Author Topic: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)  (Read 3947 times)

Offline RAGIII

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2020, 01:44:53 AM »
Your Tail Surfaces are really looking great! This will be a Huge Beast for sure!
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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2020, 12:33:21 AM »
The bottom tail surfaces are clear coated and left to dry.



The rudders are a little more difficult. I have to spray them and than put them to dry without touching the surfacces. So I made 4 little jigs to support them on the rotatable disc that came with the spray booth. The holes are exactly in the right position. Sometimes we are all entitled to have a little luck aren't we? This way I can spray them en let them dry on the same disc without touching.



Spraying and drying the top tail surface is a completely other thing. The only point I can use to handle them are the hinges. Looping a thread around the hinges and sticking the other end of the threads to the inside top of the spray booth may work. But than I can only spray one side at the time. I have to wait until the sprayed side has dried and then turn it over. I wil figure this out.

Spraying the large wings later on will be another challenge.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2020, 02:19:20 AM »
Everything is clearcoated. Topplane left hanging out to dry. Tomorrow the other side will be sprayed. The ribtapes will then be solidly in place and I can start with the control horns.



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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #78 on: October 05, 2020, 10:10:58 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2020, 09:45:10 PM »
Nice progress, Rookie.  You're handling the issues that come up in scratchbuilding well.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2020, 05:18:42 AM »
Scratch building invariably presents unexpected problems: part of the fun is to find solutions which work and you are certainly doing that. Excellent progress BTW.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2020, 09:22:47 PM »
Tail unit is looking fab so far  :)


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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2020, 09:37:47 PM »
They look great.  Genius idea with the holding jig too!

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2020, 09:48:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for looking in and the kind comments.  :) I hope to show some more progress after the weekend.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2020, 04:32:56 PM »
Me and my big mouth...

I told you 'd be back after the weekend! I just didn't say what weekend. Haven't been sitting on my hands though. The control horns prove to be a little harder to make than I anticipated.

The first one I made looked rather good if I may say so myself.

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The problem is, I have to make 8 of them, and it would be nice if they all looked the same. The rounded top was especially the problem. I made some more by hand, but they didn't come within a mile of the first one.

Then I had a brilliant idea. I made a punch out of a piece of copper rod. The shape was spot on and I clamped it into a hand drill vice. I then stamped about three dozen of them (just to be sure) out of 0.5 mm brass sheet.

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In the process I murdered my cutting mat, photographic background and the kitchen table. The wife wasn't too pleased.....

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So I ended up with a container full of brass flees, because that's what they are once you handle them. If you try to pick one up with a pair of tweezers, it's gone. I mean really gone. Forever.

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The very first control horn I made had a little strip on it, that slid into the brass tube, that I then squeezed and flattened in my vice. That worked very well. Only, when I made the punch, I forgot to include this little strip

No problem, I thought, I'll just solder it on afterward. It didn't work. The "flees" were too thin to begin with and when I tried to double them by soldering two of them together it looked like crap.

So, back to the drawing board. I have a little Proxxon milling cross table that I may put to some good use.

I hope to show some more progress after the weekend.  ;)

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2020, 09:06:12 PM »
I would be pissed about the kitchen table as well  :o

Was wondering if this is an item which could be cast in resin ?


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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #86 on: October 16, 2020, 01:41:25 AM »
Oh the joys of scratch building - even at the cost of the kitchen table!

Better luck with the next attempt.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #87 on: October 18, 2020, 09:19:54 AM »
Collateral damage - one of the less discussed aspects of scratchbuilding. 
We've all been there.

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2020, 06:34:21 AM »
Been there, done that, and even worse...

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Re: Handley Page V/1500 scratch build (slowgress report)
« Reply #89 on: October 19, 2020, 09:27:46 AM »
Ouch!  RIP kitchen table.  On the bright side, there are some lovely Irish linen tablecloths out there... :)