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calhanton

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This was a great project and I have made five in all for various boys birthdays. Used a combination of plywood for the wings and nose and craftwood for the balance. I also made the wings 50mm wider than the plan for a better balance and used 19mm dowel for the under carriage. I did use some bought wheels on one plan but prefer the self made for being more accurate to the era. They were all give two coats of undercoat, three coats of colour and finished with two coats of clear, so all surfaces had seven coats in total, all sprayed. I also added two screws to support the wings as I know toy planes are apt to crash. I also varied the assembly process and made the wings separately and assembled the fuselage minus the tailplane. I then inserted the fuselage tail first from the front and fitted the tail plane. Much easier to keep all components square on a work bench.

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These are nice.  I like combining the natural with the color.
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Hi Calvin,

Your bi-planes are begging to be played with! I love the colors. What brand of paint did you use? The 4 planes together in your photos is very exciting. Nice job!
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Very nice Calvin. The workmanship and colors are great. Thanks for posting.
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Wow Very nicely done. The Squadron is ready for take off.
The natural wood and colors make a nice contrast.

Thanks for sharing this great project.

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Excellent work love um.
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Hi Cynthia
The spray paints I am using are Dy-Mark Brand. These are from Bunnings in Australia, but I think are the equivalent of the Brand you often mention on your plans. They have the brightest colours, and are also very economical compared to the larger brands.
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Very, very nice. I agree with Cindy, like the natural colors with the bright colors.

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Fantastic!
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Great improvements to a classic design. Very well thought out and executed. Thanks for sharing!
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