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[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 13Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Jeti ESC - Comments: Built from a plan obtained from My Hobbie Store.
Flycatter I tried using 30 minuite epoxy and some jay-cloths on another model once but to be honest sanding got a bit more Involved an I lost Interest. I pick It up again every once In a while and do another panel while some paint or glue dries. I tried lightweight f/glass and finishing resin on another which went better, but personally, I won't be using that method again,I seemed to be sanding forever but I might have done It Incorrectly, which Is more likely to be honest. Hope this helps.
HI Flycatter60, the tissue I used came with an aircraft kit, but most shops should have lightweight aero modelling tissue In stock. Colour Is Irrelevant as you'll be painting It anyway. A Couple of thinned coats of dope first, lightly sanded, then start at the centre of the sheet working out wards.
Thanks Dave, I think I'll give It a go like you suggest and take photos along the way. On this model It's only for superstructure and some detail bits, like simulated hull plating. Time for me to man up me thinks, : )
HI Dave, Sorry, I didn't describe any particular boat, but I was talking about the simple models of say Glynn Guest or Hal Harrison design, where card Is used as a hull side or super-structure. These would then receive several coats of dope to seal. I was wondering which side of the card to glue to the balsa, or does It make a difference. Thanks In advance, Dessie
HI guys, I was wondering If I could use empty cereal boxes as card for this type of model, and If so, would the printed side get glued to the hull or be on show before paint, would rather try to find out now than the hard way, Thanks In advance.
HI John, I've removed the 3mm deck from Inside the superstructure In an effort to save weight up top, I was thinking I might add some triangular balsa to the base of the hull amidships, try to stabilise rolling a bit more
[Score: 5/10] 46" Fairey Huntsman Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: This vessel as yet unfinished. Ongoing project for a number of years now.