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    Default Stick and tissue :)



    Something I do when it's cloudy out for days on end and run out of images to process and ... just need a break.

    Model airplanes, good ole stick and tissue. Very old school!

    This is going to be a semi scale Super Cub eventually.

    Finally finished the Fuselage for the most part. Came out pretty square, happy with it!

    20180110_215853 by Tom Whit, on Flickr

    20180110_215806 by Tom Whit, on Flickr

    The Wings and empennage are actually finished but need sanding down etc. and don't have any pictures of them yet. But I am closing in on it

    Thanks for looking! Here is to a long delay on the completion of this model.. because of clear skys
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    It looks good UM, looking forward to the pictures of Flounder chasing it through the yard
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    LOL you don't know Flounder, he would be scared to death of it! No... really!
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    I am right there with you UM. This is a 1/12 scale P-51 Mustang which will be an electric flyer. Someday!
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    Thanks but no piccys
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    Looks good, lots of down thrust in the firewall. The wildest one for down thrust I ever built was a kit plane, it had 8 degrees of down. I built it for a guy, to kill some time a few winters ago. It took about 4 days from opening the box until he picked it up covered and ready to fly. Got the maiden report less than 5 minutes after he landed it. Apparently it need a couple clicks of down thrust , and she lived to do it again.
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    That sure does look like a lot of fun UM.

    I used to build the little peanut scale models with the kids tissue covered rubber band driven. Similar construction but very tiny. Used to load them up with as many big rubber bands as possible. Sometimes they actually flew pretty well. :-)
    I hope you post a picture of it finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UlteriorModem View Post
    Thanks but no piccys
    Whoops! Here you go.

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    It is starting to look like I had better get started on the Guillows Bf-109 kit soon....
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    It is starting to look like I had better get started on the Guillows Bf-109 kit soon....
    Spring will be here before you know it Gabby. I would love to see some of these beautiful planes flying. :-)
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