Mike Smart 1/4 DHC Chipmunk

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Wayne Cox
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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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