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Alan Gorham_30/07/2019 12:36:31
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I just thought I'd start my thread in preparation for November.

The choice of scheme I'm going to use is an Italian aircraft as depicted by one of the decal options in the Airfix 1/72 F-86 F/E model.

The paint is Dark Green/Ocean Grey on the Upper surface and PRU blue underneath.

I'll be making my own vinyl paint masks using the plastic kit decals as a guide and I'll build the plastic kit soon.

Here we are:

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Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 30/07/2019 12:38:12

Bob Jennings 130/07/2019 13:20:13
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Ooooh, I like that! Nice one. I'm undecided! I'll not be making two this time...

Alan Gorham_30/07/2019 14:21:26
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It's funny you should say that Bob because I'm considering making two, with the second in a jazzy Japanese scheme:

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First things first, though....

Bob Jennings 130/07/2019 14:26:10
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It's a lot of work doing two. Trust me. The Skyhawk had a lot of sanding. This has several kilometres of planking! The Japanese version is smart and nice and clean.

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Alan Gorham_30/07/2019 14:45:30
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I'm not planning on planking most of mine truth be told. I think (although I might be wrong) that most of the fuselage can be covered with sheet balsa that has been "ammonia-ed". I find the priming/prep/painting to take longer than building, so my second choice is mostly 2 colours and straight lines like you say.

We'll see!

Martin Gay01/08/2019 08:40:05
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Al,

I think I cut something like 60 odd 1/4" planks from 48" long balsa (around 220-250 linear feet). Not that I am counting!

Martin.

Alan Gorham_01/08/2019 12:05:27
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Good to know Martin. I'm not against planking by any means, but I do like the ammonia bending and it might be a good challenge to see how much of the Sabre can be sheeted.

I'm just lazy!

Bob Jennings 101/08/2019 12:20:41
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I'm with you on the sheeting route. With the Nimrod nose section nearly done, I have a good idea of the amount of stress a sheet of balsa can take with ammonia persuasion. It should be a doddle and end up a bit lighter overall. I'm not sure how much weight the planked glue joints add but, like you say, it'll be an interesting challenge.

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Andy Blackburn13/08/2019 09:56:33
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Nice colour scheme on 4-50. smiley

Alan Gorham_13/08/2019 10:08:43
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Thanks Andy I quite like the prancing horse motif on the fin and the big white numbers on the fuz sides. Should help me decide which way it's going!

Mark Kettle 112/09/2019 12:29:09
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Have you arrived with your scheme choice yet Alan?

Alan Gorham_12/09/2019 12:37:56
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Yes it's in the first post of this thread!

Mark Kettle 112/09/2019 13:08:44
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Similar paint scheme to mine Alan.

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