Another Eagle is Getting Closer

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  1. Dec 30, 2017 #1

    Cary Cumberland

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    Hi everyone, my brother Kelly and I are getting closer to finishing. Well you know how that goes. I'm shooting for the spring. We just passed the 3 year mark since starting on it again. I tried to keep up with Cameron for a little while but... yeah that lasted about 2 months before he zoomed on by but did provide good motivation. Anyway, we finally decided on a color scheme that is not traditional and one that I have not seen yet on any other Eagle. I am attempting to attach a rendering that we came up with but may change just a little. I'll also post a few build pictures to show the progress. Eventually I will put all the pics into a Dropbox or something to view as some type of build thread. We are using the Stewart System to paint the plane and it's a good system but definitely tough to perfect. My other brother Curtis "C man" used it on his Pitts so we have had a lot of experience along with Cameron to work out issues and it's still tough. We are not going to put clear on this paint but we are wet sanding and polishing and I think it's going to work ok. I have tried it on the elevators that are final painted and pretty happy with the results. Anyway, enjoy.

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    I like the choice of colors.. that's going to look cool!
     
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    Looks great Cary.


    Nice job on the rendering too. Those take a lot more work than you'd think.
     
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    That’s gonna be great Cary! Very cool!
     
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    Nice color!
     
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    Not being traditional is good, I like the color scheme.

    It looks like you had help with the fabric for a chance to sit in the airplane.
    That's good trade practice :D
     
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    Love the colors. Kinda jealous!
     
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    Will you post a photo of the pounce paint pattern you used please!
     
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    This may be a dumb question but what is pounce paint pattern? Colors from Stewart?
     
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    OK I googled that I think you meant what pattern or stencyl did I use to lay down the feathers. Mark Barker from Alaska sent me the original blue print pattern from the eagle that he used when building his. So it's a typical original pattern scheme from Christen.
     
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    Greys on white always looks classy….. requires bravery though!

    What grade of sandpaper / what is your procedure to wet sand and polish the Stewarts paint. I have to do the same thing on some components I have.

    Thanks in advance,
    Andrew.
     
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    I'm starting with 1200 dry then 2000 dry 3000 wet and then the 3M perfect system. I'm still working out the kinks basically trying to keep the surface as clean as Possible to not allow the little pig tails in the final product that comes from the 1200 and dirt.
     
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    I am using a 6" DA air sander with hook it Sand paper.
     
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    Yeah I see the outline dots for your fine line tape reference
     
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    Nice job - inside of the canopy skirt took some time - looks great
     
  16. Dec 31, 2017 #16

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    Thank you, i did spend a little time with sand paper bondo and primer. Hopefully doesnt way a ton.
     
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    Pouncing.
    You draw a design or trace a design on stencil paper.
    They you perforate the paper with a pounce wheel.
    With a pounce bag filled with charcoal dust for example you lightly dab over the perforated area/line.
    Remove the stencil paper and you have all these very small charcoal dots that you can mask a line to.
    In the old days (Ha Ha) when there were sign writers. They would, with special brushes paint up to the dots with enamel S writers paint (One Shot brand for example)
    All of the components you can probably get from your local art store.

    In a job I had years ago, we had a sign writer come in and do some art work on commercial vehicles (bread or milk delivery vans and stuff like that) It was so interesting to watch. Then he sometimes added gold leaf, that blew my mind:D.

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    I remember a long time ago we took our farm truck to a sign maker where everything was hand made. I got to stay and watch him work. It was impressive! Same method Taff described.
     
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    Man Cary ---
    it looks great. Looks like you figured the stencil out. The gray looks fantastic.
    Can't wait to see the Eagle head.
    mark
     
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    Smizo might have something to offer about the colour of the prop tips…...

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