PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 01-25-2020, 05:04 AM
Vinalssergio155's Avatar
Vinalssergio155 Vinalssergio155 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Ezeiza.Argentina
Posts: 2,692
Total Downloaded: 219.49 MB
Kevin,is looking great!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-25-2020, 05:08 AM
Mike1158's Avatar
Mike1158 Mike1158 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,520
Total Downloaded: 428.74 MB
Truly gifted mate.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-25-2020, 11:26 AM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
Vinalssergio and Mike - thank you for your kind words! Appreciated.
__________________
The SD40 is 53 now!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-29-2020, 02:29 AM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
Making The Body - Part 4

Part 4.

Having made the tail cone this is now attached to the body.

Picture 1 - This shows the body parts (excluding the head which I have yet to make).

The easiest and cleanest way (in terms of glue) to attach the tail cone, is to proceed as follows...
  1. Drop the tail in through the neck and dry fit it.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the way it sits - the seam on the bottom of the cone should align with the join line on the bottom of the body.
  3. In my case, I trimmed the bottom of the body edge slightly for a better fit, but this was not really necessary - I was just being "picky"!
  4. Holding the body with "head" end facing down, let the tail cone drop back inside. Then apply liberal amounts of glue around the inside of the body opening at the tail.
  5. Using a pair of tweezers, then reach in through the tail opening and grab the end of the cone, rotating it until it is aligned with the body.
  6. Then pull the tail cone back until it comes into contact with the glue around the opening at the bottom of the body.
  7. Quickly clean up any excess glue that oozes out - I use a wet finger to do this, wiping my finger with a damp cloth. Remember before cutting out the model, I sprayed it with varnish - as well as preventing "splitting" on folds, this also protects the finish so it can be wiped as well to clean up glue or marks.
  8. Then ensure the tail cone is aligned and positioned correctly.
  9. Reach in from either end and press the tabs down against the body. I use both a dental probe and tweezers to do this - you can also use dowelling or anything similar.
And this part of the body is done. Simple!

Pictures 2 and 3 show the tail cone in place.

Next step will be to "stuff" the body with tissue and also then add the supporting dowels for the wings.
Attached Thumbnails
Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bd16.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bd18.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bd17.jpg  
__________________
The SD40 is 53 now!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-29-2020, 09:04 AM
Vermin_King's Avatar
Vermin_King Vermin_King is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 9,710
Total Downloaded: 521.52 MB
I've been known to stuff birds and small animals with tissue, but I've had a problem with doing that on Johan's models because of the skewers.


I do hope you will show how you stuff and still allow the skewers to run through. I found that very frustrating
__________________
A fine is a tax when you do wrong.
A tax is a fine when you do well.
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #36  
Old 01-30-2020, 11:52 AM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
Thanks, VK - yes I will cover the stuffing method I use.

But this time around I am thinking of a change to the model as well maybe, which will also affect how I stuff it!
__________________
The SD40 is 53 now!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-30-2020, 12:47 PM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
Making The Body - Part 5

Part 5.

Before inserting the dowels and “stuffing” the body, the tail feathers should be attached.

These were made up earlier (to reduce the loose number of pieces after I had cut them all out at the start of the model).

Picture 1 – This shows the tail ready to be attached.

Picture 2 – Now the tail has been inserted and has dried, before the tail feathers are inserted the additional slots should be cut out on either side with a pair of scissors. The area to be cut is shown in yellow on the picture.
  • The tail feathers should then be dry-fitted a number of times to check the fit – make further cuts if necessary to get a good fit.
  • Apply glue to the inside of the cone.
  • Also, apply glue around the edge of the shaded area on the tail feathers.
  • Carefully insert the tail feathers and then clean off any excess glue around the join with a damp finger/damp cloth.
  • Hold the tail cone gently on the top and bottom for a few minutes to keep it compressed against the tail feathers while the glue dries.
Pictures 3, 4 and 5 are views of the body with tail on.

Can't wait to start on the head, but still have some work on the body to finish!
Attached Thumbnails
Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bt1-1.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bt2-1.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bt3-1.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bt4-1.jpg   Bluethroat - Johan Scherft-bt5-1.jpg  

__________________
The SD40 is 53 now!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-31-2020, 12:34 AM
hrogers hrogers is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Africa - Kriel
Posts: 112
Total Downloaded: 20.52 MB
Look great Kevin ! Can't wait to see the end product !
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-31-2020, 04:03 AM
Erik Zwaan's Avatar
Erik Zwaan Erik Zwaan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Leiden area, The Netherlands
Posts: 1,918
Total Downloaded: 17.13 MB
Yes, the head is the cherry on the cake because of the opened beak. Keep it up Kevin, you're doing great.

Have you already thought about how to display the model when it's finished? Johan turned into a bird mobile, but personally I would prefere a thin steel rod and small wooden stand, similar to e.g. the fly-catcher and finch. In that case you have to estimate where the center of gravity would be (likely underneath wings, as expected) and fix something that holds the rod in place. It certainly would look nicer than nylon strings or similar.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-31-2020, 04:42 AM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
Thanks hrodgers!

----------------------------------------------------------

Erik - you read my mind.

In one of the posts above, I said: "But this time around I am thinking of a change to the model as well maybe, which will also affect how I stuff it!". That's what I was referring to!

I hate and loathe suspending models, and the Flycatcher on a wire looks so good and is so easy to handle, that I have decided to attempt a similar approach. I just now need sufficient pieces made up so I can use these to ensure I have the best approach.
__________________
The SD40 is 53 now!
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.33%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-17, Paper Modelers.com