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Old 12-02-2019, 05:33 PM
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Lockheed L188 cockpit in 1:12

The detail is daunting, but the journey starts with the first step. I chose what appeared to be the most challenging, scores of toggle switches less than two millimeters long. Lucky right out of the gate, I found them in my scale, made for model cars. CNC machined from steel, exact in every way but not cheap at half a dollar each, I went all in and ordered two hundred. Too small to handle on their own, I cut two hundred short lengths of one sixteenth diameter aluminum tubing, made a small jig out of acrylic and JB Welded every one of the toggles into the tubes. Took me two weeks. I lost half a dozen.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:41 PM
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This will be different.I don't think there were many cockpits done and presented here,I can think of one from Falcon Millenium.Count me for interest.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:29 PM
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Greetings Isaac. Just had a visit to your galley. Unbelievable! The reason none of us can look at paper as anything but the best model building material there is or ever will be. Thank you for the inspiration, and the motivation to try a hell of a lot harder.

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OMG! 200 of them? You definitely have the patience of Job. Nice work.


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Old 12-02-2019, 07:21 PM
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lockheed L188 Cockpit in 1:12 scale

For anyone following this thread you may want to know something about the materials I use, The information is in Tips and Tricks under Laminating Card and Aluminum foil and my crudely roughed in forward section will be skinned over with it, hiding all my sins. The black windshield dummy will be replaced by eighth inch thick plexiglass, close to scale actually. The aluminum you see on the cockpit roof is not the final finish, which will be white cover paper overall, with rivets laser printed. Inkjet ink lies on the surface, but laser printing burns into the paper so cannot fade. I am planking the sides now, no way to build an airplane but anyone can build a boat, and a hull is a hull whether it floats or flies.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:40 PM
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Inkjet ink lies on the surface, but laser printing burns into the paper so cannot fade.
Actually, inkjet ink soaks into the paper, whereas Laser printer toner sits on top of the paper, most of the default settings in the printer, the temperature is too low to make the toner adhere better, if you change one of the heat settings, you will have the toner adhere stronger to the paper, and will have less chance of the toner flaking off.

But you are correct, toner will take a longer time to fade, but at present many inkjet inks have been rated for 20 or more years before fading, but exposing any toner or ink to sunlight will make the print fade.

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:14 PM
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Good call, and my mistake. Read somewhere that laser printed paper could be submerged without dissolving the toner and came to the wrong conclusion, not for the first time or the last.
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:02 AM
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One other thing I must add to this thread. A longtime member by the name of Gil showed me a far superior method to mine for bonding aluminum foil and paper. Should have done a little homework before posting my own, and any questions on that subject I will happily refer to his superb tutorial
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:16 AM
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Very interesting project! Please persevere!

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Old 12-05-2019, 05:56 PM
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Aluminum Tooling Foil - Inside out Paper Forming

@smallcraftmaster,

I call the following "Aluminum Tooling Foil - Inside out Paper Forming". It was a quick test performed on a F6F - 100% Cotton paper due to its ability to deform while remaining bonded to the tooling foil aluminum:





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