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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 11:48:20 pm »
Maybe the propeller position will be less crazy than imagined at first:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2019, 10:05:09 am »
Seldom if ever did I use the seat part in a kit but today this is good to support a new nose: ;D

(I use these words remembering Mickey Newbury singing "seldom if ever does she cross my mind", maybe in the so beautiful song "I don't think much about her no more", one of my very favorite during my sad years...) :unsure:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 08:53:18 am »
Ready for sanding:

(remember? this was a Hellcat...)
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 10:14:31 am »
First sanding, then putty again:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2019, 10:51:52 am »
I think something interesting is about to happen.
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      And whether pigs have wings."

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2019, 04:00:55 am »
Thanks a lot!
Now I am satisfied with the new sanding, I may go on:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 10:39:17 pm »
I have glued the wings on. Now I am ordering paint again as this will be finished soon.

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 03:27:28 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2019, 03:34:51 pm »
Now this is neat.  It makes me want to revisit a project I sketched out a while back for a couple of fictional planes.  Watching this baby come together will be a joy.
Thanks!

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2019, 02:57:22 am »
Thanks!

I made a mistake and that changed the layout project:
- gluing the starboard boom, I used the position as it was on the table, forgetting that the tailplane was planned to be an asymmetric big fin (vertical not horizontal);
- I decided not to remove it and let it this way;
- then I glued the port boom and to restore quite a big asymmetry I decided to put on it a tank/"engine" then the propeller as tractor.
So the building seems finished, and the paint is ordered. Completion soon. ;)

Ahem: maybe there is no clearance enough for the propeller above the boom, but this is "logical": what if this was the reason why it was never flown (scale 1) ;D
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2019, 04:26:42 am »
Make the prop a pusher, then you don't have any clearance problems.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2019, 04:59:57 am »
You are very right from a Realist point of view :-\
but I prefer the fantasy What-if point of view... <_< ;D
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2019, 01:32:59 pm »
Or shave a little from the tips of the propeller. But, as you say, that would be realistic. Its your project, build it your way my friend!
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2019, 09:41:23 pm »
Yes  :thumbsup: , thanks, this is the explanation: (I have built the static-display version, at 1/72 scale)
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2019, 08:29:57 am »
Waiting for the new paint order to arrive, I have checked if there are still a few drops of paint remaining in the old pot.
And there was a little, for about 75% of what has to be painted, not enough for all but already covering the putty/plastic limit:
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