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1/48 Revell PT-17 Stearman Full Build

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  • Member since
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  • From: San Diego, CA
1/48 Revell PT-17 Stearman Full Build
Posted by Ranger_Chris61 on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 4:22 PM
 
Been waiting a little while to post this, but since the first full part is now out I feel comfortable posting this. So this is the first part in a series of videos I am doing on the Stearman that I built for this years contest. I had originally planned to release this monthly following the first full part, which I will post tomorrow, but because of the large time investment of editing all of the footage these will instead be coming out bi-monthly. So look forward to it.
Tags: PT-17 , Revell , Stearman
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  • From: San Diego, CA
Posted by Ranger_Chris61 on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:10 AM

OK so here is part 2, showing all the work done on the cockpit and internal area. Couple things to note. This was the first time I have done any large scale video project, so I openly admit the length has everything to do with my inexperience and lack of skill in edditing combined with this project being alot larger in scale and scope then I initialy though. As such treating this as a learning experience and will try to keep the length down in the next part. At the moment I am waiting to get some feedback on this one before I start edditing the next part to get an idea of where I need to improve and if I should split it into 2 parts.

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  • From: San Diego, CA
Posted by Ranger_Chris61 on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 11:01 AM

Wow did not think it would be this long between posts on this project. In either case one big change from the last video is that I am cutting down the size of these videos, with the goal of keeping them between 30 and 45 minutes. This in turn will mean that the individual parts will be split up into multiple episodes.

Anyway this episode has us getting the fuselage together and getting some of the rigging work done.

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:01 AM
good videos. Interesting that you rig before paint, I have never seen that before.
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Posted by Ranger_Chris61 on Saturday, April 06, 2019 11:10 AM

I did it this way for two reasons:

1) Doing it this ways allows for the rigging line to be run through the structure of the aircraft, in the same way as it would be on the real thing.

2) Looking at reference photos enough of them had their lines painted, as I am going to assume masking all those lines off to pain has to be an absolute pain to do, so I went with that on mine.

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:45 PM

Thanks for posting, very informative. 

I have the same kit, but the rigging has me apprehensive so I put it in the "to sell" stack. Might have to put it back in the "to build" stack after watching your videos!

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  • From: San Diego, CA
Posted by Ranger_Chris61 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 6:55 PM

So a week getting this posted but here is the next part in this build series. Picking up where we left off in the last video with more work on the rigging and doing a little scratch building.

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