Sailplane Construction Project Session #149
I decided to change to semi gloss black Tamiya
Acrylic (X-18) for the black contrast stripes on the wing and the stab. For
brushing, I wanted to thin the semi gloss black just a little to make it
flow on better. Tamiya makes a matching Acrylic thinner (X-20A) as shown
The results were most rewarding as shown on top
of the stab below. I think the black contrast stripes really set off the
difference in yellow and orange silk.
Here is a close up of the semi gloss black stripe
separating the yellow and orange silk on the top of the left stab tip.
This is a picture of the bottom of the stab with
the two removable sub fins slipped into their slots.
In this close up, notice how nicely the semi
gloss black stripe separates the yellow and orange silk on the bottom of
the right stab tip with the sub fin in the middle of the stripe.
Originally, I was considering making the width of the black stripes on the
stab narrower that those on the wing. However as you can see, a 3/8"
wide black stripe was required to straddle the base of the sub fin. This
same width will also be used on the wing.......................Tandy
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