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texasjohn
26 Jun 07,, 06:24
What did I talk myself into? Here is where I am now...

Parihaka
26 Jun 07,, 06:42
Cool. I did a Spitfire a while ago and got as far as doping the skin before my wee girl got to it and tore the tail off. It now hangs from her ceiling sans tail but she likes it because the light shines through the unpainted paper and she can see the structure.

In truth it was a rough job, I've got another which I'll do better when I've got the time.

leib10
26 Jun 07,, 09:07
Cool! Let us know how it goes. The 109 is one of my favorite planes, do it justice! :biggrin:

texasjohn
26 Jun 07,, 20:08
Cool! Let us know how it goes. The 109 is one of my favorite planes, do it justice! :biggrin:

Will do Sir!!:)

leib10
27 Jun 07,, 06:15
Don't call me sir... it should be the other way around. :redface:

execrable
05 Jul 07,, 16:05
Cool, another scratch-build. Always good to have company. I hope your progress spurs me on despite all my paperwork. :frown:

dalem
05 Jul 07,, 22:31
Wow. Nice work!

-dale

texasjohn
18 Jul 07,, 05:01
So here is how far I got, what with work and "honey do" chores around the house...slow ( excuses, excuses)

I am trying to build a cockpit for this thing. Any ideas? The base is 3 X 4.3cm and the height along the back is 3.3cm.

yikes, this is an intense project!

Nothing a few brews can't conquer!!:)

Parihaka
20 Nov 07,, 22:50
Hey Texas, where's the updated photos? How are you going with the cockpit?

texasjohn
21 Nov 07,, 03:48
Hey Texas, where's the updated photos? How are you going with the cockpit?

I...er.. that's the same question my neighbors have been asking.:redface:

I spent a ton of time looking for a 3 blade propeller and have not had much luck. I am planning on soon starting the papering and "doping" so I can try out the new airbrush I just got.

I think I found the cockpit solution from another scale modelling forum ( war birds).

It has been slow going, but dang! I have to get it right the first time.this is a time consuming project I need to finish so I can start on my B-36 Peacemaker..:)

texasjohn
02 Jan 08,, 03:18
As part of my many New Year's resolutions, I am finally going to get off my butt on this project.

here is the "mostly papered" fuselage, rudder and stabilizer. I left myself a "cheat hole" as I work on the cockpit.

As you can see, my trusty trooper is about to haul it off to it's next stage in the assembly line.:)

The wings happen next.

Debbie
03 Jan 08,, 16:14
I like your helper, does it come to life after the lights are out and does work on your model?

texasjohn
03 Jan 08,, 20:25
I like your helper, does it come to life after the lights are out and does work on your model?

Well, of course! he did all the papering while I was asleep!!:))

omon
03 Jan 08,, 23:07
that looks awefully familliar, i had the same kit, i build entire skeleton, but didn,t close my door one day, and my dog destroed it, boy was i pissed, mine was rubber powered, the rubber that came with it wasn,t too strong thou, i remember when i build rubber powered planes when i was a kid, i used much more rubber strings. had to soak them in castor oil, before installing, still hate that smell.

Nord
06 Jan 08,, 16:31
Fantastic! You are the true modeler... :eek:

texasjohn
10 May 08,, 00:14
After 5 months.... OK so I had to re-build the entire wing, cuz my daughter's puppy stepped on it an shattered it. Grrrr!

Scratch build is taking on a new meaning now. Anyway I got the wing formed the dyhedrals added and it is ready to be papered. I know Pari gave up on me!!!:biggrin:

Parihaka
10 May 08,, 04:46
I know Pari gave up on me!!!:biggrin:

Hey I've got a Spitfire still sitting in the box after two years:rolleyes: so keep up the good work matey:)

texasjohn
07 Oct 08,, 20:06
So then, after about a whole darn year of screwing off, procrastination, re-building the fuselage after my daughter's "such a cutie" Australian shephard chewed it up, then for good measure stepped on the wing also:mad: I finally got it doped and primered. Ignore for now the wrinkles...they should disappear..

After this I am going back to precision plastic kits - at least they come with parts!! I still have to make the exhaust, landing gear, antennae and cut the prop down to the shape and size the model calls for....

Parihaka
07 Oct 08,, 22:55
So then, after about a whole darn year of screwing off, procrastination,

Hey, I haven't even started my Spitfire yet.:rolleyes: Good work matey, stick with it.

texasjohn
08 Oct 08,, 00:54
Oooh! we can have a slow procrastinated drawn out bf-109 vs Spitfire build off!!!! :))

Now I have to figure out how to shape the prop to the cut out "paddle" I laid across the prop. Hot knife they say - hah, I say, easy for you to say!!:)):))