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Planet Models XF5U Flying Pancake

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Just found the JB Kwik online, exactly where I expected to. Sadly, it's nearly three times the price of the standard product! Still, as long as it works as well as the original, it's probably worth it for the faster curing times. And with a number of resin kit builds in my future, I'll probably be able to make good use of it.

 

Kev

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Great update Carl, you have about got her done! :thumbsup:

 

Looks great!

 

Yep, JB kwick is my go to epoxy..... :)

 

Dan

Thanks Dan! It's the first time I've used it but I'm liking it so far. Much less odour than regular 5 min epoxy too.

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Just found the JB Kwik online, exactly where I expected to. Sadly, it's nearly three times the price of the standard product! Still, as long as it works as well as the original, it's probably worth it for the faster curing times. And with a number of resin kit builds in my future, I'll probably be able to make good use of it.

 

Kev

Ouch! Three times as much! Oddly enough, when I bought it it was the only kind of JB Weld u could find in the store. I've got some resin kits in the stash too so it's good to know it works.

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We'll, I picked up my boys from school and promptly left them to fend for themselves once we got home so I could get some bench time in. :P

 

It worked!

 

1) They didn't burn the house down not having adult supervision :thumbsup:

 

and

 

2) I have managed to finish this with about 6 hours left to the end of the GB.

 

I glued on the gear bay doors. This was a bit precarious as the attachment points are small.

 

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Once they were dry(ish?), I stood the model nose up and attached the two prop assemblies.

 

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And here we are:

 

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I'll try to shoot the RFI pics tonight.

 

But I'm glad to have finally finished my first resin plane kit. It's not 100% perfect but I am happy with how it turned out. Hopefully I can improve my skills on the next resin plane kit I build.

 

Carl

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Ouch! Three times as much! Oddly enough, when I bought it it was the only kind of JB Weld u could find in the store. I've got some resin kits in the stash too so it's good to know it works.

 

Ah, it looks like I was looking at the large, industrial-sized pack. I've since found one that seems to be the same size as the standard one I already have, and for about the same price. There's no stopping me now!

 

Kev

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Ah, it looks like I was looking at the large, industrial-sized pack. I've since found one that seems to be the same size as the standard one I already have, and for about the same price. There's no stopping me now!

 

Kev

That makes sense now. The ones in the link above look like the size I have.

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Nice Carl! You're my modeling hero! This thing actually flew?

Thanks Shaka!

 

I don't think it actually flew. My understanding is it did some high speed taxi runs before the project got cancelled. There was ab earlier version that did fly though.

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Here are a couple unedited pics of the completed plane. You might notice there's a rudder missing. I knocked it off and can't seem to find it. Grrrr....

 

Hopefully it'll turn up soon and I can reattach it.

 

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I'll try and get some up tomorrow.

 

Thanks to everyone to followed along on this. Now back to my F-4E in the USAF GB.

 

Carl

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Very Nice Carl. I'll wait for your other pics before committing to the gallery. You're finished before the deadline so that's no probs.

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