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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2015, 08:47:03 PM »

  Started work on the engine . 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 #16 on: December 30, 2015, 02:25:13 AM »

  Decided to build it this way as the bamboo chopstick makes a good handle.

 Cylinders are thin copper wire wrapped around a bamboo skewer.
 
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  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 12:54:03 PM »
Innovative.  That is what I love about this hobby.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2016, 08:03:30 PM »

  Progress on the engine.

  "AEFT"had a JAP engine.

  Exhaust is from telecom jumper wire ( picked up from a distribution pillar at the end of my street) . That's the white bit.
 The black bit is a piece of garden tie.

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 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2016, 02:29:51 PM »

  Progress so far.

  Lemon Yellow from a spray can.

  Wheel hubs are made from two part epoxy . Used a round head pin to get the shape in a bit of BLU Tac with a thin smear of olive oil as a
  release agent and two part epoxy. Worked OK for me.
  Still have to make the upper bracing pylon. I've got that worked out in my head.
  Decals for registration letters have been made. Still have to sort out the Stripes and the Aeronca logo

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  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2016, 02:54:56 PM »
Great. Looking forward to more progress shots.

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2016, 09:52:35 PM »

 Progress so far.

 Couple of coats of Spray enamel on fuselage ( complete with finger marks).

 The exhaust is not in the picture but has been completed.

 It's just "clipped ' together at the moment.

 More work required generally.

 The blue headed dressmakers pin is non scale. :)

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2016, 05:42:02 AM »
Coming along nicely.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2016, 08:22:07 PM »

  I've made up the tail skid out some small diameter brass tube .
  That's pretty much the making side finished.

  No comes the glue together part.

  Bit of inspiration.

  http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?100034-Aeronca-C3-G-AEFT

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  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2016, 06:36:15 AM »
Excellent inspiration. Quite a few really nice photos.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2016, 06:29:06 PM »

  Nearly but not quite.

  Engine and undercarriage won't be attached until all the rigging has been done.

  Home made decals turned out OK.

  just need to do the rigging . Make a spinner and do the last lot of glueing.

  Not rushing.
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  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2016, 05:26:10 AM »
Beautiful.

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2016, 09:20:27 AM »
Looking great Gordon!!! Lots of detail, especially the engine. The decals turned out great.  - ken

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master from Dec'35 Model Airplane News -Commenced 26/10/15
« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2016, 11:06:13 PM »

 Thank you Lou and Ken.

 Pausing for a wee breath before tackling the rest of the rigging. The "rods "on the upper and lower of the wing require some thought.
 Pretty chuffed with it so far.
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  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Aeronca C3 Master Dec'35 MAN-Commenced 26/10/15 Completed 6/3/16
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2016, 04:46:31 PM »

  Completed.

  Cheers

  Gordon