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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2019, 03:29:18 am »
It appears it is not meant to be easy painting this Rotodyne.
I put another coat of flat white on as undercoat.
Too heavy and it crazed.  Not as bad as before but still crazed.
I sanded it down and decided to go straight to the silver car paint on the bottom half.
Not being one to learn a lesson, after masking the top of the fuselage I once again put the paint on too heavy and it crazed in places.
So today I sanded lightly and put on more silver in light coats.  This didn't craze.  Instead I produced a texture reminiscent of sandpaper.  I am hopeful( ever the optimist) that this will polish back to a smooth finish.

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2019, 03:37:17 am »
Sometimes sh!t happens. :(
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2019, 03:41:08 am »
Are you sure that the kit is not in some special plastic that refuses paint??  :banghead:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2019, 04:36:17 am »
Just normal Airfix plastic Loupy. 
I think it was cursed by someone before I got my hands on it.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #94 on: June 03, 2019, 04:49:51 am »

So today I sanded lightly and put on more silver in light coats.  This didn't craze.  Instead I produced a texture reminiscent of sandpaper. 


Ah yes, that was a development by Fairey later on the Rotodyne 2.0 project for drag reduction, a bit like the dimples in golf balls but on a larger scale.

[Kit's 2md mantra :- 'The backstory can always be adjusted to suit the model.........]
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2019, 05:01:55 am »
Like sharkskin you mean?  Creating a boundary layer around the fuselage...

I'm confident it'll polish OK.  A quick rub with paper towel this evening has already taken it from the texture of 80 grade sandpaper down to that of 1200 wet'n'dry.
And then it'll be time to see what happens when I apply the white acrylic on the top half.


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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2019, 05:36:33 am »

Like sharkskin you mean?  Creating a boundary layer around the fuselage...


Exactly.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #97 on: June 07, 2019, 02:36:06 am »
I have finally got an NMF on the lower fuselage that I am happy with.
Rotodyne 2.0 WIP 07-06-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Now I need to do the same on the wings and tails.
I doubt this is going to be finished by the deadline.  How about another two weeks?
 ;D ;)
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #98 on: June 07, 2019, 02:46:58 am »
on the lower fuselage that I am happy with.
I confirm this looks good, the happiness is well deserved! ;)
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #99 on: June 07, 2019, 03:24:24 am »
Thank you Tophe.  I hope you are also experiencing happiness.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2019, 04:46:13 am »

I doubt this is going to be finished by the deadline.  How about another two weeks?
 ;D ;)


I think that's called pushing your luck.................  ;D
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2019, 05:22:54 am »

I doubt this is going to be finished by the deadline.  How about another two weeks?
 ;D ;)


I think that's called pushing your luck.................  ;D

Yeah, but it was worth a try.
I have next week off work.  I'll see how far I get before, what, Friday 14th?
I'm not rushing this one.  I've put too much into it.  All that PSR plus years of planning.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2019, 05:32:27 am »

I have next week off work.  I'll see how far I get before, what, Friday 14th?


Yes, local midnight on the 14 th is the ultimate end time of this GB.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2019, 05:55:59 pm »

I have next week off work.  I'll see how far I get before, what, Friday 14th?


Yes, local midnight on the 14 th is the ultimate end time of this GB.

This always confuses me.  Do you mean midnight between 13th & 14th or Midnight between 14th & 15th?
In other words, do we get all day Friday?
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #104 on: June 07, 2019, 07:39:35 pm »
23:59:59hrs 14 June 2019 is how read that statement of "midnight".
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