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Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:08
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Now, bear with me on this, and humor me a bit. I took what's left of the same sheet of plain white paper used for making the thin metal strips and painted it flat black.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:04
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This is where individual choice comes in. One could purposely make the original black strips longer and end at the trailing edge of the wing. Or, for a bit of (ahem) finesse, could add just a bit more detail for (Sorry, here's that darn word again), "bling."
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:01
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As you can easily surmise, this is kind of a two-step process. Prior to gluing the first strip, I cut the end at 45 degrees, using the scientific eyeball method. Then with the remaining edge from the strip already cut at the same angle, I carefully lined it up to verify the joint before cutting the short strip to size and then sjupergluing it into place. I carefully placed a dab of the glue along the underside of the strip prior to attaching it to the surface. I admit this method requires one to "get it right the first time or else" but figured it was worth the risk. I figured if I used white glue, it would act as a small bit of "lubricant" allowing the strip to slide around and thereby leaving a thin film of glue.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:53
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Next, I taped the strip ends onto scrap cardboard and spray painted metallic silver. I was careful not to flex the fold too much, lest it cracks the paint.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:49
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If you can look (zoom) carefully, I managed to open up the thin strip. Had to use a pair of tweezers to help.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:46
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This is where trial and error comes in and eyeballing is used. I carefully cut an extra thin strip along the folded edge of the paper, knowing that when I open it, the strip will be doubled in width. Don't want it too wide, or too thin. As Goldilocks would say, "Jes' about right."
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Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:42
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For the metal borders surrounding the wing walk, this is where a bit of "outside the box" imagination comes in. I use a standard black white sheet of 81/2x11 sized paper folded in half. The fold of the paper will be used to form a "ridge" along the metal strip.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:38
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Carefully checking each strip for appropriate size and then supergluing them into place.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:35
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This might appear a bit redundant, but carefully cutting the wet-n-dry sandpaper for the lower wing walk
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 19:26
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Using wet-n-dry sandpaper for the wing walk. This is to get that "textured" non slip look
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 17:04
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Cockpit coaming and other goodies
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 17:03
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Cockpit coaming and other goodies
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