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1/48 CA-13 Boomerang - WIP

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
1/48 CA-13 Boomerang - WIP
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 6:10 AM

Ok time to put my money where my mouth is as they say. I finally got around to building my Boomerang, and decided to start with the wheel wells, which needed a little work. The first pic shows the work necessary to modify the wing spar which forms the rear of the bay, the left side being as it comes, and the right as modified

https://postimg.org/gallery/r28xebkw/

 

Chris

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, November 05, 2017 9:04 AM

Very nice scratch building. I like where you are taking this project already. :)

- Mike Brindos

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 11:03 AM

Chris,

I can only view your image when I click on the URL you posted. I've just been experimenting with Postimage and I am not sure why your image didn't appear on the thread. It seems like a decent image hosting site. Can you think of any reason why, for me, your image's address and not the image itself is what I see?

In any case this looks to be an interesting thread that I'll check on from time-to-time.

Edit: Perhaps you wanted us to go to the pictures on Postimage and open them up for ourselves? I still think it would be easy for you to post them in your thread. Like this:

 

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 1:52 PM

1943Mike PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me how you did that!!!!!!!

p.s. Thanks guys for the feedback

Chris

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:06 PM

Chris,

It's not that difficult. I'll go over it with you tomorrow in a PM. Just not up to teaching tonight - just a bit tired. You, however, will get it quickly if I can explain it succinctly and with some pedantic clarity. Not to worry, it's really pretty simple.

 

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 10:59 PM

OK Chris, we just got an extra hour of daylight today so I'll attempt to post what I've tried to work out for you by way of a screenshot tutorial.

Here goes:

I sure hope this is of some help to you. Best of luck posting your images!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 06, 2017 12:37 PM

Chris, I use Postimage, too.  If you want your photo to appear in a post here, click Share, and then click on "Hotlink for forums" choice.  That will copy the link text, which you can paste into your post here.  Here's a photo from one of my galleries at Postimage:

If you click to reply to this post, and choose to quote my post, you can see what this link text looks like.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, November 06, 2017 1:12 PM

Baron,

Your method worked for me as well and it's simpler than what I described above. I suggest that Chris use your more straight forward steps. I just tried Postimage for the first time yesterday so I thank you for showing both Chris and me the easiest method.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Monday, November 06, 2017 1:33 PM

Thanks Baron. Once I've got some more photo's I'll give that a go. It seems to be one of those things in life which is actually very simple when you know how to do it, but if you don't it's a total nightmare!

Chris

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:04 PM

Glad to be of help, guys!  Anything that makes it easier, right?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:56 PM
That's looking really good so far Chris! I picked up the 1/48 LTD kit of the Boomerang and it's a neat plane. I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackle the rest of yours.

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:49 PM

The fuselage needed a few modifications. The fuel filler cover was drilled out, and a fuel filler cap inserted from behind. Photo's show this particular aircraft was missing its fuel filler covers, and also its electrical socket cover, which has also been drilled out. The blue formation lights either side of the cockpit were filled and then redrilled. The lenses in the kit are clear, so once they had been fitted, a piece of aluminium foil was glued, shiny side towards the back of the lens, and once the aircraft has been painted, the lenses will be painted Tamiya clear blue. The curved plate at the rear of the cockpit either side has been thinned right down as far as I dare as it is supposed to be a sheet of aluminium, not a great big thick casting! The forward and bottom edges of the space for the cowl flaps got the same treatment. The most obvious change though is the 40 thou insert between the two fuselage halves. Now, not only is the cowl front circular rather than eliptical, but also the internal bulkheads fit. The more eagle eyed might spot I haven't attached anything to the inside of the cockpit sidewalls. That is because the instructions are wrong, and almost everything is attached to the fuselage frame, not the outer skin

Chris

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:57 AM

Great start sir.  I look forward to your progress.

Your friend Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

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Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:47 PM

Sorted out the carburetor and oil cooler intakes. The carb intake needed opening out before fitting the insert. Once the insert was in it needed a bit of filling and shaping to get the shape right, or as close as I could get it. The oil cooler intake was drilled out so there is now a hole for the air to go through. As I don't have a fancy scribing tool, I use a Stanley knife blade to repair the panel lines across the fuselage join. I make a shallow cut, then VERY carefully draw the point of the blade sideways along the cut to score out the line.

Chris

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    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:37 PM

Wings. Nearly completed, the only thing of note being the missing fuel filler covers. Had fun with the fit considering there is nothing to provide positive location of the parts in this kit.

The other photo shows the improvements to the oil cooler outlet. I opened out the back of the part to give the hole more depth, did a little filling and reshaping, then added the divider.

 

Chris

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    July, 2016
  • From: NYC
Posted by Johnny1000 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:44 PM

Interesting subject and cool build. I'll confess that I had to look up what the CA-13 Boomerang was. It's a nice departure from the seemingly endless line of Corsairs, etc. :)

Thanks for sharing. 

-J

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