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About Dainis

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday 08/07/1962

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    Toronto Ontario
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    Modelling interests include WW1 and II aircraft and first and second generation jets. I got back ito the hobby to relearn old skills and educate myself in new techniques with the goal of doing real justice to my builds, especially first world war subjects.

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  1. Thanks for the help. I saw the arrows, but did not look for the indentations. Will give it a go tomorrow.
  2. Before mounting the engine on the fuselage, I tried dry fitting the engine cowlings around the engine. To my horror, they do not fit. WT*. What am I doing wrong. There is no question that I assembled the engines and exhausts correctly. Everything fits together perfectly. Except the cowlings around the engine.HELP!
  3. Just wondering where does the upper ignition wire attach to the rear set of cylinders on the double wasp? can't find a photo of an engine from the rear. Anyone have a pic or a link to a pic of where the wire goes? Any help is appreciated!
  4. The "true believers" are definitely the scary ones. In any field they ignore not just evidence, but established non-controversial facts that don't fit their world view, flat or otherwise. There is very little chance to convince them otherwise by way of debunking. I sometimes think debunking arguments (which I enjoy) are preaching to the converted. The journal Skeptic (I don't know if it is still published) I doubt is read by "true believers".
  5. We must, and should, debate politics or scientific theories for the health of our democracies. But when persons promulgate obvious non-evidenced based theories ignoring established facts scientific or otherwise, what does one do? Rhetorical question for the times we live in.
  6. Oh yeah, I forgot something. If anyone can invent boots for dog paws that my dog will actually wear, drop me a line too.
  7. Didn't realise this topic would generate as much feedback as it has. I guess I was just wondering if there was some magic bullet I overlooked in regards to gluing and then clamping fuselage halves. Apparently not. Just like in real life. I think I will still get a hold of some and give it a go on trickier non Tamiya, WNW etc fits. And if anyone invents my perfect clamp, drop me a line. I may invest in your invention. Cheers to all!
  8. Thanks for the photos and info. I for sure will purchase some of those guys for trickier assemblies. Thanks to all!
  9. I didn't realize they made resin buckles. I have had no problem using the metal albatross type buckles. The worry I would have with resin buckles is they would be more fragile than metal ones. And the metal ones look good to my eye. Gluing either type still requires CA glue, so there is no advantage from that standpoint for resin buckles. Purchase both types and see what works better? My guess is the metal ones are superior, but that is just a guess. Good luck!
  10. Thanks for the input. I've used tape and elastic bands to good effect. Just was wondering what good clamps could do. I was thinking about what if there was a clamp that could put equal pressure around the entire perimeter of the fuselage, even considering that fuselages are not perfectly cylindrical. A problem in search of a better mousetrap?
  11. Thanks. Pictures would be appreciated if not too much trouble for you. Have wanted to try clamps on lengthy fuselages for some time. Cheers!
  12. I'm on the hunt for effective clamps when gluing fuselage halves together. Anyone have what they consider good clamps for something like this? Any input appreciated! Thanks and cheers!
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