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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super Sabre by heywooood
heywoooodI have applied the largest decals..still debating whether to apply the advisory and maintenance stencils. I need to get the LG doors on and the refueling probe.
Don CWow! Sure don't see anything to be unhappy with. :)

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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super Sabre by heywooood
heywoooodI had taken a break for a few days. I'm not real pleased with this effort I gotta say. Nothing wrong with the kit - I'm just not getting the results I had hoped for or expected...it happens sometimes and often times I can adjust or make corrections but for whatever reason it just isn't happening on this project. I will complete the panel lines and apply the decals - seal it with a semi gloss clear coat and call it good. Maybe a break from building is called for.
AndersI think it looks good, can you mention what you would change/ do better? I have several builds going at once. If i get stuck i go on with another one untill i get a solution to a problem. Many friends tell me that i should focus on one untill im done. I respond with the fact that i have more than enough to fly. I build for the fun, no haste. Take a break and decide what to do :)
heywoooodIf I had a choice to go back and start over I would probably not have tried to cut the canopy up to make it operable. This canopy is probably made of the thinnest material I have yet encountered. I though building a suitable frame would make it manageable but that didn't pan out. Since that area is a huge focal point of any model this one in particular because the F100 is so basic in form, it just creates too much of a distraction to the eye. too messy for me in other words. There are other issues with the finish and without itemizing it all I'll just say this wasn't my best work and regroup...it happens sometimes. Moving on
Don CYou know, Heywoood, we all know the flaws in our work and what didn't work like we figured, but usually no one else does. I know what you're feeling, but to me it looks good. I'm waiting for the decals, etc. I don't think I'd toss it. I am modifying a Diels F-86 canopy for the F9f. You're right. They are about as light a material as you can get. It's going to be the very last thing done to the model before it goes on display. Otherwise I'll probably crush it.Just so you don't feel alone - I have about the smoothest paint job I have ever done on that wing - but the color just isn't right, so it's coming off. Just bought the new paint today. Onward and upward!
heywoooodYeah - I vented there didn't I... I do that sometimes.

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Easy Built D-08 Bristol Beaufighter by BriandKilby
BriandKilbyprops , turrent, and gear added.
Don CNice job, Brian. Wingspan 20 -30 inches?
BriandKilbythanks don, it's 30" wingspan.
Don CDidn't realize it was that big before. Very nice.

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Easy Built D-08 Bristol Beaufighter by BriandKilby
John M OshustVery nice! Bravo! You have constructed quite a few nice models on those buckets, next to that stone wall?
BriandKilbythanks john, the buckets bring me inspiration. lol.
LASTWOODSMANAnd a very attractive color scheme Brian!
BriandKilbythanks lwooodsman.

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heywooood Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super SabreParked 24-Jun-17 22:38
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heywooood Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super SabreParked 24-Jun-17 22:38
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heywooood Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super SabreParked 24-Jun-17 22:37
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mlriley540 Scratch Built FFVS J 22Build 24-Jun-17 22:32
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More progress.
Don C Scratch Built Grumman F9F PantherBuild 24-Jun-17 21:28
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Wasn't happy with the color. Too blue. Left wing is new color. Much better. Gloss or semigloss Krylon will make it good.
BriandKilby Easy Built D-08 Bristol BeaufighterParked 23-Jun-17 15:17
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props , turrent, and gear added.
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