Fiddlers Green

Downloadable Fun!
It is currently Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:47 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: P-51 Mustang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:58 am 
Offline
Paper Model CINC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:04 pm
Posts: 1182
Location: Waterlooville, Hampshire, England
I tried one of the John Dell Mustangs a while ago, but became so frustrated with it that in the end I had to bin it. I had high hopes for this one, as it looked very well drawn and was supposed to be one of the easiest FG models to build.

However, first of all the bottom of the under-fuselage air scoop didn't seem to fit properly, although somehow I made it! Then I had to alter part of the tail section to fit together. But the last straw was the nose piece, which was just too small :(.

After all this I lost faith and gave up. What a shame, as I can see that they can build into some lovely models. I'm still a bit of a beginner, so it's probably just me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: P-51 Mustang
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:21 pm 
Offline
FG 90# stock

Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:34 pm
Posts: 31
Location: Melbourne, Oz
cdwheatley wrote:
I'm still a bit of a beginner, so it's probably just me!


No, it may not be you, it's most likely the printer.

Or the printer driver.

Did you have Acrobat Reader (I assume you use Acrobat) set to 100% when you went to print it?

And did you have the printer set to the right paper size?

And, of course, is there anything else that your printer/printer driver/OS may have done? We can't tell until you let us know what they are.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:42 pm 
Offline
Paper Model CINC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:04 pm
Posts: 1182
Location: Waterlooville, Hampshire, England
Yep, affirmative to both your main questions. I had everything set exactly as I always do, and both sheets were printed using these same settings.

I'm using Windows XP Media Centre Edition and an HP Deskjet 5940.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:15 am 
Offline
FG Origami Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:01 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Arlington, WA
I didn't notice the P-51 nose plate as being to small but the the P-82 nose plate is wwaaaayyyy to small! :roll:

Edit: I just found out why the P-82 nose plate was to small... I forgot to put on the cowling piece!! doh!!

_________________
Currently working on: Brewster Buccaneer
Recently completed: NA BT-9 in 1/112th.

"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required." - Churchill


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 3:20 pm 
Offline
FG Scorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:58 am
Posts: 108
Location: Phila. PA USA
That is a curious problem. I never ran into that problem and I have built plenty of those things. I guess I would try and line it up to the bottom, as the prop spinner will cover all of the top anyway.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group