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  • From: SW Florida
CargoLux 747-8F over the threshold
Posted by fuzznoggin on Monday, March 22, 2021 6:52 PM

Revell's 1/144 scale 747-8F.  Aftermarket leading & trailing edge flaps from Shapeways.com.  Custom made base.  Illuminated with help from EvansDesigns.com circuit board and Led's.  Paints by Tamiya and Model Master buffables. Landing gear modified by adding 4mm to the struts and tilting the wing and belly gear accordingly ( 57 & 7 degress ). 

 FinalVideo

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 22, 2021 8:19 PM

Fantastic!  How did you make the stand?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:15 PM

Very cool!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:15 AM

Very cool indeed.  Fighting off the urge to say Awesome!

John

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

 

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:52 AM

jeaton01

Very cool indeed.  Fighting off the urge to say Awesome!

"Give in to the power of the Dark Side...."

Awesome!

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:52 AM

beatuiful, did those livery decals come with the kit? I have ordered from a few decal sites and the cargo lux are on b/o.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:06 AM

The stand is made from 3/8" acrylic rod.  The cradle is made from a 1/8" piece of acrylic sheet that as cut into the curved shape.  A 1/8" slot is cut into the top of the rod and the cradle piece fits into that.  Pretty basic but a bit tedious cutting the curve from the sheet.

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:12 AM

crown r n7

beatuiful, did those livery decals come with the kit? I have ordered from a few decal sites and the cargo lux are on b/o.

Yes they are the Revell decals.  The "cutaways" are rather transparent requiring the red/white/blue striping to be trimmed out, otherwise it will show through.  At least you'll have some extra red and blue to fix any areas that may require touch up.  Be careful when clear coating the finished decals.  I used a light mist Tamiya clear and it actually started to eat away at a few sections of the tail.  Perhaps a chemical reaction from the MicroSol softner used earlier.  Anyhow, the leftover red striping pieces saved the day ~ thankfully!  If I had to do the clear coat again, it would have been with Alclad's aqueous clear versus a lacquer.  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:37 AM

I have to ask;

     Are the Decals showing the Cut-Aways? Very Well done Aircraft, for sure!

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:02 PM

Tanker-Builder

I have to ask;

     Are the Decals showing the Cut-Aways? Very Well done Aircraft, for sure!

 

  Thanks!  Yes the decals are showing the cut-aways   

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Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:16 AM

Nice!Yes

Mike

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Posted by JustPlaneJon on Friday, April 9, 2021 9:34 AM

Excellent work, especially with making the setup, the leading edge flap details, and lighting. Looks great! 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:36 PM

JustPlaneJon

Excellent work, especially with making the setup, the leading edge flap details, and lighting. Looks great! 

 

Speaking of the leading edge flaps, just what is the thinking behind Krueger flaps?  What is the advantage of rotating out from under the wing instead of just sliding out a portion of the upper leading edge?  It seems like a more complicated way to do things, but there must be a good reason.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Jan Davis on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:32 PM

Amazing! Looks gorgeous.

I'm Jan Davis, photographer and artist

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:39 PM

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:20 PM

Real G

 

 
JustPlaneJon

Excellent work, especially with making the setup, the leading edge flap details, and lighting. Looks great! 

 

 

 

Speaking of the leading edge flaps, just what is the thinking behind Krueger flaps?  What is the advantage of rotating out from under the wing instead of just sliding out a portion of the upper leading edge?  It seems like a more complicated way to do things, but there must be a good reason.

 

Real G

 

JustPlaneJon

Excellent work, especially with making the setup, the leading edge flap details, and lighting. Looks great! 

Speaking of the leading edge flaps, just what is the thinking behind Krueger flaps?  What is the advantage of rotating out from under the wing instead of just sliding out a portion of the upper leading edge?  It seems like a more complicated way to do things, but there must be a good reason.

 

Increased camber using this type of flap design vs the slat.  I'll leave an aeronautical engineer expound on that 

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  • From: SW Florida
Posted by fuzznoggin on Monday, May 17, 2021 6:25 AM

keavdog

Fantastic!  How did you make the stand? 

The stand is made from 3/8" acrylic rod.  The cradle is made from a 1/8" piece of acrylic sheet that as cut into the curved shape.  A 1/8" slot is cut into the top of the rod and the cradle piece fits into that.  Pretty basic but a bit tedious cutting the curve from the sheet.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:30 PM

Beautiful! Love the lighting and the weathering!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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