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« Reply #200 on: March 08, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »

The simple answer to spraying the wing would be Tamiya's own range of spray cans. Sadly, all the places I've looked at so far don't seem to do the Matt Aluminium. Bugger...

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« Reply #201 on: March 09, 2018, 01:00:30 AM »

Have you got a Hobbycraft near you?  Not somewhere I'd recommend wholeheartedly, but for "I need it now!" situations worth a visit if you can bear having to pay through the nose.  Most of them carry Tamiya, Revell and to a lesser extent Humbrol/Airfix (Hornby) kits and paints.   Some of them even carry a small stock of, shockingly over-priced, balsa. 
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« Reply #202 on: March 09, 2018, 04:18:13 AM »

The airless sprayers? . Designed to throw large quantities in big blobs 
I don't need an airless sprayer to do that
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« Reply #203 on: March 09, 2018, 05:08:39 AM »

Dan,
       I had similar issues until I manged to get a tank from a frig or possibly a moisture trap will have enough volume I have both. The moisture trap and regulator is used on  the airbrush and tank is part of the spray gun set up used for larger areas.  The volume of these receivers smooths out the pulsations and traps the moisture in humid weather that is a feature of our summers being maritime climate. I was very pleased with the imptrovement in the finish after installing them. 
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« Reply #204 on: March 09, 2018, 05:13:01 AM »

The simple answer to spraying the wing would be Tamiya's own range of spray cans.

Have you tried ?     https://www.emodels.co.uk    They have a variety of silver/aluminium Tamiya spray can paints.  I always use emodels as first choice supplier.  Usually order 1 day and get it the next day.

Keep at it.

 
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« Reply #205 on: March 09, 2018, 05:13:07 PM »

As far as I can tell, Tamiya don't actually do a spray version of the matt aluminium. Arse...

Dan.
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« Reply #206 on: March 09, 2018, 06:11:26 PM »

Looks like silver Litespan it is! Never used the silver before, but I've covered a couple of Clancy Lazy and Speedy Bees with other colours. I'll have to try a sample to see if it's wildly different to the already painted tail surfaces.

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« Reply #207 on: March 15, 2018, 03:50:02 AM »

Finished sheeting the LE and capping all the ribs. It's now infinitely more rigid and looks a lot better! I only had average wood to hand, but I reckon the process has added less than 10g to the wing. Some more silver Litespan arrived yesterday and it's not bad when compared to the already sprayed tail surfaces. There is a slight difference when a scrap of the Litespan is compared directly. but separated into their respective positions will be fine.

Cheered me up so much that I've just opened a cider. I know it's only 7.48AM but I'm on nights and this is my evening. That's my excuse, anyway...

Cheers!

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« Reply #208 on: March 15, 2018, 08:24:35 AM »

Well, that do say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away...  Grin

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« Reply #209 on: March 23, 2018, 09:46:00 PM »

Apologies for dragging this on for so long! Whilst waiting for the Litespan to arrive, I appear to have inadvertently started next year's KS hopeful! At least if I get that out of the way I wont be rushed into screwing up anything else...

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« Reply #210 on: June 11, 2018, 08:17:47 PM »

Picking this up again now that the Gipsy for KS is finished. Where was I??!!

Oh yes; vast wing to cover and dummy engine...

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« Reply #211 on: August 08, 2018, 08:28:42 PM »

Unhappy postscript... I was digging some boxed models out in readiness for this weekend's NCMAC Fun Fly and I managed to drop an empty box on the tail of the patiently waiting Farman. Fin snapped in two and all four longerons caved in. I may summon the will to start from scratch again, but I doubt it. Pronouncing this one dead in the water. I took some phone pics earlier, but they haven't come through email for resizing yet...

Thanks to all that helped with pics etc. Much appreciated!

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« Reply #212 on: August 09, 2018, 05:05:34 AM »

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« Reply #213 on: August 09, 2018, 06:23:48 AM »

  "it's just a flesh wound"  Cry
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« Reply #214 on: August 09, 2018, 07:06:05 AM »

Patch it up, Dan. Couple of splints here, bit of new tissue there; it’ll be fine.
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« Reply #215 on: August 09, 2018, 07:08:16 AM »

Tough 'breaks', Dan. That photo would be quite funny if it wasn't so tragic. Please don't bin it - even if you can't face starting again, someone will be glad of starting with what's left and making a superb model, even if it's not quite up to your standard.

My money's on you rebuilding though  Wink. Apply some cider, it won't look so bad.
good luck
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« Reply #216 on: August 09, 2018, 07:11:01 AM »

Patch it up, Dan. Couple of splints here, bit of new tissue there; it’ll be fine.
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« Reply #217 on: August 09, 2018, 07:37:02 AM »

Dan,
       I know it is dispiriting but I have repaired worse. It was a very nice model and it would be a shame not to repair it. Look what Pete has repaired after some of his arrivals. I look forward to seeing it fly. Are You at the Nationals?
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« Reply #218 on: August 09, 2018, 07:59:42 AM »

That's a shame Dan. I've done worse. And when it happens, it's always the markings that get it!
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« Reply #219 on: August 09, 2018, 09:17:08 AM »

Trimmed to go right is it?  Put it away for now.  One day out of the blue you'll just wake up and decide to fix it.
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« Reply #220 on: August 09, 2018, 03:19:52 PM »

Shame too loose it, give it week and then decide  Cry
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« Reply #221 on: August 09, 2018, 07:04:14 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement! I may get back to it... It was only iron willpower that prevented me from screwing it up into a ball on the spot. This may or may not indicate a latent desire to fix it. I'll crack on with some other stuff and see how I feel later!

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« Reply #222 on: August 09, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »

Definitely put it aside for a while Dan - that's my vote anyway. Too good to let one mishap finish it Smiley

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« Reply #223 on: August 10, 2018, 08:19:27 AM »

That’s too bad, Dan. I agree with everyone. Set it aside and you’ll get inspired to fix it one of these days. You put too much effort into it to trash it.
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