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Ol' Scrapiron

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About Ol' Scrapiron

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  • Birthday 08/08/1968

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    http://447.insidetrackmagazine.com

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    Puyallup, WA
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    Just about anything vintage plane, with a special passion for the B-17 Flying Fortress.

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  1. Here is the info I had found online regarding the B-25 interior colors. - I started out with the colors from this chart, but strayed a little in some areas. Hope that helps.
  2. I sent these and several others to your BM message, but in case folks here want to know as well: Yankee Lady Looking forward to where the control cables split up for rudder and elevators. Also note the V-shaped brace that the electric wiring is coming through) and Shady Lady when it was at McMinnville. This is looking up through the escape hatch. Note how the cables go back to the pulleys on the arm that actually raises and lowers the elevators. There seems to be a canvas cover for the elevator pole on the outside of the fuselage. I
  3. Any further progress on this project? It was looking fantastic so I'd love to see how you tackled the rest of the interior.
  4. That icy mud roadway is fantastic... Just looking at the jeep I can "hear" the tires sliding through the paste and the puddles are nice touch. Also appreciate the unshaven crew. Very nice.
  5. Glad you went with the 447th BG option... Looks fantastic -- watching with much interest!
  6. You already have some great reference pics of the engine, but I'll toss up some pics the I have taken in case something helps out. Westland Lysander IIIA; Udvar-Hazy 2015 Westland Lysander III; RAF Museum London 2008 - Westland Lysander IIIA; Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008 Hope these are of some assistance... (had to re-load after my original website changed domains to www.447bg.org))
  7. You may be past the point of needing more on the firewall, but I have taken some pics of unrestored Zero carcasses on display. Hopefully these will be of some benefit to you (or someone else's future project) A6M3 (3685, partial); Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008 and 2019 - - A6M3 (partial); Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015 - The other five Zero examples I have photographed are restorations so you would need to bear that in mind before using as a reference. Hope thes
  8. I love this build and its 447th BG subject, and am always amazed with your progress each time I see updates. I have a suggestion that will make your task fabricating rounds so much simpler. Instead of cutting the wire to length and then laboriously attaching them side by side, use much longer pieces of wire (4+ times longer than you need) and then after they are glued side-to-side trim them to length and get 4 strips of bullets for essentially the effort of one. I do that with stretched spue or wire to make my ammo belts. Can easily make 10 oversized pieces multiply out
  9. You might get some of those small/powerful magnets and glue to the bottom half and then to the top half at the correct points so that it is easily removable but snaps into the correct place when you put together. The exploded display would be intriguing.
  10. In case it helps, here are a few of my pics of the OH-13E Sioux (Military version of the Model 47 D-1) 51-13934 on display at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in 2015. In the background is some sort of big airplane made out of wood... mostly spruce I think. - - - ----- and the OH-13E Sioux 51-14175 I photographed last year at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino - I also have pics of other variants of the Model 47 but the later versions are a bit different. Let me know
  11. You are pretty good at casting. Could you make a mold of the outside of those parts and then make a "plug" the shape of the inside void to cast a fairly thin part of just those back portions as replacements? If you do choose to go the route of dremeling it out like a canoe, probably ought to have a mold of the outer shape as a backup anyway. I'm sure whatever you choose to do will look fantastic. I was looking at my pics from crawling under a couple Tigercats and all the wheel well shots are taken looking slightly forward. I was just trying to ensure that th
  12. A few more from last month during the Arlington Fly-In (mostly for inspiration) CH-47F 06-08720; Arlington Fly-In 2018 - - - - - - Hope these help.
  13. A little late, but I hope these will come in handy as reference or inspiration CH-47F 09-08073; McChord 2016 - - - - I have more from a recent airshow that I haven't processed yet. Will post soon. -
  14. Cool video. Is this the last flying F-100? I took these during the Detroit show in 2010 (managed to peel my eyes off the B-17s at least part of the time.) -
  15. Nice looking build. I had not heard of the Flitzer but I was immediately struck by its resemblance to the de Havilland Vampire. I like the base being relatively small allowing the booms to project out -- gives a bit of tension to the little vignette that a larger base couldn't.
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