P38

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P38

Postby scigs30 » Thu May 03, 2007 3:01 am

I wanted to build a P38 and was torn between the Guillows, Comet or Dumas kit. The Comet kit would fly the best but lacks a lot of detail and I would have to Vac u Form my own canopy. The Guillows kit is big but has the best detail. I almost bought it, but when I opened the box and looked at the wood I took it back. The die crush was bad and after spending 80.00 dollars I didn't want to have to print my own wood. The Dumas kit was perfect, 30 inch wing, good detail and Laser cut. So far I am 4 days into the build and I have the plane 65 percent covered. I am using Elmer's glue and this is an easy build so far. I will dope it silver when done, and make my own decals.

After 3 days the frame is built and sanded
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Tissue applied with Elmers 50/50, so far no wrinkles.
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Postby scigs30 » Fri May 04, 2007 12:41 am

Here is the pictures of P38 covered and some parts are doped. It is too late I will dope the rest in a day or so and spray the plane a coat of silver dope. Should be done soon. So far no wrinkles or major mishaps.

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Because of the curves in the fuselage and I cover dry with 50/50 Elmer's, this how I had to cover the fuselages so there are no wrinkles
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Postby John G. Jedinak » Fri May 04, 2007 7:20 am

Looking really great!!! Your use of white for the parts...how long does it take to dry before you can move on. I use the Testors "Quick Dry" so that I can keep moving forward................JGJ
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Postby cdwheatley » Fri May 04, 2007 10:26 am

Great work scigs. I don't want to seem picky, but two points spring to mind though:-

1. Wouldn't progress pictures like these be more appropriate on a website such as the Virtual Aerodrome one, which is much more suitable for that purpose? And before anyone says, yes I know I've posted a few pictures here before - point taken!

2. Don't you think it's a bit, I don't know, insensitive or ungrateful to be extolling the virtues of another manufacturer's kit here, on a Guillow's forum?!
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Postby Erwin » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:30 am

Looking good so far.
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Postby TeamMaico » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:13 pm

cdwheatley wrote:Great work scigs. I don't want to seem picky, but two points spring to mind though:-

1. Wouldn't progress pictures like these be more appropriate on a website such as the Virtual Aerodrome one, which is much more suitable for that purpose? And before anyone says, yes I know I've posted a few pictures here before - point taken!

2. Don't you think it's a bit, I don't know, insensitive or ungrateful to be extolling the virtues of another manufacturer's kit here, on a Guillow's forum?!


I am with him. And after all the work why not make it fly. Moderator should delete it.
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Postby Erwin » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:18 am

TeamMaico wrote:
cdwheatley wrote:Great work scigs. I don't want to seem picky, but two points spring to mind though:-

1. Wouldn't progress pictures like these be more appropriate on a website such as the Virtual Aerodrome one, which is much more suitable for that purpose? And before anyone says, yes I know I've posted a few pictures here before - point taken!

2. Don't you think it's a bit, I don't know, insensitive or ungrateful to be extolling the virtues of another manufacturer's kit here, on a Guillow's forum?!


I am with him. And after all the work why not make it fly. Moderator should delete it.


Hi all,

I'm new here so I'm a bit confused.

Is this forum for asking questions only ? Can't a buildreport be started here ?

I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed.
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Postby scigs30 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:26 am

I posted the rest of this build at Virtual Aerodrome. I don't want to upset anyone or take away from Guillows so I am only going to post pictures of my Guillow builds. I must admit I am building a Comet kit, but that company is now owned by Guillows so I don't mind posting pictures.
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Postby supercruiser » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:51 pm

Erwin wrote:Hi all,

I'm new here so I'm a bit confused.

Is this forum for asking questions only ? Can't a buildreport be started here ?

I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed.


Far as I know posting pictures with a buildreport is o.k, but it may take a long time for the discussion thread to load with all those pictures. Some folks might have only a dial-up connection. Back when I was using a dial-up connection I was always apprehensive when I visited a discussion topic because it might have a lot of pictures. It took a loooonnng time to load. Since virtualaerodrome is setup for hosting buildreports with lots of photos, thats what several people here use.
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Postby John G. Jedinak » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:21 am

Gotta echo Supercruisers comments. Pictures on thi site really do slow do openning time. I do have dial-up and often get discouraged waiting for a page to finally open.
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Postby Erwin » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:05 pm

supercruiser wrote:
Erwin wrote:Hi all,

I'm new here so I'm a bit confused.

Is this forum for asking questions only ? Can't a buildreport be started here ?

I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed.


Far as I know posting pictures with a buildreport is o.k, but it may take a long time for the discussion thread to load with all those pictures. Some folks might have only a dial-up connection. Back when I was using a dial-up connection I was always apprehensive when I visited a discussion topic because it might have a lot of pictures. It took a loooonnng time to load. Since virtualaerodrome is setup for hosting buildreports with lots of photos, thats what several people here use.


Thank you for explaining.
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