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Guillows Series 1000 - F4U Corsair by David Duckett
David DuckettCovering.......
David DuckettFor Don C.: I cover wet using nitrate dope as the adhesive. The framework has been filled with lightweight spackle and sanded smooth and three coats of thinned dope applied with light sanding after each coat. Cover the same as for open framework. It's actually easier on a solid surface. Once the silkspan is in place and trimmed neatly, I brush a coat of dope over the entire piece. When it's completely covered I brush on three additional coats of dope before starting the painting.
Don CMr. Duckett - Thanks. The doping before covering explains a lot, but you raised another question: "Once the silkspan is in place and neatly trimmed, I brush a coat over the entire piece". Is that before or after it has dried? I think it's after, but can see it being done wet too as over wood it doesn't need to dry taut. Don
David DuckettIt can be done while wet or after it dries. David or DD.....that Mister stuff scares me.:)

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Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17 by Don C
Don CPainting insignia. After getting done it got a coat of ModelMaster clear gloss.
CreosotewindWhat did you use for the flying wires? They are aerodynamic, just like the real thing.
Don CSorry it took me a month to notice your question. They are styrene strips (.08 X 2mm) from a company called Plastruct in California. A suggestion from my LHS owner.

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Guillows Series 200 - Fokker DR-1 Triplane by BriandKilby
jerry campbellThanks Brian they are much appreciated.

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Guillows Series 400 - P-40 Warhawk by Don C
Don Cmain gear installed
Jastafuhrer 13Excellent work!
CreosotewindDon, in the future you might consider laminating stiff paper card stock to make things like gear doors. A couple of pieces of paper, white glued together can be wrapped around a curved shape, and once it dries, it retains the shape, is very stiff, and can take some abuse. I've used it on many of my builds, and very happy with the results. Not to take away from what you have done. This is great work.
Don CThank you for the information, sir. That might be a lot easier. I'm just starting a D.Diels C-46, 1/32 scale. I've been studying your, DD's and Poppy's posts, amongst others, for ways to improve my skills. Going to try some new methods this time. Should be fun.

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here are some paintings by my grandmother, edith kilby, for dd and all you other art aficionados!
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