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Iain (32SIG)

1:32 Lockheed EC-121K Constellation/Warning Star

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I admire your stickability with this build.

 

If you want to save time, I wouldn't bother painting it. Looks like some neat winter camo.  :whistle:

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Fins are bang on - measurements directly from Lockheed drawings  :)

 

Hi Iain, may I ask where you obtained the drawings ?

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Guest Maxim

Great to see it finally coming together. I would love a Connie in 32 scale.

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Lunch time and the sun is out - excuse the state of the grass - someone mentioned B-17...

 

Connie is about 50% longer, and quite a bit bulkier - photo with Cameron is deceptive as Cam is behind - so this should give a better idea, or maybe not?  :hmmm:

 

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Iain

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Guest Maxim

Forgot how bloody big this thing was. Looks great!

Don't be fooled! It's just a very small coffee table and a paper cut of of his son!!

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OK - that windshield area that I thought I'd lost...

 

The pattern is built up from a base-plate cut to size, the remnants of the sections cut away from the fuselage mouldings, a fill of casting resin - then individual plastic sheet windows (7 of them) cut to shape and applied.

 

Here the 'panes' have had inconsistencies filled and then sanded back - circular motion on 800 grit wet and dry on glass surface - being very careful to keep each pane perfectly flat and with sharp jointing corners.

 

Pattern is over tall - will be trimmed down to fit fuselage.

 

Once trimmed for height I'll cut out openings for each pane and replace with clear PETG sheet.

 

Next stage with pattern is to make a female mould in plaster which will then be used to form the plastic shell on my dental vac forming machine.

 

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Have fun!

 

Iain

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