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rayl, Image # 3780923 Jan 17 12:59

Got the decals applied. They were printed out on my Inkjet printer from a "Word" template.
rayl, Image # 3778419 Jan 17 13:59

Some of the cockpit components on the way to the paint shop.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3778117 Jan 17 23:26
Thank you for thinking of me enough to post this picture. This is absolutely great! From what I can see, it looks as though your "attempts" of replication has been extremely successful. Very well done, indeed. This is what I was attempting to do on my PT-17. Since it was my first build after almost 35 years, it was far more crude in my attempts to replicate such fine detailing as we see here. Excellent job! You've really set the bar at a new height and as a source of inspiration for us all. Skye
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3594717 Jan 17 10:27
Very clever! Thanks Ray.
poppy, Comment for image # 3594717 Jan 17 10:03
Now this as good as it gets!! Amazing!
rayl, Comment for image # 3594717 Jan 17 09:24
Richard: I started out with a piece of 5/32" K&S brass channel. Used a machinist dye to coat the channel so I could see my lay-out lines. Laid out all of the holes and drilled them with (IIRC: a No. 60 drill). Used my Dremel tool with a cut-off wheel to remove most of the metal [down to my lay-out lines], then finished up with Swiss files. The cross pieces are .063" dia. K&S brass rod soft soldered and cleaned up, again, with Swiss files. Hope this answers your questions.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3594717 Jan 17 08:07
Ray - what is the thickness of the clevis metal? - about 20 thou or so?
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3594716 Jan 17 20:20
Rayl - superb rigging - it is agonizing and arduous... especially the planning part. How did you stamp out these flat metal (what metal is it?) clevis blanks, and how did you drill the holes, and how did you bend the two round flanges up? Is there a pin and sleeve bushing between the flanges?
rayl, Image # 3778116 Jan 17 15:33

Sky: This is what I was trying to replicate.
rayl, Comment for image # 3776516 Jan 17 15:27
Yep, that's what I did.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776516 Jan 17 12:29
Rayl: 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
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3775616 Jan 17 12:20
Rayl, 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
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776815 Jan 17 19:47
I still keep visiting this site. Wonderful sense of humor for us all.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776515 Jan 17 19:45
Thanks 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!
rayl, Comment for image # 3776515 Jan 17 14:58
Sky; 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.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776515 Jan 17 13:08
Meant 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?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776515 Jan 17 12:57
Wondered 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?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776813 Jan 17 22:57
lOl... Now that's funny.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3776313 Jan 17 22:54
Rayl, beautiful work. Really looks great! Words escape me.... It's incredible.
rayl, Image # 3776813 Jan 17 14:53

How is your Boiler installation coming along John?
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