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Offline Lane C.

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Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Reply #255 on: February 27, 2019, 05:41:15 pm »
Added the 2nd coat of Z-Poxy to the Denny Box and servo mounts today. It dried and i reassembled them on the engine box. Also, added some Velcro straps to hold the gas tank in place. Also, the Velcro strap under the Denny box is shown better in one photo. A few almost the same pics of the Denny Box as shown before, but all Z-Poxied and back on the engine box. On to another detail on the list, next.

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« Reply #256 on: February 28, 2019, 12:45:36 pm »
Made the head rest/roll bar this morning. Used the Meister Booklet to find a drawing. Made a drawing to size and went from there with cardstock and then balsa. Sheeted it with 1/64" plywood. I feel it's pretty close to scale.

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« Reply #257 on: February 28, 2019, 03:55:00 pm »
Gotta have a pilot figure! Bill, from Aces of Iron has been in my pilot box for 10 years. I started to paint him, but never finished. He was too big for the CMP Zero. He's a full 1/4 scale pilot, but only a bust figure. Boosted him up 2 inches to look normal in the seat. Going to set the cockpit up long as I'm in that area today.

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« Reply #258 on: February 28, 2019, 08:27:01 pm »
The PVC seat is kinda weak and flimsy on its own. So, made a balsa box frame to give it some support in the cockpit. Frame won't be seen, so no big effort to make it scale in appearance. Installed the floor and side panels to check out how they all fit together. It's coming along! Will paint the cockpit Aotake Blue.
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« Reply #259 on: March 01, 2019, 06:53:53 pm »
After sitting around for 10 years, Bill got his war paint finished today. Took about 4 hours, and ran out of daylight, so had to stop. Might have a few more things to add or touch-up. Will clear coat in a few days after he dries out.

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Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Reply #260 on: March 01, 2019, 09:46:06 pm »
Very nice paint job!
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« Reply #261 on: March 02, 2019, 06:20:09 am »
Thanks Darrell! Wish Aces of Iron did full body pilots! Maybe Lyle @ Best Pilots will do some 1/4 scale WWII full body pilots one day.

Later this morning, Bill told me he didn't like the white parachute harness straps. I told him he was correct, they are not right. So, got him fixed up.
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Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Reply #262 on: March 02, 2019, 09:18:25 pm »
He looks pretty realistic.

I can tell by the look on his face that he wishes you would hurry up and get his plane in the air.
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« Reply #263 on: March 03, 2019, 07:49:40 am »
Steve, I know, he's getting impatient. But, soon the weather will begin to warm up and I can do some outside priming and painting. Hope to have all the building done by then. Would be neat to have The Hell Bitch II ready for static display at the Scale Meet this year! That would give me a target to shoot for anyway. Doubt I would have time to get her flown before then.

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« Reply #264 on: March 03, 2019, 10:49:24 am »
Just cannot seem to stop the detailing of old Bill. Too cold to work in the shop, so worked in the house. Added some more details to the chute harness. The white stitching was too bright, so had to tone it down a bit. Used some very thin black and painted it on in layers.

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« Reply #265 on: March 04, 2019, 09:35:56 am »
With your hangar of great scale planes, it would be almost criminal if you didn't enter and fly something in our local scalemaster contest. This is one of our biggest drawing events and you would contribute significantly. You can also enter a second plane in 'static'. Last year the static scores got lost; I plan on that not happening again. Your work is certainly worthy of 'showing off'. Give it some thought.
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« Reply #266 on: March 05, 2019, 08:52:56 am »
Darrell, many thanks for your comments. I may try to bring the porter out to the meet.

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« Reply #267 on: March 05, 2019, 10:36:22 am »
That's a good choice.
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« Reply #268 on: March 05, 2019, 02:20:16 pm »
And, if I can get a few flights on her between now and then, might even enter her in the contest! ha

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« Reply #269 on: March 06, 2019, 09:07:16 am »
If you want to get in some flights, you'll need to leave your shop.
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