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The fastest freighter ever, the 'Conroycorde'

Started by PR19_Kit, November 19, 2022, 06:50:38 PM

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PR19_Kit

As I suspected I'll need some more PSR on the wings after priming them. The 'add on' leading edge is a little too thick leading to a 'dent' behind it down to the main wing, and that needs to be filled. More Presto has already been applied and I expect another layer will be needed too.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

PR19_Kit

After a week or so of PSR I'm about there with the top surface of the port wing, what a job that was! Still a bit of trimming to do but the major dent inboard of the LE is gone now.

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LOTS more to do on the fuselage, and that's not counting the upper lobe problems! I've had to fill in the whole area where the 2nd leading edge of the wings meets the fuselage as it needed sanding away completely and that left a hefty hole. Now it's mostly putty! Loads more PSR to do on that yet.

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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Rheged

Do you have a wholesale account for putty and sandpaper?................................and will the upper lobe cover the windows or do you have a cunning backstory to explain away the change in window shapes half way along it?
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

PR19_Kit

I should have, but luckily I do have a few tubes of Presto in stock still. I have run out of wet-and-dry now though, got to get some more soon.

All the windows on both fuselages have been puttied flat as it won't need too many as a freighter, and any that it does need will be done with decals, in the time honoured 1/144 scale airliner fashion.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

zenrat

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Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 04, 2022, 07:38:54 AMYou cannot view this attachment.

 :bow:  :bow:  :bow:

No way I would even attempt that.  Kudos Mr Spackman.

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

PR19_Kit

Quote from: zenrat on December 05, 2022, 03:09:59 AM:bow:  :bow:  :bow:

No way I would even attempt that.  Kudos Mr Spackman.


After the world's longest PSR session on one piece I think I'd agree with you, it wasn't my best ever idea. And I've still got the other wing to do!!!  :o

Thanks for the praise though.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

loupgarou

Mayb it would be faster using a slab of plastic (or plywood) and shaping it...  :o
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

PR19_Kit

Quote from: loupgarou on December 05, 2022, 05:49:49 AMMayb it would be faster using a slab of plastic (or plywood) and shaping it...  :o


But my carpentry skills are almost zero!  :(

And I have no idea how to make that complex cambered LE. I'll leave that work to Airfix, they did a pretty god job of it on both long and shorty tail versions.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

McColm

I'm kitbashing something similar it won't be entertaining the GB. Thanks for the idea  :thumbsup:

PR19_Kit

#55
And now for the other wing. Getting it exactly the same shape as the port one proved to be impossible, but it's not far off.

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LOTS of filing and PSR to come of course.

I was going to post a pic of the results of the latest  PSR session on the forward fuselage, but it looks so terrible it's not worth it.... :(
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Tophe

so uneasy.... :-\
(congratulations if you ever succeed)... :unsure:  :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Mossie

I've missed this one somehow.  :unsure:  Making up for it now!  :thumbsup:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

PR19_Kit

The extended forward fuselege of the Conroycorde is now looking a LOT better than it did before, you can't even see the join.  ;D

It took a considerable amount of PSR, with emphasis on the 'S' with a long straight sanding block to get it in line, and in the process I discovered that Airfix's short tail Concorde has a different fuselage section to the long tail version. :(

But lots of Presto putty has sorted that out.  :thumbsup:

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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

PR19_Kit

Hmmm, while great progress is being made on the lengthened wings, the upper bubble of the fuselage is proving to be a disaster zone.  :banghead:

Try as I might, and after trying four different types of glue, the two halves of that Revell DC8-63 fuselage just will NOT stay glued together! It's split along the original join line four times now, after the use of Revell Contacta, Tamiya extra thin, Gorilla Gel superglue and DeLuxe Rapid supergule too. :(

The only thing I can think of to try now is two pack epoxy, and if that doesn't work I'll either give up the idea and just make a loooooong and wiiiiiiide Concorde parcel carrier or think of something else.......
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit