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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:45 am 
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Another model Oddball 'm showing you , and a great addition to my collection 1/100 in every way .

This time the subject is still one of the developments of the Boeing family C-97/377 , it 's Preagnant Guppy , developed in the early 60's , especially for transporting rocket parts coast to coast in the USA , saving time and shipping cost to NASA . The conversion was devised by former USAF pilot John M. Conroy . NASA bought the idea and Conroy founded the company Aero Spacelines to transport the components of Titan II rocket that served the Gemini program . After 1965 other Boeing 377 and C -97 were converted into a plane with even wider compartment to transport the Saturn V components , the emerging Super Guppy . The subject of the model is first converted Guppy which is smaller than the more traditional subsequent models . This plane operated from 1963 until 1969 carrying components of the Titan II , Maryland to Cape Canaveral.

The construction of the model is not suitable for beginners modelers, there is a need to produce precise adjustments in fitting the pieces, both as the lower deck cargo area.

As this is the third model of the family C-97 that I build, I recommend assembling the center section of the fuselage to the lower deck, wings and nacelles. First for a better fit of the wing root, second to hit the transverse curvature of the fuselage and deck, essential to capture the shapes of the KC-97 or Guppy. After mount the fuselage as required in the instructions deck down strongly recommend following the sequence of bonding that Aaron suggests, cockpit to tail. The same goes for the cargo section.

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Until the next ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:10 am 
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really sweet!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:03 am 
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Thank's :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:33 am 
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is this an FG model and if so where can it be found?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:50 am 
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possm_23 wrote:
is this an FG model and if so where can it be found?


He will. This is still a beta. Models KC-97, 377 and Guppy were designed by Aaron, and should soon be available in Fiddlers Green. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Very nice! I sure hope this will be available via Fiddlers Green as I would love to try it.

Huh...you know, the Guppy and the C-97 are both just variations of the B-50, which in turn is pretty much just a re-engined B-29. I bet you could take put the engines onto the Fiddlers Green B-29 and make it a B-50.

Maybe... :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:32 pm 
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that sounds like a plan Tim.......make it happen...lol :D :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:55 pm 
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I'm not sure but I think the rudder was a lot taller on the B50.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:30 pm 
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The Preggo Guppy looks amazing! I'm very jealous of your amount of building time you have. I've got the KC-97 waiting to be built along with about 10 other models Murph has designed.


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I had to shut my modeling area down for the holidays. Just like last year we did the same thing. Between now a sometime just after Christmas I have to go cold turkey. I love the holidays, the eating(Christmas Eve-Fondue-Christmas Day Prim Rib and then New Years Eve/Day Dinner), presents and friend and family with everything that goes along with this time of the year but, I hate giving up my modeling area. But ya have to do what ya have to do. I guess. wc
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:05 am 
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Thank's Friends!

Wad my modelling area is permanent in my bed room.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:31 pm 
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No room for my love and hobby in the bedroom gomidefilho but thank you for the idea. After Christmas all will be back to as it was. My wife wants everything to look just right for the holidays and I don't think that's too much to ask when she does so much for me. I'm still working away from where ever I can find the room on the shuttle. I want this model to be my best work yet and nothing I do is perfect enough. The Guppy is a hard model to make look good as it is such an ugly plane to start with. You did a hell of a great job on her. Very nice work. Thank you for your input. Much appreciated. wc


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