Jump to content


Photo

Felixstowe N4465


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 tjtx

tjtx

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:09 AM

How do you eat an elephant....

I took my first bite tonight and started setting up my most ambitious build ever. The stunningly beautiful Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F.2a.
20171010_201447-L.jpg

I was inspired singularly by Ernie's fantastic Felixstowe to build my own. Seeing his in person on multiple occasions made me realize I had to have one myself. I've deliberated and decided on the gorgeous scheme E:
20171014_195811-L.jpg

I'm starting this thread now as I begin work on the beast this week. However, I don't plan on finishing my Felix soon. I'm allocating a year and a half, with an eye towards 2019 Nationals. Aftermarket items haven't been finalized as of yet. The plan currently is Bob's Buckles for the rigging, Aviattic decals for the wings, and probably Aviattic wood grain for the fuselage side sections. If not then it'll be HGW wood or Uschi depending on who has the right wood tone. I'm really planning on leaning on the Wingnut mafia here for guidance and suggestions to make this a build to be proud of!

Edited by tjtx, 15 October 2017 - 01:33 AM.

  • harvey, Uncarina, sandokan and 5 others like this

#2 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,176 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:31 AM

Looking forward to it buddy ! I'll tag along....Harv
  • tjtx likes this

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


#3 ZachP319

ZachP319

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 264 posts

Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:49 AM

Oh man very nice!!!

I will follow along for sure. Nice scheme too. Love the wood grain.

Zach
  • harvey and tjtx like this

#4 1to1scale

1to1scale

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 413 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Irving TX

Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:52 AM

Hey Tony, I just ordered a couple sheets of the Aviattic and the HGW wood sheets to do some testing myself. I have been wanting to do a wooden exterior on my Albatros. I wanted to see which one is the most realistic. I'll send you a couple pieces of them to do some testing yourself.

But holy cow! You are going to need several sheets for this thing. I was also blown away by the size of Ernie's Felixstowe. You are going to need a new desk to park your work-in-progress on.
  • harvey, bstachel and tjtx like this

#5 tjtx

tjtx

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:18 AM

Thanks Mark! I'll only be using the decals on the forward fuselage where the lighter wood is. I'll be using oils for the darker sections.
  • harvey likes this

#6 DonH

DonH

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:16 AM

:popcorn:


  • harvey and tjtx like this

Done and Dusty

Tamiya Spitfire IXc

http://forum.largesc...wtopic=42491=


#7 Martinnfb

Martinnfb

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,802 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Лубянская пл., дом 2

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:16 AM

We all know that Ernie is lurking in the shadows :)


  • harvey and tjtx like this

In progress:   D-13 ; Ta-152V7 ; Mig-29 ; EMIL ; P-39 Аэрокобра ; Avia S-199 ; K-14 what if

Done:            F-8 F-8 Wurger Party ; D-9 ; D-15; Ta-152E ; P-40E 


#8 tjtx

tjtx

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:09 PM

And we're off..
20171015_140534-L.jpg

Just an early paint application to start some wood graining. I primarily took thus photo to show how big the sprues are. They are as big as my desk space! When I finally get to rigging, I may have to widen the old desk.
  • Martinnfb, harvey, Bobs Buckles and 1 other like this

#9 monthebiff

monthebiff

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,587 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nottingham, United Kingdom

Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:29 PM

Nice to see a late version being built, very interested in your progress.

 

Regards. Andy


  • Martinnfb, harvey and tjtx like this

#10 DonH

DonH

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore

Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

That's not sprue it's scaffolding!


  • Martinnfb, harvey and tjtx like this

Done and Dusty

Tamiya Spitfire IXc

http://forum.largesc...wtopic=42491=


#11 TimW

TimW

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,710 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alexandria, Virginia

Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

:popcorn:


  • Martinnfb, harvey and tjtx like this

#12 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 20,413 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

Great start! 


  • Martinnfb, harvey and tjtx like this

#13 tjtx

tjtx

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:04 PM

First bit of wood is down. It's hard to get photos without light reflecting off the paint. I'm happy with the color.
20171016_180044-L.jpg

Now I need to figure out how I'll get a lighter wood color.

Edited by tjtx, 16 October 2017 - 11:04 PM.

  • Martinnfb, harvey, sandokan and 2 others like this

#14 tjtx

tjtx

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

A little more wood:
20171020_153456-L.jpg

I've got wood down on approximately 14 pieces with about 500 to go...
  • Rick Griewski, Martinnfb, harvey and 5 others like this

#15 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,176 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

WOW, looks real.....Harv :popcorn:


  • Martinnfb and tjtx like this

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users