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Author Topic: Nakijima Ki-27 "Nate" - Laser Cut  (Read 2965 times)
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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2016, 11:17:49 PM »

Thanks, Tom. This kit is going together very quickly.

Now, the next issue to deal with is going to be the wing fillets

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2016, 10:03:13 AM »

Thanks, Tom.  Progress is a bit slow over the Holidays, but as soon as I make enough progress to share, I'll post a couple more photos.

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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2016, 12:05:48 PM »

Now, the next issue to deal with is going to be the wing fillets
Nice fillets seem to always be a problem. It's tedious, time consuming and frustrating. I have most luck with the masking tape method but it would be nice if there were a comprehensive tutorial (with visuals) or a Youtube on this issue.
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2016, 08:17:57 PM »

Yes...I hate fillets.
So, I'm trying something a bit different than I've done before.  This time, I'm attaching separate strips of tissue to the individual former sections. The loose end of the tissue will be attached to the wing tissue, the three remaining sides attached to the fuselage frame. I'm pleased with the results so get

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2016, 09:38:37 PM »

Hi John,

Beautiful model, and I like the way you're doing the fillets. 

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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2016, 09:43:37 PM »

great looking Nate John. A master's touch on those filets!
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2016, 10:25:46 PM »

Thanks, guys.  Wink
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2016, 04:07:37 PM »

Fillets are done. Progress continues.....

Happy New Year everyone! Cheesy

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« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2017, 11:24:58 AM »

Progress continues....
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« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2017, 03:03:43 PM »

Looks good. How did you do the yellow accent stripe on the wings? More tissue?
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2017, 07:46:20 PM »

Looks good. How did you do the yellow accent stripe on the wings? More tissue?

Thanks Wink

Yes, the accent is two layers of yellow tissue attached to the leading edge of the wing.

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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2017, 07:51:31 PM »

John,

Do you do anything to make the yellow tissue more opaque other than the second layer?  The yellow shows up very well in the photos.  When I've tried putting bright tissue over darker tissue the darker color always seems to show through.

The Nate is looking very good!

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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2017, 04:42:53 AM »

It's looking beautiful. Dropping the tail surfaces onto the tissue while it's still in the shrinking frame is a new idea for me and one I'll definitely copy.

With the colour join on the wing upper surfaces, grey to white, did you pre-splice those joins off the model, or just use three separate panels? I've had trouble before with the overlaps pulling apart when I did a similar join direct onto the model, changing colour at a rib station, and have been thinking about trying to make a whole wing skin out of different coloured pieces of tissue pre-joined using a good quality glue stick.

The yellow leading edges look excellent. The two layers seem to have worked very well to hide the grey substrate.

What I do with colour tissue trim is cut it out of tissue that I've treated in one of the following ways --
a) coloured it in with a suitable colour of permanent (i.e. alcohol-based) magic marker / Sharpie etc. This is excellent for covering silver or light coloured surfaces and appears to add no measurable weight. Where I need even more density I resort to...
b) lightly airbrushed on the rear side with water-based acrylics, either thinned artists' acrylics or the non-toxic ranges now popular for plastic modelling, like Xtracrylics or War Hammer.

I initially started doing this to prevent fade, especially of reds and dark blues used for roundels. But it's really good for adding to the colour effect as well as preserving it. And because you can get a myriad of marker colours it enables you to combine ink with tissue to provide intermediate shades in which you can't find a good match with tissue alone.
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2017, 08:38:42 PM »

Finished!....
 Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2017, 09:56:05 PM »

That's a killer effort there John. Great job. What did you come
up with for the LG...plug in or mags?

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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2017, 03:59:22 AM »

I'd be delighted with that. What a great looking little aeroplane, both the full-size and the model.
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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2017, 06:41:22 AM »

She's Top Notch,John.

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« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2017, 07:37:19 AM »

I've grown so used to seeing the lovely models that you have created over the years, that sometimes I forget to comment.
Great work John  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2017, 08:48:14 AM »

 Grin how do you get the landing gear to remain steady without being ripped off in a bad landing. that has palways prevented me from flying theis type of plane

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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2017, 09:25:29 AM »

Thanks, all.  I really appreciate the feedback. I will answer the questions that were asked, but I'll wait until I can get to a computer. I need a screen bigger than my phone to see what I'm doing Wink

thanks again

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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2017, 12:31:28 PM »

With the colour join on the wing upper surfaces, grey to white, did you pre-splice those joins off the model, or just use three separate panels?

I used three separate panels of tissue. I lucked out with this plan that the color separation aligned pretty closely with the frame of the plan, so I could use fuselage formers and wing ribs are start/stop points. Usually, it's not that clean and I end up adding additional framing to pick up the color separation points.

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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2017, 12:32:57 PM »

That's a killer effort there John. Great job. What did you come
up with for the LG...plug in or mags?
Skyraider

Thanks, Dave  Wink

The LG is attached with magnets - no tether at this point. Shocked

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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2017, 12:38:45 PM »

Grin how do you get the landing gear to remain steady without being ripped off in a bad landing. that has palways prevented me from flying theis type of plane
jim Grin

Jim - I use this method precisely to avoid the rigid mount that may be 'ripped' off on a hand landing, possibly taking balsa structure and tissue along with it.
I used two pairs of magnets for each leg to keep the leg aligned front to back. I expect they will fall off on landing, regardless if its hard or soft. The challenge for me is to remember to pick up the LG from the grass BEFORE I start walking back to the winding stooge. Otherwise, I'll never find it once I've walked too far from the landing spot. I will eventually add a tether to each.

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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2017, 01:37:32 PM »

John,

The Nate looks great!  Looking forward to flight reports...

Mike
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