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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."
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3800220 Feb 17 21:28
I built one with my father in 1948. The kit came with a packet of casein glue that you mixed with water as needed. All the windows were decals. Still, it looked great finished. He was an engineer at Wright Field (Dayton), at the time, and I saw them in the air every day.
Don C, Comment for image # 3800220 Feb 17 20:04
Can't say for sure. It first came out about 1946 and was marketed into the 60's.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3800220 Feb 17 16:15
That is a neat kit, Don - how old is it?
Don C, Comment for image # 3788618 Feb 17 11:56
Thanks for the help. Been fighting some sort of crud that has invaded the Valley for weeks. Very little shop time. However, in a foray to the big city for a Dr's visit, I discovered that a Hobby Lobby has appeared in the Big Box Store section of town. There, hidden among cute little signs, plastic flowers, paper and at least half of China's output I found some .015 plastic sheets. A couple of hours work provided me with more of the same. Found some .006 on Amazon. We'll see.
rayl, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 19:31
I hate it when that happens. I have to drive to Sioux Falls or Sioux City [at least 100 miles to either city] or to Omaha to find a Hobby Town.
Don C, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 18:31
Thanks everyone. Our local hobby shop closed up after Christmas. Closest one now is 90 miles away. Looks like on line shopping. Onward and upward!
rayl, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 17:09
Don: Your local Hobby Lobby should have some K&S vinyl sheeting in thicknesses from 0.005" up to 0.030". It looks like you are the right track trying to form the clear over a form. The vinyl sheeting is much more forgiving than clear styrene or Vivak when wrapped around a form and heated with a heat gun or hair drier. Just take it easy on the heat: When the edge of the vinyl curls you are just past "there". BTW: I have used short pieces of PVC pipe to get the right curve. No easy answers I'm afraid.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3788731 Jan 17 15:53
Sig and Brodak both have 0.008"
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