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Author:  gomidefilho [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Hi my friends!

Time to show the another Oddball test. Aaron send me a two military versions of 707 family the long-life Boeing KC-135 and E-3 AWACS, both models is in 1/100 scale. The first test is Boeing KC-135.

I start the build for the central fuselage...

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After I glue the segments and open a wing support hole...

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I build the central section of internal support...

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With careful I glue in the palce the Support, the gluing is made in steps, to correct aligment...

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I reserve to dry and made the external segments of wing support.

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I gluing the segments and made with careful because the right diedro...

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After I cut skins of wings...

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And glue in the support, the secret to obtain a clean gluing is use a foam polivinil glue, for large collage areas...

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The results at the moment...

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Why I started for this area? I explain: The wing/fuselage aligment in this model is very important, because this I not build the other fuse segments, for have area to fix any issue (if happened), is a good tip for any Fiddlers Green or Oddball model. After I glue the third fuse segment in rear to made a wing root, for later made the rest of fuse.

Best regards! :mrgreen:

Author:  willygoat [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

This is looking good! I have a soft spot for this one. I got to go on a refueling flight in a Stratotanker with the Nebraska Air National Guard a few years ago. One of the coolest things I've ever done!

Author:  gomidefilho [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

willygoat wrote:
This is looking good! I have a soft spot for this one. I got to go on a refueling flight in a Stratotanker with the Nebraska Air National Guard a few years ago. One of the coolest things I've ever done!


Nice!!! I believe is a fantastic experience... :mrgreen:

Time to update.

I gluing with careful the wing roots. I start from bottom section the gluing is step by step. Is a slow work but made correct is a great difference in visual aspects.

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The wing roots cut...

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Start of gluing, I made section by section, consume many time but I believe is correct.

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Start of gluing of superior face of root...

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One side completed.

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The work in wings main construction is done, time to make the fuselage. Aaron suggest made a "ring" of root and fit in the wing but I prefer the method described above, for me is more easiest to fit.

Next steps fuse segments... Best regards!

Author:  willygoat [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

That has got to be one of the smoothest wing root sections I have ever seen!

Author:  Wad_Cutter [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

This is going to be an extremely good looking model once she is complete gomidefilho. Very nice and clean gluing on the edges. I like how your seems come together so smoothly. I am looking forward to seeing what she will look like. Your doing a really great job. Thank you for sharing. wc

Author:  Opalmox [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Pericles you never cease to amaze me with your builds. Very clean and precise, great job.

I may have to sneek a few of these pics over to the web page when I start working on that one. ;)

Author:  gomidefilho [ Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Wad_Cutter, Willygoat, thank's my friends!

Opalmox wrote:
Pericles you never cease to amaze me with your builds. Very clean and precise, great job.

I may have to sneek a few of these pics over to the web page when I start working on that one. ;)


Thank's Opalmox, for me is a great honor use my pics. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Resume the building.

I start sections of fuse, the first section is a front fuselage.

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After I cut all pieces.

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I start the formings of pieces...

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I use straps of "vegetable" paper of gluing pieces without tabs...

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I start the gluing of segments...

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After tip of nose dry, I rounded with a ball former in rubber draw...

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I gluing the nose segments and in the tip I made a strap of vegetable paper for fitting the nose, I not exact word outside portuguese for this type of paper, but is very equivalent a paper use for protect shoes in package box. The vantage is very slim paper, easy to round and molding with glue.

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The nose finished

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After I add weight in the nose, is a hunting small spheres, I gluing with CA gel glue.

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I install the nose and windshield without problems...

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Author:  gomidefilho [ Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

General aspects at the moment...

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I believe in this weekend I finish this project...

Author:  Burning Beard [ Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

That thing is big! I use little strips of bond paper to glue together sections that don't have tabs. It works really well when edge gluing on things like cockpits, little fussy curves and large petals.

Looks good.

Beard

Author:  gomidefilho [ Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Thank's Beard!

Update the build.

I made a rear fuse section, not having problems...

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The cuts...

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Close, the most difficult is tip of rear fuse...

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After dry I going to the tail...

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Cuts...

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Rudder...

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Installed...

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Horizontal stabilizer installed, not fit problems...

I decided made a undercarriage...

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Cuts of main undercarriage...

Sub-assemblies:

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Part finished (I need paint the wheels)...

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Tomorrow I update the build (perharps finish)...

Author:  gomidefilho [ Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

At the moment...

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Author:  caddmann05 [ Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

This KC-135 is a very nice model! The shape of the fuselage is perfect. How did you manage to keep it so round? As a matter of fact, your skills are exceptional at maintaining the correct shapes for the entire plane. Are you using any supports to maintain the shape?

What weight of paper did you use? So many questions. When I see others do a step by step build and post on this site, it makes me that much more a better modeler.

I look forward to seeing the plane when you get the landing gear put in place. Once again a great looking plane!

Author:  Scott Fyn [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Your build threads are very impressive. All paper modelers enjoy them, and some of us (speaking for myself) need them.

Author:  Wad_Cutter [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Scott, you are 100% correct on the money with that. Me too. wc

Author:  gomidefilho [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boeing KC-135 Oddball/FG Beta test

Thank's my friends!

caddmann05 wrote:
This KC-135 is a very nice model! The shape of the fuselage is perfect. How did you manage to keep it so round? As a matter of fact, your skills are exceptional at maintaining the correct shapes for the entire plane. Are you using any supports to maintain the shape?

What weight of paper did you use? So many questions. When I see others do a step by step build and post on this site, it makes me that much more a better modeler.

I look forward to seeing the plane when you get the landing gear put in place. Once again a great looking plane!


Time to reply:

Caddmann

About paper: I use filecoat (sulfite) paper - weight 120g - Print all my models in a Epson L335 in high quality photographic mode.

About shapes: I use round toll to made circular shapes, I press the piece in a rubber, or in my leg, the round tool is a small metal rod or hard plastics rods, I not use internal reinforcements only pieces of kit but the secret is gluing I use a strong glue in all tabs. My choice is PVA glue.

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Scott Fyn wrote:
Your build threads are very impressive. All paper modelers enjoy them, and some of us (speaking for myself) need them.


Thank's Scott. After KC-135 I retake the Bird's Trimotor soon.

Thank's Wad. ;)

Friends! I believe today I finish the model.

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