Bottom Wing Fix on the Vac

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Bottom Wing Fix on the Vac

Dan Smith
Dan Smith

September 27th, 2011, 2:36 pm #1

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
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September 27th, 2011, 4:40 pm #2

Not sure what happened there. Trust me, the wings look great!

I'll get an actual picture later...
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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

September 27th, 2011, 5:36 pm #3

Now the picture is there...it's going to be a long day.
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September 27th, 2011, 6:56 pm #4

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
G'day Dan,

To be honest, I probably can do the work on a VAC but if there is a injected kit out there then why bother? Bulkheads and crushed wings etc make it a chore. Funny most VAC kits never have any indication of how to do the structural support. Nor do they provide any materials or plastic to complete the laborious task of supporting that awkward huge crushing hand of mine. I find in many cases if you wait a bit the aircraft will show up sooner or later. Don't get me wrong I admire any one who can complete one. I just would like to see a better job on the VAC's out there from their producers. Maybe they would sell a few more kits. At least to me anyways...............

Great work Dan and I look forward to see'n more pics of those wonderful work in progresses.

PHIL
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September 27th, 2011, 7:52 pm #5

My problem is that I actually enjoy the scratch building and problem solving process. I've gotten tired of the kits that click and fall together because they just become a painting exercise.

Maybe that's because my painting/weathering skills are lacking! Don't be me wrong either...the finishes I've seen on some models blow me away and I don't care which kit they are from. Truly artistic and realistic.

For now, I'm having a fun time. I guess the next step from vacs are the resin ones that have esoteric subjects. I've never done one of those. These vacs seem more forgiving in some respects.

Thanks for looking and I hope to have more to report soon!
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September 27th, 2011, 11:22 pm #6

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
Well played indeed!
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September 28th, 2011, 1:26 am #7

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
I don't remember what I was working on but a wooden dowel with wet/dry paper evened up those scalloped trailing edges just right.
I was wondering how you addressed the bottom of the wings, love the ribs.
Great stuff Danny !!!

Thanks,
Allan

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September 29th, 2011, 8:33 pm #8

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
I will share it next week - currently heavily entangled with 2 262s

But nice work Dan - you show us the way !

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October 3rd, 2011, 1:37 pm #9

All,

I think I fixed the undersurface problem on the single sided vac mold on my recon aircraft. It's just skinned with some thin plastic that was feathered (sanded) at the edges and glued in place after a little embossing with a pen and ruler. The fixed one is primed in grey below.



On to the top wings!

Cheers.
More embossing - looks like the O/400 has company. Totally agree about being tired of kits that just fall together.

Regards,
Adrian
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