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#16 GuildAero

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:30 AM

Marus, Jim, many thanks for your kind words and interest.

 

It is a pretty bird, especially in that lovely green livery.

 

BTW, I hadn't noticed that I had two identical pics., so I changed the lower for what it should have been!

 

Cheers,

Martin


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:42 AM

I'm liking seeing this thing grow!

 

Nice work!

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

Thanks, Gaz.  Not much happening today as visitors coming soon.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

Here we have the tailplane and elevators made in 60 thou. styrene sheet.  The elevators are glued on to the tailplane halves with solvent glue at a slight droop, for interest.  There are no hints at hinges because the fabric is doped right across the joint twixt tailplane and elevators as is usual with De Havillands, including the much larger Dragon Rapide.  Underneath there is a wedge shaped gap to allow for down elevator, but up elevator just slightly wrinkles the fabric.  

There's a hole right through the fin which allows access to the horn that operated the elevators, the halves of which are joined with a metal bar.  The fronts of the tailplane halves are fitted in holes in the fuselage fairing shape.  These are rods of brass wire of 0.8mm diameter. The holes are drilled by hand using a pin chuck.  In the photograph it is all held mechanically, prior to detailing the surfaces and gluing them in.  As these flying surfaces are different colours from the main colour they will be painted separately and attached last thing, along with the relevant straining wires.

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The wire joiners in place.

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Cheers,

Martin


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

Wow, Martin, this is looking really amazing. Great work!

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

Thanks, Jim.

 

More pics later tonight of the ribbbing "skins" laid over the styrene cores.  And the cockpit painted.

 

Martin


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:31 PM

I recognise your magic at work, Martin :bow:

:popcorn:

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:20 AM

Thanks Hubert.  Just filling in with something for me while all the slot racers have their "silly season".  I might start doing some paintings again soon once I find my easel.

 

Cheers,

Martin


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:13 PM

Watchin' tha magic show.................... :popcorn:






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