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About whiskytngofxtrt

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  • Birthday 08/15/1966

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    Palmdale, CA
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    Aviation, history, hiking, camping, swimming, and gardening.

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  1. Simply amazing work, Tony. Inspirational! I'm so glad this popped to the top of the feed this evening...
  2. Impressive work! Looking forward to further development.
  3. Spring Break! Two weeks of vacation from the daily grind of preparing lesson plans, grading student work, meetings, conferences, and union work! Two weeks to get something--ANYTHING!--on my workbench closer to completion! So, back to the Albatros! Working on the wings right now: Getting small parts attached--radiators painted, drilling holes in hinge line, and reinforcing aileron connections with wire: Also doing the same with the elevators:
  4. Quick post--decaling the fuselage tonight! Here's hoping the 2-year-old granddaughter goes to sleep on time so I can get back to it...
  5. I've been off work for throat surgery, and in the meantime I've had time to return to some serious work at my workbench. I shattered the decals on my wings when I tried to mask and spray shadows between the ribs. I had to remove all the paint to get the decal bits off. So, I resprayed the top of the wing, sealed with Future, and put the shadows on. It's looking all right! I know I'll need to tone the markings waaaaay down, so they don't appear so bright that they look like they're floating above the finish. I also tack-glued the engine cover panels onto the fuselage, and hit the
  6. Moderator: Can I have this thread moved to "Works In Progress?" Thanks!
  7. Hi, Dave! I got stalled for a few weeks--school board elections, broken air compressor, but the election's over and the compressor's fixed, so I'll be back at it this weekend--I've closed up the fuselage, and I'm preparing to finish the seams before painting it up and weathering it. I'm loving how incredible the detailed Mercedes engine looks, too. Here's a fuzzy pic for now
  8. Quick update! I've had a busy summer, with lots of traveling and not much time for modeling. I joined a local IPMS group and started going to meetings in between my trips across the state and the nation this summer, and I had time to share with them what I've shared with you. The Wingnut Wings kits are nothing short of amazing, and seeing one opened and under construction can convince a lot of skeptics. The intricacy, the delicacy of the details seems to call out for trying finishes one has only read about, or adding details that seemed ridiculous before. Tonight, I've started buttoning
  9. Wow--a two-fer! Thanks for jumping in with us and sharing your knowledge and techniques. I'll be watching this build! :popcorn:
  10. Thanks for the affirmations, Dave and Maru and Wolf! Wolf, I'm using Tamiya acrylics, mixed according to the proportions recommended on WnW's instructions: XF-71 Cockpit Green is the Medium Grey Green Gloss X16 Purple (x1) plus XF52 Flat Earth makes the Mauve Gloss color. One good thing about having my granddaughter living in my house is I get to liberate old baby food jars to store the paint, and a medicine dropper for accurate measurements... I got some Tamiya Smoke at the hobby store today, so I'll be trying the rib shading this weekend if all goes according to plan!
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