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Tony Nijhuis 72" Spitfire

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Martin McIntosh11/02/2019 09:06:58
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Look at the Ohmen thread P6 for a link.

Martin McIntosh11/02/2019 10:19:09
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This is how I am fitting the flap hinges, also a pic of my original ones. The fus. is now much more advanced.

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Ivan Neumann11/02/2019 17:21:29
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Martin, thank you very much. Photos are great. So if I understand, you put additional balsa between the spar and top sheeting. Once I have top sheeting done, I will put it there.

Martin McIntosh13/02/2019 20:04:15
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Another little snippet. I have cut and fitted the dummy cowl fixings using my Silhouette Portrait vinyl cutter. Not tried this before so hope that they stay stuck on and will take paint. Coated with thin clear dope.

Somewhere on this forum somebody told me how to get lettering using the Silhouette to exactly the right size without guesswork, but blowed if I can remember how to do it now. I shall need this info for the lettering and roundels.

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Martin McIntosh14/02/2019 21:17:24
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Got most of the Fus. and tail riveting done today. This time I decided to try some aliphatic from The Balsa Cabin instead of the usual PVA. This stuff dries very flat instead of a blob, but before doing any more I got impatient and tried painting over a small area to see the result. Looks fine to me, they should be quite subtle. The other pics really just show the pencil lines as the rivets are invisible without paint.

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