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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3075 on: July 17, 2019, 05:44:45 am »
The trouble with having all these 'Scale Reference' thingies is that it'll spawn a rush of outsize ones, like Greg's 10 x full size Tamiya paint pot!  :o
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3076 on: July 17, 2019, 06:06:30 am »
The trouble with having all these 'Scale Reference' thingies is that it'll spawn a rush of outsize ones, like Greg's 10 x full size Tamiya paint pot!  :o
;D ;D ;D 

Such a thing; he saved a ton of money buying in bulk!!!  hahahaha    ;D   


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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3077 on: July 17, 2019, 02:22:59 pm »
Did a bunch more sanding on the Tristar then I glued all the wings on then took it and engines outside and primed them all up. So.... that's ever piece primed and now it's just a matter of rolling on with PSR and painting. A lot of the stuff can be finished to completion aside from final assembly. The gears, doors, and engines can all be painted and have their transfers applied.

Here she is for now, with some of the stash in the background! I have started lining the walls with some of it facing out. Works pretty well so far, none of it has fallen over.



Up next, I've looked again at the 1/144 Typhoon jet and it would appear that the decals I have will barely work so I'm greenlighting this project! I'll have to truncate the fin designs again but I've looked at it and it should work just fine. I'm once again not going to arm this one, but I'm having thoughts of taking some of the little missiles to throw on a BD-5.  :wacko:


Look for a thread for this one to pop up soon.

Lastly, I need to get some sort of legit military build going here... SO, I've decided to go for it with this old Airfix F-111. Pretty rough looking kit but it sure wouldn't be the first time!! I've decided to go with South Africa and I am envisioning some sort of desert-ish tan/grey/brownish-red affair for a tri color camo.


Thread for this one is also eminent.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3078 on: July 17, 2019, 11:21:43 pm »
but I'm having thoughts of taking some of the little missiles to throw on a BD-5.  :wacko:

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3079 on: July 18, 2019, 04:22:18 am »
What scale is the Tristar Brad C?
I was assuming 1/144 but it looks bigger than that.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3080 on: July 18, 2019, 04:54:30 am »

What scale is the Tristar Brad C?
I was assuming 1/144 but it looks bigger than that.


It's a BIG aeroplane.  :o
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3081 on: July 18, 2019, 06:49:19 am »
Yeah, it's the grossest (144) scale still, but the Tristar is a wide, large jet. Holding it is like wielding a club.  ;D   I was think about just that last night... "man, this is a fat bit ol' plane."  MAkes the other airliners look anorexic. Really drives home the difference between the regulars and and wide bodies.

Check this out, picture I found by Bob Garrard with all sorts of PSA vehicles in it. Look at the pink on the nose of that Boeing product (737)! Gotta love that shade.




That truck is cool. It would be nice to have one, but just a regular "maintenance" one with the regular bed. Or even a model of one. I better slow down before "1/144 scale pickup" is my next eBay search.  :rolleyes:  ;D 
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3082 on: July 18, 2019, 08:06:42 am »

That truck is cool. It would be nice to have one, but just a regular "maintenance" one with the regular bed. Or even a model of one. I better slow down before "1/144 scale pickup" is my next eBay search.  :rolleyes:  ;D


Go on Brad, you KNOW you want to do it!  ;D ;)
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« Reply #3083 on: July 19, 2019, 01:58:48 am »
Sure do! Hahahahah       I might whip up something. Speaking of stairs-trucks (sorry it's not even 4AM yet, by brain isn't working yet) I have one somewhere that I keep meaning to see what scale is. I'm almost certain it's 1/100 but I could be wrong. I ought to grab that and ruler 'n calculator later and see what the score is.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3084 on: July 19, 2019, 02:24:42 am »
If you could find a 1/144 pickup then scratching basic stairs up wouldn't be too difficult.  Of course there are those here who wouldn't stop at basic and would build individuals steps and hand rails...
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Be carefull walking about the house in the dark.  If you walk into that Tristar hanging there you could do yourself an injury.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3085 on: July 19, 2019, 04:01:26 am »

If you could find a 1/144 pickup then scratching basic stairs up wouldn't be too difficult.  Of course there are those here who wouldn't stop at basic and would build individuals steps and hand rails...
 :mellow:


The stairs could be done using those etched tail stairs to fit 727s, DC9s and Tridents perhaps. I can't remember who did them but I used a set on my Tandem Wing DC9 a while back.

As for the pickup, a British N gauge model railway one might work as that's 1/148 scale. US N scale would be too small as that's 1/160, but I'm not sure if any of the UK N gauge people make US styled pickups though.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3086 on: July 19, 2019, 05:57:34 am »
I'm using those stairs for my in-flight Northwest Orient DB Cooper build.  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:    Really I just want a simple pickup, I'll check out the N-scale offerings.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3087 on: July 19, 2019, 06:13:50 am »





One on the right is grinning about something  ;D
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3088 on: July 19, 2019, 06:23:22 am »

One on the right is grinning about something  ;D


All of the PSA aircraft of the period carried the 'grin', that's why they're so popular I guess.  ;D
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3089 on: July 19, 2019, 07:10:51 am »
The one on the right happy knowing she has better job security than Mother Grinningbird on the left.  ;D
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