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  • #16
    In the hangar getting dressed-out!

    Hi folks...

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Years!

    Letting you all know that the "Piedmont Pacemaker" is currently in the hangar getting dressed out. I re-worked the LE Flaps, and in so doing, screwed up the foil above them, so I'm replacing that too. Since that area is bare plastic again, I'm also re-working the front of the engine mounts a little more.

    When all the stickyness wears off I'll attach all the probes, antennas, tubes, and wiper blades. The display base should be completed by that time, so then I'll open the doors, pull it out, and let you all see her!

    Take care,
    Frank
    "Don't aftermarket details save lots of trouble?"
    "Only if you'd rather spend less time modeling!"

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    • #17
      Final Shakedown Flight

      Hi all...

      I'm committed to finishing the B732 project, and that day seems fast approaching, so I wanted to show the "Piedmont Pacemaker" out on her final shakedown flight before being mounted in/on the display base.

      http://gunsagogo.org/shakedownflight.jpg


      So, the next time you see her, she'll finally be done... [party]

      "Upon initial contact, you have recieved Information Bravo"

      Take care,
      Frank
      "Don't aftermarket details save lots of trouble?"
      "Only if you'd rather spend less time modeling!"

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      • #18
        Nice work. Hey can you take some close ups of the flaps. I kinda like that detail on this model. Well done ! What is your next project ?
        Inactive from May 1 2009.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MaxPower
          Nice work. Hey can you take some close ups of the flaps. I kinda like that detail on this model. Well done ! What is your next project ?
          Thanks max,

          Here's some close-ups...

          http://gunsagogo.org/shortfinal.jpg
          http://gunsagogo.org/skynback.jpg
          http://gunsagogo.org/upsidedownwing.jpg
          http://gunsagogo.org/topofflaps.jpg

          My next project... hmmmm... I have a Revell 737-800 in 1/144 that I wanted to stretch to a "-900" version, an Airfix 1/144 DC-9-30 in the "Playboy" livery, a Modelcraft 1/72 DeHaviland Dash-8 in "Air Labrador" livery, and a Special Hobby Vultee V-1A that will be built as Dick Merrill's record setting plane, "Lady Peace". (the foil on all these other planes are just practice subjects for the V-1A , which is overall natural metal, and I wanted to get good at foil application before tackling it.

          Take care,
          Frank
          "Don't aftermarket details save lots of trouble?"
          "Only if you'd rather spend less time modeling!"

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          • #20
            Gotta love those flaps... Nice work.. Thanks for the close ups.

            Holy crap, you're gonna do the Playboy DC9...... Nice.
            Got a question though, one thing is to make a 737 to a shorter one but to stretch it, how're you gonna pull this one off? Why don't you join your fellow collectors at DAC or Wings900 ? I think we only got one custom-mod member there who is your equal that do the same work like you who has attention for details. We could use your advices and guides there

            http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/
            Inactive from May 1 2009.

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