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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Sun 3 Dec - 15:03

I'm thrilled with the detail on cockpits and engines. Decades ago even larger scale planes had minimal engine details. Tamiya planes here in the States seemed to lead the way in better models (for a price).
Thanx again for a good group build!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Sun 3 Dec - 23:49

2whl:  Impressive looking engine.

Cole:  Are you going to have to fill the seam of the cockpit glass?  The windows' framework seems to be a contiguous part of the fuselage sheetmetal.

I got the other lower wing attached - again nipping bits off the struts until all 6 contacted both wings.



The one side seems to be much higher than the other in the picture, but only measures between 1/16th and 1/8th of an inch.  The cause may be in one of the engines not being installed perfectly vertical and affecting strut distances.  It is what it is, I guess.  


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Mon 4 Dec - 14:46

That's very impressive Mike!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Tue 5 Dec - 14:50

had decals added, coat of matt varnish over it all, and its on its wheels


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Mon 11 Dec - 9:53

Nice work guys !

I put the landing gear bays into the wing lowers, then put the top skins on.  





I didn't like the color on the exhaust manifolds, so i brushed some thinned down flat black onto them.  Then I dry fit the engine onto the fuselage and also tried the cowling.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Mon 11 Dec - 11:59

Exhausts do look better with some black. Leaks were common, exhaust and oil, so grimy spots add to the realism.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Yesterday at 2:54

These old birds are really looking great !!
Love the Gotha !

Nice work on them all !

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Yesterday at 3:55

Paul, Mike, and 2whl; you're doing some fine work.

Progress has been slow on the flying boat. The wing is now complete, but there are a number of large seams to deal with. I was quite surprised to realize the wing is wider than the fuselage is long.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #23 - Propeller Aircraft   Yesterday at 10:31

Like the WWI plane built here before, for long flights over water, big wings were essential. Love the work!
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