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Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ] (17 posts, 20 posts per page, 1 pages in total)
TJH, Comment for image # 2404911 Nov 11 10:10
I went through a little learning curve when I used the Easy Built silver on my T-28 and found it was best to cover in smaller sections. That also needed to be applied wet.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 2404910 Nov 11 12:26
It is the "metalized" silver Esaki. The metalization is actually a plastic coating and it makes it a little difficult to work. You can't paint on it with any water based product (I don't use dope because of my wife's allergies.) so all the markings are tissue glued on. (Except for the #%^&@# Chart Pak tape!) It doesn't shrink the way the regular Esaki tissue does and is best applied wet. You have to be somewhat careful handling it because the plastic surface can get dings in it like real metal. I think the next time that I do a model of a bare metal plane I will use white tissue and airbrush it with metallic silver air brush ink.
TJH, Comment for image # 2404910 Nov 11 11:32
Very clean looking Mustang! What tissue did you use?
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 2404909 Nov 11 17:55
hjlittman, Image # 2404909 Nov 11 15:02

Turned out nose heavy but still under 30 grams with bb shot in tail. Lots of lift so needed severe down and right thrust. Old stock Chart Pak tape control outlines peeling off in cold weather. Contest it was to be flown in on Sunday was rained out which is OK since I need some fresh rubber. Flying on scavenged motor.
hjlittman, Image # 2387622 Oct 11 17:03

Comet P-51A temporarily occupying a space on ceiling while Piper takes priority.
hjlittman, Image # 2355513 Sep 11 15:36

Southern California sunset. There is a reason that painted backdrops in Hollywood movies look like this.
hjlittman, Image # 2354306 Sep 11 16:57

Mustang is putting on weight. Plastic spinner is from another Mustang kit to the same approximate scale. I will make a lighter plastic for flying. Still needs control surface outlines on wings and exhaust stacks. Trying to keep it under 30 grams with rubber.
hjlittman, Image # 2350930 Aug 11 14:48

Well, I got the wing recovered, but I'm still having trouble with the metallized tissue. I have other projects to attend to and this is not for competition, so I amd going to try a heat gun on the wrinkles, declare it done, and finish it. I'[m sure it will fly OK anyway.
pfinn, Comment for image # 2348626 Aug 11 08:03
Hjlittman, Smith Brothers....I do my best to NOT go there. I end up buying some thing I don't really need. Like another kit! ;o). SB is my favorite hobby shop.
TJH, Comment for image # 2348626 Aug 11 06:14
I had the same experience with my T28 wings and had to have a do-over. I found that it worked best wet in small sections.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 2348625 Aug 11 19:34
I bought it at Smith Brother's Hobbies in Northridge (CA). It is best worked wet, as here on the fuselage, but it takes practice because it doesn't shrink the same way as other tissues. This is the same stuff I used on the Air Force Beaver. You can't paint or print on it and all details have to be either decals, tape or glued on paper.
jace314, Comment for image # 2348625 Aug 11 19:29
I like the look of the metal tissue. Does it come with the kit, or did you order it seperate?
hjlittman, Image # 2348625 Aug 11 19:27

Covering on. Fuselage is OK, but this is the first time I tried to cover a wing with pre-shrunk tissue. Metallized Esaki is not the best choice for a first attempt at any technique. I'm going to rip it off and do it again.
hjlittman, Image # 2342711 Aug 11 10:46

Mustang ready for covering. The framework has been sealed with 50/50 IPN finish and water. The fuselage is strong enough to cover wet, but Iam going to use pre-shrunk tissue on the wings and tail feathers.
hjlittman, Image # 2318411 Jul 11 17:14

Extra spar in wing, based on past experience.
hjlittman, Image # 2318311 Jul 11 17:12

Added daigonal bracing in center fuselage bays, detachable nose block. and bottom spar in wing. Didn't remember this series being quite this light in late '40's and early '50s...Oh, yes! This strip wood is Balsa!
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