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Martian26/06/2019 21:45:02
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Nice work Martin ,litho stinks when heated doesn,t

Martin Fane26/06/2019 22:03:28
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Chaps

whats the best method for attaching the litho ?

I've used cyno on the gun troughs - seems to be holding OK but I wonder if there is abetter solution ?

Danny Fenton26/06/2019 22:10:19
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Hi Martin, a quick wipe with acetone to clean the blue finish. If you try to use CA without removing this the CA wont go off.

I use thin CA and kicker, works really well.

If the panels are flat and simple, then a contact adhesive will work. But I like CA

Not sure i have smelt anything when its heated, just the soap blackening.

Cheers

Danny

Martin Fane15/07/2019 17:09:03
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Hi Fellow Furites

A quick update, progressing slowly.........

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Cabane lithoplate finished, cyno used. Tried a little weathering after a small glue spillage, looks OK I think. Now how to proceed as those curved surface look hard work for lithoplate indecision

Just could not get RDS aileron drive to work. I can only think there was a problem with the geometry. I do want to use this in future builds so will plan ahead better for the correct installation. Reverted to plan B so will have to suffer visible drive rods etc..

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Martian15/07/2019 18:22:33
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looking good Martin

Colin Leighfield15/07/2019 19:54:54
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Looks very good to me. I wouldn’t dare bring the camera that close to mine!

Danny Fenton15/07/2019 21:47:26
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Looks excellent Martin well done. Shame about the rds. Did you leave the servo tray loose until the rods were centred in the aileron pockets?

Cheers

Danny

Martyn K16/07/2019 10:58:47
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Love the lith work. It looks great

Martyn

Martin Fane11/08/2019 15:17:37
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Hi All

Still chipping away at the Fury.

Cowl prepared, took a fair bit of filling, sanding, filling, sanding ete etc. Now ready for covering which i think will be foil. The curves worry me a bit, maybe paint is a better option ??

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Tried a bit of foil covering on the gun trough hatch, this was glassed first to give a nice flat / hard surface.

Not sure i like the "shinny" effect sadI used metal coat but it marks so easily. i have some Flite Metal on order so maybe this will be better ????

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And preparing a lower hatch, this will be blue foam lined with balsa, removable to give me more access for flightpacks etc.

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Edited By Martin Fane on 11/08/2019 15:18:03

Martian11/08/2019 16:17:14
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Love it Martin it,s looking really good

Martin Fane11/08/2019 17:37:14
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Last bit of work for a while, lower hatch sanded to shape

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Martin Fane14/08/2019 21:21:01
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A little more progress on the fury whilst waiting for the rain to stop crying

Moving on from Aluminium foil for the time being, made a start on the radiator, blocked up and ready for a fair bit of shaping and sanding

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All still removable to allow installation the landing gear

Edited By Martin Fane on 14/08/2019 21:21:55

Martian14/08/2019 22:06:28
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Lovely work Martin , by the way have you given any thought to the wing fairings on the plan it just indicates top and side no mention of where they go or fit ??

Danny Fenton14/08/2019 23:01:28
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Lovely work Martin sorry I have been so distracted with other projects. Will get back on mine after the Nats

Cheers

Danny

Martin Fane20/08/2019 18:03:01
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Hi All

We need you back on the build Danny - lots of tricky bits for you to sort out for us smiley

Shaped, glassed and primed the radiator parts and test fitted.

Also shaped some blue foam "wing body" fairings on the wing underside.

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Here's my attempt at the actual radiator grill. The mesh is fixed to a peice of lithoplate, the whole thing airbrushed black then rubbed off to try to get the radiator effect, hopefully will look OK with the cooling shutters fitted to obscure it a bit

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If anybody is looking fro some mesh - here's what I used

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McG 696920/08/2019 18:18:42
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... you shouldn't name your cooler just an "attempt", Martin.

It's really lovely work as is the rest of your build. smiley

You don't really need the 'Masters' out there it seems... wink

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton20/08/2019 20:50:18
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Looks Great Martin well done, doesn't look like you need me at all

Cheers

Danny

Martin Fane08/10/2019 21:52:26
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Still plodding along with the Fury. Not decided on my subject yet so decided to glass the fuselage to allow for either aluminium foil or painted finish, I don't think I'll do anymore lithoplate.

Here's the fueslage looking rather sorry for itself, glassed and priming / sanding started. I've left a quater inch of bare balsa around the edges for the tissue application to the aft fuselage areas.

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After sanding, filling and priming I think I'm now ready for detailing / finishing crying

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Those little wing body fairing were tricky, not totally acurate but near enough I think. These were built up with balsa and resin / filleting powder then a little elbow grease.

And the underside fillet area, I shaped the balsa edges here behind the wing to get a reasonable transition from the aluminium panelled forward fusealage to the open rear structure. probably not true to full size but it stops that "jump" between the area's.

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Getting there slowlysmiley

Edited By Martin Fane on 08/10/2019 21:52:43

Martin Fane08/10/2019 22:11:44
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Maybe I'll go with this although I'd like to find something that has the upper cowls painted

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Danny Fenton08/10/2019 23:05:27
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great progress Martin well done

I like the yellow scheme

Cheers

Danny

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