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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:26 pm 
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The one unknown is the size of your wire. Let me know how thick it is,
and how this works out for you. Of course, thinner wire straightens better.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:22 pm 
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I have two different wires, one is 22 gauge which is easy to straighten. All you have to do is pull it tight and wack it with a hammer, believe it or not it straightens right up that way. The thinner gauge is to light to do that (that is the stuff the rigging is made out of) I have broken it when I tried. Unfortunately I lost the label that gives the thickness of the thin stuff. I have some hanging right now. I can get it pretty straight for short wires, the long ones get lazy curves.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Everybody I've shown this one to like it. I'm a sucker for planes with wheel pants, but this one has wheel trousers, with guns in the pockets.....

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As you can see I used transparency film again for the glazing. This model was built at 1/33 to go with the other things I have. I reinforced the wings, but added no bulkheads to the build. It just went together pretty easily.

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I did repaint the rudder, as the one in the kit had to many stripes. There are supposed to 13, like the flag.

Here it is with my PT16 to show a size comparison, both are 1/33.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Is that a gun in your wheel trousers or are you just happy to see me? :twisted:


Hehehe This one came out great as always. Very well done. There are some complicated curves on this plane and you got them perfectly.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:37 am 
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Very beautiful A-8. Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:38 am 
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Thanks guys.

I'm currently working on (as time permits) a couple repaints of the A12, one will have a green fuselage like the A8 and another will have Chinese camo and markings. That will come after I finish the Boeing 40 I'm also building.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Here is one that I added a little bit to. This is the Boeing 40, mail plane. I thought it was just a neat design, and I decided to build it with the green fuselage. That is where I ran into some problems, mainly, the ailerons didn't line up on the top of the wing. So, that gave me an excuse to get a little carried away.

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I redid the engine by using Arron's (Oddball) A-12 Shrike engine. I then added the pushrods and adapted the rocker and exhaust manifolds from Alan Rose's Ford Trimotor. I also took the cooling plate off of the trimotor. You may also see from this picture that I "glazed" the passenger windows. I also fitted a new prop to it.

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Here you can see the new exhaust ring, reworked wheels and glazed landing lights.

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This shows the wings and empennage that I repainted. I figured that the heavy lines and colors would not match. I also scored all surfaces from the back (recommended in the kit on the fuselage) so the ribs would show. I also added the rigging wires.

So, all in all the kit took a little longer to build, but I was pleased with the results. By the way the kit was reduce to 1/33 and it was still really big.

Merry Christmas all,
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Very well done! The Boeing 40 is a nice kit. I really appreciate the extra details and the kit-bashing from a whole range of models.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Thanks Willy. I have my eye on a couple of new projects, haven't decided which yet. I am currently working on a repaint of the Fokker DVIII, the A-12 Shrike, and found some interesting schemes for the Lockheed Vega.

What takes time is I build something for the wife between each one of my airplanes. She now has a growing collection of Automatonic toys, mostly from Canon, but not all, some birds, to include the FG Red Tail, and I am just finishing a Christmas Train from Paper Replika. She seems to take a lot of joy in them.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Outstanding piece of work and craftsmanship Beard. Your cable rigging guild wires are really nice. You sure know how to make them seem tight don't you. I don't guess you could do a step by step on how to do this could ya. Please. Your photography is very clear and clear too. Super nice job. wc


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Waddy,

All I do for rigging is; 1) pre-poke holes in the kit where the wire ends go, sometimes there are dots on the kit for these, 2) get a straight piece of wire (the hardest part) that is a little longer than I need and push it into the holes, 3) put a drop of glue on the wire ends when it is in place. That is all there is to it. I almost forgot, most important is to take a picture from and angle that make the wires look tight and straight ;)

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Awesome Boeing 40! Very inspirational work!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:39 pm 
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This is a repaint of Arron's Curtis A12 Shrike. I found the color scheme on Google Images so I hope it is correct. It would be one of the 20 that were shipped to China before we entered the War, all 20 were destroyed.

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I enhanced the engine by adding push rods and putting tops on the rods.

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I did all the glazing with transparency film and slid the back part of the rear canopy forward. I also made the 30 caliber machine gun 3d, what you cant see under the canopy is the gun has aircraft grips.

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Everything on the model fit very nicely and is a straight forward build with no nasty surprises, oh by the way you can eliminate half of the tabs on the very rear of the fuselage (you will see what I mean).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:05 pm 
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Excellent repaint and build Beard! Those extra little details and marvelous. The new gun is really cool. I would imagine it could be enlarged slightly to make a M-2 .50 caliber for the big WWII bombers.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:33 pm 
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Beard, this one falls under the title of PFM! Pure F@#king Magic! This should go under glass where everyone who loves air planes can see what paper can really do. What a time for aviation it must have been. This one is a lot closer to are then anything else. Fantastic model and great craftsmanship. Can you send me a PM on price and how I can buy it? Thank you so sharing this sweet gem. wc


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