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PT-17 Red Bull
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:11 PM

Jane got me this for Christmas. It’s the Revell version. She was looking for something she would like to see me build and was hoping I’d like it. Love it! We searched online together to find a paint scheme and both went nuts over the Red Bull Stearman.

Red Bull

Now that it’s under construction I’m wondering how to get that design on this little plane! Even in 1:48 it can’t be more than 6” long.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:04 AM

I didnt know that they made a “Red Bull” version of their Steerman. That’s too cool. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:56 AM

A unique WIP!  I’ll be following!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, February 09, 2018 6:51 AM

I have the kit of the cowled Stearman, and also intend to build it in Red Bull livery, but a different, older livery.  I will be following your build.  What do you intend for decals?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 09, 2018 6:58 AM

Don I’m debating whether to print my own decals or paint it using masks. I ordered the mask material but it’s so small I’m not sure about being able to cut them out cleanly. Any thoughts based on your experience?

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 09, 2018 10:49 PM

Made some more progress today in between home projects on my vacation day, here’s the almost completed fuselage. I’m going as far as putting the lower wing on and then I have to wait on paint.

I’m really liking these Revell kits lately! Check out these wings, no gaps at the edges anywhere. Excuse the excess plastic, I hadn’t cleaned this upyet. I like to wait till the glue dries to make sure i don lose any of the profile.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:40 AM

TheMongoose

Don I’m debating whether to print my own decals or paint it using masks. I ordered the mask material but it’s so small I’m not sure about being able to cut them out cleanly. Any thoughts based on your experience?

 

I found some great side views at a ninety degree angle to the fuselage.  Now, this is their older livery, with the red color, but it will work fine to make inkjet decals from.  I am worried about wing decals, though.  I have been doing inkjet decals for over ten years, so the thought of doing it doesn't bother me, but I need to find the art work to use. I can do pretty good things with my photo editor, but it is not total magic.  And since that red livery is an older one, continued google image searches may not yield any more images.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:32 AM

They have an rc plane with all the decals on it. Grabbed these shots for the wing decals. Do you think they will work?

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:53 AM

Nice start, good luck in the decals.

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:19 AM

Do you intend to do the flames by decal or by painting?  The silver color may be hard to do with decals unless you have an Alps printer and the proper cartridge.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:17 AM

hmmmm, I’ve never done decals before so didn’t know it would be that hard. Fortunately it’s a bit of a flat silver, but that may not help in the printing process i guess? I had picked up some decal paper and the spray for it to set them on the paper. I haven’t tried it yet and was thinking I’d do it here. I’ll do some test prints of course on plain paper to see what i get. i have to find my photoshop disk now and see if it will install. On windoews 10. I hope so because i hate photoshops new monthly online plan.

any suggestions for a free program that i can use to do the artwork?

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 12, 2018 6:25 AM

TheMongoose

hmmmm, I’ve never done decals before so didn’t know it would be that hard. Fortunately it’s a bit of a flat silver, but that may not help in the printing process i guess? I had picked up some decal paper and the spray for it to set them on the paper. I haven’t tried it yet and was thinking I’d do it here. I’ll do some test prints of course on plain paper to see what i get. i have to find my photoshop disk now and see if it will install. On windoews 10. I hope so because i hate photoshops new monthly online plan.

any suggestions for a free program that i can use to do the artwork?

 

 

 

There are only two that I am familiar with for free are the Paint that comes with Windows, and GIMP.  Paint is quite basic- not sure if it is good enough for your job.  GIMP is free, but the help stuff is really basic, and it is not the easiest to use.  However, if you have used Photoshop you may be okay with it, or there is a book on GIMP.

I use Corel's Paint Shop Pro. It is very powerful, better than GIMP, and much cheaper than Photoshop, typically around seventy to eighty bucks (it is frequently on sale).  Adobe has a cheaper alternative, for about the same price as PSP, Photoshop Elements.  Not quite as powerful as PSP, but close.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:05 AM

Here is a shot of the older RB livery that I intend to use

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:07 AM

Love the red Baron! Ive never seen that one before. Should be sweet looking in paint.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:45 PM

Oh Man what a great looking aircraft and well chosen. I can't wait until you ply your excellent skills on this baby. I'll be following for sure.Yes

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by learmech on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:27 PM
I help change an engine in one of these. Got a free ride for my efforts
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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:18 AM

Learmech I bet that was worth it! How hard was the engine to change? 4 bolts and a hoist? LOL

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, February 16, 2018 8:16 AM

learmech
I help change an engine in one of these. Got a free ride for my efforts
 

Not to brag or anything....

My ride was free!!! Just for being at the airport, and knowing a guy, who know's a guy! Even got just enough stick time to put it in my logbook! Sadly, the owner crashed his Fouga Magister (structural failure) at Osh Kosh back in the early 2000's and is no longer with us.

Also got a ride and stick time in a T-6 (my avatar)...just for building a model of the guys plane.

Free rides in the Yankee Air Forces B-25 and B-17, because I happened to be working at the airport on the days that they came around.

I've been working some angles on another. The guy has an L-39...I do the seal coating and crackfill on his driveway and the ramp in front of his hanger...and I've got a few L-39's in the stash...one will be his...and oh yes...I will get a ride in that sucker!!!

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:46 AM

I got many a ride in a Stearman when I was a kid.  My dad was in the CAP.  I was too young to be a cadet, so I became sort of a mascot of the squadron.  The squadron received a surplus Stearman from the AAF.  Dad took me up in it many times, including doing aerobatics, which he loved.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 23, 2018 10:58 PM

Making more progress. I have the first coat of primer on. Found the bad spots and did some patch work with my perfect plastic putty, love the stuff! Wet sanded it and purposely sanded it down over the ribs to see if i can get some suttle shading there when i put the blue on.

 

now I’m going to have to learn to wire it because it’s almost time to put the top wing on. I really don’t see how people attach those little wires Bang Head

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:40 AM

Looking really good.  I’ve heard a lot about PPP.  I gotta try it, wired.  One wire at a time.  lol!  

Good luck my friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:12 PM

A quick mock-up to see what it looks like...

Edit-corrected sideways pic

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 03, 2018 4:54 PM

Here’s another teaser...almost ready to paint the flames. might be tomorrow though as the kids want to go out for dinner and so itll be family night.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, March 03, 2018 6:10 PM

Hello!

Nice work on the masks! Way to go! Looking forward to seeing how the paint goes down here. Good luck and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:04 PM

Just ripped the tape off Yes I really love using this kabuki mask. Now i have to not touch it and let everything dry.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:03 AM

Boy, that is looking great!  This thread has got me going on my Red Baron version.  I will post in the Airliners and Civil Aircraft forum.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, March 04, 2018 12:54 PM

That's one heck of a masking job! Really is turning out great!

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:19 PM

Hooray, I found the missing part! Somehow I lost the radial exhaust and ring for this last month and had to put it on hold, which really Angry Me. Beautiful custom decals from Zane at MAVDecals in hand, and a plane missing the most iconic part. Crawling around behind the workbench I found it tonight. I still have some clean up to do and some touchup in a few places after looking over the pics. It’s been too long between updates though so here she is...


On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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