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John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 16:41
Heuy v77. I have some parafilm but lost the instructions. When you get a chance could you edumicate me as to how to use it?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 16:31
Thanks bp, going to try Parafilm to do the masking. Keep your fingers crossed. My hands aren't that steady to free hand this scheme.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 13:29
I like it a lot.
Don C, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 13:25
Was the prop hub info OK?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 10:18
When ever I get too far ahead I cause more work than needed. Although the cream covers the red pretty good.
Don C, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 09:59
I'm with John. Looks good.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 09:25
The colors look vibrant and I don't see any wrinkles in the tissue - it must have kept tightening up ...
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3823203 Apr 17 08:53
The Tissue looks nice and tight. Why the regret?
Huey V77, Image # 3823203 Apr 17 07:56

I'll regret this later but hade to see how the colors look.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3822031 Mar 17 12:10
FYI, I've been using Model Masters acrylic paints. After washing out the brush there is always paint left in the heal of the brush that will not was out. I found some plastic "glue" that dissolves the old paint. TENAX-7R or Micro Weld works great. The chemical used is methylene chloride, its the only thing I have found that will remove the old paint.
Huey V77, Image # 3822031 Mar 17 11:50

Here's the cowl, not happy with the rocker cover blisters, have some work on them. Also have to make an engine and prop.
Huey V77, Image # 3821831 Mar 17 11:40

Been messing with this the last couple of nights. Mixed Radome Tan and gloss White to get the base color. Amazingly the tissue tightened up. Some "Puckers" are still there. Don, on full scale using the "Dope" system, you apply two cross coats of nitrate to the fabric. nitra incapselates the fiber. Then you apply up to 4 coate of silver. Silver is butyrate mixed with aulminum power to block out UV light. Then you apply clear butyrate to fill the weave of the fabric. then several color coate. The last plane I did is a Aeronca Champ with 16 coats of dope. It looks beautifull, yet you can till see the weave. My Stinson model has two coats of nitrate and two coats of butyrate on silcspan. I heald its shape when paint was applied.
Don C, Comment for image # 3820431 Mar 17 09:59
Thanks for the review and pictures on this stuff, Huey. Question to everyone: Has anyone used something other than nitrate dope to seal tissue or silkspan? If so, what were the results?
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3816731 Mar 17 07:20
Excellent. Those wheel pants came out great. Do you have a cowl for it yet? Can't wait to see the paint job.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3820129 Mar 17 21:29
Gents. I have built a few planes in my brief tenor as a model builder. I hear of paints from here and there. For 90% of my painting I have always brushed on paint from the small sample bottles of Benjamin Moore house paint purchased in a paint store. It covers well, dries well, is inexpensive, comes in a myriad of colors, and most important it is a Gumby favorite.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3820129 Mar 17 20:07
I used acrylic house paint on my Nieuport 11 and wasn't happy with the results. Masking tape wouldn't stick to it worth a darn and one of the roundels under the lower wing fell off when I applied a matte finish over it. Best finish I have achieved so far was with Sig Supercoat butyrate dope on the tissue supplied with my PT-17 kit. It took the Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic final coat very well too. I wasn't happy with the acrylic flats I used on the Tiger Moth either. Dried too quickly and left brush marks. If I used them again I would add an extender.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3820128 Mar 17 18:23
Now that's funny from Huey and Don C...... About the pills I mean. Sorry to hear about the acrylic paint wrinkling up the covering. I've used enamels with very good results. Most of it was rattle cans of Krylon paints.
Don C, Comment for image # 3820128 Mar 17 14:10
Hope it tightens up. Think I may pass on this stuff. Even with 3 good coats of nitrate on the Solution the acrylic loosened up the silkspan. Tightened up OK though. Need to learn how to get as smooth a covering job as you have.
Don C, Comment for image # 3820128 Mar 17 14:03
Is he out of the hospital yet?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3820128 Mar 17 11:43
It is ever so slowly tightening up. John, I don't think it will work on women over 50. A friends' wife wanted him to get some of the new Pills to help he in a manly way. So he got her some weight loss pills.......
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