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Todays Hobbies F4-E Phantom II by heywooood
heywoooodnow with those decals applied and the final semi-gloss top coat as well
MMitch2782Great job on a classic a/c. The Phantom was my era in Nav Air. Those J79s would rattle your insides!
BriandKilbynice phantom!
heywoooodThanks Brian - The Navy F4 is probably my favorite jet aircraft..it has all the power and ability you would ever want in a fleet defender / multi-role aircraft. Effective at virtually every task it was assigned. A Hall of Fame player for sure.
BriandKilbyI like the f-100 and a-4.
heywoooodthe Scooters are interesting in lots of ways - the fact that they were part of the nuclear arsenal is one...http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-mighty-4-skyhawk-was-the-us-navy%E2%80%99s-best-little-bomber-14181
heywoooodone of my next projects is the F100...
heywoooodthanks Mitch - yes I have stood fairly close to an F4 on the line and it does rumble right through your body..Liver, meet spleen, spleen this is kidney..and so on

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Dumas Kit #401, Laird Super Solution by heywooood
heywoooodsome progress on the infill - there are some interesting contours to this fuselage - should be fun in the shaping process
heywoooodusing 3/32" thick sheeting for the infill..same as the GeeBee - it's the best to use on 1/16" stringers because it isn't too thick to dry form but is thick enough to get a good seal while setting it a bit 'proud' for the mudding and shaping process.
heywoooodthe method requires a good fit. The pieces must not be oversized and cause bowing of the stringers or put undue stress on the bulkheads. That would distort the shape of the fuselage (or wing) and you don't want that at all. So it's ok to be undersized because you can always 'chink' the gaps with bits of balsa or just use filler. I like to fill in as best as possible with balsa so that none of the filler falls into the structure, hardens and then rattles around once the model is complete. We're not making baby rattles here..generally

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Herr Engineering HRR 105, Fokker D-7 by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMANThe laminated Prop Carving Block is freed up from its clamping prison, and squared up to 220 grit sandpaper. The next step is to drill a perpendicular center pin hole, trace some outllines from 0.0035" thick (22 pound) opaque Vellum tracing paper sheets. and transfer the outlines to the block.
LASTWOODSMANI hope that the fine thin wood grain lines of alternating Bronze and Burnt Sienna color, painted between the lamination layers, will thicken up at areas according to the various contours of the prop shape.

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Guillows Series 800 - Spirit of St Louis by OLD A&P
OLD A&PJust needs a wing.
poppyHow did you achieve the burnished look?
OLD A&PPlastic cowl was covered with alum. tape cut to size from a pattern. A Dremel using a little brush attatchment with a piece of blue Scotchbrite sheet attatched with masking tape was then pressed on the to make the engine swirls
sweetwillie a beautiful effect! Great job.
mlriley540Nice, hadn't seen this before.
heywoooodyou captured that effect perfectly I'd say...well done! On this model (Spirit of StL) its a key feature for sure.

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LASTWOODSMAN Herr Engineering HRR 105, Fokker D-7Parked 30-Apr-17 20:06
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The laminated Prop Carving Block is freed up from its clamping prison, and squared up to 220 grit sandpaper. The next step is to drill a perpendicular center pin hole, trace some outllines from 0.0035" thick (22 pound) opaque Vellum tracing paper sheets. and transfer the outlines to the block.
heywooood Todays Hobbies F4-E Phantom IIParked 30-Apr-17 12:07
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more or less what I was going for..
heywooood Dumas Kit #401, Laird Super SolutionParked 29-Apr-17 23:40
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some progress on the infill - there are some interesting contours to this fuselage - should be fun in the shaping process
mlriley540 Scratch Built Brewster BuffaloBuild 29-Apr-17 23:26
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This is a sturdy model, i think the short tail will allow it to be fairly heavy.
mlriley540 Scratch Built Brewster BuffaloBuild 29-Apr-17 23:25
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Going good so far, a fun build.
LASTWOODSMAN Herr Engineering HRR 105, Fokker D-7Parked 29-Apr-17 12:03
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BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD !! - I will cut it all out, sand it, glue raw tissue onto the plane, then shrink it and clear it, the normal way - but first, my 10" X 1 1/2" X 1/2" laminated prop carving block is dry after being glued and clamped up for a week - prop carving and sanding fun coming up !!
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