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TOPIC: Building the Skyleada Cutlass for Jetex 50

Built-up Skyleada for Jetex 50 4 months 2 weeks ago #791

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Roger , excellent model - really does look the business. i especially love the printed tissue finish and would appreciate a few pointers on materials used and the basic process .. To my mind that is much more attractive than a spray finish and lighter. As my father used to say -- if it looks right it probably is -- are you going to use that original Jetex 50 , probably got some original fuel if you need some and motor spares also . Well done - look forward to seeing this at OW

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Thanks for the kind comments Tony. The basic technique (s) were covered in an article I wrote for SAM Yearbook 15. I can send you a PDF of this if you like.

The main difficulty is modifying templates originally produced for a profile model to fit the '3D' 'stick 'n tissue' structure. Apart from that, it's then just making sure the lines and insignia etc line up. Using dope as an adhesive rather than tissue paste means you can remove offending bits of tissue and put 'em back a few times until it's OK as Modelspan is quite strong.

Thanks for the offer of pellets etc., but I have quite a lot. I suspect the Cutlass, which in the flesh, according to Andy Blackwell, is 'bigger than he expected', and will need all the oomph of a Jetex 50C with hot Sebel pellets (thus the asbestos lined motor mount).

We will see!

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