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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:29 PM
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The canopy and nose cowl. I masked the canopy windows with masking tape and spray painted with Krylon orange. The paint seeped under the tape. I was hoping to have clear windows but had to resort to plan B and indicate the windows in black, which I hand painted. The dummy bulkhead is white on the real model I'm basing the color scheme for this one on, so that worked out okay. Later, I touched up with a fine small brush and Testors orange paint. The square hole in the cowl is the nose block insert hole.

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I still haven't gotten the swing of my camera.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Making slow progress attaching the tissue to the fuselage. Have all at frames built. That Easy Lite is pretty good material.

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Got the fuse covered. Will add an olive green camouflage to the upper after doping.

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Sorry once again for the picture quality. The bottom is sky blue, much lighter that what is here.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:54 PM
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...now i know the "Close Up" setting or the "Museum" setting isn't going to get me a decent photograph.

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Making slow progress attaching the tissue to the fuselage. Have all at frames built. That Easy Lite is pretty good material.

Kev
What is easy lite?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:59 AM
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dayhead, Easy Lite tissue is the product of Easy Built Models. You can find their web site on the web. They carry the tissue in a lot of colors as well as balsa wood in contest grade and other building materials, as well as a large selection of kits.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:46 AM
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g challenge rules

Just noticed the g challenge rules say free flight contest. I(well the rules dont, but the statement b4 the rules do)...'m going to do it rc anyway (cause I was qoing to do this b4 I noticed the competition). Maybee they will let me enter a flight time of 0 or something. It's just for fun anyway (for me)......
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:54 AM
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glue to plastic

I have used Elmer's disappearing purple glue stick to stick walmart tissue paper to plastic(some cub nose calling I got at a hobby store that I resized) . It seems to be holing good..
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:21 AM
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The wing bottom covered. I just had to show the coolness and beauty of an in progress build, too.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:25 PM
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The wing top tissue covering in progress and done. It has 3/32" washout at both wing-tips.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Nice covering job! Looking good .
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:17 PM
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A can of Coverite Balsarite arrived today.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I cut the plastic canopy / dummy bulkhead in half eliminating the dummy bulkheads. I'm in the process of tissue covering the fuselage area where the plastic part would have covered...added several stringers in the area. I'm going to indicate the dummy bulkheads with white paper, instead. Should save a lot of weight.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:39 PM
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It's real good to be working with SIG nitrate dope and thinner again. The shipment arrived today. I've got the fuse doped with three coats. I'm good to go. Now I can finish up the three war birds in progress. Also Gizmo Geezer thrust buttons arrived and I heard from Callie Graphics. The stick on graphics should arrive later this week.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Been doping all day. Got the Warhawk doped and the small Mustang. I'll wait a few days and then apply the dark green tissue.

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