer, lacquered and applied over the vinyl with the edges set with clear lacquer - it worked out really nice - particularly for the silver wording.

If you haven't already, Spiryo put together a really nice video that rolled up his construction that was vinly and paint combination at...

Windrider KLM BOEING 737 - How It's Made & Maiden Flight (12 min 44 sec)


and has some additional vid's on you-tube that I used for inspiration.

Happy to help out if you or others need more info....

Anthony
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 07:45 PM
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Here's the latest on ":PenguinOne". Tail end of plane, finished: Elev. servos, rudder servo, rear strobe, and start of decal application. for some strange reason, I'm building this jet from the TAIL first !!! (Actually, waiting on new nose-gear that's why) Working on main wing now.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Here's the latest on ":PenguinOne". Tail end of plane, finished: Elev. servos, rudder servo, rear strobe, and start of decal application. for some strange reason, I'm building this jet from the TAIL first !!! (Actually, waiting on new nose-gear that's why) Working on main wing now.
Great job.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 01:18 AM
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Great job.
Agree with you . Respect !!!

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Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:13 AM
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I welcome all modellers! ! ! I worked over model a little, I collected a fuselage and I stopped putting on it a livery of the Russian airline Vladivostokavia (it unfortunately already stopped the existence). For drawing strips on boards of a fuselage I used the German film of Orafol, the bottom of a fuselage painted from air brush with timiyevsky acrylic paint directly on EPO. Model weight in this type of 1 kg 200 grams.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 07:56 AM
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I welcome all modellers! ! ! I worked over model a little, I collected a fuselage and I stopped putting on it a livery of the Russian airline Vladivostokavia (it unfortunately already stopped the existence). For drawing strips on boards of a fuselage I used the German film of Orafol, the bottom of a fuselage painted from air brush with timiyevsky acrylic paint directly on EPO. Model weight in this type of 1 kg 200 grams.
Great job Aleks, continue the great work. I think by choosing a company that is not in business is a great choice. Since most people choose airlines that are currently in business. Two thumbs up.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 06:42 PM
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Right back at ya, Aleks. Very nice work on that airliner. Great Livery. I enjoy seeing different schemes on planes, that are unique. Excellent job.
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 03:07 PM
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Update Time: Too cold to paint, so working around things...Nose-gear with pull-pull steering (a 1st for me), installed. Had to chop some foam to get everything lined up, to retract all the way into retract bay with stock wheels. Painted hubs to match. Ran wire leads for steering, retract, and nose-gear landing light. Had to add connectors to lighting, so I can disconnect when removing wing(nose-gear,top strobe, rear strobe). Installed mounts for mains, with dowels that are sunk in to the wing. Mounted, and tested main retract. Installed a couple more decals to "fuse"....Stay Tuned !
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 09:28 PM
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A little more done on "Penguin One". Both wing halves have finish coat of paint, main fuse, now has 1st coat of blue. Should only need one more coat of blue on the fuse halves, then it's time to start slappin' on the sticky stuff...
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 01:02 PM
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So Far, So good...More from the "PenguinOne" hangar. Main wing finished:Ailerons, flaps, lights, retracts, and EDF units, all working. Next, gluing Tail, and "Fuse" halves together. Photo is of main fuse, just taped together for pre-fitting purposes. Coming along nicely.... :-) Last, but not least, finish applying decals. (Gotta give" Mad Props" to:CallieGrahpics)
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Penguin One !

Looks great Dlxpkg2000 !

keep up the great work!
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 08:31 PM
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Wait to see your video.

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Old Mar 13, 2014, 11:12 PM
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Windrider 737/ PenguinOne

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys -n- Girls, Moms -n- Dads....I hereby present to you, for your viewing pleasure: "SouthWest Airlines' "PenguinOne"! She's completely finished (except some chrome trim on the leading edge of the wing). She's a PIG @ 8.5 lbs. w/ 2, 14.8/65C 3300mah packs. She's got a basic flap set-up, full lighting, custom paint, decals, courtesy of "Callie-Graphics". Coated w/ Minwax water-based poly-crylic, before decals, then another coat to seal them. If this bird flies, as well as she turned out, I'll be one Happy Human...! Won't be a maiden till' the weather breaks here in the "Windy City". Stay tuned!
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 02:55 PM
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You spend months building up one of the best looking 737s around, and then you shows us via out of focus pics... sheesh.
Really does look good.
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