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Danny Fenton07/12/2017 09:09:05
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I am not sure I would go with a chrome finish? polished alloy looks different and without the panel lines will just look like a film covering, just my opinion

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Who fancies a go at the staining Alclad clear yellow and blue should do it

Cheers

Danny

McG 696907/12/2017 09:26:50
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I'm pretty convinced you'll show the Classroom how to handle the staining in due time, Danny... yes devil

Cheers

Chris

Jose L. G.07/12/2017 10:48:35
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Good morning.

Great info about the fasteners. cool​ Received the Wood I ordered (I will need more of a few sizes...) Also have the 5" Willians Bross wheels.

One Question. The flying wires are round or flat? I have some flat rigging wires from Mick Rives.

José Luis.

P.S.: I have a book over planes in the Civil Spanish war. There are a history about the three planes that arrived to Spain and the fouth that was built with the parts of the deceased 3. It contains drawings at 1772 scale. Not as detailed as the Westburg. I´ve scaned them.

Danny Fenton07/12/2017 12:30:10
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Hi Jose, I bought some fine piano wire for the rigging, I would be interested in the Mick Reeves flat wires and ends. I thought his stuff was for slightly larger models? have you some dimensions??

Just for you Chris.....

 
Cheers
Danny

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Manish Chandrayan07/12/2017 13:25:24
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Danny,

Re Mick's flat wires here's the info from Mick's website

"Hard Stainless rigging wire. Does not get kinked in use, and is very strong.
1/16" x 0.015", £4.50
3/32" x 0.020", £4.50
1/8" x 0.030 £6.00.
These are scale size and thickness, flat with rounded edges.
Difficult to tell from the scale oval section. - 5 metre rolls"

Danny Fenton07/12/2017 13:38:43
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Thanks Manish, So if I am understanding that right 1/16 x 1/64, that doesn't seem too bad.

Cheers

Danny

Richard Mallam.07/12/2017 14:19:31
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Danny / Chris,

Many thanks for info re aluminium foil / plotters etc.

Richard

Manish Chandrayan07/12/2017 16:51:07
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Yes Danny that's right
McG 696907/12/2017 17:33:12
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You're mostly welcome, Richard.

Danny, I 'got the message' for the steel staining. In fact, I just need to buy an airbrush and recluse myself in La Grotte during say at least a few months... yes

Regarding, the Fury's rigging wires aren't those just 'round' instead of having an 'ovoïd' shape?

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton07/12/2017 17:55:14
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Hi Chris, on the plan they are just round, and i might go that way, but the Mick Reeves Stainless sectioned ones do look nice and not that expensive. Even if it is just for the experience I might give them a go

For stainless we will need flux and a suitable blowlamp/torch. For piano wire normal solder will do. Plenty of time to muse on that one.

Cheers

Danny

Manish Chandrayan07/12/2017 22:57:33
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Danny
For Mick's flat wires I got some solder and flux from him. I had never done any silver soldering before this. I was able to get nice solder joints using my Dremel versa flame. I made my first pieces for a 1/4 scale Cub tail wires and also for a 30 cc Pitts. These soldered joints have been doing good for over a year and half.
Danny Fenton08/12/2017 11:19:53
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Thanks Manish, I have silver soldered before and it is fairly straightforward, but at 1/6 scale just worried the fittings will look overly large?

Cheers

Danny

McG 696922/12/2017 20:57:01
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Hello again to all,

My first idea was to 'bump' up this thread a bit... angel

... but then I realized that it could also contain this very important message featuring our 'Great Gaston' at his best...

Merry & Happy Thingies to all

Chris

Danny Fenton22/12/2017 22:03:29
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Merry thingies to you too Chris, and happy new thingy too
McG 696931/12/2017 10:33:29
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... to all the Classroom Members, Teacher & Wingmen...

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BEST WISHES FOR A SPARKLING 2018

Chris

BE - Blabla / Wishes Control

ps: ... do I recognize the silhouette of a Vicomte model in the background? ...

Klippy03/01/2018 17:23:01
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Hi all, if I can get a kit with reasonable carriage I will be on board, stand off scale only, I don't have the years left to do a masterpiece!

Danny Fenton03/01/2018 20:53:20
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Hi Tony, it will be good to have you on board

Cheers

Danny

Martian03/01/2018 21:13:17
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Seems a long time till October sad

McG 696904/01/2018 06:24:42
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It depends how you look at it, Martian.

To me it appears as it will be 'short time' to finish my Vicomte 1916 build in between. Starting very soon now, I hope.

While you wait, what about a Grumpy TC with an extra motor/engine in the fuse nose? ... or a 1: 12 scale HMS Bounty with lots of little knots? ... or the Cheops thingie at 1: 12 in Lego blocks (mmhhh, lots of hidden tunnels & rooms)... yes angel

Cheers

Chris

Martian04/01/2018 12:45:42
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Posted by McG 6969 on 04/01/2018 06:24:42:

It depends how you look at it, Martian.

To me it appears as it will be 'short time' to finish my Vicomte 1916 build in between. Starting very soon now, I hope.

While you wait, what about a Grumpy TC with an extra motor/engine in the fuse nose? ... or a 1: 12 scale HMS Bounty with lots of little knots? ... or the Cheops thingie at 1: 12 in Lego blocks (mmhhh, lots of hidden tunnels & rooms)... yes angel

Cheers

Chris

as amusing and exciting as those projects are I think I'll give them a miss anyway I,m not completely idle I'm currently building a Ghostrider 2 or 3 weeks worth of work and have to finish my Warbirds Spitfire that depends on the detail I put in

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