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Build Thread, Page :  1   2   3  [ 4 ]  5   6   7   8   9   10  (185 posts, 20 posts per page, 10 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
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

Don C, Image # 3765429 Dec 16 20:54

Don C, Image # 3765329 Dec 16 20:52

Don C, Image # 3765229 Dec 16 20:50

Cockpit finished
Don C, Comment for image # 3759623 Dec 16 12:32
Thanks Ray. Side panels are 1/16 balsa,painted blue first and after it was thoroughly dried, a coat of black wiped immediately with a damp paper towel. An experiment, but it worked OK.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3759623 Dec 16 12:31
Btw, great job! Not easy to build a custom racing plane.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3759623 Dec 16 12:30
Don, you're not alone in the paint mess dept. Learned myself the hard way too, especially when it comes to masking soft covering. Always used decals or blank white decal sheets and simply cut out the numbers. Sorry.
rayl, Comment for image # 3759622 Dec 16 20:05
Nice save! Like the Inst. panel also. What did you end up using for the cockpit sidepanels?
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