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Old 08-31-2010, 08:44 AM
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beautiful work, and I really like your stands and displays!

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:37 AM
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Wow! What a nice surprise seeing this thread pop up again. I think your Buffalo came out well, monkeyrum. Looking at my model up close, I can tell you that the wings are dead flat - no dihedral at all, so it didn't come out as I would have liked. It was my first Fiddler's Green model, and I honestly can't remember how I attached the wings. I don't think I used the tab & slot, though. The dihedral problem is a common one on FG models, and you may have to deviate from the instructions to get it right.

For FG models with a wing that is supposed to pass thru the fuselage: Don't cut that hole! Build the wings separately, not as one unit per the instructions. Make a 1mm thick former that roughly copies the airfoil shape from the side of the fuselage. This former will be glued directly to the side of the fuselage, and acts as a gluing surface for the wing. To get the proper dihedral, you may have to shim the former out on the bottom edge with small wedges of 1mm card before gluing it in place. With the airfoil shape glued to the fuselage, try dry fitting the wing. You'll probably find that you have to trim the topside of the wing a bit to get a good fit. More trimming is needed at the front that at the back. Go slow, at little at a time. Curved scissors work best for this. After you're happy with the fit, it's time for gluing. For 1/72 scale I usually just apply glue to the inside of wing and slip it on. For larger scale models a spar could be used for extra strength.

This is probably not the easiest solution, but I've used it successfully on several FG models.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:59 AM
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Well that explains alot. I thought that tab was to fold up and suppose to help with holding the wing.

What I did was rounded the wings and then stuffed them with some tissue and glue. Then I folded that tab up and glued them to the fuselage.

Looks like I also need to angle the cowling more in towards the engine as well.

It didn't come out all too bad for my first fiddlersgreen. It's a departure from papercrafts that come out of Pepakura. It's nice enough for the garage, and can serve as something to hand my little one when he wants to help his dad.

Thanks everyone for the coments and help!!! It might just stall with this sharp of a climb:
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 AM
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That is an excellent technique, Don! Rather like attaching the wings of a mid-wing stick and tissue model (I have had such a 1/24 model -- a Dave Diels kit -- of the Buffalo under construction for years -- I was in the middle of the build when my affections turned to paper models -- and that is exactly how the wings will attach).

As per Yogi's (Retired For Now) builds, one could also add a spar, cutting out just the slot for the spar in the fuselage and in the wing root template, for completely positive dehidral.

I am saving up all this information for when the military vehicle fever subsides and I return to 1/48 airplanes.

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Old 09-01-2010, 05:26 AM
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looks like it has a pretty powerful engine behind it, I wouldn't worry about a stall:D. Even with that steep of a climb
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Hi all. I've been an infrequent contributor to this forum, :o and I see that there have been over 8,200 unread posts since my last thread, so you're either a VERY active group, or it's been even longer than I thought since I last visited; probably a combination of both. About a year ago the Fiddler's Green bug bit me. I like fun, short duration projects with minimal parts, and FG models fit that description to a T. I don't want to suggest that they're easy though, and if any of you have built any FG models, I'm sure you'll agree that they have their own frustrations and challenges. I have an ongoing thread on the Fiddler's Green forum titled "jusfiddlin's models" where I've been posting descriptions and admittedly poor photos of my builds. I reduce the models to a consistent 1/72 scale (with the exception of the Corsair which somehow wound up being 1/95 scale), and use 110 lb card stock (way too heavy, but I've gotten used to it). I know every forum loves pictures so I thought I'd pay you guys (and gals), a long overdue visit and submit some photos for your viewing pleasure.


Ira Kepford's Corsair in 1/95 scale


1/72 Vought SB2U Vindicator - pre war colors


Closeup showing bomb rack


1/72 Curtiss P40


1/72 He 162 Salamander


Salamander closeup


1/72 V-1 (pretty small in this scale)


1/72 J3 Piper Cub


Piper Cub closeup

I'm currently building der Kampfflieger's Vultee Vengeance in 1/100 and his Martin Baker MB2 in 1/72. I'll post some photos when they are done.

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Very great models you got there, could you direct me to where you got that flame effect for the V1?

Thanks!

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Old 02-15-2014, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for your interest, Matt. The flame is an early experiment with petalling. If I remember it right, I drew one petal in MS Paint, and then just copied and rotated it 90 degrees three more times, (90, 180, 270) and butted them together at their center connecting point. It's an "onion dome" shape like on St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (unlike a spinner, the widest point is partway along the length, not at the base). It's a bit boxy with only 4 petals, but it worked out fine. The coloring is done in Paint also. I probably used the MS spray paint feature, fading it from white to red along the length.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:33 PM
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very simple and nice models.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for your interest, Matt. The flame is an early experiment with petalling. If I remember it right, I drew one petal in MS Paint, and then just copied and rotated it 90 degrees three more times, (90, 180, 270) and butted them together at their center connecting point. It's an "onion dome" shape like on St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (unlike a spinner, the widest point is partway along the length, not at the base). It's a bit boxy with only 4 petals, but it worked out fine. The coloring is done in Paint also. I probably used the MS spray paint feature, fading it from white to red along the length.
Okay, thanks! I could probably do something like that.

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