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Old 12-03-2017, 07:04 AM   #251
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LOL. Thanks. It does help to keep interest when your friends are patting you on the back.

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I brushed on the base coat on the upper part of the fuse. The bottom will be a grayish lite blue. I also practiced the Mottle Camouflage. Putting it on with a sponge from Hobby Lobby. It seems easier then I first thought.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:28 PM   #253
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Well that just looks like a dirty floor Tom. But if you say it is some kind of camouflage, heck I believe you.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:19 PM   #254
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I'm moving right along. Covered the Stabs yesterday and made up some rib stitching out of necessity. The stitching I ordered hasn't showed up yet and I feel the need to keep going. A friend of mine has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Don't know what it's called but it's a lump by the base his tong. He has to get a feeding tube, Chemo and radiation treatment. It will take 6 mos. for him to start feeling better is what I was told. However I know what stage 4 means and its not to good. So I've been keeping busy to keep my mind off of it. The Plane is moving fast.
Making the rib stitch wasn't that hard. I know that I needed 1 in spacing on the stitch. The full scale use a 3 in spacing. I just layed a couple of strips of masking tape upside down and taped the 2 ends to the building board. Put some markings down on the board and stuck some chalk line to the tap at 1 in. intervals. I save the backing from ultracoat. I use this to stick to the tape to help keep the string in place. Then I marked out my 3/8 in. spacing with a straight edge and cut it out with a pair of scissors to get the tape. You leave the tape on the surface you're applying it to then cover it wit a strip of Coverite. I learned to do this today. Never did it before.
I also painted the bottom of the Stabs and Elevator Lite blue. I like to paint at the end of the day to let it dry overnight.
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Wow Tom! This looks fantastic. I can’t believe how far along this plane is now.
Those stitches really give it a special look.

Really sorry to hear about your friend. Yeah, stage 4 is never good.
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Tom I am trying to get my head around the last couple pics of how you made the stitching. Is that a roll of non stick material or covering in the last step before you applied them? I can't tell if they were put on the plane with masking tape or if the tape was removed and they were put on with covering or last were they put on with masking tape but then the tape was covered over with covering.
Yes stage 4 is never good, it means the cancer was not contained in the location it started. It has grown through whatever it started in and spread into neighboring tissue.

Edit: Nevermind dummy me went back a re read it and you explained the whole thing.... Looks great btw.
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Today was very productive. Started out finishing the Stitching on the Ruder. Then I made up a template of the logo on the printer and penciled an outline on the fuse of the logo. Did this so I don't put the Mottle Camouflage on where it didn't belong. Basically so I didn't have to sand underneath the logo before I go to paint it.
After lunch my vents and inspection covers showed up. I ordered these from the factory because they aren't available yet in the US. They will be mid January from Arizona Modeler. I'n very happy with this and recommend them to those who wish to try them. Very Realistic.
I still had to make some inspection covers. One for the fuel Dot. That one is on minus the magnet. Couldn't find my magnets. I made up the other door for the switch but ran out of time to finish it.
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