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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3630 on: January 15, 2020, 07:12:51 pm »
Great work there ! And I like that stewardess. Back when you could use that word lol. Good idea on the pen holder too !

She's the best model in here.  :wub:
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« Reply #3631 on: January 15, 2020, 07:13:29 pm »
Looks great! What a lovely smile she has... :wub: :thumbsup:


Cheers!! That's one of my favorite features. Happy plane!
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« Reply #3632 on: January 15, 2020, 10:45:36 pm »
I still like the Mono-Star version that you're building.....  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3633 on: January 16, 2020, 05:42:38 am »
Lovely work on the Tristar  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3634 on: January 16, 2020, 06:10:50 pm »
Lovely work on the Tristar  :thumbsup:

Thank you! It's a happy, bright aeroplane and it's good to work with these colors this time of year. This thing is a bit beyond my skill level in some areas and pushing the limits on others but I'm starting to think I'll at least get it finished soon instead of languishing for untold months.

I still like the Mono-Star version that you're building.....  ;D ;D ;D

 ;D ;D      I keep forgetting to mock up the engines for pics. NOT THIS TIME!  ;D   But before we get to that......

I wonder... if one of these gargantuan new turbofan engines... a GE-90X or whatever the hell the newest most powerful one is.....  could power the Tristar by itself? Someone should run the numbers!  ESOPS.  :wacko:


But uhhh... back to work on it today. Very slow, still, but steady. After a few chores I spent most of the afternoon on it. It's raining and nasty out so I can get away with it.

I decided to start in on the ~~~~~ULTRA MEGA DETAIL SET WOOOO!!!!  ~~~~~ From Nazca. Everything North of the cheatlines should go on. I could do it later, but I'm going to gloss over this all anyway so I can mask so I may as well get it out of the way. Most of the details are tiny things like little circles and dots and stuff but there were some vents and hatches that went on... 1/144 scale pitot tubes, etc.  Speaking of.... these are some of the tiniest decals I've bothered applying.





There was another one about half the size of those. Thankfully it was just one. Some green dot that went on the stbd. nose with a bit of text beneath it. No clue what it is. I don't know what these little circles are, either, but 4 went on each side about a meter below windows and most were close to doors.

I've also done other things like getting back to painting the engines. Insides of the exhaust painted black and using reference pictures I've started painting the darker bands of the tips. I'm going to try to achieve a bit of variation on the outboard engines using tricks with the final clear coats and using a chrome pen for the heated ring stuff at the front.







 

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3635 on: January 16, 2020, 10:59:17 pm »
Yeah, those smaller markings will drive you nuts... or in my case, more nuts...  ;D

I made a 1/200 RNZAF 727 for the Brother-in-Law and called it quits after I did the multiple door handles, small hatch markings, etc.
There're still a plethora of '"so small you can't really see 'em" ones on the remainder of the sheet.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3636 on: January 17, 2020, 05:07:51 am »

I wonder... if one of these gargantuan new turbofan engines... a GE-90X or whatever the hell the newest most powerful one is.....  could power the Tristar by itself? Someone should run the numbers!  ESOPS.  :wacko:


Almost.....

The RB-211s that the Tri-Star used were 50000 lbs thrust each to start off, and the GE9X is rated at 105000 lbs.

But quite where you'd put it I'm not sure!  :o
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« Reply #3637 on: January 18, 2020, 10:29:37 am »
It would definitely fly, then!! So cool. The high bypass engines or whatever they're called are amazing. The only way to stick it on there, I do believe, is to throw it right on top on struts like how they hauled the Space Shuttle on the 747. I guess?  Certainly needs to be centerline.  ;D ;D ;D

Didn't get anything done yesterday, at all. I think today, if anything, I'll work on the Lysander. 
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« Reply #3638 on: January 20, 2020, 09:51:53 am »
PSA is to be glossed today. I've already been painting on it this morning trying to get the #2 engine exhaust finished and touch up areas here and there. Also painting the other engines to try to make them look better. Weather is perfect for outside spraying so that's good! I'll gloss it up in a few light layers then let it sit around and gas out for awhile before I mask and hopefully finish the painting. There's a couple areas of wear protectant but most of the lower fuselage is NMF. Nice and shiny. I might use my special silver paint that can't be touched or cleared over but looks great.

Once I get this thing glossed, I'll be working on the Lysander. One more pass on the canopy painting then that should be done and I'll paint over the lines with future to darken them up to match the rest of the paint that will be darkened through use of clear coats. Then it's time to paint... looking forward to it. It should be a relatively simple affair. I have my paints picked out already and brushes on standby. It'll be a new IAF scheme! Retain the sky blue bottom portions from the Egyptian scheme then all the uppers get the blue/brown stuff. So, we'll have blue, blue, and brown(tan, whatever.... ).
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« Reply #3639 on: January 20, 2020, 01:30:14 pm »
Well, it's glossed! He have a Tristar Tri Formation.




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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3640 on: January 20, 2020, 02:54:23 pm »
That's looking so good!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3641 on: January 20, 2020, 04:39:48 pm »
Nice! :thumbsup:

Still want to see the MonoStar (SoloStar?), though. ;) :wacko:
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« Reply #3642 on: January 22, 2020, 03:56:43 pm »
It would be a hoot. I can envision in my mind how it would look and everything.  ;D


Mother Grinningbird there is to be allowed to have her cleat coat gas out another day but tomorrow I think I'll get back to it. It'll be a parade of masking. I'm looking forward to it, actually.  Not always the case with masking but this is the first time I've had to do this in order to paint an Airliner. All previous efforts had ways around it but not this time. It's something I definitely need to do so that it becomes easier in the future.

Otherwise I've been working on the Lysander. Quite a bit of painting done. I'll probably wrap that up tomorrow.

Also back to work on the DC-9. In my haste (and lack of instructions) I forgot to glue all kinds of crap onto the wings but I've since remedied that and also built the engines and landing gear while I had the glue unleashed. There's still refinement work to be done but this one will be in paint soon I think.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3643 on: January 23, 2020, 04:44:44 am »
All those flap track fairings and the vortilons on the DC9's wing are enough to drive you nuts sometimes. Plus some versions DON'T have the vortilons, just to keep you on your toes!

But it's look good Brad, more power to your tweezers.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3644 on: January 23, 2020, 10:40:07 am »
Wait'll we get to the little resin parts!! Yeesh!  ;D 



I plan to do more to this one today and more on the Lysander. It's right on schedule to be finished just in time for the end of the GB. Paint and detail paint are the order of the day. DC-9 is similar... I'll re-prime the wing lowers then get to work painting them and the tailplanes. According to the box... they're very simple for a change....  just one overall color and the leading edges are metal color.  :unsure:    In fact, this thing seem deceptively simple and I'm just waiting on some ultra tedious surprise to crop up to sink weeks of work into like happens on all the OTHER airliners.  ;D  ;D        Then again, this is exactly why I chose this one.... something simple in build and paint both.

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