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    I use the same glues in the same way as P-40...

    I use the same glues in the same way as P-40 Driver. Titebond Original is my favorite, Titebond III is rubbery. After a lot of testing, wood breaks before the Titebond.
  2. The solvents in Lustercoat will reach down to the...

    The solvents in Lustercoat will reach down to the very first coat of primer, and will find any incompatible paint, primer, sealer.
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    After a lot of looking I found this one - has...

    After a lot of looking I found this one - has everything I need to scale up to about 60%. Thanks for replying though, I'll post a short build thread later.
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    Star Wars X-wing plan attached

    I have to build an X-Wing fighter stage prop - about 12'x12'. After searching the web a lot for plans I found these. Not a lot to go on, but with plans from paper models and pictures, there's...
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    Please post a build thread as I'll be making mine...

    Please post a build thread as I'll be making mine one day. I'd watch out for the landing gear, seams that a few rough landings could do some damage. Then again, I'm no great pilot...
  6. I think I'll do both suggestions, lay some 1/16...

    I think I'll do both suggestions, lay some 1/16 sheeting in and sand it, try to close the gap about half way and then epoxy.
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    I bought mine from ebay, it took about 2 months...

    I bought mine from ebay, it took about 2 months of searching/watching before I got one at a "reasonable" price - $325 plus $35 shipping - the kit that includes the retracts. With patience you will...
  8. Filling gap between outer and center wing panels, need suggestions

    I had a warp in a rib that I thought I took care of when making the outer wing panel. As you can see in the pictures, the LE and TE fit perfectly and are flush to the center section, but the warp...
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    Another 50% Build, need X-Wing Plans

    I occasional build stage props, the last one was a 50% P-51, pics below. I now need to build a Star Wars X-Wing fighter and was hoping someone has plans or drawings, the final size of the model will...
  10. that's what my set is, from .1" to 4".

    that's what my set is, from .1" to 4".
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    how is the solartex weight?

    how is the solartex weight?
  12. Wow - it looks like something my son would have...

    Wow - it looks like something my son would have done! Are those neodymium magnets?
  13. Two quick tips for TF Spitfire or any build

    I just started a Top Flite Spitfire build and thought I’d post a couple of techniques I use since I haven't seen them posted before.

    The first is using a maker to color the leading edge core of...
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    I appreciate the feedback, I'll check out each of...

    I appreciate the feedback, I'll check out each of these suggestions and let you know what I chose. Since it's only for control surfaces I don't want to buy a whole lot of products needed to apply...
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    where are you buying it?

    where are you buying it?
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    Thanks, I'm just staring the build, will post...

    Thanks, I'm just staring the build, will post pics once when it gets close to being finished.
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    Holds paint well?

    Holds paint well?
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    Paintable fabric covering question

    What type of paintable fabric covering (for control surfaces) are you using and where do you buy it? I'm not interested in Monocoat and similar plastic-type products. Starting a build of the...
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    Paintable fabric covering question

    What type of paintable fabric covering (for control surfaces) are you using and where do you buy it? I'm not interested in Monocoat and similar plastic-type products. Starting a Spitfire build.
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  20. beautiful!

    beautiful!
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    Two sanding tips for beginners

    I was working on an elevator, replacing old sand paper with new, when I thought I’d put up a quick post for people new to building.
    In the pic you can see how the elevator tip blocks get sanded to...
  22. Building a top flite spitfire. I really wanted...

    Building a top flite spitfire. I really wanted the Mick Reeves kit but when you add in the retracts, engine and bigger servos it's just too expensive right now. With the parts I already have lying...
  23. No, she doesn't play pool. It's not a problem, I...

    No, she doesn't play pool. It's not a problem, I have my building table set up and started the build last night. I think she just wanted to keep my hobbies contained.
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    I was getting ready to start a new build, using shims to level out my building surface, when I came across the perfect building table shown in the picture. For some reason, my wife put a stop to me...
  25. We build pretty much the same way, from the...

    We build pretty much the same way, from the glassing to the servos - I bet you build on a budget!. It's helpful to get opinions of what/where people lightened the plane. The one thing I haven't...
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