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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 05:38:42 am »
Looks great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2019, 01:03:28 am »
Thanks!

Here is the current aspect:

There was no tail for the 4-engined part but I will use the wing tips from the XP-54: one as fin, the other as port tailplane (no starboard tailplane, as I love asymmetry) ;D
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2019, 08:50:55 am »
Sanding then putty again...

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2019, 11:47:38 am »
Sanding goes on, and adding putty again (from another tube/provider). This is not fun but, providing a smile, I had a new idea for the missing tail: I will use the small remaining half wings of the XP-55 & 56, as big V-tail. The tiny wing tips of the XP-54 may either be fins on the wing (between engines, not as winglets I think) or be horizontal tailplanes in addition to the V-tail, like on a F-18 more or less.
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2019, 12:24:23 am »

That's pretty wild stuff Tophe !


I don't think Tophe does 'UN-wild' stuff, does he?  ;D ;)

 ;D ;D ;D


looking right is indeed giving pleasure to look at : and there are different kinds of pleasure, some not related to the laws of aerodynamics

in this case, it is looking bold, as always with Tophe's creation !  :thumbsup:





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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2019, 07:07:51 am »
Thanks!

The BB-31A sub-part is well advanced: <_<

(the other plane, BB-31B, is in stand-by currently) :unsure:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2019, 10:52:27 am »
The BB-31A sub-part is almost ready for paint, just the (pusher) propeller blades to add:

The project of making it a glider is cancelled, as I have enough blades for the 2 sub-parts, 4+1 engines.
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2019, 12:43:48 pm »
I like it!  :)
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2019, 02:26:56 am »
Thank you! ;)

Now I have painted the underside of the BB-31A while the BB-31B, not finished, is silently waiting... <_<
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2019, 09:45:30 am »
The propeller blades have been glued and the upper side of the BB-31A is started to paint:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2019, 05:59:09 am »
Now that's got quite a neat look about it  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2019, 09:25:09 am »
Thank you! ;D
This evening, the BB-31A model is finished: <_<

The canopy size, at last, makes it a 1/48 model (from the 1/144 source, ahem). :-\
More pictures tomorrow at daylight. :unsure:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2019, 02:23:48 pm »
That looks really cool  Tophe, I am liking it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2019, 07:50:33 pm »
Thank you!
It is only 4 am and there is no daylight yet here, but a mirror copy provides a derivative:

Later I will show views of the model from 4 angles, featuring the \!/ tail...
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Re: Douglas Baby-31 Redmast Air
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2019, 05:23:39 am »
Here are the 4 main slanting views of this abnormal plane:
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