Nobi's SeaFury and Special

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  1. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    .....and after beginning to shape the form of the airfoil

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    I align and glue the back of the wing........ in this case this plane's wing is curved on both the leading and trailing edge so there has to be a little more shaping to achieve a better look.

    After the glue has set (Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue silver bottle) you end up with a gap like this on the leading edge of the wing............

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    Notice how the leading edge has been curled down during the initial shaping..........also I have run a bead of glue down BOTH sides of the gap. I allow this to dry some before pinching the edges together............

    DO NOT smash the edges together with great force............ just press your fingers to gether and then force the glue surfaces to touch and hold until it can stay together.

    It will look something like this.............

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    Then you take a round object.......... I use the rod I shape with and roll it over the joint to give it a more rounded edge................ that's the rod on my mouse pad...............

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    Nice joint John!
  6. Texman

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    That is a most interesting technique, John. I'm thinking that might
    just work on some of the edges I have some trouble with. Thanks for
    the idea. Coming along well.

    Ray
  7. Bowdenja

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    Nobi's design has airfoil shaped formers but on this scale...... 1/48......... I find that I can shape the paper to the correct shape and glue it in place with out them.........

    Please remember this is the way I like to build..... you should follow the instructions until you feel comfortable in your building style.


    TIP

    Notice the extra paper glued to the wing bottom. On models where there is no other attachment to the fuselage I like to add a tab to give both wings a little bit more glue area..........

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  8. Bowdenja

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    and here are the wings both attached............

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  9. Texman

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    And yet another good idea others may not have thought of. I tried it, but when I down scale, even the extra thickness of regular paper throws everything off. Glad it certainly works for you!

    Ray
  10. Bowdenja

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    and a front view to show the leading edges............

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    Looks great, John!
    I like your technique!
    Keep them pics coming!

    Russell
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    Thanks guys............. I'm definitely no Carl, Ted, Michael or Rick.......maybe when we get this house thing settled I'll kick off my bigger kits............ but with nowhere to put them and having to move them, and they WOULD get torn up........ I just can't make myself invest the time needed to finish one of the super-detailed builds. But I do love watching those guy do it..........and dreaming that one day I could be as good at it as they are:wink:

    Besides Bubba grand kid loves planes............ he gets all I can make.

    john
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    and the melodrama continues........... stabilizers. Not much to say except they are mini-wings so I treat them the same. Cut out and shape then glue the back edge. Nobi's design calls for these to go on a small former that is used to help the modeler, achieve symmetry on the tail surfaces..........not much to show here.

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    and both glued on to the fuselage...............

    And we have a plane........... well almost.:grin:

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    OK.......... Next up Landing gear........sorry Ray this tip won't work for your scale either:oops:

    I have found that for 1/48 scale nothing works better........ for me anyway...... for the main struts on the landing gear than............. sre you ready for this?

    Q-Tips............. cotton swabs for those over the big water guys.

    I cut off the cotton and short the rolled landing gear stips to just go around the paper Q-Tip shaft one time and then continue wrapping those small strips that give it oleo connection separattion...........like this:

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    Nobi's gear piece

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    After cuttin off 3/4" off the back

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    Headless Q-Tip and trimmed stut piece

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    And the start of the wraping process

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    Finally a completed strut............... well??!! What do you think.

    Umm..... make two of them.

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