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#1 Radders

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. After speaking to a few guys at SMW I decided to join up.

I aquired this kit from John Wilkes ('Tigger' as I'm sure many know him on here) with plenty of scratch building stuff from Telford.

It's going to be a slow start, especially with Christmas around the corner etc!

Anyway, here's some photos. Johns done me quite a few spares of the clear parts just incase I screw up! :)

(..there are more wing sections/cowlings I just didn't photo them)

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MB9T3002 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

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MB9T3008 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Cool! Should be fun to watch.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Welcome aboard and enjoy the forum
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Looking forward to following the build.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Very interesting! Im always keen to see what others can do with vac kits like this...................I have yet to take the plunge with a vac, but the only vac kit I currently possess is complete rubbish, but happy to compile tips and tricks till I get one worthy of being assembled. :popcorn:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

OH, this will be good ! No vacs in my stash either, and I don't think there will be any for quite some time. Love to watch this one, though Very interesting !.............Harv :popcorn:

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#6 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

As discussed @ Telford I'll take a look at engines and let you know...

Looking forward to seeing you crack on with this! :)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

Hm, there's a suspicious amount of vac builds going on there, lately, and funny enough, I cut and sanded some parts too, tonight. I may post some pics the next few days.

Anyways, I'll follow with great interest :)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:19 AM

Very interesting start. Which plane are you planning to do?

Vector resin engines might work for you, depending upon the specific model number.

The manual for the Lodestar/Hudson/C-60 is available at: http://www.flight-manuals-on-cd.com/ for about $20 as a download. It has some interesting detail photos.

Have fun with this,

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Welcome aboard Radders.
I am in awe of modellers who take virtually blank sheets of plastic and create a recognisable aircraft from them.
Good luck with your project.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Welcome aboard and enjoy the forum
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Looking forward to following the build.
Peter :popcorn:


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Welcome to the LSP Forums!
Cant wiat to see what you turn this project into!

All the best to you and your build,
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'll watch this one with interest !

As for the engine, Vector makes a very nice Wright R-1820 (with only the caveat that the 9 cylinders are not evenly distributed around the crankcase :blowup: - it may not be an issue for some, but it is for me and I am currently reworking a correct crankcase ).

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Our engine discussion was around suitable kit one's we could put into rubber and cast copies - I have one to do as well :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Thanks all, this is my second vacform kit, my first is still a WIP too, a quick photo for all. It's a 72nd scale Sea Wolf.

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I couldn't resist yesterday, was a nice day so I set about starting this although my plan was not to just yet.

The moulding is great, fuselage all sanded and fits together a treat, the nose is slightly bowed but thats not an issue. I just cut the wings out to see how big this thing is, it's sat next to a roll of 1" tape for size but measures in at just over 2' wide :) Granted not as big as some vacs on here though!

Regarding what aircraft I'm doing, unsure on reg but I'm going for a Costal Command scheme with a lifeboat slung underneath. I'm going to carve a boat from balsa and then vacform it.... hopefully can arrange something with Tigger for that.

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Very interesting start. Which plane are you planning to do?

Vector resin engines might work for you, depending upon the specific model number.

The manual for the Lodestar/Hudson/C-60 is available at: http://www.flight-manuals-on-cd.com/ for about $20 as a download. It has some interesting detail photos.

Have fun with this,

Tnarg



Brilliant, thanks mate :)
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

As discussed @ Telford I'll take a look at engines and let you know...

Looking forward to seeing you crack on with this! :)

Iain


Cheers Iain, I'm going to go for the Dauntless, hopefuly pick up a cheap Trumpeter one soon!




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