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BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3796312 Mar 17 10:51
yes it is printwood, lastwoodman. I have a few semi-symmetrical wings under my belt, so it's not to difficult. lol!
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3796312 Mar 17 10:20
Brian - that is a tough wing build with those semi-symmetrical, elliptical shaped ribs. Is that a "printwood" kit, where you had to cut out and notch by hand, every wing rib and every fuselage former, doing it the old-fashioned, scratchbuilt way?
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3809611 Mar 17 18:40
thanks sky, i'll probably cover it in tissue. I haven't reached the skill level yet for sheeting, yet. lol. I like to thank bill for his help in helping me out on this build.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3809611 Mar 17 18:27
Brian, the fuselage looks like its coming along great. Are you sheeting the sides with balsa or covering with tissue? Just curious.
BriandKilby, Image # 3809611 Mar 17 17:20

working on the beaufighter fuselage.
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3806304 Mar 17 18:21
thanks don!
Don C, Comment for image # 3806304 Mar 17 16:20
Looking good Brian.
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3806104 Mar 17 10:23
thanks lastwoodsman.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3806103 Mar 17 21:17
It's all looking really good Brian.
BriandKilby, Image # 3806303 Mar 17 17:07

left and right wing.
BriandKilby, Image # 3806203 Mar 17 17:07

props, wings, & nacielles.
BriandKilby, Image # 3806103 Mar 17 17:06

props made.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3802126 Feb 17 18:00
You're welcome. I proof-read my comments several times and each time, seems like a good concept. If you decide on this approach, hope it works. Skye
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3802126 Feb 17 14:52
thanks for your assistance sky! brian.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3802126 Feb 17 13:56
In that case, it might be best to build and cover the wings and engine nacelles separately and then glue them together. The best way (Just my opinion and would appreciate any feedback) may be to first cover the wings. After the wings are covered, doped and dried, then create a template of the covered wing's profile onto a piece of lightly stiff paper and (after much trial and error of fitting and refitting) transfer this pattern onto the nacelles prior to covering. You'll probably have to produce four separate templates (two per nacelle, meaning, one per each side, for both the inner and outer versions). Tack the paper templates onto the nacelles prior to covering and verify their fit. Try to keep the profiled papered templates as small as possible so as to avoid any paper sticking out through the covering. You might wish to give them a slight curve by gently rolling them to fit the curvature of the nacelle sides. Glue the paper templates to their respective nacelle sides and then cover the remainder of the engine nacelles. That way, the chances are you'll stand to get an extremely good fit when gluing the covered ( & finished) nacelles. Just one way of approaching this issue. Skye
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3802124 Feb 17 08:51
sky you can build it separately, I was just showing them together. you can cover it separately, but it may tear the tissue when attaching it, but it's hard to cover when combined. I haven't decided which to do.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3802123 Feb 17 21:03
Very interesting approach to the engine nacelles. If I'm guessing correctly, are they being constructed integrally with the wings?
Don C, Comment for image # 3802123 Feb 17 17:37
Bet those nacelles were fun. They look good.
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3802123 Feb 17 15:29
thanks guys, it's my second, I built a mig 15 prior. it tells you a bunch of crap you should do, but should have made it more sensible and simpler.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3802123 Feb 17 15:11
Nice going. Years back I tried an Ez Build kit. I found it nothing easy about it. I shall never try one again again. They are above my pay grade. My compliments to all of you that succeed. Cudos!
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