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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:36 am 
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Not a FG model, but one I built for the local County Fair (got second place!).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:39 am 
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Built this back in 2012 to mark the 15th anniversary of the closing of Reese AFB. This one shows the Randolph paint scheme, I'd like to do a repaint in Reese livery.


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:42 am 
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The engine exhaust/aft empennage are very well done on this one; the air intakes- not so much...


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:46 am 
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This was the first cardmodel I decided to try and improve the landing gear. The wheels turn and the nosewheel can be pointed any direction...


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:47 am 
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Air intakes HORRIBLE on this one. Not sure what I could do to improve them...


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:47 pm 
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Beautiful aircraft -- nicely built !

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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Looks good! Its always fun to make little modifications ;)

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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:45 am 
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Nice model! About time someone posted a build, even if it's not a FG model.

Was the landing gear stock,or did you build from scratch?

I completed the Bell X1 last year, but haven't posted it, maybe I will now.

Just hoping to see more action on this website.

Please keep posting.

caddmann05


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Howdy MOCR, that is a very clean and beautiful model. Is there any chance of getting a copy of your model? Thank you for sharing and it is great that someone displayed a model build. It's been a while. I hope you will share more. Thank you for sharing very much. wc


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:16 pm 
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caddmann05 wrote:
Nice model! About time someone posted a build, even if it's not a FG model.

Was the landing gear stock,or did you build from scratch?

I completed the Bell X1 last year, but haven't posted it, maybe I will now.

Just hoping to see more action on this website.

Please keep posting.

caddmann05


Thanks for the reply!!

I built the gear from scratch, improving upon what came with the kit. I reinforced where the main gear sticks into the wings. I used a cotton swab with the ends cut-off for the struts. For the tires, I took several long strips of cardstock cut to the width of the tire, then spiral wrapped them as tightly as I could into a solid coil. I would superglue the coil as I went, winding enough until it was the correct diameter for the tire. I would then glue the tire sides on, thereby hiding the coil. I found "solid" wheels hold up better and last longer, and this way I have a hollow tube through the middle which allows them to actually roll. You can also sand the edges where the sides attach to the tread, further blending them together, then use a black sharpie to color it. I used straight pins stuck through each wheel to join them to the struts. It's been a few years since I built this, and I'd have to examine the model closely to remember exactly what I did. There's more to it I'm sure, I just can't recall because it was too long ago! Maybe I'll post some pics of the items I used to make them...


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:24 pm 
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Wad_Cutter wrote:
Howdy MOCR, that is a very clean and beautiful model. Is there any chance of getting a copy of your model? Thank you for sharing and it is great that someone displayed a model build. It's been a while. I hope you will share more. Thank you for sharing very much. wc


Honestly, I don't remember where I got it. It's not one from Fiddler's Green, and I think I downloaded it as a kit from the Interwebs (don't recall where unfortunately).

A little digging on the computer shows the kit was from Oddball Productions (ODP). Might give that a go on Google and see where it leads.

I recall this paint scheme was among the last used before the type was retired from the USAF inventory. I was working on doing a repaint in a different livery before real life got in the way...


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 Post subject: Re: T-37
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:59 am 
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MOCR- You did a great job with the Tweet! it certainly looks cleaner than mine, and mine is on the cover page of the model! I do love that you redid the landing gear.

As far as the intakes go, you could come up with a black or gray insert that fit inside of it. A bit tricky to do now that the intake parts are attached, but I'm guessing you could come up with something.

The model itself is available at Ecardmodels.com here:
https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1 ... model.html


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