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May 25, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Tom, Looking forward to the pics! Glad to hear the interior worked out well!

Glenn, glad to hear you're hand is improving. I'll be even more glad when you get back to work! LOL

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May 26, 2010, 07:36 AM
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I'm taking to Glenn on Skype. He's back to working on his 195.

I guess I better get a move on !
May 27, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Great build, thanks for posting the pix.
May 27, 2010, 07:49 PM
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And that is correct'... I'm back working on the 195', Went back to where I left off... I have the rudder corrugations glued on & all the rivets as well. Gave it one coat of primer so far. Will post a picture of it tomorrow. Glenn
May 28, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Glad to hear it, Glenn!! Can't keep a good man down, eh....

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

May 29, 2010, 03:56 AM
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Glad to hear you are recovering nicely and back to doing some modeling. I hope your rehab goes smoothly and no hiccups along the way. We take for granted the amount we use our hands and arms until they are immobilized due to an injury.

I had some surgery to remove a cyst that was bothering me in the back of my right hand/wrist back in February and I'm still having issues as things didn't heal as they should with some less than normal function from my middle finger not wanting to close the same as the other fingers. It's bothersome, not to mention a bit painful.

I digress, sorry.

Hope your recovery is complete and you cannot predict that weather with that hand...

May 29, 2010, 07:40 AM
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Thanks David'... Yes, therapy is helping a lot. Fingers are closing at different amounts at the moment and the grip of a 2yr old, but getting there'. G.
May 29, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Here is the rudder in primer sealer. G.
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Jun 02, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Evening all', Figured I'd post on how I'm doing the corrugations on the moving surfaces. First off,... I give the sanded surface's 2 coats of Stits Poly-Tak,.. I'm covering w/ Solartex fabric, then 4-5 coats of nitrate dope. Lighty sanded to remove any un-wanted debris. The corrugations are .060ths L-angle plastic strut material,.. glued down w/ med' Ca. Next I'll spray a light coat of primer to get it all one color. I'll add the rivet details and a panel line or two. Then a shot of primer sealer for the beginnings of the base coat. I'm covering differently than Tom. Tom is using 1/2oz glass and Poly I believe.
Jun 02, 2010, 11:35 PM
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Sorry to ask Glann. I bet typing is a total pain. I'm confused about the order of the layers you listed above. Maybe if I ask the question correctly, you won't have to type much...

Is this the order you listed above?
1. 2 coats Stits Poly-tak
2. Solartex covering material
3. 4-5 coats nitrate dope
4. glue on corrugations with med CA
5. primer (type unspecified)
6. rivet and panel line detail
7. light coat of primer sealer

And, if you don't mind my asking, what primer products do you prefer to use in steps 5 and 7? Are these rattle can primers?

Thank man. You're an awesome builder and I'm trying to learn as much as I can.

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Jun 03, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Looking great, Glenn. Good to see you back at it again. That L-angle plastic is a slick idea..comes out nice and sharp.

Jun 03, 2010, 08:28 AM
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The other Tom'.. < #5). Duplicolor Etching primer, great on plastics. #7). Duplicolor primer/sealer gray,... Yes to rattle cans. But overall final paint will be PPG-Products.

Thanks Joe'... the .060ths L-angle is perfect for the corrugations. The full scale ones are 1/4". Time consuming in applying these... Glenn
Jun 03, 2010, 08:37 AM
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DupliColor has an excellent high build primer, which I've been using in conjunction with their primer-sealer. The high build fills low spots and sands easily. I've been using these on the smaller parts, like the elevators and rudder.

For overall priming, I'll be using a PPG lacquer based high build primer.
Jun 04, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm new to painting, and I'd rather not have to try every brand on the planet! I trust your suggestions implicitly.
Jun 04, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Tom and Glenn: when you both get to the painting stage on your models PLEASE offer lots of pics and explanations as to your individual techniques/products used during the different painting stages for us "painting noobs". That would be a huge help to those of us wanting to give painting a go (think Dauntless model...). Thanks!


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