Looking for test builders

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by mig29, May 17, 2006.

  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Close up of the tail fin details.

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    This is just Fantastic! Excellant detail and excellant workmanship building it!
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    Thanks cmdrted :) I'm lovin this kit and can't wait to jump into Gabriel's Mig 21. Knowing the goofs I made I want to build this one agian later on.

    I found weapons for her on Kancho's site but they are in 1/48 scale. I was wondering if someone could tell me how to adjust the percentage while printing a PDF file? That would also help me adjust my P-Model Drakken (which is 1/50) into the same scale as the Grippen.

    Getter1
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    Usually when you select print on the pdf file you get to go to your "printer properties", right before you print. Somewhere in your printer selections you get to set up the page size and sometimes as a percentage. Look for that feature then set it up as a percentage. I think to get from 1/50 to 1/72 it is @ 69% 1/48 to 1/72 is @66%.
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    Well finally got back to work on the Grippen and here's this weeks results. Everything but the canopy is done :D

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    Underside.

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    Close up.

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    close up of the pylons.

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    Side view.

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    Thanks Golden Bear. A compliment coming from you really means a lot :)

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    John
  11. agrarflieger

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    Hello Getter1,

    well done, a wonderful work and a nice looking model.
    How do you want to build the canopy?

    best regards
    Agrarflieger
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    Thanks for the compliment :D

    I've made the mold already and tried to heat up and stretch clear sheet styrene over it but I'm having difficulty heating it up properly. I'm serioulsy considering a run to Home Depot to get some clear heat shrik tubing to do your method.

    To make the mold of course I build the canopy inside out. Then filled then whole thing with Testors White model putty (I have about 5 tubes of the stuff). After curing for about a week I tossed the whole thing into a cup of water to dissolve the paper canopy and wolla :D A little sanding and a clear coat to seal it up and I got a perfect mold. Now if I can master the rest of the process. I've read a lot about molding parts but have never tried it till now :(

    Getter 1
  13. eagleone

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    Washington

    Getter1 did you end up in Washington State or Washington DC? If Washington State where at?
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    WA State, Spokane. About 30 minutes from Idaho.
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    Wa

    Welcome to Washington. I am currently living in Western Washington(Everett).
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    I have volunteer for your test build hope to hear from you soon thank you for the opptunaty to try a new model
  17. GT5500

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    Wow this thing is gorgeous, where can I get? :-D :-D