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    November 2009
Airbus Beluga
Posted by artworks2 on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:52 PM
Back in the 80's Revell offered this model in a large scale. I haven't seen it in that much time unless it's imported. This is my test model I'm working on. There have been many paint liveries used by skylink but I like this one the best. hope I can pull it off....
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:25 AM

I notice you seem to assemble your models before you airfoil the wing.  Or is the assembly temporary?  How do you airfoil your wings?  I find the wings the most boring and time consuming task in scratching an aircraft, and am looking for a less labor-intense method than using a modeler's plane or carving knife.  Anyone got a good idea on simpler wing shaping?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
Posted by artworks2 on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:55 PM

I use a router table with a half round bit for  making dowels on leading edges and, one side of my thickness planer can be adjusted to taper slightly. The fillet bulge isn't used as the wings are screwed into the planes fuselage. These models are made to come apart for storage. The models is assembled several times to make sure all the pieces are in correct  positions. As long as I've been in this craft We all do it different.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 2, 2014 8:43 AM

I have thought of using a router to carve wings. I thought maybe make a tray that would rotate and allow me to make passes along wing with a straight tool, then turn table to new angle and repeat.  But this would only work for straight, non-tapered wings, so I never set it up.

Bought a little powered plane that works okay on balsa, but really doesn't quite work that well on basswood, my modeling wood of choice.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
Posted by artworks2 on Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:41 PM

Originally I was using an emery board swiped from my wife. Then I decided to look at my router for leading edges. Similar models one can find on the internet I've had to repair 'you know the mahogany standard' if a wing breaks its TOAST! My wings are more robust as I don't over carve them 3/8th inch thick is my rule. Pine, Poplar, Oak and a Burl 1x6 board made for a project once their painted you never know.

  • Member since
    May 2006
Posted by Rob Beach on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1:08 PM

I wonder if you can get custom profile bits made?  I know my father had some custom "knives" made for his molding cutter (upside down router, basically) when he was building some cabinets...

R/

Robert

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