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Old 05-14-2018, 09:52 AM
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Excellent work so far, Garry.

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Minor design fault found- the flat panel (I think it is a crew hatch on the full size) on the nose slopes back at too sharp an angle. Setting it at a more accurate angle results in two little triangular gaps which I filled with PVA to be painted later.
Plane was originally in 1/300, maybe it fits perfect in this scale.
Enlargements can bring such things.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:02 PM
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You're probably right Kacper. Like I said, it's only minor and the only one so far.

Anyhoo, looks like my chosen construction approach worked out in the end.

That's the basic fuselage components finished. Safe to say that's the most challenging part of the build behind me now so hopefully it will be plain sailing (plain seaplaning?) from here on.
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Nice-looking symmetrical body there Garry.
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Nice-looking symmetrical body there Garry.
My doctor never says that about me....
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:45 PM
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And your system worked wonders, it looks great. Now a question for everyone, what is PVA? I have no idea
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:23 PM
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PVA is just normal water based white glue. Think Elmers.
It does go much chemically deeper, but that is its basic purpose.
Especially useful for porous materials, i.e. wood, paper, etc.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:39 PM
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Thank you Ray, I thought it was something more sophisticated, I think it's what we call white tail or carpenter. Thank you for the clarification.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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What Texman said.

A lot of the white 'craft glues' I'm pretty sure are just a version of weak PVA. I've tried a couple but wasn't really happy with how they performed - both dried to a rubbery and not very strong consistency. I've found the building/woodworkers stuff you get from hardware stores seems to be the best for me. It comes out of the bottle quite thick and I decant some into a separate bottle and water down to the consistency of runny cream which I can 'paint on' with a small brush. I can also fill small gaps and seams by running the brush along and then running my little finger along immediately after to wipe away any excess. BUT small amounts only here- as Texman says PVA is water based and I've added even more water so go easy!

Another important factor is how your model was printed in the first place- laser print is a lot more forgiving of water based glues than inkjet.

I also use the original unwatered down stuff to coat the inside of canopies etc.

We all have our own preferred methods so I'm just letting you know what works for me.
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Thanks guys, then it's the glue I use, as I said I thought it was something else. Sorry for stealing the thread for a moment. Very detailed explanation, thank you Garry. Now let's leave the glue and keep watching your Catalina that looks great, greetings.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:32 PM
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No apology necessary Sergio. You weren't hijacking my thread- me explaining my choice of glue is part of the build process my friend.
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