Author Topic: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master Dec'35 MAN-Commenced 26/10/15 Completed 6/3/16  (Read 3294 times)

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 I have been thinking of this for a while.

 Whilst waiting for paint to dry etc I've managed to get this far.

 Cheers

 Gordon
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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 09:54:41 PM »

 My Heath Robinson jig to make life a bit easier and the job a bit quicker.

 Pre stretched and doped cotton thread aligned with pencil lines and then doped.
 
 Tail plane has now had three coats of primer each side. Yet to be cut back.

 Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 05:51:23 AM »
Looking good Gordon. I look forward to your progress.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 04:43:31 PM »
Very nice.
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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 02:09:47 AM »

 Wing has been given the same treatment to put in the rib lines.

 The port wing was done with a brush and thinned dope. Better finish. Starboard wing hit with the thinned dope which cleaned
  up the heavily applied dope ( done with a pointy stick and a quivering hand.
  Three coats of primer applied. Yet to be sanded.

 As I'm going to this as G-AEFT which was a C100 without corrugated ailerons I've turned up some balloon wheels using dowel
 in and electric drill. Result Number 3 and 4 will be used.
 Pic to follow.

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 03:17:37 AM »
Googled the registration number and came up with some nice views. Now i want one but will just put it on my future to do list.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 07:08:42 AM »

 That's her. I built but did not get to fly an RC model years ago. ( It's still hanging from the ceiling)
 I've got to dig out the info I collected back then.
 Particularly to knock up some home made decals.

 Cheers
 Gordon
 

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 07:43:17 PM »
 
  Progress so far

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 03:59:40 AM »
Nice work Gordon, looking forward to the next instalment. Regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 12:05:24 PM »
Looking real good.

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 05:42:21 PM »
Looking great Gordon!!

The ribs certainly look very realistic. I'll have to try the string approach on an upcoming model. I've been struggling with what to use to simulate ribs,  but I think for the larger scale models I'll just have to use a thicker string. I'm not a fan of dope due to the fumes, but may try using fabric glue. I used fabric glue on some model boat rope ladders over 40 years ago, and the strings are still glued together. Hopefully, it'll attach string to wood.

-ken

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2015, 06:33:11 PM »

 Thanks Paul and Lou.

 Ken
 I try to keep the use of dope to a minimum and when I do its usuaally in a well ventilated area.

 Hadn't thought of fabric glue. Might experiment with that next time.

  You could look at strips of paper for ribs/tapes. On My Flycatcher and  DH 5 I used 1/16th white board margin tape. Worked OK.
  Cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 07:14:56 PM »
Thanks Gordon for the alternate option. I'll have to try both options on a scrap tail. I guess I could also use thin strips of paper, depending on the scale.

Dare I say, "more experimentation" - ken

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 03:44:50 PM »

  Progress so far.
  Just clipped together Nothing is glued as yet
  That will be about it till the New Year.
  Cheers

   Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 06:04:16 PM »
A great project for the new year Gordon.

Lou