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Old 01-10-2021, 07:29 AM   #51
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Rudder leading edge so easy to ding when on the table upside down, but some styrene panels clean it up and makes it a little more ding resistant.
How were they formed Eric?
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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

Chris bends them by hand over something round like a dowel or tube. It has to have a smaller curve radius than the surface the piece will fit on as the plastic tends to spring back.
We glued one edge with 5 minute epoxy, waited till dry, then glued the other side. It would have been too hard to glue on all at once.
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I see- you two are always a source of good tips and ideas. Thanks!
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What thickness is styrene you are using and where do you order/buy it ?

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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

Hi Neven,
As thin as we can find (I don’t know the specification). We scour railroad and typical hobby shops for an assortment.
An alternative is to use any plastic sheet you can salvage from cheap dollar store school supplies. Plastic binders come in many colours
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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

Thanks to Nicholas for supplying some strong square magnets to mount our drop tanks.
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What thickness is styrene you are using and where do you order/buy it ?

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Chris says it is 10 thousandths of an inch thick. You may find it at sign making shops.
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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

Chris put on two clear coats of minwax polycrylic in preparation for the silver. The tanks were painted today with two coats of Rustoleum silver Metallic spray paint. Nice fast drying paint.
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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

We tried painting the rest of the models silver areas today and all was well until we switched to the second can of Rustoleum metallic paint. Turns out it was not the same silver as our first but was chrome. The chrome doesn't look as nice on the less than perfect surface of foam. The first can had a green label and the second had a mainly white label but we mistakenly assumed it was just newer style labelling. The caps looked like the same colour but no such luck!
Since we know what Tamiya Silver leaf TS30 looks like, we quickly tracked down a few cans from local hobby shops that have curbside PU (Hobbyhobby and Great Hobbies).
With any luck we can paint it soon.

The only way to know if it is silver or chrome is to look for the bar code label on the back of the can. Chrome or silver will be written in print just above the bar code.
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Re: Hobby Topgun Mig 15 maiden flights!

Testors flat red spray finished the nose and tail using only one small can (after first priming the surface grey with Tamiya paint).
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