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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:01 am 
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Nice.

Sticker paper....great tip! I'll have to try that one on my next canopy.

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Well, it's all done. I finished it up today by adding the final four details. The main landing gear doors. Here's the photographic evidence

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I call this one "Take-Off Rotation" aka- Nose weight was an after thought and I barely got enough in it to sit down properly
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I hope you enjoyed the journey. I know I did. This project had many firsts for me. The biggest being the scratched/bashed cockpit interior. The canopy was a big exercise in frustration, but I think I found a method I like for most things now. Yiipeeee!!!! :D


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Superb.

That canopy came out splendidly. Might be worth redrawing the canopy frame to accommodate that method, so the cut'n'fill won't be necessary. But as it is it's excellent.

We should start a new category in Tips called "Best Techniques" and inaugurate it with the sticky paper canopy frame.


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Very Nice Willy :wink: Trying new ways of doing things is really kool 8) I got as far as cutting out all the parts for the fuselage. Kinda workin on it between Meg Men :roll:
Great Job :!:

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Nice job willy! That clear canopy and interior certainly adds to the overall effect. Well done :D.

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I'll admit I built the fuselage. Mainly so I could use it to provide scale as I resized the Heinkel..

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Thanks gents! I take full credit for the miss-fitting parts. The canopy had to have the filler pieces because I had to overlap the frames for the front part. I couldn't use tabs to make the frames flush with each other because of the glass. Oh well. It's done!!!


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Very, very nice build! And thanks for the tutorial. I think I'm going to try the address label idea.
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i dont know how a guy from Nebraska can be so good....lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

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They can't! I'm really from Iowa, remember? :lol:


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possm_23 wrote:
i dont know how a guy from Nebraska can be so good....lol :lol: :lol: :lol:


Waidaminnit...I was born on Offutt AFB.

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I'll give you a reprieve Murph. Offutt is technically not "Nebraska" according to some AF people I've talked to. It just happens to be "in" Nebraska. If that makes sense.


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Willygoat

What a great idea for making the "joints" smoother. I would have never thought about removing the tabs and gluing them onto the back side. I can't wait to get started on modeling again. I'm in the process of painting our house so modeling has been postponed for a while but I certainly will remember that technique.

Truly sorry to hear about Chip. I hope someone carries on his wonderful tradition of card modeling and Fiddler's Green :cry:

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Very clean build willy. The canopy is a real treat. I might have to try that one day. The section of each ring is so clean. That's the part I have the most trouble with. I take notes on each model I come across and put the nots in a file for just those times. You are a huge help and you know how much I owe you for all the help with the Duck. So what and before tyhat the Piper Cubs. Yea both of them. Thank ou Willygoat for just being there. For always coming up with those great tips and ideas. Thank you very much. wc


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