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« on: July 24, 2018, 11:05:38 PM »

Due to an upcoming event, a dime scale model (No, this is for me, I'm not kitting dimers!) has been sharing the work space with my Guillow's SE5.  I'm going to post a few pictures and see who will be the first one to tell me what aircraft it is supposed to represent.

I started with the tail.

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 11:07:18 PM »

Then I started some other components and moved on to the wing.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 03:30:00 AM »

Do I get half a point if I say it looks a bit like a Curtiss...?  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:54:09 PM »

Do I get half a point if I say it looks a bit like a Curtiss...?  Smiley


Could be.  I assume you are judging by the tail shape.  That does set it in the proper time frame, but at that time this tail shape was used by designers all over the world.  Keep watching.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 07:08:07 PM »

7-25-2018

Is it a Bellanca?

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 09:36:22 PM »

Ray,

Good guess, but no.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 10:16:44 PM »

  Need a clue! Is it related to a Racer?

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 10:43:51 PM »

Low winger with spats... Kinner or an Aeronca?
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2018, 11:31:03 PM »

Wait till tomorrow's photo.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 07:09:43 AM »

I think it's a Curtiss Kingbird.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 07:11:44 AM »

Hurry up Howard I am running out of Brioschi!
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2018, 01:27:19 PM »

Hurry up Howard I am running out of Brioschi!

Try real lemonade and relax.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2018, 03:42:49 PM »

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Is it a Bellanca?

Ha! Saw the trapezoid wing tips and thought the same thing.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 06:35:22 PM »

7-26-2018

Great minds think alike,  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 07:58:42 PM »

Now, this should give it away.

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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2018, 10:22:01 PM »

Handley Page Heyford?
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2018, 12:32:15 AM »

Handley Page Heyford?

You got it!   

Go to my web site hjlmodels.com ,pick out a kit, PM me with your choice and your mailing address and I will send it to you.

Congratulations!

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2018, 08:53:36 AM »

boy was I ever on the wrong planet  Roll Eyes cool site Howard, nice seeing Roald flying his Cutlass!
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2018, 06:28:10 AM »

Drat, foiled again!  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2018, 01:15:31 PM »

what are your plans for power?
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2018, 02:30:25 PM »

what are your plans for power?


It's a Dimer and during the Dimer era external rubber was common on multi engined models.  In this case the insides of the nacelles are open and the rubber bands, a single loop of 1/16" F.A.I. Tan, braided , on both sides, will go, diagonally, to hooks on the side of the fuselage near the tail.  (If you've never done it, yes, you can braid a single loop.)  I have some experience with this type of power system... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUWZMqzIsI4 and the photo below.

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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2018, 05:04:28 PM »

You're always learning in this hobby.  One of the things I learned on this build is to keep my C/A bottles widely separated.  I have a little crafter's carrying tray with my building supplies since I move back and forth from my shop to the dining room with the heat. (It's been over 100 degrees (F) outside for the last three weeks.)  The medium CA was on the left, the debonder in the middle and the thin CA on the right.  Thin CA has its (few) uses and when I use it I put it in a small container and dip it out with a wire.  The medium CA, my go to glue when I'm in a hurry (usually) can be applied right from a fine nozzle.  When I'm not in a hurry I have a syringe filled with TiteBond II.

Anyway, I'm working on the fuselage and I reached for the CA without looking and picked up the thin CA by mistake.  A quick glance would have told me I'd picked up the wrong one since the caps are different colors.  I didn't even squeeze the bottle, the thin CA just came out and instantly glued my left index and middle fingers to the fuselage.  I immediate reached for the debonder, pulled the cap off with my teeth and dripped it onto my fingers.  Since I my left index finger has a nerve condition and is a bit twitchy, (Doctors can't figure it out. It's a bit like having MS in one finger.) it was hard to control my impulse to pull my finger off until the debonder took effect.  I did manage to get my fingers off the fuselage without destroying it.  I did replace the upright and section of longeron that had turned to stone.  Now I keep my thin CA on the other side of the tray.

The area around the cockpit and gun tubs will be bond paper in proper Dimer tradition.  There is a kick up in the upper longeron, fifth upright back, that locates the trailing edge of the upper wing

More later,

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »

Although some issues got in the way I have managed to make time to get a few more hours building on the Heyford.  I'll finish it but it was ill advised.  As a dimer this model is approximately 1:50 scale.  I'm getting too old to build jewelry.  At 1:24 scale it would have a 34-1/2 inch wing span and would be a more reasonable build.  As for kitting this...I wouldn't do this to anyone else!

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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 01:58:40 PM »

 
This model will be in the Black Sheep Squadron booth at the AMA EXPO, Los Angeles County Fair Grounds (Pomona) on November 2, 3 and 4.
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