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May 17, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Tom ... lisa has finished the interior...
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May 17, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Cool. Can't wait to see it !!!
May 18, 2010, 04:05 PM
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I glassed the stab, using .58 oz cloth and Minnwax PolyCryllic.
May 19, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TomCrump
I glassed the stab, using .58 oz cloth and Minnwax PolyCryllic. you like the finish you got?
Plan on using that method on a Corsair here soon.
May 19, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Hey Gents'... hand getting better', cast is off & pins are out, ( that was no fun')... Working the therapy routine... couple weeks yet I believe, before I'll start building again, but soon.

May 20, 2010, 08:02 AM
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That's great news, Glenn !!!

Dad Roman. I've glassed a couple birds using this cloth and Minnwax Polycryllic. I find it an easy and effective system.
May 20, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Real glad to hear the news, Glenn!

Nice progress on the 195, Tom! I'm going to have to try that method on a model.

May 21, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Hey Tom, that is looking really good. The Minnwax process seems to be gaining popularity.
May 21, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Thanks, Steve. I first heard about using Minnwax around 8 years ago. I tried it on my Focke Wulf, and was pleased with the results. I then used it on my Stuka, with similar satisfaction.
May 21, 2010, 11:29 PM
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Great work, Tom. Paint this year?
May 22, 2010, 02:11 AM
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What is used to fill the weave? More poly, then sanding? I always use finishing epoxy, but would like to try the poly if theirs less sanding than epoxy.
May 22, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Carey, I hope to have her in primer by the 4th of July. As you know, when I reach that point, the model is only half completed. All the deatailing still has to be done.

I'm hoping to have her in paint, this year, but I'm making no promises.

Scott. I like to fill the weave with high build automotive primer, but more Polycryllic could be used.
May 25, 2010, 02:32 AM
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Another thing you can use to fill the weave is to mix a thick Talc and Polycrylic primer and then sand most of it off. Another alternative is thinned spackle.

The Polycrylic is softer than an epoxy finish but still pretty durable. The ease of application and the cleanup and handling make the Polycrylic win in the opinion of many.
The Polycrylic won't prevent some of the dents possible in a rough handling like an epoxy would.

When you mention finishing resin...
You aren't talking about Zpoxy finishing resin are you? That rubbery stuff isn't a very good epoxy.
May 25, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Lisa sent the 195's interior. The side panels fit right in, and lay flat. Quite an improvement over the interior I had made, locally.

In addition, the overall quality is professional, and looks far better than the original pieces.

I'm a happy camper !!!

Pics soon.
May 25, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Tom a Happy Camper !!!..... I was wondering Tom if the interior did fit well. I have the popcorn', get some pic's up' .

Update on the hand, getting better each day...little by little, going to try some minor work on the 195 the next few days. want to get back to the covering. Glenn.

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