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Old 03-12-2022, 09:57 AM
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Nice kit to continue your biplane series Dan.
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Old 03-21-2022, 11:26 PM
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Thanks, Bob. I've been making a motorcycle model for my brother-out-law (1/8th scale plastic model Honda CB 750 from 1970) so this is the first chance I've gotten to cut some paper in anger in a while!


I got the turtle deck on with a little struggle. I don't know if my fuselage is slightly too wide (a tiny, tiny bit...) but the saw teeth that were made to help adhere the top to the fuselage sides really weren't working to my liking. I ended up cutting most of them off except for about an inch behind the rear cockpit. It all came out in the end but not my best job. It'll need some cosmetic surgery on one part. The rear fuselage bottom is also kind of funny in that it's just paper and no sheet or strengtheners like the top longeron. It just butt glues to the sides. Again, not what I'd have done had I designed it. But I didn't so there you go! Beggars can't be choosers.



So far, it is looking pretty nice. I'm looking forward to the tails next and then the front and cowling soon.


More tomorrow...Dan
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Old 03-22-2022, 05:37 PM
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I have similar issues regarding lack of reinforcement with the few armor kits I've tried, especially on the upper part of the hulls. The Honda CB750 brings me back - I built a ton of the Revell(?) motorcycle kits when I was a teenager.
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Old 03-22-2022, 09:45 PM
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Sorry for the hijacking...here is the bike without a few details. Pig of a kit. I yearn for paper!


More on the Avro soon...Dan
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Old 03-24-2022, 12:48 PM
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A tad more. Got the rudder and stab attached. The kit calls for a piece of wire to locate the stab but I must have been slightly off in my building. It was a mess so I just cut it all off, butt joined and used the stab struts on the underside to hold everything straight and true with great strength! Just like the real thing.



I'll start the nose tonight...Dan
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Old 03-24-2022, 05:56 PM
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Dan


I think you recovered nicely on the tail feathers.


Like anything, you always need good internal structure or external support to keep things from flopping over or warping.


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Old 03-26-2022, 11:15 PM
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Hello Isaac...I agree 100%


Here is the beginning of the engine and basic cowling created. I think I'll be going a bit rogue on the intake as the printed location points seem to force the cylinders on in such a way that you see a naughty seam. Or...I have put it all together kittywampus. We'll see. It will still look nice under that cowling!


Speaking of which, I'm going to try something Rick suggested and burnish my seams from the inside with a rounded tool while the outer cowling is butted up against a semi-hard surface. I'll see if I can erase some of the steps and seams in the cowl without resorting to filler and sanding. Fingers crossed!



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Old 03-30-2022, 08:05 AM
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Great work on the rotary engine and cowling.

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Old 03-30-2022, 02:03 PM
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I suggest painting the engine cowl with lots of heavy coats. This way, the sharp edges of the pieces would soften and look more rounded. You can also lightly sand the sharp edges after each coat of paint.


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Old 04-30-2022, 02:45 PM
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Finally got more done on this ol' girl. I painted the cowling after filling and sanding and then did the prop today. Looks dang nice. Only a few touch-ups will be needed.


More sooner than later!
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