Curtiss P-36A Hawk (oz11754)
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Curtiss P-36A Hawk. Peanut scale model WWII fighter.
Update 29/11/2019: Added supplement reversed printwood file, thanks to Skippy.
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User comments"Printwood designations intentionally reversed to show correctly when transferred". It's the first time I see this! It's a neat trick but not really useful for me as all my attempts at hot transferring ended up in 4" wide balsa corkscrews. My buddy Andy Warhol found them very decorative but we agreed they were not so nice for building a model.
Miguel - 28/11/2019
Hi Mary and Steve, It's not the clearest document but maybe the attached reversed file of the printwood would be helpful to Miguel and others. Outerzone is the best website on the planet as far as I'm concerned... just wonderful!
Skippy - 29/11/2019
Thanks Skippy, the last time I heard that name there was a kangaroo attached to it :-)
The printwood is alright, I have no quarrel with the image itself, rather with the hot transfer method which to me would be fine if I wanted to make a rollercoaster model. Nowadays I print the image on full page sticky paper and apply it on the balsa sheet, problem solved.
And I wholeheartedly agree with your last sentence!!!
Miguel - 29/11/2019
Hi Miguel, You are in danger of revealing your age if you can remember one of the lead actors from a TV programme produced in the 60's! The original animal to which you refer came from a large island about 2,000 very wet kilometres west of where I live, so we're not related other than by name.
The hot transfer method of getting an image onto wood is no good for model aircraft but perhaps it can be used by boat builders to mark bulkhead locations while at the same time achieving nice smooth compound curves for hulls...
All the best,
Skippy - 01/12/2019
Ah, my All-Black flightless bird, that sublime example of the carpenter's art the Fred Dunn's Astro Hog is younger than me and possibly you as well. I am coeval with John Darnell's Sopwith Swallow as published in Aeromodeller!
Miguel - 02/12/2019
Fred Dunn's Astro Hog is indeed younger than I am - my start in life was much closer to the publication in Aeromodeller of the plans for Brook's Biplane. However, my date of arrival on the planet is probably irrelevant now that I have discovered that the secret to eternal youth is to continue visiting Outerzone on a daily basis!
Skippy - 02/12/2019
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