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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3780 on: February 21, 2020, 01:30:59 pm »
Well, in this case it ultimately meant "Destined For Scrapyard."  ;D     


Ya know... on that note kind of... It's about time I do another Star Trek build of my own. What I NEED to do is finally finish off the D-7 I started in 2009.  This is one of only two models I did in my 20 year break from the hobby. Pretty much all I did was paint it mainly red with black here and there and just put it together "snap" fashion. I didn't do anything like fix seems, obviously, but I have the capability to do so now and I could probably turn it into something decent. I wonder how to paint it, though..... the red sounds kind of neat in theory but it wasn't very impressive at all the way I did it. I took the decals and threw them into an old Lancaster kit so I suppose I could dig them back out, or not...   I still sort of like the idea of a Klingon Lancaster. Who knows what the ancient Klingon war machines looked like?! 

Not going to get much done today. I do plan to primer the F-16XL though but that might be it. I started playing Oblivion again last night and by bed time I was hooked big time so I'm eager to get back into that one. I had to force myself to stop playing it. I was having so much fun.  ;D  Tonight I just might stay up as late as "who gives a damn" because tomorrow is Saturday.
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« Reply #3781 on: February 21, 2020, 08:09:51 pm »
Primed up. I can start painting it now I guess. I still need to work on the weapons and fuel tanks. I primed those but I didn't get the seams right. Also, I think I might want to knock down some of the seams on the plane itself. It looked alright before I primed but I guess I forgot to sand some of the leading edges.

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« Reply #3782 on: February 21, 2020, 08:26:11 pm »
That's why we prime, to find those pesky problems!
Sounds like not too much trouble to fix.
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« Reply #3783 on: February 21, 2020, 11:27:35 pm »
Yes sir! It's like a magic... reveal-y thing. Sometimes I think I'm wasting my primer by using it only to turn around & mess it up again but the assistance it lends is well worth it.

In this case, it has revealed a rather proud seam along both sides of the nose area leading into the wings which leads me to believe that I completely forgot to sand those areas.  ;D  :angel:   

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« Reply #3784 on: February 21, 2020, 11:53:01 pm »
Let's watch current day 727's.

https://www.facebook.com/103632181081345/videos/633525883882852/


EDIT:  Oh man, Oil Spill Response appears to be a 100... a classic, with the eyebrow windows!   :wub: 

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« Reply #3785 on: February 22, 2020, 01:37:17 am »

EDIT:  Oh man, Oil Spill Response appears to be a 100... a classic, with the eyebrow windows!   :wub:


It's a -200 actually. Full info here :-

https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

Just type OSRA in the data entry box.
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« Reply #3786 on: February 22, 2020, 10:15:00 am »
Far out, thanks!!!  I was mistaken; it looked so short to me.  I love these old birds...  1984!  I think that's actually pretty NEW as a 727 goes though.  ;D   

I was thinking about building one of mine the other day... I want to build up one of my Post Office birds. I better stay on target with the two I have going right now, though.  :angry: ;D
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« Reply #3787 on: February 22, 2020, 10:59:07 am »
From the front you can tell a -100 from a -200 by the intake on the #2 engine. On a -100 it's oval, taller than wider, and on a -200 it's circular.

Having said that, there are a few -100s that had their engines uprated and had the new intake fitted at the same time, mostly the South American airlines did that IIRC.
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« Reply #3788 on: February 22, 2020, 12:24:19 pm »
Brilliant!  I was aware of this nuance but I didn't know which was which. Now I know!  I'll probably forget again after a little while but that's life I guess. It's my favorite or second favorite jetliner. I've been saving up my kits of them for "something special" so I haven't gone through all the requisite research. Ironic that as one of my favorites, I probably know less about it than many others. Hell, it's the only jetliner I've ever rode on, too.  ;D 
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« Reply #3789 on: February 23, 2020, 10:36:27 am »
The inside of my Tristar.



Atrocious!  ;D

Speaking of... I looked at mine a little bit yesterday and what I found wasn't good... I'm going to just have to remove some of my masking and try to fix things then re-mask and go in one last time with the NMF.  Lesson learned here was to use the right tape for curves.

The 737, however, is now back on track. I've finished repairing the nose paint work and did the best I could with scraps of decals and mostly paint.




Before and after. You can see there how I cheated with the green. By starting at that little pinch point the differing shades aren't nearly as noticeable like they would have been were they directly aside one another. The clear coat will darken it up, too, and even everything out. I also found a bit of uneven sliver paint back on the fin so I correct that as well. Now she's ready for some coats of clear to get everything sealed in and protected then it'll be time to mask off paint the bottom.
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« Reply #3790 on: February 23, 2020, 11:15:18 am »
Nice! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3791 on: February 23, 2020, 11:55:10 am »
Thanks, bud! Sure works for me. It ain't perfect, but I don't require it any longer. It's going to look just fine!
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« Reply #3792 on: February 23, 2020, 12:14:32 pm »
The inside of my Tristar.



Atrocious!  ;D


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« Reply #3793 on: February 23, 2020, 12:17:30 pm »
Your 737's coming along very nicely indeed.  :thumbsup:

And the paint job you did on the interior of the Tri-Star is awesome.....  ;D ;D ;) ;)
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« Reply #3794 on: February 23, 2020, 01:01:20 pm »
Those flower petals were maddening!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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