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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Here is a fun little plane to go with the Mystery Ship, the Wedell Williams, this is also in 1/48. I put in the the 9 cylinder Sirus engine and used transparency film backed with bond paper for the canopy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:21 pm 
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I always love what you do but in this case from just that one photo I would very much enjoy seeing a few photos and a few close ups please. Just a request. Thank you. wc

PS-My deepest thanks. Outstanding job. Very well built. Thank you for the enlargements. Great photos. wc


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:41 pm 
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The Wedell Williams didn't go together as smoothly as the Mystery Ship, I assume that is my fault, but then again what the heck. Anyhoo, I edited the post to show a close up of the front of the plane.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Impressive, those 3D engines are a nice touch.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Looks good for a tricky little model. Once again, you've done a great job adding the little details with the wires and engine cylinders.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Thanks guys, I really like those early planes, especially the between the wars models. And, as I have said before the FG models are a perfect platform to build, be it either straight as received or with simple modifications to dress them up.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Very nice racers Burning. I like a lot.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Here is one that I'm pretty pleased with, the PT16. These have been a favorite of mine for years and even saw a whole bunch of them flying together over Moro Bay one evening when I was on vacation years ago. I occasionally see one flying overhead when there is an Air Show in Redding.

Anyhoo, this is pretty much a straight build, can't remember is I resized it but it was made 1/33, I even used the stock propeller. I did reinforce the wings and put in a spar for stability. I also added a couple of bulkheads the strengthen the fuselage. I added some blisters (which are visible on the original wing, and made the windshields out of transparency film.

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Here it is with a 1/33 Marek P26 to show a size comparison.
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Here are the underwing wires.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Looks great! what'd you use for the rigging?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:53 pm 
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It is thin floral wire. It comes in a roll and is very hard to straighten. Someday I'll figure out how to do that, but it works semi OK for short wires.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:23 am 
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Re: Straightening floral wire. If you take and secure one end of the wire to board or similar,
then attach a heavy weight of some type to the other end and hand it over the edge of a
table, just let it hang for awhile. The wire should straighten itself out.

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Great looking models......i really need to get one done...its been way too long!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Thanks for the tip Texman, I'm hanging some wire now so it will be ready for my next project, whatever that will be.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:28 am 
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Beard, your PT-16 is breathtaking in my opinion. I really love the color of the wings. Did you play around with the coloring of the model? I have the PT-16 and the PT-22 in storage and maybe I will have to give these a rethink one day after the shuttles are complete. You did an outstanding job on this model. I really enjoyed seeing what you made again. I always like your work. Thanks a lot for sharing. Great job. wc


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Thanks Waddy, you make me blush, and I haven't done that since the time in that bar in .........

Those are the stock colors, I printed it straight out of the pdf.

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