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Monogram's 1/48 C-47 Skytrain "Mini Whiskey 7 #2" Completed!

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:58 PM

Thanks scottrc!

Shipwreck, Thank you.  I have certainly come along way in a few short years.  I still have my very first build, and man does it need some help, lol.  I'm hoping to re-do it at some point down the road.  Maybe I'll do a WIP on it. 

Thanks sickdude!

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    November 2018
  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:57 PM

Mighty fine ma'am, mighty fine Toast.

William (Willy)

 
  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:30 AM

Keyda, it is really neat to see you develop into a really fine modeler right before our eyes. It seems the bar keeps going up with each kit you do.

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

F9F-6 hack a 1/72 F9F-8

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:58 AM

Impressive display Keyda.  

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:56 PM

Finally finished my "display case".  My Dad built the stand at some point roughly 30 yrs ago for his 55 Gal fish tank.  He got rid of the tank and added the upper section at some point, I don't remember when.  When he passed away he was using at a display shelf for his diecast cars.  I couldn't just toss it.  So I brought it home and used it as a display shelf for my models.  I needed some place to put Mini Whiskey 7 and eventually Mini Movie Memphis Belle.  So I decided to modify the shelf a bit to make them fit, and be able to keep the dust out.  I added a back, and sides to the middle of the stand, and a piece of clear acrylic sheet to the front for the door.  I may do something different with the side, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, lol.

The small plane is a Mini L-21.  Another one of the museums birds.  It was the very first plane my daughter ever flew in.

Once Mini MMB is done she'll go on the other side. 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:09 PM

ggatt_2

Congrats on finishing a great looking model. All of your scratch built extras add a really nice touch. I think you pretty much nailed the pinkish color of the real aircraft. At least it looks pinkish to me. 

 

Thanks!  She is a bit "pinkish" lol.  The most faded parts are the top of the wings, and the stabs.  It's basically a pink with some grey and even a touch of purple undertones.  I clearly have looked at too many pictures.Embarrassed

Thanks keavdog!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:37 PM

Another beauty.  Well done.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    May 2006
  • From: Batesville, IN
Posted by ggatt_2 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:54 PM

Congrats on finishing a great looking model. All of your scratch built extras add a really nice touch. I think you pretty much nailed the pinkish color of the real aircraft. At least it looks pinkish to me. 

-Greg

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:13 AM

Tanker-Builder

Keyda81;

     Thank You for doing such an illustrious job on " Mini-Whiskey-7" Now would you consider doing one in " Capitol Airlines" livery and fit? If so I would be pleased to see the ship done by your hands.    T.B.

 

Thanks!  Maybe one of these days I'll pick up a DC-3 kit, and hunt down some decals!

 

Thanks Mustang!

Thank you Baron!

sickdude, Scratch building really does add another level to the build.  Adds extra time to the build, and some more detail.  Not sure I'll do it every build, but if I have the reference....

Thanks, can't wait to be driving her again!

  • Member since
    November 2018
  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54 PM

Amazing bird ma'am! I see you have a knack for scratch building, two thumbs! Thank you for sharing the build with us, real learning experience for me. Toast P.S. The Camaro is coming along great, my all time favorite car by the way! I've been quietly following the build for some time now, great stuff! Big Smile

William (Willy)

 
  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 17, 2020 3:13 PM

Great finish, Keyda!  Thanks for sharing your build blog, too, it was fun to follow along.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 17, 2020 2:24 PM

Really can't ask for much more than that out of a build. Turned out excellent. Good color, good details, and GREAT overall finish.

                   

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 17, 2020 1:57 PM

Keyda81;

     Thank You for doing such an illustrious job on " Mini-Whiskey-7" Now would you consider doing one in " Capitol Airlines" livery and fit? If so I would be pleased to see the ship done by your hands.    T.B.

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, February 17, 2020 12:58 PM

Thanks guys!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:39 AM

That's beautiful. Thanks for showing us such a wonderful build.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, February 14, 2020 1:12 AM

Gorgeous Gooneybird.  The RBF tags are a nice touch.  Thank you for sharing your work. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:11 PM

Mini Whiskey 7#2 is all done!  Phew.  Now I just have to make a permanent enclosed home for it.  It will be part of a display with two other planes I plan on building that also call the museum home.

A ton of pics...........

Wheel chocks, pitot static tube cover, gust locks, antenna, flags, stairs, various scoops on the fuse, anti-collision light interior seats, tubes on the exhaust, some of the cockpit and donation bomb were all scratch built.  I used PE flaps, PE interior and exterior.  Paints were a mix of Model Master enamels, Tamiya acrylics, and acrylic craft paint.  Thanks for looking!

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, February 10, 2020 8:55 PM

Mini W7 #2 now has her legs, and some weathering. 

Gust locks are almost ready to go.

Flaps are all set to be installed.

Hope to have her all finsihed up soon!

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, February 7, 2020 5:20 PM

Last update until Monday.  I am going to go visit the real Whiskey 7 tomorrow. 

Got the rest of the markings on this afternoon.  Still need to throw a flat coat on it, but I'm letting it dry for now.

Should have her finished up next week. 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:23 AM

Things were a bit slow going yesterday.  Working on all the little details now.  Having some issues with getting decals to print properly too.  Still trying to sort that out. 

I did manage to get the red around the escape windows painted, along with the fuel caps, wing walks, and the chalk number. 

Props are all ready to go

Normally I go work on the real Whiskey 7 on Saturdays, but we are having some weather move through the area, and I think it might be in my best interest to stay home.  If I do I'll spend tomorrow working on Mini W7.

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:49 PM

Been busy plugging away at Mini W7 the past few days.  Hoping to have her finished up by the end of the week. 

Engines all wired up.

Scratch made some wheel chocks.  Still working on a few other things.

Painted the inside of the cargo doors, and the flaps.

Spent all of today masking and painting the W7 and R.  I'm not entirely thrilled with how it came out, but I know better than to mess with it.  I have a few touch ups to do still.

I need an easier way to make masks rather than a hobby knife.  Hopefully I can make some more progress tomorrow.

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 8:43 PM

Put a gloss coat on, and started wiring the engines before the weekend came.  Along with painting some of the other little bits.  Still tons to do, but I'm hoping to have her finished up soon.  In the final stretch now.

Wiring the engines.  Hopefully finish those up tomorrow.

Shiny, lol.

The view from Whiskey's cockpit on Saturday. 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, January 31, 2020 10:11 AM

Mini Whiskey 7 #2 now has her signature colors!  I have some touch ups to do, but overall I'm happy with the outcome.  Mixing the paint is probably the most frustrating part.  At one point I comtemplated taking the craft paint with me to the museum tomorrow to match the colors, lol.  But the lighting in the hangar isn't that great and the variations would be too much to match to real life. 

I'm pretty surprised how close I got the colors to the first Mini Whiskey 7.

She's going to sit for the weekend once I put a gloss coat on.  I have the real Whiskey 7 to go work on tomorrow, and my car on Sunday. 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:39 AM

Thank you!

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:44 PM

Looking real good Keyda.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:52 PM

After roughly 3 hours of masking and a lot of burnishing tape edges, Mini W7 #2 has her deicing boots, and invasion stripes!  Whew.  That was a pain in the rump.  Next will be painting the rudder, and upper surfaces of the ailerons and elevators, then her signature colors.  Hope to have her painted by the weekend.

 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:03 PM

modelcrazy

That's a big bird.

 

Yea, she's a bit on the larger side, lol.  I just keep thinking about the 1/48 B-17F that is up after this.Tongue Tied

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:36 PM

That's a big bird.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:16 PM

Primed the landing gear, and some other bits.

Got the underside of Mini W7 painted, can't really tell since I masked everything off to lay down the white for the invasion stripes. 

I'm hoping I can get some time later on today to start masking off for the black in the invasion stripes.  It's an ass backwards way of painting, but if you followed along with the first Mini Whiskey 7 you'll know I used acrylic craft paint to match Whiskey's unique colors.  I prefer not to mask over that paint if I can avoid it.  I will have to when it comes to painting the W7 on the fuse, and the R on the tail. 

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