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Re: Projects
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 03:56:51 pm »
If you remember the movie, "No Highway", then you'll know what this model is? Originally, I intended using a Viscount to construct the Reindeer around...but the more I looked at the movie, I realised that the Viscount was nothing like it.
Built from balsa dowl, and balsa wings, sanded and bogged then resined.....the tail is card, as are the tailplanes. I'd say the scale is 1/144 (around that?) and is about 5"long.
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Re: Projects
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2008, 12:25:26 am »
Back to the Remora again...it gets more complex as the model progresses!With the bench seat and crank to the rear prop, the inner walls all finished....and that's only half of it.
With the Reindeer, isn't it strange that the story/movie happen around the same time as 'The Comet' disaster.....like the late 19th century story of this unsinkable liner, 'The Titan' hitting an iceberg!
A bit like 'The Twilight Zone'
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2008, 02:08:11 am »
Now, this is the Execuform 'Nostalgia On Wings', 1/72sc XB-51. The model is constructed as a 'Plug-Mold' and was bought, (originally) in the mid, 1970's. When I bought it, I was expecting a 'VacForm', and was a little disapointed with what was in front of me. The model was basic, Fuselage/Wings/Tailplanes/Engines and full undercart (metal oleo legs and resin wheels)...the rest, you make yourself! As you can see, it comes together really well. This is as I finished her, bogged and sanded, and shelved, about three months ago.
Length :14.75" (372mm)
Span :8 3/4"  (220mm)
Bottles of Vodka :didn't count!
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008, 12:45:24 pm »
I really like the look of that XB-51, Glenn! The T-tail is bound to bring a certain Howling Rodent out of hibernation to comment. Before he chimes in, have you considered Maple Leaf roundels for it?
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 04:07:46 pm »
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008, 12:26:21 am »
No, sorry you guys...but she is going to be the 'Gilbert XF-120' from the movie "Brink of Hell". When I originally bought her, that was my plan....things haven't changed.
Have any of you guys ever heard of a company called VP models? They were a vacform company in the '90's and came from Vancouver Island, well...they made a XB-42 'Mixmaster' and the jet version the XB-43. Almost as good as a B-51.
Anyhow...this time I'm back with Remora with the forward section almost finished, and getting ready to shelve.
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2008, 06:16:22 am »
Now, this is the Execuform 'Nostalgia On Wings', 1/72sc XB-51. The model is constructed as a 'Plug-Mold' and was bought, (originally) in the mid, 1970's. When I bought it, I was expecting a 'VacForm', and was a little disapointed with what was in front of me. The model was basic, Fuselage/Wings/Tailplanes/Engines and full undercart (metal oleo legs and resin wheels)...the rest, you make yourself! As you can see, it comes together really well. This is as I finished her, bogged and sanded, and shelved, about three months ago.
Length :14.75" (372mm)
Span :8 3/4"  (220mm)
Bottles of Vodka :didn't count!
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2008, 12:41:29 am »
Last shot of Remora...for now! With the cockpit finished, and almost having to join AA, its now shelved.
Tomorrow, I promise...an aeroplane!
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008, 12:53:42 am »
As promised, an aeroplane! Ever since I saw this book back in the early 1960's, William Greens' 'The Aircraft of the World~1955', I wanted a kit of this plane....but nothing ever turned up. For the last couple of years, I've tried to get hold of a DH Beaver..either 1/72 or 1/48...didn't matter, and they all seemed to go to ground. When every option was gone, what do you do....you have to 'scratch build' it, what else!
Constructed from E'green card, sides top and base, with bulkheads in front of the cockpit and behind, seats and crew...it has been interresting to say the least...so, there it is, a Holste M.H.1521M Broussard utility transport. It's scale is 1/48, and as this photo has gone on the page, the tailplane and tails are on.
So, to a non French speaking person...what is a 'Broussard?'
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008, 05:58:43 am »
"Broussard" means bush-man. Congratulations for your scratch work... ;D
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2008, 12:20:37 am »
Thanks Tophe...I'd have never guessed. This model, I spied on the 'Secret Projects' page, designed by Justo Miranda for a twin engine P-40. I forgot what he called it, but I've called it a Curtiss P-402. The only differences to Justo's model are, I've kept the original engines, and streamlined the farings behind the said engines, I intend finishing her as RAAF...PNG 1942. Thanks Justo...A MEAN MACHINE!
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2008, 04:06:13 am »
I'm sure I've seen a 1/72ish Heller MH Broussard on ebay before now, although I wouldn't like to guess how often they come up.....
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2008, 12:50:11 pm »
Now, this is the Execuform 'Nostalgia On Wings', 1/72sc XB-51. The model is constructed as a 'Plug-Mold' and was bought, (originally) in the mid, 1970's. When I bought it, I was expecting a 'VacForm', and was a little disapointed with what was in front of me. The model was basic, Fuselage/Wings/Tailplanes/Engines and full undercart (metal oleo legs and resin wheels)...the rest, you make yourself! As you can see, it comes together really well. This is as I finished her, bogged and sanded, and shelved, about three months ago.
Length :14.75" (372mm)
Span :8 3/4"  (220mm)
Bottles of Vodka :didn't count!
Glenn

Actually Glenn, the Execuform and similar plug, drape or male mould (pick your favorite term) kits are vacform models.
The other type of vacform models (Rareplanes, Falcon, Dynavector etc) use a female mould, thus they can have more details such as panel lines.

Vacforming , also called thermoforming, is simply the process of heating a sheet of plastic and pulling it over (male/plug) or into (female) a mould by use a vacuum source to form an object.

The process is used industrially on a huge scale for everything from paint trays to car parts.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2008, 12:51:56 pm »
Thanks Tophe...I'd have never guessed. This model, I spied on the 'Secret Projects' page, designed by Justo Miranda for a twin engine P-40. I forgot what he called it, but I've called it a Curtiss P-402. The only differences to Justo's model are, I've kept the original engines, and streamlined the farings behind the said engines, I intend finishing her as RAAF...PNG 1942. Thanks Justo...A MEAN MACHINE!
Glenn

'Twasn't designed by Justo, the Twin P-40 critter was actually assembled during WWII, however no one has ever been able to determine to what purpose.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2008, 03:01:01 pm »
I really like your "Twin" P-40, Glenn! It has the look of the photo of the mock-up someone posted recently.
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