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Offline RAGIII

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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2018, 11:35:24 AM »
Great to see you back on this one. Looking terrific. Even better to hear the Great News about your wife!
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2018, 12:56:05 PM »
Thanks. Momma is back to being ornery and there is plastic on one bench and balsa on the other, so things are looking up for a change. Just spent 15 minutes on hands and knees searching for an errant piece of PE. That kinda modeling fun I have not missed.
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »
Started the rigging with the aileron control cables. I trimmed the sprue dead close... I thought. Seems my camera sees a lot better than I do. Well, next job is to trim those little lines much closer.
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2018, 10:09:49 PM »
sp,
     I missed this thread earlier, some great "old time" modelling going on here and nice to see! Great news about your "Missus" as well, pass on our very best. In the unlikely event that you can't come up with a supply of sprue send me your mailing address and I'll send you a supply (I never throw anything model related away, just ask my "Good Wife"............ 
    Looking forward to seeing this one rescued and completed.
Cheers,
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2018, 05:33:48 AM »
I too missed that this had been revived. Good to see that you are back with the model and it is certainly looking good at the moment. I will be interested to see how you get on with stretched sprue - I gave that up years ago because I found that I could not get consistent thicknesses, but don't let that put you off.

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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2018, 06:41:38 AM »
Stephen
I ran into the uneven thickness issue and it can be a problem. The solution for me falls under the main advantage of scratch building and that is: you can tolerate a huge amount of wastage as long as you eventually get what you need.

A properly pulled piece of sprue should be pretty much the span of your arms stretched out. Out of that 4 ft or so there is a fairly even section about 12 or 16" long. That's the cut of steak I use. I throw the rest of the cow in the trash. The throwing in the trash part is the most important because it keeps you from grabbing some of the less ideal pieces when you start running low on the good stuff.

Besides this is 1:72. The thought of trying to rig this scale with mono makes my eyes cross and my head ache.
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »
Great aircraft choice!

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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2018, 09:14:28 PM »
I started the rigging process. This model was started so long ago that I do not remember what lies I told myself about rigging a 3 bay biplane. I must be very gullible or a good liar...maybe both. Nothing for it but to keep at it until it is done.
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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2018, 02:42:23 AM »
That is precisely how I rig biplanes - start with the fore-aft wires between the struts and then I put the rear ones in - decreasing difficulty of access. It generally makes the rigging process much easier.

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Re: 1:72 Scale Paul Schmidt PS.7 First scratch build.
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2018, 09:30:14 AM »
Looking awesome!
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