A lot of work and a back pain

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A lot of work and a back pain

Postby Uwe Jens » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi guys,
After some weeks of dissapearence of myself on the forum, the pictures I´m attaching are the cause for it.  By the time, I have almost all the fuselage painted and the primer base on the wings.  Hopefully on the next days I will finish them too.  If anyone knows of a cure for the back pain please give sugestions..
Once the exterior is done, I will start with the interior upholstery.
Regards to everyone,
Uwe/. :P
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Beautiful!

Postby KevinC » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:29 pm

Really looks nice, Uwe.

No help on the back pain - if you find one let me know...

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Postby stede52 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:43 pm

Uwe,
I can't believe it, I'm using the same colors, metalic green, metalic gold however I'm outline my gold with metalic red.  Your plane looks great.  How is painting those metalics? I"ve just got everything white. I'll be painting color next week.

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uwe

Postby scubarider2 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:52 am

Missed you Uwe.  The plane looks fantastic.  The paint job makes the plane.  First thing to look at and the last thing to see.   :wink:
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pain

Postby scubarider2 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:58 am

Oh about the back pain......I have found the more I drink the less the pain.....until the next morning   8)  8)  8)  :roll:
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Postby Uwe Jens » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:43 pm

Hi guys,
thanks for the comments.  I will follow your advice Dennis (hahaha).  Steve, the only problem I had with the metalic paint is that while you paint you must have homogenous movements, since the metalic particles will accumulate and make the paint darker and the color will not look uniform.
That will be it.
I used the Superflite products.  They are really nice products.  I think all the cost is worth it!
Regards,
Uwe/.
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Postby stede52 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:32 pm

Uwe,
That's what I've run into also, you must be smooth and consistant with your movements to maintain an even color. I'm only painting the metallic green, the metalic gold and red I apply will be vinly since I do all my own vinyl graphics work.

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Postby b1x4nqb » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:45 am

Uwe,

What did you support your back windows with?  It is hard to tell what you di to hold them in place from the photo.  I'm working on something from aluminum but am intrigued by what looks like just material on yours on the outside.  Wondering what may be on the inside of the lexan??

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Postby Uwe Jens » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:53 pm

Paul,
I made an aluminum frame and glued it with the side wall. then I cutted the hole and reinforced the edges with the tape.  I placed a rubber trim, and a will put the lexan with ribbets.  In the interior I will cover the back ribbet with the upholstery.
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