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« Reply #150 on: February 16, 2017, 04:56:41 PM »

Gorgeous model Russ!
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« Reply #151 on: February 16, 2017, 06:13:57 PM »

It's looking very classy indeed, Russ.
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« Reply #152 on: February 16, 2017, 06:52:55 PM »

Thanks all  Smiley

Dave,

The 25mm masking tape is Duck Masking with 'paint block'
The 10mm masking tape is Tamiya.

The actual lettering is self adhesive vinyl cut on my cutter.
If you look closely, you can see that I have cut little windows all around the lettering.
This is to minimise the adhesion of the actual vinyl ... I dabbed my finger on the rest to kill a little of the adhesion.
The 10mm masking is stuck over these windows so that most of the mask is held in place by lo-tack of the masking tape rather than the excessive tack of the vinyl.
I managed to get the vinyl off without any damage, so I would say it was a success. Some of the vinyl did lift a little, but it doesn't leave much to touch up.

At first I was going to reverse cut the mask so that the vinyl didn't stick to the model at all .... this would have lifted though, so I'm happy with the route I took.
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« Reply #153 on: February 16, 2017, 07:12:26 PM »

Hi Russ. I like your use of a vinyl cutter for lettering. I know you haven't had too much of a problem, but have you tried stencil vinyl? A quick search for low-tack vinyl found the following. Don't know if it is any good, but may be worth a try in the future.
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5MTR-OF-24-AIRBRUSH-STENCIL-VINYL-FOR-CUTTER-OR-ROBO-/200549453616
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« Reply #154 on: February 16, 2017, 07:31:45 PM »

Yes, I've been on the 'look-out' for something like that, without much success (mainly because the supplier I use doesn't do it). Thanks for the link.
I've got a small roll of Frisk film somewhere, but I think it's past it's sell by date ... it didn't stick at all well last time I tried.
I've got rolls of 'normal vinyl' so I thought I'd give it a go with that.
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« Reply #155 on: February 16, 2017, 07:34:51 PM »

..... I've been looking for 'masking vinyl' .... airbrush stencil film seems to be the thing to search for then .... thanks again  Smiley
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« Reply #156 on: February 18, 2017, 08:10:38 PM »

Just the 'red bar' on the 'red band' done today ... probably the thing that shows up least in the photo.
In the critical light of the late afternoon winter sun, the stringers etc. all show perhaps more than they do in the flesh ... but I'm still happy enough with how it's turning out.
Paint only seems to have added 3 grams so far ... but it is very thin and the underside particularly has rubbed away a bit. Kinda like the look though.
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« Reply #157 on: February 18, 2017, 09:57:32 PM »

Russ,
         Looks good. Will it turn well enough to fly at Bushfield? I have carved the FW190D canopy plug and it there is enough time I hope to get some of the top camoflage on today. The weight gain for the paint is impressively low. I think with the airbrush the evenness of the coat takes out the thin spots that always appear when I brush a large area. The rubbed bits give the eimpression of weathering!
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« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2017, 04:41:12 AM »

Thanks Ricky .... I'm hoping that it will fly comfortably at Bushfield ... This reminds me that I am missing the meeting there today Sad
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« Reply #159 on: February 19, 2017, 10:53:51 AM »

Russ, that is fantastic !

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« Reply #160 on: February 21, 2017, 02:23:46 AM »

Russ...She's a beauty!  Love this build!
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« Reply #161 on: February 21, 2017, 06:02:01 PM »

Thanks both.
Looking forward to getting it finished up, but I keep forgetting to start work on the cockpit interior.
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« Reply #162 on: February 11, 2018, 07:14:32 PM »

I know not why, but the Focke Wulf has turned into some kind of 'doodling pad' to try out techniques for weathering.
I keep the model at my 'work workshop' and every now and again I get it out for a few minutes.
Some bits have worked well ... some not so well.
As usual with me I go a bit freehand, so things are not the sharpest but looks quite atmospheric from the right angle.
The underside needs more repair and respraying after test glides, but I might try with the motor before I do that.

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« Reply #163 on: June 21, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »

I'm having a lazy day at work so took the Fw190 out for a few tests glides, balanced up with blu-tac.
On the last flight on the gentle slope near the lake, it was gliding steadily and then picked up towards the lake! Over 7 seconds for a hand launch and looking very steady.
I think I might revert to using rubber instead of electric power.
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« Reply #164 on: June 21, 2019, 08:49:26 PM »

It looks like this model could have a lot of potential. It's great to see it having a chance.

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« Reply #165 on: June 26, 2019, 11:22:17 AM »

Thanks John Smiley

Glued the fan in place and then fired up the motor just with leads twisted together. I was surprised at just how much power seemed to come from the motor with just a small single cell Lipo. The motor is a Voodoo 45.
Wish I had time to fix it up for the weekend at Buckminster.
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« Reply #166 on: June 26, 2019, 12:27:51 PM »

Wish I had time to fix it up for the weekend at Buckminster.
I'm sure you do, Russ. Wouldn't a late night or two do it?
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« Reply #167 on: June 26, 2019, 01:36:06 PM »

Normally, yes Pete ..  but this is me!
I've started shifting all my modelling stuff back home but not set up shop yet ... zombie at home ... soldering iron and model at work etc. If I remember to get everything I need back to work I have a chance! ... but I'll only have tomorrow so it's a bit doubtful.
Once I get going at home again, I'm sure I'll be flying! .....
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« Reply #168 on: June 26, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »

Nice model Russ. it would be great to see it if you did get a chance  Cheesy
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« Reply #169 on: June 26, 2019, 02:46:29 PM »

I'll bring it for further glides down the slope at least.
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« Reply #170 on: June 26, 2019, 02:56:13 PM »

Excellent... just off to do a 'wind dropping' dance in the garden  Grin
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« Reply #171 on: June 26, 2019, 03:18:44 PM »

I've started shifting all my modelling stuff back home but not set up shop yet ... zombie at home ...  so it's a bit doubtful.
 
Yes, I can see it would be hard to get much done with a member of the living dead following you around, trying to eat your brains and leaving his limbs everywhere.  Smiley
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« Reply #172 on: June 26, 2019, 04:22:32 PM »

..... sounds like my youngest after a night shift! ... 6 foot 7 inch, ravenous appetite and legs that lounge around both settees at the same time!
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« Reply #173 on: June 26, 2019, 04:30:29 PM »

Just to show that there has been no exaggeration... complete with comedy shorts hike!
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« Reply #174 on: June 26, 2019, 06:27:26 PM »

Russ, he's clearly the wrong scale for your family. I'm not sure quite how you messed up, but can't you ask Dave Banks to redo him at about 75%?
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