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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2019, 02:15:17 pm »
That's looking VERY mean Thomas!  :thumbsup:
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2019, 12:06:21 am »
Glad you all like it. The canopy turned out to be a fight because it is actually a little too wide, and matching it to the opening in the fuselage was tricky, too. But with some tricks and patience it looks good now, esp. in the profile. Looks very natural.  :lol:

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2019, 12:58:46 am »
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2019, 03:50:02 am »
Things started moving again; the kit received a thin white primer coat, and I am suprised that only a few notches have to be filled or evened out. Looks as if a full white overall coat can follow soon.


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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2019, 11:34:08 am »
This afternoon, after filling final blems, I gave the "American Spirit" an overall white coat of paint...


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...and then started with the "decoration"; I eventually decided to follow my initial inspiration and apply something "holistic", beyond cheat lines and frayed ornaments. Instead: blunt (and asymmetrical) patriotism:


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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2019, 10:22:25 pm »
Hey, that's along the same lines as what I was going to suggest, but yours looks better!
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2019, 01:06:34 pm »
Yes, thatís it!

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2019, 12:43:17 am »
Again, slow progress. Did detail work around the cockpit (painting interior and canopy, seat added), created silver leading edges on the wings with decal strips and assembled the landing gear. The propeller was also touched up with paint and decals. I am still searching for some proper racing numbers for the aircraft, since it was supposed to start in Reno, and these will define the position of the stars on the blue background.

However, now that the American Spirit stand son its own feet and with the propeller in place, the thing looks quite attractive!

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2019, 11:48:43 pm »
More cosmetic progress - now we have a star-spangled aircraft, and I also added details like fake panel lines,  made from thin decal strips or drawn with a soft pencil. Almost done, just a final coat of varnish to come.

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2019, 06:04:41 am »

 I am still searching for some proper racing numbers for the aircraft,


1/32 scale slot racing car number decals? They usually come with blank white circles which you can add any shape and style of numbers to.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2019, 10:33:31 am »
I have found, in the meantime, a convenient solution - Twelves taken from a generic decal sheet for German fire engines, actually a part of the official emergency telephone number (112). And this is the latest status - first the model on its own feet:


1:72 Cornell/Jackson Special "American Spirit" Reno Racer - WiP
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And then a handful of fairy dust spilled over the cowling and the spinner...


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The final varnish coat is just drying, and there are some finishing touches (position lights) left. But I think that I will finish it with beauty pics this weekend, right in time for the GB deadline.






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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2019, 11:57:23 am »
wow :thumbsup:
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2019, 02:21:49 pm »
Wow indeed. How did you do those bloody thin lines all around the cowling?
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Cornell/Jackson "American Spirit" Reno Racer (w. pics)
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2019, 08:40:12 pm »
That is a really great job! Looks fantastic!
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