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Build Thread, Page :  1  [ 2 ]  3   4   5   6   7   8   9  (173 posts, 20 posts per page, 9 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
Don C, Image # 3814219 Mar 17 17:23

Thanks guys. Huey, the prop is 6.5 inches- which should make it 8' 9" on the real thing.
Don C, Image # 3814119 Mar 17 17:18

Don C, Image # 3814019 Mar 17 17:18

From May last year to March this year.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3813719 Mar 17 16:41
Very nice! Hay, what's the diameter of that prop?
rayl, Comment for image # 3813719 Mar 17 16:19
Very fine Don. The Glass turned out just fine IMHO.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3813719 Mar 17 11:43
Don - I meant to say, it looks very powerful with that big detailed Wasp "peeking out" - looking forward to more pics
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3813719 Mar 17 11:29
It looks very powerful - nice colors
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3813619 Mar 17 11:27
The upper air foil is quite the affair. One can see why the windscreen was so important. So much for a hair Style!
Don C, Image # 3813719 Mar 17 11:11

Lots of wires. Finally sunny, so may get some good outside pictures.
Don C, Image # 3813619 Mar 17 11:07

Then a coat of black paint and it almost looks like it should.
Don C, Image # 3812718 Mar 17 18:34

Used a toothpick to apply 2 or 3 layers of "560" to edges. I think the phrase is, "tah daaah" Finally.
Don C, Image # 3812618 Mar 17 18:31

Top sliding part of canopy glued in place.
Don C, Image # 3812518 Mar 17 18:28

.007 plastic arrived a while ago. Redid the 2 slides from wing, tacked it in place per DD's CA on a pin point. Lots of tacking, but it worked.
Don C, Comment for image # 3802601 Mar 17 10:19
Thanks,Brian. And yes, it's heavy. Probably will have the glide ratio of a coconut. It's some sort of pine,Ray. The density changes a bit from piece to piece.The wings and rudder are about the same, but the horizontal stab. and the fuselage are a bit harder. I'm pretty sure that the fuselage is from a different kit and had been worked on. It looks like it may have been painted and cleaned ad do the turrets. The rest seems pristine. Also the nacelle fit to the wings was pretty poor for a Strombecker kit.
rayl, Comment for image # 3802627 Feb 17 19:09
Looks like Yellow Pine!!!
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3802627 Feb 17 09:39
big bird! excellent! is it heavy?
Don C, Comment for image # 3802626 Feb 17 23:33
Good eye! 23.5". It will be AAF 1944-5. Not sure beyond that.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3802626 Feb 17 22:44
That looks great - looks like a big two foot wingspan - how will you finish it?
ElbertC, Comment for image # 3802626 Feb 17 21:48
Looking good!
Creosotewind, Comment for image # 3800221 Feb 17 08:52
Strombecker really made things much easier for the builder. The parts were pre-shaped and, with just a bit of work, could be made into a really nice model. I have some old wood kits that are basically blocks of wood with instructions that say, "carve away everything that doesn't look like the airplane you are trying to make."
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