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Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:09 PM
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I kind of like the tiger camo pattern and think you augt to leave it on J
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:36 AM
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John how do you place the panel lines with precision ?

do you measure on 3-view and then scale and measure on the airplane, or just by eyeball ?
Paper ruler, or compass, or caliber ? or both ? eheh

I always have seen the lines already placed, but not the process of doing it..

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Yeah, that Tiger camo is sort of eye catching.

Dave,
Frankly, I am just eye balling these. I hunted and hunted and couldn't come up with any 3 view that was useful. And the 119 has so many panels and rivet lines that it is just crazy. I can't duplicate them all so I am just winging it. I'm just trying to give something that draws your eye away from some of my mistakes!

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 07:03 AM
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I'm just trying to give something that draws your eye away from some of my mistakes!
Very wise advise J .. My Dad (a very good carpenter ) use to say . "there is no difference between a poor carpenter and a good one ,,, they both make mistakes ,,, the difference comes when the good carpenter knows how or figures out how to cover up his mistake so no one sees it !!!!! "
And been there ,, done that ,, got the "T shirt "
Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:31 AM
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I am just winging it.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Very wise advise J .. My Dad (a very good carpenter ) use to say . "there is no difference between a poor carpenter and a good one ,,, they both make mistakes ,,, the difference comes when the good carpenter knows how or figures out how to cover up his mistake so no one sees it !!!!! "
I've always heard that it was better/easier to be a house builder than a barn builder because the house builder could hide his mistakes.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:18 AM
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I'm no expert on that Tony, I'm just a plane builder.

Have the wings finished, they came out pretty good. I'm glad that Ace posted on having put too much paint on when he first tried. I've settled on about 3 coats of primer and that does a good job at leaving a decent panel line and yet not having too much pain in removing the tape.
Been working on taping the fuse this morning. This really takes a lot of patience and I'm not normally the guy to go to for that virtue.
Pic of where I am and this is only the verticals lines!

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Now it looks like a zebra J
Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:06 PM
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I'll tll you, doing these panel lines on the fuse is like eating Lay's potato chips.
One half done with a coat of primer and working on the other half.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Amazing!

You sure you're not going to do rivets?

Umm...that fuselage underside...umm...it looks kinda...well...sorta...bare?


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I'm no expert on that Tony, I'm just a plane builder.

Have the wings finished, they came out pretty good. I'm glad that Ace posted on having put too much paint on when he first tried. I've settled on about 3 coats of primer and that does a good job at leaving a decent panel line and yet not having too much pain in removing the tape.
Been working on taping the fuse this morning. This really takes a lot of patience and I'm not normally the guy to go to for that virtue.
Pic of where I am and this is only the verticals lines!

J
John... Glad I could contribute in some small way. With all the effort you put in I think you should at least drop a few rivets here and their. Maybe around the cockpit and doors?
Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 06:55 PM
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looking good John ....sorry to cause more work hey you better hurry up and install the guns or Woody's boy is going to take them away! what is this country headed for .....sorry back to the buck nineteen
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Phil,
That's as close and as most of the bottom as you will ever see, hence no panel lines.

Thanks Ace,
Your statement about not getting too much primer on helped a lot. I'm using about 3 coats of primer and it is leaving a very shallow but distinct panel line. But I don't know about the rivets. I'd really like to finish this up and get some paint slapped on.

AS,
Can't take you guns if they don't know you have them.

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Finally finished up the fuse panel lines. In the process of laying on three coats of primer, 10 min in between coats and able to sand 30 min after the final coat. Maybe I'll have something to show this afternoon.

Rivets? I don't know, still considering. Problem is when you start rivets on this thing, where do you stop?

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