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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:23 pm 
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I couldn't resist this. The whole idea of the plane is just silly, after all that designing to still one have a top speed of 81 mph and then make it difficult to get into to boot. I'll hang this one at my shop for the conversation generation. Anyhoo, it isn't a difficult build but the new nose ring that was added puts the engine a long way from the prop (I just used a long wire, doubt it would pass the FAA inspection).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:29 pm 
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The barrel came out very well. I too always thought that it was a goofy looking plane.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Thanks Willy.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Silly or not you did a good job on the model. Very nice. wc


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:42 pm 
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When I was building the fuselage I kept thinking, this thing is shaped just like a Sapporo beer can. lol. Thanks Waddy.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:06 am 
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Caproni Stipa is a very strange weird bird. Very good build.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Thanks guys,

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:23 pm 
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One of these days I'm gonna learn to leave well enough alone. I decided I needed to build a Grumman Goose, but I didn't like the look of the windows. To flat I thought, hmmmm what can I do about that? Well this is what I came up with.

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What I did was cut the windows out, duh, then I glued some transparency film over the back (did you know you can wash the coarse finish that takes the ink of with water?). Then I colored some bond paper with a Sharpie and glued that over the whole works. I found the easiest way of gluing to transparencies is glue sticks.

Next I put some radial engines on from the Sirus ( adding some wire for push rods). I also used a modified propellers from a Marek P26.

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Well in for a penny in for a pound..... I reprinted the nacelles without the exhaust and mufflers and made some new ones, I also used slits for the vents on the nacelles. Then I figured what the heck and played with the landing gear, this I made way to heavy and it isn't correct, but its only a model. I also made the tail gear 3d and added landing gear doors for that.

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Almost forgot, I put on the guy wires for the pontoons.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Looks good!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Really nice looking model Beard. Great job and the guy wires made the looks all the better. Very nice. wc


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 am 
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Thanks guys,

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:43 am 
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Here is something a little different. This is a Travel Air Mystery Ship build at 1/48, again I used the radial engine and a different prop, the rest is stock. The windscreen is made from transparency film.

This was a pretty easy build, everything fit nicely and I was particularly pleased with the way the wing fit, though I did have to color in the dihedral plate.

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One with the Cowling off.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:22 am 
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Your Travel Air Mystery is stunning. As always extremely clean and the removal engine cover is really nice. You can really show off the rotary engine detail. This is a winner. Thank you for sharing. Super good job. Always a winner. wc


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:47 am 
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What a beauty! I've always like the Mystery Ship, and you've done an amazing job. Did you say that the engine is from the Sirius? I'll have to dig for that one.

Great job! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Thanks guys. Yep the engine is from the Sirius, but the same engine is on the Lockheed Explorer and one of the helicopters. That is my go to 9 cylinder radial, the tops of the jugs leave a little to be desired but they are usually covered by a cowling. I'm building a trimotor now and am interested in Aaron's 9 cylinder, which may be my new go to radial :wink:

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