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kkarlsen last won the day on December 8 2018

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  1. Thank you William, appreciate it. Thanks, a lot of work involved for sure! Cheers: Kent
  2. Thank you very much, appreciate the commendation Guy! Regards: Kent
  3. kkarlsen

    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    Layout of the main petrol tanks of the F-5-L. There are a lot of questions regarding the layout of the petrol tanks of the Aeromarine, but the shape of the main tanks, seems not to be one of them Kent
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    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    Thank you Andy. Got the AIR Modeller issue 82 in the mail today, they've done a great job on the article at Meng AIR Modeller. AIR Modeller article...
  5. Build article on the Catalina in the latest issue of AIR Modeller No. 82: Cheers: Kent
  6. kkarlsen

    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    I succeeded in finding something else to work on, postponing the inevitable... The petrol tanks of the F-5-L are not round like the ones one the F.2a, I guess the extra foot of distance between the spars was used to increase the size of the tanks. The horizontal tank... To get the right shape of the tanks, a 'core' was made from sheet styrene. The outer skin is made from thick aluminium sheeting. The new tanks ready to be installed, with some subtle 'denting' of the tanks... A larger wooden 'bridge' was also scratched. Now I have to become a little creative. I have to figure out how to arrange the fuel piping on the Aeromarine, since the cockpit is sitting right on top of the tanks... Cheers: Kent
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    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    That is interesting Ray, maybe that is why I hate the glossy appearance. I have a similar idea with colors. I find most paints to be 'too much' when used straight out of the bottle. It may be the right color compared to the original, but used on models they become toy-like? Cheers: Kent
  8. Thank you Alan, better late than never right? Cheers: Kent
  9. kkarlsen

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    Words fail me.... Just mind blowing! Kent
  10. kkarlsen

    Hong Kong Models B-25J bomber 'Peggy Lou'

    Nice engines Thomas! I hollowed the landing gear with a drill and added a brass rod to reinforce them. This operation wasn't that difficult and there were never any issues afterwards. The landing gear became much more stable. The finished model becomes quite heavy with the necessary nose weight added. Happy modelling: Kent
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    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    Thank you Peter, appreciate it. And I haven't forgotten our 'deal'. I've been pursuing this 'theme' of 'civilized' Aeroplanes for a while now and this is the first 100% civilian project, of hopefully many more to come... Kent
  12. kkarlsen

    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    Well Flappers or not, next up are the dreaded wicker chairs and roller blinds.... Cheers: Kent
  13. kkarlsen

    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    "Scale gloss"? Please elaborate... Cheers: Kent
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    WnW Felixstowe

    Very nice work on the interior... Cheers: Kent
  15. kkarlsen

    Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)

    I think the mahogany panels were glossy? But I hate glossy, I'm really not sure what to do... Cheers: Kent