Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » May 19th, 2019, 12:41 pm

So the Chipmunk sits on her wheels.
Shaping the gull wings underside now
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » May 27th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Got some work done this weekend
Covered Rudder and scaled up a bit
Shaped up the tail end of fuz quite happy with it.
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » August 18th, 2019, 6:55 pm

A lot of work done over the last few weeks ready to be glassed now
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » February 8th, 2020, 7:29 pm

So update on build unfortunately been poorly after pelvic operation in October so not much done.

So great big thanks to John Veasey who has helped me out doing the glassing and putting a few things right.
All rubbed down using 120 grit can’t believe how smooth it already is then to do 400 and 600 ready for final primer.

Never done this side before and really enjoying it. Going to finish all other bits then do the rubbing down prime and then paint.
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » February 8th, 2020, 11:14 pm

Looking good.

You are lining up a lot of sanding there. If that is the finish with 120 wet and dry, I would just prime, I use cellulose primer, maybe lightly flat that back with 250 wet and dry. Apply a contrasting colour mist coat and sand using water and a bit of soap.
Then apply the finish paint.
It is many moons since I worked in a body shop. If the top coat was a bit 'orange peely', we would sometimes rub it back with 600 grit used wet and then polish but even then only the bits that really caught the eye. A good spray job didn't really need anything.

They are your fingerprints that your sanding away, so feel free to do it any way you choose but I'm not sure that you will see any real benefit.

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » February 9th, 2020, 7:34 pm

Hi Stuart,
Appreciate you making comments and suggestions will take onboard.
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » February 10th, 2020, 9:09 pm

So looking to decide which paint scheme to do, been looking at these three any opinions
Regards
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » April 6th, 2020, 11:32 am

So got round to do some more work sadly as I work in the NHS I am still working but that’s a good thing.

Started on the test end ribs and trim tab. Rudder now cut correctly at the bottom. Will rub down with 600 and then prime and put rivets on.

Been doing wings and ribs and Sliding canopy and retaining catch.

Stay safe
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » May 17th, 2020, 8:21 pm

Well some progress unfortunately as a NHS working I am still working so time is limited on this.

Many thanks for the input on which colour scheme to go for lol
Been doing a lot on the metal panels never done this ever so learning curve is vertical.
Started to prime now after rubbing down with 600 grit. Will flatten once done then start on the hundreds of rivets omg.
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » May 30th, 2020, 9:28 pm

Fuz rubbed down with 600 and then primed then flattened.
Applied all the rivets from Mick Reeves now to work on the wings
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » August 4th, 2020, 6:46 pm

Build is coming on fuze has colour now quite happy with colour and cowl. Lost count on rivets applied.
Nearly completed top side on one wing having trouble finding some decent photos of underside so if anyone has any or can point me to where I can find Google is worn out lol.

Having all my decals done by Nige at Flightline Graphics looking forward to getting them.

http://www.flightlinegraphics.com

Thanks for looking
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » August 4th, 2020, 10:09 pm

Have you made contact with Flightline?? I thought that they were shut down for the duration?

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » August 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Hi Stuart
Spoke with Nigel on the phone and email he’s got my photos to do the decals, he’s pretty busy but injured his ankle a few weeks ago.

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » August 6th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Thanks Wayne. I was after a sheet of Chipmunk nomenclature labels but never got a reply to my e-mail. Might try him again.
Great flying model. You are nearly there!

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » August 6th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Hi Stuart
Yes mate I know he said he was to say the least busy about 6 weeks waiting time but as he injured his ankle it put him back a little.
Thanks for the comment appreciate it
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Wayne

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » September 5th, 2020, 11:25 pm

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So have received my decals from Nigel at Flightline Graphics really impressed and very easy to apply, the stencils for paint are great
Also received my 1/4 scale pilot from Wilson at Tailored Pilots

https://tailoredpilots.com/

All spaying is complete will post some later on but a few just for now
Wayne
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » September 13th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Some photos of build so far all paint nearly completed a lacquered all decals applied very happy.
Will start motor install and then to connect all the wiring up for servos and lighting system

Walk ways to be added excuse the wing bolt waiting for wing bolts to come then to install the control pushrods
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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby ian redshaw » September 16th, 2020, 9:12 am

A cracking effort Wayne, looks stunning! Your best build to date?

Ian.

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Wayne Cox » September 17th, 2020, 11:00 pm

Hi Ian
A complement from you is very welcome, there are a few things I would do or change but am happy so far but yes think my best.

I should be fitting the motor I got off you in this weekend and wire all the cables up, need to apply the walk ways on.
Never created panels before so was pleased I used that metal sheets you gave me years ago.

God knows how name rivets all from Mick Reeves.

Nigel from Flightline Graphics did a great job so it makes her look even better got the pilot from Wilson which will add scale to her.

I will let you fly her no problem

Will hopefully be able to fly a three ship this one and my other plus Darens Black one will look nice at the shows


Many thanks
Wayne

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Re: Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

Postby Peter Siggins » September 18th, 2020, 8:47 am

Looks absolutely great Wayne - decals are superb ,I’m sure it’ll be a superb flier

Pete


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