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Jiri Dolezel
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« on: May 30, 2021, 01:25:07 PM »

Inspiration for this project was building of the really nice Peanut my friend Rober Cok built by classic method with balsa and tissue (http://minimakety.cz/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=948). My model was built for testing of new technology which probably invented Robert Pajas during last Christmas: imprint of small balsa piece into the surface - maybe you saw on FB in group Scale indoor free flight -UK. Yes, the wings and tail are made from blue foam covered by Plyspan, the fuselage is a classic construction. Bristol is a short type therefore is limited by lenght according rules on 152 mm. It gives the oportunity use a wingspan close to 240 mm. Final weight is 5,6 grams. The pilots are from Michal Křepelka' s workshop, made from low expansion mounting foam and foamed in a mould..
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 02:55:00 PM »

Quite superb Jiri. The level of detail you achieve is stunning. And the pilots are something else!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 03:53:24 PM »

That is a stunning model.

Can you please give some detail on covering the foam? I try to understand the minimakety.cz forum using Google translate but it is not perfect.

Is plyspan another name for Esaki tissue? I understand that it is glued on with wallpaper paste. Is some extra ingredient added to the paste? Finally, is it varnished and what is it painted with?
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 04:16:36 PM »

Amazing work! But for the slight giveaway of the prop size I'd have thought this was a far bigger model!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 08:18:59 AM »

Thank you all.
to piecost: Yes, Plyspan is another name for Esaki tissue which is glued by mixture of Methylan+water (density like a honey) with approx. 5% of white dispersion glue. The model is airbrushed by Revell emanel colors and finally airbrushed by protective dope (Nitrocoat).
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 08:51:32 AM »

Thank you Jiri. I will try the technique.
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