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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2013, 07:36:00 AM »


I've got a bit more done than these pictures show, but I can't find any later pics at the moment.

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/15bert/Buccaneer/Buccaneer004-10.jpg

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/15bert/Buccaneer/Buccaneer005-10.jpg

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Bert that looks fantastic, from what planes / kit is that
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2013, 02:50:18 PM »

More skinning done...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/19_zps77a4565a.jpg

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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2013, 06:34:38 PM »

Hubba Hubba, your ship looks fantastic!

Monique,
How are you making the compound curves in depron? I assume it a little more sophisticated than just sanding the seams of the sheeting. Can you point me towards some tutorials you might be using, or some place I could learn about the techniques you are using?

All the best,
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Cut it twice and it's still too short!
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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2013, 06:49:45 PM »

Hey Konrad, it's quite easy, I just use the edge of my desk, more pressure equals tighter curves. Kinda like rolling brass plate through a press like the steam modellers do.

There's loads of tutorials on youtube and rcgroups, I just read through a bunch of them and then gave it a bash Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2013, 10:10:02 PM »

Thanks,
I'll give You Tube a scan.

Your MONSTER really does look grand!
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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2013, 05:38:36 AM »


I've got a bit more done than these pictures show, but I can't find any later pics at the moment.

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/15bert/Buccaneer/Buccaneer004-10.jpg

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/15bert/Buccaneer/Buccaneer005-10.jpg

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Bert that looks fantastic, from what planes / kit is that


It's the Mark Douglas design which is now produced by Belair:

http://www.belairkits.com/detail.asp?id=872

My apologies to Monique for leading the thread astray.

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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2013, 08:46:07 AM »

Thanks for the Information Bert
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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2013, 01:29:31 PM »

Not much to report, been busy getting the bottom formers on and have skinned one half so far, now waiting for the postman to deliver more Por...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/21_zps87eabcea.jpg
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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2013, 09:08:16 AM »

Plodding along. Took a break from skinning the beast to get some peripheral stuff done, like servo mounts, control surfaces etc.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/22_zpsb60c8fbe.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/23_zpsa27f81ac.jpg

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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2013, 03:44:22 PM »

Okay, got the horiz and vert stab and elevators done. Ready now to join the aft section of the fus to the rest. I'll do that tomorrow while the housemates are out so I can commandeer the lounge

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/27_zps9740661c.jpg

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« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2013, 02:12:53 AM »

Very pretty Monique, does that entire plane work on 9 gram Servo's?
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« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2013, 09:38:57 AM »

Shot Sean Smiley

I've got 14g metal gear servos all round. They have 2.5kg torque, so one each per surface is plenty for a slopie.
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« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2013, 03:01:15 PM »

Skinned the wings and got the wing bolt nut thingies sorted too today. Not much left construction wise now, then it's onto glassing and finishing.

Of course, I had to nip downstairs and put it all together for a look see Smiley

Weight so far is 3.1 lbs or 1.4kg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/31_zps8c285988.jpg

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« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2013, 03:53:10 PM »

Oh my gosh - it is rather good! Some of you people do build so quickly and you work as well!  I am humbled!
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« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2013, 09:00:08 AM »

David, this material is surprisingly quick and easy to work with.

All the skinning is done now. Just a few details to add before I begin filling and sanding to prep for the glass.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/35_zpsbd827ddf.jpg
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« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2013, 09:08:23 AM »

Very pretty indeed
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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2013, 12:04:46 AM »

Monique: Your efforts are amazing. What a lovely design and skillful build! I am in wonder at the forming of the flat UHU sheet into compound curves. Would you mind sharing that process?

Years ago I was working on a slope bird, an romanticized F-15, using the basic shape but more streamlined. That was 20-25 years ago and unfinished, it is still in a box in my garage. It is with fiberglass molded fuselage, and obechi covered foam wings and stabs - oh my what a lot of work! I will try to get pics of the parts to share with you. I think that she is outmoded re. to todays planes and may have to find rest in the junk pile... but it is so hard to throw away a labor of love.

I got a laugh while looking at your wonderful plane and recollecting your comment on my Sbach 342... I imagine you thought it was going to be a behemoth like yours... when it is only a 16 inch wingspan 5 gram indoor free flight rubber powered duration model....  Smiley

I enjoyed looking at your wonderful model.

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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2014, 06:54:35 PM »

Have finally gotten back to the Bucc. Started today with some filling. Then a coat of PolyC on the depron, followed by the cloth. I'm using 0.6 oz cloth throughout. This pic is of the first coat over the cloth. I've now glassed the top and bottom of the stab and elevators and given it all three coats over the glass with a sanding between each.

I'll have to wait and see tomorrow once it's cured to see how the weave has filled. I'm hoping then that two coats of primer, rubbed between each, will give a nice finish to spray the colour onto.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/36_zpsc0440328.jpg

Me next to the thing so you can see how big it is.

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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2014, 04:00:30 AM »

Monique, that's looking awesome. Is the PolyC a waterbased varnish?
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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2014, 06:34:11 AM »

Cheers Sean.

Ja, it's water based. Here's a link to their site: http://www.poly-c.com/

It's got an additive of some sort in it to help bond the layers. Smells like a pva glue...

If you go to any of the Midas paint shops in CT, they stock a product called Harlequin. It's a water based floor varnish. It's a thick milky consistency but dries clear. I used to use it on client's floors for house reno's and 4 - 5 thin coats of that stuff, properly cured, was stronger than any polyU varnish... You could buy it in little 1L and larger 5L bottles, and it comes in gloss, matt and satin IIRC. If you got some of that and mixed in maybe 5 - 10% wood glue, you could have a lekker water based, foam safe laminating/glassing system. The harlequin is different to the Future in that it's a varnish and not a polish.
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« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2014, 06:51:48 AM »

Here it is. I see they also do a furniture and decorators version now.

http://www.harlequinpaint.com/product/wooden-floor-lacquer/
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« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2014, 07:30:15 AM »

Here it is. I see they also do a furniture and decorators version now.

http://www.harlequinpaint.com/product/wooden-floor-lacquer/

That's interesting, I can buy that at the local hardware store for ONCE, I've seen it there. How easy does it sand? I'm currently using another water based product but I find its more like PVA glue, then a Varnish.
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« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2014, 08:06:01 AM »

Here it is. I see they also do a furniture and decorators version now.

http://www.harlequinpaint.com/product/wooden-floor-lacquer/

That's interesting, I can buy that at the local hardware store for ONCE, I've seen it there. How easy does it sand? I'm currently using another water based product but I find its more like PVA glue, then a Varnish.


I'm not sure how it would sand in a model application, but when we did floors, I just used a squeegee mop with 400 sand paper and rubbed it to remove the grain fluff and to key it enough for the next coat.

This PolyC sands about the same, it still clogs the paper, but much less so than say epoxy resin.

I'd say get a 1L of the floor, furniture and decorators versions and play around with them.

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« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2014, 08:09:49 AM »

Will do as I need to finish my 737-400 some time
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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2014, 08:38:26 AM »


It looks very impressive, great work!

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