Discussion in 'Plane Kits & Frames' started by Tseres, Jun 15, 2018.
All my friends are out flying today. I’m at home sticking to the details.
I had a little filling to do on the bottom of the wings. Then I messed up and wet sanded the bottom while on the plane stand and put some dings in the top of the wing. Almost fixed. Still have to put some rivets back on and sand one more time. Then its ready for paint.
Couple of things happened yesterday. I found out that the earliest my friend can start painting is Monday but I'll find out more tomorrow.
Then While I was looking at the full scale cowls picture,I realized that the cowl was held on with flat head screws. that meant I had to countersink the holes and glue on some backing to hold the screws in place. The fiberglass is just not thick enough. The problem came in with how to glue a flat piece to a concave surface. I decided to use Gel CA. It stays in place and when you hit it with some accelerator, it sticks to everything. It also fills big gaps. The flat surfaces were glued on with medium CA.
Put the rivets I sanded off, back on.
I also made a tree to hang the small parts on for painting. Now they wont blow around while painting.
There is a saying in the scale building world. Scale is never finished. You just stop working on it. Almost there. Once the paint goes on,that will be it.
It's ready for paint. Now I weight on the painter.
I found my old rotisserie that I used for my P-47 in the back of the Garage attic. Haven't seen this since I put it up there maybe 10 yrs ago. I checked it out and re drilled the mounting plate for the DA bolt pattern. My oldest granddaughter came to visit so I had her help me mount the chipmunk on it.
My first painter backed out on me. Lucky I know more then one. Painting the white is scheduled for Monday. I have to get ready for the Dawn Patrol this Friday that I'm the CD of.
Long day today. Finally have some color on the Chipmunk. All the small parts and the fuse are painted white. Not enough shop space to paint it all at once. That gave me a chance to build a hanging rack for the parts that have to be painted on both sides.
Been running and working all day. Just finished up about 1/4 till 10. all you need to know is that I was smiling all day.
That fuselage looks like a missile of some sort hanging there, very sleek.
So what's the story of the laboratory operating chamber thingy, for lack of not knowing wtf else to call it?
If youre talking about the cabinet in the corner of the shop. That is a sand blasting cabinet.
This is my friend Tom Jackson taking a break next to the fake Supercharged 427 that is going into his customized gulf cart. It’s nice to have talented friends. Yes, he did finish the white on the rest of the parts.
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