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Old Sep 02, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Lancer - that gas tank looks great! Any chance you might mold a few extra for sale?
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Old Sep 02, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Not sure.

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Lancer - that gas tank looks great! Any chance you might mold a few extra for sale?
At this point it is hard to say. I am really doing it for our own use, and showing the pictures to show fellow modelers what is possible to accomplish.
If things work out, I would try to provide not only the tank, but other Pico Tiger Moth parts, as well. I bought the plastic I am using in 1970, and so far, haven't found a scource for it, so I wouldn't be able to make many sets.
The tank in the pictures turned out 1/8" too short, for some reason, so I am currently carving new mold. I will keep working on it, if I can, and let everyone know. Thanks for asking.
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Old Sep 02, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Looooeeee

Haven't seen your name pop up for quite awhile! I just want to kill that little kitten in you avatar! It drive me nuts.

Have you flown the "Defender of Soissons" anymore? It is a beautiful plane.

I can imagine it flying over the Chemin des Dames early in morning fog.

Hi Pat,

You'll have to excuse me for the kitten, the avatar is something my wife found. Our cats used to bat our noses to wake us up when they were young so it has some relevance to me.

The Defender gets flown at least once a week, sometimes 3 times. I've upgraded the motor to a Nippy Black sloflyer motor swinging a APC 8X3.8 it climbs nearly vertical now, I'm using it for AP work.

I'm not doing much modelling now, lots of work and I'm getting back into small motorbikes.
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Lancer, beautiful tank !
Where and how do I put an order for one ?
Would need a kitty-cowl as well...
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 11:02 AM
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Lancer, beautiful tank !
Where and how do I put an order for one ?
Would need a kitty-cowl as well...
/A
Thank you, /A, (and other friends), I really have no interest in trying to make money from the hobby. If I am able to proceed with this "GWS Pico Tiger Moth scale accessory package", (and maybe for the "400", as well), it would be on a sort of "made-to-order" basis, priced mainly to cover expenses, because I want to help those who enjoy these little foam beauties, as do I.
As progress is made, (if it is made), all will be revealed, here in this thread.
I do thank you for your interest, it helps pry me away from this computer, and back to the bench!
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 11:30 AM
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I'd buy that package for sure. I have my first TM on the way, this will be the one I fly the most. I want to order a second for scale looks and flying time.
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 11:41 AM
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Hi Lancer,

I would definatley buy a package as well. Well done!
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Thanks again, one & all! I just finished shaping the new, (correct length), wooden plug, and will now proceed to the corrugations, & details.
I don't yet own one of the new-production GWS Pico Tiger Moths, (I tried to order one, a few months back, but the shipping guys, & I forget what dealer it was, in-advertently sent me a 400 sloper, for the same price), but I doubt if they changed enough to mess up the tank area.
(No problem on the 400, I plan to convert it to a DH-60, Gipsy Moth, similar to below).
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Old Sep 03, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Well, I got a lot done on the new tank mold. Should be able to pull a test part tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 07:59 AM
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Lancer

I have a new build for the Pico TM underway and would love to include your tank on it. Please tell me how to get one!

I am at the point where I will start painting it in the next day or so. Finished covering the fuselage with jap tissue and getting all the other minor mods to the elevator, rudder, fuselage and landing gear ready.
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Lancer

I have a new build for the Pico TM underway and would love to include your tank on it. Please tell me how to get one!

I am at the point where I will start painting it in the next day or so. Finished covering the fuselage with jap tissue and getting all the other minor mods to the elevator, rudder, fuselage and landing gear ready.
Pat, and all GWS Pico TM enthusiasts
I will be working on this project every day. There is about a 90% chance of success, but until I have a good product, I can't commit to supply it. I should be able to post on here, before the weekend is over. If it does look good enough, I will ask for PMs about the tank parts. Please hold off, 'til then. Thank you.
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 10:07 AM
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I have a new build for the Pico TM underway.... Finished covering the fuselage with jap tissue...
Tissue over foam? Interesting.

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Tissue over foam? Interesting.

RD
Applied with Minwax Polycrylic, WBPU, that sounds like something that would be well worth a try, on the Pico TM fuselage, to keep the EPS cellules
from showing through the paint. (Pico's wings are already slick enough).
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Some good news!

Back in the corner of the basement, I found one last 38 year old, 24" X 48"
sheet of white, .010" ABS plastic, which is potentially about 40 draws, on my vac. former. (Tanks a lot)!
Here is another angle of what we are trying to simulate;
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Actually, the tissue (I use water thinned Elmers glue) I just paint the glue on the foam, lay the tissue over it (Japanese tissue), paint more glue on top and gently rub out the wrinkles. Let dry, paint with clear acrylic then spray with acrylic (Tamyia or others). It really hides the foam cellules and looks much more realistic. It also adds a bit of strength. Weight gain is minimal.
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