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Dec 31, 2012, 12:19 PM
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This project is awesome!

Your abilities for coming up with techniques that both look convincing and are practical are really outstanding. The puckering of the stitching on the wings alone is a real show-stopper. I won't even get in to all the other rad things you've done so far...

I just found this thread and am so glad I did.

I'll continue to watch with great interest.

Cheers,

Sperling
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Dec 31, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Thanks Sperling - It's getting there - Wings getting covered tonight - Fuselage this week - Then the details and paint!!! - Happy new Year!! -
Jan 04, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Quick update – adding the details on the primed fuselage, plates, bolts, ammo chutes, and panel lines, using plastic sheet and metal tape – it will all be covered by white, then red-striped paint -
Jan 04, 2013, 11:23 AM
Heads up...
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Originally Posted by Shnokey
Quick update – adding the details on the primed fuselage, plates, bolts, ammo chutes, and panel lines, using plastic sheet and metal tape – it will all be covered by white, then red-striped paint -
Love those details. May have to borrow from you for my Camel...
Jan 04, 2013, 11:25 AM
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I'm still looking for a bottle of "Red Striped Paint" -
Jan 04, 2013, 12:12 PM
Tally Ho Chaps!
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I've got a tin of Tartan if thats any good to you Schnokey!
Loving the detail, awesome!
Jan 04, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I'm still looking for a bottle of "Red Striped Paint" -
Jon,

Very simple. Just load your striped toothpaste tube with paint
Jan 04, 2013, 04:45 PM
It's a fine fiddly business.
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Jon,

Very simple. Just load your striped toothpaste tube with paint
Nice work. Also I say go with Rtibbitts idea.
Best,
Robert
Jan 04, 2013, 06:00 PM
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Great Idea - !! - I might just go the old fashioned way and mask it - - - -
Jan 05, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Jon,

Just stumbled across your amazing build thread!

Your pictures of your Gee Bee Y are great but this is over the top. I especially like your rotary engine!

Denny
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Jan 06, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Thanks Denny!!! - Appreciate the comments and the following - Small update on the Camel – I finished the fuselage details on both sides, added the pilot step and finished the cowl. I have a “wing and rigging” jig that I use on these WW1 airplanes to ensure all is aligned when I put everything together – and seeing how I varied from the kit for the fuselage, especially the cockpit and the areas where the cabane struts are, I wanted to set up the wing incidence, fuselage incidence and top wing alignment so I could make the struts to fit perfectly. Here is the jig with the lower wings in place, slight washout on the lower tips, and I will install the upper wing jig and measure a few hundred times to make sure all is in sync – then measure and design the main cabane struts. After the struts are complete, I can cover and paint everything, knowing it will all fit together as designed.
Jan 11, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Wow! Sitting here at work and looking at your build thread is making me wanting to run home and work on mine! Inspired and excited!

-Huey
Jan 11, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Surfin' on a Friday (lunch time) at work? - - Good for you!!! - More momentum this weekend, wing and fuselage covering, base coat paint (if it's warm enough) - and beautiful African Rosewood (Bubinga) Struts -
Jan 11, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Great project and craftsmanship!

I just discovered your thread and I'm learning and enjoying it very much.

Could you show us how you rigged your outrunner to turn your scale rotary motor? I know you said your put in a leather tab, but how did you attach it and where?

Subscribed!!!

Dave
Jan 11, 2013, 06:09 PM
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As Denny I just stumbled across your wonderful build thread. Cannot understand how I didn't see it before. I'll be watching with great interest when I'll recover from stun.


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