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Offline 63cpe

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Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:19:59 pm »
First pictures of new project for this GB:

IMG_20190713_204344970 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190713_204320379 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

It'll be a Carrier On board Delivery. The door on the slab sides will be ideal. Need to figure out how to fold the wings and tail. I guess A-3 style will do.

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Re: Consolidated Privateer COD
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 01:27:20 pm »
Bold strategy! Love it
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 04:14:13 am »
Nice.  Shortening the fuselage makes the tail look even bigger.  Cutting chunks out of it prolly improved the fit. :thumbsup:
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 05:02:36 am »
Nice! I had a similar idea a while ago - curious how this one will turn out.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 06:53:55 am »
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 07:28:34 am »
That works really well, even with shorter wings.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 07:56:50 am »
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 11:12:14 am »
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 01:04:16 pm »
OOooooh!
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 01:51:31 pm »
The original SLUF, Short Little Ugly F***er!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 10:15:09 pm »
Thanks you all!

@the Rat: iI didn't think about that, but what a great Idea! Love it. Thanks!

@zenrat: the fit will only be improved if the cuts are straight..Even when I taped the halves together. It was rather difficult to do. Had to adjust the cuts several times.

Will continue the build after holiday.

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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 02:15:09 pm »
Time for some updates:

All fuselage parts are assembled and puttied. Fuselage after the wing was less wide as the wing parts was, so had to smooth it out with several thin layers of putty. Now the PSR starts all over again to smooth all seams, steps etc out. Stabilo's are a test fit, but are a tad to big. I'll testfit the B-26 stabilo's tomorrow.
IMG_20190818_164840643 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

The Privateers instructionsheet mentions to put 40 grams of weigh in the nose. So put some fishleads through the nosegear opening, 30 grams in total, followed by an ample amount off superglue. after a little while i noticed my fingers got stuck on the nose. The superglue was seeping out of the nose along the fuselage!
Saved the fuselage from any damage by putting it in an angle to get the superglue out to the extreme nose and waiting to set. All that it's left now are some yellowish streaks of hardend superglue on the nose. No problem, will sand it off later.
IMG_20190818_164854976 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190818_164801043 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 05:55:09 pm »
What a great collection of builds you've got going on here, Dave! Awesome! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 11:52:14 pm »
Very cool, I am looking forward to see more.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Consolidated C-4Y Privateer COD
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 04:12:28 am »
I love this.  It's making me think it's an egg bomber.  Giving me ideas regarding other 4 engined bombers in my stash.
What are the engines from?  Have you told us?
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