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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:17 am 
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On a recent trip I built my first soda can model, I was instantly hooked. Since then I have built a few others. This is model number 5. I built 2, the first was to get the pattern created and the second was the one pictured below. I am really excited about how it turned out.


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Hopefully this weekend I can get back to work. I am hoping to build one of three things, a Mig Zero, Apache or an A10.

if anyone is interested i have discovered some great ways to cut cans, hide most glue seams, shape, score etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:18 pm 
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That's pretty awesome! Did you use the FG model as a pattern? A few others here have done similar things using the paper model as the basis of the can model.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:24 pm 
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This is my own design. I didn't know there was one available. I am such a noob.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:24 am 
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No worries. It looks great! Did you make the engine detail, or is that from a Guillows kit or something similar?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:10 pm 
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It can be seen here a little better on my prototype plane. I stacked 42 tabs in 6 stacks of 7. I glued them around a ring. On the second plane I glued a quarter sized disc over the ring at the front and then glued the propeller to that.

For expediency I did external glue joints on the first plane but took the time to hide all the glue joints possible on the 2nd.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:25 am 
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Finally! We convert more to the Dark Side HA HA! We need more Soda Can modelers so we can take the 'P" out of the IPMS and run them out of town!

That is an awesome Corsair. Some new and unique twists on how to make a radial engine, I like that. For the cockpit, you might want to try using clear vinyl from Wal-Mart or any place that sells fabric. Here is one of the last Corsairs that I did using clear vinyl for the cockpit and cutting strips of can for decals and lettering, and of course that checker board design on the nose. I also paneled it with strips of can to give it that aircraft aluminum look:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Thanks for posting! I had seen your plane and that is what had inspired me to give it a try myself. I posted a couple others over in the look what i built section.


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