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    ladder4boy got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 1:32 scale 16" gun turret   
    Looking forward to this one!! I wanted to do this with one of the main batteries off the North Carolina.. building the mount and doing a cutaway the 3 decks down to the powder magazine loader, etc! If the North Carolina class is the same as the Missouri (main gun dimensions, etc..) or close, i've got some plans of the NC's 16" guns and a section through the turret all the way down 3 decks.. plus pictures i took inside the gun and down below. If you think it'd be useful, i'll copy them and send them to ya. Hell, i may even try to build mine with ya.. that way i'd have someone to steal.. uhm.. i mean, TRADE ideas with! I've got some teak here at the house.. i could plane it down to about 1/16" thick by 1/8" thick (or whatever it scales out to) for ya.. just a thought!
     
    Clearing my plate for September..
     
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 1:72 U-boat bunker   
    Kevin.. that's how it ALWAYS works! besides, doing it your way will probably be cheaper and more rewarding! or, at least you can tell yourself that! Very interested to see how this comes out. Been wanting to buy one of those 72nd scale u-boats for a long time and do a cut away with all the CMK upgrade stuff.. Man.. so many ideas, so little time!
     
    Are you going to do the sub partially submerged? If so, what's your plan for replicating the water?
     
    Cheers!
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from geedubelyer in Bucking the trend,......not a WNW build   
    Guy.. glad to see you back at it! I've got my Tomcat sitting in it's box in the corner staring at me, and i've sworn i won't start on it till Chris gets his intakes done. Glad to see you taking on this build.. the eagle is on my short list of "want to do's".. and your builds are always inspiring! I'd love to see you do a cockpit mini-review.. especially on the FIT! i'm at the point that i've all but given up on most resin cockpits and wheel wells as the amount of work needed to get the danged thing in the hole and then repair the damage done to the kit isn't worth it.. they sure do look good tho
     
    Love how the ripple effect came out as well.. nice and subtle.
     
    cheers!
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Artful69 in 1/24 X-Wing Fighter   
    this oughta be fun to watch!
     
    If you get a chance, throw something in there for a scale reference... i wanna see how big this bad boy is!
     
    Cheers,
     
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Girlscanplay2 in 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 Martini   
    i always loved this kit! when i was a youngin' at the ripe age of 15, i saw it at my LHS for the sum of 60 bucks. I worked 2 months mowing lawns to buy that sucker, and when i finally got the money, I went to the shop to get it and it was gone! So i bought the 72nd scale B-52 instead.. then a month later, at my best friends birthday party, imagine my surprise when he opened his big present from his mom and it was MY kit!! hated him for 2 weeks over that! we eventually got over it and made up by taking pot-shots at the completed B-52 with the BB guns from 60 yds out. The one thing i remember was that the wheels melted on to the rims on the car after about a year tho.. looked like a blob of black glue. Saw that they re- released it a year ago and it's now about $120.. but seeing this build makes me wanna go out and buy it again.. BAD!! funny how some kits bring back the memories, huh?
     
    Awesome job on the build BTW! beautiful paint and decal work there!
     
    Cheers!
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 935 Martini   
    i always loved this kit! when i was a youngin' at the ripe age of 15, i saw it at my LHS for the sum of 60 bucks. I worked 2 months mowing lawns to buy that sucker, and when i finally got the money, I went to the shop to get it and it was gone! So i bought the 72nd scale B-52 instead.. then a month later, at my best friends birthday party, imagine my surprise when he opened his big present from his mom and it was MY kit!! hated him for 2 weeks over that! we eventually got over it and made up by taking pot-shots at the completed B-52 with the BB guns from 60 yds out. The one thing i remember was that the wheels melted on to the rims on the car after about a year tho.. looked like a blob of black glue. Saw that they re- released it a year ago and it's now about $120.. but seeing this build makes me wanna go out and buy it again.. BAD!! funny how some kits bring back the memories, huh?
     
    Awesome job on the build BTW! beautiful paint and decal work there!
     
    Cheers!
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from geedubelyer in Tamiya F-14A Tomcat, VF-211, No update, just responding to q's   
    GW! glad to see you back working on this! if it turns out half as well as your su-27 it will be a jaw dropper! I've been riding the fence as to whether or not to build an f-14.. i may wait till you finish this so i can use it as a build manual can't wait to see more!
     
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from geedubelyer in Tamiya F-14A Tomcat, VF-211, No update, just responding to q's   
    . That pretty much explains the way your updates make me feel Guy.. pretty much in that order. the ROFL is the closest i could get to a "delirious" emoticom BTW. Again.. OUTSTANDING job thus far!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next on this baby. You still hand-painting these things or did you finally break down and buy an airbrush? cuz if you're still brush painting i need to throw another whole line of emoticoms in there! serious slick work there. Are you using the Daco book on this one?
     
    Cheers buddy, and keep up the good work!
     
    now i'm motivated to go work on something in the stash..
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from MARU5137 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Bill_S in Another Felixstowe F.2a Late - 1/20 Throttle Cables   
    Bill,
    Outstanding start! The wood effect looks brilliant! Will be following along buddy!
     
    Cheers,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Rick Griewski in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from xmh53wrench in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Vandy 1 VX 4 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from leoasman in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Out2gtcha in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Iain in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    update time..
     
    Good news and bad news..
     
    Good news first.  Fit of the parts is extraordinary..  All parts on the interior are just press fit together.. no glue used and the hull (fuselage?) is taped together.  Just the major big parts installed here to see if there would be any major issues..  Happily, none to report!
     

     

     

     
    Was laying everything out to see what needed to be painted on the interior and what could be left alone... and what injector pin marks needed to be filled.  Now for the bad news..
     
    This is what is seen when the lid is put on...
     

     

     

     

     
    may be hard to see because nothing is painted, but virtually all the interior detail is out of sight including the instrument board when it's all buttoned up.
     
    One possible solution would be to leave the front two fuselage top panels loose so they can be removed..
     

     
    but the panel over the rear gunners position and engineers compartment will have to be fixed as there are rigging lines running through them and struts affixed to the center position.  might be cool to do something like build the upper framing out of strip styrene and allow those panels to be removeable, but that's some serious scratch building.  If you take a pen-light and look real close like through the gunners position you can see some of it, but if you're gonna close it up tight I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time trying to get your interior wood grain perfect and your post shading just so..  I probably will anyhow, but I suffer from an affliction and can't help myself.  As far as all the interior rigging that seems to be scaring the crap out of everybody, 90% of it will not be seen if you close it up tight... so don't let it scare ya off too bad.
     
    Wish i'd stuck all this stuff together before I spent 3 hours delicately denting the fuel drums and adding archer rivets to them.. they're practically invisible in there.
     
    Okay, time to tear it all down and start putting some paint on stuff. 
     
    Cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Uncarina in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    sprue reduction complete.. 
     

     
    Tom.. I used a combination of tools for removal.. if the attachment points look tricky, i'll clip the sprue off about an inch away with sprue cutters and then clip it off close with a set of tiny scissors I got for cutting PE.. works pretty good.  a lot of the points at the wing got cut with a razor saw, and a lot of the fiddly piping for the engine and interior got cut off the sprue with the razor saw as well.  still managed to break a few parts.. the bomb holder part A11 and the engine water pipes D55, but managed to get them glued back together fairly well.  The engine parts are still on the sprue in the box.. I'll clip those and clean them up while i'm waiting on the oil paint to dry on the wood parts.
     
    Heres a pic of the wings and fuselage next to a yardstick..
     

    measures about 35" without the ailerons... those should add about another inch to the overall wingspan.
     
    took about 4 hours to get everything clipped off.. spent about another hour so far cleaning up the parts for step 1.  I'm anal retentive about cleanup so you guys can probably get it done a lot faster.  hoping to get all my wooden parts cleaned up up today and tomorrow, then base painted on Monday and start the wood graining process.  I'll build the engines while all that's drying.
     
    Tony and Cees.. the Lanc is my next big want.. Have been holding out on the B-25 and B-17.. but will probably pull the trigger on that one when it becomes available.  Hopefully, i'll have this beast done by then!
     
    All in all, I've actually been surprised by the number of parts on this kit.. There's a lot of them, but for some reason I was expecting more..  Test fitting has been excellent as expected, and I've been able to develop a bit of a game plan for construction.  I'll 'splain the plan after I've tried it out and made sure it works.  Should have something tangible to show by the end of the next week hopefully.
     
    as far as aftermarket goes for this thing, the only thing i'm planning on using is the Gaspatch turnbuckles and 1mm tubing from Bob's buckles.. will probably use 2lb fishing line for most of the rigging.. maybe some ez line.. we shall see.
     
    cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Vandy 1 VX 4 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Happy New Years everybody!  This was waiting for me on the doorstep when I got home yesterday, so I could think of no better way to start off the new year than with a new project.  I haven't been on here or even touched a model for over a year due to work issues and some health problems, but since the holidays everything has slowed down and healed up enough to give it a go again. 
     
    Will be building N. 4545..
     
    Obligatory box art with Gotha box for comparison..
     

     
    and a bunch of little bundles of joy...

     
    Lots of clean up and sprue removal to get started.. plan is it get all the parts that have to be painted wood done first so they can get the oil paint treatment and start drying, then work on all the sub-assemblies.  Progress pics to follow as soon as I have some.
     
    Hope everyone's new year starts off as good as mine has!
     
    cheers all,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    sprue reduction complete.. 
     

     
    Tom.. I used a combination of tools for removal.. if the attachment points look tricky, i'll clip the sprue off about an inch away with sprue cutters and then clip it off close with a set of tiny scissors I got for cutting PE.. works pretty good.  a lot of the points at the wing got cut with a razor saw, and a lot of the fiddly piping for the engine and interior got cut off the sprue with the razor saw as well.  still managed to break a few parts.. the bomb holder part A11 and the engine water pipes D55, but managed to get them glued back together fairly well.  The engine parts are still on the sprue in the box.. I'll clip those and clean them up while i'm waiting on the oil paint to dry on the wood parts.
     
    Heres a pic of the wings and fuselage next to a yardstick..
     

    measures about 35" without the ailerons... those should add about another inch to the overall wingspan.
     
    took about 4 hours to get everything clipped off.. spent about another hour so far cleaning up the parts for step 1.  I'm anal retentive about cleanup so you guys can probably get it done a lot faster.  hoping to get all my wooden parts cleaned up up today and tomorrow, then base painted on Monday and start the wood graining process.  I'll build the engines while all that's drying.
     
    Tony and Cees.. the Lanc is my next big want.. Have been holding out on the B-25 and B-17.. but will probably pull the trigger on that one when it becomes available.  Hopefully, i'll have this beast done by then!
     
    All in all, I've actually been surprised by the number of parts on this kit.. There's a lot of them, but for some reason I was expecting more..  Test fitting has been excellent as expected, and I've been able to develop a bit of a game plan for construction.  I'll 'splain the plan after I've tried it out and made sure it works.  Should have something tangible to show by the end of the next week hopefully.
     
    as far as aftermarket goes for this thing, the only thing i'm planning on using is the Gaspatch turnbuckles and 1mm tubing from Bob's buckles.. will probably use 2lb fishing line for most of the rigging.. maybe some ez line.. we shall see.
     
    cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from MARU5137 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    sprue reduction complete.. 
     

     
    Tom.. I used a combination of tools for removal.. if the attachment points look tricky, i'll clip the sprue off about an inch away with sprue cutters and then clip it off close with a set of tiny scissors I got for cutting PE.. works pretty good.  a lot of the points at the wing got cut with a razor saw, and a lot of the fiddly piping for the engine and interior got cut off the sprue with the razor saw as well.  still managed to break a few parts.. the bomb holder part A11 and the engine water pipes D55, but managed to get them glued back together fairly well.  The engine parts are still on the sprue in the box.. I'll clip those and clean them up while i'm waiting on the oil paint to dry on the wood parts.
     
    Heres a pic of the wings and fuselage next to a yardstick..
     

    measures about 35" without the ailerons... those should add about another inch to the overall wingspan.
     
    took about 4 hours to get everything clipped off.. spent about another hour so far cleaning up the parts for step 1.  I'm anal retentive about cleanup so you guys can probably get it done a lot faster.  hoping to get all my wooden parts cleaned up up today and tomorrow, then base painted on Monday and start the wood graining process.  I'll build the engines while all that's drying.
     
    Tony and Cees.. the Lanc is my next big want.. Have been holding out on the B-25 and B-17.. but will probably pull the trigger on that one when it becomes available.  Hopefully, i'll have this beast done by then!
     
    All in all, I've actually been surprised by the number of parts on this kit.. There's a lot of them, but for some reason I was expecting more..  Test fitting has been excellent as expected, and I've been able to develop a bit of a game plan for construction.  I'll 'splain the plan after I've tried it out and made sure it works.  Should have something tangible to show by the end of the next week hopefully.
     
    as far as aftermarket goes for this thing, the only thing i'm planning on using is the Gaspatch turnbuckles and 1mm tubing from Bob's buckles.. will probably use 2lb fishing line for most of the rigging.. maybe some ez line.. we shall see.
     
    cheers guys,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from MARU5137 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Tom.. glad someone is interested!
     
    Ray.. the rigging on this thing doesn't really scare me that bad.. there's a lot more room on these big models to move my fat fingers and tweezers around than some of the smaller planes.
     
    I did order the Windsock Datafile on the Felixstowe as they're re-printing it, but as of right now its status is "delivery upon printing"..It'll probably show up after I get the fuselage closed up and have a dozen or so beautiful pictures showing me everything I did wrong on the interior after it's too late to change it.  I'm hoping it has some helpful pictures of the rigging in it tho.  I did find this web page
    http://www.seawings.co.uk/F2Amangal.htm
     
    that has some very informative pictures of the rigging and some of the technical data in it.
     
    first update.. 
     
    due to some issues with my neck, I've had problems with numbness and loss of dexterity in my fingers.. so I've had issues with breaking small parts off sprues while handling them in the past.  The way I've been avoiding this is by removing all the parts from the sprues and bagging them by instructional steps before I start glueing anything up.  I've done this on the last couple of WNW kits I've worked on and it's worked out extremely well for me.  The first thing I've noticed about this kit is the extreme number of sprue attachment points on some of the more spindly, tiny, can't wait to break in half parts!.. I understand the need for them and the purpose of them, and i'm super happy with the level of detail allowed by this technique.. it's just super scary when you see all the tiny removal points that need to be cleaned up!
     

     
    trying to get all my wood parts cleaned up and organized so I can get them base coated tomorrow afternoon, but it may take me a good couple of days just to get them cleaned up!  I'll be sure to show you guys all the mistakes I make so you'll see my pitfalls at the least.
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from MARU5137 in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Happy New Years everybody!  This was waiting for me on the doorstep when I got home yesterday, so I could think of no better way to start off the new year than with a new project.  I haven't been on here or even touched a model for over a year due to work issues and some health problems, but since the holidays everything has slowed down and healed up enough to give it a go again. 
     
    Will be building N. 4545..
     
    Obligatory box art with Gotha box for comparison..
     

     
    and a bunch of little bundles of joy...

     
    Lots of clean up and sprue removal to get started.. plan is it get all the parts that have to be painted wood done first so they can get the oil paint treatment and start drying, then work on all the sub-assemblies.  Progress pics to follow as soon as I have some.
     
    Hope everyone's new year starts off as good as mine has!
     
    cheers all,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Tomek in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Happy New Years everybody!  This was waiting for me on the doorstep when I got home yesterday, so I could think of no better way to start off the new year than with a new project.  I haven't been on here or even touched a model for over a year due to work issues and some health problems, but since the holidays everything has slowed down and healed up enough to give it a go again. 
     
    Will be building N. 4545..
     
    Obligatory box art with Gotha box for comparison..
     

     
    and a bunch of little bundles of joy...

     
    Lots of clean up and sprue removal to get started.. plan is it get all the parts that have to be painted wood done first so they can get the oil paint treatment and start drying, then work on all the sub-assemblies.  Progress pics to follow as soon as I have some.
     
    Hope everyone's new year starts off as good as mine has!
     
    cheers all,
    Jerry
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from xmh53wrench in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Tom.. glad someone is interested!
     
    Ray.. the rigging on this thing doesn't really scare me that bad.. there's a lot more room on these big models to move my fat fingers and tweezers around than some of the smaller planes.
     
    I did order the Windsock Datafile on the Felixstowe as they're re-printing it, but as of right now its status is "delivery upon printing"..It'll probably show up after I get the fuselage closed up and have a dozen or so beautiful pictures showing me everything I did wrong on the interior after it's too late to change it.  I'm hoping it has some helpful pictures of the rigging in it tho.  I did find this web page
    http://www.seawings.co.uk/F2Amangal.htm
     
    that has some very informative pictures of the rigging and some of the technical data in it.
     
    first update.. 
     
    due to some issues with my neck, I've had problems with numbness and loss of dexterity in my fingers.. so I've had issues with breaking small parts off sprues while handling them in the past.  The way I've been avoiding this is by removing all the parts from the sprues and bagging them by instructional steps before I start glueing anything up.  I've done this on the last couple of WNW kits I've worked on and it's worked out extremely well for me.  The first thing I've noticed about this kit is the extreme number of sprue attachment points on some of the more spindly, tiny, can't wait to break in half parts!.. I understand the need for them and the purpose of them, and i'm super happy with the level of detail allowed by this technique.. it's just super scary when you see all the tiny removal points that need to be cleaned up!
     

     
    trying to get all my wood parts cleaned up and organized so I can get them base coated tomorrow afternoon, but it may take me a good couple of days just to get them cleaned up!  I'll be sure to show you guys all the mistakes I make so you'll see my pitfalls at the least.
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    ladder4boy got a reaction from Bill_S in WNW Felixstowe F.2A (late)   
    Tom.. glad someone is interested!
     
    Ray.. the rigging on this thing doesn't really scare me that bad.. there's a lot more room on these big models to move my fat fingers and tweezers around than some of the smaller planes.
     
    I did order the Windsock Datafile on the Felixstowe as they're re-printing it, but as of right now its status is "delivery upon printing"..It'll probably show up after I get the fuselage closed up and have a dozen or so beautiful pictures showing me everything I did wrong on the interior after it's too late to change it.  I'm hoping it has some helpful pictures of the rigging in it tho.  I did find this web page
    http://www.seawings.co.uk/F2Amangal.htm
     
    that has some very informative pictures of the rigging and some of the technical data in it.
     
    first update.. 
     
    due to some issues with my neck, I've had problems with numbness and loss of dexterity in my fingers.. so I've had issues with breaking small parts off sprues while handling them in the past.  The way I've been avoiding this is by removing all the parts from the sprues and bagging them by instructional steps before I start glueing anything up.  I've done this on the last couple of WNW kits I've worked on and it's worked out extremely well for me.  The first thing I've noticed about this kit is the extreme number of sprue attachment points on some of the more spindly, tiny, can't wait to break in half parts!.. I understand the need for them and the purpose of them, and i'm super happy with the level of detail allowed by this technique.. it's just super scary when you see all the tiny removal points that need to be cleaned up!
     

     
    trying to get all my wood parts cleaned up and organized so I can get them base coated tomorrow afternoon, but it may take me a good couple of days just to get them cleaned up!  I'll be sure to show you guys all the mistakes I make so you'll see my pitfalls at the least.
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