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  • From: the redlands Fl
PT-17
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, June 3, 2019 5:08 PM

I started this little plane for some thing different , its been along time since I built a biplane. so in between GB's I will give ita shot...

Nick.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 3, 2019 5:27 PM

Cool!  I've heard great things about this kit.  Looks like you've got a good start.  Following. 

Thanks,

John

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, June 3, 2019 5:30 PM

You don't do a lot of planes, do you?

This should be fun. You are a talented modeler and I don't think I ever tried a bipe.

Thanks for the WIP, we need some reading material is mucho appreciated.

-Greg

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, June 3, 2019 6:23 PM
Looks good,gotta build one of these things myself.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, June 3, 2019 7:06 PM

I still have this one in a box. Watching intently.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:02 AM

One of the best things about that kit is that the cabane struts are molded to the fuselage.  This eliminates needing to glue those at exactly the right angle.  With that Stearman kit the wing sits level!  Do clean up the top end of the struts, however, and ensure then engage fully with the recesses in the top wing.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:28 AM

Thanks guy's This is a challenge for me due to scale its in 1/48 but still its small...

and the rigging man its been a long while. I do have an old mongram F3F-3 in 1/32 but t

he decals are bad and yellow wings decals are on B/O.

yes good tip I do like the moded in struts. so tet fitting and interior

Nick.

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    September 2017
Posted by Jrock83 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:01 PM

Looks good, I did that kit a few years ago, and like people say the struts are a pain to seat to the wings and level. Overall well fitting and engineering for the kit. Here’s an in depth build review from FSM a few years back.

http://www.finescale.com/product-info/kit-reviews/2014/07/revell-stearman

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:09 AM

thanks jrock. here are the latest pics engine and prop.

Nick.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:29 AM

Which prop will you use, the metal or the wooden one?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:35 AM

the wooden one..

Nick.

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Posted by Jrock83 on Friday, June 7, 2019 6:10 PM
Is that pilot in the upper right going to be used for plane?
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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, June 7, 2019 7:47 PM

jrock. no that is a german infantrymen from Tamiya ,that I just removed the paint to start over between builds.

the latest engine pic.

Nick.

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    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, June 7, 2019 9:39 PM

Looking really nice. Does this kit have the decals for the prop, or did you paint? Either way, looks great. I have the kit, but it's late and I'm too tired to look!  Joe

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, June 7, 2019 9:49 PM

Thank you Joe. yes the kit brings prop decals and the prop is painted.

Nick.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, June 7, 2019 11:56 PM

*Subscribed*  

Yes

T e d

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:43 AM

How do I paint a nice wood-colored/grained prop? I‘ve got that Piper o’ mine....Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by kensar on Monday, June 10, 2019 2:57 PM

Great looking start.  I've been tempted to get one of these.  It gets favorable reviews.

Kensar

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 10, 2019 3:00 PM

Nice looking build, love the lok of that prop and great work on the engine.

Will be following.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:01 PM

Ted many thanks.

John Im glad you like the prop the decals that come with the kit are pretty nice. I give the prop a coat of tamiya buff, give streaky coat of burnt umber oil paint and seal it with tamiya clear orange.

Kensar I waiting for LH to get another one at 40% off ..

Bish thank you. I beat the 14:00 daily rain today to paint with tamiya x-4 blue

Nick.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:03 PM

Beautiful color for that.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:16 PM

Thanks Mike and raining again typical and wait for primer then yellow for wings 

Nick.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:19 PM

Thank you, crown. Good job! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:13 PM

Since I saw this,I have this kit on my list,looking real good,what yellow will you use ?

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:38 PM

thank you Tojo I thinking of using Tamiya X-8 gloss lemon yellow

Nick.

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:26 PM

Isn't Lemon Yellow going to be a bit on the light side?

 I've got Vallejo's Game Air Magic Blue and Sun Yellow lined up for my build. They look like they have the best tonal matches to my eyes.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:49 PM

Nick;

     Noooo! Don't use that! If you can get closer to Testors Yellow Gloss .It is actually closer. Besides where did you get such a fine looking Wood prop?  T.B.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:49 PM

Thanks for your input Mike I’ll look in to it but my stock in that paint is very limited 

Thanks TB the prop is painted ,working form iPad due to power failure by passing t-storms managed to get base coat of tamiya lemon yellow before the rains.

Nick.

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:05 PM

If you want to use Tamiya acrylics I would recommend Flat Yellow with a clear gloss coat.

John

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 14, 2019 8:57 AM

What engine was the wooden prop used with?  Was it used on the Lycoming versions?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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