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Scratch Built Loening OL-8 Amphibian by rayl
raylAnother shot. Used the 1 mm "Stretchy" stuff.
Skyediamonds1985Wondered what you used for rigging. Very nicely done. Loved the doubled flying wires. That was a "bone of contention" for me with the S.E. 5. Tighten one, and the other part of the double rigging goes slack. Did you paint the rigging? Silver marker?
Skyediamonds1985Meant to comment also that you did a beautiful job on the N struts. Were they glued on? Did you have any wires inside the struts to help hold them?
raylSky; The N struts have brass wire embedded in them and matching oversized holes drilled into blocks under the covering. Slow-set gel cyano was used to anchor them to the wings. The rigging was not painted yet. The stretchy stuff was supposed to be black, but the second roll that I used was rather translucent. I will use a black sharpie to cure that problem.
Skyediamonds1985Thanks Rayl for the reply. It's really appreciated. Again, you've done a fantastic job on this model. I can see that you've even taken the time to ensure that the base of N struts match the curve of the wing's airfoil. Beautiful!
Skyediamonds1985Rayl: I've been studying and reviewing your posts several times and each time I'm learning something new and truly appreciate the quality of workmanship and the extraordinary level of attention to detail. Amazing! It's a few days past, but I'd like to thank you for take the extra time to reveal how you did the engine face plate. Thank you very much. As I'm seeing your posts for rigging: fabricate the brackets, solder the cross pins in the brackets, glue the brackets with pins through the base holes onto the covered surface, then paint the colors of both the surface and different color for the bracket/tiedowns. When covering, did you add the cut outs for the slots to allow for the brackets to come through the covering? Then do you add a touch of a small strip of extra covering to help conceal the base plate of the brackets? They seemed to have disappeared, which is great. Shows you how I've been studying your posts and trying to learn from them. -Skye
raylYep, that's what I did.

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Todays Hobbies F-14a Tomcat by julinick
julinickThe F-14 Tomcat is finally finished. This is a great quality kit from Todays Hobbies and if you can get a hold of one, build it!! I want to thank David Duckett once again for this beautiful model. I really enjoyed the build and Nicholas is very happy that it's now patrolling the skies in his room!!
Don CTo borrow a phrase from Mr. O.: JFB!!
raylWhat Don C said!!!! I really have to admire the panel lines. Very Sweet:-).
Skyediamonds1985Julinick: beautiful job on the Tomcat. The outlines of the wings still amazes me. How did you avoid making "smudges" over the wing surface through the tracing paper? I believe that was Biplane Guy's question.
julinickThanks guys. Skydiamonds, I used a good fine tip pencil to trace the outline onto the wings then used a fine tip sharpie to trace over the pencil line. Some smudges occurred but can be easily removed with a good eraser. Hope that helps to answer your question.

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Scratch Built Loening OL-8 Amphibian by rayl
raylSky; the finished product.
Skyediamonds1985Rayl, thank you very much for going out of your way to show me how you achieved the results for the engine face covering. Really helps. My next project will be the Boeing F4B and it too, has an engine face plate. -Sky

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Todays Hobbies F-14a Tomcat by julinick
LASTWOODSMANThat is one fearsome looking jet fighter!!

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