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Scale RCM 1/3 Scale Champ Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by TonyHallo, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Did a little lathe work tonight. Going to put the first hub cap I made a while ago in the prototype bucket, this one is much better, I bought 1" long disc this time around and it worked out better because the part was held better and I learned from the mistakes made on the first one. I started with 1/2" long disc before. The tire is still holding air so I'm happy with it now. Pretty sure two Monoeject tubes of Slime was excessive but it's too late now. Orange paint tomorrow, if all goes well can begin the final assembly.
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  2. Beautiful job brother. :big_yes:
  3. It's always better the second time around! Thanks Mike.
    Put a coat of base yellow on the numbers and around the tape on the fuselage to minimize bleed through. Didn't do the Aeronca emblem or the numbers on the rubber because they are rather small and was worried about excessive buildup. They will get dusted only, no wet coat.

    pawnshopmike likes this.
  4. Got the orange sprayed and some tape pulled off.
  5. The fuselage and right wing. There are a few bleeds that will require some work, pretty sure I can clean with rubbing compound. There's only one on the fuselage but the wing has more since are so many angle joints. All in all I'm happy.
    Didn't get to the left wing, the paint was drying and not pulling cleanly so I thought I better wait.
    IMG_1357.JPG IMG_1360.JPG
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  6. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    Looks AWESOME!!!
  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

  8. Nice work!
  9. Thank you gentlemen.
    The paint masks worked great, again a learning experience. The numbers were rather easy to remove the masks, the emblem on the other hand was a little tricky. Some of the paint pulled off on the right side so I left the left side dry for two days, then rubbed out the top of the mask with fast cut compound until the mask color appeared, then I remove the mask without a problem. Managed to get the right side emblem cleaned off, thankfully I order 4 masks so it is mask off will get painted later today. IMG_1363.JPG
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  10. Installed the dash, the original aluminum dash panel tucked under the boot cowl and the cowl was rolled over to finish the edge, I had planned paint the dash and the boot cowl with flat black paint. The dash from SAC is a little less than 1/8" thick so I need to finish off this area with another plan. Make a template out of SeeTemp of the area that needs covered then transfer this to a black vinyl sheet that was previous purchased to make seats. I left the edge on the dash side a 1/4" long and folded this over while the template was taped in place, the fold was set with an iron set at 190f, then glued with contact cement. IMG_1367.JPG
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