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« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2017, 08:30:44 AM »

Hi Ricky, how lucky you were to have known Doug, can you recall any other stories/anecdotes you are willing to share?
I am building build these models as the designers intended, hence all 56 bits of infill sheeting, took pretty much all day!

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« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2017, 08:19:50 AM »

Back to work on Monday so progress will be slower now :-(


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« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2017, 09:33:37 AM »

That looks superb - especially love the fillets and the infill.  Will the LG be removable?
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« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2017, 10:09:30 AM »

Beautiful wood work malk
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« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2017, 10:13:34 AM »

I love bare bones shots like that, especially when the workmanship is as good as that...

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« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2017, 12:35:36 PM »

Second what Andrew & Mike said. Outstanding!

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« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2017, 02:11:49 PM »

Yes indeed! That is beautiful work - and so quick.  Can we have the Corsair for Thursday please and the Hurricane early next week some time!!
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« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2017, 02:11:29 AM »

Thanks all for your nice comments, yes the U/C is plug in.

Mike, Yes, I'm wondering what to do next! F6F looks good.

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« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2017, 04:55:44 AM »

The sheet work on the nose, wing fillet and rear of the cockpit is eye catching. That is really nice work.

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« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2017, 01:50:32 PM »

Thanks John, I love working with Balsa on the streamlining stuff, prefer it over paper and its just as light, plus you can sand it!

Question to you guys out there, what paint (I cant believe in 30 years I have never done camo spray paint on a model) should I use?

I tried white Tamiya acrylic on my Dash 8 and it came off with the masking tape leaving a neat stripe of unpainted tissue.

Thinned dope has only a very limited range of colours (no matt available?).

Floquil was Doug McHards paint of choice but I believe its no longer available in the UK since 2013ish?

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« Reply #60 on: July 17, 2017, 02:34:42 PM »

I use Humbrol thinned 50% in an airbrush and find it is very good. Others use Tamiya acrylics. I guess we are spoiled for choice. Do make sure the tissue is sealed properly as the fine coat of enamel is not gap filling.
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« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2017, 03:04:16 PM »

Malc, see my response to your question in the Tempest thread.  I got best results with the Tamiya acrylics over doped tissue when thinned with lacquer thinner rather than denatured alcohol.

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« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2017, 04:02:41 PM »

 Grin try coloured tissue then dope over that.  I do a layer of whiote then lay down my coloured tissue and glue it down. that way it won't tear or come off as it has something solid toasdhere to.

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« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »

Guys, thanks for the input, I'm going to go for paint as thats how Doug McHard finished the original.  I will try for a semi matt finish as Doug had on his models I saw at Old Warden years ago, I really like the scale effect.

Here is Doug's 109 converted to a D model and CO2 from his own plan.  Flew well and fast!

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« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2017, 05:17:55 PM »

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