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Old Jan 31, 2005, 05:46 PM
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Here's a bit of the "build". At this point, pretty much all of the parts were cut and awaiting final assembly.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 05:49 PM
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Here are a few more photos of the new micro Staggerwing. The final shot has apparently become my own personal trademark.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Still takin' pictures of the gigantic can of Bud??

Another stunner Scott!! I hope you have plans of these beauties to share.

I gave your painting methods a try on the sheeted portions of the Baby Ace. I'm very happy with the results. It works great if the Stencil Magic topcoat dosen't kill you . Stuff gave me an instant hedache. I'm fairly tolerant of everything but CA. Better ventilation is in order next time.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 07:10 PM
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Scott,
Another masterpiece! Superbly detailed little airplane with the added payoff that it flew so well first time out of the hangar. A testamonial to your skill and attention to the fine points.

I have been building an 18" wingspan Viking (1930's vintage model) which has been replicated/modified in a variety of forms since. I am at the point of installing radio and actuators. I will use a JMP with 2 BSD miniacts. I will likely use some of your ideas on radio installation and charging. I am hoping to keep it under 25 grams and look forward to flight in a few days. I don't have too much time to devote to it and that shows compared to your Staggerwing. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the ideas.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 10:15 PM
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Thanks for the info on the magnets guys.
Scott,your Staggerwing is stunning!!
Love the detail on it,looks very convincing.
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Old Jan 31, 2005, 11:12 PM
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Scot,

What can I add? It is another wonderful creation. I love the details - the nav lights are an excellent touch. we are honored that you decided to unveil it in our thread...

You have really done a great job painting it - smooth, opaque and glossy. I guess I need to go back and re-read the other thread and take notes this time!

As far as the 'trademark' shot - Matt Keenon has his #2 pencil, you got your can of Bud...
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Taylor Cub

Here's my Tylor Cub. I got a late start so I probably won't finish on time. I haven't decided on a motor yet but will probably use a 4.5 didel with 2 stage gearbox, to fit in the narrow cowl. Radio is still up in the air also, I have RFFS, JMP and a couple 3 channel bits.
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 08:54 AM
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mcross,
Is the numbering printed on the tissue? I wish I had thought of that now that I'm faced with adding the trim to the Baby Ace. Also managed to get myself distracted by a P-38...but, that is another thread.
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Scott,
You are the absolute master of the all sheet balsa micro scale plane technique. This is the perfect companion to your Waco. Very nice work. I am in awe. Thanks for showing it to us and giving us the details.

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Old Feb 01, 2005, 10:15 AM
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"Stunning model" Scott
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 10:28 AM
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Scott,
What a beautiful model, even the balsa wheels look like rubber, and youv'e even used streamlined bracing wires, not the usual thread!
I hadn't heard of your Waco, Im going to do a search for it, to find out the secrets of your superb finish.

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Old Feb 01, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Graham,
There are links to Scott's Wacos in the Plane Threads Index, accessed from the Micro Threads Index.

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Old Feb 02, 2005, 08:56 AM
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Hi Guys!
FFlover, clipclop, Gordon Johnson - Many thanks for your kind comments on the new Staggerwing. This is much appreciated!

Tiberius - Thanks also for your nice words. How's the Baby Ace coming? Get her done so we can all take a look.

Mike Taylor - Thank for the nice comments. Your own Baby Ace looks super as well. Painting only requires practice and patience and especially the right equipment and paint. The real trick is to just "jump in" and start doing it. Good luck.

alh747 - Thank you for your comments. Your own Viking project sounds good too. Can't wait to see it.

Graham Smith - Thank you for your kind words. FWIW, I did indeed paint the tires on my Staggerwing with Testor's "Rubber" enamel paint. The flying & landing wires on the airplane are actually non-functional. The were made from .3mm CF rod stock, airbrushed to color.

Rocketman209 - How's the Bristol M1 coming? From what I've seen thus far, you've done a very nice job on it. I can't wait to see it in finished form.
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 08:38 AM
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Tiberius, yes it is printed tissue.
Scott, very nice planes.
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Scott,

The Staggerwing is a real beaut. When I was training for my Private Pilots liscence, the mechanics were restoring one. I got to sit in it, quite a treat for me at the time. Your detail is truly awesome, really inspiring.

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