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 Post subject: AndyCs' Models
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Here's a couple I have been working on lately.

P47 - Parts don't fit really well and I'm not really happy with how it turned out. I'm searching for a slightly better model of this bird.
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Dauntless - Great model to build. I love this little plane!
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Hope to post some pics of the Dell P51s' soon....those are super-slick models. I had to buy the collection.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:03 pm 
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nice....real nice!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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The models look great Andy!!!! I don't know where you hid those problems on the P-47, but it sure looks smooth to me. :D


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willygoat wrote:
The models look great Andy!!!! I don't know where you hid those problems on the P-47, but it sure looks smooth to me. :D


Well, thanks!. I ran into problems with the fuse sections fitting together after I rounded and glued each section. Basically, after the cowling, every section was either too small or too big to match up with the others. I had to end up cutting the seams and fitting the fuse together and leaving a gap along the belly where sections were too small and removing stock from the sections that were too big then, covering gap with silkspan and a few coats of clearcoat to harden it up. Basically making everything uniform to the cowling..what a mess it was. I was able to ink-in the missing panel lines a bit. This caused problems with the wings fitting properly so I did some tweaking there as well...one thing led to another as it goes. The damage is on the belly and not really noticeable from a distance but the fact is I know it's there and it bugs me to a degree. The P47 is my absolute favorite bird and I really wanted to do a good job on it.

I'm fiddling with a different way of building it now to see if I can work the problems out before I get to them....


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Sorry....had to be done. If anyone wants the plans, email me. I got it from a free japanese site a few years back. Fun to build...instruction manual is in japanese but has many many pictures thankfully....
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LOL...I love google...here's the site...I also love babblefish...

http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sf-papercraft/Gallery/Falcon/Falcon.html


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I thought I saw this in the background of your Dauntless pic (great build btw, and the Thunderbolt looks good too :D). I built this particular Millennium Falcon myself a while ago, plus his (Shunichi Makino's) USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A and TIE Fighter. Really nice models that went together almost perfectly - pictures on my website. There are some other great looking models on that website that I really must get around to building some time.

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Yes! I built the falcon and the tie interceptor for my son as birthday gifts. They build extremely well and are very durable when complete. I'm not really into sci-fi but the falcon is just a sexy hotrod. I like the shape of it. I'm looking more into the japanese paper as they seem to really build nicely for me. On a side note, I purchased Mareks' F4U Corsair from ecardmodels along with the SBD...I sit gazing at all of the parts sheets...those may still be a bit beyond my skills at the moment....


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cdwheatley wrote:
I thought I saw this in the background of your Dauntless pic (great build btw, and the Thunderbolt looks good too :D). I built this particular Millennium Falcon myself a while ago, plus his (Shunichi Makino's) USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A and TIE Fighter. Really nice models that went together almost perfectly - pictures on my website. There are some other great looking models on that website that I really must get around to building some time.


I was checking out your site and wow. Really nice work!. I like that corsair especially. I also noticed all of the series 500 Guillows kits you have. I just finished a series 500 Bf 109 ! Theres a pic of it at the guillows website in the pic of the month gallery. It has the green cowling. Very cool indeed. If you come across a paper P47D..or N please let me know.


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Thanks Andy! I just had a look at your Bf-109 on the Guillows site - very very nice work indeed :D. Have you been building them for long? I don't wish to blow my own trumpet, but I actually had the POTM there myself once (the camouflaged Hawker Hurricane). I was absolutely stunned, as it was the first one I'd ever built! If I come across a paper P-47D or N I'll be sure to let you know.

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Thanks. Yeah, I have been building the stick and tissue kits since I was around 8 or so and I'm about 40 now. I started with Sterling and Comet kits. If you want true scale realism though, Guillows is the ticket. If you want nice clean laser-cuts and CAD plans, Dumas or Herr.


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Here's the crown jewel of my collection...a gift from my grandfather before he passed several years ago.
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Notice that copyright date....I love it.


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cool...nice to have!!!! :D :D :D

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Indeed. I'll never part with it. My dear wife once remarked that I should build it...after I screamed at her, I suggested that we give her grandmothers jewelry to our daughter for dress-up play....I was hit by flying pie tin...I kid you not...true story. There's a lesson here but I'll be damned if I know what it is.... :D


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Here's what's on my board at this moment -
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...and a little something for CD...
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