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So far this is only a place holder...I think I'll start it next week.  Here are three other designs on the back of the box but I think I'll stick with the silver dope and dayglo orange.  

 

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These are the other choices.  Good looks all, but not the best of the four.

 

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--John

 

 

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13 minutes ago, rob85 said:

great to have a tiger moth along for the ride.

Thanks Rob.  I figured any of the pilots flying all the other FAA aircraft would have trained on this first.  

I think the NMF and Day-Glo Orange will be an unusual look.

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Here's a bit of sprue...pretty basic looking kit.  The plastic is well moulded with little flash of any kind.

 

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A nice bit of PE...

 

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And some good looking decals, all seemingly in register.  

 

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I'll get around to it late today or tonight.  

 

--John

 

 

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True to form, I went ahead and did a few things without documenting them.  Mostly small things like harnesses, control sticks, instrument panels...

This is a neat little kit and I hope the rest fo the build is a reflection of my recent work.

 

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--John

 

 

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Everything fit inside well enough and was reflective of the actual tight fit of this cockpit!

 

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The only gap is forward of the lower wing.  It's not much and will be easily filled.

 

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--John

 

 

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On 28/02/2020 at 12:14, John D.C. Masters said:

Thanks Rob.  I figured any of the pilots flying all the other FAA aircraft would have trained on this first.  

I think the NMF and Day-Glo Orange will be an unusual look.

Hope you are not doing NMF! !!! But going for silver dope!

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9 hours ago, Paul J said:

Hope you are not doing NMF!

Of course...dope it is.  Just used to saying NMF.

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Some progress...I have drilled the holes for the rigging; attached the stabilizer; fixed the tail-skid to the rudder *; glued the very tiny and delicate pitot tube to the strut; attached the nose; and replaced those little stabilizer things in front of the stabilizer wing with some plastic card.  the kit supplied pieces looked too thick to-scale when i saw some on an actual Tiger Moth.  Now...the question I have is, what are they for?  

 

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I accidentally cut off a small bit of the rudder support and had to replace it with a bit of plastic rod.  I actually think it looks better.

 

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I am really not happy with this PE piece, even though it is beautifully cut and designed.  It is looks a mess.  I might scrape it off and scratch build one.

 

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--John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From memory I'm sure those bits are the anti-spin strakes John :) 

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ok....sounds good to me.  I know that not all TeeEms had them, but the instruction call for mine to have them installed.  I guess being a trainer, etc...

 

This is from The Aviation Stack Exchange...

 

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It is indeed what they are--Parts 16.  Thanks Col.

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Top wing ready and primed...

 

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Fuselage, etc...ready and primed...

 

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And my home-made pitot setup looks pretty good.  I was able to use some of the supplied PE for the supports.  The rest is a bit of plastic and some very thin stretched sprue and masking tape for the other things.

 

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Ready for some paint!  I think I might take care of the Day-Glo first, which means a layer of white around where I'll need it.  

The circled areas...

 

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It'll be easier to mask those areas off when they are finished and then add the aluminum dope.  I have some MisterKit French Aluminum Dope that should work nicely.  

 

--John

 

 

 

 

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While I had the 'Off-White' out for the FIAT (See the 'They Also Serve GB) I added some background base for the Day-Glo-Orange.

 

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This is the MisterKit French Aluminum Dope I will use for the Tiger Moth.  When I opened the jar, much of the liquid had already evaporated but this paint is pretty tough and I was able to bring it back with a fair amount of Ajax and the Badger mini-motor-mixer.  As I recall, it airbrushed very well.

 

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I'll get the Day-Glo on today and then mask that off for the dope.

 

-John

 

 

 

 

 

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All masked off for the orange...

 

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Top wing, not the underside of the lower wing.  My error...

 

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Vallejo Air Fluorescent Red...more orange, really...

 

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Ghastly going on, so i wiped it all off...yuck.  

 

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And then tried this...

 

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Much better results, with in terms of colour and coverage!  I remember having this dilemma with both the Chilean Cessna and the Flying Boxcar...

 

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So I'll stay there for a few hours and let that dry.  I might get the aluminum dope tonight!

 

--John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Orange is a tough colour!

It is indeed Adrian.  This ended up being alright.  The aluminum dope went on late last night.  I have also sprayed the struts, painted the wheels (hairy brush) and all the incidentals.  More assembly today during self-isolation...

 

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--John

 

 

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Back to the Tiger Moth...

 

PE control horns for the tail planes are in...

 

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I have attached the cabane struts, windscreens, and convertible hood.  I am not sure if they used the hood on this particular aircraft but I liked it so I added it.

 

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Exhaust pipe and landing gear.  The landing gear was strange.  Instead i=of just fitting, I was required to bend the inner 'X' section to fit the positioning.  Odd.  But it worked out.

 

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  I forget how small this aircraft model is when compared to other kits.  

 

--John

 

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The top wing went on late last night.  It seems alright for now.  We shall see if the struts fit or if I will need to scratch build some pieces.  This is sometimes the case.

 

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I know this isn't the forum for this, but I hope everyone is doing alright, staying inside unless it is absolutely essential or an emergency.  Here in Greece they are slowly enacting measure to halt the spread of COVID-19, but it is taking time.  I am grateful to live on an island 120 km from the mainland.  We are somewhat used to isolating here in the winter.  So be safe everyone!  We will get through this!  I thank the gods for my hobby!

 

--John

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The interplane struts were no problem, really, except that the rear starboard strut was 2mm too short and needed to be replaced with a bit of Contrail stock.  I'll paint it late.

I also added the fuselage decals since there will be rigging that goes over the markings.  I will take care of the wig decals once the rigging has been completed...tonight most likely.

 

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--John

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