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Reply #188 - Apr 30th, 2019 at 12:08pm

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Belatedly came to the decision to install an extended landing gear and the "guns," for "Baby's day with the photog."  Smiley Wink  So here she is, slick as the day she went MIA, 19 May, 1944.  "I'm baaaackkkkkk." Cool

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Reply #187 - Apr 28th, 2019 at 5:29pm

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With your photographic skill...put the 109 in the foreground and the 17 in the background and the difference in size will be compensated for in camera perspective!  I'm sure it'll look great!
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #186 - Apr 27th, 2019 at 12:40pm

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Decided to re-photograph an old model...another Sterling Models kit...Bf109G-2 with a 17"ws.  Constructed this kit some years ago after a 20 year hiatus from the hobby.  What I recall about its build was the impression I had of how "clunky," heavy the design was...and the fact that after the fuselage was constructed, the provided canopy wouldn't fit!  Had to construct the canopy framework...etc.  Since the original construction, I've cut the LG away...and that relieved a lot of the weight issues. Kit-supplied wheels are usually a definite misfit. The Sterling kit wheels were hard rubber...including the tail wheel! Shocked  Otherwise, the kit was a good place to start a Messerschmitt model.

Just thought it would go well along side the Sterling B-17G...a bit too large for a scale match...but same kit manufacturer, etc.

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Reply #185 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 6:20pm

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A Sterling kit that has been hiding in my stack for years...constructed in honor of an old friend....  BLUES IN THE NIGHT was a B-17G-1-VE from the 526th BS 379th BG out of Kimbolton, UK...shot down May 19, 1944 on a mission to Berlin.  My old friend Wayne Davis was the aircraft's lone waist gunner on that mission...successfully bailed out and became a POW for the remainder of the war.  This model was built in the likeness of his aircraft on that mission...and as I've already said, constructed in his honor.

Wingspan comes in at 39", weight is in the area of the full-sized BLUES.  Smiley  Markings are as per 42-39783 LF-B.

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Reply #184 - Mar 29th, 2019 at 4:47pm

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Peanut scale Hawker Fury...constructed from a 1974 Flying Models Magazine plan designed by John Blankenship.

Model weighs in at 14.1g.

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Reply #183 - Mar 19th, 2019 at 6:43am

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That is so cool. Tried getting my son into building and flying. He did a little bit but video games took over his interest.
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Reply #182 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 6:44pm

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Next project...already completed...began in 1986.   24"ws...father/son scratch build.  NO PLANS whatsoever...wing held in place with rubber bands...allowed for incidence adjustments...and repairs.  Been in my shop for years...a real survivor!

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Reply #181 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:38am

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Completely agree with Tom - truly beautiful and glad to see it it taking its rightful place in your stable.
Mike
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #180 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:30am

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She's a beauty!!!! Smiley
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #179 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:20am

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I give you...Iron Annie...oder...Tante Ju...in honor of all those lives she had touched in one way or another...Junkers Ju-52/3mge W.Nr.4041 Lufthansa D-3131 (later D-ARAM) WERNER VOSS...circa 1934...participated as an aircraft of the Legion Kondor in Spain 1936(as a vip aircraft).  Model is of 22"ws 37.2g less motor and flying prop.  Propellers shown are for display.

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Reply #178 - Mar 2nd, 2019 at 9:22pm

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Been a while since I've last posted here...latest for the exhibit, a rare aircraft from around 1950, the Northrop YC-125A Raider...21"ws tri-motor (fuselage motor to provide sole motive power).  Scratch built from an enlarged 3-view...no working plans available.  Propellers shown are for display only.

Neal
 

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Reply #177 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 11:13am

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A few of my WWI SnT efforts...educational, all.

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Reply #176 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 4:11pm

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Hello again, fellow modelers!  Got another model completed...again from the CBI (China, Burma, India) Theater of Operations during World War Two.  This time it's an American designed and built fighter that served with the Chinese Nationalist Air Force...the Vultee P-66 Vanguard, again...peanut scale.

I originally created this plan about thirty years ago...goal was to do a better job of construction this time around...got to have a goal!  Smiley

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Reply #175 - Nov 4th, 2018 at 9:55am

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Hello again, fellow "Zoomies!"  In my younger days, that's what "ground-pounders...legs...boots," i.e., ARMY called Airmen...affectionately...for obvious reasons.
Wink

Continuing my effort with Japanese aircraft, I present to you, the Kawasaki KDA-5 Type 92 (Japanese year 2592) Army Fighter Aircraft Model 1...from a Dallaire Models Peanut Scale plan.  Aircraft entered production around 1932 and was discontinued prior to the outbreak of WW2.  Performance was similar to the Curtiss P6 fighters of the United States and was highly maneuverable...two 7.7mm machine guns under the cowling.

This model weighs in at 16.7g, 4.5"dia. prop with a single loop of 3/16" rubber, balanced and ready for flight.

Neal
 
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Reply #174 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 9:15am

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Continuing my current "Japanese Celebration," my latest build is an Ace Whitman design from a 1942 plan, the Mitsubishi Ki-30 Nagoya ANN.  The Whitman folk actually called it a "Karigane"...incorrectly...but no matter...same family.

Model has a 22"ws, weighs in a 42.76g (heavy)...and has two loops of 3/16" rubber for power...8"dia. prop.

ANN and NATE have both been constructed while participating in the SnT Fall 2018 Cookup (Ace Whitman-Joe Ott and/or Peanut Scale Models)...lots of fun.

Neal
 
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