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Notes from the Workbench
February 1941 Flying Aces

February 1941 Flying Aces

Flying Aces February 1941 - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

These modeling tips might be over 70 years old, but the content is as relevant as ever. For example, it is still good practice to store your paint and dope jars and cans upside down since doing so seals the lid/jar interface so that air cannot enter and ruin the contents. Miniature brass and aluminum washers can be made by poking a needle through the sheet and then using a paper punch to cut the outside rim. Flying Aces magazine had a batch of these handy-dandy items each month.

Notes from the Workbench

By Ray Weeks

Notes from the Workbench, February 1941 Flying Aces - Airplanes and Rockets

Washer Cutter

Punch holes in thin metal sheet with old phonograph needle. File off rough edges and then punch out washers with paper punch.

Cowlings

Cowls of various sizes and shapes can easily be made from discarded bottle caps.

Wheels

For easily turning wheels, (1) cement a washer on each side (2) cement a bead in center.

Props will run smoother if a washer is cemented to the nose plug.

Cement and Dopes

If stored upside down when not in use will not evaporate.

Sandpaper Sticks

For easier, better sanding and shaping use sandpaper sticks.

 

 

Posted September 12, 2015

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