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Old Nov 23, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Hi Jack

That sure seems like a very good price as i paid 3 something for 1/16" x 3" wide at the LHS, thinking wow these prices are crazy.

G Don
I get frustrated every time I head to the LHS to get balsa. It's expensive now and what woods they can get are far inferior to what I remember. It's a shame Lone Star won't sell to hobby shops, at least according to my LHS owner.
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Oh CRUD!!! I've been lying to you all... it was $61.13, not $61.53!!!

32 sheets of 1/16 X 4 x 36 @ $1.04 ea...
9 sheets of 1/16 X 4 X 42 @ $1.21 ea...
6 sheets of 1/16 X 6 X 36 @ $2.05 ea...

I believe the 6" wide stuff is as nice as I've seen in a long time. The rest is long-grained, A-grain wood, and is as good as they had. It has a few little dark places but the wood and grain is very good... Sorry for the fib...

Darth Pants-on-Fire...
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 09:41 PM
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Here are a couple more tie dye idea pieces. Get the sunglasses out.



The top three "wings" are ideas for the top of the plane. The bottom two are, well. bottoms. Which pattern on each do YOU like? It is very hard for me to fold the tissue in true-to-scale-sized folds, so these are not exactly scale. Imagine much, much finer folds and wrinkles. The spirals would look especially nice, perhaps two contra-rotating spirals on each wing, like the top sample?
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Ha! Those are great! I like the 2nd and 3rd for the top, either or on bottom. Can't wait to see them on the wing.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Here are a couple more tie dye idea pieces. Get the sunglasses out.



The top three "wings" are ideas for the top of the plane. The bottom two are, well. bottoms. Which pattern on each do YOU like? It is very hard for me to fold the tissue in true-to-scale-sized folds, so these are not exactly scale. Imagine much, much finer folds and wrinkles. The spirals would look especially nice, perhaps two contra-rotating spirals on each wing, like the top sample?
I wonder why we can't get transparent Monokote in those colors...
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Maybe because by the time the manufacturer sorted out how to manufacture them consistently, the stockholders would be fit to be tied.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Maybe because by the time the manufacturer sorted out how to manufacture them consistently, the stockholders would be fit to be tied.
He,He,He You the man!

Katie,

Those are really cool. I love it. I hope you can manage to get them on a plane. They would make cool parachutes also.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 10:12 AM
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maybe because by the time the manufacturer sorted out how to manufacture them consistently, the stockholders would be fit to be tied.
lmao!
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Hey, parachutes. That's a cool idea. Should they be so sheer, or would it be better to use 8mm silk instead?

It would be neat if someone made a film with colors like that. I would use it. The really neat part of this project is that every piece is unique. In fact, it is absolutely impossible to make two parts identical. Similar, yes, but never identical.



I was up till midnight thirty this morning drawing the outlines of boats, planes, and cars onto some white tee-shirts. If I thought that part was grueling, now I get to sew threads all around those outlines. 17 shirts. I'll do that as I watch a big bird bake in the oven today.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Along similar lines, does anyone know how to paint Ultracoat with something that will really stick and not flake off, but that doesn't require scuffing the Ultracoat for adhesion first?
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 02:57 PM
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The only thing I can think of would be to use that Krylon that's made for plastic. Even then I have my doubts that it wouldn't flake given time.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Mylar is a wonderful non-stick material. I've painted it with Krylon but dulled the surface with Scotch-Brite first. Never tried laquer but it'll eat a lot of stuff, might just bite.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Hi Don

The new cars of today have no bumpers, instead flexable plastic trim and i think they have a special flexable paint for that part of the car.

Might be worth a look see.

G Don
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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The turkey is cooked, the fixings ready, the pie in the oven, and I am happily covered head to toe in balsa dust.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:34 PM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Hey you folks enjoy your annual pigout over there. If you run out of turkeys we have plenty in this state to export. They is little, tough and stringy, but hey a turkey is a turkey.


Lil I couldn't possibly choose from those options you have produced, they are all good.


Don S, no, never had to do it, with all the millions of products available today there must surely be something? Plastic paints I have used don't like a flexible surface for to long, but perhaps the automotive variants could work as GDon suggested. ?
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