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Old Dec 02, 2010, 04:55 PM
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in the link GGRN posted, he mentions that the F-104 has a lifting fuselage so having tiny wings isn't as big of a deal as you'd expect.
looks like it'll be another killer scale model Dan
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 06:49 PM
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The real F-104 actually flew really well, just a little hot, especially on landings!

Some of these small winged missles surprise us how well they fly in model form. Just need a steady hand and nerves at the controls, plus a decent launch technique.

I vote success written all over this build! (what do I have to loose!)

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 09:48 PM
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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! I have never been able to get around this. I used gloss black from Home Depot for one side of the stab and got fisheye. Then I used the expensive Testors Model Master gloss black and it came out like a mirror. Now I have to sand down the tail and do it over. The fuse is almost done and is around the 600 grit sanding. It will get the good gloss black.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 04:31 PM
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A little elbow grease and wet sanding fixed the problem.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 05:11 PM
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That is always a bummer when the paint does that! Testors is expensive, just wish something camparable would come is a can large enough to paint one model!

Have you tried Krylon Fusion for plastics? It needs no priming, somehow bonds to plastic. Dry to touch 15 minutes, but does not get chip resistant for like 7 days.

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Old Dec 14, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Dan, I'd be wrestling that from my missus if she saw it, it's so reflective!
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:49 PM
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MMMMM-Shiny. A lot of polishing and then a coat of gloss black. Now I will let it cure over the holidays and then start to make molds.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Very cool How do you people do such good stuff???


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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:57 PM
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Practice!
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 05:29 PM
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The real F-104 actually flew really well, just a little hot, especially on landings!

Some of these small winged missles surprise us how well they fly in model form. Just need a steady hand and nerves at the controls, plus a decent launch technique.

I vote success written all over this build! (what do I have to loose!)

Fred
I made a profile F104 chuck glider with a scale wing from 3mm depron . It flys straight as an arrow . Keep the weight down and this project will work fine .
Tempted to try an RC profile model , quick and easy to test the idea .
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 05:44 PM
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any updates? cant wait to see how this one goes!!!
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Probably could use a converted toy dart gun as a launcher!
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:25 PM
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I am starting the canopy mold. The canopy has painters tape around it to protect it and then it was glued down to a plastic sheet with caulk. After it dries I will trim the caulk and pull off the tape. The sides are more plastic sheet that will go up vertically after the caulk is trimmed. It will form a container to add the epoxy into.
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Cleaned up the caulk around the edge and sprayed a coat of PVA.
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Nice as always Dan.
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