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Posted by Ghost who walks | Apr 23, 2013 @ 01:56 AM | 8,463 Views
I know this an RC forum, but seen as how it is my blog and it is hobby related, I thought I would add this log in as it is something that takes up a bit of my hobby time and I have had a renewed interest in it of late, It is a long term build that I want to get as neat as possible to put in a display case over the fireplace.
It is an Artesenia Latina kit of "Le Renard" which is an 18th century english cutter that was taken by the french and used as a Corsair/pirate ship, it has 10 caronades and carried a crew of 46.
It is to a scale of 1:50 and is 630mm long.
I am kit bashing it as some of the things in the kit are not how they would be done in full size, and I feel that making these changes will give me a much nicer model even though it is a lot more extra work (all planks have been full length tapered and deck is a laid deck not ply etc)

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Posted by Ghost who walks | Apr 16, 2013 @ 09:00 AM | 8,160 Views
This is my build of the RC Powers F117 stealth fighter
Picture 1 All parts cut out and carbon stiffener glued in with epoxy micro balloons.
Picture 2 Dry fitting of the parts to see how they fit together, decided to trim the edge where the fuselage meets the wing to a neat angle so that I have more gluing surface area to give it extra strength for bugger all gain in weight, was a bit fiddly to do but I think it was worth it if only for the neat edge that gets rid of the gap for finishing purposes.
Photo 3 glued the elevons on using my now standard hinge which is Neo Rez wet suit repair glue.
Photo 4 shows the scored corners for the fuselage RC Powers does this on the outside where it can be seen but due to me trying for a better finish I have done this on the inside out of sight.