Mystery Dimer

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Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:54 am

Due to an upcoming event a (Psudo) dime scale model (No, this is for me, I'm not kitting dimers!) has been sharing the work space with my Guillow's SE5. I'm going to post a few pictures and see who will be the first one to tell me what aircraft it is supposed to represent. :)

I started with the tail.

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Then, I started some other components.

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And, moved on to the wing.

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Any ideas yet?

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:08 am

Humm, no guesses yet. Well, this should give it away.

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:35 am

And, if you haven't guessed it by now...it's a Handley-Page Heyford.

More tomorrow.

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:26 pm

You're always learning in this hobby. One of the things I learned on this build is to keep my C/A bottles widely separated. I have a little crafter's carrying tray with my building supplies since I move back and forth from my shop to the dining room with the heat. (It's been over 100 degrees (F) outside for the last three weeks.) The medium CA was on the left, the debonder in the middle and the thin CA on the right. Thin CA has its (few) uses and when I use it I put it in a small container and dip it out with a wire. The medium CA, my go to glue when I'm in a hurry (usually) can be applied right from a fine nozzle. When I'm not in a hurry I have a syringe filled with TiteBond II.

Anyway, I'm working on the fuselage and I reached for the CA without looking and picked up the thin CA by mistake. A quick glance would have told me I'd picked up the wrong one since the caps are different colors. I didn't even squeeze the bottle, the thin CA just came out and instantly glued my left index and middle fingers to the fuselage. I immediate reached for the debonder, pulled the cap off with my teeth and dripped it onto my fingers. Since I my left index finger has a nerve condition and is a bit twitchy, (Doctors can't figure it out. It's a bit like having MS in one finger.) it was hard to control my impulse to pull my finger off until the debonder took effect. I did manage to get my fingers off the fuselage without destroying it. I did replace the upright and section of longeron that had turned to stone. Now I keep my thin CA on the other side of the tray.

The area around the cockpit and gun tubs will be bond paper in proper Dimer tradition. There is a kick up in the upper longeron, fifth upright back, that locates the trailing edge of the upper wing

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:16 am

Although some issues got in the way I have managed to make time to get a few more hours building on the Heyford. I'll finish it but it was ill advised. As a dimer this model is approximately 1:50 scale. I'm getting too old to build jewelry. At 1:24 scale it would have a 34-1/2 inch wing span and would be a more reasonable build. As for kitting this...I wouldn't do this to anyone else!

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby staubkorb » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:51 pm

Life DOES have that nasty habit of getting in the way! Looking good!
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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby AnYun » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:18 pm

Looks nice! And an interesting and unusual subject. The engine nacelles are not long, are you considering some trick like extended motor sticks to get in a decent length of rubber?
/Andrea

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:04 am

There were many tricks to make multi-engined rubber models in the dimer days. Extended motor sticks, rear hooks on the elevators, and diagonal rubber bands to rear hooks on the side of the fuselage. The latter is something I have a bit of experience with and is the one I will use.
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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby AnYun » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:31 pm

Aha, that's a good idea, especially with Nocals where there is no problem with free space for the rubber. I have never seen a four engined nocal before!

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Re: Mystery Dimer

Postby kittyfritters » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:08 am

Locally, we have "2,3,or4 Off The Floor} contests where the models are multi-motor NoCal types (24 inch span allowed) and flights must R.O.G.
Here is a video of one I did for this contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUWZMqzIsI4

The C-130 is 24 inch span, has rolling wheels, and can R.O.G. The Beaufighter is a legal NoCal.

This can be fun!
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