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« on: July 02, 2019, 04:50:03 PM »

Here's the progress on a Lavochkin LA-11 "Fang"  27" span model.  I drew the plans off a couple 3-view I found on the internet.  I am using a cracked rib wing construction and fuselage box with formers construction. Here's the progress pretty far along.  I've been away from modeling so had to relearn some things in this build.  I used paper tubes to line the gun ports in the cowling. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 06:54:34 PM »

Cool, make sure those tubes converge about 15' in front of the model and you're good!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 12:43:02 AM »

Made some more progress on the "Fang" ...tissue is on using white domestic that went on wet just fine, but as it dried it shrank tight and split in a few places.  sections were cut out and replaced with some over lap.  Saw a note in one of the latest FAC Newsletters about using acetate for aerials/antennas and found a gift box that my wife received last Christmas that seemed to be just the right thickness.  I cut a slot in the stringer behind the cockpit and sanded the bottom edge a bit thinner so it would slip into the slot cut with a single edge razor blade.  I have since made wing root farings but haven't gotten pictures of that yet.  Just got my balsa blocks for the canopy mold that needs to be carved so still have lots to do.  Here's some of the progress pics...
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 04:16:28 PM »

I painted the plane with Design Master's Color Tool Burgundy.  A few thin coats gives a semi translucent appearance very close to the color rendering I found on the net. 

Well this one has been a challenge in several areas.  I got some balsa blocks and they were what I call ironwood/balsa.  Too hard to carve a mold for a canopy and couldn't find my razor plane to try to attack the balsa.  I eventually gave up and created the canopy framework from laminated balsa around a couple forms.  I used celophane I found at the Dollar store used for wrapping baskets of flowers or fruit.  I made paper patterns for each section of the canopy and cut out the celophane for each canopy section.  I applied the celophane with Aleene's Tacky Glue thinned with water.  Allowed it to set for a minute or two and applied the celophane.  I finished the canopy by applying a bit of heat from my old RC days  monokote heat gun.  This tightened up the celophane very nicely. 

Once the canopy was finished I completed the outside framework with some printable label sheet painted with the Burgundy paint.  I then made patterns for the curved framework to transfer to the label sheet.  Once completed I used thinned white glue to seal the edges of the label material to the canopy.  Here's the finished "Fang"...

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 05:50:46 PM »

Spiffey model Sky
Nice canopy and good size stab
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 05:54:15 PM »

That's gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 06:04:43 PM »

Just beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 08:00:53 PM »

That’s a neat little model... should be able to find it easily in the long grass!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 12:57:03 PM »

This build is complete if Ratz wants to move it to completed builds.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2021, 05:01:38 PM »

Moved as suggested...

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 04:27:01 PM »

Beautiful job! 

I am amused that the folks at Macys department store are now using a red star as their Symbol.  Stalin would laugh, I suspect!

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2022, 12:25:03 PM »

A red star is just a red star until we allow ourselves to attach some sort of meaning to it...

Meanwhile, I like that bird's bones. Might a set of plans be getting earmarked for our gallery? Be shame if it wasn't so.

Say it isn't so...

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