Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tail Wings

Tails wings are back from the garage with a few fresh coats of paint, glued them to the body of the aircraft.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

More White to Paint...

Unfortunately I realized that I forgot to paint the wings ailerons white as I relied on the box art of the kit and did not analyze the instructions properly. What tricked me is the artist who made the very nice box art added reflections that blended the grey color of the top wing with the white of the ailerons.

Same thing for the tail wings, the top should be white when I thought it was grey. I masked up the parts and will be heading back to my garage to apply a few coats of white…

Painting the Body Grey Complete

Painting of the grey on the body is complete, removed the masking and putty and got a nice gradient as I was hoping for. This will be a technique I to reuse…

Friday, August 22, 2014

Masking the Body

Preparing to paint the final color on the body of the aircraft. Using a new technique I discovered where I use putty delimit the area I want to be masked. I then used Glad Press & Seal to cover the area I wanted to protect. The putty is round and will allow for a more natural gradient of paint when spraying.

I’ve seen some pretty nice results unsung similar techniques and am hoping for the same results…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vertical Stabilizer

The vertical stabilizer has been completed, the sprayed water has dried and the tissue is tight/strong.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Horizontal Stabilizer

Completed the horizontal stabilizer today.  The picture show the water sprayed I just sprayed onto the tissue, once dry it will stretch and tighten.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Rounded Wing Edges

I thought that rounding off the wing edges would be difficult but the balsa wood made if very easy to sand.