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Old 12-12-2017, 08:05 AM
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You did it again and put a magnificent model under your hands.

Your work is a pleasure for the eyes....well done sir.

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Old 12-12-2017, 08:53 AM
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Yes, its indeed a work of art!

Congratulations Ricardo.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:53 AM
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Speechless...just speechless.

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Old 12-12-2017, 10:59 AM
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Another truly superb model. It has been a great pleasure to follow your build in this thread. I enjoyed all the clear images and your narrative.

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Old 12-12-2017, 11:05 AM
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Can't put it any better than that! Wonderful work!
This is a great hobby for the retiree - interesting, time-consuming, rewarding - and about as inexpensive a hobby as you can find.
Shamelessly stolen from a post by rockpaperscissor
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:43 AM
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Beautiful work Ricardo, as always. I hadn't realized before that the fuselage has such a slick and fragile look. I wonder if the plane was stable to fly, with such a forward centre of gravity, the wings are almost directly behind the engine cowling. The pictures with the slight reflection in the glass table are very stylish. Congratulations!

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Old 12-13-2017, 06:10 PM
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Another masterpiece. A question about the use of glue. It seems that you said you use
UHU glue in general. So how do you spread the glue over a large area like the wings?
How do you prevent the UHU glue to dry fast enough for you to fix the parts together?
I've been using PVA glue most of the time and I guess water-based glue may present problem
of warping that sort of thing. But the wonder is that you can move the parts or adjust them
slightly before the glue sets.

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:34 PM
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Drop the mike...

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:48 PM
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Excellent execution.
Very well done sir!
Rubén Andrés Martínez A.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:45 AM
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Thank you all for the comments, friends
As Christmas is nearing fast and I'll have some days "off", the next plane should come in 2018.

@ Erik - right, the fuselage is very thin in plan view. There is not a lot of stress in that direction. The Tigercat has a deep fuselage but it is very, very thin in plan view! I guess that the reason is the same.

@ Papermate - two types of UHU - white and all-purpose. On the wings, it is white glue for the structure and all-purpose for skinning. As you say, white glue on large surfaces cause warping, which would be very bad with gloss paper. I apply the glue directly from the tube. The trick is to proceed step by step. By divinding the task (middle below, left below, right below, left over, right over...), each step requires less glue and less time to apply it. The first step requires a lot of care to get the correct alignment. The others become easier. I don't hesitate to add tabs or whatever provides a better gluing surface and makes each step easier.
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