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Old May 19, 2012, 08:52 AM
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The wingtips are very thin with only half on and they flop around. The MDF is accurate and will straighten everything out once the wing is caulked to it.
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Old May 19, 2012, 06:37 PM
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There is an F-4 hiding in there somewhere. I have caulked the wings down and caulked part of the fuse in.
Old May 21, 2012, 12:33 PM
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I always enjoy dropping in this thread to check your progress, keep up the excellent work!
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Looks like everything turned out well. Now I just need to trim the caulk and make a mold.
Old May 22, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Lookin' real nice!
Old May 23, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Nice!
What do you use to smooth the MDF blades?! Resin?

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Old May 23, 2012, 10:31 AM
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I cover the MDF with packing tape, the epoxy will not stick to the tape even without PVA.
Old May 23, 2012, 09:43 PM
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The fuse is ready to mold with 2 layers of PVA to protect it. The tooling gel for the tail was applied twice so that I could lay one half flat while is hardened.
Old May 24, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Tooling gel applied!
Old May 24, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Thanks for posting fotos, it tells the story much better than words! I am in the process of making a mold myself, and this thread helps a lot!
Please keep on posting!
Old May 24, 2012, 07:12 AM
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I do like to post a "looking good", "coming along" replies so that Dan knows we are all still interested. Lots are but kindly don't clutter his thread with kudo comments but I am grateful for the idiot proof step by step photo's Dan posts as I prepare myself for my first venture into molding my Hawk.

I do like the black gel look. Nice and slick as!
Old May 28, 2012, 12:08 PM
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One half of the fuse is molded and it took forever! I started kind of late and just kept chugging along, towards the end I started hearing birds outside and when I finished and went upstairs the sun was coming up and it was 6:30am. That is what I call an all nighter. I just pulled apart the horizontal stab mold and it turned out perfect. Now it just needs to be trimmed and the other half molded. Thanks for everyones positive responses, they keep me posting. I read a lot of these builds and get a ton of info from them so I like to give back.
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Old May 28, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Woot! Nice!
You! Keep building, I want to see this plane fly!

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Old May 28, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Go Dan! I can't remember the last all nighter I pulled!


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