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Offline steve dwyer

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Instrument Panel Gages
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
I've been trying to locate sources for instrument gage decals.  Brodak has a 1/8 scale sheet I ordered today, but I'm not sure what diameter I'll end up with. I have just completed a 54" plans built Frank Baker ME 109 (MAN 1957) I built when I was 14 and ready to finish.
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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 05:31:29 AM »
I use J-Tec 1/8 scale instruments and they are 1/4 inch in diameter

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
I “build” them on Microsoft paint using stuff found on the internet..

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 05:25:32 PM »
Perfect Thanks much.
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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:03:47 AM »
Steve,

It's nice to place printed paper gauges sandwiched between material for that scale look, adds a bunch of character to the model and these items are fun to make.

You can also just glue printed photo paper with no gauge opening laminations and get a nice look.

My Mig-3 has a scale cockpit with laminations but this jet cockpit has simple photo paper glued in for good results also.

CB


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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 02:20:18 PM »
As Charles said, a laminated panel is the way to go. You can make them very scale like and
they are not hard to make.
I did these out of aluminum, thin clear plastic and gage pictures out of an aviation magazine.

Larry, Buttafucco Stunt Team

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 02:31:46 PM »
Larry,

WOW! Really nice detail.

What's the model? full photo?

Alpha Mike Foxtrot.

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 03:00:54 PM »
Larry,

WOW! Really nice detail.

What's the model? full photo?

Its a Midwest PT-19 designed by Dave Hemstrought.
fun part is that I had to detail two cockpits.

Larry, Buttafucco Stunt Team

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 04:40:29 PM »
Larry,

WOW! Really nice detail.

What's the model? full photo?

For Charles

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 07:19:49 PM »
Larry,

OK!

Not my graphics or masks but I can live with that. ;D

I see you pay attention to detail. "Insignia" yellow I bet, correct?

The trophy?

Thanks for that.

Charles
Alpha Mike Foxtrot.

Owner of CFC Graphics. "Model Airplane Graphics from a Model Airplane Builder."

"No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

Marcus Cordeiro, The "Mark of Excellence," you will not be forgotten.

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"Ya gotta love it when a plane comes together."

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"Perhaps the greatest challenge in modeling is to build a competitive control line stunter that looks like a real airplane." David McCellan, 1980.

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 09:42:22 PM »
Larry,

OK!

Not my graphics or masks but I can live with that. ;D

I see you pay attention to detail. "Insignia" yellow I bet, correct?

The trophy?

Thanks for that.

Charles

No graphics, decals or masks. It’s all hand masked and painted. The yellow is actually Sig
Cub yellow with a splash of orange. My dad and I built a real PT-19, so I was able to mix
the colors to match the real thing. I got it pretty damn close.
The trophy was for the “Pilots Choice” Concourse de Elegance award at the Golden State
Championships.
The gentleman holding the plane is contest director Jerry Silver, one of the best dope finisher
On the planet. I can’t tell how flattering it was to hear him complement the plane.
I’ll attach a picture of the PT-19 we built.

Larry, Buttafucco Stunt Team

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:07:23 AM »
Larry,

Really nice.

Do you have time in that aircraft?

Charles
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Owner of CFC Graphics. "Model Airplane Graphics from a Model Airplane Builder."

"No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

Marcus Cordeiro, The "Mark of Excellence," you will not be forgotten.

I look at the Forum as a place to contribute and make friends, some view it as a Realm where they could be King.

"Ya gotta love it when a plane comes together."

Proverb 11.9  "With his mouth the Godless destroys his neighbor..."

"Perhaps the greatest challenge in modeling is to build a competitive control line stunter that looks like a real airplane." David McCellan, 1980.

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #12 on: Today at 05:40:51 PM »
Larry,

Really nice.

Do you have time in that aircraft?

Charles

I've got a couple of hours in it.
The plane was sold to a gentleman in Napa California after my dad died.

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Re: Instrument Panel Gages
« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:01:26 PM »
Larry,

Sorry to hear that.

Good luck with GA.

Charles
Alpha Mike Foxtrot.

Owner of CFC Graphics. "Model Airplane Graphics from a Model Airplane Builder."

"No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

Marcus Cordeiro, The "Mark of Excellence," you will not be forgotten.

I look at the Forum as a place to contribute and make friends, some view it as a Realm where they could be King.

"Ya gotta love it when a plane comes together."

Proverb 11.9  "With his mouth the Godless destroys his neighbor..."

"Perhaps the greatest challenge in modeling is to build a competitive control line stunter that looks like a real airplane." David McCellan, 1980.


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