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Don C, Comment for image # 3788618 Feb 17 11:56
Thanks for the help. Been fighting some sort of crud that has invaded the Valley for weeks. Very little shop time. However, in a foray to the big city for a Dr's visit, I discovered that a Hobby Lobby has appeared in the Big Box Store section of town. There, hidden among cute little signs, plastic flowers, paper and at least half of China's output I found some .015 plastic sheets. A couple of hours work provided me with more of the same. Found some .006 on Amazon. We'll see.
rayl, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 19:31
I hate it when that happens. I have to drive to Sioux Falls or Sioux City [at least 100 miles to either city] or to Omaha to find a Hobby Town.
Don C, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 18:31
Thanks everyone. Our local hobby shop closed up after Christmas. Closest one now is 90 miles away. Looks like on line shopping. Onward and upward!
rayl, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 17:09
Don: Your local Hobby Lobby should have some K&S vinyl sheeting in thicknesses from 0.005" up to 0.030". It looks like you are the right track trying to form the clear over a form. The vinyl sheeting is much more forgiving than clear styrene or Vivak when wrapped around a form and heated with a heat gun or hair drier. Just take it easy on the heat: When the edge of the vinyl curls you are just past "there". BTW: I have used short pieces of PVC pipe to get the right curve. No easy answers I'm afraid.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 15:53
Sig and Brodak both have 0.008"
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 15:15
Almost. Practice makes perfect!
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3788631 Jan 17 13:54
Those clear plastic file folder sleeves might work - I have some 4.5 thou, 5 thou, and 6 thou plastic that is pliable yet probably strong enough with the frames glued to it.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3788631 Jan 17 13:27
Just checked with my Hobby shop and there is .010 available. That would bend easier and not crack.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3788631 Jan 17 13:20
Don, I picked up some .020 Lexan at my local hobby shop. We used it at Titan to make the windshield on the Tornado, also the landing light lenses. Although it was .060 it would bend easy. Add some heat after bending it would set to shape. You can bend and crease the .020 material with out cracking. Might work.
Don C, Image # 3788731 Jan 17 12:54

These are a couple of the attempts.
Don C, Image # 3788631 Jan 17 12:50

OK, I need some help. I've been trying to make this 3 piece "canopy" for a month now with varying degrees of failure. Anybody have an idea? Is there clear plastic which is pliable like cardstock?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3765630 Dec 16 15:18
Beautiful model Don. You did good.! Marvelous job. Had a chance to see the full sized Ryan Fireball up close (it was in derelict condition) at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Calif.
Don C, Comment for image # 3765630 Dec 16 10:37
Thanks. This is Matty Laird's color scheme and his 1930 "Solution" to beating the Travelaire Mystery Ship. By the way - there's a Ryan "Fireball" kit by Cleveland on Ebay.
poppy, Comment for image # 3765630 Dec 16 09:31
A Super Solution!!
rayl, Comment for image # 3765630 Dec 16 07:20
Nice work Don :-) The color scheme jumps out at you!
rgood, Comment for image # 3765429 Dec 16 23:09
A very super job Don - impressive!
Don C, Image # 3765629 Dec 16 21:03

Test fit.
Don C, Image # 3765529 Dec 16 20:57

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