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Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ]  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   >>  (1138 posts, 20 posts per page, 57 pages in total) [ Next > ]
julinick, Comment for image # 3706329 Oct 16 09:51
Thanks for sharing David. A very beautiful display of History.
David Duckett, Image # 3706328 Oct 16 23:40

The model displayed at the ceremony
David Duckett, Comment for image # 3409928 Oct 16 05:16
Minnesota
mlriley540, Comment for image # 3409928 Oct 16 00:05
Where do such men come from?
David Duckett, Comment for image # 3705327 Oct 16 19:34
The model and painting previously mentioned
David Duckett, Image # 3705327 Oct 16 19:33

David Duckett, Comment for image # 3410027 Oct 16 11:08
http://www.fox9.com/news/210554764-video According to the family, the model and painting were well received.
julinick, Comment for image # 2917029 May 16 11:53
This is a beautiful kit indeed!! I was very fortunate to receive mine from David :). I'm starting to think that individuals that are buying these kits are just turning around and re-selling them to make a big profit. I can remember them selling for as low as $230 a few years back, but to each is own I guess. I would hate to see what they go for in the next few years and how long it would take to reach $400.
poppy, Comment for image # 2917029 May 16 09:27
B-29 kits are getting rare indeed!! Always enjoy seeing this beauty!!!
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2917029 May 16 06:11
Yesterday on Ebay this kit sold for $320.00.
julinick, Comment for image # 2648521 Sep 15 11:49
Thanks David, I stand corrected!! :)
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2648521 Sep 15 11:42
Dale is the builder, not his father:-)
julinick, Comment for image # 2648521 Sep 15 11:06
Looking back at all the threads on the B-29, this was a big issue with the plastic cowlings. Dale1416 father's B-29 was beautifully done and you can see minor flaws in his cowlings. Like David mentioned, you have to work with what you have and hopefully, and in Dale's father's case, turned out exceptionally well.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2648520 Sep 15 15:51
Et voila! All the big Guillows kits use the same construction technique so these modifications will apply to them, as well. It's not easy but it can be done. I have found several problems over the years with plastic pieces in these kits being mal-formed and for kits still in production Guillows will replace them free. Of course, with this kit you will have to deal with what's in the box and there has been marked differences in the plastic in the three I've built. Sometimes the plastic is milky and resembles latex and sometimes it's white. In all cases it's fairly thick. I have pointed out the flaws in this kit several times for potential builders but when finished it is a very impressive model. Its faults have certainly not kept its price down. The last five sold on Ebay averaged $225.00.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2647620 Sep 15 15:36
The first coat of paint will instantly tell you if it's right.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2645120 Sep 15 15:35
Micro-Fill is no longer available but the fillers I normally use will do the job just as well.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2638920 Sep 15 15:33
We tend to be lemmings sometimes and expect that all up front is fine or that plans and pieces match. This was my feeling the first time I built this kit and the second time I got it better. For this third build I used the "measure first" idea and made sure the fit was correct before proceeding. The top plastic nacelle piece barely touches any of the structure underneath and has been trimmed to match the center where the other plastic piece meets.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 2638620 Sep 15 15:24
The problem is that in all the large multi-engine kits from Guillows this structure underneath the plastic pieces is simply too large, and mostly unnecessary. I practically destroyed most of the top to get the correct fit. Even at that there is still the gap to deal with. Someone once said that Guillows plastic is what it is, meaning the pieces do not always fit, but there's little chance that they will ever be changed so the builder should consider that before starting the build. Pissing and moaning about is wasted bandwidth as is the persistent calling of die cut die crunched. Solving a construction problem is far more rewarding than constantly berating it.
David Duckett, Comment for image # 3443026 Jul 15 17:10
I don't mind at all letting it sit. I got it at a very good price and it should be quite comfortable hanging with the other "hard to find" kits I've stashed away.
moostang51, Comment for image # 3443026 Jul 15 13:46
David, if I was still building, I would have snatched this up at first glance. But, with the amount of unopened kits I still have and plan to build someday; I would have been classified as a collector. LOL
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