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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 08:41:02 am »
This is a very interesting project.  It's going to be amazing upon completion...
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 08:57:32 am »

This is a very interesting project.  It's going to be amazing upon completion...


I hope it gets as far as completion Greg, and thanks for the appreciation, but it may be a tad late for the end of the GB.

I've cut the outboard pylon mounting area away, and also a corresponding slot to take it further inboard, and those bits are meant to replace the outboard cut out.

They don't fit, but with some extra styrene strip and LOTS of PSR they will do.  ;)

I'm on Plan B for the outrigger leg, I really don't think it's moveable so I'm going to replace the trailing edge strip and file and sand the tip to match it. More PSR of course....

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 03:42:44 pm »
All the bits are now glued in their correct places, including a new, laminated styrene trailing edge.

This is before the mammoth PSR session that's going to be needed of course.

And I've got to do the one on the OTHER side after this too!  :banghead:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2019, 02:55:04 am »
To move the outrigger wheel bay you could use a simmilar method to the one you have just used for the pylon notch.

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2019, 03:58:54 am »
Go go go!  :lol:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2019, 07:06:59 am »
What about modifying the engine pod and make it like the B-47, where it had the outrigger wheel in between the engines.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2019, 10:01:51 am »
 Or retract into a Soviet style bullet fairing?
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2019, 10:20:54 am »
Having got all the bits where they're supposed to be, and filled in most of the gaps with styrene strip, I started on the monumental PSR session. As some of the gaps were still quite large I used Milliput on them. and my fave Presto putty on the rest.

As usual the Milliput didn't go off properly!  :banghead: It never does unless it's brand new in my experience and even some time sitting on a radiator didn't cure it 100%, so filing it down was a right pain. So much so I clogged up my heavy duty file and had to take a wire brush to it to clean it!

It'll look OK when it's all sanded off I'm sure, but in the meanwhile it's a pain. :(
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2019, 10:33:14 am »
I pity the poor modeller, in PSR pain... :-\
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2019, 11:44:24 am »
Having got all the bits where they're supposed to be, and filled in most of the gaps with styrene strip, I started on the monumental PSR session. As some of the gaps were still quite large I used Milliput on them. and my fave Presto putty on the rest.

As usual the Milliput didn't go off properly!  :banghead: It never does unless it's brand new in my experience and even some time sitting on a radiator didn't cure it 100%, so filing it down was a right pain. So much so I clogged up my heavy duty file and had to take a wire brush to it to clean it!

It'll look OK when it's all sanded off I'm sure, but in the meanwhile it's a pain. :(

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2019, 11:48:03 am »
I use a product called Apoxie Sculpt by Aves. It comes in two jars and always works. Both Amazon and Walmart list it.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2019, 12:43:36 pm »
I use a product called Apoxie Sculpt by Aves. It comes in two jars and always works. Both Amazon and Walmart list it.

It's on Amazon UK as well at £22.95 for the 1lb. kit, the US price is $22.95.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2019, 01:24:55 pm »
£22.95 for a 1 lb tin?  :o :o

With eye watering prices like that it's cheaper to bye new tubes of Milliput each time I need it.

My nearest Wallmart is about 2600 miles away................
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2019, 02:09:50 pm »
I use a product called Apoxie Sculpt by Aves. It comes in two jars and always works. Both Amazon and Walmart list it.

It's on Amazon UK as well at £22.95 for the 1lb. kit, the US price is $22.95.
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At current exchange rates that's probably about right :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2019, 04:55:29 pm »
P38 car body filler.  Costs about a fiver.  Cures in minutes, quicker than Milliput, and get it right whilst it's curing and you can cut it like cheese. It'll sand down and polish to a glass like finish. Down side is that it stinks.
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