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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2019, 09:52:47 PM »

Starting to look like a Junkers. I tested acrylic paint on a scrap of the green tissue-the mauve blotches on the wing. Looked good, but testing the dried blotches with dope made the paint run. I may have to use Krylon to seal the blotches, then glue stick the insignia on.
Anyone that has some airbrush experience with acrylics, feel free to jump in here. I don’t want to screw this up now.

I do have appropriate mauve paint in an enamel, but I have not tried enamel paint in an airbrush before.
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2019, 01:02:09 AM »

Be double sure your paintbrush is clean, and take a good look at the needle that there are no bends or dings especially near the tip. Triple stain the ink before you spray, or you will get snots in your work. With airbrushing, less is more. Test on a test not the plane. That's about it from me! Good luck!
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« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2019, 09:41:27 AM »

*triple STRAIN*
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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2019, 10:31:28 AM »

Try a bottle of Vallejo acrylic the airbrush line sprays straight from the bottle and works fantastic.
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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2019, 07:44:08 PM »

I actually do have. Few bottles of Vallejo, one being a very good match for the Mauve. I will try it on a piece of practice tissue, particularly the sealing of the acrylic paint.
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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2019, 07:46:42 PM »

Krylon clear spray does a reasonable job of sealing Dohrm
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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2019, 08:11:31 PM »

Thanks, Guys!  I appreciate it very much.  I cut out the cockpit today, and realized I needed to put in an instrument panel. I did some searching and found a sketch of the rudimentary instrumentation.  Looks very strange to our eyes, but so would the cockpits of the planes I flew to a young pilot who had never seen anything but a glass cockpit.  Fuel switches on the right-according to the article, same as a Pfaltz.  Mag switches on the left, prob a tach and oil pressure in the middle.  I dunno!  I know it’s crude, but accurately shows what the real thing looked like-according to the article.
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2019, 12:01:50 AM »

Steam gauges before there was steam!!!
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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2019, 06:10:11 PM »

I can see the end of the tunnel!  I’m gluing the balsa parts on the landing gear now. Nice kit, great plan and instructions. I did a lot of research on the colors of the wing blotches. Then I mixed my paint and sprayed it on. Not too bad a result for my second attempt at using an airbrush. I think the color came out just right, but in reality, no one really knows what the original colors looked like. This is my attempt.
I have everything else done, except for mounting the wheels and glueing on the outer wheel covers.

In old photos, it appears the whole rudder moves when you push on the pedals. I bet that could slam you against the side of the cockpit!
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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2019, 11:15:30 AM »

Dohrm
Your line work and colors look great.
Hope you still have your sanity?
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2019, 01:07:58 PM »

Thanks, Mike!

Actually, doing the lines was easy compared to mixing acrylic paints to get mauve. I made little attempt to accurately space the lines, just TLAR. Just wanted to create an impression.

Trying different color mixes took a while. Actually quite a while.  I got plenty, plenty OCD going, so I pressed on with it.

Kind of a sloppy airbrush job, but the lines redrawn over the blotches fool the eye pretty well.  My out is that no one alive knows what the colors really looked like.

Almost done!  Hope to post a picture soon with everything attached.
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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2019, 07:48:30 AM »

Great looking model Dohrm, looking forward to seeing you and the model at the NATS.
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« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2019, 05:27:03 PM »

I’m going to call this done, except for the prop. I will either paint this, or carve one.  All fiddly bits applied that I could find on a series of photos.
An excellent design by Mike Midkiff!  I enjoyed building it, now to get it to fly.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2019, 06:16:00 PM »

Hopefully, it stays on the mowed part of the field.  If it goes into crops--bummer!  Too well camouflaged.
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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2019, 06:26:02 PM »

Really like the corrugation effect.  You could do a Junkers Ju-52 using the same approach.  Ford trimotor also.
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« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2019, 06:27:51 PM »

right on Dean
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2019, 03:22:11 AM »

Dohrmc that looks great, love it !
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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2019, 07:46:39 AM »

Dohrmc, a very very nice job on this plane. Looks like you executed every turn masterfully. Good luck flying! Remember, easy on the power at first! That's the advice nobody gave me! Lets please not tear the debutantes wings and LG off on her first outing about the dance floor! I have been piggish with fresh planes in the past, and my best fliers have plenty of scar tissue!  Here's where Flydean needs to jump in and baptize you with his favorite maxim: ...Flydean,... come in please!  Grin Grin Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2019, 06:28:17 PM »

And I therefore chime....Use a blast tube and torque meter.
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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2019, 08:26:51 PM »

Don't leave home without it!
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« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2019, 11:00:02 PM »

It took just a wee bit of clay and 3 1/64” shims under the leading edge of the stab to get a wonderful climbing flight, and a nice glide. Now for a longer motor, and some fiddling around to rebalance. I was amazed to see it fly so well.
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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2019, 09:15:00 AM »

Dohrm!
Why were you amazed, chuckle?
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« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2019, 01:33:29 PM »

I guess I am always a pessimist when it comes to my builds. I shouldn’t be, they all have flown well. Mostly I was worried about damaging it. I missed a perfect scale score by 1/2 a point, so I didn’t want to tear it up just then.

It really flew nicely on the last trim flight. We tried to get a video, but it was getting dark.

Thanks for such a fine design!  Great job!
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« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2019, 07:00:16 PM »

Very pretty, I love the hand drawn lines  Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2019, 11:57:27 PM »

Thank you all for the kind words!
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