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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 03:20:21 PM »
Roll out number 3 Freece Tricolory. Decals are Aerodecal bought some 50 years ago. They were perfect for the G-91.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 03:21:13 PM »
Additional photos.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2017, 04:05:46 PM »
Roll out number 4 Royal Canadian Navy Banshee. Straight forward profile with home made decals using film recommend by Gordon.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »
Additional photos.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2017, 01:53:41 AM »
I just remembered we have an excellent resource for profile planes at http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/index.php?cat=13
Our gallery contains 90 drawing of various WWII aircraft. Just ignore the contours and make all pieces from thinned down wood. I used 1/4 inch pine but if we have another cook up I will use 3/16 and do the Garet Scale method.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 08:33:19 PM »
doing a P-40 Warhawk, 1/8 balsa,1/72-1/80 scale for profile 8)
cut sealed and ready to sand.
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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2017, 10:46:05 PM »

 I found an old sheet of 1/8 "  MDF ( Medium Density Fibreboard) . Scratched the head for a bit.

 Remembered where I had some drawings of the Yak 15 and Supermarine Swift ( then I found there already was one in the cook up but decided to press on). A few hours later and I have a 1/48 Yak 15 and a 1/72 Swift cut out. Tomorrow I'll see about sticking them together.

 Cheers

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »
Way to go Gordon. I was getting lonely. Here is a progress shot:
Scimitar painted awaiting decals
Panther primed awaiting paint
Starfire awaiting primer
Strikemaster awaiting everything.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
Larry writes:

the P-40 is ready to be sanded down. do the markings have to be painted
or stuck on? decided scale around 1/72-1/80.have scanner that converts to pdf.
am using 1/8"balsa for it,taking pics too.

Lou for Larry aka Flying T

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2017, 03:58:06 AM »
Larry, the markings are totally up to you.
I have painted the markings by hand with many failures as one needs a steady hand.
I have used white paper with white glue and a touch up with super glue when the edges lift.
I use peel and stick label paper to mixed success and on rare occasion still needed a bit of super glue here and there.
I have used plastic model decal spares box.
I now print my own decals on decal film but that is great debate all on its own..

I personally aim for a reasonable facsimile rather than perfections. I know I can't attain those super finishes and I am quite happy with what I call ID + level of completion. (ID + is correct dimensions but low on fine details) It works for me and I am completely satisfied with my projects. I applaud those who can do that professional finish and on rare occasion I surpass my ID + level.

To make a long story short, I do what pleases me and all modelers should find there personal level of comfort.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »
Number five rolled out this afternoon. The Scimitar presented some challenges as it is has rounded intakes rather than wing root mounted.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2017, 10:15:14 PM »

  1/48 YAK 15 and 1/72 Supermarine Swift.

  Decals are done. May get them done tomorrow.

  Gordon

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2017, 06:33:50 AM »
Excellent profiles Gordon. I should have done my Scimitar intakes like your Swift. I like the idea of acrylic canopies. It really sets them off. Is it Plexiglas or Lexan.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2017, 06:38:58 AM »
Roll out number six is the Grumman Panther in VU-1 Squadron colours. All markings were printed on my HP Printer.

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Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2017, 07:37:34 AM »
Those are definitely looking nice!