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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Songbird finished
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:08 AM

Finished my Czech Models Cessna T-50, as Sky King's Songbird (the original before he switched to 310.  Nice kit, I liked it.  Lots of interior detail.  The door hinges are missing on the door for the "open" option, but I made wire ones and it worked fine.

 I'd like to post an image, but do not understand how. Looks like the image must already be on line, maybe in the FSM gally

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:33 AM
use  website like www.imagefra.me to post your images online, thats the one I use

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:48 AM

Don, the images have to be hosted on a web site like photobucket.  There is a post on how to do the whole thing:

/forums/701767/ShowPost.aspx

John

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

 

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Posted by dusterdude1 on Monday, December 7, 2009 8:11 AM
I'd sure like to see some pics of that Songbird Don. I struggled with posting photos too, but once you figure it out it's not too bad. 'Glad to hear that kit seems to be going over as well as it is. Hopefully it will result in some more GA kits...   
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 7, 2009 8:36 AM

Okay, I posted it to the site of a club I belong to. I think the photo gallery is open to all.

 The URL is;

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mnsclmdlr/photos/album/745363841/pic/1630717079/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

If that doesn't work I'll post it to my web site, but that is a lot of work (editing html, FTPing file, etc.).

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 7, 2009 9:08 AM
 Don Stauffer wrote:

Okay, I posted it to the site of a club I belong to. I think the photo gallery is open to all.

 The URL is;

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mnsclmdlr/photos/album/745363841/pic/1630717079/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

If that doesn't work I'll post it to my web site, but that is a lot of work (editing html, FTPing file, etc.).

 When you post a link, hit the spacebar a couple times, it'll change color, then anyone can click right on it(instead of copy/paste. (this just took me to yahoo e-mail login)

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Posted by oldhooker on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 2:43 PM

Hi Don,

    Do this:

1) Go to the area the photos are at and open one...

2) Put the curser on the photo and right click...

3) Select Properties

4) Highlight the URL, then right click on the blue and select Copy

5) Back to the FSM site and reply to this message...

6) With the curser in the text window, right click and select Paste (the url will appear)

7) Now in front of that url (remove spaces) type: [ img ] 

8) At the end of the url (remove spaces) type: [ /img ]

   When you're finished, click the Post link at the bottom and the pictures will be there.     Repeat this process for each picture you want to post.

Good luck and looking forward to seeing the Songbird! Smile

Frank

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:32 AM

Okay, lets try this!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:36 AM

Many thanks, Frank- that method worked fine!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:55 PM

The Songbird looks great, Don.  Nice photo work. 

John

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

 

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Posted by Styrene Nut on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 3:02 PM

Very nice job!  Looks great! Dave.

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Posted by dusterdude1 on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:02 PM

"Out of the clear blue western sky comes.... Don's CESSNA!" Nice job on that one!

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Posted by bondoman on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 5:11 PM

But umm, where's the model? Neato build. I would like to see that in 1/72. Fine model, Don. I didn't listen to the show, but anything to do with Paul Mantz is OK wit' me!

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:06 PM

Excellent work on Sky King's model. I just received my kit. What paint colors did you use? I can only hope that my model comes out as nice as yours.

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:28 AM

I used regular Testors enamel, white and the just plain red (the little square bottles.)  I painted most of the ring around the cowls, just cut out a diamond from the decal to use the point.  The Testors red matched well enough.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by oldhooker on Thursday, December 17, 2009 12:16 PM

Living proof great looking models can be made to look like great looking REAL aircraft without spending a fortune!      OUTSTANDING presentation, Don! Bow Down

Take care,

Frank

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 6:32 PM

Don:

What color did you use for the underside of the fuselage and wings? Or did you leave it white? The instruction sheet calls for a light gray. It is the only reference I have seen to the underside being painted this way.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 9:12 AM

Gordon D. King

Don:

What color did you use for the underside of the fuselage and wings? Or did you leave it white? The instruction sheet calls for a light gray. It is the only reference I have seen to the underside being painted this way.

I used Testors gloss grey.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:19 AM

Thanks Don. I have three models ready to paint and decal. Once they are complete I plan to do the Songbird.

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 3:35 PM

Don,

 Understanding that you invested some effort to get your photo posted I sure would love to see some more angles of this bird?

 

Don (Was that an echo???)Stick out tongue

       

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, February 5, 2010 9:38 AM

MrSquid2U

Don,

 Understanding that you invested some effort to get your photo posted I sure would love to see some more angles of this bird?

 

Don (Was that an echo???)Stick out tongue

Still looking for a good photo site.  The existing pic is on my web site, but I have a storage limit on that site and don't want to run it full.  Belong to a few model clubs that have Yahoo group pages, but of course you have to register with Yahoo to view those galleries, and a lot of folks don't like that.  Some folks recommend this or that page, but none of them so far really catch my fancy.  FSM should increase their storage capacity to allow photos right in the forum messages, with their own servers hosting the photo.  My opinion, anyway.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 3:21 AM

Don,

Very nice model, my friend...

If you're looking for a place to post your pics, why not try Photobucket (  www.photobucket.com  ) ... it's free and I've been using it for years...it's easy to use and I've never had a problem with it.

Good luck!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Styrene Nut on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:12 AM

Nice job Don! Looks real sweet!

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:03 PM

Hi Don:

I have decided to start working on the Songbird and put the three model needing black paint aside for a bit longer. What do you use to cement the windows in place. I usually use Microscale Kristal Klear.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:04 AM

Gordon D. King

Hi Don:

I have decided to start working on the Songbird and put the three model needing black paint aside for a bit longer. What do you use to cement the windows in place. I usually use Microscale Kristal Klear.

Yep, that is what I used.  One of the right-side windows fell inside when I was masking. I was very worried, but then remembered the door opening (I was building it with door open).  Pulled the masking tape off the door opening and easily shook the window out.  Was able to re-apply the MKK and replace the window.  I put a daub of blue tack poster putty on end of toothpick, window on the blue tack and pushed it through door and into place

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Sunday, February 14, 2010 3:17 AM

Hi Don,

 Not to seem a nag but I'd still love to see more shots and do understand what yopu've said about image hosting sites. I was never crazy about it either having my own software on the home PC for evrything I dowload from my camera or import for elsewhere.

But in order to share more easily with folks online I've also used PhotoBucket for a couple of years now. Heck, it's FREE. Dang straightforward to use and they actually give you a lot of capacity IMHO unless you eat it up with videos?

I'm not a yungin either but we all have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the late 20th Century sometime! Then we can crawl leisurely towards the 21st.Stick out tongue

 

I say all of this just hoping to see you be able to share more of your work!

Yes, that means I'm selfish, as usual.Propeller

 

       

 

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