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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: 63cpe on July 13, 2019, 01:19:59 pm

Title: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on July 13, 2019, 01:19:59 pm
First pictures of new project for this GB:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48274997351_1bc1c138c5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gxTYQx)IMG_20190713_204344970 (https://flic.kr/p/2gxTYQx) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48275079712_67fef6bf00_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gxUpjy)IMG_20190713_204320379 (https://flic.kr/p/2gxUpjy) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

It'll be a Carrier On board Delivery. The door on the slab sides will be ideal. Need to figure out how to fold the wings and tail. I guess A-3 style will do.

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Consolidated Privateer COD
Post by: sandiego89 on July 13, 2019, 01:27:20 pm
Bold strategy! Love it
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2019, 04:14:13 am
Nice.  Shortening the fuselage makes the tail look even bigger.  Cutting chunks out of it prolly improved the fit. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 14, 2019, 05:02:36 am
Nice! I had a similar idea a while ago - curious how this one will turn out.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Old Wombat on July 14, 2019, 06:53:55 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2019, 07:28:34 am
That works really well, even with shorter wings.  ;D
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: ericr on July 16, 2019, 11:12:14 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 16, 2019, 01:04:16 pm
OOooooh!
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: The Rat on July 16, 2019, 01:51:31 pm
The original SLUF, Short Little Ugly F***er!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on July 16, 2019, 10:15:09 pm
Thanks you all!

@the Rat: iI didn't think about that, but what a great Idea! Love it. Thanks!

@zenrat: the fit will only be improved if the cuts are straight..Even when I taped the halves together. It was rather difficult to do. Had to adjust the cuts several times.

Will continue the build after holiday.

David aka 63cpe.
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on August 18, 2019, 02:15:09 pm
Time for some updates:

All fuselage parts are assembled and puttied. Fuselage after the wing was less wide as the wing parts was, so had to smooth it out with several thin layers of putty. Now the PSR starts all over again to smooth all seams, steps etc out. Stabilo's are a test fit, but are a tad to big. I'll testfit the B-26 stabilo's tomorrow.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48569691651_218b72c693_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gZWnbK)IMG_20190818_164840643 (https://flic.kr/p/2gZWnbK) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

The Privateers instructionsheet mentions to put 40 grams of weigh in the nose. So put some fishleads through the nosegear opening, 30 grams in total, followed by an ample amount off superglue. after a little while i noticed my fingers got stuck on the nose. The superglue was seeping out of the nose along the fuselage!
Saved the fuselage from any damage by putting it in an angle to get the superglue out to the extreme nose and waiting to set. All that it's left now are some yellowish streaks of hardend superglue on the nose. No problem, will sand it off later.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48569834682_cd1cceb4da_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gZX6GN)IMG_20190818_164854976 (https://flic.kr/p/2gZX6GN) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48569691926_1b0bc0025a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gZWngu)IMG_20190818_164801043 (https://flic.kr/p/2gZWngu) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

Cheers,
David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Old Wombat on August 18, 2019, 05:55:09 pm
What a great collection of builds you've got going on here, Dave! Awesome! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2019, 11:52:14 pm
Very cool, I am looking forward to see more.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: zenrat on August 19, 2019, 04:12:28 am
I love this.  It's making me think it's an egg bomber.  Giving me ideas regarding other 4 engined bombers in my stash.
What are the engines from?  Have you told us?
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 19, 2019, 08:55:18 am

What are the engines from?  Have you told us?


They look a bit like B-26 engines.
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Gondor on August 19, 2019, 12:44:37 pm

What are the engines from?  Have you told us?


They look a bit like B-26 engines.

C-121 engines?

Gondor
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on August 19, 2019, 12:50:11 pm
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, those are B-26 nacelles with C-121 cowlings and PB4Y engine faces.

Cheers,

David
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 19, 2019, 01:16:56 pm
Franken-engines! Or.... Frankengines!  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 19, 2019, 01:20:36 pm

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, those are B-26 nacelles with C-121 cowlings and PB4Y engine faces.


We were ALL right.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on August 19, 2019, 01:32:38 pm
Yeah, the engines are of the mix and match type. I didn't like the B-26's "Elephant ear" intakes on the cowlings. Besides, with the B-26's R 2800 there was still a little more HP or Kn needed to get it airborne from a carrier. Didn't want to add engines (was thinking about podded jets in wingtip pods like some Noratlasses had)  as it wasn't eligeble for the GB. So, figured it needed cowlings with an slightly larger capacity and started looking for C-121 cowlings in which a R3350 fits = more oemphfff to get airborne. ;D

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Gondor on August 19, 2019, 01:59:45 pm
Thanks for the description of what went into the engines you are using. I was looking for a pair of R 2800's and your talking about the B-26 reminded me that I bought a Revell kit a while back to use as a parts donor and the engines and cowlings were available still  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: zenrat on August 20, 2019, 05:03:44 am
Thanks for the engine breakdown Dave.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on August 25, 2019, 11:35:42 am
Major psr is done...only the wingroots to finish.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48618416333_f5dba00b1b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h5f6kt)IMG_20190825_193831760 (https://flic.kr/p/2h5f6kt) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

Think the B-26's tail planes are to be used as they're just a bit smaller than the PB-4Y's.

David aka 63cpe

Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: McColm on September 21, 2019, 12:36:08 pm
Looks great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Old Wombat on September 22, 2019, 04:46:54 am
Any movement? :unsure:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: zenrat on September 22, 2019, 05:24:45 am
There is something about the proportions of this with make it look like a cartoon plane.
I hope its getting a smiley face...
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 22, 2019, 06:14:05 am
It's that long, fat nose on such a short body that does it, and I get exactly the same feel about it too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on November 23, 2019, 10:40:42 am

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49111594132_2caaf1cf9a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hPPKUY)IMG_20191123_113014245 (https://flic.kr/p/2hPPKUY) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49111595077_6484acf634_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hPPLcg)IMG_20191123_110610273 (https://flic.kr/p/2hPPLcg) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49110896853_a9f9f96c87_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hPLbCV)IMG_20191123_110600645 (https://flic.kr/p/2hPLbCV) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

Will take some better pictures soon.

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: The Rat on November 23, 2019, 10:46:08 am
SWEET!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: McColm on November 23, 2019, 10:47:31 am
Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: sandiego89 on November 23, 2019, 10:49:37 am
Great results! Well done
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: chrisonord on November 23, 2019, 12:13:36 pm
That's very nice David  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 23, 2019, 01:08:52 pm
Pretty darn good work there David, it works very well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: comrade harps on November 23, 2019, 04:59:43 pm
It's so cute and, well, tubby  ;)
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Old Wombat on November 24, 2019, 01:45:22 am
SWEET!  :thumbsup:

Very! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: NARSES2 on November 24, 2019, 06:38:22 am
Pretty darn good work there David, it works very well.  :thumbsup:

It certainly does  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: zenrat on November 25, 2019, 02:32:35 am
That's brilliant Dave.  Wel done.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 25, 2019, 03:14:32 am
Lovely! I am not certain about the COD role, but the result looks excellent, like a small brother of the Mercator patrol bomber.  :wub:
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: 63cpe on November 25, 2019, 02:01:51 pm
Thanks gentlemen!

@ Dizzy: yeah, understand what you mean. Will rescribe the side hatches as most of it was lost in the many PSR sessions.

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 25, 2019, 04:50:01 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It had offspring ya know.
(http://www.747sp.com/wp-content/uploads/21025_1976_N40135.jpg)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 25, 2019, 10:32:07 pm
Oh my life, the SP! A close contender in the 'World's Ugliest Airliner' competition!

I've got a Sasquatch resin conversion fuselage for an SP, and it's ALL resin, weighs about half a ton, and it's 1/144!  :o
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 26, 2019, 12:00:41 am
Thanks gentlemen!

@ Dizzy: yeah, understand what you mean. Will rescribe the side hatches as most of it was lost in the many PSR sessions.

David aka 63cpe

Nah, it's lovely as it is! I really like the bigger engines - and I have the remains of a Privateer somewhere in the stash, too...  ;D
Title: Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
Post by: Captain Canada on November 26, 2019, 07:02:58 am
Wow ! Now that just looks right. From the moment I saw her in your mock up of parts....great job ! I can see her in green as a medium bomber as well. Cheers !