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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 Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:06 AM

M. Brindos

Careful, Keyda. The scratch building bug might get ya lol.

Then it's all sorts of fun replicating bits and bobs.

 

As long as I have good amount of reference to look at it I'm all for doing some scratch building to make things more detailed.  I literally only need to drive a little over an hour to see Whiskey 7.  Or I could even just ask Whiskey's A&P mechanic to take a picture of something and send it to me, lol. 

Here's a few pics of the things I built for the first one.

The stairs, donation bomb and the seats inside.

Gust locks.

Antenna on the top of the fuselage.

Pitot tube cover.

Wheel chocks.

All of that will be scratch built again with #2.

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:23 AM

Careful, Keyda. The scratch building bug might get ya lol.

Then it's all sorts of fun replicating bits and bobs.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:44 PM

GMorrison, I feel very fortunate to be able to work on her, and hang out with a bunch of other airplane nuts, lol.  It gives me a bit of a higher purpose feeling.  I'm not just here to be a Wife/Mom, I'm also helping keep history flying, and hopefully educating a few people along the way about that history.  I'll have a bit of dio when I'm done doing this build, and a Mini Movie Memphis Belle.  The bottom portion of my stand will get covered in grass, and I'll have both planes on it.  I keep giving away the troops, and people, lol.  I've had a few kits donated to me, so I figured I'd pass the buck along so to speak.Wink

M.Brindos, just a bit, lol.  I actually ventured into scratch building with a 1/48 F-16 Thunderbird, then even more with the first Mini W7.  I made the gust locks, pitot tube cover, stairs, and wheel chocks.  It's actually rather fun!  The biggest challenge is figuring how to replicate certain things.

BrandonK, Lol.  Yea summer tends to pull me away the bench.  I like to be outside, lol.  But not when it's cold. 

rangerj, I never had the intention of building two, but I have to have one in the house.  I'll actually have two, eventually I'm going to build one with LED's and spinning props.  I have another kit, and all the stuff I'll need to do it.  I'm going to try and get to that one over the winter.  But I have a Mini Movie Memphie Belle I need to do as well, so we'll see! 


Didn't get a whole lot of bench time today, waited an hour for our new puppy to do her business after lunch, lol. 

I added the hydraulic plumbing behind the co-pilot's seat, and opted to add the levers for the flaps, landing gear, and hydraulic hand pump. I'll glue the other two levers on after everything is painted.  Then I primed the whole thing.

Started fiddling with some PE as well. 

Next up will be to paint the interior parts.  Hoping I will have at least a couple hours to work on it tomorrow afternoon. 

  • Member since
    March 2003
Posted by rangerj on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:20 PM

Best wishes K. A very long time ago when I chased IPMS contests I would always build 2 of the subject matter. The first one is a trial run of the kit being built/modified/detailed, etc. The second time should be easier. The habit of buying two of every kit I ever bought never left me. So many kits, so little time. I was up in a C-47 last year and I like that old bird. I can't wait to see you finished model.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:02 AM

Ah SNAP !!! She's back and building another W7. I'm definately watching this one.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:59 AM

You're scratch building? Sah-weet!

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:58 PM

This should be a good build.

Christine, you are very fortunate to have earned access to her as much as you would care to.

It might be interesting to build a dio of her in maintenance. Keep putting those troops in your spares box. They are hard to come by and there are constantly folks looking to buy them.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    August 2016
Monogram's 1/48 C-47 Skytrain "Mini Whiskey 7 #2" Completed!
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:06 PM

Decided it was time to start on Mini W7 #2.  The first one I built was donated to the museum. 

I've already discovered I'm going to be even more picky about details with this one, since I know W7 quite a bit more now than I did the first time around. 

Started off with some scratch building in the interior.  Whiskey's interior is a bit different from that of a normal C-47. 

No bathroom in the back anymore, just storage compartments.

Hoping to have some more time to work on it tomorrow.  But my day never goes as planned, lol.

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