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lastvautour

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #135 on: November 03, 2015, 05:23:51 AM »
Thank you Jim. This gives excellence guidance to those wanting to do laminated models.

Lou
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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #136 on: November 03, 2015, 10:09:58 AM »
Jim - I agree with Lou. A splendid job in explaining the thought process for assembling the laminations along with some great examples. Once I get a couple of models off the workbench, I'll have to try a laminated model

Thanks for taking the time to run through the details.

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #137 on: November 03, 2015, 03:04:41 PM »
The pleasure's all mine.

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #138 on: November 03, 2015, 03:35:00 PM »
Thanks for the run through Jim, I take it you have to use a poly adhesive when gluing the hardwood sandwich? Regards Paul J .
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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #139 on: November 03, 2015, 06:08:40 PM »
I came across a couple of pages on the web related to laminating and veneering. Thought I'd add them to the thread as reference.

Veneering
http://www.doxaerie.com/studio.htm

Laminating
http://www.doxaerie.com/galleryii.htm



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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #140 on: November 03, 2015, 06:42:17 PM »
I have surfed there many times. A beautiful site but the talent required is beyond my skill level.

Lou

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #141 on: November 04, 2015, 12:58:16 PM »
 I take it you have to use a poly adhesive when gluing the hardwood sandwich?

Nah, just plain old Elmer's Glue or Titebond wood glue.  Clamp it nice and tight all the way around. Sometimes I'll put it in a vise. Wings are a bit trickier, because if you don't get them clamped or weighted evenly, they can warp. I have a couple 1 x 3 x 5 heavy steel weights, like machinist's stock, that I use on the wing planks. But clamping the wing lams between two wooden planks or blocks, maybe with wax paper on top and bottom to keep it from sticking to the blocks, would probably work fine, too.

Laminating
http://www.doxaerie.com/galleryii.htm


Yes, the Typhoon model on this site is where I got the idea from. There's some really nice pictures of that there...


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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2015, 03:46:08 PM »
Thanks Jim, regards Paul J.

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #143 on: November 04, 2015, 04:12:48 PM »
This is the only picture I have [I have removed my grandson from the photo]

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #144 on: November 05, 2015, 03:06:00 AM »
Love your Spitfire model. Looks big, what scale is it? What drawings did you use?

Lou

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #145 on: November 08, 2015, 06:47:50 AM »
HI you talk about scale a lot and it seems you keep the airplanes small. I have a lot of wood so I enlarge the plans a bit.

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #146 on: November 08, 2015, 08:33:21 AM »
The Spitfire look to be about 1/24 of bigger. If the model is made fit a particular space or kept within certain dimension due to storage requirement I call those box scale. I the early days of plastic models, the model was scaled to fit a particular size box. hence box scale. What is the wing span of your Spitfire. I float from scale to scale depending on the project.

Lou

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2015, 01:30:42 PM »
The spitfire wing span is 16" in large from ww2 identification plans   The P-40 wing span is12". I am in the process  of sanding the P-40 now it looks like a toy not a model. I need better plans. I belonged to a carving club they frowned on airplanes so I moved on. jimmyd

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #148 on: November 26, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »
The ID plans work out great at 1/72 scale or smaller but they were not known for their accuracy. I want to do a 1/32 scale RCAF P-40B shortly. There are many links on better drawings at http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php?topic=594.msg4066#msg4066

I will probably use the attached drawing for mine. I found this on the first link on the post under c for Curtis.



Lou

PS Your Spitfire works out to 1/27 scale

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Re: Continuation of the P-40 Group Build
« Reply #149 on: November 29, 2015, 10:48:03 AM »
In particular, the shroud on the bottom of the fuselage of the P-40 ID model plans is nowhere near scale. I went to a local air museum and got as close as I could to one to try to estimate the shape of the scale one.