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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2016, 04:33:00 PM »

Thanks Pat! I've got lots of CO2 stuff, but this is the first time with a GM63. Covering now underway...

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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2016, 03:51:54 PM »

Tail surfaces, lower wings and half the fus. covered. I'd forgotten how much of a pain the Silver Jap is to apply!! A Tiggie needs a silver finish, though! A military scheme dictates the anti-spin strakes, and I think they ruin the graceful lines of a Tiger!

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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2016, 09:23:48 AM »

Bit further!
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2016, 09:26:39 AM »

All now covered apart from the upper wings. Fuselage will be mostly silver Esaki, just the cowl and decking will be painted. Reg. will be G-ADJM. This was actually a BA Swallow, but it's my initials so I'm nicking it for a made-up scheme.

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2016, 12:30:48 PM »

Beautiful model Dan!!  Holding my breath regarding the silver Esaki.

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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2016, 01:09:48 PM »

The silver Jap is not too bad until it comes to overlapping the edges. It's applied with the silver side in; the dope then brings the silver out. Because the silver side is in, it just does not want to stick on the edges/overlaps. It does look nice, though!

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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2016, 05:34:04 PM »

All covering now done. Tail surfaces finished and 4 wing panels steamed and pinned down. The silver Jap is not the most shrinkable, so I suspect the wings will need a good water shrink before doping. I will know in the morning whether the steam was enough. Then it's just the fiddly bits to do! You know the ones; the bits that take longer than all the woodwork put together...

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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2016, 01:53:24 PM »

Had to re-wet a few small areas on the wings, but all are now doped and pinned flat again. I've just sprayed the trim on the fus, so it'll not be long now!

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2016, 02:58:44 PM »

That looks fantastic Dan!  Grin

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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2016, 03:20:00 PM »

Cheers Andrew! I've managed to get pretty much wrinkle free wings, too. I was expecting a few, as the Veron-style leading edge is hard to get the silver tissue round, but all went well. Currently deciding whether to spray the reg. or go the black tissue route...

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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2016, 12:07:21 PM »

GM63 installation. Sidethrust packing is a piece of silicon tube, so sidethrust can be varied by loosening or tightening the mounting screws. Cowl located by two small carbon pegs and retained with 2 pairs of KP 3mm magnets.

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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2016, 07:44:01 AM »

Bit more done!

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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2016, 01:16:27 PM »

That's a lovely neat job Dan!

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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2016, 05:28:36 PM »

Cheers Andrew!

It doesn't pretend to be super scale, but for anyone prepared to put a little effort in, a lovely model results. Reg. is the densest black tissue I could find. Pinched from a Dumas kit, I think!

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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2016, 07:27:30 PM »

Fin/rudder in place; first trial fit of lower wings and interplane struts. Everything fits where it should, even after a bottle of 8.2% cider...

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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2016, 07:29:22 PM »

Maybe it fits because of the cider!
Looks brill!
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2016, 07:39:56 PM »

Henry Weston's Vintage has a lot to answer for!! Nice to see the vid of your lovely Blackburn on Mike's site. I really have to build one! So many models and so little time. Sigh....

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2016, 01:11:02 AM »

Dan, the Tiger Moth looks very good. It seems also to be a good subject vor CO2, since the tank and tubing can be hidden in the fuselage.
It reminds me that I should start building a plane arround my CO2 motor.  Roll Eyes
Looking forward to the flight reports.

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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2016, 03:05:46 AM »

Hey that's really neat Dan. That covering job and particularly that lovely little prop hit me right in the eye. Is that your CO2 flying prop?

Nice design there too Andrew.

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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2016, 10:14:30 AM »

Yes, that's the flying prop. Williams Bros. 51/2" Tamiya Acrylic paint. I've thoroughly enjoyed this build!

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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2016, 05:58:50 PM »

Rigging points added, interplane struts doped and painted. No excuses to not finish it!

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« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2016, 12:11:10 PM »

As a bit of a sidetrack, I've started the VMC Jodel inbetween doing the last fiddly bits on the Tiggie. No seperate build thread, but I will post pics of the CO2 conversion.

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« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2016, 12:33:18 PM »

That would be great Dan plenty of detail on the CO2 changes please, then I will use that Telco you gave me!

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« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2016, 02:56:28 PM »

Struts doped and painted, lower wings on! Windscreens, u/c leg fairings, rigging and other little bits and pieces to do. Dummy exhaust will be depron, as the slightly pitted surface looks a bit like corroded metal when suitably painted.

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« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2016, 06:42:37 AM »

Looks fantastic Dan..!
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