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Revell Stearman PT-17 - Done!

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Revell Stearman PT-17 - Done!
Posted by wing_nut on Monday, January 25, 2016 4:41 PM
With the Spitfire in the hanger and the itsy bitsy Seiran waiting for its beach base time to get going on the next project.
 

 

Marc  

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Posted by B_one fixer on Monday, January 25, 2016 4:53 PM

I built one of these last year, its a really good kit.

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, January 25, 2016 5:34 PM

I'll be watching. =]

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Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by SubarooMike on Monday, January 25, 2016 6:55 PM

Keep in mind: omit the switch panel on the right-hand side of the cockpit for wartime Stearmans. 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:49 AM

Not only is it a really nice kit, at price around seventeen bucks it has to be one of the best bargains going today.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:40 AM

I'm following as I seen this same kit and was contemplating on picking it up.  Nice work bench, very neat!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:43 AM

Following this, have one in the works myself.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by waikong on Friday, February 5, 2016 12:06 AM

hey, where are the updates? thought you be finished by now! I have this in my stash too, to complete my all the planes that Tex Hill flew series. So looking forward to see your magic done on this one

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Posted by wing_nut on Friday, February 5, 2016 7:50 AM
Sorry for the extended silence Waikong, and to all that have commented.  I put this up just before I went to Dallas for a conference which I extended to some R&R in New Orleans.   Just got back and need a little detox time.  I think my blood may be flammable at this point.  I'll get back to this soon I swear. 

Marc  

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, February 5, 2016 11:34 AM

Well, you dropped in just in time then! =D  This time around we've had some real good weather for it.  You lucked out.

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Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by waikong on Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:43 PM

Marc, you were in Dallas in Jan? Talk about coincidence, so was I visiting family.  Hope you had some free time to visit the Cavaugugh flight museum or Frontiers of Flight Musuem. Both worth visiting when  you are in Dallas

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:24 PM
Finally, some progress.
 Motor, prop & seats.  Found a set of US seat belts in the back of  draw.  OK, didn't really "find" then since I had a vague recollection I had picked them up ages ago.  Molded in belts were scraped away and the PE belts added.
 
 
The beginnings of the interior.
 
 
Prop hub was drilled out and a piece of 1mm aluminum tubing was polished and a holes drilled through to replace the plastic nub that was there.
 
 
 

 

 

Marc  

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:12 PM

I really like that tubing idea, gonna steal that idea from you when I do mine. :)

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:55 PM

Coming along really nicely. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:25 PM
Looking great wingnut...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:41 PM
Painfully slow build but here's where it stands.  Just peeled off all the masking, some tense moments, and got to see the results of the 1st time. After the top of the wing was painted yellow I used a post-it to mask 1 side of each rib and sprayed a very diluted clear orange to give some depth.
 
1st time painting markings with a mask.  Tedious, but there will be more painted markings in my future.  A guy on HS cut these for me as he had it all set up from his Stearman so I am doing the same one he did.  I like this better than the all yellow of yellow/blue typically seen.
 
 
 
 

 

Marc  

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:57 PM

Wow wingnut it's looking great....will be waiting too see when you finish it.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:11 PM

looking nice, I will definitely use your techique with the rib shading on my next biplane.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:39 PM

Snails pace or not, that is looking super nice.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:58 PM

Interesting looking build Marc, i like what your doing with it.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

fox
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Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 10:09 PM

Looking great Marc! Toast

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:37 AM

Hey guys.. thanks to all of yous. That's the New Joisey comin' out. Whistling

Marc  

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 9:27 PM

She's looking great so far, enjoy the rest of your build!

 

Cheers,

MartinSmile

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 8:06 PM

Hey Martin, So sorry I missed oyur post.  But I took your advise.  I DID enjoy the rest of the build. Stick out tongue

 

I hope the old saying, "Imitation is the highest form of flattery" still holds true since is pretty much an exact copy of Tony Bell's Stearman posted on HS about July (?) of last year.  He copied the bird operated by Waldo Wright's Flying Service making his own masks for the markings and offered to cut me the same masks.  I accepted.
 
I did screw up 1 thing though.  After making the fuel lines I never installed them and didn't realized until the upper wing was permanent and all the rigging done.  I tried to get it in the and just don't have the dexterity I once had. :(
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Marc  

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Posted by ModelNerd on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:06 PM

Oh man, that's one sweet Stearman. You really nailed it. Meanwhile, my unbuilt kits are there in my office, like a silent sentinel, mocking me...

- Mark

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:12 AM

Nicely done!  Love those yellow wings. But slow? maybe for you, compared to me you are a supersonic jet.

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:39 AM

That's gorgeous! =D Very nicely done.  I've been looking forward to putting this one on the bench for a while...now I can't wait.

Thanks for sharing.

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by moose421 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:57 PM

Great looking Stearman.  I love the paint scheme.  I to just finished up mine.  It was for the Secret Santa GB.  The all Yellow paint with the red bands drove me nuts.  I learn a ton with mine. 

 

Keep up the great work.

 

Kim

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:25 AM

Nice work did you attach the wires to the top wing 1st ?

 

Nick.

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:45 PM

Thanks for all the comments fellas.

 

Moose, i just checked opt your build in the GB. SWEET!

crown, after doing the cabanes I is attached everything on the bottom 1st.

Marc  

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