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WHO NEEDS ENGINES ? THE 2017 GLIDER GROUP BUILD

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:12 PM

I have that as well, but I built the Collect-Aire resin kit instead.  I can't recall why, as the resin kit was not without its issues, as usual.  The moldings don't look too bad, and Tom Cleaver liked it:

http://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/us/cleaverxp55.htm

 

John

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:45 PM

jeaton01

 

 
PANZERJAGER

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

 

 

 
All of them have some spots to work through, but the 1/32 F-80 looks nice in the box.  I know the intakes take some effort to get a good fit.  I like the subjects they do and am willing to put in the extra effort.  I have an XP-56 in process and its moldings are much better than what you had to work with on the Bv-40.
 

Do you know anything about the 1/48 4806 Czech Model Curtiss XP-55 Ascender kit?

This one is in my stash too......

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:22 PM

PANZERJAGER

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

 

 
All of them have some spots to work through, but the 1/32 F-80 looks nice in the box.  I know the intakes take some effort to get a good fit.  I like the subjects they do and am willing to put in the extra effort.  I have an XP-56 in process and its moldings are much better than what you had to work with on the Bv-40.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:07 PM

jeaton01

It may have been a bit of work but it's a fine model.  Great photos as well, Panzerjaeger.  Not all Czechmodel kits are this much work, luckily!

 

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:05 PM

Anybody know what happened to Wirraway?

He hasn't been on this thread since March 13th...

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:02 PM

It may have been a bit of work but it's a fine model.  Great photos as well, Panzerjaeger.  Not all Czechmodel kits are this much work, luckily!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:24 PM

Well, after scribing in all the almost non-existant panel lines, furring in all the resin blobs that didn't fit and countless hours of body and fender work.

Here it is..... DONE!

I am never building another Czeck Model kit again.

Enjoy!

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Posted by PANZERJAGER on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:36 AM

jeaton01

Good to see some progress.  Get some Perfect Plastic Putty for this one!

 

Thanks John,

Here are some more pics.

I want to fair in the pods then scribe a seperation line around them once the putty dries tonight.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:55 PM

Good to see some progress.  Get some Perfect Plastic Putty for this one!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:56 AM

sorry for being absent for bit, I had to get some other projects out of the way first.

This kit is rather poor, I am having to rescribe all of the pannel lines because they are almost non existant. I did the fus. now I'll have to do the wing too.

speaking of the wing, the fit to the fus. was pretty bad, and I had to shim it with some Evergreen strip.

Also the resin gun pods don't fit well either. you will see in the pics that I am going to have to putty of Mr Surfacer the joints to make them look better.

But here are a few pics for now...

 

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:23 AM

Progress is lookin great, y'all. 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:36 AM

Post East Mids Model Show Update

Still got to atach the windscreen & tidy up the paintwork on the Slingsby T7/Grunau Baby...

But a 'preview' of my next project below...

 

 

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  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Wirraway on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:25 AM
I'm still here.... I have caught the outdoor construction bug so spending most of my free time building a freestanding deck. I am taking a break from the Gigant and am starting on the Zwilling. Pics to follow.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:43 PM

Wirraway?  Wiiirrrrawaaayyyy?  Did Australia slide down beneath the South Pole?

John

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:41 PM

I like 1 the best as well, Jon.  The Grunau is looking fine.

John

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:36 AM

progress...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:53 AM

GB Badge... I like No1 then No2...

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:17 AM

Am I wrong, or has there been no badge proposed for this fine group build?  If so, This Can Not Stand!

Herewith some proposals for the esteemed Wirraway to consider:

 

        

John

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:53 AM

Quick update:

Orange peel, due to rushing the Humbrol gloss over Tamiya acrylic, since sanded out...

 

More shading experiments, with Humbrol white enamel wash:

 

Final (!) paint, on with the Xtradecals, 
the 'floating numbers' are nominal serials, in increasing point sizes printed on to a transparency, to gauge (more Xtradecal) decal sizes for the serial no's.

The mini-dividers are a FB win, Hobby Elements HE3004T (FB Link)  useful to measure delicate items where you wouldn't want calipers...

and finally...

busy busy... Wink

 

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Posted by Wirraway on Friday, February 10, 2017 10:46 PM
Guys. I am on vacation for 2 weeks to a part of Australia that doesnt always have great internet coverage. See you all in a fortnight.

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:13 AM

Sehr interessante Informationen B-36 Andy Smile

Reading from Slingsby's writings (about the T5 & T7) they were silver doped overall for the ATC, much to his disgust, at it spoiled the handling by adding weight.

From the pics I've seen (so far) the pics that are obviously in RAF/ATC service they are a single colour, with RAF markings, but as yet it isn't clear to me if they were silver or linen coloured.

I haven't (yet) seen any duo-toned birds as above in RAF colours.

Experiments with white Humbrol Enamel Wash are continuing, they flow fine into grooves as advertised, but not round the very fine raised detail on the wings...


to be continued... Indifferent

I could always do black/yellow/camo....

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:07 AM

format error...

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Posted by B-36Andy on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:47 PM

With the old pre-war or WWII Grunau Babies. they were finished in clear varnished plywood like the old Albatros fighters of WWI. With age, they developed dark cracks along fusalage seams and on the leading edge of the wing. the Germans didnt know why this happened but later discovered it was UV deterioration. These were very narrow dark cracks.

The wing and tail was covered in clear doped linen, with the linen just covering about an inch of the plywood. So the plywood was never covered over to save weight as the plane would only weigh about 300 pounds. The linen was never stitched to the ribs as were most engine powered fabric planes. The whole plane was just glued together, with a few metal fittings! You had to be careful never to leave them out in the weather and melting snow on wings was the end of the little Baby!

The Luftwaffe kept these little gems in the backs of hangers for fun flying when pilots were off duty.

(Info from my old Luftwaffe flying instructor)

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:22 AM

Wirraway
I dont have a problem with a V1 being in the group build. Welcome aboard ! Took 8 oz of nose weights but I finally got the gigant to sit on its wheels. Next trick will be saving the crappy decals. I've given them a coat of microscale and fingers crossed.
 

I actually just went and looked up the planes for your build Because I had no idea which plane the 321 was. It should be awesome when it's done. 

As far as the V-1, thanks! I've actually got most of the build done. Just have to clean the seams, fix a gap or two, paint, and decal. Wish it was a more involved build, but it's a fun one so far. 

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Posted by Wirraway on Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:14 AM
I dont have a problem with a V1 being in the group build. Welcome aboard ! Took 8 oz of nose weights but I finally got the gigant to sit on its wheels. Next trick will be saving the crappy decals. I've given them a coat of microscale and fingers crossed.

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:37 PM

WannabeFarmboy

I can try to find another subject as an entry for the GB, but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to work it.

No worries, sign up with Wirraway when you find something, you got...

Run time- January 2017 through to December 2017.

pleny of time, & anything under a year is a speed build for me...

you

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:18 PM

I can try to find another subject as an entry for the GB, but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to work it. I was just reading that, in the early models, it was a design flaw that caused the fuel starvation. When the V-1 had flown it's designated distance, the flaps were turned to cause it to slam into the ground. The angle of descent caused the fuel to shift to the front which, in turn, caused a loss of power. The loss of power then caused the rocket to go into a glide that made the V-1 land at a much more shallow angle than intended (oddly enough, the flaw seemingly caused there to be a wider blast radius). 

Anyway, not trying to talk my V-1 into the GB. Just wanted to clarify my thought process, and thought it could make for an interesting discussion. As I said, I'm glad to look for a different subject. Even if I don't find one, I'm along for the ride. 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:47 AM

WannabeFarmboy

Question: The tests of the V-1 were glider tests, and the early models glided into their targets because they ran out of fuel....

Aaaannnddd I just re-read the part about guided bomb. So, sign me up.

 

Welcome ...

but the V1 weapon is more correctly a missile, wasn't guided, merely pointed in a particular direction, & when they reached their pre-set distance, the engine was cut, & it was deliberately nose-dived into the ground, so they didn't glide anyway...

The manned (or woman-ed by Hanna Reitsch) prototype Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg 

could be considered a glider?

 

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:18 AM

Question: The tests of the V-1 were glider tests, and the early models glided into their targets because they ran out of fuel. Would a V-1 count for this GB? I ask because I've got a 1/48 Tamiya V-1 that I bought to display beside the Hawker Tempest I'm currently working on. If I'm gonna build it anyway... Ya know?

Aaaannnddd I just re-read the part about guided bomb. So, sign me up. 

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