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1/32 Boeing F4b4 - almost naked

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Hi

Time for update. First, thank's all of you for comments, this is fuel for my project.

Target for today (tonight) is tail part.

Some components for beginning: rudder, port side elevator, struts and fin sealing plate.

 

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Some views from port side:

tailplane and fin

 

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With fin sealing

 

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Pair of wires

 

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Wires, struts on place.

 

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Port side elevator with cables and rudder.

 

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Nice watching

Regards

Tomasz

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Yes that is really coming along, you are doing an amazing job really... however.. I think you knew there was going to be a however didn't you?   :rolleyes:  

 

I apologize ahead of time for the following...

 

If the construction is similar to the Stearman, designed around the same time by the same company, then the aileron and the horizontal and vertical tail surfaces should be of metal construction.

 

Not sure if you have seen the images on this site:  Boeing Image Archive I think maybe you have... some of the images show the horizontal stab and rudder without the covering.. zooming into these images clearly shows metal construction for the F4B series of fighters.  The aileron images aren't as clear, but I think are pretty definitive as well.

 

Now I am prepared to eat crow if I am incorrect, but I don't think so.  

 

Bil

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Tomasz - as usual that is staggeringly good..

 

..the fit, finish and sheer ambition of a project like this is just incredible - where will you display it once it is finished, surely a museum somewhere? It deserves an audience

 

..quite sublime..

 

Peter

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Hi

I'm back after long time.

I had to recall what was last. Sorry for so long break. I promise amendment.

I read again your last comments and must say thank you. I forgot how nice it is.

So return to the project. First, propeller. I reworked padels changing their shape. There were foiled next. head of propeller were totaly scrachbuilt.

 

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I decided to create this model almost naked, without skin, but it not allowed me to omit these elements.

Before  painting

 

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Some of them after painting

 

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Special place for these parts. First, bottom cover of carburator, vacuformed and cut to shape.

 

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Two side covers of the engine with ventilation gaps. It took me month to invent how to do and of witch. I made them from 0.12mm plastic foil and shaped gaps using toothpick.

 

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That's all for now. Nice watching.

Tomasz

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6 hours ago, tomaszhajzler said:

Special place for these parts. First, bottom cover of carburator, vacuformed and cut to shape.

 

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Two side covers of the engine with ventilation gaps. It took me month to invent how to do and of witch. I made them from 0.12mm plastic foil and shaped gaps using toothpick.

 

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That's all for now. Nice watching.

Tomasz

 

 

what?

 

..that is impossible...

 

..I can honestly say those are some of the finest worked parts I have ever seen...no.....they ARE the finest worked parts I have ever seen..

 

..they make mine look positively agricultural..

 

absolutely breathtaking and wonderful to have you back Tomasz :)

 

Peter

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Thank's for comments

Kevin, Peter, you are to kind, as always.

What can I say about these parts? Side covers I"l be able to do in one hour now, because I have knowledge "how". The way to find out how is most difficult. I don't apprehend to make parts second, third time, because now I know that next one will be better and easier executed.

See you

Tomasz

 

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