Monday, June 30, 2014

How did I do that again???

Started the new kit, had a bit of difficulty remembering how to start... Fortunately all I had to do was read up on my previous blogs from the first balsa kit built back in 2009 and it all came back to me. Basically just need to use a sheet of cardboard under the plan so that the pins will hold the pieces in place and wax paper on top to protect the it from the glue.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

P-40 Warhawk

Terry (my second son) who is now 4 1/2 birthday is in March and I want to give him as a gift for his 5th birthday a scale plane to hang from his bedroom ceiling just like I did for my oldest son Casey. Recently I found out that a local hobby shop was moving and they were having a sale with all kits 25% rebate. I jumped on the occasion and got a P-40 Warhawk for $37.50 instead of $50. To my surprise it is large at 27.5" wingspan compared to the 18.5" of Casey's Fokker DR-1 triplane. Now I just got to get this done before the end of the summer/early fall!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Masking the Cockpit Windows (Part 2)

Having painted the windows in late May I did a last inspection of the cockpit and glued the glass to the frame with white glue. I then added the second mask set which overlapped the first one and added some extra masking take since the masks had lines to make them more flexible in the curved sections and I wanted to ensure no paint got through.