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Jul 19, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Hi everyone some images of the covering process thus far using Solite for the balsa areas and Plastikote silver acrylic for the plastic parts the high gloss of the Solite contrasts nicely with the acrylic paint, which dries with a semi matt finish the black lining is done using a 0.5pt permanent black marker and although it takes time, I think it's worth the effort nearly there!
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Jul 19, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Looks great Charles nicely done as usual. Tim
Jul 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
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She looks fabulous, Charles. Those props look quite nice, who makes them? Do you have an idea of your AUW yet?

Jul 19, 2012, 10:32 AM
It's a fine fiddly business.
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That is the prettiest Gillows kit ever! Well, Arcarius's Dr1 is right up there too. Seriously, it is just beautiful.
Jul 19, 2012, 07:57 PM
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WOW! That looks greeaaat !
Jul 20, 2012, 01:01 AM
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+1 Excellent work!! The panel lines look great!

Jul 20, 2012, 03:18 AM
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Thanks everyone for your encouragement – Steve, the props are 5x3 GWS – hope to have some more pics after the weekend
Jul 20, 2012, 08:41 AM
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It looks fantastic Charles. Everything looks straight and true, it should be a great flyer.

Jul 20, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Looking great ! If my Guillows B17 looks half as good someday , I'll be a happy man ! Excellent
Jul 30, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Hi to everyone who has been following this build at last the B17 is ready for it's maiden flight, this will be made by my brother on his return from Santa Barbara later this week AUW including the Lipo is 28oz after the maiden (hopefully successfull I will complete the detailing, guns etc. Based on Aluminium Overcast, the decals not included in the kit were made up using Adobe Illustrator and printed using waterproof ink on a self adhesive polyester substrate
Jul 30, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Charles, that is one incredibly handsome model. Beautifully finished and if she flies as well as she looks ( which I have no doubts about), then you have a model to be rightfully proud of. Well done!
Jul 30, 2012, 08:20 AM
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If there was ever an airplane to make me decide to convert to 'electric' this would be the ONE! What a beautiful model! I hope it flies to your expectations! Cheers.
Jul 30, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Well done Charles a fantastic build now you'll just have to wait and watch as your brother piles her into the deck !!!!
Jul 30, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Amazingly beautiful. Words fail (from someone who earns his living talking )
Jul 30, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TIM HART
Well done Charles a fantastic build now you'll just have to wait and watch as your brother piles her into the deck !!!!


Evil, evil, thoughts Mr. Hart!!


WOW Charles

That is one FANTASTIC model!!! All the best on the maiden, please take us a video.

Great Build....


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