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Guillows Series 800 - Mosquito by BriandKilby
BriandKilbyclose up of nacelle.
David DuckettLooking good, Brian. The landing gear is a bitch!
BriandKilbythanks david, it was a bit tricky.
Don CLooking good ,Brian. Playing around down on the southern end of the Bay for a few days. Humid!
BriandKilbythanks don, I knew something was up when we haven't heard from you. have fun!

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Guillows Series 2000 - P-38 Lightning by Dale1416
Dale1416Guillow’s P-38 Lightning
Dale1416Have not been able to get the system to add this P-38 to my hanger.
Dale1416Checked out my hanger today, and the picture of the P-38 has now been added.
heywoooodthat is just beautiful ! terrific craftsmanship man
Dale1416Appreciate your comment Kevin. Built the P-38 three years ago, but now at age 82, I have had to give up model building for health reasons. I enjoy the posts on VA, and thank you for your contributions during 2017. Your workmanship and attention to detail is amazing
scigs30Dale, Sorry to hear that you are no longer building, this build came out nice. I am impressed with the black that was brush painted with Testors enamels. Came out smooth with no brush marks. Do you thin the paint first? What brush do you use? Also the smaller P-38 in one of the pictures, is that a plastic model? Was it brushed painted also or sprayed?
poppySo sorry you've had to give up model building. Yours were awesome. Age does have its disadvatages.

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Easy Built FF-62 Fleet Canuck by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMAN2017 FAC WORLD WAR ONE "MASS LAUNCH" - Free Flight rubber band powered. This wild 59 second video shows a mid air collision with both planes recovering - click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVb2MNCHWfo
bsadonkillNice video , What happened with the S.I.G biplane you were building .
LASTWOODSMANHi Don - Just got the tail section done and almost got the wings done - then I needed a diversion - got hooked on the "Canuck" float plane - I spent most of my time this summer flying and smashing up and repairing free flight rubber models ...
bsadonkillWell it's looking good so far. I might try one someday.
LASTWOODSMANDon - my inspiration for trying to build a rubber powered float plane was this 36 second video of John Cooper flying his Howard Littman designed 24" Guillow BEAVER floatplane which flies perfectly and actually lands perfectly smoothly on the gym floor with floats ... https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=JOHN+COOPER+GUILLOW+BEAVER+FLIGHT&&view=detail&mid=69CA2D956F037C00EFD669CA2D956F037C00EFD6&FORM=VRDGAR
bsadonkillGreat looking model , i have not looked at the beaver , its one of the new lazer cut kits.
LASTWOODSMANGuillow's did not put the two laser cut balsa parts sheets, (one for each float), into the kit. You have to buy them separately, $3.50 each. None of the suppliers I have talked to carry the balsa float sheets, so I guess I have to order them directly from Guillow's, along with the kit then ... Don - how was your flying this summer ? - My best was a 57 second flight with the 22" SIG "Cabinaire" and a 51 second flight with the 18" DUMAS "Air Camper". That's it !! LOL
bsadonkillWell i got 2 500 series Guillows kits to fly out about 50 yards. That would be somewere around 10 seconds.

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Guillows Series 800 - Mosquito by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMANA few shots for Brian - "MOSQUITO" restoration at the Historic Hangar in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Left Merllin engine.
BriandKilbythanks for the restoration pictures lwoodsman, it must have slipped through. now if I can only fit one of those engines in my model.

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BriandKilby Guillows Series 800 - MosquitoBuild 22-Sep-17 08:27
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close up of nacelle.
BriandKilby Guillows Series 800 - MosquitoBuild 22-Sep-17 08:26
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wings and nacelle.
LASTWOODSMAN Easy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked 21-Sep-17 21:15
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Two floats weigh 3 grams total.
LASTWOODSMAN Easy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked 21-Sep-17 21:14
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Good underside view showing the "steps" of the floats.
LASTWOODSMAN Easy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked 21-Sep-17 21:12
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Bottom view of the floats' underside. I think I will use this same Jig setup for installing the fuselage formers.
LASTWOODSMAN Easy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked 21-Sep-17 21:10
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Top view straight down the Keel center. It looks pretty straight. No need for a Chiquita banana sticker ...
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