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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »

Yes...just once. Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2017, 07:38:42 PM »

In my experience it's usually better to face downwind Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »

been working on the nacelles lately. too ugly to show a pic just yet. Sad I also tried my lack of airbrush skills today. another first. looks like a bunch of holes in the tissue, came in the kit. two coats of SIG nitrate thinned 50/50. a thin coat of model master primer grey acrylic slightly thinned with water. comments? suggestions? a bit underwhelmed.
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »

If I remember correctly Guillows "tissue" was really more of a silkspan type of paper.  That has a lot more holes than Esaki so it will take more coats of dope to fill all of the holes. I would try to thin it less also something like 25% thinners as that will help with filling the holes in the paper. Since this is to be for display weight will not be a problem so more coats of the dope will be required.  Your build is just beautiful by the way! Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 03:20:02 PM »

Thanks for the advice, I will try a 75/25 mix and see if that helps. Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2017, 04:12:59 PM »

G'day mate.  This sort of tissue is not ideal - get Esaki next time.  If I understand correctly that this will not be a flying model and weight will not be an issue then the easiest fix is probably to use Tamiya filler primer which comes in a rattle can - lightly sanded with wet n dry used wet. 

If weight were an issue I would sand the tissue lightly with 800 grit or finer wet n dry (used dry) and without blowing the dust off, re-dope with non-shrinking dope.  The fine sanding dust mixed with the dope will help fill the holes.  Alternatively some talcum powder mixed the dope will work.

The other thing you can do with this sort of crap tissue is to wipe the dope on with a piece of sponge rather than brush, so that the surface tension of the dope covers the holes.
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2017, 06:04:30 PM »

finally got the nacelles on one wing done. struggled quite a bit on this. all the little mistakes along the way add up, and show here. I think it will still work. while sanding I poked a hole in the bottom of the wing with my pinky nail. Sad I might even have put the lower partial former on the inside nacelle in backwards. the instructions are a bit vague. on to the other wing.
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2017, 10:59:59 PM »

quick mock-up.
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2017, 05:56:09 PM »

have a few repairs to make in the tissue and then on to paint. I have never done well with the plastic parts on these models. that's about the only thing left though. then more paint. till then...
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2017, 06:03:37 PM »

very nicely done!  Good luck with the rest of the finishing.
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