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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Lindberg JN-4 finished
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:19 PM

Finished my Lindberg 1:48 JN-4.  I was even able to get a few of my outdoor sunlit photo backdrop shots. The model features a resin engine, photo etched wire wheels, and homemade decals.

First, here is a shot of the original, one in the NASM that was the inspiration for this build.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:58 PM

Geez, Don, what a great build. My wife bought me this very kit a couple of years ago. It was such a struggle when I started to build it mainly because one fuselage half was badly warped. It's still in the closet somewhere. What a great looking build. You even strung the wings! So nice.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:37 PM

Really stunning work, Don. Truly gorgeous.

Cheers

Greg

 

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:25 PM

Don, fine job on the Jenny.

Do you have any tips/warning/suggestions regarding the way you built the Lindberg kit?

As you know I'll be building it some day and have the resin engine. I also ordered the spokes that you used but I'll have to figure out how to work with those - no lathe but a regular drill and a couple of Dremels ... maybe I'll work it out somehow.

Anyway, your thread is now bookmarked as one of the benchmarks for when I get around to it.

Mike

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:38 PM

Super, Don.

John

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:11 PM

Beautiful work Don. Very nice job on the rigging!

       

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:29 AM

1943Mike

Don, fine job on the Jenny.

Do you have any tips/warning/suggestions regarding the way you built the Lindberg kit?

As you know I'll be building it some day and have the resin engine. I also ordered the spokes that you used but I'll have to figure out how to work with those - no lathe but a regular drill and a couple of Dremels ... maybe I'll work it out somehow.

Anyway, your thread is now bookmarked as one of the benchmarks for when I get around to it.

 

I can tell you a few things not to do :-)  I figured I would pre-rig the tail and the upper wing, since these pieces have rigging that is complete within that part.  Mistake!  I ruined some of those lines putting the wings on, and had to redo those areas.

Also, I attached the landing gear to the fuselage before I added the wings.  In spite of jigs and measurements I did not get it level.  When I re-did it after wings on, I found the long wings very helpful in establishing the level of fuselage/wing assembly.

I used two schemes for rigging.  The first is where I drill holes in the wing to run rigging lines through, then glue and cut off excess with scalpel.  Second, for the bracing of interplane and cabane struts, is to use long piece of thread, knot around top or bottom of strut, go diagonally up to next attach point, repeat, etc.  Fewer holes in top wing to touch up, and it goes quicker.  You must plan each line to determine which way is better for each piece of rigging.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, December 04, 2017 3:58 PM

Fantastic build Don. Just can't fathom the amount of patience required for all that rigging.

Thanks for sharing the journey

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:22 AM

Don,

Good job on that old Lindberg kit.

 

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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:59 AM

Congratulations Don on "gettin' 'er dun!"  Big Smile  You did a great job on that Lindberg kit, and the insignia turned out fine.

Gary

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, December 08, 2017 7:30 AM

Hi Don ;

 I have that very kit ! Now I don't have the resin engine and stuff . Still as with other Lindberg Models it is a mild challenge .You did a very nice job on that Jenny !

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:08 AM

This looks great, Don. Fantastic work. One for the museum.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:20 AM

Yeah, really nice work there Don. Yes

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, December 08, 2017 1:08 PM

Great build, Don, and well done on the rigging!  That's a veritable cat's cradle in each wing bay.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:24 PM

Wow, that is a really nice build. You must be a really patient person to be able to install that rigging.

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Posted by DasBeav on Friday, December 08, 2017 4:55 PM

Great work, Don! You did justice to the original.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:50 PM
Very well done Don. Thanks for sharing..

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:11 PM

I’m most impressed with your build.  I have yet to currently do a Bi-Plane kit as of yet.  I did do a Bi-Plane as a very young youth, the old a Monogram Wright Brothers Flying machine.  I’m somewhat intimidated by the rigging of the Bi-Plane, I need to get over that.  lol!  Again, a beautiful and amazing finish to a unique build!  Congratulations sir.

Your friend, Toshi

 

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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.

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