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Nov 30, 2011, 11:12 PM
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I'm blown away Glenn. Very nice.
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Dec 01, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Very nice! I totally like that look when stick and tissue models are just having the white tissue doped and done.
Dec 01, 2011, 12:52 AM
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Late for class on this one; but will be studying closely.
Dec 01, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys.
You better catch up Chris, there will be a test later....
Where you been man? You can't still be working on that landscape project in the snow?
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Dec 01, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Paint time


Time for some color. I went with the usual RLM 74, 75, 76 colors and the yellow rudder and underside of the cowl. Paint is Model Master Acryl airbrushed on.

That framework behind the cockpit just had to go.
A sub former was cut and fitted on an angle to follow the line of the canopy.
Once it was glued in place the vertical keel and stringers were cut out. The original former was scored horizontally on the back side and cracked so it leans forward. The crack was filled with glue then the whole interior was painted black green.

Now all we need is a prop, pilot and some decals.
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Dec 01, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Time for some color. I went with the usual RLM 74, 75, 76 colors and the yellow rudder and underside of the cowl. Paint is Model Master Acryl airbrushed on.

That framework behind the cockpit just had to go.
A sub former was cut and fitted on an angle to follow the line of the canopy.
Once it was glued in place the vertical keel and stringers were cut out. The original former was scored horizontally on the back side and cracked so it leans forward. The crack was filled with glue then the whole interior was painted black green.

Now all we need is a prop, pilot and some decals.
Glenn
thats ridiculous man.. looks sooo good cant believe the quality possible with tissue paper.. I have been using your build as a guide for my f6f and as its my first build this has been more than helpful/inspiring. thanks and good work Glenn!
Dec 02, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Thanks noob.

I forgot to post a pic of the painted airframe. It's just stuck together for the camera.
Dec 02, 2011, 07:52 PM
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Decals


Time to get some markings on this thing. The decals were printed on bel decal paper and allowed to dry for a few days before the Krylon clear coat. Put on 3 light coats and let that dry. The decals are trimmed and then given one more coat of clear to seal the edges. Decals are applied in the traditional way.
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Dec 02, 2011, 07:55 PM
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No shame in modelling reality.
Dec 02, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Bel decal paper....That just helped me with my Cessna build. Thanks Glenn!
Dec 02, 2011, 10:04 PM
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After watching Glenn build his models, I am just gonna go back to whittling tooth picks for a hobby.

Great job, Glenn. You sure know how to make the difficult look easy. It even encourages old ham fisted guys like me to give this hobby a go.

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Dec 03, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Pilot


The model needs a pilot but I haven't found anything suitable at this scale.

Started out trying to carve a pilot out of blue foam.
The foam is hard to work with at this scale and after a few attempts I gave up.

Our grandson was spending the night and had a bunch of his toys scattered around on the living room floor.
I was passing through and almost stepped on one of his toy soldiers.
Hey, let me see that soldier,, snag!!
Sized him up and while a tad on the small side he's close enough.
A bit of dremel surgery and he just might work.

The guy holding the binoculars looked like the best candidate, so I 'procured' one from the grandkid's set.

First I cut the hand loose from the binoculars with the cut-off disk. The shoulder joint was heated with the heat gun until the plastic softened then his arm was bent down to his side. Same was done with the other arm.

The binoculars were cut down to look like goggles.

The torso was chopped off with the cut-off disk and hollowed with a burr.

The plastic is fairly easy to work but it gets a stringy fuzz that is tough to remove. I tried various solvents hoping to find something that would dissolve the plastic but nothing I have would touch it. I'm just going to have to get over the fuzzy edges. Cleaned it up the best I could before paint.

Painted 'Hans' and he's ready for his first mission in his new mount.
I think he looks ok considering his humble beginning. Remember, he's only about 5/8" tall. Forgot to paint an oxygen mask on him before he pic.

Final weight is .8grams, much heavier than foam but oh well. I don't like the look of a model flying with an empty cockpit.

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Dec 03, 2011, 04:22 PM
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A bit of dremel surgery ....
Nice - "Butcher Pilot for a Butcher Bird".

Your decals look superb. Did you apply the big one in smaller pieces?

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Dec 03, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Lol, he sure was butchered!
The eagle head was a separate piece. I lined the edges up and colored the seam with a black sharpie before the clearcoat was applied.
Dec 03, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Final assembly


A balsa plate was mounted in the fuse and the AR6400 glued to it with canopy glue. The pushrods were made up and connected to the control surfaces.

A shelf made out of 1/16" balsa was glued to the former and firewall to mount the battery up in the cowl. The motor is glued to the rails with canopy glue.

A strip of balsa was glued across the cockpit and the pilot glued to it. Then the canopy was glued on with,,,,canopy glue .

The aileron servo is glued to the mount and the linkages connected.

Glenn


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