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Dave Diels Engineering, Inc Kit #25, Vaught SB2U Vindicator by jernst
jernstRight now I'm still sorting out the trim of the plane, but it looks promising. There's a lot of wing on this plane.
jerry campbelli absolutely love your handling of paper for color and markings. i am typing with 1 hand. the sugery seems to have gone well, but will not know for weeks or months. depends on if feeling and strength comes back in hand.
jernstThanks jerry. For me, the essence of the stick and tissue model is the translucent quality of the finished product. I love seeing the light shine through the tissue when the plane is in the air. Glad to hear the surgery went well.
jerry campbell
mlriley540Looks like a flier.
ElbertCNice looking airplane.

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Model Airways Albatros D.Va by David Duckett
David DuckettIt is not covered.
David Ducketthttp://www.historicships.com/Model%20Airways/Albatros/Albatros.pdf This is the instruction manual.
Huey V77Looked at this sight, very nice models! I'm afraid I'd end up in a rubber room after one of these. Do like the "28" though.
raylDD, I'm looking forward to your build. Always wanted to do one but I'm too much of a tight-wad.
David DuckettWhen I saw it at $159.11 with free shipping, it was mine! It is a very high quality kit and includes everything except glue and tools. In addition to the excellent instruction booklet, there are 4 sheets of superb plans which came lightly folded but are now rolled. It will take awhile to build it but that's part of the reason I bought it.

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Guillows Series 2000 - B-24 Liberator by David Duckett
David DuckettA part cast in britannia metal. It's a pewter-like alloy consisting of 92% tin, 6% antimony, and 2% copper.
David DuckettCan anyone guess what it's for?
John M OshustEngine block?
David DuckettVery good. Now identify the type of engine or the craft it powered.
Huey V77Mercedes 260, Fokker DII, Albetross ect, Halberstadt
David DuckettExcellent!!!!! In this case it's for an Albatross.
John M OshustSerial number?
David DuckettD.7161/17
biplane guyThe VA is like an aviation encyclopedia. Ya'll are amazing.
hjlittmanOnce again, an example of astonishing attention to detail!
David DuckettFortunately it's a kit. There is simply no way I would ever try to build it from plans/scratch.

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Guillows Series 2000 - B-24 Liberator by David Duckett
David DuckettJust the basics, black and white
CreosotewindI took a drawing class in high school (many, many years ago) and the teacher showed us how to use the grid. Later on I learned that renaissance artists would make frames with wire grids to aid them in painting life scenes. A few years back I went to an exhibit on ancient Egypt at the Phoenix Art Museum. It had some stone excavations on exhibit showing artwork chisled into the block. Some images had deep relief cuts, other parts in-between, and some were just drawings. I was surprised to see they also used grids and pounce patterns to transfer their artwork. You are carrying on a long line of art history DD.
David DuckettClever Egyptians! It's especially important when painting something realistic because as I paint with the canvas flat, it would be easy to get the perspective wrong.
CreosotewindI was also taught to either turn the drawing upside down or look at it in a mirror to get a fresh look and to notice any errors in perspective.

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David Duckett Model Airways Albatros D.VaBuild 26-Sep-16 18:45
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The laser cut basswood
David Duckett Model Airways Albatros D.VaBuild 26-Sep-16 18:44
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Cleaning he flash from the metal parts with metal files and an xacto
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It is not covered.
David Duckett Model Airways Albatros D.VaReference 26-Sep-16 14:58
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Not sure when I'll build this but it's something I've wanted for awhile. Google Model Airways Albatross D.Va for lots of photos .
BriandKilby Guillows Series 400 - P-40 WarhawkBuild 25-Sep-16 14:47
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