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  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, February 5, 2023 6:29 AM

John, that is looking superb there, that is a great colour scheme, nearly there.

Wedge, it is looking great, it is an interesting idea to put a target on the roof of your vehicle....

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, February 6, 2023 3:54 PM

I see I have failed to paint the position lights, but here are the finished pictures.  That vertical antenna wire gave me fits.  I tried to use the USCHI thread but for some reason the CA glue refused to bond.  After 8 or 9 tries I gave up and went to EZ Line and it worked OK. That part of Model Building was definitely NOT fun!



















John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 6, 2023 8:27 PM

John: She looks fantastic to me! Just for getting the yellow to work out I admire you sir! 

Piers: Great idea to use the wire. Adding something with a little strength that can be manipulated and bent should make things a great deal easier. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 6:18 AM

John, that is a superb result! That is a bright, complex and involved scheme and you have pulled it off very well.

ANd you've done great work dbringing the detail out in the kit too.

Which photo do you want in the rogues' gallery?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:25 AM

Thanks, Piers and Cliff!  Perhaps the third picture, Piers, but you can choose another if you like.

John

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GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:51 PM

Reminds me of Fred McMurray and Erol Flynn in "Dive Bomber".

Nice work!

"We watch the skyways,

O'er the land and the sea!

Ready to fly anywhere that duty calls,

Read to fight to be free!"

 

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    December 2022
Posted by Wedge on Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:58 AM

Hi all

Finished off my Rolls Royce Armored Car.  It wouldn't be me if I didnt break something on my model.  The front right headlight, the holder was very thin and shattered it.  So putting it down to an accident in the desert and the threw the light in the back Wink

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:15 PM

Who needs headlights?  Very nice work!

John

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:16 AM

Wedge, that is a fantastic result, you have finished it really well with great weathering.

You have got to be happy with that - which photo do you want on the front page?

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 12, 2023 8:52 PM

She looks fantastic Wedge!!! Love the weathering and worn paint. A busted headlight looks just right with the rest of the battered look of her. 

You and John are setting some really high standards for the rest of us to follow! Huh?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Wedge on Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:47 PM

John that is truly superb, love the scheme.

 

Thank you for your kind words on the Rolls.  It was a really enjoyable kit to build.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 6:15 AM

Finally I have a bit more to report on the Vega. I have assembled the undercarriage so it is close to the drawing, the shortened main gear and rebuilt struts made all the difference. So now she is standing on two wheels at least, I still need to add the tailwheel yet though.

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:54 PM

Your Vega looks mighty fine, Piers.

John

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:44 PM

Yeah she looks fantastic Piers, I'd never know all the problems with the kit if you didn't tell us. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 5:48 AM

Piers,

I would like to change my entry to this:

What with the Roden DC-3 being relegated to the "SOD", perhaps this will give me a kick to complete something.

Oddly, the model comes with dog-sled and men in parkas.  Guess they're delivering to California!  Wink

Scale is one of those odd ones being 1/77.

Thanks!

Gary

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:01 PM

I think the first issue was in markings for the Byrd Polar expedition, hence the sled and dog.

John

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 9, 2023 11:59 AM

Very cool Gary! 

Though the corrugated aluminum outer skin looks like it will be a bear to putty and sand away the seams. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, March 10, 2023 4:51 AM

I do like the look of the Tri Motor Gary, that should be a nice build. True Cliff, the corrugations could make it interesting - lets hope the designers were smart when they designed the kit...

The Winnie Mae is getting oh so close, a few last things to be added and then she will be done.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:12 PM

She's lookin' good Piers, almost there now! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:49 AM

Thanks Cliff, and i have just lurched over the line.

Not happy with the finish on the side windows, needed a better edge, cleaned it up as best I could with toothpicks etc.

Being a vacform it was an interesting build and fitting it all together taucht me some new language. I definitely need a well engineered kit whatever my next project is. I found the DrawDecal decals great again, but needing to be treated carefully to stop them curling up on themselves - although fortunately they are very tough to go with it.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:35 AM

That's some beautiful work.  You'd never believe that's a vac-u-form kit!  Congratulations, Piers! 

Gary

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 7:27 PM

Excellent, Piers, just lovely!  You deserve a good pat on the back.

John

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, March 20, 2023 6:38 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys, there is some carefully chosen photos there so you see it at its best! It was an interesting and in the end a rewarding build

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, March 20, 2023 1:13 PM

Work on the Ford Trimotor continues unabated.  I've had to stop and think about what I intend to do, but so far it's relatively trouble free.  I'll see what happens when I attach the wing, but I'm hoping the Perfect Plastic Putty will solve that.

However, I couldn't abide no having a pit, so I scratched one up.  Not great, but with the wing on you'll hardly see it.

With the wing in position:

Note I didn't try to scratch an interior for her, I just painted the cabin black and added some curtains on the windows.  It'll do.

That's all for now.

Gary

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:09 PM

Piers: That's amazing work! Great tribute to the famous aircraft! And from a vac-form kit no less. WOW!!! Bow Down

Gary: Great start on the Trimotor! She's coming along well! 

 

Sorry guys I haven't been around. I haven't been in much of a modeling mood. Need to get some stuff done and get back to my Type 89. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, March 26, 2023 12:27 AM

Thanks Cliff!

Gary, it's a shame you won't be able to see the cockpit. It is coming together well, and it looks like Revell have done well with their placing of the seam lines with the corrugations.

GAF
  • Member since
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, April 8, 2023 7:47 PM

Work progresses slowly on the Ford Trimotor.  Everything's together and awaiting some final seam sanding.  The kit fit together fairly well, except for the wind screen.  The Perfect Plastic Putty has done a good job of filling the few problem spots.  A final coat of Aluminum and she'll be ready for final detailing.

Thanks for looking!  Have a Happy Easter!

Gary

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, April 13, 2023 8:47 PM

Looking good there Gary - Revell did well with seam placement to help out a little.

How is the detail in the motors?

I am interested in how you go painting around the undercarriage struts, always a difficult task for me.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 14, 2023 4:13 PM

She looks awesome Gary! Sorry somehow I missed your post. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 10:04 AM

At a glacial pace, the Ford Trimotor is coming along.  I still have some touch-up work to do, and general clean up, but the decals are on and they seem to have settled down nicely.  Also, rigging the control lines is a pain (as you can see by my attempt on the aileron).  I'll fix that.  Overall, it's a nice kit that surprised me at how well it fit (for a 60 year old model).  Hopefully it won't take till August.

Ford Trimotor Revell Model

As for the engines, they're basic.  Plumbing is a lot more complicated than shown, and I don't have the skill to replicate them.  As for struts, it's simple and uncomplicated.  They seem to have covers over the shocks (some Ford Trimotors had them removed) and they were either painted or have aluminum covers.

Thanks for looking!

Gary

 

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