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Gaz
#1 Posted : 21 August 2013 01:28:21

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Hi guys,
This my first attempt of an aircraft apart from the plastic kits so am wondering if it will be necessary to use a jig on this like we do with the ships. If so any advice on the type needed would be appreciated.
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Gareth
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#2 Posted : 21 August 2013 08:44:07

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Hi Gareth,

its always a good idea to jig wood kits especially at the size of the Spitfire, just because you can get play and movement in the wood parts. I have no doubt that this will be debated by the forum members and build diarists as things progress
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#3 Posted : 21 August 2013 09:07:20

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A fueslage jig is not a bad idea as will ensure it is constructed straight and true. But be mindful that the from the cockpit aft, the fus slopes inwards, therefore any jig will need to be perfectly set at both sides to ensure an equal slope and not to end up with a slight banana to it.

A model ship keel jig can be utlised to suit, or if you want purpose made, then you wont go far wrong with the fuselage jig from Slec, (SL054-S) towards the bottom of this link,

http://www.slecuk.com/ca...ng-Aids.html#aSL057_2dR

Which can also be used for model ship builds if the brackets are cut down.

The fus won't be in the jig for long., by the end of the second despatch, the aft fus section is complete, and only the forward section to finish off.

Gaz
#4 Posted : 21 August 2013 19:12:08

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Thanks Jase and Tomick for your responses. You both confirmed what I was thinking so may build my own or get the one that was in the link which seems a good piece of kit.
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Gareth
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#5 Posted : 21 August 2013 19:21:45

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You'll need to get a length of melamine board cut to length for the kit, which is the same dimensions as the supplied grid overlay. Then some careful drilling to make the holes for the brackets, fit the screw mounts and brackets and off you go..BigGrin
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Is there any jig or clamp you can get that will hold fuselage former to fuselage side at 90degree until glue sets, thanks Andy
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You could use a spring clamp or bar clamp, to gently clamp the former to an an engineers square.
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#8 Posted : 03 September 2013 17:13:55

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Thanks Tomick I will have to look around for some.
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