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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013, 23:57 
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So this is going to by my slow winter build. I'm going to try a newish construction method: Glass covered Depron. There are guys here doing amazing things with the stuff and it's dirt cheap. It's going to be three channel for the slope and I'm aiming for a 3 - 4 kilos finished weight. Length will be 94" and wingspan 64".

I'll be working from this three view:

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I'm a bit stuck on a colour scheme, any suggestions?

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2013, 01:09 
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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2013, 06:58 
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Double :shock: !! This is going to be epic and will be watched with keen interest - good luck Monique :smt023


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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2013, 18:18 
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On the colour scheme side of things, I do rather like the look of the Royal Navy scheme, with the light underside and dark top (blue I imagine). Also came across an interesting model:

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Even more interesting is a post that fell out during my search. Worth a look even just for the pictures, all of which I've not seen before.
http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.co. ... anken.html
Worth a post in the main SAAF section of this forum perhaps?


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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2013, 20:04 
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I do like that scheme (the red and blue) of the Empire Test Pilot School. I'm torn between that and the early SAAF scheme like on 426 I think.

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Found this while googling, just must be done!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12819960@N03/8859886878/

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2013, 23:01 
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Printed out the enlarged three view today and busy gluing it together. Hand for comparison, this thing is going to be just a bit big!

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Big enough for a decent pair of ducted fan motors


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Ok, seems to be working again...

Bit of progress been made :)

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Monique wrote:
Found this while googling, just must be done!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12819960@N03/8859886878/


Always fancied this Boscombe Down scheme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3395339320/in/photostream/lightbox/


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Eugene wrote:
Monique wrote:
Found this while googling, just must be done!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12819960@N03/8859886878/


Always fancied this Boscombe Down scheme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3395339320/in/photostream/lightbox/


A dazzle Bucc?

Bits posed together, looking like a Bucc!

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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2013, 23:45 
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Quite a beast....but a good looking! Nice going Monique :smt023


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Thanks Vlam.

Busy skinning it now,

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Wow Stunning build Monique! :smt023


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