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Fantastic piece of work Jeroen! Brilliant weathering and great subject matter as well. Rick's photos leave me with a few questions though. If the area behind the exhaust was sheeted in heat resistant metal to protect the laminated wood structure all the way back to the trailing edge, why is the trailing edge of the fuselage looking so distressed? Have the metal panels been removed from the Horten at Udvar Hazy? 

I wonder if the delaminated trailing edge could be represented by layers of thin paper impregnated with CA, like cigarette rolling papers added a layer at a time and the edges then distressed with an X-Acto knife blade? Just thinking out loud here.

Cheers,

Wolf

 

 

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Hi Wolf,

your observation made me think...

The right hand side panel was indeed metal but has been removed. See this photo. Therefor the 3 small vents need to be removed on my model as well. The left hand side still has the panel and three vents and therefor does not feature the wooden delamination. 

I used really thin greencard since i wanted to use plastic for this. Paper dipped in CA could be a way to go. Might become a mess, but might also be more realistic...

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Jeroen, you may not want to remove the vents on your model without a bit more investigation. If removing the metal heat shields eliminated the vents then the depressions stamped in to the heat shields, which form the vents, would have simply butted against the solid wood surface of the wing. What purpose then would the stamped depressions creating the vents have served? Does what I say make sense? It's definitely a head scratcher. Maybe Rick knows someone at Silverhill that can shed some light on this?

Cheers,

Wolf

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On 6/16/2019 at 9:57 AM, Wolf Buddee said:

Jeroen, you may not want to remove the vents on your model without a bit more investigation. If removing the metal heat shields eliminated the vents then the depressions stamped in to the heat shields, which form the vents, would have simply butted against the solid wood surface of the wing. What purpose then would the stamped depressions creating the vents have served? Does what I say make sense? It's definitely a head scratcher. Maybe Rick knows someone at Silverhill that can shed some light on this?

Cheers,

Wolf

You made me think and look it over. I drilled out the rivets of the right panel behind the engine, sanded it down, removed the small inlets and removed the area behind the exhaust. Now it makes sense.0E1B978E-1875-476A-9E48-7D648FEA09F9.jpeg396A677E-5BF7-4250-B913-B08D2F6FEE77.jpegBFB4EA34-A86B-4EED-9F06-7767A644BC36.jpeg

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MASTER Class is in session...........................

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First colours on the top fuse.

up next: washes and pencils.

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One note , regarding the green you used Jeroen. The picture above shows a green that is vividly brighter, almost as if it was coated with a paint with traces of copper . This material has been and it is used for exterior treatment of the wooden surface.

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8 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

One note , regarding the green you used Jeroen. The picture above shows a green that is vividly brighter, almost as if it was coated with a paint with traces of copper . This material has been and it is used for exterior treatment of the wooden surface.

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Good point! I will create that with the pencils but i need a darker base for that ;)

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Working on the masks now.

Managed to trace the numeral on the engine with photoshop and illustrator:

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And this is the complete sheet. Hope to have it cut by Maketar.

i asked Rick whether the underside of the wings show balkenkreuzen and he doesn’t think so. But i rather have a few spare masks.

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And this is the complete sheet. Hope to have it cut by Maketar.

i asked Rick whether the underside of the wings show balkenkreuzen and he doesn’t think so. But i rather have a few spare masks.

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Jeroen, You, Rick, Martin, and Wolf are four big brains and between y’all you’re creating my favorite build since Peter’s Spitfire racer. 

Im in awe, my friend. Total awe

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Mal’s miracle masks cut the masks for me in really quick. Didnt expect to have them for this weekend. First marking sprayed. Really happy with the result.

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Master Class, back in session !   Outstanding Jeroen !

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:omg:..............This is just splendid work Jeroen, i love it.........your work (not the Horten):lol:

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Jeroen, you must bring the horten to Telford this year, mind blowing.............congrats......

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Ok, admit it. You've managed to invent a shrink ray. ;)

Truly awesome work there.

Carl

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