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Jan 28, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Jan 28, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion of using dye Ian, I will look into it.

I had document separators in mind Brian when I Googled A4 acetate sheets and got nowhere. Its the search wording that makes all the difference. When I looked for Comb Binding Covers, A4 tinted Smoke came up and I thought here we are. Apart from buying in packs of 50 pairs, they are made of PVC (fuel proof?) and disappointedly only 180 microns (7 thou) thick. I prefer something thicker.
If using dye does not suit I will use clear acetate.
Years ago when I built (and still have) a Junior 60 and a Majestic Major I used for glazing some 11 thou grey tinted film obtained from the Rank Strand (movies) organisation who used it for colour lighting purposes. Rank Strand no longer exists.
I have some way to go before needing to glaze so still time to look around.
Thanks again for suggestions.
Jan 28, 2012, 09:37 AM
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I've used this stuff for years, Tamiya PS-31 Smoke.

you should be able to get it from most model shops, the more coats you give clear plastic, the darker the tint becomes.
And a tin lasts years. as you can see from the rust
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Jan 28, 2012, 04:04 PM
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This sounds good, I will give it a try.
Jan 29, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Absolutely beautiful Ian! I can't wait to see that fly!!

Jan 29, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Thanks Tom.
A little side step here...
I'll show off the Christmas(2011) present from my Wife
Jan 29, 2012, 11:19 PM
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That's beautiful too!!
Jan 30, 2012, 01:00 AM
Use your imagination....
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Beautiful photos, nice model, Ian.
Jan 30, 2012, 05:15 AM
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Congratulations Ian on a great build. Thanks for the photos. I know what you have been through to get this far.
Much encouraged.
Jan 30, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Absolutely splendid job-one to be definitely proud of. Almost a shame to cover up all that beautiful woodwork!


Jan 30, 2012, 08:23 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Lovely framework Ian, great execution of a classic design. What are you going to cover it with - not shiny plastic film I hope
Jan 30, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Thanks guys, I'm quite pleased how this one's turning out. I'll be covering it in lightweight Dacron, that's what I used on my 9ft span Willis. Beautiful stuff to work with and looks great when it's done.
Jan 30, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Ian she looks fantastic
Jan 30, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Hi Ian. I agree with everybody, the Falcon looks great!
I looked back through the thread... But was not sure. Will the Falcon be Gas or Electric?


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