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Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:37 AM

Very nice build, John. I never rode in a C-123 but I did get to fly in a C-46. When did they change to a 4-bladed prop?

Cheers,

Russ

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:46 AM

WOW, great job John.

Steve

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Posted by jmoran426 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:52 AM
She turned out to be a beauty, John, despite the Rodan issues. I especially like the way the metal finish turned out. And thanks for the step-by-step heads up on the issues with the build.

jmoran426

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:38 AM

Striker8241

Very nice build, John. I never rode in a C-123 but I did get to fly in a C-46. When did they change to a 4-bladed prop?

Cheers,

Russ

 

 

Thanks, Russ.  4 bladed Curtiss Electric was the original equipment.  If I remember right the 3 blade props are Hamilton Standard and were a post WW II change.

John

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

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:40 AM

Thanks, Steve and jmoran, I appreciate the kind comments.

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:01 PM

Very nice work, John. Cool aircraft indeed.

BK

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Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:04 PM

jeaton01

 

 
Striker8241

Very nice build, John. I never rode in a C-123 but I did get to fly in a C-46. When did they change to a 4-bladed prop?

Cheers,

Russ

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Russ.  4 bladed Curtiss Electric was the original equipment.  If I remember right the 3 blade props are Hamilton Standard and were a post WW II change.

 

Interesting info. Thanks!

 

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Posted by Gregbbear on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:19 PM

John, I love the C-123!  You did a great job with a difficult kit.  The side by side with the C -46 was interesting.  Both great builds.  The C-46 also has a rep for being difficult.  Also, thanks for the Antonov images. I have been really struggling with the kit canopy, and have now abandoned it for the vacuform along sheet styrene, putty and surgery.  

Greg

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:58 PM

MiG 15 Update: Major subassemblies are done. Seams are sealed and filled with Bondo and sanded smooth. The Bondo is now sealed with Mr. Surfacer 500 and will set up over night before sanding and polishing. All the surface "detail" is sanded off because it was so out of scale. I had to put a plug in the nose intake because you could see through the nose and out the tail pipe. This kit is minimal for sure. Since there is no real cockpit detail other than a seat and a crude pilot, I'll paint the inside of the canopy black. When the MiG is done the finished model should look like one of those fiberglass promotional models aircraft manufacturers used to give out...hopefully.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:47 PM

jeaton01

Nice progress, Mach I.

 

 

Thanks. So far it's been relatively problem free, here's hoping that continues.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:50 PM

Starting out slowly, I just got these in the mail. I will find out how difficult it will be to make the resin kit fit the A1.

This is Viet Nam, dough!

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:41 PM

I've managed to complete the pit on the F-14A. I hand painted it all with Vallejo paints and Mig washes. I find it difficult to hand paint things anymore, but I force myself to do it as I hope my shaking will lesson with practice. Eduard pits are very nice to look at but they don't offer the satisifaction of hand painting it all. It could have been done better I suppose, but not by me on this day. Things on the plane should progress more quickly now.

BK

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:30 PM

Nothing to be hard on yourself for with it BK.  Better than most of my efforts with a brush.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:19 AM

Brandon, it looks real nice to me.  I've had hand tremors since I was 10 years old.  Had a terrible time painting the deicer boots on an A-4 Skyhawk.  What, they didn't have boots?    To me as a 10 year old they should!

I've always had to brace my two hands together to do fine work, and I probably do more masking than most modelers.

John

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:14 AM

Shane, I see that the Aires stuff is for the Hasegawa kit.  I was curious because I have heard that the scale of the Fujimi kit was not exactly 1/72.  I have the Fujimi kit and I put it up against the Hasegawa kit I built and the wing is the same, but the Fujimi fuselage is almost 1/2 inch longer,  The Hasegawa's end of the rudder just about lines up with the rudder hinge line on the Fujimi kit.  It is a nice looking kit as far as detail and finish.

John

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:24 AM

Nice job on the C-123 John!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:08 AM

jeaton01

 

I've always had to brace my two hands together to do fine work, and I probably do more masking than most modelers.

 

me too

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:09 AM
Cockpit looks great BK.

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:28 AM

Thanks John, I knew it would be a chore to make it fit, the interior is very primitive on my kit but that is the fun of modeling 'make the model your own'!

BTW Great Job on your model!

BK fantastic job on your F14 interior!

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:40 PM

Thanks guys. Fortunetely for me the human eye is not as hard on the work as the camera is. From a foot or more away it looks pretty decent. Too bad you can't see 90% of it now that it's installed. Even up close the work is lost to smallness of the opening.

BK

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:52 PM

...but you know it's there because you did the work.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Gregbbear on Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:41 PM

Brandon, tomcat is looking good.  The figures look good too.  I can NEVER get figures to look even remotely realistic. 

John, thanks again for the Antonov picture.  It has been a big help on where to line things up.  Since either Revell or trumpeter tooled skis and floats for this kit, I wonder why they didn't do what was needed most? a new canopy!  I think I have got it figured out though.  Unfortunately, I did manage to cut the crap out of my thumb with my exacto knife.  I hadn't done that in a while.  And then dropped and broke the wings, again.  Which is way worse.  I'm glad I'm building this for the GB, or I might have been tempted to put it aside for awhile.  Now, I'm more determined to get this across the finish line. 

Greg

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:35 PM

Greg, don't get any blood INSIDE the canopy!Oops

John

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:54 PM

Looks good BK. I hate doing those black and yellow rings.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 20, 2019 2:21 PM

Moving along with the Tomcat. I have the upper and lower halves along with the wings installed. I had up putty up the cockpit joint and rear upper and lower joints as they were a poor fit at best. The sink marks were huge too. It's not perfect but once I get it primed most of those issue will disappear. I didn't have too many issue with the wings but I did have to do alot of dry fitting and sanding to get them to sit properly and I was forced to glue them in place as the kit allows them to move and that really creates fit issues. I haven't had to put this much mud in a kit in some time.

Gear and stabilizers next. Won't be too long now.

BK

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 21, 2019 6:38 PM

Some work on the F4J - using verlinden resin ejection seats.

Prep on the ordinance - anyone remember this diagram from physics - lol

Mocked up

Thanks,

John

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:38 PM

Nice paintwork!

Looks like a Lufberry Circle to me.

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:51 PM

Thanks.  Still in progress.  I was thinking more of tangential vectors and centripetal force lol.  I like your idea better!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 22, 2019 12:23 AM

F-100 Update:

Finished fililng/sanding the lower fuselage gun insert panel. 

Got the wings on.

 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:43 AM

cbaltrin

F-100 Update:

Finished fililng/sanding the lower fuselage gun insert panel. 

Got the wings on.

 

 

Your F-100 looks really good. This is one AC shape I always liked. Glad to see someone building one again.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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