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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 07:08:15 pm »
Took ages to do this foil finish on the top of just one horizontal stabiliser. Never done this before, still low on the learning/swearing curve. Foil sections are laid at different angles to show textures of different panels.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 04:26:21 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2018, 04:28:15 pm »
Coming along slowly, panel by panel. Doesn't look great, but a lot better than I expected for my first try. Tip: Listen to The Sex Pistols, or similar, while doing this. It gives you a devil-may-care attitude that allows you to forge ahead with brutal lack of concern for a mistake. You can always learn how to correct one.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2018, 05:52:03 pm »
Cool, looking good  :thumbsup:

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I'm going to have to remember that, too - see what you lot are doing for/to my lexicon/vocabulary?  :lol:


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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2018, 04:30:10 am »
What foil are you using?
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2018, 08:11:31 am »
What foil are you using?

Just regular kitchen foil.
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2018, 03:01:12 pm »
Might be getting good at this. Decided on a metal finish after the intakes had been glued on, so how the hell do I get foil on the fuselage behind them? Eyeball it, cut a rectangle of foil, cut a V notch in it to get around fuselage attachment, test fit, adjust with sharp blade and curved scissors, test fit again, thank eyeballs for doing good work, then apply glue, wait until it's a little less tacky than normal, easier to adjust by sliding, then plop it in, adjust position, and burnish down. Came out pretty good on each side. Still some trimming and burnishing to do but the hard part is over with.

Musical accompaniment to stoke the 'screw it and forge ahead!' attitude is courtesy of a metal/goth playlist that someone put up. Cradle of Filth, Ghost, Type O Negative, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, a long list of throaty screamers. Includes the infamous uncensored video of COF performing From the Cradle of Enslave. Look that up at your peril.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2018, 04:55:25 pm »
Coming together!!!   I also enjoy ear bleeding devil music.  :wacko: :wacko:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2018, 05:25:06 pm »
Cut off the rounded U-2 nose, and replacing it with the pitot tube from the old Airfix Hawker P.1127, makes it look more Starfightery.

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2018, 05:56:32 pm »
That looks glorious!  I concur with this decision.   :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2018, 08:24:57 pm »
This is going to look awesome, ... perfect, ... brilliant. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2018, 10:28:43 pm »
That pitot fits very well.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 03:10:37 am »
What foil are you using?

Just regular kitchen foil.

That explains it.  You are doing it the hard way.
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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2018, 07:39:21 am »
That pitot fits very well.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Reverse history?
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 01:53:58 pm »
Just out of interest (not that I'm planning to foil a NMF kit, but who knows...), what glue are you using? PVA glue, superglue, something else?