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Oceaneer99

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Lisa Hy-Bird
« on: March 17, 2008, 10:34:27 AM »
The Lisa Hy-Bird is nearly complete.  I made decals for it this weekend and applied them.  I've penned in the control surface markings on the top of the wing, and need to finish them on the bottom.  I don't have any data on gear doors, so I will not outline them.

Here is a photo of the model before I painted the canopy, with a test print of the decals temporarily tacked in place:



This is the first time I've printed decals on my new Epson printer (CX8400).  Unfortunately, the left edge of the straight line of the solar panels seemed to be a bit ragged.  This was in the part that I cut off, so it worked out okay, but it disturbed me.  I realized later I could have minimized the problem by rotating the image 90 degrees before printing.  I don't remember having this issue with the old printer (Epson 777i).  Also, printing on paper has a razor sharp edge, so perhaps the problem is something to do with pasting bits of the decal paper onto a carrier sheet.  In the end, the decals were fine; it's just something I have to watch out for.

I'll post a photo when the model is complete.

Garet

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Re: Lisa Hy-Bird
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 08:37:27 AM »
The Lisa Hy-Bird is complete!  Total time to build was 10.25 hours.  Making the decals took an extra 1 hour (I did the outlines as part of the construction drawings, the hour for the decals included coloring, printing, and sealing the decal film).  I also had to make the drawings for the model construction based on computer images from the manufacturer, but I didn't log the time for that.  I was evaluating several CAD programs at the time, so there was a learning curve on the drawing.

Garet


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cliff strachan

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Re: Lisa Hy-Bird
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 09:01:16 AM »
Very nice model Garet as usual. That is a penny right? I'd be lucky to be able to see the penny let alone build the model.

Cliff.

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Re: Lisa Hy-Bird
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 01:58:50 PM »
Great job Garet. Francly speaking, this is 1/72 scale??

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Re: Lisa Hy-Bird
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 03:12:21 PM »
Thank you for the nice comments.  The coin is a French Franc (pre-Euro), which is about the size of a quarter dollar, so it's a little bigger than you may have thought, Cliff.  The length is only 3-1/4 inches, but the wingspan is 10 inches.  The model is 1/80 scale due to some mistranslation and units conversion issues between me and the plane's manufacturer.  I had intended for it to be 1/72 scale.

Garet

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Re: Lisa Hy-Bird
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 02:47:54 PM »
That's a cool ship Garet,

Keep 'em Flyin'

Kenny