Bellanca K "Roma"

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g_kandylakis
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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:41 am

Back to my monthly updates...

Seeing new projects and progress reports by Tim, Monique, Tommy etc, reminded me I need to post something as well :oops:

The model is not yet finished, the holidays were not enough for this, but I hope I will get there soon.

The following pictures are from various days. First is the application of the "huge" flag decals to the fuselage

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Decal right after positioning, with plenty of softening liquid to allow it to adhere completely on the covering. Positioning template cut from paper is also visible


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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:42 am

other views, with remaining decals attached as well.
the transparent tissue finish somehow reduced the contrast of the thin decal paper. For a proper finish, a painted undercoat is prefferable.

nose and wing inner sections have been brush painted with silver, over the original tissue. The result is much better, although the wings need a second coat to cure the problem. N more silver tissue for me, it seems...


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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:47 am

Current status, working on the dummy engine.

Still to do are wing struts, landing gear and wheel finishing and then final assembly.

Hope to be able to test it in two weeks...

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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby Monz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:27 pm

Very nice George, gives a good base for the second one.

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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby Tim H » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:34 am

Really good George. The silver on the wings looks much better now.
Are the flags all one decal or two? I would imagine that they would be difficult to move around once on at that size so did you have to get them accurately positioned as they went on?

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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:30 pm

Hi Tim,

The decals are almost one piece. It was not a big problem to manipulate the individual flags, connected with the narrow segment. All it took was a careful sliding of the backing paper on to the model, plus pleny of water and decal liquid. As a matter of fact it was easier to align since you had the complete decal in place and could see all boundaries.

The problem area were the small top center sections, which could roll in themselves, so I cut them off and added them immediately after I had the big part in place.
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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:32 pm

Finished ?

Well, you might say so... Had some spare time today so I managed to complete the model in time for tomorrow's flying.

Here are some photographs. I am not going to add any more details, such as exhaust etc, just the basic that could somehow complete the image of the airplane.

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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:34 pm

I hope I might have something flying tomorrow, with pictures...

Here are some more close ups

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now, what to do next ?
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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby Monz » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:18 am

Very nice George.

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Re: Bellanca K "Roma"

Postby g_kandylakis » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:16 pm

Thank s Monz ;)

First flight opportunity today. Went rather well, although it is far from being trimmed.

Short flights, not more than 15 seconds, but stable enough. looks promising. Never flown a model this big in rubber power before... Any suggestions about rubber size/section? Model weight around 40 gr.

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