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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super Sabre by heywooood
David DuckettQuite a lineup!
heywoooodlol - I'm all out of hangar space. I'm going to have to find them a suitable home one of these days.

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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super Sabre by heywooood
heywoooodHun final along with the USAF's current gunfighter
Don CYa know, I think it will pass muster. Nice work!
heywoooodthanks, Don - I guess we can chalk the rant off to a bad day.
biplane guyBeautiful work!
Don CRants are fun every now and then. How did you end up working the canopy? Anything special? As you said, they're really light weight.
heywoooodno - the canopy is now fixed in the closed position. The hinge solutions I had just wouldn't allow enough arc. Then the material kept flexing during the masking process and when I used the filler along the seam where it mates to the fuselage. This caused some cracks in the filler and uneven paint demarcation on the canopy frame. The canopy needed to made of much thicker material - I had even reinforced all of the edges of the clear part with strip styrene and framed the base of both the windscreen and canopy to no avail. As it sits today it is acceptable just not what I was aiming for...
Don CThanks. I think it's going to be tough on the F9f too. I was going to make the flat bulletproof windscreen, but now I'm not sure if it will take the abuse. I bought 2, so there's a little room for error.
heywoooodI wish you the best with it, Don meantime I went ahead and fabricated and installed a refueling probe..
poppyA well done Hun!
heywoooodThanks Poppy - looking at these images the finish actually seems to come close to an all metal effect. She's photogenic anyway. The paints used were Tamiya Gloss Aluminium and Testors Buffing Stainless Steel which when dry can be buffed or polished to a high shine. I used that on the rear fuselage and leading edge slats. This was my first Dave Diels kit and a good experience overall.

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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super Sabre by heywooood
heywoooodit was a key feature on the production F100 so here it is - the early, straight refueling probe. This airplane had so many rolling upgrades and safety corrections made to it during its service life that they could just have referred to them as F100-ABCD's and then the F(amily) wagon - some of the examples in country had parts from all four variants on them it seems
Don CNice. Really like your wheels.
heywoooodThose came from Dave Duckett - The mains are resin and the twin nose wheels are vacuform. There were two slightly different diameter hubs that I fused together to replicate the heavy brake drums of the NAA Saber. He had sent over a bag of wheels when I told him I was having a hard time finding suitable ones for the F16. Fact is that's where the kit itself came from. My good friend and inspiration, David Duckett.

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Easy Built FF-13 Scatterbrain by bsadonkill
bsadonkillScatterbrain with a 10 inch balsa prop.
LASTWOODSMANI am impressed that you carve actual flying props - and what is that gizmo at the front of the prop ?

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heywooood Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super SabreParked 27-Jun-17 20:00
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heywooood Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #16, NA F-100 Super SabreParked 27-Jun-17 19:59
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bsadonkill Modelcraft Pacific AceParked 27-Jun-17 16:29
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This is a Comet Clipper. I did some flights up to around 400 turns. I am using a 12 inch balsa prop with 6 strands of 3/16. It looks good so far , needs right hand thrust and or rudder. I added a 1/16 of down thrust so far, might need a little more wight in the nose?
bsadonkill Easy Built FF-13 ScatterbrainFlying 27-Jun-17 16:15
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I kept the turns down to around 700. Rudders are shimmed for a left hand turn.
bsadonkill Easy Built FF-13 ScatterbrainFlying 27-Jun-17 16:12
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bsadonkill Easy Built FF-13 ScatterbrainFlying 27-Jun-17 16:12
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